Rio Rancho is one of New Mexico’s most rapidly growing cities. Boosting its local economy are several retail and service industries. Since Walmart established a branch in the city, several commercial retailers have followed, making Rio Rancho their home. As the city entices more entrepreneurs to set up business in the area, the assistance of excellent retail contractors continues to be required.

Our editorial team has put together a list of ten outstanding contractors experts providing retail spaces in the area. These contractors have worked for several known retail brands, capturing the essence of each business in the build. Their experience in the industry spans from 5 years to almost a century.

Elite General Contracting 

258 Western Hills Dr, SE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Founded in 2016, this relatively young company combines time-tested values with the latest construction methods. It believes in finishing projects within budget and under a prompt timeline. Quality is the firm’s top-most priority when it comes to finishing these projects, and the firm is considered one of the elite contractors and Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties. For five years, the firm has gathered valuable experience in commercial builds and today it is an expert provider of malls, hotels, banks, and car dealerships.

As a commercial builder, Elite General Contracting believes that a great building is essential when it comes to setting the tone for a business. This Rio Rancho-based firm helps entrepreneurs construct, renovate, and enhance their retail spaces. The firm makes sure that it creates spaces that help businesses thrive. The firm is recognized as a Preferred Builder for Rigid Metal Buildings in New Mexico.

Hart Construction

2919 2nd Street, NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

In the business for over three decades, Hart Construction has provided services for numerous known retailers. Completing successful projects for large retailers, the firm strives to provide top-notch construction services to all of its clients. Whether it be a small or a big project, the company aims to satisfy. The firm collaborates closely with clients, meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations. From renovation to new construction, this firm has the necessary experience to accomplish projects successfully. 

Since 1989, Hart Construction has applied integrity, ingenuity, and efficiency to each of its projects. These values are reflected in the way its dedicated team works. Its expert team of superintendents, craftsmen, and administrative staff provides quality craftsmanship and attention to detail in each service they offer. Because of the team’s expertise and dedication, the firm has built an excellent reputation over the years. The firm’s work has been published in the Albuquerque Business First. A percentage of the firm’s business comes from repeat clients.

Brycon Corporation

134 Rio Ranch Boulevard, NE Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Brycon Corporation specializes in cleanroom construction. Founded in 1990, the firm has installed over two million feet of cleanroom manufacturing space. For over three decades, this specialization has given the company an edge over other competitors. By specializing in this field, the company has honed qualities such as resourcefulness, skillfulness, and meticulousness when it comes to details. Because of this, the firm is recognized as an outstanding contractor. It has earned the 2018 Rookie of the Year award from the Builders Association of Northern Nevada. Having established itself in the industry, the firm has had its work featured in Albuquerque Business First, Albuquerque Journal, and Waste Today Magazine

As a member of the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), the firm has delivered outstanding services to the retail, mixed-use real estate, and industrial sectors. Its expertise in the field of retail is displayed in its Warrior Car Wash project. For this project, the firm has built a 5718-square-foot drive-thru facility located at Wind Ridge @ Tamaya. Using Native American style architecture, Brycon Corporation has designed a facility that blends well with the other buildings in the retail development site.

Wilger Enterprises

425 Edmon Road, NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

Wilger Enterprises is an industry leader in retail construction. It’s a master in providing highly efficient design-build services for the commercial sector. Since its founding in 1989, the firm’s goal has always been to create vibrant communities by producing high-quality builds. The company achieves that goal through clear communication and respect for clients and co-workers. As the firm creates strong ties with the subcontracting community, it enables the firm to provide exceptional services to its customers. For this reason, the company’s client base has grown locally and nationally. 

For over four decades, Wilger Enterprises has developed an outstanding reputation in the field. Due to its impressive track record, the firm has been featured in Albuquerque Business First. The firm has built its reputation by completing projects on time and applying the highest standards during each construction project. From pre-planning to completion, the company assists clients throughout the entire construction process. Its team of professionals has extensive experience in the commercial construction arena that ensures every project’s success. With its highly motivated and focused team, the company can turn any client’s vision into reality.

