Building a commercial project comes with its own, unique set of challenges. Some commercial clients need their builders to work within their own existing aesthetic standards; other brands collaborate with builders to create something fresh and new. In either case, the task of creating commercial projects can be fulfilling as long as commercial clients have the right builder working with them on their projects.

Below is a list of the best commercial contractors in Long Beach, firms who are well-versed in building for the wide range of needs commercial clients can bring to the door. These builders were chosen by our editorial team for their backgrounds, experience, and ability to cater to the design and construction requirements of a variety of commercial markets. 

Howard CDM

17434 Bellflower Boulevard, Suite 300, Bellflower, CA 90706

Howard CDM started out as a small construction business operating out of a garage and soon became a multi-million dollar company with over forty-five full-time employees. The firm is run by Martin D. Howard, a builder with close to four decades of experience in the construction industry. Under his leadership, the firm has successfully completed work on many commercial, industrial, hospitality, medical and mixed-use developments. Some of the company’s more prominent construction achievements include the Laemmle Theatres, the Orange County School of the Arts, Otium Restaurant, and SteelCraft.

Pictured below is an example of the firm’s work on SteelCraft Long Beach. Completed in collaboration with architect City Fabrick and designer Turpin Design Group, this 5,000-square-foot development was created from ten repurposed 20- and 40-foot shipping containers. These containers—along with drought-resistant landscaping, community-style seating, and string lights—give life to the entire street that they occupy. With SteelCraft becoming a destination for locals and travelers alike, branches in the cities of Bellflower and Garden Grove were also approved. And thanks to the quality of its work, Howard CDM was the assigned developer and builder for all SteelCraft locations.

Brascia Builders Inc.

100 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807

Brascia Builders is a full-service design-build general contractor with a specialization in building across the Healthcare, Hospitality, Education, and Commercial industries. The firm is led by construction industry veteran and California native Mike Brascia, who— with his team of skilled builders—has completed challenging projects across all sectors including Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consultation and construction services.

In 2019, the firm completed work on the Beverly Hospital Emergency Care Center. The scope of the firm’s work covered a 12,000-square-foot expansion, including a new Cardiac Care Center, Stroke Center, Pediatric Emergency Unit, Ambulance Canopy Bays, Hospital Suites, and Airborne Isolation Rooms. The firm’s processes ensured that Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) codes and practices were strictly followed. The firm worked carefully around hospital operations and occupied facilities to ensure patient safety while successfully completing this challenging, time-sensitive project.

CRM Construction Inc.

5353 E. 2nd Street, Long Beach, CA 90803

CRM Construction is a family-owned and operated company with more than five decades of contracting experience in Southern California alone. The firm’s motto, “Pride is our Foundation,” is something it applies to all project scales, whether small in size or a multi-million dollar project. The firm is led by Terry Tracy, who is joined by his son and business partner Gary, who is in charge of sales management and works closely with project managers to ensure the successful completion of each project.

Pictured below is an example of the firm’s work on an office remodel. This project was completed for the headquarters of the Sullivan Group of Court Reporters Inc. The reception features a compact set-up, with the seating area just to the front of the reception table. A space is cleared out for the company’s hallway, while offices and other rooms are situated to the right of the waiting area. In all, the design of the office is sleek, modern, and uses the snug space to its maximum potential. 

Builder Boy

1868 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806

Builder Boy is a family of companies that specializes in building, painting, maintaining, and upgrading a range of homes, offices, and commercial buildings. Founded in 1994 by Jereme James, the firm continues the legacy of building, adding to the thousands of homes and businesses that the firm has restored, remodeled, updated, and beautified through the years.

Pictured below is an example of the firm’s work on a commercial project. This Gaviota Building needed a complete overhaul, so the firm brought the dated building into modern times by installing up-to-date appliances, creating an open layout with new windows and doors, fresh paint, and flooring. The exterior also received a new coat of stucco, a fence for security, and new paint.

7 Point Commercial Construction 

201 Covina Avenue, Ste #4, Long Beach, CA 90803

Based in Long Beach, 7 Point Commercial Construction offers commercial remodeling and commercial and tenant builds to all of Southern California. The firm, led by CEO Josh Espinoza, understands the difficulty and unique needs that come with commercial construction so it guides clients throughout the entire process, always working in the most efficient and transparent way possible. Thanks to this approach and the firm’s workmanship and experience, it has earned a reputation as one of the area’s premier contractors.

Pictured below is an example of the firm’s work on a notable brand in Long Beach. Noble Bird Rotisserie is a restaurant beloved by locals and born out of a desire to provide food in a completely transparent environment. In keeping with the restaurant’s product line, 7 Point came up with a cohesive design that drove home the points of “farm fresh” and “country charm.” The mural and detailed paintings of birds and chickens are both quirky and thematic, setting the tone for the rest of the design. Diners have the option to choose indoor or al fresco dining on intentionally mismatched chairs and tables that add a small touch of charm to the entire set-up. 


  • 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