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Within the last decade, there has been a continuous increase in car usage both new and owned. In 2018, the US held the largest automotive market sales in the world. In all, the automotive industry contributes roughly 3.5 percent of the country’s overall gross domestic product (GDP).
If you are planning to venture into this type of business, building your own dealership may seem overwhelming. Bear in mind that not all construction companies offering automotive dealership construction guarantee the best builds; some dealerships follow a strict design/building standard that can only be done by brand-trusted firms.
In this list, we weighed the accreditation and certifications, professional affiliations, and recognition each firm has received in the form of industry awards and press. We also took into account their years in the industry, client reviews, and range of services offered. Any of the firms featured here are qualified to help create a business that is designed with the utmost care for client visions and impeccable industry standards.
Dunn Building Company
3901 Messer Airport Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35222
Dunn Building Company has been serving Alabama with high-caliber construction since 1878. The firm’s work is done by an experienced team of professionals who ensure quality control and work efficiency. The team is under the management of Andrew Edwards, a Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) designated design-build professional with over 30 years of industry experience. Aside from general contracting, the firm offers steel fabrication, concrete work, and design-build services. This broad scope of service allows Dunn Building Company to provide clients with a one-stop-shop experience when it comes to ground-up commercial work.
The firm has been recognized by a number of industry associations like Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Associated General Contractors of Alabama (AGC), and National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Dunn Building’s portfolio serves a culmination of its field experience. An example of this is its auto and truck dealership projects. The firm worked with George M. Phillippi Architect on the construction of the new Carl Cannon Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC in Jasper. The project features 47,949 square feet of showroom, sales, service, and an additional 11,284 square feet of office and storage.
Ken Brady Construction
4001 Turnagain Blvd. E, Anchorage, AK 99517
Ken Brady Construction Company (KBCC) is a homegrown Alaskan design-build company founded in 1954. Though the company has been passed onto second-generation leaders, Tim and Mike Brady, its guiding principle remains true: serve with great quality at a fair price. KBCC employs a full team of Alaskan professionals. This allows the team to fully utilize its knowledge in constructing structures appropriate for Alaska’s specific building requirements.
The majority of the firm’s projects are focused on laboratories, churches, commercial facilities, and retail establishments like Wal-Mart. Although the firm has only completed one automotive project, it still highlights the firm’s capability and versatility with building different structures. The Kendall-Toyota of Anchorage is a project completed by Ken Brady Construction in 2012.
2355 E Camelback Rd. Suite #800, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial contractor with proven experience in virtually every industry, including healthcare, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution, education, office, industrial, detention, tenant improvement and public facilities. We specialize in construction management, design-build construction and general contracting. Headquartered in Utah, Layton is a member of the STO Building Group family of companies and also has regional offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho and Tennessee.
The firm has built a few outlets in Arizona, Utah, Idaho, and Washington. Among these is the Mercedes-Benz facility in Chandler, Arizona. Layton performed a tenant improvement on the 23,000-square-foot facility. The renovation included the touch-up on the showroom, service office, cafe, entertainment center, and boutique. For more information on Layton Construction, you can visit their website here.
3000 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock, AR 72202
CDI Contractors is one of the leading commercial companies in Arkansas, with a comprehensive list of projects in over 29 states. The firm works in a systemized process to ensure that the design, construction, and project quality meet client satisfaction. These are possible under the firm leadership of Lloyd Garrison. He is joined by a team of seasoned construction experts handling respective departments.
CDI Contractors is a member of associations like ABC, AGC, American Institute of Architects (AIA), and US Green Building Council (USGBC). Sustainability is one of CDI’s core practices. The firm believes it its’ environmental responsibility to create spaces that benefit both its users and the environment. The firm has built a handful of Leadership on Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited and certified projects. In 2015, CDI Contractors completed the 52,000-square-foot Everett Buick GMC dealership in Bryant. The facility houses a showroom, sales, service department, and is constructed in compliance with the current GM Image Program.
