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Rules we live by

Focus on the Client

Our ultimate goal is to make our clients happy. We know that the structures we build will last for generations, so we take extra care to ensure that all work is done to the highest standard.

The buildings we construct live within the larger community and must be part of our collective vision of the future. We work with clients, architects, local municipalities and city officials to bridge the gap between planning and construction. We ensure that the lines of communication remain open and that concerns are addressed quickly and professionally, so that all parties involved remain confident in the benefits of the planned construction.

We are dedicated to operating at a higher standard. We realize that we are hired for projects because of our track record of delivering projects smoothly, efficiently and at levels of quality unmatched by other firms. Our reputation is based upon our personal commitment to our projects. We are dedicated to providing every bit of expertise and resources we can muster to deliver the completed project the designers and owners are hoping for. We are attentive to our clients’ needs, and use our mastery of scheduling and logistics to create tightly choreographed phasing for our projects. Our clients expect and deserve nothing but the best.

Work as a Team

Alten Construction is a highly coordinated team of experts and professionals dedicated to ensuring that obstacles are overcome and that we perform at the highest level. We live and breathe teamwork in the office and on the jobsite.

We work hard to ensure that every one of our employees has room to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each person at Alten Construction is a valuable member of our team, and we encourage everyone to have a direct input in improving our procedures and helping us achieve continued success. At Alten, every one of our employees contributes to our success.

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Always Get Better

One of the cornerstones of Alten’s philosophy is a continuous focus on improving our processes, methods, safety and expertise. Even experts can become better at their craft, and this is what we strive to do every day, on every project.

We take continuous improvement seriously. Every month throughout the duration of the project, our project managers and superintendents meet to identify some of the challenges that we encountered during the construction and discuss how to avoid similar issues in the future. Every day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and get even better at what we do.

Use Technology to Improve Business

Technology has improved the flow of information throughout each of our projects, and has meant that we can communicate with each other, architects and the client faster and better than ever before.

Moreover, all communications are automatically saved and timestamped so things are always well documented.

While on the jobsite, we use iPads running Procore for on-site reference and documentation to provide excellent document management for all of our projects. Architects, engineers, subcontractors and project owners have full access to up-to-the-minute project documents, submittals, plans and specifications.

We embrace new advances in technology and software, and constantly evaluate emerging technologies to ensure that we have the best systems available to maximize our effectiveness on site.


Be a Leader

Alten Construction fosters leadership at all levels and roles within our organization. Our leadership culture gives our employees the freedom and support required to take ownership and make the right decisions for our clients. We provide each of our employees the ability to learn and grow within our firm, and encourage them to develop as leaders within their field.

Through active leadership on the job, we work as a team to overcome the challenges inherent in construction and create consistently superior results.

Internships At Alten Construction

It is critical for people who are in the process of learning construction management to get real world experience with a company that works hard to develop their long-term potential. Alten Construction actively seeks out the best students in our field to join our team, putting them in positions where they can learn about the construction industry while developing their critical thinking and leadership skills. This allows our interns to quickly become effective members of our team.

As members of the Alten team, our interns begin learning not only the skills they need to develop, but also the Alten commitment to excellence and our core values of honesty, respect, hard work and teamwork. Our interns are valued and respected members of our team, and we ensure that they have the room to develop and grow both as employees and as people.

Respect Everyone

At Alten Construction, we respect everyone: our clients, our subcontractors, our community and ourselves. By approaching our work with care and deliberation, we ensure that we produce a finished building that will improve the lives of everyone around it.

Be Safe

We want everyone to go home safe at the end of the day. That means keeping safety top of mind in daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly safety meetings, and speaking out when we see a problem so that we can correct it as quickly as possible.

Safety is at the forefront of our minds at all times, both for our employees and for the community. Our focus on safe practices doesn’t end when our people go home for the day. Through the use of fences, surveillance and infrared cameras, we ensure that our jobsites are secure from curious onlookers and trespassers.

Work Towards a Sustainable Future

Building a better world starts with protecting the one we have. We use sustainable products and green building practices wherever possible to ensure that our planet’s resources are not wasted. As a result of our commitment to the environment, we divert more than 75% of construction debris from landfills by recycling metal and concrete.

The health of our employees and the future occupants of the buildings we construct is of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we only use products with low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the construction of our buildings. In addition, we safeguard new and existing ductwork from dust and other construction contaminants to ensure that the future occupants of the building are protected from airborne particles that can cause respiratory and other health issues.

Alten Construction will collaborate with you to ensure that you achieve your sustainability and environmental goals. We have experience in finding and installing locally produced, recycled and sustainable building materials. If you wish to take advantage of our California sunshine, we will be pleased to work with you to install solar panels and solar roof shingles.

Alten Construction has decades of experience in meeting sustainability targets, and has Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals on staff. Over the years we have had the pleasure of working on many LEED and Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) projects.