Owning a business is hard—there are daily headaches that you have to face. You have to withstand all the challenges thrown against you, and one of your concerns is the building itself. The structure shouldn’t just showcase your services, products, or your brand’s identity, it should also be durable and have a strong foundation. Businesses establishments and buildings in Upland are great examples.

Those businesses have served the community for years and are continuing to do so. The contractors behind those establishments and buildings are here, on this list of the best commercial contractors in Upland, California. Each firm in this list has proven itself repeatedly and has the track record and awards to show for it. 

W.L. Butler

3 Mason, Irvine, CA 92618

Graced with peaceful views and surrounded by trees is the Nueva School in Hillsborough. What was once a student café center is now an expanded multi-purpose building with increased seating capacity and a fully remodeled kitchen. A new two-story environmental science center was also built to house several academic rooms and administrative offices. Renewable energy is provided on-site through solar panels, filtered natural lights, and energy-efficient lighting. Rainwater is collected through the building roofs for later use in toilets. 

The LEED Gold-certified buildings were built by W.L. Butler, a commercial construction firm established in 1976. The firm is known for its green building initiative; it employs renewable resources, energy conservation practices, and recycling. Butler’s team also developed a waste tracking program with the Green Halo System. This platform allows the team member to better manage their waste diversion process by seeing its impact in real-time. They can see the recovery summary together with the percentage of reused, recycled, and disposed materials.

Fullmer Construction

1725 South Grove Avenue, Ontario, CA 91761

The Pacific Business Center is a business park that consists of three buildings, and two of them are certified by the LEED. The first building is LEED Gold certified. It has a total of 218,000 square feet, and it’s split in the middle giving the opportunity for two tenants to operate. The other building is a built-to-suit facility for FedEx Home delivery covering 132,526 square feet and is LEED Silver Certified. The last building covers 70,121 square feet, bringing the total to 420,667 square feet. It is ideal for growing companies here since it is conveniently located just off the 710 freeway in Bell, California.

The business center was built by Fullmer Construction, a commercial construction firm that specializes in industrial and retails centers, medical office buildings, private campuses, and tenant improvements. The firm has been serving Southern California for over 75 years and continues to produce high-quality projects and outstanding client satisfaction ratings. The team’s simple, effective process has brought them more than 90% repeat or referral clients. The firm’s sincere, straightforward approach allows the client to have a clear understanding of the construction’s scope and cost.

Lord Constructors

1920 W Eleventh Street, Upland, CA 91786

This complex was built for Rail Delivery Services. The first building has 51,030 square feet of warehouse and 5940 square feet of office on the second level; the second building has 26,250 square feet of warehouse and 1110 square feet of office space on the second floor. Grading and paving were also provided for the 7-acre site, as well as landscaping, wrought iron fencing, trash enclosures, and parking spaces.

The delivery complex was built by Lord Constructors, a full-service construction company founded by Gregg Steward Lord in 1940. The firm has completed over 10 million square feet of in-place construction thanks to its efficient design-build process. The team is also an authorized builder for American Buildings Company—one of the leading manufacturers of custom steel building systems. It helps projects become design-flexible, structurally stable, sustainable, and energy-efficient.

Epic Design Build Inc.

1232 Monte Vista Avenue, Suite #4, Upland, CA 91786

For over 19 years, Epic Design Build has provided quality architectural and construction services in Southern California. Maureen Cunningham and Jim Johnson founded the firm in 2002 and have over 60 years of combined experience in the industry. The firm specializes in custom homes, remodels, complex renovations, additions, and small-scale commercial structures. Their work does not go unnoticed; Maureen received the Award of Excellence from the Claremont Architectural Commission in 2017. The firm guarantees that completed projects will be functional, highly appreciated by the clients, and will withstand the test of time.

David Development Inc.

840 W 9th Street, Suite F, Upland, CA 91786

David Development—founded by David Jessee in 1985—specializes in commercial contracting, apartments, tile-up constructions, and block masonry buildings. The firm’s turnkey approach ensures that projects are completed with high-quality craftsmanship. The completed project is always given to the client on schedule and within budget.

During the firm’s 36 years, its team has completed over 65 new building structures, 65 canopy enhancements, and hundreds of tenant improvements. A great example of the firm’s work is the Tacos El Unico, located in Southern Los Angeles. The David Development team built a 6300-square-foot restaurant and its surrounding units, now occupied by Baskin Robbins and Andrea—fashion shopping store. They also provided all of the interior renovations for the Mexican restaurant.

T.I. Construction, Inc.

PO Box 9427 Alta Loma, CA 91701

An elegant, dainty space sits just a few steps away from the breezy Santa Monica beach. It is called Interstellar, and it’s a small beer and wine cafe that also offers American dishes integrated with Asian Flavors. The Korean-American owners chose T.I. Construction to capture the brand’s character and remodel the formerly French restaurant. Today it houses the community’s favorite comfort space.

T.I. Construction is a family-owned business founded in 2011 and specializing in commercial building constructions, including metal framing, drywall insulation, acoustical ceilings, commercial doors, general hardware, and bathroom hardware. In 2015, the firm grew and branched out and is now serving Arizona with high-quality products, fair pricing, and impressive customer service.