Lusardi Construction Company
1570 Linda Vista Dr., San Marcos, CA 92078
Lusardi Construction Company is a prolific provider of commercial general construction in Southern California. For more than six decades, Lusardi has built a solid reputation for its superior quality projects and a team consisting of industry veterans. This allows the firm to work across the board and complete projects anywhere in the country.
The firm has done numerous projects for a wide list of clientele. Its project portfolio ranges from automotive dealerships to municipal and government facilities. In automotive alone, Lusardi has built 33 projects located in California, Arizona, and Oregon. One of the firm’s notable car dealership projects is the Keyes Audi Valencia. The 34,600-square-foot facility offers clients the same innovative and progressive luxurious Audi experience with a unique roof deck parking feature.
In the last five years, Lusardi has been recognized with national awards from the ABC, AGC, AIA, as well as inclusion in the annual rankings from the Engineering News-Record. Apart from being an award-winning builder, it is recognized as among the nation’s top green builders with its LEED-certified projects.
Art C. Klein Construction
3370 Chelton Loop S. Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Since 1972, Art C. Klein Construction has held a superior seat in the industry as one of the top commercial construction firms in Colorado. It offers clients a multitude of services from pre-construction down to post-construction services. The firm’s flexibility and versatility have allowed it to work with national leading industry businesses.
Art C. Klein Construction’s expansive projects include the Mercedes-Benz of Colorado Springs dealership. The 51,000-square-foot facility is built using steel interior finishes, a diamond-polished concrete floor, and luxury details most Mercedes-Benz dealerships share. It is complete with showroom, offices, and service bays.
53 Church Hill Rd., Newton, CT 06470
Claris Construction is an award-winning design-build firm established by architect Philip Clark in 1991. Prior to Claris, Clark worked as an estimator and project manager. This gave him a profound experience which helped him start the company and gather the right people.
The firm’s services in architecture, engineering, and construction for a diverse list of clients allowed it to complete works in Connecticut and North Carolina. Claris Construction has also appeared on the pages of Building Profit, New Haven Register, The Danbury News-Times, and The Newton Bee.
Claris Construction had the opportunity to take part in the construction of the luxurious BMW of Ridgefield. Clients praise the well-coordinated team of Claris as well as the efficiency it exemplified as construction took place while the car dealership remained operational. The 50,000-square-foot dealership houses a new conventional steel showroom, offices, and a repair and maintenance center.
Burton Construction Co., LLC
530 Schoolhouse Rd., Ste G, Hockessin, DE 19707
Burton Construction specializes in commercial work, whether it’s ground-up construction or renovation. The firm employs a logical construction plan, taking into consideration the location, workability, and site conditions of a specific project. This allows the Burton team to facilitate construction with full efficiency and minimal disruption.
Burton Construction Company’s craftsmanship has given it a respectable reputation for the last 30 years. Its portfolio is home to various projects ranging from multi-family homes to retail dealerships. Because of its knowledgeable construction processes, the firm has worked with leading name slike Marina Bay hotels, Residence Inn by Marriott, and more. Nestled in its retail portfolio is the Holly Kia car dealership and showroom in Felton, DE.
2504 NW 71st Pl., Gainesville, FL 32653
What started out as a simple garage business has blossomed into one of Florida’s leading general commercial contractors. Clark Scherer founded the company in 1984, but as it expanded through different regions in Florida, he sought help from other leaders: Douglas Wilcox, James Crookston, and John Dixon. The firm’s expertise in construction has expanded from simple buildouts to large-scale, multi-story projects in retail and other markets.
Scherer Construction’s relationship with associations like the ABC, Rebuilding Together, Builders Association of North Central Florida and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties prove its accountability to its clients.
Scherer Construction provided the design-build service for the Kraft Nissan Dealership in Tallahassee. The 52,000-square-foot project was completed in 6 months. Eric Kraft of the Kraft Nissan Dealership praised the efficient work done by Scherer Construction. The project was completed under budget and it was in operation within five months as permits were processed quickly.
