Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 03:21 am

Aurora, Colorado is known for its culture, artistry, and atmosphere. Although predominately residential, the city is also home to quite a few light manufacturers, restaurants, and commercial industries. These businesses take up a good portion of the city, serving both locals and tourists alike.

If you’re looking to build or remodel your business, look no further than this list of the best commercial contractors in Aurora, contractors who can help business owners with any building or remodeling needs across any market or industry sector. Our editorial team selected these builders based on their background, experience, and ability to meet and exceed client expectations.

Adolfson & Peterson Construction

797 Ventura Street, Aurora, CO 80011

With offices in Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, and Wyoming, Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) is a nationally-held and family-owned commercial contractor offering preconstruction and construction services to the commercial, correctional, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, recreation and senior living markets. Founded in 1946, the company is known today as a leader in the building industry for its commitment to the communities where it builds and works. 

One example of the firm’s work on a commercial project is the Aurora Central Recreation Center. The firm constructed a two-story, 60,285-square-foot recreation center that features an aquatics area, a gymnasium, an elevated walking/jogging track, a fitness area, a teaching kitchen, party rooms, multi-purpose rooms, group exercise rooms, and offices and locker rooms. Some of the facility’s unique design features include an interactive video water slide, a wave pool, and a fitness grandstand. All these features offer a full range of possibilities for group fitness classes and individual exercise.

Haselden Construction

6950 South Potomac Street, Centennial, CO 80112

Haselden Construction is a commercial construction company working in the cultural, worship, government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, gaming, K-12 education, office, parking, senior living, and residential markets. The firm maintains five offices across Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona, through which it offers general contracting, construction management, design-build, turnkey development, preconstruction, and restoration services.

One example of the firm’s work on a recent commercial project is the remodel of the Lodge Casino in Black Hawk, Colorado. The remodel involved two phases. Phase 1 consisted of renovations to the Seasons Buffet and the White Buffalo Fine Dining Room. The scope of work included revamping serving areas, updating the ceiling, installing new carpet, wall coverings, millwork, and light fixtures, as well as the addition of a new bar. Phase 2 included a refresh to the casino floor, numerous bar areas, and new millwork, carpet, paint, and ceilings.

Snyder Building Construction

10065 E. Harvard Avenue, Ste 801, Denver, CO 80231

Snyder Building Construction is a commercial construction group that offers tenant improvement, commercial ground-up, and restaurant and retail construction services in Denver and Colorado’s Front Range. The firm is owned and led by Richard Snyder II, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a graduate of Building Construction from the University of Florida. The firm is also a proud sponsor of the Colorado Chapter of CoreNet Global. 

One example of the firm’s work is the Green Collective Eatery in Denver, Colorado. Located in the Denver Lower Highlands neighborhood, the fast-casual breakfast and lunch eatery, Green Collective, was in need of a core and shell renovation. Snyder Building Construction managed the entire scope of the project including all mechanical, electrical, plumbing, framing, millwork, and restaurant equipment installation work. The eatery’s design — the finishes of which reflect Green Collective’s brand of health, sustainability, and community — was completed by Arrow B Architecture. 

Gilmore Construction Corporation

4949 Ironton Street, Denver, CO 80239

The commercial construction company Gilmore Construction Corporation has left an indelible mark on the public and private sectors in Denver, Colorado. The firm—led by Jacob “Jake” Gilmore Jr.—focuses on government, education, healthcare, retail/office, and transportation markets. Over the years, Gilmore Construction has come to be known in the construction industry for its reliability. It’s also well-known thanks to its ability to create the best possible construction experience and outcome for its clients.

One example of the firm’s work on a commercial project is the Kaiser Permanente Lakewood Office Building. Because of the multifaceted nature of the project — which included electrical and mechanical systems replacement and plumbing — Gilmore divided the project into two main phases: mechanical, and building exterior and interior refresh. The first phase involved some isolated roof replacement and the resurfacing of a parking lot that the firm divided into five phases to allow adequate facility parking. The second phase was further divided into 43 more phases that allowed the firm to perform work with minimal impact on the client’s operations. Impressively, the firm actually completed the expansion on the medical office building while it was owner-occupied. The firm’s commitment to site safety and to mitigating the effect of construction dust and noise in the hospital’s environmentally sensitive surroundings was paramount.

Foothills Commercial Builders

7241 S Fulton Street, Centennial, CO 80112 

Foothills Commercial Builders is a commercial construction firm with extensive experience in a wide variety of markets, including design-build, base building, land/site work, healthcare, automotive, veterinary, cultural/community/ education, industrial/warehouse, office, retail, restaurant, brewery, and banking/financial service. The firm, led by its president William “Rocky” Hollingsworth, has built a reputation in the commercial construction industry based on professionalism and integrity. This reputation is further supported by the long-term relationships Foothills has with its subcontractors and its ever-growing client referral base.

An example of the firm’s work is a renovation for Mexican restaurant, The Rio Grande. In collaboration with R 3 Design Architecture, Foothills renovated the upper level of the existing restaurant to accommodate a new bar and dining area that overlooks the lower level dining area. The staircases and kitchen were also renovated, and the new bar was constructed with a storage building on top of the existing rooftop patio.