The city of Tulsa in Oklahoma has a thriving economy and a history of booming economic activity behind its current success. What once began with a booming energy sector has now diversified into a strong technology and finance-driven economy. Over the years, the city has seen its fair share of industries come and go, and the constant through it all was a robust construction industry in charge of building and remodeling the headquarters and commercial and manufacturing facilities of these top companies. We decided to list the best commercial contractors in Tulsa, Oklahoma in business today.
Our editorial team selected these contractors for their local backgrounds, their diverse experience with a host of project types, and their ability to cater to the unique needs of various commercial markets.
Rupe Helmer Group
3114 E 81st Street, Tulsa, OK 74137
With over 220 completed buildings and $300M in project value, Rupe Helmer Group is a leading Oklahoman provider of services in construction, development, brokerage, and property management. Under the leadership of CEO John Rupe Jr. and president Mark Helmer, the firm’s team partners with clients to deliver innovative solutions that exceed customer expectations.
Some of the firm’s notable projects include Parkhill’s Warehouse Liquors & Wine and the B&B Sapulpa Cinema. In 2017, the firm won two Associated General Contractors (AGC) Build Oklahoma Awards for these builds. Another example of the firm’s work is the variety store Dollar General. The popular chain offers Oklahoma buyers a host of the most popular brands at the lowest prices for their everyday needs.
323 E Reconciliation Way, Tulsa, OK 74120
Few companies can say that they have been around for over a century, but for Flintco LLC, this is only one fact about its practice that sets it apart from the rest in the industry today. The firm has cultivated a reputation for comprehensive services throughout seven offices. The firm employs more than 700 people who serve clients in healthcare, education, hospitality, sports, and industrial markets while offering offsite construction solutions. The firm also self-performs concrete, steel erection, and excavation.
One example of the firm’s work is the Waterfront Grill in Jenks. The 8,775 square-foot restaurant accommodates up to 350 patrons. It features several unique finishes including granite, custom light fixtures, Italian leather seating, and custom paneling. The highlight of the restaurant is its floating ceiling, constructed by a movie set company. The patio area, with its translucent canopy, is made of oversized cedar timbers.
5477 S 108th E Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74146
Recognized as one of the fastest-growing, highest-quality contractors in the country, Key Construction is a respected commercial general contractor with offices throughout the Midwest. Thanks to its extensive geographic reach, the firm has completed hundreds of projects across the country, building strong relationships with clients and subcontractors in the process. The firm is proud to be consistently recognized as one of the Engineering News Record’s Top 400 Contractors.
One notable example of the firm’s commercial work was provided for Walgreens. To date, Key Construction has built 65 Walgreens Pharmacies throughout the Midwest. As fast-track projects, the structures are typically built on a four to five-month schedule, combining a masonry exterior with a steel-framed structural system. Some of the custom project features that may be observed at the various locations include multiple drive-through lanes and a photography department.
Fleming Construction Group
5405 S 125th E Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74146
With over seven decades of experience in the commercial building industry, Fleming Construction Group is a leading general contractor specializing in the industrial and warehouse and distribution market. The firm is capable of performing pre-construction, construction, and post-construction for non-residential and industrial facilities. For the quality of its work, the firm was awarded the “Industrial Project of the Year” by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) in 2020.
One example of the firm’s ability is a retail project for Audi in Tulsa. The structure sports nearly 200 linear feet with a 20-foot curtain wall. The wall is completed by curved and sharp angles, highlighting the showroom from the inside out. The structure also includes a 60-degree curved wall that mimics the form of a European test track. The wall flows into the showroom where it meets its end at an inverted floating cone.
LDKerns Contractors, Inc.
555 N Elm Street, Jenks, OK 74037
LDKerns Contractors, Inc. is an Oklahoma-based commercial contractor specializing in everything from small specialty stores to complete ground-up projects. The firm is also well-versed in total site renovations, as well as construction management and design-build. Thanks to its comprehensive offerings and the diversity of its projects, the firm has won numerous awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors since 2006.
An example of the firm’s work is Victory Bible College & Youth Addition in Tulsa, OK. This state-of-the-art, two-story, 40,000-square-foot building addition serves multiple functions by bringing the Victory Bible College and Victory Youth onto the Campus with Victory Church and Victory Christian Schools. This $6 million expansion and renovation will improve efficiency and pedestrian traffic flow creating unity on their main campus. For this new addition and renovation project, LDKerns provided professional general contracting services, supervision, and professional quality workmanship.
Thompson Construction, Inc.
8141 E 74th Place, Tulsa, OK 74133
Established in 1997 by founder Rob Thompson, Thompson Construction, Inc. is a construction and renovation firm that blends cost-effective design with single-source, comprehensive services. From concept to completion, Thompson Construction acts as the client’s only point of contact. As a result of this approach, the firm has built a 70% repeat client rate, making trust the primary currency on which the firm runs.
One example of Thompson Construction’s work is the Classic Chevrolet Office and Showroom. At first glance, the facility is both sleek and welcoming, with its signature logo hanging above the grand entryway that ushers customers into the equally grand showroom. The facility also doubles as a service center, a convenient addition to the structure’s functionality. Meanwhile, tucked away inside but not completely isolated from the happenings below is the office, occupied by hardworking Chevrolet employees.
Red Dog Construction
116 S 1st Street, Jenks, OK 74037
Over the past ten years, Red Dog Construction has achieved the incredible feat of completing over 1,500 successful projects throughout the Greater Tulsa area. The firm performs commercial general construction and design-build for a host of diverse project types—everything from ground-up construction to remodels, additions, tenant improvements, and commercial developments.
