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$10.8-million facility delivered on time at a 10% cost savings

SAN CARLOS, CA -- (June 10, 2002). Wentz Group, a leading California-based general contractor for 28 years, recently completed the first phase of the Creekside Plaza Office Park for Creekside Associates, LLC. Located on approximately 6.4 acres at the northwest corner of Davis Street and San Leandro Boulevard in San Leandro, construction began May 2001.

"I've worked with Wentz Group on four other major projects and would not consider building without them, because their specialized expertise in preconstruction services and value engineering has consistently saved me money," said David Irmer, a co-partner of Creekside Associates, LLC.  "The Creekside Plaza project was delivered on time and at a 10% cost savings that unexpectedly boosted our profits on this job."

Designed by MCG Architects, Phase One consists of a structural steel, 100,360 square-foot office building and 65,507 square-foot parking structure. The architectural theme is Mediterranean, featuring an open-air plaza and fountain. Balconies, wrought iron railings, arched doorways, tinted aqua blue windows as well as red tiled roofs accent the buildings as a beautifully designed urban office development. The two-level, 115-stall separate parking structure was constructed of steel with a precast panel exterior to match the office building. A series of walkways intersect with the charming creekwalk, running along San Leandro Creek. Phase Two will consist of two additional 52,000 square foot buildings and construction is scheduled to commence late this year.

The building interior was designed by Dumas and Associates of San Jose. The four-story building features an 1,800 square-foot lobby fashioned in earth tones, natural Italian stone floors with an inlayed mosaic medallion design and two dramatic bronze chandeliers. TriNet Group, Inc. has acquired the entire third and fourth floors, which accounts for 50,000 square-feet. The space is decorated in neutral colors with maple accents and floor to ceiling glazed glass walls, which allow the natural light to shine throughout the office. The TriNet space includes 20 private offices, 10 conference rooms, 8 private phone rooms, 4 open lounge areas, a boardroom which accommodates 50 people and a lunchroom with an outdoor covered patio.

"Wentz Group provided design/build services for the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems and assisted in the design of the steel and skin structural system", said Mike Koski, project executive for Wentz Group. "As a team, we worked very closely with the developer and architect on Creekside Plaza and the project was completed on time and on budget."

About Wentz Group

Wentz Group provides management, construction and engineering services for leading corporate users, real estate development firms and institutions with specific emphasis on hospitality projects, retail shopping centers, tenant improvements, office buildings, industrial facilities and distribution centers. Among the many projects currently being constructed by the Wentz Group is The Laguna Beach Colony, a 275-room, Five-Star resort in Southern California. In Northern California, the firm is building Rainin Instrument’s corporate headquarters, a 185,000-square-foot industrial and manufacturing building in Oakland.

Wentz Group prides itself on providing Five-Star People and Five-Star Service to its clients through extensive, hands-on experience and principal involvement in every aspect of construction projects.

Wentz Group is a leader in its market areas and is nationally ranked as one of the largest firms of its type. Wentz Group was ranked among the top contractors in the nation in ENR's Top 400 Contractor's list. The company has its corporate office in San Carlos, California, and regional offices in Irvine, Sacramento and Livermore. For additional information, visit the Wentz Group Web site at www.wentzgroup.com

For more information, contact:
Susan Slone
or susans@wentzgroup.com

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