Conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Diego, Costa Mesa is internationally recognized for its arts and theater district. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this City of the Arts is in the heart of Southern California and offers a lot to its visitors. World-class shopping centers, fine dining, and top hotels are some of the many things residents and tourists can enjoy in Costa Mesa.

This commercial hub makes it a fine attraction for businesses. Being nestled between two of California’s most famous cities is just one of the town’s selling points. And Costa Mesa itself is a shopping and entertainment mecca with an ocean view. For developers looking to take up a spot in the City of the Arts, here are some of the best commercial contractors to partner with. These contractors serve Costa Mesa and have completed large-scale commercial projects built for the city’s artistic scene.

Hofmann Finn Development Co

3188 Airway Avenue, Bldg A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

With a laser focus on commercial construction, Hoffman Finn Development Co. produces a high-caliber result on every job. The commercial general contractor is headed by two partners with over 85 combined years of experience. As such, repeat clients have learned to expect quality work and expert craftsmanship. The skilled team of builders has a detail-oriented approach to every project that produces exceptional results. Hoffman Finn Development has completed projects in the religious, education, retail, and industrial sectors. It has also completed works on cemeteries, restaurants, and medical facilities. 

As hands-on developers building long-lasting structures, the firm works closely with a team of architects, consultants, and engineers. The firm has an impressive client base and a solid track record of completed projects. The client-oriented company works with all stakeholders in order to provide smart building solutions. The firm is able to complete jobs on time and within budget while meeting client expectations. 

Its most recent work is the ground-up construction of the Santa Ana Elks Lodge. A good representation of the kind of work the firm does, the Lodge was fitted with multiple bars and a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen to serve its expansive ballrooms. The finishing touches to the dining space and offices made the lodge a premier facility in Santa Ana.

Hardesty & Associates

711 W 17th Street, Unit D2, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Licensed in all 50 states, Hardesty & Associates is a nationally recognized commercial contractor with over 6,000 projects under its belt. Hardesty & Associates offers specialty commercial services at competitive rates. Its broad expertise in commercial building is characterized by its relationships with project managers, a strong national subcontractor database, and experienced traveling field staff. The firm provides national-level services with local contractors at affordable rates.

Having made its mark in the highly competitive building industry, the company has earned a reputation as a dependable general contractor. Its professional excellence is seen in the firm’s substantial portfolio of satisfied clients. With projects in the financial, hospitality, retail, and research industries, Hardesty & Associates has distinguished itself as a diverse contracting company. 

Its use of innovative techniques and design development has brought famous retail projects to the firm. Hardesty & Associates has worked on Adidas, Havaianas, Benihana, Hibachi, and more throughout the country. Each project receives a level of commitment that guarantees satisfaction and excellence. Offering quality construction services, the firm continually brings top-tier projects to the market without unnecessary costs. Dedication and commitment to excellence have earned the firm a host of repeat clients and referrals.

Binnquist Development Inc

3100 Airway Avenue, Suite 109, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Established in 2002, Binnquist Development Inc (BDI) has over two decades of building experience in the commercial industry. With services in ground-up construction, restaurants, tenant improvements, and specialty projects, the firm appeals to many clients. BDI provides five-star service with its breadth of knowledge and its open communication style. Priding itself in exceptional customer service, many clients turn to BDI for its ability to deliver output ahead of schedule. 

The firm has become the contractor of choice for its commercial clients. Its dedication to its clients results in repeat business and thriving referrals. The combined experience of its builders makes for a reliable and dependable firm that delivers quality services. 

BDI has worked on several projects throughout California. The BDI team worked with Robinson Hill Architecture and Hatch Design Group for the construction of Helmsman Ale House in Newport Beach. The 5,000-square-foot project involved work on its interior and an upgrade to its patio. The end result offers a casual hangout for a nighttime setting complete with an industrial kitchen.

Casco Contractors

9850 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Our list features a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise with Casco Contractors. Over the last two decades, Casco has become one of the most respected firms for tenant improvements in Southern California. As a premium design-build and tenant improvement partner, Casco has worked with clients in every sector to create extraordinary spaces. The contractor has combined general contracting and design-build services with its in-house design studio. Working with the builders and clients every step of the way, they are able to create innovative space that is cost-efficient. 

