Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville is frequently ranked as one of the best places in the country to live, raise a family, and retire. It truly is the ideal place to live life to the fullest, with all the conveniences of a contemporary metropolis and all the charm of a small town.

The economy of Naperville is robust right now, and it’s an excellent time to invest and establish a business in the area. Below is a list of the best commercial contractors in Naperville, Illinois, especially for company owners searching for commercial architects to build a project for them. The firms mentioned below were chosen for their affiliations, achievements, and the variety of their members’ backgrounds.

Thorndale Construction Services, Inc.

1805 North Mill Street, Suite 1805L, Naperville, IL 60563

Thorndale Construction Services, Inc. has been assisting businesses with various commercial construction projects for over 20 years. The firm specializes in tenant build-outs and free-standing developments for national, regional, and local clients. The company delivers exceptional building services throughout the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, and Missouri. It began as a local general contracting firm and has expanded to include work across a wide swath of the country. Its expansion was motivated by a desire to serve its consumers in these communities and pass on the knowledge gained serving Chicago.

Since its inception in 1997, Thorndale has built for several well-known national brands and foodservice chains, including Chick-fil-A, Shake Shack, and Wendy’s. In 2009, Thorndale became a selected general contractor for Chick‑fil‑A in the Midwest. Today, it stands under the direction of Alan W. Horsman as President, Ryan Horsman and Kevin O’Keefe as Project Managers, and Sandra Horsman as Director of Business Operations. 

41 North Contractors

4906 Main Street, Suite 102, Lisle, IL 60532

41 North Contractors is a general contracting firm that mainly serves the greater Chicago region, with a few exceptions for national clients. It is a firm of construction specialists with extensive expertise in retail, restaurant, and commercial construction. 41 North focuses on the greater Chicago region and its neighboring communities, where it is well-versed in local construction laws and regulations. The outstanding subcontractors it hires are proud to call the Chicago region home.

Owned by Adam Macko, the firm has plenty of high-quality, large-scale commercial construction experience under its belt. It is well-known in the community it serves and also has an office in Scottsdale, Arizona. The vision of 41 North Contractors is to provide complete performance, thoughtful consultation, and value engineering to all of its customers.

Mustang Construction, Inc.

1805 High Grove Lane, Naperville, IL 60540

Mustang Construction, Inc. has specialized in project planning and administration since 1976. It has constructed a number of commercial and industrial projects throughout Northern Illinois. Mustang Construction maintains approximately 1 million square feet of industrial, office, and warehouse space in four industrial parks in Chicago’s western suburbs. Many of the owners of these developed sites stay with the firm for the ongoing management of their facilities. Linda Helmold currently leads the firm as its Designated Managing Broker and Property Manager.

Mustang Building, Inc. provides general and electrical contracting for commercial construction projects and property management, owing to its qualified personnel. It also specializes in turnkey building projects and custom-built homes. The firm’s team assures that each facility will be delivered on schedule and constructed to match client specifications.

Bill Beckwith Builders LLC

543 S Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540

B3 General Construction (B3GC) was formed in 2006 in Naperville, Illinois as Bill Beckwith Builders. In 2009, the business ventured into commercial construction and became licensed general contractors. Today, the firm undertakes commercial projects all around the country. B3 has the skills and knowledge to deliver outstanding results and excellent service to the customers it serves, including complete fit-outs for restaurants, unique retail spaces, municipal buildings, and the restoration of educational and government establishments. It is the chosen contractor for Five Guys Burgers & Fries and has constructed approximately 75 stores around the country with remarkable success. It maintains an office in Naples, Florida, in addition to its primary site in Naperville.

Under Bill Beckwith’s leadership, B3 is a member of the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and the Fox Valley Chamber of Commerce. It also holds an outstanding record with the Better Business Bureau. B3 is a proud advocate of local humanitarian efforts concerning transitional housing and food resources for the less fortunate.

Nelson General Contracting, Inc.

1701 Quincy Avenue, Suite #14, Naperville, IL 60540

Nelson General Contracting has been a commercial contractor serving clients in Naperville and surrounding areas since 1985. It is a full-service contractor managing all aspects from pre-construction to finalizing finishing touches on the project. Aside from its commercial projects, it also does residential projects and offers custom cabinetry options through its in-house cabinet shop. The firm is likewise focused on assisting clients with land acquisition, design, permits, and construction services. 

Marc Nelson is the owner of Nelson General Contracting and has 36 years of experience in the construction industry. With his years of commitment to construction and management, he has cultivated a wide range of proficiency in all the elements needed to complete a project successfully. Nelson General Contracting, Inc. looks forward to collaborating with every client to ensure that their vision comes to life.


  • 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