Blach Tops “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” List

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San Jose, Calif. (May 6, 2019) Blach Construction, a full-service and award-winning commercial builder serving the Greater Bay Area and Monterey since 1970, is honored to have earned the top spot among midsize companies in the Silicon Valley Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times’ annual “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” program. Recognized at an awards ceremony in San Francisco on April 19, the builder also ranked number two in the publication’s “Workplace Wellness” category for midsize companies.

This year honoring 130 local companies, “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area” exclusively ranks applicants based on the responses of assessments completed by the company’s employees. Values such as trust in leadership, collaborative culture, personal engagement and satisfaction of individual needs are evaluated. Numeric rankings out of 100 are generated by the publication’s research partner Quantum Workplace.

“The building industry, like many others, is highly demanding and fast-paced. We ask for the very best from our people, and truly believe it is our duty as leadership to provide them at least that in return,” said Blach President Dan Rogers. “It’s no accident that as we approach our 50th anniversary, we have many employees who have dedicated their careers to Blach, with tenures of 20, 30 years and more. Being the #1 ‘Best Place to Work,’ ranked by those employees, is the most rewarding recognition we could receive.  And we are committed to continuing to focus on our people, innovating to expand employee wellness and satisfaction.” 

A long-standing fixture among the “Best Places to Work in the Bay Area,” Blach has been recognized by its employees and ranked on this prestigious list for 11 consecutive years. In addition to ongoing professional development, training and career enhancement programs, the firm offers competitive compensation and benefits that extend beyond the traditional and focus on overall wellness and work-life balance. These include impressive retirement and profit-sharing plans, generous paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, financial assistance for education, student loan, adoption and infertility treatment, as well as an on-site gym and health club reimbursement. Employees are also treated to several social and team building events throughout the year, including its annual Employee Appreciation bocce ball tournament and family Founder’s Day event.

About Blach Construction

Founded in 1970, Blach Construction builds structures of enduring quality and value throughout the Greater Bay Area and Monterey. The company’s experience encompasses a broad cross-section of corporate, education, institutional and mixed-use building types, including technology, life sciences, professional services, healthcare, K-12 and higher education and civic/community facilities. A leading innovator, Blach is dedicated to continually incorporating advanced construction techniques, leveraging prefabrication, self-perform and virtual design and construction capabilities, while investing in new offerings and project delivery methods that enable greater efficiencies and dramatically reduce the overall cost and duration of construction.

The firm consistently wins awards across the construction industry and general business community for its projects, innovation, employee engagement and community service. Apart from its just-announced #1 “Best Place to Work” in the Bay Area (in the midsize category) award by the Silicon Valley Business Journal/San Francisco Business Times, Blach recently also won a 2018 “Construction Safety Excellence Award” from the AGC of California, has been named a top 30 “Great Place to Work” by Fortune Magazine and ranked as a “Top Contractor in California” by Engineering News Record.  

Blach is headquartered in San Jose and operates a branch office in Monterey that covers California’s Central Coast. To learn more, please visit

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