Last updated on July 18th, 2024 at 05:46 am

The bustling city of Riverside in California is a growing economic hub, with a number of industries and work sectors including government, education, manufacturing, and retail. In recent years Riverside has also been developing its technological arm, as well as its industrial and manufacturing sectors. All of these industries come together to form the booming commercial landscape of Riverside.

If you are a business owner interested in building or remodeling your headquarters, branches, or locations in this area, we’ve compiled a list of the best commercial contractors in Riverside, California to help you with your project needs. Our editorial team chose these builders based on their strong background, local experience, and tried-and-tested methods that always achieve exceptional project results. 

W.L. Butler

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

When William “Bill” Butler founded his eponymous firm in 1975, he was already keen on specializing in the industries of healthcare, education, finance, automotive, mixed-use, retail, offices, industrial, food service, and nonprofits. His firm is able to offer these services through a wide geographic reach across offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, Central Valley, and Orange County. In addition to these offices, W.L. Butler is proud to extend its services beyond the Golden State, in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.

Some of the firm’s notable clients include Fortune 500 companies like Target, Costco, Gilead, Charles Schwab, Samsung, Whole Foods, and AmerisourceBergen. Another example of the firm’s work is the Riverside test kitchen, Fresh & Easy Academy. Completed in collaboration with Nadel Architects, the project involved building a “classroom-like” facility to be used for the development of new products before introduction on the market. The Academy also serves as a space for vendors to showcase their products. The completed project employed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) principles and green techniques such as natural daylighting, the reuse of materials, low VOC materials, and rapidly reproduced finishes. Also included within the scope is a parking lot expansion spanning 4.5 acres.

DEB Construction

2230 E Winston Road, Anaheim, CA 92806

DEB Construction is a commercial general contractor specializing in financial institutions, healthcare facilities, corporate offices, and critical facilities. The firm is led by CEO Adam Vali, a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP) and a builder who grew up in the family business working as a laborer, carpenter, assistant superintendent, superintendent, project manager, project executive, and president.

Under Adam’s leadership, the firm has completed work for notable clients such as East West Bank,  NBC Universal Studios, and Large American Bank. Another example of the firm’s work is the WESCOM Credit Union in Riverside, for which DEB Construction completed a major renovation. The nearly 3,000-square-foot facility included new ATMs, teller counters and financial offices, a lobby, and three transaction counters. The reconfiguration also included new floor finishes, lighting fixtures, and ceilings. 

CA Construction

981 Iowa Avenue, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507

CA Construction is an award-winning general contractor that has been serving Southern California since 1990. To date, the firm has provided comprehensive renovations, new construction, and restoration to thousands of public and private clients for commercial and residential projects. The firm’s team of professionals is led by Chuck Avila, who ensures that the CA team delivers quality craftsmanship and professional construction management services to all of its clients.

One of the firm’s most notable projects is the award-winning Tamale Factory in Riverside. Another example of its local work is Mario’s Place, for which CA Construction completed renovation. Mario’s Place is a fine Italian restaurant located in the heart of downtown Riverside. The firm renovated a historic building in downtown Riverside, converting it into this famous restaurant designed by its owners, the Palagi family. CA Construction’s services included a complete façade improvement and a complete build-out of the interior. The build-out showcases the firm’s excellent work on custom carpentry, custom paint, specialty lighting, a chef’s kitchen, a wood-burning oven, a custom bar, a copper bar top, patio areas, and private dining areas.

RSVC Construction

3051 Myers Street, Suite B, Riverside, CA 92503

RSVC Construction is a full-service general contractor that specializes in the retail, hospitality, and commercial industries. For these markets, the firm offers remodels, additions, expansions, renovations, and tenant improvements. Some of the firm’s notable clients include Southern California Automobile Club, Kroger, Cushman & Wakefield, Panera Bread, JLL, CBU, Harbor Freight, and Whole Foods.

