> 2019 AIA/ALA Library Award

> Miracle League North Bay Appreciation

> 2014 California Preservation Foundation Design Award – California Theatre Renovation
> 2015 California Preservation Foundation Design Award – Anna Head Alumnae Hall 
> Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association Preservation Award – North Branch Library
> 2013 Western Council of Construction Consumers Distinguished Project Award – North Branch Library
> BHM recognized for Native American Artifact Integrity
> BHM recognized by Bay Friendly Coalition for North Branch Library


Tony Franceschini, Vice President

“It gives me great pleasure to strongly recommend BHM Construction, Inc. to you for commercial, office, or theatrical construction. I have worked closely with BHM since May 2010 on the renovation of the California Theatre in Pittsburg, California. The theater originally opened in 1920 and is now planned to be used for private businesses as well as movies and live productions. The principals, Jeff Mazet and Tony Franceschini, have far exceeded my expectations and have been consistently fair and responsible in their work on this project. Jeff and Tony have assembled an outstanding talented staff whose abilities complement each other nicely. BHM’s efforts helped contain costs and avoid delays. Jeff and Tony played an active role to ensure the project met deadlines and milestones, including following up on owner obligations. Additionally, they did their best to identify opportunities for value engineering, finding ways to conserve resources and introducing options that further reduce the general’s and subcontractor’s costs. BHM has exhibited foresight when scheduling activities. They identified constructability issues that without their intervention would have burdened the project with construction delays and unnecessary costs. BHM has shown versatility in two distinctly different types of contracts. The first stage of the project was a traditional design-bid-build. The final stage required design and construction to be performed on a parallel schedule. BHM worked with the City to minimize change order costs in the first stage, and provided additional coordination inherent in a successful design/build project. Because of BHM’s efforts the owner has a better project and the community is better served. I am confident and look forward to BHM Construction, Inc. continuing to provide successful construction services in future projects. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.”

– Richard D. Abono, PE Senior Civil Engineer, City of Pittsburg


“I have been working with you and your team for the past year at Cherryland, a new K-6 elementary school campus in Hayward, CA. Additionally I have been working with BHM as the Lease-Lease Back contractor on Harder Elementary, another K-6 campus in the same District. I am confident in BHM’s services. When the inevitable construction issue arises, your team brings solutions to the table, and keep the interests of all parties in mind. Their approach to the project has been very successful, with BHM doing a great job of cultivating an atmosphere of teamwork, dedication, and professionalism on both projects. The BHM team understands the unique issues that accompany school construction in California and do a great job of providing all documentation and paperwork. BHM has been an excellent Contractor to work with and an integral piece in making Cherryland a successful project. I look forward to working with you and your team on many projects to come.”

Matthew Harris, Architect, Lionakis


“On behalf of our organization at Bay City Mechanical, Inc., we wish to extend a sincere thanks for the many opportunities to collaborate with BHM Construction over the past 15 years. More specifically, our ventures with BHM Construction in the educational sector have reaped many successful projects for Bay City Mechanical, our suppliers and 2nd tier subcontractor partners. It goes without saying that these projects were in part successful, due to the leadership exemplified by BHM Construction’s experience and planning in this market sector and the past relationships with both our combined field and office personnel. Together, we have molded a team that has met every challenge in the continuing complex and larger project pool in the Bay Area. We are very appreciative of our past opportunities and we look forward to future pursuits with your organization and the team at BHM Construction. Thank you Jeff.”

Joseph M. Percia, DBIA, Bay City Mechanical, Vice-President of Construction Operations


“Executing a construction project in and around an active school campus are not without great anxiety and tension. In my case I have done several projects with general contractors in similar scenarios which in fact did bring me a lot of grief. Lack of timely completion, lack of control over subcontractors, and a lack of general all around ownership of the job was something I had experienced as the norm. BHM Construction renovated an existing performing arts building, originally constructed in 1970, and did a great deal to change my views when it came to working with a general contractor. The renovation of our existing building came with many challenges, but they took ownership in all facets to help us complete the project with success. They worked very well with our stakeholders to ensure they had as little impact as possible, communicated well to everyone involved, utilized qualified and reliable subcontractors and suppliers, kept competent staff onsite to oversee the work, and made good on any shortcomings brought to their attention. I would highly recommend BHM Construction to anyone who wishes to undergo a construction project with as little anguish as possible.”

