Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 02:52 am

As the county seat of Monterey County, the city of Salinas stands as the business, government, and industrial center of the region. Although Salinas is known as a city with an agricultural backbone, a host of other industries thrive here, including trade, manufacturing, healthcare, and construction. The construction scene in particular sees a lot of growth especially when it comes to building and remodeling for commercial markets.

We’ve compiled a list of the best commercial contractors in Salinas, California. These are the contractors who can build or remodel for a number of commercial project types. Our editorial team selected these builders for their background, their experience, and their ability to build to suit a client’s project needs and expectations. 

Ausonio Inc. 

11420 A Commercial Parkway, Castroville, CA 95012

For two generations, Ausonio Incorporated has been a trusted design-build leader across California’s Central Coast and beyond. The company, headed by founder Andrew P. Ausonio, is one of the most respected full-service construction firms offering single-source design and construction in the region. Its award-winning work is a result of the firm bringing an interdisciplinary approach to all its projects. In order to achieve top-notch project quality consistently, the firm works with both owners and architects to develop their project specifications in a way that helps control costs and maintain quality. 

Some of the firm’s award-winning projects include the Monterey Conference Center and the Roar Wine project. Notable clients include Porsche, BMW, and Maserati. Another good example of the firm’s commercial work is the Creekbridge Village in Salinas. The project scope involved the new construction of four retail buildings and one mixed-use apartment over the retail building. The project size totaled 62,500 square feet and employed unique, detailed styling throughout. 

Mill Construction

41 Clark Street, Salinas, CA 93901 

For three generations and over 70 years, Mill Construction has been serving businesses and residents throughout the Salinas Valley, the rest of California, and Yuma, Arizona. Since its establishment in 1949, the firm has seen steady growth in its operations, expanding through an office in Yuma in 2004. Today, the firm continues to handle all types of commercial and residential projects, building homes and businesses throughout Arizona and the Salinas Valley.

One example of the firm’s commercial work is the Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System. The firm built a two-story office building for the client: the first floor was designed for Precision Orthopedics with large patient rooms and an orthopedics center with a pool and workout room.  The second floor is equipped with state-of-the-art classrooms with built-in computer labs.  The project was completed in collaboration with architect Wald Ruhnke & Dost.

The Hatch Group

221 Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866

The Hatch Group is a national, full-service, commercial contractor specializing in the construction of retail, hospitality, and industrial structures across the United States. The firm has a wide geographic reach with locations in both California and Arizona. Under the leadership of owner Don Hatch, The Hatch Group offers comprehensive estimation, planning, and build services for all types of projects.

The firm has completed work for Whole Foods and Sephora. It has also completed multiple locations across California for the retail corporation CVS Pharmacy. In all locations, the firm upheld CVS Pharmacy’s recognizable brand. The designs and layouts of the different locations were consistent and reliable, allowing customers to shop with ease and familiarity across all locations. 

Baggett Construction

17874 Moro Road, Salinas, CA 93907

Baggett Construction has been serving Salinas for over three decades. The firm’s president, Max Baggett has over 35 years of experience in construction. Under his keen eye, the firm specializes in commercial builds for local businesses. Some of Baggett Construction’s past projects include local dental offices, retail shops, and industrial buildings. The firm’s services also include site supervision, working with municipalities, and complete construction from bid procurement all the way to project closeout.

One example of the firm’s work is the Keepsake Diamond Center. The firm accomplished complete turn-key services on the project. The result was a simple and clean design that carried across all aspects of the shop, from the cashier to the display cases. In particular, the firm installed small spotlights to accentuate the wares on display. The result of the project was a shop that truly highlights its products. 

Blanco Construction Services and Associates, Inc.

18333 Dolan Way, Suite 105, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

When owner Ed Blanco founded Blanco Construction Services and Associates he cemented a construction practice that began in the ‘80s. Ed’s experience is extensive: union framing and finish carpentry, plumbing contracting, and project management as senior superintendent of a variety of projects in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public works sectors. 

Now, through his own company, Ed continues to specialize in single-family residential remodels and new construction, while serving a limited group of clients in the commercial sector. The firm primarily completes tenant improvements for office, restaurant, and creative spaces. An example of its work is this tenant improvement project for a corporate office in Westwood. At once playful and professional, this office space strikes a balance between colorful character and sleek neutral shades. Glass walls and doors separate the cubicles and workstations from conference rooms, giving a sense of both privacy and openness. Overall the office gives off a fun feel, while never neglecting professionalism.