RSVC excels in open and closed grocery store builds and remodels. The firm brings together a skilled team of project managers, superintendents, and subcontractors to build or remodel clients’ stores. One example of the firm’s completed work is Ralphs Fresh Fare Grocery. Thanks to the firm’s work, the interior of the American supermarket chain is expansive and bright, creating the perfect environment for shopping. There is also a Starbucks in the building, as well as a food court where customers can grab a quick coffee or snack after doing their grocery shopping. 

Dove Builders

1611 Pomona Road, Suite 110-111, Corona, CA 92880

Dove Builders was founded in 2005 to complete fast-track projects with the highest quality. The firm serves the Greater Los Angeles area and specializes in medical and industrial tenant improvements. Dove Builders is led by John Rogers, LEED AP, who ensures that client and team relationships are built on mutual respect. As a result of this partnership, the firm has enjoyed numerous repeat customers through its years in business. The company was also recognized as the “Best of Riverside” in the 2020 Industrial Tenant Improvement on Chicago Avenue.

Some of the firm’s work has included build-outs for clients such as the Riverside Sheriffs Association. Another example of the firm’s work is the iHerb remodel. The project scope involved the construction of new offices within the existing warehouse building, including one new mezzanine of approximately 6,000 square feet. The project also included the installation of 40+ HVAC units on the roof, 35 water closets, 10 urinals, and 29 lavatories. In addition to these facilities, Dove Builders also constructed a new training room, a break room, toilets, and a locker area for employees. The firm also installed new rooftop air handling units. Lastly, Dove Builders added 800 linear feet to the exterior trench for an additional 5000 amps of power for conveying systems.

Barth Builders Inc.

4055 Riverview Drive, Riverside, CA 92509

Barth Builders Inc. is a general contractor that specializes in tenant improvement and free-standing construction. The firm offers thirty years of industry experience building malls, food courts, restaurants, and retail establishments. Some of its notable clients include Sarku Japan, Mrs. Fields, Dairy Queen Ice Cream, Oil & Vinegar, and Cathy Jean.

One example of the firm’s work is the Sarku Japan project. Sarku Japan, known in America as the largest and most successful Japanese Quick Service Restaurant, was in need of an interior build-out. Barth Builders came up with a compact design for the limited space that allowed Sarku to maximize its business potential. A counter containing both the cashier and food on display ensures that space is used efficiently and economically. Lastly, the logo and name of the restaurant act as a beacon to this food hub amidst a sea of businesses in the food court. 

Cortech Construction

231 E Alessandro Boulevard, Suite A-415, Riverside, CA 92508

For over 20 years, Cortech Construction has been offering full-service general contracting services to all of Southern California. The firm, led by John Gimenez, has built interesting projects such as ice skating and molding facilities. In its practice, the firm is proud to say that it is highly versatile, a trait that allows the firm to meet the highest levels of customer satisfaction. 

An example of Cortech’s work is the Sports Vision Center in Riverside. Completed in 2018, the project consisted of creating a new space for a sister company to an existing optometry office. The Sports Vision office space was 4000 square feet and built to match the brand of the parent company. Some modifications and refinements included new partitions, a new ceiling system, electrical upgrades, and a new employee kitchen and lunch area. New porcelain and laminate flooring were also installed along with quartz countertops, custom fabricated displays and cabinetry, new restrooms, and a complete repainting of the interior and exterior of the building.


  • Blaine Comeione

    Blaine has served as Editor at General Contractors Magazine for six years, drawing from over ten years of experience in construction and real estate. His comprehensive understanding spans commercial construction, architecture, and home builds, cultivated through diverse roles in the industry. With four years at BuildZoom and a background as a licensed real estate agent, Blaine possesses a unique perspective that enriches his editorial work. His dedication to delivering informative content is underscored by his extensive tenure in the field, ensuring that readers receive valuable insights into the dynamic world of construction and home design. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Over 6 years of experience writing and editing in the construction space, Editor at General Contractors Magazine, Previous experience at BuildZoom and Keller Williams Realty Education: Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Science - Minor in Business, 120+ Hours of New Jersey Real Estate Education, 120+ Hours of Arizona Real Estate Education