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Buzz Oates Construction, Inc.

Buzz Oates Construction, Inc., is the development and construction division of Buzz Oates. The depth of our services, influence and knowledge have shaped the landscape of the Greater Central Valley since 1951. It’s this experience that will help us lead you through the complex development, design and construction process.

Why Buzz Oates Construction, Inc.?

We view every project from an owner’s perspective which results in a cost effective and user-driven approach to building. We don’t look for the easiest way to build, but what is best for our customer. With construction services available throughout the Greater Central Valley, we’ve honed our operations to a level of efficiency that ensures a competitive cost structure and streamlined communication with our clients.

Flexible Solutions

Facilities built by Buzz Oates Construction, Inc., are more than just retail centers, business parks and industrial distribution warehouses. Our development and construction team creates facilities so our clients’ own employees and customers have a place to stay, learn, grow, heal, shop, dine, connect and lead Fortune 500 companies.

A decades-long history of success and unwavering commitment to honoring our legacy informs the way we do business. We have extensive capabilities and resources but retain the culture of a smaller firm to ensure we’re customer-centric and results-driven.

Our highly experienced team delivers private and public projects in these markets:

  • Mixed Use
  • Health Care
  • Bottling Plants
  • Industrial Call/Data Centers
  • Hospitality
  • Institutional
  • Office
  • Recreation Centers
  • Distribution
  • Refrigeration
  • Education


We have extensive, decades-long experience developing projects from diverse markets, including major mixed-use retail projects, administrative and technical facilities, municipal and government buildings, manufacturing facilities, corporate headquarters facilities, medical offices and traditional multi-tenant office buildings and distribution warehouses.

We can help you with:

  • Feasibility Analysis
  • Financing and Underwriting
  • Site Acquisition
  • Project Planning
  • Regulatory Permitting & Entitlement Processing
  • Project Implementation


From the very beginning, our preconstruction process eliminates costly mistakes. We work closely with you to obtain a complete understanding of your business and operations. Then, we obtain information essential to any successful project, including construction type, structural system, LEED requirements, budget parameters and construction timelines.

We’ve completed hundreds of projects by implementing this critical planning phase that’s vital to your peace of mind and a successful project delivery. It’s during pre-construction that we identify your objectives, value engineer, assess risks and implement the appropriate tools to mitigate these risks.

We provide:

  • Design Management (as needed)
  • Agency Coordination
  • Constructability Analysis & Review
  • Value Engineering & Analysis
  • Bid Packaging
  • Schedule Development
  • Site Logistics Planning
  • Construction Buyout
  • Disruption Avoidance Planning
  • Construction Phase Sequencing
  • Subcontractor Prequalification
  • Multiple Bid Package Planning
  • Real-Time Cost Feedback
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Total Cost of Ownership Analysis
  • Lifecycle Cost Analysis & Cost Estimating

General Contracting

With Buzz Oates Construction, Inc., as your general contractor, you have the most experienced and committed team bringing your project to completion, no matter how large or small. When serving as General Contractor, we immediately establish a collaborative team comprised of Buzz Oates Construction, Inc., owner, architect and subcontractors.

This delivery method utilizes proven relationships with the most skilled subcontractors and professionals to ensure competitive pricing and the highest value. We’re a community-based builder and engage local businesses, partnering with them whenever possible.


As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, and with LEED Certified staff, we’re committed to building practices that ensure energy efficiency and sustainability. We also recognize our responsibility to preserve and protect natural resources for future generations. Our LEED certified buildings have garnered accolades and we’ve secured LEED Silver (Core & Shell), LEED Gold and Silver (Commercial Interior) and LEED Silver (Existing Building: Operations and Maintenance.)


For over six decades, we’ve constructed over 60 million SF of business parks, retail centers and warehouse and distribution facilities. We’ve developed relationships with local municipalities, professional organizations, prominent community leaders and local, regional and national users and brokers. We’ve also produced consistent, creative results in a spirit of collaboration which enables us to surpass the expectations of our customers and partners.

With a legacy in the Sacramento region extending over six decades, Buzz Oates Construction, Inc., has shaped the commercial real estate landscape yet been propelled by the dynamic changes in the commercial construction industry.

Preferred Builder – CSLB # 979834