Still getting "the hard part done" thirty years later
August 15, 2008
Thirty years ago Bill Brown
envisioned owning and operating his own construction company, where
he could implement his ideas and personal creativity. So with that
vision as a guide, Bill Brown Construction formally opened for business
in March of 1978. In the beginning the business employed 10 to
15 workers and was based out of his home.
Thirty years later,
in addition to building beautifully luxurious, architecturally complex
homes, the company’s repertoire has expanded to include the moving
and raising of homes and other structures, and building basements
under existing structures. BBCC has now flourished and at times employs
up to 117 people. It
is because of Bill’s sincere appreciation of, and genuine interest
in his employees, that some of the original employees are still here today.
with some of Silicon Valley’s top professional home building contractors,
who share our vision, expertise, integrity and commitment to fine
workmanship, we collectively can be credited with crafting some of
the most unique luxury custom homes in the Silicon Valley, and the surrounding
Part of Bill’s philosophy is that the creative
process cannot be limited to building things and sculpting objects. The
creative process also involves taking a stand for how we, as a company,
as individuals, and as parts of our communities, would like to create
the world we live in. In addition to
building creative spaces, it is equally important to our company
that we establish relationships in our community. At home, and in
our extended communities.
Many of our employees families originated
in a pueblo in Jalisco State, Mexico, called Amacueca. Members of
our staff, working as partners with Mexico’s Federal, State, and
local municipal governments, have been increasing awareness, and
raising funds to improve the quality of life and living conditions for
its citizens. The goal being to finance small businesses with donated personal,
and government matching funds, to encourage the local citizens on their
path becoming financially self sufficient. This type of project is,
in Bills’ view,
the type of program that can very possibly have a significant impact
on reducing the need for families in Mexico, and elsewhere, to send
their bread winners to the USA in order to survive.
Our efforts have
also contributed to the building of a new library in South America.
to FUNDVEC, a Venezuelan foundation that takes a stand for education
and culture, have been instrumental in the creation of the new library,
and the purchase of the new books. This facility provides a place
where disadvantaged children and their families have access to books
and educational materials. Please take a look at their website.
Bill Brown Construction Company and its employees
take pride in our achievement in establishing a prosperous company
in a highly competitive and economically challenging industry.