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Dome Construction Expands to San Diego

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20+ year construction industry veteran Rob Cruden takes the helm of the newest office

SAN DIEGO, September 22, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dome Construction, one of California’s leading general contractors, has announced the opening of its first office in San Diego to better serve the region’s biotech, healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors, as well as commercial interiors. Headquartered in South San Francisco and with offices across the state, Dome Construction is a leading expert in building to the needs of the life science sector and known for its state-of-the-art facilities.

San Diego is a key market for Dome’s expansion because it is home to more than 1,100 life science companies and over 80 research institutes, accounting for 16% of California’s biotech industry. San Diego ranked fifth in lab space in the country and has a top reputation as a biotech hub due to its third-highest biotech venture funding in biopharma and fourth in patents.

The company appointed Rob Cruden to lead the new office. Cruden has more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry and deep roots in the San Diego market, along with knowledge, expertise and core values that make him an essential addition to Dome’s San Diego team.

"Rob is playing a crucial role in the development of this important new market," said President and CEO Rob Lynch. "As a technical builder by nature, he also listens intently and is motivated by delivering valuable and successful projects that work for people who will work in them."

Dome Construction is dedicated to giving back to the community, embodying a philanthropic culture established over five decades ago. Dome has distributed more than four percent of its profits to local charitable organizations over the last several years. Dome takes pride in being a valued member of the communities it serves and is eager to continue to do the same in San Diego.

About Dome Construction

Dome Construction was founded in 1969 on a people-first philosophy and the idea of developing a thoughtful, innovative and sustainable construction firm with fundamental values rooted in integrity, transparency and a solid commitment to doing it right. Dome ranks in the top five of the 44 highest rated California general contractors with the lowest EMR rate, putting the company in the top one percent of the safest builders in the state. Specializing in work safety, Dome has over 17 years of CEA Safety Awards and has been a three-time winner of the NAWIC Safety Award. As pioneers of innovative construction practices, Dome is committed to utilizing methodologies and technologies that push construction forward, such as creating technologies like eMOD. For additional information about Dome Construction, please visit

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