The historic towns of Norfolk County make it a common destination for tourists and history and architecture enthusiasts. Its location within the Boston-Cambridge-Newton metropolitan area also makes it a great place for professionals and young families who want a quiet suburban atmosphere. The major economies in the county include construction, manufacturing, retail, trade, finance, and insurance.

The county’s strategic and historic location also makes it a great place to start or expand a business. The large and wide-ranged population and the number of tourists to the county continue to increase market size and the potential for success. If you are a business owner who would like to expand or open a venue in Norfolk, we suggest you check out this list of the best commercial contractors in East Norfolk County, Massachusetts. These contracting firms have extensive experience building restaurants, retail shops, entertainment venues, and hotels. They can help you envision your dream business in Norfolk and walk with you every step of the way towards making that dream a reality.

Seaver Construction Inc.

215 Lexington Street, Woburn, MA 01801 

Seaver Construction is a general contracting and construction management firm serving eastern Massachusetts, southern New Hampshire, and southern Maine. The firm offers a full line of construction services for commercial and residential projects, including pre-build planning, evaluations, and assessments. The firm also offers post-construction documentation and certifications. Established in 1985, Seaver provides services in a wide range of sectors including civic, hospitality, retail, corporate, and residential. The firm’s personalized service and commitment to deliver projects in the most efficient and cost-effective manner has earned them a strong reputation in the industry and among clients. 

Whether it’s small renovations or complex ground-up construction, Seaver’s senior managers remain involved throughout all stages of each project. Seaver coordinates extensively with clients, architects, subcontractors, and suppliers to provide a seamless construction process and on-time and within-budget project completion. In managing commercial construction, the firm oversees the flow of materials and resources and ensures that the structure is water and energy-efficient, has good indoor air quality, and is sustainable. Seaver managed the buildout of the new shell space for SoVital Fitness Studios in Littleton, which includes studios for yoga, pilates, dance, and meditation. The work included complete fit-out form shell, soundproofing and finishing, and customized lighting and HVAC systems. Seaver completed the job on time, within budget, and with minimal disruption to the business and its clients. 

M&M Construction Services

19 Harvey Road, Unit 22, Bedford, NH 03110 

M&M Construction Services is a full-service general contractor that specializes in commercial construction such as retail, restaurant, and private offices and event venues. Formed in 1984, the firm has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from add-ons and renovations to shell and core fit-outs and ground-up constructions. On each construction project, M&M aims to exceed client expectations by following a reliable five-step approach that includes listening to clients, communicating with all involved parties, responding to questions and suggestions, taking responsibility for the project, and providing a full-year workmanship warranty. 

The firm’s meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to excellence guarantees client satisfaction in all projects regardless of scope and purpose. Its excellent workmanship has earned M&M a strong reputation among businesses in New England and the mid-Atlantic. The firm was hired by Tasty Burgers to manage the renovation of their Fenway Park branch in 2021. The project involved transforming a decade-old burger joint into a 3,000-square foot open-concept space with both booth and bar seating. The design retained the brand’s iconic colors and art pieces while incorporating additional elements to improve efficiency and sustainability. Through M&M’s diligent work, the renovation was finished smoothly and efficiently while following government protocols on COVID-19.

Acella Construction Corporation

38 Washington Street, Pembroke, MA 02359 

Founded in 2003, Acella Construction is a general contracting firm that focuses exclusively on client satisfaction. Having worked for numerous academic, corporate, and institutional clients, Acella continually refines its business practices and protocols based on its own hands-on experience and client recommendations. The firm has worked on numerous construction projects in a wide range of sizes, scopes, and applications. Its experience includes renovations, interior remodels, and ground-up construction—and they have all been highly praised by clients. Committed to environmental stewardship, the firm retains several LEED accredited professionals on its management team to ensure sustainability in design as well as throughout the construction process.

On each project, Acella provides innovative and quality construction services that are specifically tailored to the client’s needs, capabilities, and goals. Using its expertise and through close collaboration with clients, architects, and suppliers, each project is efficiently delivered and consistently exceeds client expectations. One such remarkable project is the firm’s management of the construction of Geico’s North Chelmsford branch. The project involved the transformation of an old restaurant into a 2,317-square-foot field office, which includes private offices, an open floor reception area, and a data room. New mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations were placed throughout the office to improve efficiency and lower overhead costs. Finishing also includes LED lighting, luxury vinyl tiles, carpeting, and custom millwork to create a modern professional ambiance befitting a large insurance company. Acella’s thorough attention to each step of the process led to successful project completion on a tight eight-week schedule. Such a remarkable project delivery is evidence of the firm’s commitment to building great relationships and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Callahan Construction Managers

80 First Street, Bridgewater, MA 02324 

Callahan Construction Managers is a full-service construction management company that has served the New England and Northeast regions as a family business for more than 65 years. As one of the region’s largest open shop construction firms, Callahan provides a wide range of preconstruction and construction management services to local, regional, and national clients. Callahan enforces a high quality and innovative approach to all projects, including multi-family residential, senior housing, hospitality, retail, corporate office, life sciences, educational, and other markets. Over the decades the firm has kept up on industry trends and innovative techniques. As a result, they continuously create new approaches to tough construction challenges.

As a family-run business, and one of the oldest in the region, Callahan’s work is built on professional experience, a passion for excellence, and a profound commitment to community involvement and local economic development. The firm often engages in projects that benefit the community and participates in community activities in collaboration with local nonprofits and charities. The firm managed the construction of the new 50,000-square-foot Falmouth Ice Arena in 2012. As a community venue handled by a nonprofit organization for Falmouth youth, safety, sustainability, and working within a strict budget were top priorities. Callahan managed to complete the project on time and within schedule. The arena uses half the energy of a standard facility of its type and size. That helps preserve the environment and also helps the Youth Hockey League save money, money that can be spent supporting youth programs.


  • 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