Developing commercial properties is an extensive task—a multitude of separate and complex tasks, really—that requires a well-rounded expert at the helm. Construction and management, as well as customer service, all play vital roles in every contracting project. A balance between the three guarantees client satisfaction and the completion of a quality structure with modern functionality.

To help business owners with the selection process, we decided to showcase the best commercial contractors in Columbus, Ohio. These companies stood out for a variety of reasons—work quality, history, feedback, accolades. Some operate locally, though others are multi-state businesses. Most of these firms serve diverse markets including retail, healthcare, restaurants, and more.

Infinity Construction Company

18440 Cranwood Parkway, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Since 1996, Infinity Construction has been a staple in Warrensville Heights. The firm’s core services include general contracting, construction management at-risk, and design/build. The company provides building and property improvements that come with upstanding customer service.

President Charles A. Izzo and his personnel are seasoned professionals with a strong commitment to building excellence. Whether working on ground-up builds or large-scale renovations, the team always prioritizes quality and efficiency during the job. A positive and collaborative environment ensures customer convenience.

The Infinity team served as construction manager for the regional office buildout of the McDonald’s Corporation’s Columbus branch. The 9,050-square-foot development includes open and private offices, conference rooms, a large training room, a huddle room, a server room, a cafe area, and a copy and storage room.

Miles-McClellan Construction

2100 Builders Place, Columbus, OH 43204

Miles-McClellan Construction started operations in 1978 and continues to deliver quality building services in today’s market. President Matt McClellan leads a staff well-versed in general contracting, construction management, design-build, and pre-construction. Each of the company’s professionals is dedicated to craftsmanship and field efficiency. In-house experts also prioritize customer service through comprehensive client collaboration.

A sample of the firm’s work is the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, a new build development for the National Audubon Society. Some notable areas include native plant demonstration gardens, an outdoor amphitheater, a habitat for flora and fauna, and temporary and permanent exhibits. 

The 18,000-square-foot property is Gold Certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and features many sustainable elements. Some green aspects include energy-efficient systems, passive solar design, on-site stormwater management, and the use of eco-friendly materials.

Compton Construction

691 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43206

Compton Construction delivers exemplary commercial spaces that meet modern standards. The firm’s forte lies in general contracting, construction management, design/build, and pre-construction services.

Blake Compton is the company’s owner and founder, a seasoned professional with many successful projects to his name. He leads a skilled roster of builders and managers that consistently deliver top-tier results. The team’s diverse portfolio consists of offices, restaurants, barbershops, and condominiums.

Experience Columbus Visitors Center is a 700-square-foot retail space that promotes the city’s tourism and conventions. Located in the Columbus Convention Center, the establishment’s walls, racks, and tables are made of reclaimed barn wood. Upon completion, client Jodi Beekman commended the Compton Construction team for their timely and cost-effective delivery and the staff’s professional and collaborative process.

Elford, Inc.

1220 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215

Elford, Inc. practices a community-driven approach to building and design. Teamwork is central to its operations, an initiative that extends from employees to clients and subcontractors. In-house personnel follow a “work hard, have fun” philosophy that makes every development a successful, hassle-free experience.

The esteemed company has 111 years of construction experience. Mike Fitzpatrick leads the current crop, building on the legacy of the firm while carving a path for this generation’s staff. Elford has received many industry recognitions, such as inclusion in Engineering News-Record‘s (ENR) 2018 Top Contractors in the Midwest and ranking 2nd in the Top Commercial Contractors list of Columbus Business First.

Tasting’s wine bar and restaurant in Columbus is a 2,433-square-foot development in the High Street corridor. The renovation and remodeling project optimized the establishment for modern comfort. It now includes a custom-built bar, a seating area, a kitchen, and restrooms.


  • 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