It’s no surprise that Milwaukee locals are passionate about having fun, given the low cost of living, excellent work opportunities, family-friendly activities, and a food scene based on cheese and craft beer. Moreover, Milwaukee features a flourishing music and arts scene, award-winning restaurants, lakefront museums, and a thriving nightlife. German cuisine, artisan beer, Friday fish fries, and various cultural activities are all part of the celebration of history and tradition. Every year, Milwaukee hosts hundreds of festivals. The city’s largest festival, Summerfest, lasts a week and a half and attracts hundreds of musicians.

With so many reasons to be drawn to the city, the need for multi-family homes increases every day. If you’re planning to put up a multi-unit residence in the area, here are some of the best contractors to consider. 

VJS Commercial Construction

W233 N2847 Roundy Circle West, Pewaukee, WI 53072

The Voss Jorgensen Schueler Company evolved from Voss Hrdlicka Co., which was founded in 1947. Harold Voss and John Hrdlicka, both former Allis-Chalmers engineers, founded the new company. Gary Jorgensen came into the team as a principal in 1976, and Tom Schueler followed in 1978 as the founders approached retirement.

To VJS, anything less than excellent is unacceptable. This idea guides every element of the firm’s operations. As a result, the firm emphasizes developing long-term relationships with owners, subcontractors, architects, and laborers. The philosophy also entails a dedication to complete quality control, with profit taking a back seat to flawless craftsmanship and complete customer satisfaction.

The firm has garnered various awards over the years for the high quality of service it gives to its customers. The Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award and the Milwaukee Business Journal Best Places to Work for 2018-2020 are two among its many others. 

Hunzinger Construction

21100 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield, WI 53045

Hunzinger Construction is a family owned-and-operated business that has been serving Southeast Wisconsin since 1907. The company was formed in Iowa by brothers John, Frank, Fred, and Charles, who wished to leave their farm lives behind. Hunzinger and Company is a firm based in New York City. It began humbly, with mule teams constructing one-room classrooms and cottages. From delivering goods to excavating basements, the startup company had to do it all.

Frank and Fred Hunzinger relocated to Milwaukee in 1928 to launch their own building company, Hunzinger Construction Company. They acquired projects, initially constructing schools and churches, then offices and manufacturing enterprises. After the Great Depression, Frank and Fred’s resilience and blossoming growth enabled the firm to prosper and grow, completing projects from Minnesota to Texas.

The firm stays fully committed to reaching excellence in the industry with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-accredited professionals. The firm’s values revolve around integrity, honesty, and ethical conduct in order to understand and exceed consumer expectations.

JCP Construction

1849 N. MLK Dr. Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53212

During the Great Recession in 2008, James Phelps and his two brothers launched JCP Construction, LLC. They pooled their combined 30 years of building experience to start a firm dedicated to completing the finest construction projects on time and within budget. The company has evolved into a commercial construction organization. It focuses on projects that require self-contained selective demolition, cast-in-place concrete, and carpentry.

Later, the firm decided to diversify to include general contracting and construction management services while being a subcontractor to some of the country’s most well-known builders. Members of the JCP team have a wide range of experience in commercial and residential project management. The firm is particularly interested in conserving resources, keeping economically-sensible construction at the forefront with president James Phelps leading the way as a LEED-accredited professional. James started as a painter apprentice at Milwaukee Public Schools and rose through the ranks to become a supervisor.

Corporate Contractors Inc.

711 Wells St. Suite 120, Delafield, WI 53018

Corporate Contractors, Inc. (CCI) is a premier general contractor dedicated to bringing each project’s vision to life with thoughtful construction. The firm’s customer-centric business ideals and Midwestern work culture reflect its southern Wisconsin roots. With a talented personnel, the firm has polished its talents through decades of experience working on a wide range of projects. The firm’s work is imbued with a personal adherence to a 21st-century understanding of environmental demands.

Its developments include luxury lofts, flats, and condominiums in Beloit, Milwaukee, and Delafield. Indoor parking, business tenant space, a fitness room, and a communal area are among amenities it has built in the past. The active and collaborative business culture at CCI represents a strong dedication to every colleagues’ well-being. Each employee is encouraged to join in the firm’s broad workforce development program to assist them in achieving their individual goals while creating clients’ beautiful projects.

Kelly Construction & Design

225 East St. Paul Ave. Suite 205, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Kelly Construction & Design is a full-service general contractor with a proven track record spanning more than 30 years. For clients in Milwaukee, Chicago, Northern Indiana, and Southern Ohio, it constructs commercial and residential projects worth up to $50 million. Repeat clients and referrals account for the majority of the firm’s revenue.

Kelly Construction, based in Chicago, Illinois, also provides cost-effective renewable energy solutions, including everything from site appraisal and feasibility studies to installation and commissioning. It is led by Holly Hawkins, who earned his bachelor’s degree in construction management from Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Pre-construction services comprise scheduling, preliminary budgeting, value engineering, and on-site services among others. It will also supply an essential project management team and on-site personnel to ensure that the work is delivered on time, on budget, and to the best standard. Kelly Construction is a member of the Illinois Geothermal Alliance, and its employees are LEED-certified.


  • 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