The city of Peoria in Maricopa and Yavapai counties is a major suburb of Phoenix, providing a resort and leisure living complement to the state capital and surrounded by mountains and hills towards the north. Peoria is also the spring training home of the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners. The Peoria Sports Complex is located near the P83 Entertainment District, which features numerous hotels, restaurants, and shopping and entertainment destinations.

This list of the best commercial contractors in Peoria features the firms that have built the sights and sounds that make the city what it is today. They bring decades of experience building for Maricopa County and the surrounding areas.

Crosspoint Contracting LLC

11735 W Patrick Lane, Sun City, AZ 85373 

This remodel of Vision Wellness’ branch in Verrado features an understated wood motif brightened by a smattering of recessed lights and broad windows lining its façade. The store area is spacious, with a lot of room to walk around while trying on different pieces from the eyewear collection that lines its walls. The more enclosed examination areas also provide a comfortable venue for the optometry practice.

Vision Wellness entrusted this space as well as its first branch in Avondale to Crosspoint Contracting, a family-owned and operated firm that has been serving Arizona for over a decade. Owner Clifford Zillweger has been managing construction projects in the Phoenix area for over 15 years and brings a broad knowledge of occupational safety and health administration (OSHA) and building safety codes to both the residential and commercial projects the firm undertakes. 

Belmontez Construction LLC

9299 W Olive Avenue, #505, Peoria, AZ 85345 

Belmontez Construction performed a full interior renovation of Comfort Suites Glendale’s public spaces, as well as some of the guest rooms. The firm updated the front desk and the fireplace in the lobby area with a new stacked stone façade. New wall vinyl was also installed and the flooring was replaced with contemporary tile and carpet.

President Agustin Belmontez, Jr. brings over 25 years of both hands-on and management experience in the construction industry to Belmontez Construction, which he founded in 2015. He has built for both the residential and commercial markets, something he draws on as he now leads his team in delivering new construction, hotel construction and renovation, and tenant improvement projects throughout the Greater Phoenix area. The firm has built for clients such as Holiday Inn and Magnuson Hotels.

Sletten Companies

2501 East University, Phoenix, AZ 85034 

Since 1928, Sletten Companies has built over $1 billion worth of projects across the US. President and CEO Erik Sletten represents the third generation of leadership of the 30-year Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 mainstay. The Phoenix office was established in 1972 and is currently led by Arizona Division Manager Keith “KC” Dougherty, who brings over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Sletten builds for the education, commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and industrial sectors out of eight offices in Montana, Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.

The firm worked on the 20,000-square-foot Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. The community theater’s exterior mimics the city’s desert mountain landscape, topped by a sloping and angular roofline and bound by layered brick and glass walls throughout the façade. The lobby is bright, leading into the state-of-the-art 270-seater main stage auditorium. It also features an 80-seat Black Box theater and classrooms, set construction, costume shop, and dressing rooms.

MT Builders Companies

8434 North 90th Street, Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 

MT Builders has completed approximately $1.5 billion in commercial construction in Arizona since starting in business in 1995. Founding member Mike Tarver has recently stepped aside as CEO, and the Company is now directed by Will Nation as President and Managing Member. Will Joined MTB in 2005. Will holds a degree in Construction Management from the University of Oklahoma, and brings more than two decades of construction experience to the Company. Also joining Will in the management of the company is Kris Anson, Senior VP of Financial Operations, and Partner. Kris holds a degree from Arizona State University. Mike Tarver remains with the company as a Board Member and Advisor.

MT Builders currently participates in the construction of luxury apartments, and senior living projects. The company has produced many national award-winning projects. Some of the company’s significant accomplishments include Sierra Point Senior Living, Desert Park Apartments at DC Ranch, Skysong Apartments, Liv North Scottsdale Apartments, Portrait at Hance Park Apartments, Inspira at Arrowhead Senior Living, Grove on Main Street Apartments, and Parc Roundtree Apartments in Peoria as pictured above.

LGE Design Build

1200 N 52nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 

Military gear manufacturer TYR Tactical’s location in Peoria houses both a warehouse facility and a sprawling showroom for both consumer and wholesale clients. Within the 70,423-square-foot space, you’ll find a two-story mezzanine office and fully conditioned space for business operations. The steel beams on the exterior are softened by the aluminum panels surrounding the window walls on the façade to suit its dual function as a production and retail outlet.

The space was built by LGE Design Build, a firm that has been building throughout Arizona since 1994. It has been led by President and CEO David E. Sellers since 2000. Sellers established the LGE Design Group in 2014 to serve as the firm’s architectural arm. LGE has designed and built over 1,000 projects totaling over 20 million square feet, ranging from $1 million to $50 million in value.

Caliente Construction

485 W Vaughn Street, Tempe, AZ 85283 

Winner of the 2017 AIA Arizona Design Merit Award, Caliente Construction transformed a 1950s Quonset Hut at Joe’s Farm Grill in Gilbert into the Barnone Craftsmen Community. Project Q entailed the addition of 4,500 square feet to the existing 12,000-square-foot structure to create maker space, retail facilities, and restaurant space for small businesses. Today, it is home to twelve of Arizona’s best local artisans, from woodworkers to experimental winemakers.

Barnone is just one of over 4,000 projects Caliente Construction has worked on in its 30 years in business. President and CEO Lorraine Bergman leads the 90-strong team as it builds across multiple states: Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. Over 90% of the firm’s work is repeat business from clients it has built strong relationships with in the commercial, education, healthcare, and hospitality industries.

Jokake Construction

5013 E Washington, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034 

Jokake Construction has been serving Arizona for nearly four decades. 24-year industry veteran President and CEO Casey Cartier leads the team in delivering the expertise of a large contractor with a personal approach as it builds for the education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, office, and retail markets. The firm has earned the recognition of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP) Arizona and ENR Southwest for its work through the years.

Jokake worked with some of the leading design firms in Arizona for the reimagining of four office suites on the fourth floor of the One Renaissance building in Downtown Phoenix. Some of the stand-out features in the 14,245-square-foot “Project Future” include an artificial indoor turf lounge area where employees can admire the view from a corner location, a 3D lighting feature along the hallway, and movable walls around a conference room. The spaces were built for companies in the legal, non-profit, technology, and financial services industries.

Layton Construction Company, LLC

2355 E Camelback Road, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85016 

Building since 1953, Layton Construction Company has grown into one of the largest contractors in the US. Much of this growth has happened in the past decade or so with President and CEO David Layton at the helm, the third generation from his family to lead the company. Under David’s leadership, seven new office locations have been established, growing the firm’s presence to over 40 states served by over 1,200 employees. The Phoenix office has been around since 1987 and has been led by Executive Vice President Andrew Geier since 2004. Layton has won multiple awards from Arizona organizations such as the Arizona Department of Real Estate (AZRE) Real Estate & Development Awards and the NAIOP.

The firm performed a phased expansion of the 40,000-square-foot Cibola Vista Resort and Spa. Four new presidential suites and 36 master and junior suites were added following the luxury resort’s rustic, Tuscan theme. A new elevator tower was also built.