8200 Roberts Dr. Suite #600, Atlanta, GA
Choate Construction Company began as a basement start-up, and today employs nearly 450 full-time professionals. W.M. Millard Choate founded the Choate Construction in 1989 and is pleased to be a 100% employee-owned company. Today Choate leads the team with a strong work ethic and continues to promote strategies that will further expand the company’s reach and motivate each professional to deliver great projects under the Choate name.
Choate’s retail expertise is further highlighted by the construction of the 72,000-square-foot Nalley Nissan of Atlanta. The Asbury Automotive Group has been a repeat client of Choate Construction when it comes to dealership projects. The structure is built with steel frames and concrete masonry units (CMU). Its interior boasts LED lighting, Graniti Fiandre tiles and industrial-grade Autopaver tile in the shop area.
Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.
94-535 Ukee St., Waipahu, HI 96797
Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. is one of the largest locally-owned companies in Hawaii. 55 years in the industry has built a reliable and valuable reputation for the company. The team has created multiple projects across markets like healthcare, residential, restaurants, and retail big boxes. Because of its remarkable service, it was featured on an issue of Hawaii Business Magazine. Recently, the firm received the 2018 Design/Build Grand Award from DBIA, 2018 LEED-certified project, and the 2018 National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Kukulu Hale Awards.
In collaboration with Sueda & Associates, Albert C. Kobayashi built the New City Nissan dealership in Kalihi. The two-story facility comprises of a service area, parts storage, showroom, and offices. Albert C. Kobayashi used pre-stressed hollow-core planks with concrete topping, steel framing, metal deck roof, and single-ply membrane roof for the structure.
1405 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, ID 83402
Bateman-Hall’s excellence in construction has built its relationship with leading industry markets since 1975. As a firm licensed to work in 14 states, it has gained a valuable amount of knowledge constructing various commercial buildings. Bateman-Hall’s owners are both passionate leaders who effectively communicate the company’s goals with its team.
The firm has served various auto projects from car dealerships to AutoZone branches. The Smith Group Chevrolet in Idaho Falls is a perfect example to reflect the capability of the firm when it comes to auto dealership construction. The professionalism displayed by the team is among the reasons why clients trust the firm with their projects.
The Missner Group
1700 W Higgins Rd. Suite #400, Des Plaines, IL 60018
The Missner Group is an Illinois-based construction and real estate development company founded in 1945. Over the years, it has helped shaped numerous economies and structures in the country. Established leaders, Barry Missner and Glen Missner manage the company. Both have had extensive experience in developing and constructing commercial spaces for big names.
One of the firm’s notable works is the five-story Chicago Northside Toyota dealership. The Missner Group built the 228,000-square-foot dealership with a state-of-the-art design. It is one of the largest auto dealerships in the area. One of the dealership’s distinguishing factors is the three-story display visible to the public. The facility is built for luxury with indoor valet parking, a children’s play area, and a contemporary waiting lounge where guests can enjoy free WiFi and a Starbucks® coffee bar.
10053 N Hague Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256
CPM Construction is an Indiana-based commercial construction firm founded in 1980 by Jerome Williams. Throughout the years, CPM has built a great working environment that allows its team to deliver high-quality services. Williams’s active participation in the community is felt through his personal advocacies as well as professional ones like ABC Indiana, NUCOR Building Systems, and Housing and Urban Development.
Tom Wood and Andy Mohr are among CPM’s repeat clients when it comes to car dealerships and auto showroom projects. The diligent work that the firm provides has been one of the reasons why clients continue to trust the firm’s team. Among the list of dealerships in its portfolio is the luxurious Tom Wood Audi located in Carmel. CPM Construction worked with Architectural Alliance for the design of the 45,000-square-foot facility. This type of project continues to bring the firm recognitions like awards from the ABC as well as press mentions from the Indianapolis Business Journal.
3050 SE Enterprise Dr. Suite A, Grimes, IA 50111
Koester Construction is a long-time provider of commercial general construction in Iowa. It has firmly built its name from working with top clients in various industries such as Mercedes-Benz and Taco Bell chain. Behind the firm’s effective run in commercial construction is the leadership and management of Paul Koester. His passion for construction developed under his field experience working for The Weitz Company. This prepared Koester in gathering the right people to start Koester Construction.
