Part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the city of Plano offers a lot of options for recreation, everything from sprawling retail centers to large uninterrupted park spaces. The city’s proximity to Dallas has also made it an ideal location for the headquarters of many major corporations.
This list of the best commercial contractors in Plano includes firms that have earned the trust of businesses large and small for their ground-up construction and tenant finishing needs. They bring decades of experience building across the Dallas-Fort Worth area and to the rest of the state.
4300 West Royal Lane, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063
A breezy alfresco area sits just outside the glass walls of The Artisan Restaurant in Downtown Dallas. The first floor of the 2,000-square-foot structure is designed market-style, where customers can just pop in and pick up prepared breakfast and lunch meals or snacks. They can also opt to take them to-go or enjoy them at the dining area at the mezzanine, which provides great views of the Dallas Arts District.
The complex was built by Commercial Interiors, a full-service general contractor that builds throughout Texas. President Robert Ahmuty, Jr. established the firm in 1992. He brings over 35 years of experience in the development of shell buildings, tenant finishing, and build-to-suit projects as well as a degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland. He leads a team of fellow seasoned builders and project managers in serving the healthcare, industrial, office, and retail markets.
ICI Construction, Inc.
12660 Coit Road, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75251
The Eastside in Richardson is a master-planned mixed-use development that blends dining, office, and luxury apartment space. Landscaping and fountains line the perimeter of the 67,071-square-foot property. The main complex’s exterior is a mix of concrete and glass, with suspended trellises and overhangs from the varied roofline providing some shade. Parking spaces weave throughout this $8,633,498 project.
The retail center was built by ICI Construction, a commercial contractor founded by Russell Cobb in Houston in 1981, dedicated to delivering the highest quality construction coupled with innovative ideas. The firm has since expanded with a North Texas Dallas division, and today, Russell’s sons, President Bart Cobb and Executive Vice President Tom Cobb carry on his legacy. Bart has been project manager, estimator, and supervisor of over $750 million worth of the company’s projects. He continues to manage projects with the same attention to detail and proactive approach while developing processes and systems that streamline daily operations. Tom started out as assistant superintendent and worked his way up to estimator and project manager for over $500 million worth of work. He now oversees the company’s relationships with both clients and subcontractors. The firm also specializes in education projects and has earned the trust of school districts and school boards across Texas.
Royal General Contractors
9151 Currency Street, Irving, TX 75063
CEO Eric Royal brings 35 years of commercial construction experience to Royal General Contractors (RGC), which he founded in 1986. Royal earned his Civil Engineering degree and his master’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He has led RGC in providing ground-up construction, remodeling, renovation, and interior finish-out services to clients in the medical, office, restaurant, and retail markets in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.
RGC worked on the interior build-out for Anamia’s Tex Mex’s location in West Plano. Intricate details in the elegant neutral motif complement the rich cuisine the restaurant serves. Accent lights illuminate the different sections of the dining area, which includes a variety of seating options: booths, couches, long tables, four-seaters, and round tables. A ribbon fireplace wall warms the space fronting the function room by the bar. Guests can also opt to dine in the spacious patio for a better view of the surroundings while still getting some shade from the beadboard ceiling held up by stone-clad columns.
Metroplex General Contractors
7160 N. Dallas Pkwy. Suite 675, Plano, TX 75024
Founded by Tony Vincent, Jon Barnett, and Dean Vincent in 2004, Metroplex General Contractors specializes in commercial interior construction. Business-owners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area have come to trust the firm with their projects, with repeat clients making up more than 80% of its work. Tony started out in commercial real estate and became principal of another Dallas-Fort Worth general contracting firm before starting Metroplex, where he now serves as president. Barnett is a 27-year interior construction industry veteran and now serves as Metroplex’ Vice President. Joining him as fellow Vice President is Dean, who also brings field superintendent experience to the firm.
Metroplex built data solutions company Equinix’s regional sales and IT “Center of Excellence.” 412 custom pendant fixtures light up the office, complementing each unique space along with acoustic panels, dozens of graphic walls, one living wall, and high-end flooring. Lounge areas and even a putting green are scattered across the structure for employees to relax and have fun during breaks or as they get off from work.
Cooper General Contractors
2560 Technology Drive, Ste 100, Plano, TX 75074
The bright red and white hues of Five Guys’ stores have become synonymous with their fresh, juicy burgers. Cooper General Contractors has built multiple iterations of the burger chain across Texas, with alfresco dining areas fronting the brick and stone-clad accent store façades. The indoor dining areas are spacious and bright, with light streaming in through the window walls, complemented by red and white lamps hanging from the ceiling — no frills, just good, quality food taking center stage.