Mick Rich Contractors

8401 Firestone Lane, NE Albuquerque, NM 87199

Mick Rich Contractors maintains its status as an industry leader by employing creativity. It has patented techniques and developed new equipment to overcome complex construction challenges. As an innovator in the field, the firm has earned high praise from The Washington Post, Albuquerque Business First, and The Albuquerque Journal. In addition, its excellence has earned the company the ABC Gold STEP Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors. 

In the retail sector, the firm has worked with known brands like Walmart. The firm has provided general remodel services for two Walmart stores in New Mexico, including the Walmart Super Center in Deming. For the total contract amount of $1,048,000, the firm revamped the super store’s restrooms, pharmacy, and vision care center. It also created a proper breakroom for the store’s 400 employees. The firm replaced the facility’s refrigeration system and repainted the store’s interior and exterior as well. All that work was completed while making sure that the store’s 24-hour operation was never interrupted. 

Founded in 1988, Mick Rich Contractors has served both the private and public sectors in New Mexico and its surrounding states. The company’s three decades of untarnished reputation is due to its top-notch outputs and outstanding customer service. Its professionalism is also reflected in its ABC and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certifications.

HB Construction

3010 Monte Vista Boulevard, NE Albuquerque, NM 87106

HB Construction is an award-winning firm led by an award-winning CEO. Founded by Ken Harrington in 1991, Jason Harrington took over company management in 2005. Since then, Jason Harrington has earned numerous recognitions including being named one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s Top Performing CEOs. The firm’s excellent performance is the reason for the accolades. The year 2020 has been particularly fruitful for the firm: it won several awards, including the NAIOP Award of Excellence. Several publications have also featured the firm including the ENR and Albuquerque Journal

Running for three decades, HB Construction is a fast-growing commercial builder serving Sandoval and Bernalillo Counties. Over the years, the company has acquired several affiliations including NAIOP and ABC. Approaching each project with the utmost professionalism, each build is executed through a collaborative effort. The team’s experience has developed proactive problem-solving skills. Using advanced technology in each build, the firm provides excellent design-build and construction management services that are tailored to each individual customer’s needs.

Bradbury Stamm Construction

7110 2nd St, NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

Established in 1923, Bradbury Stamm Construction is a seasoned contractor. With almost a century of experience in the industry, the firm has established several offices in various states, including New Mexico, Minnesota, Colorado, and Texas. And the firm has completed a variety of construction projects across 18 states. 

Included in the company’s diverse portfolio is the St. Cloud Subaru project. The project involved the conversion of a toy retail shop into a car dealership site. As a LEED-certified firm, Bradbury Stamm Construction developed an eco-friendly facility using sustainable and energy-efficient materials. The final product: a 30,000-square-foot site with systems that efficiently manage waste and take advantage of the surrounding environment. 

The firm has earned recognition from several publications including the ENR, Albuquerque Journal, and New Mexico Business Weekly. The firm gets its outstanding reputation under the leadership of CEO Cynthia Schultz. She is a LEED Accredited Professional who has earned multiple awards. She was the 2019 Women in Business Winner in the Construction category from the Albuquerque Journal. Under her guidance, Bradbury Stamm also won the 2018 Contractor of the Year from the American Institute of Architects New Mexico.

Jaynes Corporation

2906 Broadway, NE Albuquerque, NM 87107

“Build. Lead. Grow.” These words make up Jaynes Corporation’s mantra; they are the key to the company’s continued success. Running for more than seven decades, the firm builds and learns from each project: they are a leader in the local construction industry. Established in 1946, the company provides passion, quality, and commitment in each service it provides. ENR, Business Excellence Magazine, and Building Design + Construction have all featured the firm’s work. In 2020 alone it earned several awards including the NAIOP Eagle Award of Excellence. 

When it comes to commercial construction, the firm has an impressive track record. The Plaza @ Enchanted Hills— located in Rio Rancho—is a great example of its work. The company created a 224,000-square-foot facility that houses several known retailers. Employing years of experience, careful planning, and effective communication, the firm constructed the retail center on a strict schedule. The final output was a center that provides convenience to shoppers and blends well with the environment. 

For 75 years, the firm has constantly earned its spot as an industry leader. It has consistently established its professionalism through memberships with the NAIOP, AIA, and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).


  • 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