About Foundation

Providing Innovative Deep Foundation Solutions

Foundation was established in 1971 with a mission to provide safe, cost effective, and innovative deep foundation solutions for the construction industry. Today, Foundation, and its wholly owned subsidiaries Foundation Pile and Foundation Power, are recognized among the leading companies in the US deep foundations industry.

Committed to Quality

Our goal for every client and project is to provide the highest-quality products and services using our fully-owned, state-of-the-art equipment, technology-driven solutions, and the vast knowledge of our skilled and experienced team. Our highly-skilled and trained engineers and construction professionals have and continue to develop some of the most unique and effective deep foundation design, testing and construction techniques known in the industry.

Our Equipment
  • Mobile cranes
  • Drill rigs
  • Forklifts
  • Diesel hammers, tooling & other related construction equipment

Mission – Vision – Values

We Work With Integrity, Transparency and Professionalism

Our Mission:

Foundations’ mission is to provide the highest-quality design and workmanship in our sector. Our success is attributed to the collective integrity of our team, our commitment to a solid work ethic, and our passion for staying current with the newest innovations in the deep foundations industry so that we can deliver the best solution for every unique project.

Our Vision:

We strive to be the leading deep foundation team in the tri-state area; we believe we can and will do so by delivering innovation and value to the projects we work on. Our team consistently exceeds project goals and building standards while providing exceptional customer satisfaction.


Safety

We plan every project with safety as a main driving force, from site evaluation to handover and long beyond.

Integrity

Our reputation is our word, and we strive to maintain our reputation of integrity by always doing the right thing and standing behind our decisions.

Quality

Our team has a laser focus on executing our design, construction and consultation services to the highest standards of quality, safety and value.

Accountability

Each individual is fully accountable for their own decisions and actions. We also own every outcome as a team, and continuously learn from our experiences.

Innovation

We are constantly improving our processes and pushing ourselves to think bigger, build better, and deliver unique, effective solutions that meet the project requirements at hand.

Reliability

We follow through on our commitments, arrive on time and meet deadlines consistently. When unforeseen circumstances occur, we ensure open communication with all project stakeholders.

Our Trade Associations

Foundation is routinely recognized by the AGC, ENR, and a variety of industry sources for our leadership and continued commitment to excellence.

In addition to the day-to-day activities that create a safe work environment that people enjoy, our teams participate in and support a variety of industry and community events including:

  • Pile Driver Contractors Association (PDCA)
  • Deep Foundations Institute
  • Association of General Contractors
  • The Beavers
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of America

Foundation thanks and honors those who serve or have served in the US Military. We support Operation Creekside by collecting, boxing and shipping care packages for our troops serving overseas, and we host camps for those struggling from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We are committed to recruiting/hiring veterans and proudly sponsor them throughout their deployments and back into the workforce.

Company History

1971

Foundation Constructors, Inc. is founded Fred Cavin, Ray Rose, Joe Hilton and Barney Murdock. Their hope was to create a modern and dynamic pile driving company in California.

1976

Through the vision and hard work of its founders, the company began to grow. As it grew, the company purchased the H.F. Lauritzen Construction Company and ultimately relocated all of its resources to the current Oakley, CA facility.

1978

Foundation Constructors launches its first wholly-owned subsidiary, Foundation Pile, Inc., to better serve the Southern California market.

1990

After the 1989 earthquake in San Francisco, Foundation Constructors provided retrofits to many businesses and structures through the use of low-clearance TUBEX piles.

2006

Foundation Constructors enters the drilled foundation market by purchasing the assets of American Pile Driving, the company founded by Byrl Williams P.E., a pioneer within the drilled foundations industry.

2010

2020

Over the years, the expertise that developed with both the driven and drilled applications clearly positioned Foundation as a recognized industry leader and expert within the state of California.

2022

Foundation Power is established to provide the deep foundation drilling for utility infrastructure.

Today

The company has continued its growth and success through the desire and ability to provide our customers with confidence and results on each and every project.

Our hands-on management, innovative engineering staff, and experienced, professional construction team are prepared to provide the necessary deep foundation solutions to ensure the success of our clients and their projects.

Our Dedication to Safety

As a unified team, Foundation believes that its corporate commitment to safety shall be implemented and reinforced by the personal safety commitment of each and every employee. As a part of our hiring process, all onboarding employees make a personal commitment to safety. This pledge is intended to raise employee awareness and improve personal safety behaviors throughout our organization. This pledge serves as a reminder to the mindset that working safely is a condition of employment.

Before the start of any work, all employees of Foundation receive stop work authority training. This plays a vital role in our safety success. Working with a safety-first mindset is what each of our employees owe to their family every day they come to work. In turn, coworkers display a call to be responsible not only to their own family but to the families of those around them.

Safety Goals

Our culture of safety is accomplished by engaging our employees on a day-to-day basis. We mandate frequent safety training, have recognition programs in place, and encourage effective communication in order to uphold a higher standard of work ethic. Our goal of no lost-time accidents and no OSHA-recordable incidents is routinely achieved; in fact, it is not uncommon for our teams to achieve multiple and consecutive years of this success. We are proud to be able to say that our employees embrace and continuously meet or exceed our expectations of a safe, team-focused work environment.

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Recognitions, Awards & Accolades

Over the five-plus decades Foundation has been in business, the company has been recognized by organizations such as the Association of General Contractors, University of San Francisco, Pile Driving Contractors Association, Pacific Gas and Electric, and the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Categories of recognition include:
  • PDCA Project of the Year
  • Safety on a High-Hazard Project
  • Exemplary Construction Safety
  • Harry Eckstein Safety Professional of the Year (Finalist)
  • San Francisco Resident Worker Participation
  • Seven Seals Award – Meritorious Leadership & Initiative in Support of the Men & Women in the Military
  • Golden Shovel Award