As Build Group Expands Footprint in Oakland, Two Industry Leaders Join Ranks

General contractor, Build Group, has brought on industry veterans Peter Read and Simon Bowden as Regional Vice Presidents.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 22, 2019) – Build Group, a locally established and fast-growing General Contractor, is expanding its reach throughout the Bay Area. After several successful developments in the East Bay, the company is launching a regional office in Oakland, CA. The new office is set to open in March of 2019 and is currently managing over $475 million worth of work in Oakland alone.

Simon Bowden, a construction industry veteran, has been tapped to head the Oakland office. Mr. Bowden has joined Build Group as a Regional Vice President and is responsible for business development and management of Build Group’s East Bay operations. With over 20 years of experience in all facets of the construction industry, Mr. Bowden is positioned to immediately help Build Group in its efforts to expand its East Bay business.

Prior to joining Build Group, Mr. Bowden worked on many projects throughout the region. Of particular note, are his contributions to the 33 Tehama development and the Lumina in San Francisco and the Dublin Heritage Park and Museum in Dublin, CA.

Mr. Bowden has an MS in Construction Management from Chico State University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Across the Bay in San Francisco, where Build Group is headquartered, Peter Read will take over management of Build Group’s San Francisco office and leverage his 30+ years of industry experience to ensure the successful delivery of all projects in the San Francisco area.

Before joining Build Group, Peter spent 23 years with a commercial general contractor in the Bay Area, most recently as Vice President of Operations. In addition to projects in London and Moscow, Peter has been responsible for the success of some of the most iconic buildings in San Francisco, including One Rincon and the Lumina. Peter has a civil engineering degree from Aston University in England.

“We are thrilled to have two industry all-stars join the Build Group team just as we are expanding our business throughout the Bay Area,” said Nathan Rundel, Build Group’s President “Build Group is invested in the continued growth of the Bay Area, and we are excited to have Simon and Peter on our team.”

In addition to its San Francisco headquarters and new Oakland office, Build Group has an office in Santa Clara that serves the Peninsula and South Bay.

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About Build Group

Incorporated in 2007, Build Group has grown to over 500 employees with offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles. We have consistently been named one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States. In 2018, Build Group was named an ENR Top Contractor, Largest Commercial Contractor in the Bay Area, Fastest Growing Private Company and a Best Place to work. Build Group and our employees are builders at heart. Here is a snapshot of markets we work in… • Multi-Family Residential • Commercial Office • High-End Retail • Restaurants • Hotels / Hospitality • Student & Senior Housing • Healthcare • Life Science • Seismic Upgrades • Parking Garages. For more information please visit

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