2023 KPIX News report featuring Garden City Construction owner Jim Salata on failed cleanup efforts near San Jose freeway ramps.
2022 Garden City’s Jim Salata envisions a return to glory for Historic Faber’s Cyclery building.
2022 Bell Tower reattached to historic clubhouse as Oak Knoll development reaches another milestone.
2022 Garden City’s unique relocation expertise saves Burlingame Post Office from demolition.
2021 Video: Inside story of the preservation and relocation of landmark downtown apartment building.
2021 Century-old apartment building saved from demolition to be converted to affordable housing.
2021 One of the most interesting jobs in the Bay Area drives through Downtown San Jose.
2016 James Salata elected to Board of Directors SPUR San Jose.
2015 Downtown Continental bar utilizes historic decor reclaimed from Garden City Recycle & Salvage archives.
2013 Historic Rispin Mansion returned to former glory.
2011 505 S. Market Street BCA Architects – 2011 Structures Green Project of the year award – Private.
2008 Cambrian Resident – Community – Builder honored for helping preserve the “Garden City”.
2007 San Jose Mercury News – Commercial Real Estate – History in the making Wilcox Restoration of downtown S.J. Property.
2003 San Jose Mercury News
Leigh Weimers’ Column (excerpt)
GOLD MINING: Speaking of fixing up what we have, Jim Salata’s Garden City Construction won a Gold Nugget Award — the Oscar of construction — from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference last week for renovation of the Jose Theater. Non-profit First Community Housing also got a Gold Nugget for the Craig Gardens Senior Housing. Good building. And buildings.
2003 California Construction – Jose Theater.
2002 San Jose Mercury News – Jose Theater undergoes dramatic change.
2002 SJSU – President’s Cup Golf Tournament.
2001 San Jose Business Journal – Frugality is just a way of life for office managers.
2001 Putting teeth in public art.
2001 Metro – Historic Valley Signs – Hotel Metropole.


2013 Jim Salata awarded San Jose Rotary Club’s Don Goldeen Award
2010 865 The Alameda – 2010 PCBC Gold Nugget Award –
Best Rehab Commercial / Industrial Project.
2009 The Jim Fox Golden Nail for the Renovation of the Wilcox Building.
2009 Jim Salata, Garden City Construction received the First Annual Jim Tucker Building Our Community Award for Excellence in Business.
2009 2009 San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce EBBYS Award – Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition presented to Garden City Construction in recognition of outstanding and invaluable service to the community.
2008 City of San Jose and Mayor Chuck Reed – commendation for preserving local History of Downtown San Jose while renovating the area and encouraging economic development.
2003 Jose Theater – 2003 Gold Nugget Award – Best Rehab Commercial or Industrial Project.
2002 The Hank Tedesco Award – 2002 Small Business of the Year.
1996 A.I.A. Presidents Award 1996.
1995 A.I.A. Historic Preservation Award 1995 – San Jose Beautiful Home Improvement Award, Commercial Division.
1995 Mayors Award – Hayes Mansion Task Force.