Casco is a hands-on contractor that guides its client through the complex construction landscape. The women-led team creates customized and state-of-the-art buildings that show off its knowledge and expertise. By combining deep industry experience and integrated solutions, Casco has earned the trust and confidence of its customers. 

The NWBOC-certified contractor also uses a “Zero Punch” program to attain excellence in each project. The program incentivizes its employees to create a perfect project from the get-go. Consistent quality checks and workflow optimizations ensure that nothing is overlooked. Since adopting this program, Casco has completed over 3,000 projects with better results and a 90% rate of repeat business.

Centre Builders, Inc.

2901 West MacArthur Boulevard, Suite #113, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Centre Builders is represented by a team of next-generation specialists in retail construction. Established in 1997, the firm is known for its ability to minimize risks of issues and delays despite the complexity of retail projects. It offers specialty services from pre-construction planning to project management. 

Its team is skilled in architectural design, guaranteeing that client goals are met within budget. The firm also offers more efficient building systems and materials to its clients. Both client and contractor can be aligned with the bigger picture, ensuring a firm foundation for every project. A prime example of its efficient services is its work on Sports Chalet in California. By collaborating closely with the client, the firm was able to fast-track the construction and complete the 40,000-square-foot build-out in less than three months.

With decades of experience in the retail industry, Centre Builders has worked on some of the largest mall developments in the country. The firm was a recipient of the ICSC United States Design and Development Silver Retail Design Award. It has kept up with evolving practices and trends in the retail business environment. By keeping up with demand, Centre Builders has become a sought-after contractor for commercial and retail construction. It currently serves Costa Mesa and the surrounding area.

United Contractors

3185 Airway Avenue, Building D, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

United Contractors has been providing clients with reliable building solutions since 2004. The contractor plays to its strengths, practicing traditional construction methods and taking a creative approach to each project. It uses cutting-edge tech and delivery systems to solve complex construction problems. Its team’s expertise spans the broad spectrum of construction, ranging from small tenant improvements to ground-up office buildings and retail developments.

With offices in Utah and California, United Contractors has made a name for itself on the West Coast. It continues to create useful spaces and add value to its clients. The unique features and characteristics of each project are a product of meaningful collaborations. United Contractors works with architects and designers to ensure that they are creating spaces that are both functional and pleasing to the eye. 

Renowned for its work on automobile dealerships, United Contractors has served luxury automobile brands such as Volvo, Ferrari, Lexus, and BMW. To date, the firm has built more than 70 automobile facilities. The team behind United Contractors has a deep understanding of the requirements of vehicle manufacturers as well as its unique design. That’s why most of its dealership work comes from repeat clients.

By providing a single-source solution for all construction needs, United Contractors is a one-stop shop for commercial buildings. Whether it’s a renovation, a new build, or simply a consultation, United Contractors has the experience and the capacity to provide the highest level of service. With offices in Utah and California, the firm has the dual advantage of a strong local presence and a growing geographic reach.

Driver SPG

1501 South Harris Court, Anaheim, CA 92806

Established in 2011, Driver SPG is headquartered in Anaheim, CA and specializes in tenant improvement, renovation, and new construction projects in many market environments. They provide affordable management services, prompt start-up schedules, and shorter completion times without sacrificing service. Occupied campuses, tight sites, and aggressive schedules are their specialties. Driver SPG is an affiliate of C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder serving California since 1919. The firms share resources, technology, personnel, and expertise to provide clients with a complete construction solution.

Driver SPG serves Orange County and the greater Los Angeles region. Recently completed projects include the full tenant improvement build-out of Chapman University’s Swenson Family Hall of Engineering; ground-up construction of Newport Beach Country Club; full tenant improvement build-out of Dacor’s Showroom, full tenant improvement build-out of Anduril Industries’ headquarters in Irvine; renovations of Balboa Bay Resort in Newport Beach and the ground-up construction the Bachmann Collaboration Building for Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada.

Driver SPG operates by their vision statement: building better communities and lives together. They do not leave charitable giving to chance; it is an intentional action with committees and processes in place to ensure their efforts are effective. They target non-profit organizations and causes and events that resonate with their employees. In 2020, Driver SPG contributed to donating over $185,000 and volunteering over 11,000 hours. Organizations that benefitted included the McKenna Claire Foundation, HomeAid OC, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Discovery Science Center Foundation, and the Thomas House Family Shelter.

