John E. Allen, as principal and founder of Allen Construction, founded Allen Construction in 1961 to serve as his in-house group development, design-build, and construction force for numerous high-end residential and commercial developments located in Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Almaden Valley, and San Jose. Later, John ventured into commercial development in Santa Cruz County.

John was a visionary builder in Silicon Valley and the Monterey Bay Area. He applied green-oriented means and methods since the 1960s by implementing site-erosion control measures, indoor air-quality standards, local building material sourcing and reuse, recycling, and waste management, prior to the LEED industry practices that we recognize today.

Land and real-estate developments included:

  • Valley Oak Development, a 10-acre custom residential development in Los Gatos, CA
  • Hillbrook Development, a 45-acre custom residential development in Los Gatos, CA
  • St. Lucy’s parish and school recreation pavilion in Campbell, CA
  • Seabach dental/medical office building in San Jose, CA
  • Oakwood Development, a 140-acre custom residential development in Los Gatos, CA
  • Private high-end residential properties in Monte Sereno, Saratoga, and Almaden Valley, CA
  • 17560 Dave’s Avenue, a historical renovation in Los Gatos, CA
  • 310 Ventana Way, a high-end custom residence in Aptos, CA
  • 77 Aspen Way, a professional office building in Watsonville, CA

Steve M. Allen became new principal of Allen Construction as of October 28, 2009. He learned the business through hands-on experience, receiving a management and trade apprenticeship with Allen Construction during the 1970s.

Graduating in Construction Management, Department of Civil Engineering, in 1981, Steve spent the first half of his career providing team leadership for hospitality, high-end residential, multi-unit residential, mixed-use retail, and commercial office building properties, in addition to healthcare, biomedical, industrial, and institutional projects. Steve held senior-level management positions with several of the top 10 builder and CM firms in the state of California, serving developer, corporate end-user, and institutional concerns.

Allen Construction distinguishes its client services by offering over 50 years of developer-driven experience with its preconstruction and course-of-construction project delivery approach.