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Overaa Construction Overview

Richmond, CA
201 to 500 employees
1907
Company - Private
Construction
$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
•Loyalty
•Humility
•Rock Solid ... Read more

Overaa Construction – Why Work For 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.

Training

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

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    I worked at Overaa Construction as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great California construction presence; growing with multiple offices. Very hands on company that self-performs much more work than average with many diverse and interesting projects (Oakland Zoo! NASA! a huge marble mosque!) It is a 100+ year old family business that keeps to its successful traditions but is also always looking to improve with the best people and new methods. Overaa has basically built the Bay Area over the decades, including much of California's water infrastructure, BART, the universities, etc. It has been ranked as a best place to work for a few years now I think. As an intern I got to meet the president and CEO multiple times.

    Cons

    Everyone is given surprising responsibility on projects -you have to take the initiative to do what needs to get done. But that means you really get into the projects and join the sense of accomplishment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, I had a really valuable summer. Maggie and Lynn did a great job with the intern program.

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Overaa Construction (Richmond, CA) in April 2011.

    Interview

    Met with director and president on 2 interviews, once outside the office once at the office. Interview was relaxed and semi formal. Dress was semi formal. Met with president for final interview. After the interview I received an office tour which was an indication that I got the job. Job offer was sent by HR within one week. The overall experience was good.

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