Originally a farming community, Salt Lake City has grown into a major economic region. Educational services, retail trade, and healthcare and social assistance are some of the largest and most popular industries in this city. With these booming commercial activities, the area’s construction industry plays a significant role in the area.
Our team of editors has gathered ten of the top commercial contractors serving Salt Lake City and entire Utah. These contractors’ vast experiences cover construction for manufacturing, retail, and hospitality industries. Most are award-winning and multi-accredited companies that have been in the industry for years, with outstanding portfolios to back their status as best in the area.
Furst Construction Company, Inc.
708 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Established in 1981, Furst Construction Company has been providing outstanding services across Utah. Four decades in the industry has made this firm an expert in the industrial, mixed-use, office, and retail industries. Since its conception, the company has always employed a client-first approach. To achieve client satisfaction, this contractor employs the best building practices. Based on several client reviews, the company has achieved its goal.
One of the firm’s largest projects is the Canyon Bicycles project in South Jordan, Utah. This 11,200-square-foot commercial build involves creating a 5,000-square-foot showroom with a bicycle repair area. An additional 2,900-square-foot bicycle storage area was constructed on the lower level. Satisfying the client’s request, the firm also built a 3,000-square-foot area for future building tenants. This project showcases the firm’s ability to perfectly execute client demand.
380 South Main St. P.O. Box 684, Centerville, UT 84014
Established in 2007, Cook Builders is one of the highest-rated commercial contractors in Utah. For more than a decade, it has been producing notable commercial builds in and around Salt Lake City. Its distinguished projects include medical facilities, retail locations, office spaces, and movie theaters. Aside from Salt Lake City, Cook Builders serves Taylorsville, South Davis, and other major Utah cities. The company is a top contractor known to deliver high-quality projects at every job site. The Syracuse Theater below is one of its most iconic builds, displaying the firm’s careful planning and design strategies evident in its entire portfolio.
New Star General Contractors
2610 West 2590, South Salt Lake City, UT 84119
For more than three decades, New Star General Contractors has been creating excellent commercial buildings and lodges in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. Additionally, it proudly applies sustainable green building practices to all its projects. One of its fantastic builds is the Legacy Lodge. This impressive structure features large windows and a wide terrace while opening guests to the picturesque mountain views surrounding the lodge. This project shows the company’s ability to take advantage of the environment in its builds.
Since 1986, New Star General Contractors has shown a deep passion for building. Its passionate, well-rounded team executes projects such as medical facilities, restaurants, retail spaces, office spaces, and five-star resorts. As a member of the Associated General Contractors of America, this company follows the highest industry standards and ensures that each project is completed with skill and precision.
3900 North Traverse Mountain Blvd. Suite 202, Lehi, UT 84043
Since 2004, SIRQ Construction has handled mostly high-end commercial projects in Utah. The firm believes that the best way to build is to listen to the client’s needs and to help each client understand what it takes to build a project so that the client can make informed decisions. Consequently, the firm has long-term business relationships with each client and consistently aims to provide multiple services for each client. This approach is applied in each manufacturing, warehouse, medical, retail, zoological, and office project it constructs.
One of the firm’s projects in Salt Lake City is the Tracy Aviary Bird Feeder project. This well-designed, well-constructed space is a snack bar and playground for children to enjoy a healthy, vibrant space among greenery.
3768 Pacific Ave., Ogden, UT 84405
Stacey Construction is a multi-faceted organization highly respected in the construction industry. Founded in 1962, the company has handled industrial, educational, healthcare, office, restaurant, residential and movie theater projects. Included in the firm’s extensive portfolio is the Cinemark-Sugar House project in Salt Lake City. This complete project remodel showcases quality interior and exterior finishes. The theater includes a 10-screen movie theater, electric reclining leather seats, LED lighting, and a new sound system for ultimate viewing comfort.
For almost six decades, Stacey Construction has created projects such as these. While consistently ranking as one of the top construction firms in the area, it has won awards such as the Excellence in Concrete Award from the 2018 Intermountain Chapter of the American Concrete Institute for outstanding work in Orem’s Cinemark. Additionally, in 2005 the firm was featured in the Utah Business Magazine as well. With awards and recognitions such as these, the company continues to grow in project recognitions, quality, and integrity.