Jason Yi, Project Manager, Bond/Capital & Facilities, Solano Community College


“We have recently worked with BHM contractors on two successful K12 projects for Sequoia UHSD, the Carlmont HS new S Wing and the Woodside HS J Wing and can give our recommendation to potential K12 District clients on their professional service and attention to detail. I can highly recommend Nate Palmer and the Superintendent for the Carlmont project Mick Ashton for your projects, both gentlemen offered “team-player” attitudes, depth of experience, and proactively provided organized logs, schedule updates, and other project materials that lead to timely conclusions of typical project coordination issues and overall success to the project metrics. These observations were also the general opinion of the District’s construction manager as well. Some particular examples of project delivery value that I witnessed were:

  • Fair and positive relationships with their sub-contractors
  • Pro-active weekly communications
  • Knowledge of DSA forms, inspectors, and procedures for K12 construction projects
  • Willingness to work with District request and needs on the project
  • Strong desire to meet or beat the project schedule

I am happy to recommend this contractor to Districts for their projects and wish them all the best in their future pursuits.”

– Carrick Boshart, AIA, Principal in Charge, HMC Architects


“I have collaboratively worked with BHM Construction as a Senior Project Manager on the San Francisco Unified School District 2011 Bond Program. I have found the BHM team to be a knowledgeable, competent, and a helpful team member serving the best interest of the project and the District, while leveraging their project management and construction experience to help everyone on the project team to be successful. I had the pleasure of working with BHM on the Longfellow Elementary School project ($11,867,799) in San Francisco. The Longfellow project was a multi-phased (7 Phases) renovation of an existing 44,340 SF building and new addition of 770SF teachers’ lounge—including a new elevator—on a fully occupied elementary school. The project scope included extensive Structural upgrades while coordinating hazardous abatement and demolition, ADA upgrades, new curtain walls, and new HVAC and electrical upgrades, as well as site ADA upgrades and new student play yards. I hope to have another opportunity to work with BHM Construction on a future project. They played a key role as a team member working with the District and the design team in meeting the aggressive project schedule and providing the district with a successful project.

Please consider this my strong recommendation for BHM Construction for your next project or program.”

William Chow, Senior Project Manager, San Francisco Unified School District (View testimonial)


“During a poor economic time, on low bid projects, our firm and more importantly our clients were treated with top notch service. BHM diligently pursed the work, kept the sites clean and extremely safe and I felt that my clients and I were treated to service that would match or even exceed a private negotiated job. Jeff Mazet and Tony Franceschini, the owners, were intimately involved with both projects. They hold a high standard to the level of quality and performance that BHM delivers. This reflected with their staff’s professionalism and the project(s) end product. I highly recommend BHM construction for any of your construction projects.”

– Greystone West Company Recommendation (Read full testimonial)


“Prediction: In the meantime, I’ll go out on a limb and predict an award winner to come – the restored North Branch of the Berkeley Public Library. Built in 1936 and designed by James Plachek, the Mission Revival building is entered through an octagonal rotunda that over the decades became so cluttered that the richness of its details were lost. No longer. As part of the $6 million upgrade that added 3,850 square feet to the original 5,500-square-foot building, the rotunda ceiling’s woodwork and stenciling have been lovingly restored. The space now is lit discreetly so as to showcase an architectural feature that owes more to the city’s Arts and Crafts legacy than Mission-flavored notions of the past. If you’re in the neighborhood of Hopkins Street and The Alameda, stop by to see the handiwork of Architectural Resources Group with Tom Eliot Fisch. Then, when preservation plaudits head its way, you can say you got there first.”

– San Francisco Chronicle


“I thought you might like to hear about the continued success of the Hamilton Pool renovation project your company completed for the City in May of 2010. We get compliments all the time about the beauty of the site, the pool, and the amazing upgrade from the previous facility. Folks are coming to this pool in droves. The word-of-mouth advertising has resulted in people throughout the Bay Area visiting the site. The annual usage had quadrupled even with two rather cool summers to date. I can’t imagine what it will be like when we get to a warmer summer season! It was a pleasure working with BHM Construction. It is one of the best projects I have been associated with and much of that is due to the quality of work that you guys put in on our project. I greatly appreciate the teamwork, the attitude and the results your company produced on this project.”

– Michael Hanlon, Principal Engineering Technician, City of Novato


“BHM Construction completed a $3.6 million dollar project at Campolindo High School this past year. The work included several classroom renovations, some HVAC replacement, a reconfiguration of air distribution for the Large Gym, and creation of new classroom space and storage space within the campus. Their working relationship with the District was professional and the communication between contractor and district was open from beginning to end. BHM’s response time to issues during and after the projects was timely and fixed quickly and efficiently. This was the first time I have worked with Tony Franceschini and Grant Whetstone and found both of them easy to work with. I would recommend their BHM Construction as a credible and effective construction team. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.”

– Dave Humphrey, Acalanes Union High School District , Director of Facilities Construction