Construction Today - Volume 16, Issue 2 - 110
Commercial | SIMILE CONSTRUCTION
SIMILE CONSTRUCTION BRINGS CHRISTIAN VALUES TO TOUGH PROJECTS IN CALIFORNIA. BY KAT ZEMAN
e had faith. In God. In himself.
In his new company. When Guy
Simile founded Simile Construction with his wife, Gina, he
wanted it to be a faith-based business with
Christian values that treated its employees
and clients with integrity and committed to
honesty and quality.
"Faith is something that is very important
to my family," says Joe Simile, vice president
of operations. "My dad had faith that if you
took care of your customers and employees,
it would make the company successful. He
stood by that and we've been very blessed
The Modesto, Calif.-based general
contractor specializes in commercial,
retail, industrial and civil projects. From
its award-winning Scenic Oaks Office Park
to industrial offices attached to warehouse
space, Simile Construction has tackled
hundreds of projects in California since its
inception in 1999.
It is especially known for its work for
auto dealerships, health and fitness centers,
medical facilities, public works buildings
and religious institutions.
"I especially love working on car dealerships when it's open construction," Simile
says, adding that the company specializes
in open construction remodeling work.
"It's challenging. It takes a special kind
of contractor to keep the client open for
business during construction. It takes
expertise. We have developed a system to
be able to do this."
A large number of Simile Construction's
clients are auto dealerships and many are
repeat clients. "Car dealerships are changing their brand every few years," Simile
says. "There is tons of repeat work. We've
remodeled one car dealership four times in
the past 12 years."
Simile Construction does not shy away from
challenging work. One such project is un-
CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM VOLUME 16, ISSUE 2
Construction is helping
Livermore, Calif., relocated its
historic train depot built in 1892.
derway in Livermore, Calif., where the city
decided to relocate a 125-year-old historic
Built in 1892, the distinctive depot was
an active train station until the early 1960s.
The Southern Pacific tracks through the
city's downtown were removed in the 1970s,
but the building stayed. "They wanted to
relocate the historic train station to a new
bus stop," Simile says.
The $3.5 million project, projected to
* Headquarters: Modesto, Calif.
* Specia y: Commercial, etail and
"Fai is ome ing at is very
important to my family."
- Joe Simile, vice president of operations