Cooper General Contractors has built every type of commercial project since 2000: parks, restaurants, daycares, carwashes, as well as municipal and private projects. First established by President Gene Cooper in Dallas, the firm now has a national reach, completing over 500 projects across 22 states. Cooper has over 39 years of industry experience and earned his Construction Management degree from Louisiana State University. The company’s other clients national brands like Starbucks, Outback Steakhouse, and Dairy Queen.
Stovall Construction Inc.
7409 Highway 287, Arlington, TX 76001
Whether it’s building Subway stores in tones as fresh as the different toppings, setting the backdrop for McDonald’s familiar Golden Arches, or creating classy black and white Piada Italian Street Food locations, Stovall Construction is a time-tested commercial contractor in Texas. The firm is also a trusted retail outlet, gas station, and convenience store builder, with clients such as RaceTrac, Exxon, and most recently, 7-Eleven.
Founded in 1970 by Jack Stovall, the mid-sized family-owned and operated company continues delivering high-quality construction and exceptional customer service, hinged on the principles of honesty and integrity. Today, Jack’s son, Jay, and son-in-law, Rob Metzger, carry on his legacy as they lead the firm. Jay grew up around the company and now manages daily operations and customer relations as President and CEO. Metzger previously worked for a custom home builder in North Texas, starting as a laborer at 15 and working his way up to superintendent. He now oversees project management and business operations as Vice President of Stovall. The firm has built over 1000 sites during its five decades in the industry.
3100 Research Drive, Suite 100, Richardson, TX 75082
Raymond Construction has been building commercial spaces out of its offices in Dallas and Austin since it was established by Charles B. Raymond in 1952. Today, it is led by his son, CEO Charles M. Raymond, having started out working summer and part-time jobs at the company before working his way up to General Manager and Estimator. The University of Kansas Civil and Structural Engineering degree-holder David Schlimme serves as President, bringing over 25 years of experience to overseeing day-to-day operations.
Raymond handled the shell build-out and tenant improvement of photo-sharing company Shutterfly’s production hub in Plano. The 237,000-square-foot light manufacturing space has 26-foot clear heights, and the interior includes a mezzanine and 15,000 square feet reserved for future expansion. The motif of the office spaces is consistent with the company’s brand, with orange accents set against gray backdrops and lots of meeting areas that inspire collaboration over creative ideas.
5920 Windhaven Pkwy, Suite 110, Plano, TX 75093
Serving the Midwest for 50 years, MW Builders is trusted by clients in the corporate, education, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, public, and retail industries. Today, it is led by President Todd Winnerman, who joined MW upon earning his Industrial Engineering degree from the University of Central Florida and worked his way up in over 24 years. The firm has built for the likes of Harley Davidson and Walmart.
MW opened its Dallas office in 2020 and built the 12-story Courtyard by Marriott downtown. The 174,000-square-foot hotel has 167 rooms. A dedicated 150-foot elevator tower takes guests directly to the Skybar rooftop lounge and then treats them to panoramic views of the city’s skyline while being kept warm by a fire pit. There are also six event rooms totaling 6,000-square-feet of meeting space. Floors one through five house parking for the guests.
MYCON General Contractors
17311 Dallas Parkway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75248
Located at The Shops at Willow Bend is the 40,000-square-foot Equinox Fitness Plano Club. Spread across its three floors are multiple workout spaces, including studios for Barre, Pilates, Yoga, and Cycling, as well as a luxury locker room and Kids Club. Each space is fitted with the best flooring material and ample space to move around whether you are training alone, with a coach, or in a group.
MYCON General Contractors handled this cast-in-place project. Texas A&M Construction Science alumnus President and CEO Charlie Myers founded the firm in 1987 to serve the healthcare, industrial, institutional, office, and retail markets. Myers is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the International Council of Shopping Centers. He continues to lead the team in building for clients such as Ikea and Kroger.
Ridgemont Commercial Construction
1520 W Walnut Hill Lane, Irving, TX 75038
Connecting office buildings at Granite Park, The Boardwalk is a collection of seven Dallas-based restaurants arranged around a spectacular waterfront location. Diners can enjoy their meals alfresco in the spacious restaurant patios while being treated to live music, lawn games, or just warming up by the cozy fire pits. A towering façade leads in from the street to the 30,000-square-foot space which also offers a lot of room to just walk around and enjoy the view.
The complex was built by Ridgemont Commercial Construction, which has been serving Texas’ automotive, healthcare, industrial, office, and retail markets since 1976. Under the leadership of Texas A&M University Construction Science degree-holder CEO Bob O’Brien, what was a team of ten has grown into one of the most successful firms in the region. Joining him as President is University of North Texas Construction Technology and Business Management alumnus Jason Lillard, who has also been instrumental in the company’s growth since coming on board as Vice President in 1999.