HITT is ranked #11 largest data center contractor nationally by Building Design +
- HITT is ranked in Engineering News-Record’s Top 5 interiors contractors for the Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, and Mountain States regions
- Founder of firm’s mission critical sector to lead new office
- Silicon Valley office is company’s 12th location in the US
SAN JOSE, Calif., (March 31, 2017) – HITT Contracting, Inc., one of the country’s largest general contractors, has announced the opening of a new regional office in California’s Silicon Valley. The Bay Area office will deliver construction services focused on corporate interiors and mission critical facilities under the direction of Senior Vice President John Kane.
“There is a connection between mission critical and corporate interiors construction. These markets are each seeking new levels of sophistication for their spaces, and our firm can deliver that for both,” Kane explains. “We can provide deep value for our Clients whether they’re looking to embrace the latest trend in workplace interiors to promote productivity and retain top talent, or seeking to build the most efficient and impressive data center to date.”
Kane notes that HITT Contracting’s specialization in both critical facilities and corporate interiors ensures expertise in a diverse range of projects.
HITT’s expertise in corporate interiors has been a key driver in the company’s growth over the past 80 years. The firm is a leading interior contractor nationwide in major markets such as Atlanta, Charleston, D.C., and Northern Virginia. During just the past five years, HITT has completed more than $900 million in interiors work, ranging from small service projects to headquarters for some of the most powerful Fortune 500 companies. HITT is currently delivering interiors for NCR’s 500,000-sf headquarters in Atlanta, and is contracted to deliver 700,000 sf of interior office space at Capital One’s headquarters located outside of Washington, D.C. beginning in 2020.
HITT’s mission critical business sector has completed more than $1.3 billion and nearly 10 million square feet of data centers. Since launching this division in 2007, HITT Contracting has delivered mission critical projects in 20 states and Canada for numerous Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, communications firms, cable / internet / telephone providers, colleges, and hospitals. The firm delivers more than 100 mission critical projects each year.
“Our clients particularly value HITT’s in-house mechanical / electrical / plumbing (MEP) experts, each of whom brings deep knowledge in the construction and commissioning of mission critical systems,” Kane says.
HITT Contracting portfolio includes clients such as Cisco Systems, WeWork, Symantec, SAP Americas, Microsoft, JLL, Time Warner Cable, Verizon, CBRE, Yelp, Fendi, and Under Armour, among others.
“We anticipate serving clients both existing and new clients from our Bay Area location. HITT delivers on both small, service-type work, and major projects,” Kane notes. “For example, we began our initial relationships with some of our best Fortune 500 clients by delivering on small projects when the company had a need. Today, we are delivering these same firms complex, multi-million-dollar, construction projects. The key to our approach is that every project is the most important. No matter the size or scope of the project, we offer the same service and quality.”
Kane, who launched HITT’s highly successful mission critical sector, notes that the expansion to the Bay Area is a natural next step in the firm’s continued growth and momentum.
“We look forward to the opportunity to offer our current clients the service they desire on the West Coast, and to building new relationships with future clients and partners,” he says. “In addition to our track record of providing high-quality work on contracts that are in the hundreds of millions, we are proud to service our clients with their much smaller projects. We like to say we’re the only contractor you will ever need, and we back that up with a 24/7 team of people available to our clients.”
About HITT Contracting Inc.
Ranked the 68th largest general contractor in the nation, HITT Contracting Inc. was founded in 1937 outside of Washington, D.C. by husband-and-wife team Warren and Myrtle Hitt. In the 80 years since, the company has expanded to 12 offices across the United States, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Charleston, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York, Richmond, Seattle, South Florida, Washington, D.C., and now California. HITT’s client-focused teams fulfill any program need from new construction base building and complete interior fit-outs, to commercial service work. HITT employs nearly 1,000 team members, including a skilled in-house field force.
The HITT Way of building defines the core of the firm’s mission and structure. Teams are organized into expert market sectors, specializing in base building, corporate interiors, government, healthcare, hospitality, law firms, mission critical, and commercial services. Complementing these market sector teams are strategic services such as preconstruction, sustainable construction, and virtual construction.
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