Construction of a restaurant in an existing building or a newly purchased lot poses various construction challenges, obstacles, and rewards. Things to be considered include the sustainability of design choices and compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

To you with your restaurant project our editorial team has listed The Best Restaurant Contractors in Fremont, California. Each of these firms has remodeled and built restaurants that are now fully operational and thriving. Beyond quality meals, these eateries have also accommodated clients with their safe and creative spaces, built and remodeled by the firms mentioned on this list.

W. L. Butler

1629 Main Street, Redwood City, CA 94063

Bill Butler started W. L. Butler in 1975 as a small construction company in California. Through a commitment to hard work, the firm has established long-term relationships with clients through its notable presence in the Golden State. Today, the firm has completed thousands of projects for Fortune 500 companies in a range of markets, everything from the automotive industry to hospitality and healthcare. 

Building for almost every industry in the market, the firm has also worked on tenant improvements and restaurants. One great example is this improvement for a seafood restaurant and banquet department. With exceptional projects like this, W. L. Butler has earned its spot as one of the top 50 family-owned businesses throughout the Bay Area (as named by the San Francisco Business Times).

To maintain its high-level services, W. L. Butler identifies the right solution to every challenge, recognizing that different projects have different needs. It defines a project scope that maximizes features, functionality, and value while minimizing cost. The firm then builds value engineering, detailed budgets, convenient schedules, phasing plans, permitting, and other details to ensure that construction progresses as planned.


777 North 1st St, 5th Floor, San Jose, CA 95112

Being the longest-running firm on this list, SWENSON has built almost everything: multi-family low-and high-rise projects, restaurants, industrial parks, hotels, and hospitals. Thanks to its proficient staff, the firm courageously endeavors to encounter the construction environment and produce imaginative designs, quality developments, and efficient building practices. Swenson builders started in 1912 when Carl N. Swenson started constructing the buildings that made San Jose the city it is today. Today, Barry Swenson serves as the firm’s chairman, taking an active role in project management and guiding each property development. During the past few decades, the San Jose business community has recognized Barry as a leader for his successful project completions. Barry managed the construction of the Aquarius Restaurant & Bar. A Santa Cruz-based top dining destination, the restaurant is a window box on the sea, permitting guests to enjoy the views of the Santa Cruz oceanfront.

TEAMWRKX Construction, Inc.

1855 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

For the Ruby Hill Winery, TEAMWRKX started by gutting the whole space and installing new MEP and framed infrastructure. These installments facilitated the updated seating locations and layouts; the bar’s recessed lighted shelving illuminated the wine and added warmth to the space. The firm also completed an expansion of the bocce pit with built-in fire pits, altogether completing a cozy atmosphere for meetings, parties, and other events.

This renovation is just one of the more than 5,000 completed projects of TEAMWRKX since its establishment in 2004. Serving the West Coast and Pacific Northwest, the firm provides construction, construction management, design-build, and value analysis services for the institutional, commercial, industrial, and public-agency fields.  

The firm aims to continuously set a higher standard for construction services by creating superior value for clients through pre-construction consulting, seamless project management, and the ongoing development of its staff, business partnerships, and the neighborhood.

Build Group, Inc. Company

1210 Coleman Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Build Group considers every team member of the firm its most valuable asset. Each individual is held accountable to perform accordingly to clear standards of excellence. The team works together to execute a defined workflow that allows them to gauge their effectiveness by regularly polishing their processes and improving their client service.

The staff’s contribution as building experts shows through how they uphold the expertise that the Build Group is known for. Each member has a deep knowledge of all project delivery methods including Negotiated GMP, CM at Risk, IPD, Lean, and P3. That experience and knowledge have allowed the firm to become the first general contractor to adopt Salesforce for sales and lead generation. The firm also has in-house capabilities for structural concrete, metal framing, drywall, insulation, and plaster. The firm has committed itself to providing a safe work environment for employees, subcontractors, and clients.

One of its clients is the Singapore-based restaurant chain Crystal Jade, which developed its flagship U.S. branch in downtown San Francisco. The outlet has a capacity of 312 seats, of which more than half spreads throughout the bar and patio areas. Other unique features include millwork paneling, imported stack-stone, tilework, furnishings, and artwork from China.

South Bay Construction

1711 Dell Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008

South Bay Construction’s key to growth and success stems from how it considers every client as a partner. It believes that the achievement of each project depends upon the trust delivered by being committed, upright, and passionate. Thanks to these principles, the firm has prospered and become one of the leaders in Northern California construction development since its establishment in 1978. 

For over 40 years, South Bay Construction honed a deep understanding of the construction challenges that drive the Bay Area development. It acquired sufficient knowledge in property construction for office, food, high tech, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use industries. The firm has embraced sustainable construction methods that contribute to promoting a greener, healthier Bay Area. 

Starting every project with well-defined goals, the firm executes well-planned steps and manages each challenge with clear solutions and dedication. This method is the same track the firm followed in building the 1,500-square-foot tenant improvement for this engaging and cozy coffee shop in a new building shell located in Los Gatos.

Flory Construction Inc.

2325 Verna Court, San Leandro, CA 94577

Over the past five decades, Flory Construction Inc. has acquired a profound knowledge of different construction materials, appropriate building techniques, efficient cost controls, and effective systematic processes. It holds a rich and proven history in commercial and industrial construction, providing a wide range of services, from pre-construction to design-build and value engineering. 

While building enduring projects, Flory Construction also prioritizes building relationships with clients. The firm provides remodeling projects, tenant improvements, ground-up construction, offices, churches, restaurants, and industrial spaces. Featured here is the Lokanta Restaurant located in Walnut Creek, CA. In partnership with Hereld and Ayers Architects, the firm performed a complete tenant improvement buildout for the existing space. The firm also installed new mechanical, electrical, plumbing, kitchen equipment, and finishes. 


  • 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