Just south of Sacramento is the beautiful city of Elk Grove, California. Once named as the fastest-growing city in the U.S., it currently stands as the second-largest city in Sacramento County. Since its founding, it’s been a hub for business and entertainment, even playing a part in the early gold rush in California. Since then, it’s grown and developed to become a great residential suburb with a close-knit community. Today, apart from housing a great residential area, beautiful sunsets, and scenic views, Elk Grove continues to offer plenty of wth possibilities, perfect for any entrepreneur looking to build a name for themselves in the area.

If you’re looking to build or expand your business in the area, we’ve gathered a list of the best commercial contractors in Elk Grove, California. This list was gathered based on the contractors’ years in the business, the quality and complexity of their projects, and their recognition in the field. 

DesCor Builders

3164 Gold Camp Drive, # 250, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 

DesCor Builders is a licensed general contractor that provides preconstruction, general contracting, and construction management services to private and public clients throughout NorthernCalifornia. As a contractor, it functions as a hands-on problem solver that ensures creative solutions to your construction challenges. The firm specializes in a wide variety of projects, from Multi Family Home, campus environments to large facilities, from office buildings to tenant improvements.

DesCor is currently led by Brad DesJardin and Neil Cordeiro, the company’s President/CEO & Vice President/CFO. Brad is a third-generation contractor with 35 years of experience in the industry. During his career, he has led award-winning businesses that have been recognized as a great place to work in. With this experience, he founded DesCor Builders with Neal Cordeiro in 2005, combining their wealth of expertise, to increase the standard of excellence for their clients. Through the years, DesCor has made a name for itself as a great contractor, even being recognized with the 2018 Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program from the Division of Occupational Safety and Health/Cal-OSHA, the 2013 General Contractor of the Year Finalist from the American Subcontractor Association – Sacramento Chapter, and the 2012 Winner Business of the Year from Region Builders. Have won ‘Best places to work’ in Sacramento, 8 of the last 9 years. Only GC in California with multiple CAL/OSHA VPP & CAL/OSHA SHARPS awards going on multiple projects at once. #26 on the ‘Fastest Growing Companies’ in Sacramento with a 54.69 growth rate over the past 3 years.

Featured here is the Bruceville Point Senior Community. With 158,333 square feet and three stories, this residential care facility offers 117 assisted living apartments and 20 memory care suites. The various amenities, services, and support space include a club room, bistro with coffee, two dining rooms with distinctive menus, lounge, full kitchen, fitness center, 36-seat movie theater, craft room, salon, large courtyard with walking paths, and various patio/seating areas, outdoor barbecue, garden, and pet section, bocce ball court and a putting green.

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

1504 Eureka Road, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661

Established in 1959, Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. is a contractor that provides a wide array of services—including preconstruction and construction—and it has built a strong reputation thanks to its diverse, talented personnel and its technological expertise and ethical business practices. 

The company started in the family garage in 1959 when Onslow H. “Rudy” Rudolph formed his small contracting business. He was later joined by Kenneth G. S Sletten in 1962 and Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. was born. Within the next few decades, Rudolph and Sletten built more than 3, 000 projects across their offices in California, ranging from research centers to educational institutions. Eventually the firm also provided work for life science, higher education, healthcare, high-tech, government, and everything in between. 

Thanks to its hard work and dedication, Rudolph and Sletten has earned awards like the 2021 CMAA NCA Award, the 2019 Project Achievement Award from CMAA San Diego, and the 2018 Gold Award from the BD+C Building Team Awards. Featured below is one of its great projects, the LEED Platinum DGS, New O Street Office Building. The new building is part of the Department of General Sevice’s 10-year plan for renovation or replacement of state facilities in the Sacramento area. Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. built a new 11-story, 360, 000-square-foot building that has a new office, assembly, building support, parking, and commercial foodservice space, as well as an attractive pedestrian plaza. This new building is also expected to house 1, 200 employees and staff from the Health and Human Services Agency, the Department of State Hospitals, and the Department of Developmental Services.

McCarthy Building Companies

3721 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 180, Roseville, CA 95661

McCarthy Building Companies is a well-established full-service general contractor that has been around for 150 years and has since been learning, building, and growing to meet its clients’ needs. The McCarthy Sacramento office serves the Central Valley and the areas stretching north up through California, where it builds some of the most notable civic, municipal, transit, healthcare, and higher educational facilities. As a Sacramento-based company, McCarthy has the edge and capability to match the area’s immediate needs as well as its long-term ambitions. 

The office is currently led by Shaun Sleeth, the Executive Vice President, who oversees all of McCarthy’s business operations throughout the California Central Valley and north to Oregon. He has a background in construction management and has earned recognition like the Excellence in Teaming award from the Design-Build Institute of America for his work with St. Jude Medical Center Northwest Tower. He is joined by Jay Yost, who joined McCarthy with a decade of construction and preconstruction experience. Currently, he is an active board member with the CREATE Mentoring Program and he focuses on inspiring high school students interested in pursuing careers in the built environment.

