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Overaa Construction Overview

Richmond, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Overaa Construction is a design-build general contractor serving Northern California with offices in Richmond, San Jose and Oakland. Since 1907, Overaa has been synonymous with quality, reliability, and loyalty. Overaa maintains the traditional values of a hands-on, family ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to build successfully with people who are passionate about construction.

We value:

•Being Real Builders
•Rock Solid ... Read more

Overaa Construction – Why Work With Us?

Building for the future since 1907

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, Overaa conducts operations throughout Northern California. Overaa is consistently recognized as one of the top national and regional contractors, with award-winning projects found in nearly every major city in the Bay Area.

Company Culture

We specialize in collaborative delivery systems, from design-build to Integrated Project Delivery. Our company culture supports continuous learning for the improvement of sustainability and predictability in the construction process.

Business Philosophy

Overaa has the resources of a large corporation—without the bureaucracy. Clients often tell us they enjoy the opportunity to work directly with senior managers and decision makers. Overaa maintains the traditional values of a hands-on, family business, but our eagerness to adapt with the ever changing market continues to fuel our growth. 

"Overaa remains a name of respect and integrity. I have been in the business for close to 30 years and have competed against, worked with, and for Jerry Overaa and consider him and the Overaa company among the best in the business." 

Mark Van Pelt,Van Pelt Construction Services

Our Values

  • Being Real Builders
  • Loyalty
  • Humility
  • Rock Solid Reliability
  • A Can-Do Attitude
  • A tradition of doing the right thing
  • ...since 1907

Why work with Overaa

Overaa Construction is a unique work environment. We offer our employees the opportunity to be part of not just a construction team, but a 4th generation family business.

We bring innovation and teambuilding to every project we undertake. We take pride in our community involvement, our long-term client relationships, and in providing the tools for our employees to build successful careers with us.

We Care

Overaa has had the good fortune over the years to succeed and thrive in our community. We are dedicated to giving back to the community and the environment. For example, Overaa employees have been the #1 sponsor for Multiple Sclerosis Society. Overaa sponsors an amazing program called Making Waves – a tutoring program serving disadvantaged Richmond youth.

One of our other passions is helping preserve open land in the Bay Area with our support of Muir Heritage Land Trust. Many other local causes receive our goodwill: Junior Achievement, Richmond Rescue Mission, and local elementary through college education programs.


Overaa is committed to education and career development.

The Overaa Continuous Improvement (OCI) program underpins the company philosophy of individual growth and continuous learning. The goal of the OCI training is to enhance and strengthen individual skills, train future leaders, foster teamwork and improve the operations processes of our organization, so that we can continue to successfully compete in an increasingly complex construction market.

Our training program offers both skill training and education curricula. Courses include management training such as leadership, time management, negotiations, and estimating as well as hands-on skill building including the latest in software, layout and leveling, advanced blueprint reading, and scheduling, etc. We offer tuition reimbursement for selected coursework.

Work Hard, Play Hard

At Overaa, we take our work seriously. But that doesn't mean we don't take play seriously as well! In either case, we're not afraid to get a little dirty to get the job done.

As part of our on-going commitment to our employees, we offer extremely competitive and comprehensive benefit packages.

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical Insurance/Pharmacy Coverage
  • Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Pre-Tax Child/Elder Care
  • Life Insurance/Long Term Disability
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing
  • Paid Holidays and Paid Time Off Benefits
  • Discretionary Bonus Plan

Overaa Construction Reviews

  • "Company with great people!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    I worked at Overaa Construction as an intern (Less than a year)


    Their intern program is great for introducing students into the construction industry as a general contractor. It is a fast, paced learning environment but not intimidating. Everyone I have met has been so helpful with questions and always willing to help.


    Intern responsibilities were unclear but HR is working on it.

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Overaa Construction Interviews



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    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Overaa Construction.


    Lynn, who works in the HR department, is awesome. An outstanding employee of theirs. I only came on here to say thanks to Lynn. If you get a chance, talk with her!!

    Interview Questions

    • Questions were typical. They want to get to know who you are.   Answer Question
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