Jump to Content


I would like to express our appreciation for the work you recently completed on the USDA Agricultural Research and Technology Center. The professionalism that your company exhibited throughout this project is a testament to your reputation as a premier contractor. This project involved multiple buildings and phases which at all times your company executed as required. The construction occurred within an active research facility and your company planned accordingly to work around the inconveniences. The quality of your work was outstanding and you always adhered to Mortenson’s safety practices. We enjoyed working with your firm and would gladly recommend and serve as a reference for any future project you may have. Please pass along these words of praise and gratitude to those involved.

Jim Mills Project Executive USDA Agricultural Research and Technology Center

On behalf of our students and school community, we would like to thank Bothman Construction for the recently completed stadium and field complex at our high school located in Watsonville, CA. Your firm came highly recommended by Greg Lopez, a friend of the school and construction leader in the community and your final bid was lower in cost and higher in quality than your nearest competitor. We really appreciated your timely responses to questions during the bid process. During the project, your project management team was professional, knowledgeable, and thorough from start to finish. Marco Casillas,your project engineer, provided calm leadership throughout the engagement.  In the future, we would be happy to recommend Bothman Construction in person or via Zoom call, etc. The Bothman team worked collaboratively with our school leadership throughout the project and the project was finished on time and within budget. We enjoyed working with the entire team including those mentioned here: Team Leader - Brian Bothman; Sales - Jack Wall and James Moore; and Project Management - Marco Casillas, Matt Stolp, and Rogelio Alvarado.

Patrick Lee & Nick Guerrero President and Principal, Accountant and Project Liason St. Francis High School: Salesian College Preparatory

The Bothman team really shines in the Lease-Leaseback delivery process. From pre-construction all the way to project completion, the RAB team prioritizes the clients’ goals to deliver a superior product. Throughout the collaborative process, the Bothman team always provided cost saving measures and efficient work processes. They have transformed baseball, soccer, and softball fields at two District high schools. However, their work is not limited to sports fields, Bothman also was the site work contractor for a Tk-5 project. This project could have seen significant delays due to an extremely wet winter. The Bothman team not only kept the project on track, but they also delivered their scope of work early. In addition to the work they were under contract to perform, Bothman always went the extra mile to assist the District on other issues. In short, the Bothman team works diligently to ensure that the client receives a quality product in a cost-efficient manner. Their team is personable, fun to work with and extremely responsive. The depth of knowledge is unparalleled in the industry. It is without hesitation that I recommend Robert A. Bothman as a project partner.

Jen Mellor Director, Facilities & Strategic Planning Natomas High School Play Fields

The personnel involved in preconstruction and throughout the entire project were professional, informative and enthusiastic about our project. They were mindful of our budget and time constraints, yet still paid attention to the details that contributed to the project’s overall success. The end-product is a facility that our community will cherish and ended the Mesa Verde Mavericks’ 49-year wait for a true football stadium. We commend your team for delivering such a high-quality facility in time for our Homecoming game, despite experiencing record-setting winter weather during construction. Delivery of the project through a Lease-Leaseback delivery method has been a resounding success, with this large, complex, and phased project being delivered both on time and under budget. The Mesa Verde Stadium is just another incredible facility added to a long list of successful projects RAB has delivered in the District. Past projects include Casa Roble High School, Encina High School, Mira Loma High School, and Rio Americano High School track & field facilities. RAB showcased their skilled & trained trades men/woman on past design-build projects by teaming up with our trade partners as a subcontractor on Mira Loma Science and Casa Roble Student Union. Again, I just wanted to emphasize how much we enjoy working with your firm and hope that you pass along these words of praise and gratitude to those involved.

Josh Jacobson Facilities Construction Manager Mesa Verde High School

From the initial planning stages to the final touches, your team has exhibited professionalism and expertise at every step of the way. Your ability to adhere to timelines and budgets while maintaining the highest standards of quality is commendable and greatly appreciated. Please extend our thanks to all members of your team who contributed their time, expertise, and dedication to this project.

Jennifer Peterson Principal, Mesa Verde High School Mesa Verde High School

I would like to acknowledge the professionalism your team demonstrated on the three synthetic turf softball field projects and two synthetic turf stadium projects delivered in 2023.  Your Project Manager and your 5 Superintendents did an excellent job performing all tasks required to make these projects a success. Not all of these construction projects were “straight forward”, there were several design changes that needed to be considered due to existing conditions not reflected on the construction documents as well as campus directed changes. Your team offered solid advice supported by cost-benefit analyses allowing the decision-making process much easier. I would specifically like to acknowledge the fact that when the Football Goal posts were added at SCC Hughes Stadium in the 11th hour, your team stepped up and installed the goal posts in record time. This is just one example of the outstanding professionalismand commitment that allowed me to avoid an adverse political situation. I would not hesitate to recommend Bothman Construction for any projects.