With this leadership, McCarthy has earned awards like the 2011 Business of the Year Award from Sacramento Sustainable and has been featured in publications like the Business Tribune, Engineering News-Record, and Sacramento Business Journal. One example of its great projects would be the Thunder Valley Falls Bar Renovation, a 3, 800-square-foot design-build renovation of the bar at Thunder Valley Casino. McCarthy transformed what was once a typical center bar into a multi-level, high-end casino lounge and cocktail bar. 

DPR Construction

1801 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Award-winning DPR Construction is a unique technical builder, ranked among the top 50 general contractors in the country since 1997. It’s a global self-performing commercial contractor and construction manager that has provided exceptional service and growth to its customers through building multi-million dollar technical facilities and thorough conference room renovations. 

The firm’s Sacramento Business Unit Leader, Nils Blomquist, is a native of the area and comes from a family of builders. He learned the trade at an early age and throughout his career he has worked on a diverse range of projects in all of DPR’s core markets: life sciences, advanced technology, higher education, corporate office, and healthcare. The firm’s great work has been recognized with awards like the 2020 BD+C Giants, the 2020 U.S. WoodWorks Wood Design Award for Regional Excellence from WoodWorks, and the 2017 Award of Excellence for Sustainability from SEAOCC.

Featured below is DPR’s Sacramento Office and with this project, the team pushed the envelope when it came to sustainable design. The team transformed an existing 1940s building into a living lab office space that incorporates mass timber using cross-laminated timber panels. Designed to meet LEED Platinum and WELL standards, this office is Sacramento’s first CLT structure and the first shear wall application of CLT in the State of California, and the result is a remarkable structure with a lot of character, inside and out. The project was recognized by Fast Company as an Innovation by Design Award Finalist and it was also recognized by the Sacramento Business Journal as one of the Best Real Estate Projects of the Year in 2020. 

Swinerton Builders

15 Business Park Way, Suite 101, Sacramento, CA 95828

Swinerton Builders is a full-service general contractor that provides services throughout the United States. The company was established all the way back in 1888 and was formally incorporated in the State of California, and now holds offices throughout California, Colorado, Hawaii, Texas, Oregon, Washington, and the Southeast.

During its years in the business, Swinerton has also upheld a great corporate social responsibility; the firm is dedicated to having a positive impact on the industry, the community it serves, and its employees. Swinerton believes in building better responsibly, and it does so through its commitment to economic and workforce development, philanthropy, safety, health and wellness, innovation, collaboration, and ensuring that it is environmentally conscious in all of its projects. 

For its Sacramento projects, Swinerton has been recognized with the 2021 #1 Safety Award of Excellence, Over 4, 000,000 Worker Hours, Building Division, and the 2012 Constructor Award, both from the AGC California. An example of its great work in the city is the LEED Platinum Certified CalSTRS Office Headquarters where Swinerton added in a new parking structure on top of creating a very sleek façade for this high-rise building.

Otto Construction

1717 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

A family-owned business for three generations, Otto Construction is known for building award-winning multimillion-dollar facilities throughout Northern and Central California, continuing the legacy of its founder, John F. Otto, and the core principles that have guided the company for almost 75 years. Now under the leadership of Allison Otto, the company continues to foster collaborative partnerships with local organizations including the Elk Grove Unified School District and Los Rios Community College District. Among Otto’s accolades is the 2014 Project of the Year – American Public Works Association received for the construction of a new parking structure at Cosumnes River College (CRC). As a leader in the construction of education facilities, Otto’s contribution to the region also includes new CTE facilities at Florin High School, the construction of the CRC Learning Resource Center, and the recently completed CRC College Center expansion.

Featured here is the company’s work on the college center expansion at Cosumnes River College. The new two-story addition to the existing college center brings together services that were previously spread across campus, making it easier for new and returning students to receive assistance before the start of each semester. The building includes private and open office space, conference rooms, assessment and counseling labs, and lounge spaces. The main lobby is designed as a social hub with stadium-style seating and charging stations for students to connect their electronics while they study or just hang out.

OJV Construction 

10282 Iron Rock Way, Elk Grove, CA 95624

Composed of a skilled team of industry experts, OJV Construction is a firm that operates with a high degree of professionalism and a passion for going above and beyond expectations. It has its own fabrication facility that specializes in manufacturing HVAC components like line sets, plenums, and custom ductwork. On top of this craftsmanship, OJV is also a firm that takes great pride in the quality of its customer service, its problem-solving mentality, and its ability to work closely with the right people.

OJV Construction has built a variety of projects, most of which are large-scale commercial projects like multi-family buildings, apartments, and hotels, and has also previously worked with Hyatt on the project featured below. The Hyatt Fort Sutter Hotel is a 7-story building that spans 68, 445 square feet and offers 105 guest bedrooms. OJV Construction built this hotel in midtown Sacramento, with amenities that include lobbies, restaurants, a commercial kitchen, office space, and housekeeping. The exterior also has storefront windows, nana-wall doors, a full-height brick veneer, and cement plaster to give it an earthy feel.