September 16, 2014



For 100 years, L.J. Kruse Company has been and continues to be a major participant in the construction of the Bay Area. Plumbing is the core element of our success. While the industry has gone through many transformations during that time, our business has stayed true to its original principles of integrity and quality workmanship.

Over the years we have built and renovated office buildings, hospitals, laboratories, and large apartment complexes. L.J. Kruse Company works closely with owners, general contractors and design professionals to ensure that our projects are completed on time and on budget.

  • Plumbing
  • Piping
  • Medical gas
  • Process piping
  • HVAC piping
  • Retrofit
  • Low/high pressure steam
  • Design build
  • Prefabrication
  • BIM


Kruse HVAC

L.J. Kruse Company installs major HVAC and hydronic piping systems throughout the East Bay and San Francisco areas. We pride ourselves in being industry leaders and on the forefront of the newest technologies. Our boiler experts and certified welders can tackle the toughest projects, and deliver heating and cooling to make any building comfortable for its occupants.

  • Condenser water
  • Steam/condensate piping
  • Heating hot water
  • Boiler installation
  • Chilled water
  • Pumps


Our NITC certified plumbers are trained to install all process piping systems including medical gas and high purity piping systems. We have experience working in major hospitals throughout the greater bay area, including Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Dignity Health, Adventist Health, UCSF, Chinese Hospital, Seton, John Muir Medical, and Stanford. Our expertise also covers a wide range of laboratories and university facilities.

  • Specialty gases
  • Medical gas
  • Laboratory systems
  • Vacuum piping
  • NITC certified brazers
  • Laboratory waste systems
  • Flammable gases
  • Certified welders


L.J. Kruse Company offers preconstruction services requiring early collaboration with the owner, architect, engineer, and general contractor to establish budgets and identify and solve potential problems. Such communication allows for a far greater success rate in completing projects on time and on budget.

  • Building information Modeling (BIM)
  • Coordination with design teams and other trades
  • Estimating services
  • Problem solving
  • Integrated project delivery (IPD)
  • Lean construction


Gary Design Build

Our goal at L.J. Kruse Company is to work collaboratively with the owner and design team to deliver the most efficient plumbing system possible fulfilling the unique needs of each project. The plumbing system design occurs during the estimating stage and is supervised by our chief estimator, Gary Navo, CPD. Gary is Certified in Plumbing Design by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. Upon completion of design, we employ a Professional Engineer for peer review, calculations and final stamped drawings.

  • Collaborate with owner and design team
  • In-house design
  • Peer review
  • Certified plumbing design
  • Early and accurate budget
  • Integrated Project Delivery
  • Design assist
  • Pre-construction
  • Zero change orders


L.J. Kruse Company prides itself on delivering high quality, union projects at the most competitive price.

  • Commercial
  • Educational
  • Office buildings
  • Tenant improvements
  • Hydronic piping
  • Health care
  • Value engineering


BIM technology is transforming the way projects are designed, engineered, built and managed. Our trained staff remains current with the ever-changing technology including Auto CAD and Revit. Our in-house BIM department has many years of field experience, ensuring the most accurate coordination with the design team and other trades. L. J. Kruse Company utilizes trained plumbers for Trimble layout throughout the BIM project.

As our clients needs change and technology evolves, so will L. J. Kruse Company’s technological capabilities.

  • Coordination
  • Prefabrication
  • IPD – lean construction
  • Schedule
  • Trimble


L.J. Kruse Company was an early adopter of Integrated Project Delivery, as developed by the Lean Construction Institute. In recent years we have completed several significant projects using the collaborative approach of shared risk and shared reward. This method demands all parties involved remain accountable and reliable.

  • Collaboration
  • Sutter Health
  • BIM
  • Shared risk/reward
  • On time delivery


Kruse Solar

One of our goals at L.J. Kruse Company is to do our part in helping build a greener world. By working within the LEED standards and other green codes, our projects can have a positive impact on our communities. We operate out of a LEED Gold building in Berkeley, CA which was renovated in 2009. Whether it is using recycled materials on our jobsites or composting in our kitchen in the office, we do it because it makes good sense for the world around us.

  • Rain water harvesting
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Water efficiency
  • Recycled water