Stallings Construction, Inc.
4733 S. Commerce Dr., Murray, UT 84107
Existing for over half a century, this contractor has built for itself an excellent reputation. Its outstanding work has been featured in the Utah Construction and Design Magazine twice. The company expertly handles large and small construction projects including churches, healthcare facilities, offices, warehouses, and banks.
An example of its work is the 20,000-square-foot SLCo Health Department Building in West Jordan. This modern building features one entire side made of glass. As light floods through the glass wall, the whole building becomes more inviting. In this project, the firm has masterfully used nature, light, and structure to create an impressive structure.
Established in 1951, Stalling Construction desires to continuously excel. For more than 70 years, this contractor has delivered durable and stunning structures in Salt Lake City. With mastery in commercial construction, the firm provides outstanding new construction, seismic upgrades, and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified services across Utah.
Kier Construction Corporation
3710 Quincy Ave., Ogden, UT 84403
This diversified general contractor is a master in commercial construction. Established in 1986, its annual revenues exceed $100 million. Company president and owner Stephen Kier leads the company to its success. As early as 1982, Kier became one of the Board of Directors of Northern Wasatch Home Builders Association. In 1997, he became president of the Associated Builders and Contractors, Utah Chapter. Today, he uses his extensive experience in improving the Kier Construction Corporation brand. From pre-construction to project management to post-construction services, the firm continues to be known as a firm that excels. In 2013, the firm was featured in the Utah Construction and Design Magazine.
Moreover, the Kier brand promotes sustainability in each project as an Energy Star-certified firm. One of its notable works is the Advanced Brain Technologies project in South Ogden. This 12,000-square-foot office facility features a mountain theme exterior with modern interiors. Inside, the firm constructed a spacious training room with a state-of-the-art audio/video system. The company utilized the picturesque environment by building a large balcony.
Zwick Construction Company, Inc.
434 W. Ascension Way Suite 150, Salt Lake City, UT 84123
Zwick Construction Company has been passed on for three generations. Founded in 1969 by Bill Zwick, the company was passed onto Bill’s son Craig in 1978, and then Darin Zwick in 2007. Today, Darin takes the company to greater heights, earning the 2020 IIDA Merit Award – Onset Financial and has graced the Utah Business Magazine in 2018.
Over the years, this contractor has gathered valuable experience in providing services for different industries. Its expertise covers the restaurant, hospitality, office, and retail industries. One of its impressive office builds is its West Office Building Renovation project in Salt Lake City. This 144,000-square-foot project involved demolition, seismic retrofit, and new tenant improvement services. This massive project’s scope included installing new mechanical, electrical, and communication systems as well. Through this project, the company displayed its expertise and continues to impress every client with its quality builds, passion, and teamwork.
Jacobsen Construction Co., Inc.
5181 West Amelia Earhart Dr., Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Established in 1922, Jacobsen Construction is the longest-running contractor on this list. Existing for over a century, this contractor has had its fair share of recognition. It has consistently won the Utah Best of State Award from 2014 until 2021. From commercial to healthcare to civil construction services, this contractor can expertly handle it all.
As a master in commercial construction, the firm worked on the elaborate City Creek Center project in Salt Lake City, Utah’s premier urban retail development in area. Through the firm’s masterful work, the property now stands as one of the largest mixed-use downtown redevelopment projects in the US. With projects like these filling its portfolio, Jacobsen Construction continuously ranks as one of the nation’s top general contractors.
6404 West 400, South Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Big-D Construction is an industry heavyweight. It is an award-winning contractor that graced multiple publications. This contractor has consistently graced the ENR Mountain States, Construction & Design Magazine, Utah Business Magazine Inc., and Salt Lake Magazine. Among its several achievements is the 2020 Hospitality & Resort Project Of The Year award for The Lodge at Blue Sky project.
The Lodge at Blue Sky is a whopping 386,000-square-foot project. Big-D Construction took this mammoth undertaking with great confidence. With over five decades of industry experience, the firm skillfully constructed the resort’s luxurious suites, 70-foot-long infinity pool, and restaurant. Due to the resort’s remote location, this contractor also built an independent electrical and sewer system that can sustain an entire city. Big projects like these are the reason for this contractor’s popularity.