Jean Bjork

Bjork Construction Company Inc.


Jean Bjork is Owner and CEO of Bjork Construction Company in the San Francisco Bay Area. A professional with over 35+ years of construction experience, Jean’s initial foray into the trades was as a welder. In 1988, Jean co-founded Bjork Construction while also raising a family, working full-time and earning both bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Initially, Bjork Construction established itself as a premier custom home builder and built many large estates in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2006 Bjork Construction became a WBENC certified woman owned company, and in 2011 signed with the Northern California Carpenter’s Union. As Bjork Construction has evolved and grown, it is now recognized as a successful commercial builder to many Fortune 500 Companies and other influential clients.

Bjork Construction continues to distinguish itself as a rising star. Over the past 7 years, Bjork Construction has placed consecutively on the SF Biz Times’ list of Top 100 Women-Owned Businesses in the Bay Area. In 2020, Bjork Construction was the recipient of the WBEC Pacific’s WBE Excellence in Growth Award, and Jean was inducted into the Alameda County 2020 Women’s Hall of Fame.

Jean is an advocate for entrepreneurs, a champion of women in business and has been recognized nationally for excellence in business and for her commitment to diversity & inclusion in the workplace and community. Jean is an active participant in college and industry mentorship programs, volunteer work and enjoys organizing and participating in industry educational and outreach opportunities.

Jean’s advice to others?

“Be persistent. Pursue your passion. Know your worth, and don’t sell yourself or your product short. Lead with equality and inclusiveness. Strive to be the best, and always believe that you can improve.”