Construction is our Passion
Streamlining the process is our Obsession
Building Inspiring Spaces
COBE Construction was founded on the principle that commercial construction can be done better. In 2003, our founders recognized the opportunity to build a more professional, team-oriented and technically advanced construction company.
Their passion led them to search out exceptional people and create an environment where all can continuously excel, improve and elevate the commercial building process.
At COBE, we push ourselves to serve our clients better. Our intense focus on excellence in people, process and construction, has led to our ultimate achievement – satisfied clients. We’re proud to say that we continue to grow, because COBE clients not only come back, they enthusiastically recommend us to others.
Commercial Builders & Engineers = COBE
The "COBE" name was created from the acronym above. It was important that our name represented not the ownership, but rather the people who make it happen for you.
COBE Construction is a team of dedicated professionals whose mission is to exceed the expectations of our construction partners by continuously improving how we manage our projects.
Our Core Values
We are always improving both ourselves and the company
Ultimate Team Player
We actively and always go above and beyond to help others
Fair and Respectful
We show respect to everyone & are fair in all interactions with others
We always take responsibility and never blame others
We are always positive and give positive feedback and encouragement
The COBE Culture: Work hard, Play hard
Who said work can’t be fun. Not COBE employees! They take their work seriously but that doesn’t stop them from having fun just the same. Stop by COBE some day after work and you will often find a handful of employees battling it out on the ping pong table. If you really want to see the spirit of Team COBE, come and watch a paintball war or a Go-Kart race.
A Passion for Building & Learning
The love of learning and improving is part of our culture.
We believe in the value of education and training.
We attend conferences and trade shows to gather the latest in construction techniques and strategies.
We teach each other new concepts and ideas each week in staff presentations.
Our passion for building and learning is deeply rooted into our culture.
Work Hard. Play Hard
It’s rare that you find a job that you are surrounded with people who all have the same devotion and drive.
Each COBE employee was selected for their individual talent and experience which makes the team complete.
We take pride in knowing that we deliver clients expectations and always keep lines of communication accessible.
Sweating for a Good Cause
For a good cause, COBE employees will put on their running shoes and participate in several races to raise money for local charities.
Employees are encouraged to bring their spouses and children to join them in making it a “family affair”. Past events include the annual SJ Turket Trot, Wharf to Wharf and The Great Race.
Getting fit and staying fit is part of the COBE culture. Our extensive weight and exercise room is available to all employees to use during lunch or before & after work. Every employee is a hands-on contributor and wears several hats. This atmosphere promotes a spirt of teamwork where we have each others backs in work or play.
COBE founders, Ben Olson and Shaun Olson, grew up in this community and are thankful to be able to give back to local organizations including:
Second Harvest Food Bank
Cambrian Park Little League
Los Gatos Little League
Girls on the Run - Silicon Valley
Back to School Supplies/Target
SJSU ASCE Student Chapter
San Jose Turkey Trot
Pumas Tremors Soccer
St Lucy’s Parish School
Tower Foundation SJSU
Ravenswood Family Health Center
...and many more
The History of COBE
Why start COBE Construction? For one reason only; the passion to create a better company where people excel and enjoy building. After spending several years in the commercial construction industry, the founders of COBE Construction believed there was an opportunity for a more professional and technical general contractor in the commercial building market. Starting small with a few engineers in 2003 in Campbell, California, COBE focused on building a client base strictly from referrals. This strategy paid off as COBE has built out or designed over 2000 projects since day one.
We may not be as small as we were in 2003, but we still think like a small company. Our team believes that every project is a shared project – not one department’s or another’s. Every team member has a passion for engineering and building no matter the complexity or size of a project. Known for being flexible, always seeing the client’s point of view first, COBE will make sure the client understands the progress of the project every step of the way. No hidden costs; no hidden agendas; only value brought to every project.