For good reason, Chattanooga has been declared one of the best places to visit in the United States. The southern city in Tennessee combines outdoor adventure with laid-back charm, allowing you to enjoy a combination of the two while ensuring that each of your fellow travelers finds something to their liking. The city also offers plenty of fantastic dining options.

If you’re looking to open a restaurant in Chattanooga, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best restaurant contractors in the area. These firms were picked based on their experience and their professional and critical accolades.

P&C Construction

1037 W Main Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402

P&C Construction, headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is a nationally recognized construction service company. Royce Cornelison and Skeeter Pritchett founded the company in Bryant, Alabama in 1993. In 1994, it transferred to Trenton in Georgia, and then to Chattanooga in late 1994. The firm employs roughly 50 people, with hundreds more working on a contractual basis. Over the last quarter-century, the firm has completed almost $500 million in projects in 22 states, averaging around 400 projects each year for both commercial and residential buildings. The company enjoys a high rate of repeat business.

Many organizations, including the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Chattanooga, and the Home Builders Association of Tennessee (HBAT), have certified the firm. Apart from that, the firm has received the Associated General Contractors Excellence in Building, New Construction Award from the Building Recognition in Chattanooga (BRIC) Awards. The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce also recognized the firm with its Best of the Best Award in 2020.

Schaerer Contracting Company

1720 Sholar Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Schaerer Contracting Company is the preferred contractor for numerous large-scale clients across the country, completing projects in 15 states. When clients choose Schaerer Contracting Company, they can be assured that they are hiring a firm that has worked on various large-scale building projects. Pre-construction and design/build services and general contracting and construction management are all offered by the firm.

The company is run by a family with a long history of building relationships and providing high-quality construction. Warner “Pap” Schaerer founded the company in 1927, followed by Emil Tucker Schaerer I in 1935. E. T. Bud Schaerer II took over in 1968, and Burton Tucker Schaerer—the fourth-generation owner—came in 1985. Burt is in charge of the company’s general management and construction monitoring. He has over 35 years of construction knowledge in every sector of the industry.

Dwell Designed Construction

1900 East Main Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404

Dwell Designed Construction is a full-service design firm specializing in new construction, renovation, and commercial construction. The company is a licensed commercial contractor specializing in new construction and remodels. Dwell believes in the same concept for commercial spaces: high-quality, creative designs that give each space personality. Whether the client’s space is a restaurant, church, office, or retail, it is guaranteed to make people feel at ease from the moment they come in.

Bryan Bledsoe, the Managing Partner, and Julie Bledsoe, the Head Designer, lead the company. Bryan is a licensed general contractor for both residential and commercial projects. He is intimately involved in construction and vendor management, and he oversees the firm’s day-to-day processes. Julie is the Lead Designer and a valuable partner with over 20 years of experience. She has run her design firm for almost 20 years.

Pointe General Contractors

1232 Premier Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Pointe General Contractors is a general contractor that provides a broad range of services. The firm works on various projects, from minor office renovations to multimillion-dollar constructions. Pointe General does more than facilitate the construction of buildings. Site engineering, selective demolition, formwork, rough and final carpentry, drywall installation and finishing, acoustical ceiling work, and flooring are just a few skills that the company self-performs on any given project.

The firm handles each situation with the same meticulous attention to detail. Pointe Commercial Real Estate and Pointe Property Group are partners in the firm. Bruce Foster, the company’s Director of Construction, is in charge of its operations. Bruce has more than 20 years of expertise and a business degree. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of East Tennessee and the Chattanooga Regional Manufacturers Association (CRMA) have both granted the firm accreditations.

J.C. Curtis Construction Company

P.O. Box 5127, Chattanooga, TN 37406

J.C. Curtis Construction Company is a general contractor specializing in tenant finish out and the rehabilitation of existing structures. The firm constructs restaurants, offices, and structures from the ground up. It also provides building maintenance and repair, including plumbing and electrical, landscaping, lighting, and other services. When feasible, a large portion of the contracted job is self-performed to save money.


Interior construction, ground-up construction projects, and construction management are among the skillsets of its experienced team. The firm is dedicated to establishing long-term partnerships based on trust, competence, value, and client pleasure. The firm is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of East Tennessee; The firm’s professionals are LEED Certified, National Roofing Contractors Association members and Energy Star Designers.

Chris Curtis, who has over 24 years of experience in the field, is the firm’s current president. It is co-headed by  Director of Construction John Lynch, who has managed the remodeling and new construction of commercial office buildings, apartments, and retail spaces. John’s broad construction expertise, innovative problem-solving skills, and ability to schedule and communicate are all components of his impressive management style.


  • 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