The firm is led by president Bart Boatright, a graduate of the Construction Management program of Oklahoma State University. Under Bart’s leadership, the firm has won several awards such as “Tulsa People A-List” Award and “Tulsa’s Best of the Best” Award. One example of the firm’s work is the Cost Plus World Market in Tulsa. The retail project involved the construction of an 18,300-square-foot structure. The firm completed design-build work on the metal building, which is wrapped in stone and EFIS.
Rick Scott Construction
14990 E Pine, Tulsa, OK 74116
Rick Scott Construction is a commercial construction company with offices in Tulsa and Ponca City, Oklahoma. In addition to serving Oklahoma, the firm also extends its services to the surrounding states, establishing a wide geographic reach and cementing its reputation as a go-to for pre-construction, construction management, general contracting, and design-build services.
One example of the firm’s work is the Jiffy Trip Convenience Store chain in Ponca City. The firm completed the project in collaboration with architect Harrison, French & Associates. The entire project was completed in just over six months. Now, the convenience store contains over 6,500 square feet of space along with over 56,000 square feet of concrete paving. It also includes a full-service restaurant with touch screen ordering kiosks, indoor seating, and a drive-thru lane for added convenience. Exterior finishes include brick, stone, ceramic tile, and architectural metal panels; the interior finishes include polished concrete, epoxy floor, ceramic tile, reclaimed wood paneling, brick, and stone.
7033 E 40th Street, Tulsa, OK 74145
For Reco Construction, trust plays a big part in its approach to building. It is instrumental, not only in contractor-client relationships but also in partnerships with subcontractors. The firm employs only leaders in the construction industry and partners with individuals and corporations that recognize the value of negotiated work and a selective bid process.
The firm was founded by Jerry Reed and is led, today, by president Mike Rogers. Under Mike’s leadership, Reco Construction provides clients with a streamlined design-build service, acting as the client’s only point of contact throughout the entire process of design, engineering, and construction. The firm is proudest to uphold the same values that it started with in 1983.
Construction by Daniels
3056A N Aspen Avenue, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
From large-scale developments to commercial and industrial structures, Construction by Daniels is a firm capable of handling all kinds of project types. Led by Charles Daniels, the firm operates on the promise of sticking with a job until it is done right. This approach has earned the firm its success and contributed to its longevity, and the firm is well into its fourth decade.
One notable example of the firm’s work is the First Bank of Owasso. The 64,000-square-foot structure—completed in collaboration with Crafton Tull Sparks—has a gorgeous exterior of brick and stone. Three of the total five floors are occupied by the bank; two levels are open for commercial leasing. Aside from the usual banking services, the bank features a drive-thru area, comprising commercial and ATM lanes, as well as three lanes for bank clients.
Elevated Commercial Services
5103 S Sheridan Road, Suite #701, Tulsa, OK 74145
Elevated Commercial Services is a Tulsa-based commercial general contractor serving the education and campus, hospitality and resorts, and manufacturing and industrial sectors. The firm’s service offerings include installation, replacement, new construction and repairs, disaster response, portfolio management, and advanced sustainability options. The firm also specializes in commercial roofing and has completed projects for clients like the Tulsa Opera.
One example of the firm’s work is the 16th & Boston Complete Metal System project in Tulsa. The 20,000 square-foot structure is enveloped in Centria CS-260 ribbed single skin panels on the exterior and interior walls. It also includes a Union Corrugated 20-gauge standing seam with mechanically fastened seams that outperform the snap-lock systems. Thanks to the firm’s ability to fabricate anything from metal, it also installed the custom commercial-style gutters and downspouts. The front of the building has a rust wall tower that wraps around the upstairs balcony, creating a unique fireplace.
Black Rock Construction Management LLC
4717 S Mingo Road, Suite H, Tulsa, OK 74146
Black Rock Construction is a one-stop shop for all commercial pre-construction, design-build, and general contracting needs. Owned and operated by Travis Baker and Jeff Carter, Black Rock has cultivated a strong practice based on its principals’ forty years of combined expertise in the industry. The firm is committed to the client at every stage of building and is capable of handling everything from meetings with city officials to planning sessions with architects.
Some of the things clients can expect from Black Rock before and during the construction process are thoughtful pre-planning, a competitive bidding process, and professional project management. The firm is also equipped to handle the timely progression of a project and prepared to take the same dedicated approach to each commercial construction project, whatever its size and scope.
Morrison Construction Company Inc.
8147 E 63rd Place, Suite 200, Tulsa, OK 74133
Morrison Construction Company is a Tulsa-based general contracting company with over 35 years of industry experience. The firm’s geographic reach is extensive, with completed projects in multiple states, including Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Arkansas.
The firm is proud of its diverse work history, with its client list featuring area schools, churches, convenience stores, and restaurant chains. The firm has also completed projects for a variety of municipal, government, oil and gas, and commercial structures. Across these markets and project types, Morrison Construction Company is proud to have accrued a large number of repeat customers who put their full trust in the company and its quality processes.
8403 S Sandusky Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74137
Lyon Construction is a company that wears two hard hats—one for residential construction and the other for commercial builds. The focus on both types of construction allows the company to flex its versatility while keeping up to date with the latest trends in both home and office and commercial building and remodeling.
The firm is equipped to handle commercial projects such as high-rises, multi-family residences, offices, warehouses, shopping and retail centers, and hotels and lodges. The firm uses only professional-grade tools and materials and its in-house team includes a number of fully-trained workers to ensure each job is done efficiently and correctly, on time, and within budget.