C.W. Driver Promotes Chris Graber to Project Director in Northern California Office

C.W. Driver, San Jose, Bay Area, Redwood City, Fremont, Northern California, Bay Area, Pomona

SAN JOSE, Calif. — April 17, 2015 — C.W. Driver, a premier builder serving California since 1919, has announced the promotion of Chris Graber to project director in the firm’s San Jose office. The 16-year industry expert will oversee projects within the company’s Northern California region, which continues to expand to meet the growing market demands of the technology, hospitality and education markets. Graber will also spearhead corporate office, mixed-use, and entertainment projects.

jaber“As a hub for the tech industry, the Bay Area continues to be a market of choice for many companies looking to expand, resulting in the need for new construction and an increase in rent growth throughout the region,” said Andy Kirby, vice president of C.W. Driver’s Northern California region. “Chris’ broad industry knowledge and experience on projects for DreamWorks, Disney, Universal, Carnival Cruise Lines, and multiple universities will be integral to the company’s success.”

As project director, Graber is currently leading several projects with new and existing clients in the Northern California area, including: Malek Legacy by MPM Corporation’s mixed-use development in downtown Mountain View; the Kensington Place assisted living facility in Redwood City; Ohlone Community College District’s Fremont campus athletic fields; Foothill-De Anza Community College District’s Education Center in Sunnyvale; and Domain Mountain View, UDR’s 155-unit multi-family project about to break ground in Mountain View.

“We have an outstanding group of people in this region and continue to nurture great partnerships with construction industry leaders. C.W. Driver has already built a tremendous reputation over the past 96 years and I look forward to broadening our scope of work in Northern California,” Graber said.

Graber’s 11 year tenure with C.W. Driver includes several unique projects; PDI/DreamWorks Redwood City animation studio, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel expansion, Lights, Camera, Action! at Universal Studios Singapore, and Robert Alan Grimm Hall Education & Business Technology Center at Concordia University.

Graber earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

About C.W. Driver
C.W. Driver is a premier builder serving California since 1919. As a leader in general contracting and construction management services, remaining on the cutting-edge across a broad spectrum of industries, including education, commercial/office, technology, healthcare/biomedical, mixed-use, assisted living, entertainment, retail, industrial and civic. C.W. Driver serves “Fortune 500” companies including Sony, Disney, Universal Studios and Macy’s, Inc. Institutional clients include the California State University system, University of California system, private colleges and universities, dozens of K-12 school districts and community college districts. C.W. Driver has offices located in Los Angeles, Irvine, Rancho Cucamonga, San Diego and San Jose. For more information, please visit www.cwdriver.com.

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