Turelk, Inc.

4685 MacArthur Court, Suite 422, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Clients looking for tenant improvements may have found the perfect contractor with Turelk. As the leading tenant improvement contractor in Southern California, Turelk has spent over three decades putting together and maintaining a team of professionals with an in-depth understanding of tenant improvement construction. The firm is also a growing presence in core/shell renovation and seismic retrofit construction. With a niche in specialty services, the firm is reputable for delivering the best products in Southern California. 

Despite the firm’s specific focus on tenant improvements, it does not come with a heavy price tag. Premium quality improvements are offered at competitive rates. What makes the firm stand out with its tenant improvement is its team dedicated specifically to this service. The TI service group offers a variety of construction and building support. The team is well-versed in the demands of building management and its engineering needs. The TI team is also trained and qualified to work in an operational space and after-hours conditions.

Turelk’s reputation for consistent quality is clear in its award collection. The firm was named OC’s Top Tenant-Improvement Contractors, Top General Contractors, and 2019 America’s Most Honored Business – Top 5%. This recognition has given the firm the privilege of working with prominent brands such as Disney Maker Studios, VW & Audi, and Hyundai.

SCGWest Development

2549 Eastbluff Drive, Suite B-211, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Nine years was all it took for SCGWest Development to get one of the top spots on our list. Despite having only been in operation since 2012, the firm has an impressive track record and client portfolio. It is making waves in the commercial real estate industry by providing building solutions that make development simple. The client-centric approach of SCGWest mitigates risks for tenants and developers with turn-key real-estate solutions. By taking care of the complex stuff, owners and developers can focus on their core businesses. 

SCGWest has worked in the retail, restaurant, and medical sectors. Its team continues to accelerate and optimize its design-build capabilities for an efficient turnover. Clients trust SCGWest to manage all stages of construction from design to furnishings. With the proper supervision, the firm can advise clients with a realistic time frame and budget to set expectations and avoid pitfalls. 

Its ability to take care of all construction matters has won the firm well-known clients such as JP Morgan Chase, McDonald’s, AT&T, and Lululemon. Whether the project requires a basic tenant improvement or a ground-up build with a multiple location roll-out, SCGWest can take care of it all. The firm is represented by industry-leading professionals who can oversee multiple projects simultaneously while saving time and money. 

The local community has also acknowledged the success of SCGWest. The firm has received numerous awards in recognition of its project outputs. The firm was named a July 2019 Top Tenant Improvement Contractor and August 2020 Largest Tenant Improvement Contractor by Orange County Business Journal.

Bogart Construction, Inc.

9980 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200, Irvine, CA 92618

Bogart Construction is one of the largest, most well-respected commercial contractors in Costa Mesa, California. For the past 30 years, the firm has built a reputation for being a premier general contractor in the retail construction industry. Its expert team has focused its skills on retail, grocery, and commercial clients. Today, the award-winning firm is a sought-after company for these types of projects on the West Coast. Providing unsurpassed service to all of its clients, Bogart Construction has devised an “On-Time Completion – Zero Punch Turn” process that brings project completion with no delays. 

The firm is also known for providing clients with the best value for their dollar. Using the latest materials and techniques, it uses a LEAN Construction methodology to create buildings that will last for generations. Its team consists of expert professionals who can bring the best possible outcome to its clients. With the LEAN Construction method, Bogart Construction adds value and reduces environmental waste. It is a forward-thinking contractor that continues to innovate. 

Well-decorated in awards and certifications, it was a recipient of the Up and Comer of the Year Award, the Ten Year Commitment Award, and the Superintendent of the Year Award. The firm also holds certifications from RCA, USGBC, CPD, AIA, and Vistage. 

What makes Bogart Construction one of the best commercial contractors in Costa Mesa, California, is its impressive client list. The leading commercial builder has worked on some of the most popular retail brands in the world. It has completed projects for H&M, GAP, Sephora, Nike, Forever 21, and more. Licensed in over 30 states, this commercial provider brings uncompromising quality, on-time construction, and competitive pricing.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management