Part of the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario Metropolitan Area, Moreno Valley is a suburb of Los Angeles. It is one of the Southern California Inland Empire’s population centers, making it an attractive place for business since the early 2000s.

This list of the best commercial contractors in Moreno Valley presents firms that bring decades of experience building retail, restaurant, and fitness outlets to this region.

Kirkley Corporation

1222 Indiana Court, Suite 102, Redlands, CA 92374 

Chris Kirkley leads Kirkley Corporation, a general contractor that has been building since 1997. The firm specializes in commercial and retail projects, from new construction to remodels and tenant improvements. Kirkley brings the same eye for detail and dedication to client satisfaction, whether it’s building retail developments, grocery stores, or food outlets. The firm has built for Whole Foods, Planet Fitness, Starbucks, and The Kroger Company, and most of its work comes from repeat clients.

Kirkley has built multiple locations for extreme value retailer Grocery Outlet. The store’s bright red signs hanging above the stores’ brick and stone-clad façades serve as a beacon for shoppers looking for a good deal on their favorite brands of produce, dairy and meat products, organic food, and wine.

AnCor, Inc.

831 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203 

National design-build and general contracting firm AnCor were founded by brothers Joseph and Thomas Anthony in 1985 to build affordable, attractive structures with quality workmanship and painstaking attention to detail. Joseph leads the team as CEO and Thomas serves as President; each brings over 30 years of construction experience to their roles. Prior to starting AnCor, Joseph studied Chemical Engineering at Syracuse University; Thomas worked with another commercial construction firm, focusing on heavy highway work. AnCor’s portfolio includes commercial projects, retail developments, fitness centers, restaurants, and travel centers. The firm’s impressive roster of clients includes Pilot Travel Center, Sbarro Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Starbucks, and many other national brands. AnCor is headquartered in Syracuse, New York, with an office in Tempe, Arizona.

The firm has built multiple Gold’s Gym outlets throughout California and beyond. Training floors, group fitness classrooms, the Kids Club, indoor and outdoor pools, locker rooms, spa, sauna, and steam rooms: each center creates the same dynamic workout atmosphere the brand is known for.

Fullmer Construction Inc.

1725 South Grove Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761 

Fullmer Construction has built over 2,100 projects throughout Southern California一totaling over 140,000,000 square feet一since it was founded in 1946 by Leonard Fullmer. His sons, President Robert Fullmer and Vice President Gary Fullmer continue to build relationships with clients throughout the region, as they have since they started with the company over 40 years ago. The firm’s vast portfolio includes medical office buildings, business centers, private companies, industrial structures, and retail centers. Fullmer also specializes in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification work.

Fullmer built the multi-tenant retail center Fairway Village on Milliken Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga. The two buildings feature upgraded wall stone, steel canopies, and cornices. The development totals 13,500 square feet of divided tenant space occupied by both restaurants and retail stores. There’s also ample parking space on the property.

KPRS Construction Services, Inc.

2850 Saturn Street, Brea, CA 92821 

Joel Stensby, Paul Kristedja, and Lev Rabinovich founded KPRS Construction Services in 1998 to serve diverse markets with their wide range of expertise. Now leading the team as president and CEO, Stensby brings four decades of experience building high-profile projects throughout California to the firm. Serving as COO, Kristedja has also been in the industry for over 30 years. Rabinovich continues to consult with the firm after having previously served as Vice President of Preconstruction, drawing on 40 years of experience to provide innovative approaches to budget services. The many industries the firm serves are categorized into work, for corporate spaces; live, for public and private residential and hospitality projects; play, for recreational venues; serve, for civic and education projects; deliver, for industrial structures; improve, for tenant improvements and adaptive reuse work; shop, for retail and restaurant spaces; heal, for medical projects; and support, for infrastructure work.

The Village at Tustin Legacy is located on the former Marine Corps Air Station. KPRS built the 250,000-square-foot shopping center in a coastal farmhouse style that blends in with the surrounding neighborhood. Stater Bros. Market, CVS Pharmacy, and Bank of America anchor the development, along with restaurants like Chipotle Mexican Grill, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Jamba Juice. There are also fitness centers, health and vet clinics, and a Montessori school on the property.

CSI Construction Company

27216 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 

Since 1978, CSI Construction Company has built nearly 50 million square feet of retail, grocery, hospitality, theater, office, recreation, medical, and industrial projects in over 20 states. Nearly 90 percent of its business comes from repeat customers thanks to its proactive building philosophy and professional team. Arizona State University Real Estate Land Development alumnus Tim Phelan has been leading this team for over 40 years, first as president and now as CEO. Gabe Godwin serves as president. Godwin holds a Construction Engineering Management degree from Oregon State University and first joined the firm in 2000, running the Northwest office in Portland. CSI’s other offices are in Irvine and Sacramento, with its headquarters in Colorado Springs. The firm is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and it has a LEED Professional Accreditation from the US Green Building Council.

At the intersection of Cherry Valley Boulevard and the I-10 Freeway is The Marketplace at Calimesa. CSI worked on the 20-acre ground-up retail center, building four new shop buildings. Franchises at the center include Cold Stone Creamery, Panda Express, Starbucks, and Stater Bros. Market. CSI also performed offsite street improvements.

W.L. Butler

5666 La Ribera Street, Suite A, Livermore, CA 94550 

What started in 1975 in the back of a pick-up truck and doing fire reconstruction has now grown into a 200-strong team building for Fortune 500 companies like Target, Costco, Samsung, and Whole Foods. CEO Bill Butler started W.L. Butler after moving to California from his native New York to become a carpenter. He continues to lead the team with a commitment to delivering quality customer service and craftsmanship to the automotive, education, financial services, grocery and food store, hospitality, industrial, life sciences and healthcare, non-profit, office, and retail markets. Joining him as president is Frank York, who first came to W.L. as a laborer 40 years ago and rose through the ranks of superintendent, estimator, and project manager before assuming his current role. 

W.L. performed tenant improvements for all-you-can-eat restaurant and entertainment center John’s Incredible Pizza’s locations in Roseville and Riverside. The project covered work on a full kitchen and bar, five differently-themed dining rooms, and ten party rooms. There are interactive rides such as the twister, mini-roller coaster, bumper cars, and frog jump, as well as a mini-bowling alley. The firm also worked on the buffet area, open game room, guest restrooms, and employee restrooms.


  • 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