Charlie Uhlmeyer Facilities Planning & Engineering Specialist Los Rios Community College District

This letter expresses the City of Livermore's gratitude for your company's excellent work constructing the Livermorium Plaza in downtown Livermore. Your company did an outstanding job during the soil remediation portion of the project working within extremely tight site constraints while keeping traffic and pedestrians safe. There were many large pieces of equipment and construction personnel on site during the soil remediation operation and no public safety issues were reported. The City was fortunate to have your team meticulously oversee that safety came first at all times. Upon the completion of the soil remediation, your firm constructed a beautiful Plaza, that will be enjoyed by the public for many years to come. Throughout the project, the Bothman team was a pleasure to work. Their team attended all biweekly meetings required by the oversight regulatory agency, in addition to weekly construction meeting for this project. Their professionalism and attention to detail was the key in keeping this project moving as quickly as possible, even with unexpected requirements directed by the oversight agency. Further, the City and Bothman team were able to work through a number of unknown site conditions, such as the discovery of an underground storage tank and the encounter of gravely soils 40+ feet below grade that caused structural redesign, just to name a few. Bothman also assisted in working with the adjacent businesses impacted during construction, which helped smooth relations with the business owners. Bothman was fair in negotiating change orders for this project and kept the project moving forward.

Joel Waxdeck Assistant City Engineer Livermorium Plaza

Bothman proactively identified improvements and cost savings to the project. They provided forward-thinking notifications of potential constraints and suggested remedies that consistently added value to the project. The project schedule was thorough and clear but with built-in flexibility to accommodate HARD needs, delays from PGE, and to navigate multiple weather events such as atmospheric rivers. The sequencing of the work was mindful of potential challenges and was executed to avoid any delays. Several owner requested changes and unforeseen circumstances were identified as the work progressed, and Bothman worked with HARD to provide timely and accurately priced solutions. The team went above and beyond by graciously working with neighbors to minimize construction impacts and see that their needs were met. This willingness to work with all stakeholders was key to the project’s success. HARD found Bothman to be an experienced team that is committed to doing a project the right way. The quality of the work is exceptional. We hope to collaborate on Bothman on future projects and highly recommend them to complement your team. Please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss further.

Darcie DeLashmutt Bond Project Manager Fairmont Terrace Park

We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the talented team effort and quality workmanship provided by the RA Bothman team on our recently completed EVC Language Arts building and site work project. The Bothman team were one of our top performing subcontractors working with a general contractor, new to both the area and the district, often lead the team by example, demonstrating their vast knowledge of all things site and district standards related. This team performed very well under the sometimes challenging and strict circumstances. Quality of workmanship, expertise of h·ade and scope of work, periodic check-ins and collaboration efforts were top-notched. Cost requests for change orders were met in a timely maimer and additional work performed without hesitation. We could not have had the success we had without the professional team RA Bothman provided to us. We look forward to our next project working alongside RA Bothman, a proven winning team!

Leslie Puccio PM II EVC Language Arts

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

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.

Jim Shapiro Managing Director San Francisco University High School

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 USD

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

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

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

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 Mount Diablo Unified School District

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

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.

Toks Ajike Project Manager San Francisco Parks and Recreation

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

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

From the bottom of our hearts, and on behalf of all members of our Serendipity School community, we would like to sincerely and passionately thank the entire team at Robert A. Bothman Construction. We appreciate your talents, professionalism, dedication, and overall support.  While it might sound unusual to look forward to construction, we are absolutely eager and excited to enter phase 2 of our expansion project knowing that we are in the very best of hands with Bothman.

Janet Day Project Manager Serendipity School

The District contracted with Bothman using the lease-leaseback delivery method to design and build five lighted stadium complexes with associated practice fields. Bothman totally transformed the athletic facilities for the entire district. The quality of their work was excellent, and all of the projects came in on budget. The quality of the design and work at all five campuses was exceptional and the district is now, known for having outstanding athletic facilities. When it comes to building track, field, and other athletic facilities, no one knows it better or had done more of it than Robert A. Bothman Construction.

Christine Mallery Chief Business Officer Fremont Union High School District

When we were looking for a contractor to help us replace our athletic field and surrounding infrastructure (including converting from natural grass to synthetic turf) in 2021, Bothman Construction was recommended as having a proven track record of success with this kind of project. We were immediately impressed with the professionalism and expertise they demonstrated during the bidding and preconstruction process. Their pricing was competitive and transparent. Once the construction was underway, the onsite team was skilled, communicative and a pleasure to work with. The project was completed on time and on budget, and we are thrilled with the finished product. I would not hesitate to work with Bothman again on future projects and consider them to be one of the best contractors in the area.

Jerry Mullaney Chief Financial & Operation Officer Head-Royce School

On behalf of Jones Lang Lasalle and our customer Electronic Arts Inc/ EA Sports, we would like to thank you and your team for the outstanding job that you performed at the Redwood Shores World Headquarters in the honor and memory of the late-great coach and announcer John Madden. Bothman has officially joined the All-Madden Field Team... BAM!!!!!

Pat Rogan Senior Facilities Director Jones Lang Lasalle / Electronic Arts Inc