Shimmick Construction Company, Inc. (SCCI) was founded in 1990 by John Shimmick and his long time friend and colleague Mike Strandberg. Through the 1990’s SCCI became one of the most active contractors engaged in the seismic retrofit of highways and bridges in Southern California. During the same decade SCCI constructed a series of utility and sewer projects in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 1992, Shimmick Construction partnered with Obayashi Corporation to create a joint venture that began with the building of a $46 million cut-and-cover box culvert for the City of San Francisco. This project was very successful and helped to foster a lasting relationship with Obayashi, which continues to thrive to this day.
In the following decade SCCI went on to build a number of large railroad and highway projects in the Los Angeles area. During this time SCCI also constructed a variety of underground utility projects for the City of San Francisco. At the same time SCCI extended its project capabilities to water resources projects, including dams, water and wastewater treatment plants; and expanded its geographical range throughout California.
In 2003, SCCI entered the Design-Build project delivery arena with the $175 million San Fernando Valley Bus Rapid Transit Project. Having partnered with several of the premier engineering and design firms in the world, SCCI continues to engage in high profile Design-Build work.
By the late 2000’s SCCI was engaging in ever more complex and high-value projects including the $155 million Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project and the $206 million Skinner Water Treatment Plant in Southern California. Along the way SCCI has become a licensed Electrical Contractor, self-performing the electrical scope on its own projects, subcontracting on others, as well as performing stand alone electrical projects.
Looking forward, SCCI is continuing its rapid growth, expanding its capabilities, and extending its market throughout the Western U.S. and beyond.