Corpus Christi is tucked into the Gulf of Mexico and is known for its high winds. The city is ideal for kiteboarding, kite flying, surfing, and windsurfing. It will also host the 2021 U.S. Finn National Championship along its bayfront. Various recreational activities and establishments are also available for tourists and locals. In fact, the majority of Corpus Christi’s population is employed in the service industry.
Our editorial team has compiled a list of the best commercial contractors in Corpus Christi, the contractors that serve the hospitality industry. These firms have repeatedly proven their knowledge and expertise, ranging from ground-up constructions to tenant improvements.
Galaxy Builders Ltd.
4729 College Park, San Antonio, TX 78249
Galaxy Builders has been in the contracting business since 1991, and they have completed over 24,000 units in the state of Texas. The firm’s mission is to deliver unmatched services and create lasting relationships. Its value-based construction analysis is a key part of their process: they make a thorough comparison of two or more construction plans to determine which one is the most cost-effective and the best fit for the project and client.
Aside from being recognized as a leader in their field, Galaxy Builders has also won numerous awards. These awards include the 2017 to 2021 AGC’s Outstanding Construction Awards and the 2016 to 2021 AGC’S Excellence in Construction Awards. The firm was also recognized from 2017 to 2019 as one of San Antonio Business Journal’s Growing Private Companies. The team’s project on the Tobin Estate Apartments was awarded the 2021 AGC’s Outstanding Construction and the 2021 BuildSA’s Best Market Rate in the Multifamily category.
TLC Construction, LLC.
1959 Saratoga Boulevard, #10, Corpus Christi, TX 78417
TLC Construction was founded in 2007, and it quickly gained a reputation for excellent service. The firm builds solid relationships with its clients, the community, and its employees. Collaborative work is highly encouraged, and the TLC team meets their clients face-to-face. They accompany them to design meetings with the architect to ensure the client’s best interest is prioritized and to provide detailed reviews. Upon laying out the plan and design, they start the construction using the highest quality of materials and cutting-edge techniques, along with their team-centric mentality.
TLC Construction has created many outstanding projects over the years. The firm won the Best of Best Corpus Christi Awards for General Contracting in 2017, 2018, and 2019. It is also worth mentioning the complete renovation and restoration TLC team provided for the Funeraria del Angel. They replaced the tower and added signs that help highlight the main entrance. They also added hard surface floorings in the front of the two chapels and combined two current offices to house the administrative office. Two new arrangement rooms were also built along with ADA-compliant restrooms.
Scott + Reid General Contractors
3118 Richmond Avenue, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77098
Scott + Reid is a general contracting company that specializes in high-profile renovations and ground-up construction. With over two decades of experience, their team is confident and ensures that no detail is overlooked with their thoroughness and attention to detail. They also inform the clients of every development through frequent budget overviews and status updates. This approach minimizes potential delays and problems are solved immediately. The team also uses sustainable materials and takes a green advantage approach certified by the USGBC and LEED.
Scott + Reid has worked with household names like JCPenny, Google, and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Their work for the Lamar Plaza in downtown Houston stands out. The team made various capital improvements for the repositioning of the 20-story office tower. They used ivory porcelain tile flooring on the atrium and complemented it with metal-toned Arktura panels integrated with lighting in the elevator lobby. They also updated the security desk with a sleek, modern design that includes stone countertops and stainless steel for the focal wall. The construction covered nearly a city block with high traffic on both the building and surrounding areas. The project team ensured everyone’s safety by putting up walkway protection and implemented a daily inspection.
2400 W 34th Street, Houston, TX 77018.
Wier Enterprises started as a small family-owned business in 1991 that grew into the large company that we know today. They preserved their fundamental belief: valuing family. This is important to the firm and is part of who they are. The firm prioritizes everyone’s well-being and happiness and works hard to create a work-life balance that produces increased productivity and performance. Their support and care for each other, and that care translates to how they treat their clients.
The firm’s project, Westside Lexus, won the 2020 Houston Business Journal’s Landmark Award because of its impact on the Houston Area. It is one of the largest Lexus Retailers in the United States at 557,817 square feet, and it occupies 10 acres of land. They built a showroom that can hold up to 15 vehicles and 45 sales offices. They also added a pre-owned showroom that features 5 vehicles and 26 sales offices, an enclosed service drive with over 28 vehicles, and a different lounge with amenities for customers. The second floor houses the business office, administrative services, and 80-person training room, and storage spaces. They design the exterior with a modern, sleek, and luxurious look representing Lexus’s branding.
Victory Building Team
711 Cantwell Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78408
Early on, Victory Building Team established a common goal for the whole team, “Building done right.” The firm has continued to pursue and fulfill that mission for over 19 years. They abide by the mantra of “Do it safely. Do it right the first time. Do it right now,” to ensure every project’s success. The firm takes pride in its ability to customize its services to meet the specific needs and standards of the client. They are dedicated to turning the client’s vision into reality and exceeding their expectations.
The firm’s portfolio consists of a handful of established brands, namely AT&T, Fiat, Subway, U.S. Navy, Volkswagen, and Infiniti. They also worked with Starbucks in constructing their retail center. Victory partnered with the architects Gignac & Associates in building the 7800-square-foot outlet. They used bricks and stainless steel, then finished off with stucco. They also provided finishing work on several stores in the center, specifically Digital 2000, Quizno, and Starbucks.