In the heart of Willamette Valley is Salem, the capital of the state of Oregon. The principal city of the Salem Metropolitan Statistical Area, it is conveniently located within reach of other major cities like Portland and Eugene, as well as the beautiful Pacific coast. 

Salem is a bustling city where the market for new construction and renovations thrives.  If you’re looking to establish a business location in the area, you will need a skilled commercial contractor. Here is a list of the best commercial contractors in Salem, Oregon, based on the contractors’ years of experience, the quality and complexity of their projects, and their reputation in the business.

CD Redding Construction

2837 22nd St SE Suite 155, Salem, OR 97302

Based in Salem, Oregon, CD Redding Construction has been providing the area with full-service commercial contracting since its establishment in 1993. For 28 years, it has worked hard to earn the trust of its clients, excelling in its adaptive solutions to problems that arise during construction. This creativity at work has allowed the team to build more effectively and has earned it a reputation for trustworthiness. 

Having built over 1900 projects, encompassing 2.8 million square feet, CD Redding Construction is highly experienced when it comes to building commercial projects throughout the area. With its diverse range of expertise, it has provided services to a wide variety of markets, including automotive, education, food and wine, healthcare, professional office, and mixed-use. It has handled projects for major brands such as Chevrolet, Subaru, and Toyota.

An example of the firm’s outstanding work for one of these brands is the Capitol Chevrolet building featured above. This 48,000-square-foot auto dealership was built with new brand standards in mind. It features an updated look, and its enhanced offices and parts and services area improve the customer experience inside the building.

Rich Duncan Construction, Inc.

2295 Rural Ave SE, Salem, OR 97302

Named the Best Commercial Builder of the Mid-Valley by the Statesman Journal in 2019 and 2017, Rich Duncan Construction Inc. has been providing the businesses of Oregon with high-quality service in every aspect of construction. Its vast experience spanning over 30 years has made it uniquely qualified to deliver what each project requires, from preconstruction to project close-out.

The company boasts a long list of satisfied clients that has cemented the company’s reputation as a trusted builder in the Salem area. It makes sure to bring together the right team, tailored to the client’s project needs, and takes the time to communicate properly with all parties involved. It is highly regarded in the area for its work in healthcare, tenant improvement, banking, and sports/recreation infrastructure projects, such as its work for Physiq Fitness and Valley Credit Union. 

In their remodeling project for Valley Credit Union, the team at Rich Duncan Construction worked on improving the structural integrity of the building.  The updated building received a full-blown interior and exterior remodel. With a budget of more than a million dollars, the company was able to substantially improve the banking experience inside this member-owned financial institution. The result is a safer, more stylish building, inside and out.

Emerick Construction

7855 SW Mohawk Street, Tualatin OR 97062

With 78 years of experience in the business, Emerick Construction is one of the most trusted general contractors in the Pacific Northwest. Through the years, it has been involved in a variety of projects but is particularly skilled in building commercial office and retail spaces. With each project, the team develops a unique, custom approach to make the entire process cost-effective and ensure adherence to schedule.

Besides prioritizing client satisfaction in each project, Emerick Construction also places a premium on safety, as proven by its many certifications like the Rose Award, Safety Pride, and Safety & Health Council from Associated General Contractors, as well as the Construction Safety Summit from the American Society of Safety Engineers, Columbia-Willamette Chapter, and the SHARP designation from Oregon OSHA. 

An example of Emerick Construction’s work is their project for Umpqua Bank, featured here. Umpqua Bank is an Oregon-based community bank. The headquarters that Emerick built for them in Portland offers a computer cafe and open meeting spaces for small businesses and nonprofits. These amenities are located in a welcoming building, perfect for the clients’ banking needs.

White Oak Construction

2455 River Rd. South, Salem, OR 97302

White Oak Construction is an experienced general contractor that provides well-rounded construction services to clients in Willamette Valley. During its 24 years in the business, it has built hundreds of projects in the area. It performs high-quality work with transparent accounting and honest business practices while delivering on time and within budget. The company provides a wide range of services, including design-build, sustainable building, adaptive reuse/remodeling, commercial construction, industrial construction, and comprehensive preconstruction services. The company is also ASHE Certified for medical construction.  

Shown here is an example of the company’s work.  This project for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a clean and simple layout, ideal for the operations of this government office. The building blends in well with its natural surroundings and the built environment of the area, with its classic red brick exterior and the brown, earth-toned finishes inside.

John Hyland Construction

1941 Laura St., Springfield OR 97477

John Hyland Construction is a family-owned business that has been serving the area for 43 years and counting. It is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most trusted full-service construction companies specializing in commercial projects. Clients of John Hyland Construction enjoy tailored service from preconstruction to project completion, all completed by the firm’s self-performing team. Throughout the decades, John Hyland Construction has been building long-lasting relationships with architects, engineers, and community members to make sure that all work meets stringent standards.

An example of the firm’s expertise at work is the Southtowne Plaza featured here. The site formerly housed the Southtowne Bowling Lanes before the owners decided to redevelop the property into a mixed-use commercial building. For this project, John Hyland Construction re-used the existing concrete tilt panels to make a plaza with seven separate, leasable tenant spaces.