COBE Construction specializes in streamlining complex projects of all sizes. From project conception to completion, we continue to develop better software tools to push the construction industry on how to best run the most advanced, technical and complex projects more efficiently and effectively.


Building Inspiring Spaces

COBE Construction was founded on the principle that commercial construction can be done better. In 2003, our founders recognized the opportunity to build a more professional, team-oriented and technically advanced construction company.

Their passion led them to search out exceptional people and create an environment where all can continuously excel, improve and elevate the commercial building process.

At COBE, we push ourselves to serve our clients better. Our intense focus on excellence in people, process and construction, has led to our ultimate achievement – satisfied clients. We’re proud to say that we continue to grow, because COBE clients not only come back, they enthusiastically recommend us to others.

Our Story

Commercial Builders & Engineers = COBE

The “COBE” name was created from the acronym above. It was important that our name represented not the ownership, but rather the people who make it happen for you.

The History of COBE

Why start COBE Construction? For one reason only; the passion to create a better company where people excel and enjoy building. After spending several years in the commercial construction industry, the founders of COBE Construction believed there was an opportunity for a more professional and technical general contractor in the commercial building market.  Starting small with a few engineers in 2003 in Campbell, California, COBE focused on building a client base strictly from referrals.  This strategy paid off as COBE has built out or designed over 2000 projects since day one.

We may not be as small as we were in 2003, but we still think like a small company.  Our team believes that every project is a shared project – not one department’s or another’s. Every team member has a passion for engineering and building no matter the complexity or size of a project. Known for being flexible, always seeing the client’s point of view first, COBE will make sure the client understands the progress of the project every step of the way.  No hidden costs; no hidden agendas; only value brought to every project.

Core Values


Continuously Improving

Our goal is to continuously improve our processes and skills. We always want to be the best version of ourselves, so we can always deliver our best work.


Fair and Respectful

If you are on the same project as COBE, we are on the same team. We share a common goal with our subcontractors and clients, and the only way to succeed together is through respectful and honest interactions with everyone.


Ultimate Team Player

We actively search for ways to go above and beyond to help others. The COBE team demonstrates this both in work and outside of work. Simply said, we are a team of good people.


Extreme Ownership

We don’t believe in blaming others. We believe in accepting responsibility and continuing to move forward with resilience.


Positive Energy

Optimism creates a positive workplace and experience for everyone. We believe in the importance of positively communicating with words of encouragement and constructive feedback.

The COBE Culture: Work hard. Play hard.

Who said work can’t be fun. Not COBE employees! They take their work seriously but that doesn’t stop them from having fun just the same.  Stop by COBE some day after work and you will often find a handful of employees battling it out on the ping pong table. If you really want to see the spirit of Team COBE, come and watch a paintball war or a Go-Kart race.

A Passion for Building & Learning

The love of learning and improving is part of our culture.

We believe in the value of education and training.

We attend conferences and trade shows to gather the latest in construction techniques and strategies.

We teach each other new concepts and ideas each week in staff presentations.

Our passion for building and learning is deeply rooted into our culture.

Work Hard. Play Hard.


It’s rare that you find a job that you are surrounded with people who all have the same devotion and drive.

Each COBE employee was selected for their individual talent and experience which makes the team complete.

We take pride in knowing that we deliver clients expectations and always keep lines of communication accessible.

Sweating for a Good Cause

For a good cause, COBE employees will put on their running shoes and participate in several races to raise money for local charities.

Employees are encouraged to bring their spouses and children to join them in making it a “family affair”. Past events include the annual SJ Turket Trot, Wharf to Wharf and The Great Race.

Getting fit and staying fit is part of the COBE culture. Our extensive weight and exercise room is available to all employees to use during lunch or before & after work. Every employee is a hands-on contributor and wears several hats. This atmosphere promotes a spirt of teamwork where we have each others backs in work or play.

Community Involvement


COBE founders, Ben Olson and Shaun Olson, grew up in this community and are thankful to be able to give back to local organizations including:

  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Cambrian Park Little League
  • Los Gatos Little League
  • Girls on the Run – Silicon Valley
  • Back to School Supplies/Target
  • SJSU ASCE Student Chapter
  • San Jose Turkey Trot
  • Pumas Tremors Soccer
  • St Lucy’s Parish School
  • Tower Foundation SJSU
  • Ravenswood Family Health Center


… and many more!


We would love to get to know your project needs and collaborate on the details.