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Always Moving Forward

Started as a family business in 1946, Bay Cities has grown into one of California’s premier paving, grading, and underground firms. Throughout this time, we have remained dedicated to delivering premium services with a personal touch. Our focus on relationships and results keeps our customers coming back, and ensures our enduring positive reputation.

Ben L. Rodriguez, Jr.
CEO of Bay Cities
Our History


Alex and Paul Szopieray, started a small dirt and demolition company, BCX,  in Richmond, California. After Alex’s untimely death, Paul’s wife, Margret “Dot”, joined the company, to help Paul.


By the mid 70’s, the company, had grown to a $10M annual operation.


The company was incorporated as Bay Cities Paving & Grading.


As the company expands revenue and employees, a larger office was purchased to handle the growth.


Ben L. Rodriguez, Jr., the grandson of the company founder, assumed control of the company and has since guided the company’s growth. Ben’s wife, Kim Rodriguez, would later join the company in the mid 90’s.


Company moves headquarters to Concord, CA as the company reaches 100 employees. The equipment department and shop remain at this location today.


Bay Cities successfully bid and won its first multimillion project as a General. The project was estimated at $30M. With the successful completion of the project, Bay Cities continues to bid and win projects in the ranges of $50M-$200M.


Bay Cities’ team grew to 300+ employees and required an additional headquarter move to substantiate the growth.


We are thrilled to announce that Bay Cities is undergoing a significant rebranding initiative. Our refreshed brand messaging, new logo, and redesigned website reflect our forward-thinking approach, as well as our commitment to our valued clients and employees.