Duran Venables General Engineering Contractors did a great job at 990 Saratoga Ave in San Jose today performing the Select Asphalt Repairs Project for Pacific Hospitality, Inc. The owner stopped by the job site this morning at about 11am, and when I said “Duran Venables is doing a good job”, he turned and replied “Their doing a great job!” The owner was very pleased with the work, and that we had the Drive-Thru Aisle opened and operational by 11am. And, there were many customers coming/driving in starting right at 11am. So, thank you! I must say it is always a pleasure to watch a team of experts perform their work. With Mike Hinojosa orchestrating the entire project and team, and Mike Valdez providing direct leadership and example to the team, the Duran Venables Team hit another home-run! They make it look easy, and we all know it’s not. It’s hard work. The Duran Venables Team does their work with passion for doing it safely, and with a high degree of quality and integrity (which includes stellar clean-up at the end of the job). And, a special thank you to Danny for bringing this project to fruition the morning after a major storm. It was important to the owner that the work got done as soon as possible. Please give our/S+B Consulting appreciation to Danny Duran, Mike Hinojosa, Mike Valdez, and the entire Duran Venables Team for another job well done! We enjoy working with you! Go Team!!!
Steve Morgan COO | S+B Consulting Inc.
My sincere thanks and admiration to your employees who worked on our downtown paving project. During the project, I received many compliments on how courteous all your employees were to the residents and business owner. As an inspector, it is very important to have full cooperation by everyone involved when working on such a project. My expectations exceeded 100 percent.
George Garcia, Senior Engineering Inspector | Town of Los Gatos
I have worked on a number of major projects with Duran & Venables over recent years. The reason that our relationship continues is that they represent the type of good, honest, hard working contractor that we want on our team. They take great pride in their work and make it a point to be very aware of what is important to their customers. In addition, Duran & Venables' project managers and field staff communicate well with our construction managers. From an owner's perspective, this is greatly valued. I look forward to working successfully with Duran & Venables on many more projects for years to come.
Scott Wilson, Vice President of Construction | Regency Centers, Inc.
A special thanks to Duran & Venables for doing a superb job on the drive aisle paving at the Clayton Valley Shopping Center in Concord. Duran & Venables met the five-day schedule and performed the work professionally and with a spirit of cooperation. Again, thank you for your excellent work and meeting a difficult schedule.
Rudy Carrasquilla, Senior Project Manager | W. L. Butler Construction, Inc.
Duran & Venables and Telfer Oil Company have done business together for many years. We have always been impressed with their organizational skills, professionalism, and high quality of their finished projects. As a subcontractor and material supplier to construction projects throughout California and Nevada, we have found that working with Duran & Venables is second to none.
Rick Morey, General Manager | Telfer Geosynthetics
We have worked on some major projects with Duran & Venables over the years. With each project, they deliver outstanding workmanship, quality service, and have a team of dedicated people who I am proud to be associated with. Two of our more recent projects included track and field improvements at Laney College and College of Alameda. Both involved comprehensive construction processes that required the expertise of many people, including Duran & Venables, who were major contributors to the success of these projects.
James Moore, Vice President | Robert A. Bothman, Inc.
Hats off to Duran & Venables for their excellence and dedication. George Bianchi Construction and Duran & Venables have worked on many projects together. They are very responsible and always meet the needs and schedules of the project owners. Duran & Venables has earned a reputation of quality, commitment and provides great service.
Travis Bianchi, Vice President | George Bianchi Construction Inc.
Thank you so much for meeting the deadlines on the Los Altos School District projects you worked on this summer and throughout the year. You helped to make sure the projects were a success. All of your workmen are a pleasure to work with and are very professional. They are great with their follow-through to the smallest detail. I look forward to a long and productive business relationship.
Marlene Shafran | Los Altos School District
On October 11, 2001, San Jose City College was dedicated in an official ceremony attended by Community College officials, local politicians, business leaders, and Olympic athletes. On behalf of Robert A. Bothman, Inc., I would like to thank you for the professionalism shown by you and your firm in building this project.
Gary E. Cook, Senior Project Manager | Robert A. Bothman, Inc.
I want to say A BIG THANK YOU to the crew that was at The Village today, they were extremely helpful with two sensitive situations (BCS staff & The Press/LASD Board) we had to address at the site today. They went beyond the call of duty to make sure the site was ready for the Press and the LASD Board. You are very fortunate to have employees that give 110%.
Marlene Shafran | Los Altos School District
Truly fantastic job on my commercial property! They graded, delivered asphalt and paved our parking lot and drive way. The entire job was done on time and below targeted price. I would recommend them to anyone!
Christopher S. | Santa Cruz
I have worked with Duran & Venables for 15 years. Recently they took on a high visibility paving job on a heavily trafficked main thoroughfare in Fremont in front of two project sites when another contractor asked to be relieved of their half of the job. Despite a fire hydrant disintegrating in the median in the middle of the work and the need to find a traffic signal loop subcontractor at the last minute, Duran’s team coordinated the work with aplomb and got the job done with no drama. Their estimating, project management, and field team is always responsive, they find ways to work to our schedule, and they work well with jurisdictions and other trades. Duran’s presence on the job bestows confidence that the project will be completed successfully.
Tim Fisher | Senior Project Manager, Van Daele Homes
I own a home and commercial property for 40 years. Over the years I have retained the services of many paving contractors. The project that Duran and Venables completed on my Homeowners association path (over 2000 feet long) was exemplary! I was impressed at the professionalism and cleanliness and timeliness of the work done, as well as extremely satisfied with the outcome of the project. After the fine experience from this company, I can't help but feel that all the other contractors paled in comparison and, that I really did not know what exemplary asphalt work looked like...I certainly do now! Kudos to Danny Duran and his fine crew!!!
Dr. Gerald B.
Duran & Venables has been a solid partner since the onset of our relationship. They have maintained their integrity through pre-con, operations, and financial close-out. I look forward to working with them again on the next project
Justin Thorne | Project Manager, SWINERTON
It is a pleasure working with Duran & Venables from preconstruction to construction in the field. Gregg Fisher and his team are always true to their word and provide real accurate budgets and bids. Their knowledge in what they do shows in the work they produce. In the field, their management and crews are honest, fair, and knowledgeable. They staff their projects correctly to meet our schedules and provide quality work. Thank you for your loyalty.
Bryan Dissman | Deputy Chief Estimator, OVERAA
For over 12 years I have been working with the great people from Duran & Venables. The team at D&V has always gone above and beyond to insure our individual projects are successful and more importantly that our partnership is successful long term. Throughout the organization, their company is full of individuals who communicate well, and stand behind their work regardless of the circumstance.
Brad Fannin, | Sr. Project Manager, Blach Construction
Duran and Venables has completed several projects for Landsea Homes over the past few years, and they always come through for us. They act as our quarterback for site development, as they are on the job at the beginning, middle, and end. Their knowledge of the site development process and their relationship with our other subcontractors is invaluable. Duran & Venables helps us by providing value engineering, accurate cost estimates, and realistic schedule durations from the inception of a project, and on many occasions, during our due diligence process. This allows us to purchase new sites and remain profitable. They also bring their expertise when we encounter difficult situations with cities and/or agencies involved in our projects. In the inevitable chance that there is a change, Duran & Venables comes to the table with several options to help us stay on track. They are always able to remain productive during these changing conditions and they have never missed a pave date. While there are many companies to choose from, we choose Duran & Venables because we trust them. Everything that is discussed prior to contract is executed in the field once the project starts, and they are very fair with their pricing on change orders. We can count on them in any situation.
Eric Wayne | Landsea Homes, Director of Land Development

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