WILLIAM BOETIFF l GENERAL CONTRACTOR l License No. 193984 l Building Since 1955
William attended the University of Idaho and majored in Business Administration.
Bill started in the construction industry by becoming an apprentice carpenter, rising to the position of General Construction Superintendent for Louis Dunn & Co., supervising the construction of three schools in Daly City and three supermarkets for Stevenson-Pacific Co. in San Mateo and San Francisco Counties.
In 1955, he founded William Botieff, General Contractor in South San Francisco, CA. Builder of single-family residential and remodeling. Building apartments, multi-family residential, luxury and custom residential units. Bill developed and constructed numerous apartments and condominiums for personal investment that were subsequently sold. Projects range from a 22-unit apartment complex to 55 fourplexes which were constructed under contract for investment and sale. William Botieff, General Contractor has constructed under contract approximately 30-35 custom residences in the $500,000-$1,000,000 classification. Thoroughly familiar with all phases of development, construction, construction financing and sale of real property.
In the sixties, Bill developed and constructed a 52-unit and a 40-unit apartment complex in South San Francisco, CA. His average number of employees were 25. He also constructed nine high-end custom homes in Hillsborough and expanded into commercial and light industrial projects. Some of his clients included Reichhold Chemical, Japan Airlines, San Francisco International Airport, and the Heublein Bottling Plant in Menlo Park.
In the seventies, some of his projects were a 405-unit apartment project in Sunnyvale, 220-unit Willowgreen apartments in South San Francisco and an 80-unit apartment complex in Daly City. Other major projects ranging from 22 duplexes to a 44-unit deluxe condominium on Reed Blvd. in Sunnyvale and a 67-unit condominium project in Milpitas, CA.
Some of Bill’s major clients were Reichhold Chemical, Arthur Haskins Co., Heublein Co., and the Bohannon Development Co. Other clients were the cities of South San Francisco, Redwood City, Mountain View and Sunnyvale. California Water Service Co. was also a client for several different jobs in various locations. Bill also did a project for the Nature Interpretive Center in San Pedro Park for San Mateo County for which he won the Governor’s Award.
Bill served on the South San Francisco Planning Commission, was President of the San Francisco/San Mateo County Building Industry Association, Board of Directors for the Northern California Builders Association and served for 12 years. He also served as President of the Northern California Builders Conference and negotiated contracts for the home builders with Carpenter’s Union of Northern California which represented 68,000 carpenters at that time. Bill also served on the Carpenter’s Health and Welfare Trust Funds of Northern California as Trustee for 10 years when the fund was in excess of $300,000,000. He served on the Advisory Committee for the San Mateo County Planning and Building Division appointed by Supervisor Mary Griffin in 1991. Bill was Founder and Board Member for the San Mateo County Bank, later known as the West Cal-Bay Area Bank and served on the Advisory Board for the Bay Area Bank. He also was appointed by Supervisor Tom Nolan to the Board of Directors for the Center for the Independence of the Disabled. Bill was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and a Charter Member of the South San Francisco Elks Club.
William proudly boasts, “I started my own company in 1955. We built over 2000 apartments and condominiums. We also built over 200 custom homes and we never failed to complete a job!”