Testimonials

"Your company, Bothman Construction, and you Nick, Otis, Stephanie, Mark and Davis has developed an extremely successful team partnership working with us. One of the critical elements to the success of completing Valley HS Track and field projects and ongoing Pleasant Grove HS projects is the ability of your team to develop a positive, productive working relationship with the District. Communication and mutual understanding are paramount to the successful completion of a project, particularly on projects where your team has to coordinate with the school staff while maintaining cost and schedule parameters.
 
Your team has demonstrated the ability to bridge the gap between us, listening closely and facilitating open communication and resolution of potential problems before they become uncontrollable.
 
Your professionalism, coupled with your Track and Field expertise and management ability has contributed directly to the success of District projects. I would highly recommend Bothman Construction, to any school District, looking for a quality contractor highly experienced, as they have proven themselves, fair, knowledgeable, efficient in project management task associated with our projects and solution based attitude. For 30 years of working with different contractors within the District.....Your company is the Best!"
 
 

Josef Tavora
Facilities and Planning Department, Elk Grove Unified School District

"The entire Gilbane team would like to recognize the work your team has done thus far on the MBR II project. Your field forces lead by Leo has done outstanding work pushing the schedule while maintaining the utmost importance to safety. The Quality of work is outstanding, the IOR, Engineer and our QIC team are pleased with your quality of work; excavation, rebar and concrete placement and housekeeping have all been spot on.  I personally cannot remember working with a more professional group of trades’ men.  Leo and the rebar Forman Simon take care of any concerns raised by the IOR and always go out of their way to work with the other contractors on site.
 
The response from your office staff has been equally professional. RFI and submittal were done very well. You are one of the few contractors who has handled Eadoc without any issues.  Sven and Marc have made the meetings and actively worked with the Design team to find solutions to problems.
 
Your team has gotten this project off to a great start and set it up to be a success."
 

Kurtis Packer
Superintendent, Gilbane Building Company

"I want to take a moment to thank you for the tremendous work you have done for the Mount Diablo Unified School District. Once again, it was clear to us that we had made the right choice in selecting the Bothman Team to be our contractor during the design and construction phases. By involving Bothman in the design and conducting constructability reviews early on, we were able to prevent common issues, increase quality, and avoid all of the delays and related issues. In the end, everyone involved was extremely satisfied with another great product."

Tim Cody
Director, Measure C, Mt. Diablo USD

"I had the privilege of working closely with Bothman on several successful construction projects including Rocky Graham Park in Marin City and Hilltop Park and the Civic Center Playgrounds in San Francisco. Bothman’s experience and expertise has been a tremendous asset to our projects.

The projects we worked on together ranged between 5 million and 10 million dollars and each has been complex for different reasons. One example is the Helen Diller Civic Center Playgrounds project, a 10 million dollar renovation in front of San Francisco City Hall over an existing parking structure from 1960. In addition to its high visibility and constant pedestrian traffic, the area is regularly booked for events. To add to the challenges of this project, the design included fully custom play structures that were manufactured and shipped from Germany. I strongly believe that Bothman is the only contractor we know with the skills to deliver this project successfully."
 

Alejandra Chiesa
Bay Area Program Director, The Trust for Public Land

"Since Bothman joined our team, they have been true collaborators on the project. They have demonstrated the ability to consistently present design and cost options that are carefully thought through, often including innovative approaches and value-added elements, which have allowed our team to make informed decisions. They have always been respectful of our needs and constraints, using their considerable experience and knowledge to meet our goals without going beyond the limits of our resources.

From the design review to the finished product in the field, our team has found Bothman very responsive. The Bothman Team has the ability to communicate with our staff and other Team members clearly and concisely. They have used their strong organization skills and a collaborative approach to maximize our project program while not losing sight of our short- and long-term operational considerations. The result was a tremendous success in quality, design, and execution. On time and under budget."
 

Brett A. Mitchell
Director of Facilities, Construction & Modernization, San Juan Unified School District

"Our organization has had the pleasure of working with the talented and committed team from RAB for several tears. Together, we have completed nine school campuses that serve Bay Area families and students, all of which were completed on time with tight schedules and within the targeted budgets. Their design-assist and preconstruction services were invaluable to us in determining overall feasibility of a project, where their budgeting, scheduling, and value engineering advice provided a framework for our organization to make final decisions."

Laura Kozel
Vice President, Facilities & Treasury, Rocketship Education

"This was one of the most gratifying projects I have ever worked on, for several reasons, including having the chance to work on something good for the kids of the city and to secure a home venue for UHS. But much more than that, I will remember fondly the people I had the privilege of working with, and that is what I will remember most. Jorge, Marco, Andrew, Matt, Martin, and Andres – we had a lot of good times in the trailer and on the site, and I learned a lot from all of you about getting things done."

Jim Shapiro
Managing Director , University High School - Paul Goode Field

"Bothman was selected for their high-quality work, providing a safe work environment, ability to work under very tight constraints and cost-effective operations. Their team on campus was professional, polite and flexible enough to deal with some of the challenges that naturally occur during the summer months. They maintained a very clean site, worked within the constraints of the neighborhood and finished a major project with a mere 10 weeks."

Jorge Helmer
Chief Financial Officer, Archbishop Mitty High School

"Children's Discovery Museum is very appreciative of the professionalism, creativity and problem solving, open communication and timely production schedules that have led to a highly refined product and truly a crown jewel in the downtown San Jose landscape. Bothman's tremendous collaboration, leadership, and excellent project management are directly responsible for this successful outdoor environment. Bill's Backyard, the newly opened outdoor playspace, will provide children and parents an opportunity to get outside, explore, play, and create for many years to come."

