Buoyed by major commercial developments such as the Denver International Airport, the demand for real estate and commercial establishments in Thornton has increased and has driven the population to grow by more than 44.2%. The majority of the population is married and they are planning to grow their families.

The community offers 1000 acres of developed park and recreation centers and 230 acres of open spaces and it also has lovely neighborhoods, including Heritage Todd Creek, Fallbrook, and Rolling Hills at Thorncreek. The general contractors that had a hand in meeting this booming demand are on this list. They can also help in the much-needed remodeling and revamping of your home.


12279 Pennsylvania Street, Thornton, CO 80241

Jim Black Construction has been known for rebuilding family homes for four decades now. They are experts in restoring properties that have been damaged by fire, hail, water, mold, and more. They can take on the hassle and difficulty of repairing and reinforcing the home’s structural integrity, and they ensure that the restoration process is as simple and stress-free as possible. Their systematic and well-managed approach assures clients that they can offer the best solutions that get the job done efficiently.

One of their notable projects included restoring a house where a fire broke out that damaged the second and third floors. Jim Black Construction revived it; it’s as if nothing happened and the firm made sure it’s safe for everyone. They also updated the design by extending the balcony to the entire side of the house with a seamless design. Bricked pillars were also added together with the landscaping, giving new life to the space.


11990 Grant Street, Suite 550, Northglenn, CO 80233

Ascent Builders has been building distinct luxury custom homes since 2006. Collectively, they have over 50 years of experience producing high-quality results thanks to their excellent craftsmanship. The firm can also provide complex builds with high customer satisfaction because of its proactive communication with clients, realistic time schedules, and practical and reasonable prices. The firm also provides access to a secure website containing all the information and details about the project: clients are always up-to-date on what’s happening with their project.

Their project at 7329 Eagle Moon is an indication of the company’s skillset. The firm used all the surface area despite the elevation and the terrain’s unevenness. They built a deck on top of the slope and used it to level out the main floor. Then the firm incorporated a stonework pathway on the side of the hill to provide access towards the patio and the house’s lower floor from outside. They also gave the interior a brighter,  more spacious feel by using floor-to-ceiling windows with a reflective tint to protect the family’s privacy.


6897 Paiute Avenue, Niwot, CO 80503

Since its founding in 1977, Terrel Construction has provided premier custom home building and it has now expanded to commercial constructions. From remodeling luxury homes to various offices and warehouses, Terrel can produce the highest quality of work because of its team’s collective experience and expertise. This dynamic team provides personal attention to their clients and tailors every project to their unique needs. Owner Dale Terre personally supervises every project—from permits to planning to completion.

Goldbranch Estates is one of the firm’s residential builds in Niwot, Colorado. With its Mediterranean and traditional styled exterior, they kept the interior neutral and balanced with a modern, minimal look. The firm also provided an open floor plan with a crisp white paint job that provides a clean and fresh feeling. Wood, brown, and gold accents were incorporated to give the home a natural, yet luxurious touch.


3879 East 120th Avenue, #176, Thornton, CO 80233 

Fourth Generation Contracting prioritizes their clients when it comes to residential remodeling and commercial tenant improvements. They maintain a working relationship with their clients and tailor their service to their needs. With their versatility and outstanding craftsmanship, they can finish quality work on schedule and within budget. They bring professionalism, transparency, and a can-do attitude to their project and they have been doing so for over 20 years.

They did an exceptional job building and designing this guest house, especially with the kitchen. They used white quartz for the countertops and customized the cabinets with Knotty Alder trims. Dangling lights were added to give character to the space and to display the height of the ceiling. They also painted the walls white and matched them with wood accents on the beams and exhaust: it really tied the whole room together. Fourth Generation Contracting made sure that the home is comfortable for residents and would make the future guests feel immediatley at home.


  • 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