Commercial contracting comes with an extensive range of challenging requirements. We decided to showcase ten of the area’s leading commercial firms, the names behind some of Glendale’s most noteworthy spaces and structures.

Our editorial team chose these firms for their extensive experience, impressive portfolios, and stellar backgrounds. 

The Weitz Company

2111 E Highland Avenue, Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016

Weitz is a full-service construction company that specializes in commercial and industrial spaces. The firm is an expert in the design-build approach and follows its own comprehensive method throughout the entire process. Established in 1855, the firm is the oldest commercial general contractor found on the west side of the Mississippi River. Every year, it’s ranked quite high in some of the country’s most important industry publications, including the Engineering News-Record. The firm has a stellar portfolio and the reputation to go with it. The firm provides projects in the federal, aviation, senior living, office, tenant improvement, and retail space sectors.

The project featured here is an excellent example of the firm’s expertise. Located in Glendale, the project was finished in 2014. It spans 7,500 square feet and was completed in collaboration with Shift Companies. It was completed for the Orangewood Hub and includes a Distributed Antenna System. 

LGE Design Build

1200 N 52nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

LGE Design Build works on projects from a variety of market types, including offices, mixed-use, adaptive reuse, industrial, retail, educational, and medical projects. The firm is one of the area’s premier firms and is an expert in the design-build process. It offers its client nearly three decades of industry experience and is composed of a talented team, who together have worked on countless award-winning designs. Since its establishment, the firm has worked on over 1,200 projects and adheres to the highest standards. LGE is also noted for its comprehensive conceptual design proposals, in addition to its great cost control work. This approach assures clients that all of the firm’s projects are completed on time and within the agreed-upon budget.

The project featured here is an excellent example of the firm’s work. Spanning 12,550 square feet, the project was completed in 2018. It was completed for Arizona Outback Adventures and serves as its headquarters. For this project, the firm’s team opted for a great mix of rustic and natural materials. 

Tofel Dent Construction

3555 E 42nd Stravenue, Tucson, AZ 85713

Tofel Dent operates out of its office in Tucson and provides its clients a complete and comprehensive range of services. It specializes in commercial, hospitality, and multi-family projects. The firm is a premier general contracting firm that takes great pride in the stellar reviews it has received over the years. The firm has been in business since 1984 and is the brainchild of its founders, twin brothers Steve and Rich Tofel. Under their leadership, the firm has become well-known for its pre-construction coordination and its excellent processes. The photo below is an excellent example of its expertise.

This project was completed in 2007 and cost around $5.2M. For this project, the firm’s team worked with the professionals at Reece Angell Rowe. The firm built a 61-unit affordable senior housing structure. 

Guthrie General 

6677 W Thunderbird Road, Suite C-140, Glendale, AZ 85306

Guthrie General operates out of two offices: one in Glendale and another in Newport Beach. The firm is family-owned and operated and specializes in general contracting, architecture, and interior design. It has been in business since 1975 and is locally owned and operated. Since its establishment, the firm has become an expert in the healthcare, commercial, education, government, and religious sectors. The firm has worked on over 150 healthcare facilities. The firm is an expert in the design-build approach, allowing its team to oversee the entire process from start to finish. That process also enables the firm to deliver results faster and save money throughout the entire process.

The firm is led by its CEO, Robin Guthrie, and its president, Jim Guthrie. Robin joined the firm in 1979 and oversees the firm’s dedicated team and has expanded the company’s services. Jim, on the other hand, is experienced in every phase of the process. He has moved through the ranks from carpenter, to superintendent to project manager to project director. Today he serves as president. 

Desert Build

11180 N Dysart Road, #114, Surprise, AZ 85396

Desert Build is licensed in Arizona, California, and Texas. The firm specializes in commercial, industrial, and site development work. Desert Build first opened its doors in 2017 and provides its clients with a complete and comprehensive range of services. Those services include ground-up new construction, preconstruction estimating, and major renovations. Its portfolio includes a wide range of tenant improvements. Several of these spaces include hospitality, retail multi-family, restaurant, and office projects.  The firm’s team works closely with its clients, as well as their architects of choice and various city inspectors. 

Our editorial team was impressed by the firm’s excellent command of a wide variety of architectural themes. We also loved its ability to offer comprehensive design and financial plans. 

Pride Contracting

13951 W Hope Drive, Surprise, AZ 85379

Operating out of its office in Surprise, Pride Contracting extends its services throughout Phoenix and Maricopa County. The firm is a full-service construction company and takes a special interest in commercial spaces. The firm is able to take on projects regardless of size or scale. It specializes in high-end design tenant improvements and draws inspiration from nearly four decades of industry experience. Each of its spaces is overseen by a superintendent, as well as its talented and experienced team. Our editorial team was also impressed by its offices, industrial spaces, and restaurants. 

Pride has also worked on countless size upgrades and coordinates closely with some of the area’s best and leading suppliers and subcontractors. Since its establishment, the firm has built a strong portfolio that includes both small spaces and multi-million dollar construction projects. 

JMG Contracting

5620 W Bloomfield Road, Glendale, AZ 85304

JMG Contracting is a family-owned and operated firm that extends its services throughout the Greater Phoenix Area. The firm operates out of its office in Glendale and is well-known for its excellent kitchens and bathrooms. The firm provides a comprehensive range of general contracting services and specializes in both residential and commercial spaces. JMG was founded in late 2016 and is led by brothers-in-law Jeremy Baker and Jon Edwards. Under their leadership, the firm’s team draws on nearly five decades of combined construction experience. They also offer free quotes to potential clients.

The firm takes great pride in the multiple great reviews it has received throughout its years in business. Its team assists clients from start to finish and emphasizes the importance of close communication. It achieves this through its very own software that allows clients to receive day-to-day updates, see permits, and track any changes in design. 


  • 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