Rich Turner
Director of Exhibits and Facilities, Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose

"ACE is extremely pleased with the projects that were completed at ACE Empower Academy and ACE Esperanza middle schools during 2017. In both projects, I found that Simon and the entire Robert A. Bothman team were extremely thoughtful, responsive and creative in developing and communicating possible approaches to anticipate and address issues. In addition, it was clear to me that the highest standard of work and owner satisfaction were always foremost in your mind."

Michael K. O'Farrell
Managing Director , ACE Charter School LLC

"The City of Santa Cruz reconstructed the Scott Kennedy Fields at Depot Park in the fall of 2014 after the failure of the fields and their closure in 2013. Soon after the project began, it became evident that the project team's experience and expertise was an excellent match for the task at hand. The Design Build team remained extremely flexible during the demolition of the existing field and offered viable and creative solutions for the new design. The staff assigned to the project by Bothman remained enthusiastic and professional throughout the life of the project. They listened to and responded to all concerns by the City of Santa Cruz while keeping the goals and outcomes of the project in mind. The project turned into a very successful capital improvement project that received rave reviews from the local schools, soccer clubs, elected officials, community, and press.
 
Bothman's quality workmanship, project planning, expertise, ability to relate to the community and political sensitivities and dedication to producing a quality project, played a huge part in the eventual success of the project. The City of Santa Cruz was fortunate to have Robert A. Bothman Construction as apart of the Scott Kennedy Fields reconstruction project."
 

Mauro Garcia
Parks Superintendent, City of Santa Cruz

"Your firm came highly recommended by other Charter School operators as well as the real estate, design and construction consultants engaged by DCP. We are glad to join them in highly recommending Bothman. Your project management team was professional, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic about our project from the pre-construction phase all the way to completion. The Bothman team worked collaboratively with DCP's team to manage the budget and time constraints and the project was successfully finished on time and within budget.
 
The knowledge and support of your team fostered a productive positive environment that made it possible to arrive at solutions relatively quickly, which enabled the project to be completed on time. This is impressive considering that along the way we had to; do major geological mitigation, go through the arduous Division of State Architect(DSA) approval process, make shift changes to mitigate noise, and so on."
 

Ruth Wamuyu Schriver
Chief Operating Officer, Downtown College Prep

"It was a pleasure and privilege to have had the experience working with RAB on the Kezar Stadium Renovation Project in San Francisco, CA. Robert A. Bothman Construction exudes the highest level of quality and detail to all aspects of construction. They have valuable skill sets in concrete construction, civil utility work, irrigation/landscape and athletic facility construction. Their field superintendent and project management teams are second to none. 

Their collaboration efforts, ability to look ahead, foresee any upcoming issues, acute problem-solving skills, commitment to quality, and constant real-time communication were essential for this project's success."

Toks Ajike
Project Manager, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

"Our stadium at Antioch High School constructed by Bothman construction has been one of the best projects that have happened to Antioch Athletics in the last 20 years. I am excited for Hayward USD. As I know that the three stadiums will be outstanding."
 

Steve Sanchez
Athletic Director, Antioch High School

"I am writing to offer my recommendation of Bothman Construction based on their work in design and construction of the sand-based grass field at our new Avaya Stadium. From the outset, Bothman was at the forefront of all field-related discussions we had with our general contractor Devcon, as Bothman has built the majority of the area's high-performance fields and has worked exclusively with Devcon on many high profile projects.
 
The field at Avaya Stadium is the crown jewel of our facility and we couldn't be more pleased with Bothman's work. During construction, we were most impressed with their subject matter expertise and accommodating staff. Their ability to evaluate and articulate the benefits of different project options- from material selections to scheduling impacts or adjustments- was critical in allowing us to make informed decisions. They worked extremely well with the various groups and contractors involved in the broader stadium project, and their senior management team remained in contact with us throughout the process."
 
 

Dave Kaval
President, San Jose Earthquakes

“We are receiving a lot of praise from the community for the new fields. These Fields will continue to provide enjoyment for the San Francisco Families and children for years to come, and we’d like to thank you for your role in this contribution to the City."

Susan Hirsch
Vice President, City Fields Foundation

“They truly listen to the client’s needs and adapt their resources to achieve the goal. They have completed every project on time and on budget. Bothman’s on-site construction workers are extremely hard working and dedicated. They are not afraid to put in the extra time to do a first class job.”

Larry Harper
Founder, Good Tidings Foundation

“To simply declare Robert A. Bothman, Inc. did a great job would significantly understate the vital role they played in producing athletic facilities that are unquestionably second to none! This is a very well-managed company and everyone within the organization – from the executive management team to the field staff are time and again professional, courteous, responsive and hard working.”

Ron Galatolo
Chancellor, San Mateo County Community College District

“The quality of their work, attention to detail and problem-solving abilities on the projects we worked on together was exceptional. They continue to construct at least one project each year for our office – from simple park projects to very complex building projects. Their professional attitude and skilled personal, along with good quality tools and equipment, make them a pleasure to work with.”

Tim Rott
Principal Engineering Technician, City of San Jose

“RAB is very knowledgeable of all aspects of Athletic Field Construction and Improvements. This knowledge assists them in understanding the best approach for any given project or situation to be able to evaluate the most cost-effective and time-saving measures to accommodate the students of the District, which ultimately resulted in exceptional sports facilities.”

Steve Breakfield
Director, Facilities & Planning, Stockton Unified School District

“Bothman has been a true partner in creating our five spectacular PE/athletic complexes. When renovating a school you are usually creating a significant interruption to the learning, but with Bothman, their thoughtful planning and careful work made the disruption virtually nonexistent. The quality of their workmanship is unparalleled and the results are bringing rave reviews from students, parents visiting teams and our community. If you have a chance to work with Bothman you will be working with the best.”

Polly M. Bove
Superintendent, Fremont Union High School District