Reno is the ultimate live-work-play destination. A big part of its reputation is its vibrant dining and retail scene. It takes a glossy and well-built store to compete with the big players in this city.

We’ve gathered a list of the best commercial contractors in Reno, Nevada to help you find the right partner for your next big project. These general contractors were chosen for their areas of expertise, their reputations, and their accomplishments. 

Q&D Construction LLC

1050 S 21st Street, Sparks, NV 89431

Q&D Construction proves that commercial interests can be balanced with worker safety and well-being. Their all-encompassing safety programs will ensure the timely completion of your project. Founded in 1964, the company specializes in all aspects of civil and commercial building construction. With extensive experience in demolition, tenant improvements, and remodels, you can trust Q&D to bring your vision to life. 

The company takes a schedule-focused approach to project management. Their goal is to make sure that your project is ready in time for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. To accomplish such goals, the firm works closely with clients to iron out the details of their opening day plans. 

Q&D Construction has been heavy on civil projects in the past couple of years. One of its award-winning civil projects is the Echo Summit Viaduct Replacement. For this project, the company built a new bridge on a two-lane mountain pass in the Sierra Nevada mountain range above Lake Tahoe. The company successfully overcame multiple challenges like limited access, limiting the impact to the surrounding community, and the pandemic. It managed to shut the highway for 8 days and 20 hours to remove the existing bridge and complete the new structure.  

Q&D has been named Nevada AGC Contractor of the Year for 12 of the last 24 years. The company also won the 2019 Nevada Mining Association Operator Safety Award for Mustang Quarry and the 2019 Northern Nevada AGC Best Safety Record for Company over 1,000,000 worker hours.

Gilbane Building Company

6490 S McCarran Boulevard, Building D2, Suite 43, Reno, NV

Few contractors have been in business for more than 150 years. Gilbane Building Company is one of them. Founded by two brothers in 1870, this family-owned company has grown into one of the most trusted commercial contractors in the Reno area. 

They’ve seen building techniques and regulations evolve over the past century and a half, passing down their knowledge to the present generation of builders. From lean construction technology to sustainable building, the company brings unparalleled expertise to every project. 

Specializing in integrated construction and facility management services, the company helps clients build their futures. As advocates for their clients, they strive to deliver projects with cost and schedule control. The secret to their success is a highly skilled workforce with a passion for building and customer service.

The team renovated 11,102 square feet of space for CVS Pharmacy in Stateline, NV.  The project included structural plate steel retrofits in the basement and layers of high-density foam installations beneath a new concrete floor slab to level the entire sales floor. The team also made building exterior skin improvements under a separate contract with SS Management LLC. They completed the project two weeks faster than initially contracted and the store opened a day earlier than scheduled.

Gilbane Building was a 2020 Finalist for the Contractor of the Year Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Nevada. The company has been featured in Providence Business News and Observer-Dispatch.

Miles Construction

61 Industrial Parkway, Carson City, NV 89706

Miles Construction’s reputation is built on partnership. As your faithful partner in the design-build process,  the company guarantees exceptional service, strict cost control, and on-time delivery. The firm specializes in construction, general contracting, and design-build services. 

Founded in 1986, the company is known for honest dealings and long-lasting relationships with clients. Known as a fair and capable contractor, they have a loyal customer base throughout Reno and the surrounding areas. They are behind some of the most impressive offices, retail spaces, and auto dealerships in Nevada. 

A leader in green building, Miles Construction is the contractor behind Nevada’s first LEED Platinum project. The team made significant structural upgrades while remodeling the Farmers Bank Building in 2014. Those upgrades included the addition of a mezzanine and the preservation of the original 1900s exterior masonry walls and gold-leaf ceiling in the lobby. As a result of their efforts, the company won the USGBC Nevada Chapter 2015 LEED Project of the Year and the AIA Nevada 2015 Merit Award in the Built category.

President and Ceo William C. Miles has over 35 years of experience in design-build services. Miles Construction has been featured in CarsonNow and Northern Nevada Business Weekly (NNBW). 

Boyd Martin Construction LLC

5965 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89120

Don’t have your own design professional? Boyd Martin Construction LLC can assemble your personal design team and provide a single point of contact for the duration of your project. Get everything you need under one roof when you choose BMC. 

BMC is a general contracting firm specializing in construction, renovation, and tenant improvements. Their projects include offices, retail centers, and car dealerships.  No matter your project requirements, the team will make you their top priority. Having worked on building projects of all shapes and sizes, the company has extensive experience in commercial contracting. 

BMC takes a hands-on approach from conceptual design to project turnover. To make the process more convenient for clients, the company provides in-house schematic layout and budget estimating services. With experienced construction professionals and project managers, BMC will direct and manage day-to-day operations. The staff also includes LEED-AP members with specialized knowledge of green building techniques. 

Their projects include Candy Chemist, a retail space with a brand-specific design. The team installed wood and brick surfaces to create a modern but playful candy store. The bright green counter serves as the centerpiece. 

Founded in 2003, BMC has been awarded multiple times for site safety. Their recognitions include AGC Safe Site Awards from 2013 to 2015. The company has also been featured in Vegas Inc. Magazine and Las Vegas Review-Journal

Managing Member Boyd Martin studied construction management at Brigham Young University.

Tanamera Construction 

5560 Longley Lane, Suite 200, Reno, NV

Tanamera Construction is known for completing projects at a much lower cost than its competitors. Headquartered in Reno, the company has completed more than $1.4 billion worth of construction and development since its founding in 2000. They specialize in office and medical office projects in northern Nevada, delivering exceptional service and hands-on management for the best results. 

They have worked with major brands like Costco, Gold’s Gym, and Taco Bell. The company delivers brand-specific general contracting services that meet each client’s unique requirement.  

Their projects include Hampton Inn & Suites, a hotel with Contemporary-style architecture and décor. The hotel features elegantly appointed suites, a fitness center, and an indoor pool. 

Tanamera was named Contractor of the Year at the Annual Summit Awards. The company also won the Multifamily Development of the Year at the Banner Awards. Founder and Managing Partner Kreg Rowe has been developing and building residential and commercial projects in northern Nevada for over 21 years.


  • 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