In Des Moines stands the Mercedes-Benz car dealership, the company’s flagship in Iowa. Koester collaborated with the Environmental Design Group in designing the project. The dealership offers complete services, from part storage, sales, service center, and a showroom. The showroom itself features modern steel curves and wall-to-ceiling glass walls.
3051 N Ohio, Wichita, KS 67219
Structures built to last are at the top of Conco Construction’s priority. This type of management has brought Conco Construction tremendous success in its field. More than just being a leader, Craig Nelson develops his team, instilling in them leadership to own a project and make it successful. When this is achieved, everything smoothly trickles down to an incomparable service.
Conco Construction is an award-winning firm with awards from the AGC and American Buildings. It is also a member of associations like USGBC and NAWIC. As a member of the USGBC, Conco is a firm advocate of sustainable building.
For over 40 years, the firm has completed countless projects like schools, banks, chapels, apartments, and car dealerships. Included in the list of its retail clientele is the Mini of Wichita dealership. The facility features the British automotive car models, sales, service center, and pre-loved vehicles. In addition to its superior services, the firm offers clients assistance in English and Spanish, reaching a wider scope of audience.
109 Mercer Ct., Lexington, KY 40511
Dean Builds is a Kentucky-based multi-state industrial construction company. Its projects include retail outlets, automotive, restaurants, education, and offices. After 13 years of developing his management skills and boosting his career, David Dean founded Dean Builds in 2006. The firm quickly grew to become a nationally recognized commercial contractor. Dean’s excellent leadership skills resulted in his being named among the Top 40 Under 40 by the Building Design & Construction Magazine.
The Audi Lexington is one of its featured automotive projects. The firm built the dealership in conformity with Audi’s trademark structural design as well as the atmosphere it hopes to convey. Other brands in the firm’s portfolio include Tim Short Chrysler Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, Kia, Adams GMC Buick, and James Motor Company.
1048 Florida St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
From a small firm in 1996, Arkel Construction has come a long way, offering industrial engineering and construction based services. Arkel Construction’s goal is to become the best contractor who develops projects for repeat clients. The firm wouldn’t be in the industry today if not for its’ founder, Johnny Fife. He is joined by construction-savvy professionals who help him lead everyday responsibilities at Arkel Construction.
Arkel Construction’s portfolio is a culmination of its experiences with a diverse list of clientele. The firm has completed a number of automotive projects all over Louisiana. Among these is the Volvo car showroom and dealership in Baton Rouge. It was built for the All-Star Properties, a repeat client of the Arkel. Cress & Lopresto Architects provided the design of the building that was seamlessly constructed by Arkel’s team.
51 US Route 1, Suite R2, Scarborough, ME 04074
Jewett Construction is a family-owned business delivering high-quality projects for a wide-range clientele. The firm has shown its construction ability for more than 40 years in the industry. Its experience in construction traverses from automotive to recreation. Jewett Construction provides pre-construction, design/build, construction management, and metal building services.
Although the firm mostly works in New Hampshire, some of its projects can be found in Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. This is common among its automotive works. In Maine, one of its notable projects is the Darling’s Hyundai Chrysler dealership. Jewett Construction collaborated with Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects for the design of the car dealership. The 32,578-square-foot design/build facility is shared by Hyundai and Dodge/Chrysler brands. It utilizes a Butler Manufacturing hybrid building design and its exteriors feature insulated metal panels for energy efficiency.
Chesapeake Contracting Group
25 Main St. Suite #300, Reisterstown, MD 21136
For over four decades, the Chesapeake Contracting Group served as one of Maryland’s construction industry pillars. Its skilled team has helped clients create detailed plans and come up with solutions to common construction dilemmas. It is a well-recognized firm with awards of excellence from the NAIOP and ABC.
Chesapeake Contracting Group has completed numerous automotive projects from dealership image programs to renovations & new facilities. The firm has worked with brands like Toyota, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, and Porsche. Included in these is the Mercedes-Benz of Silver Spring. Chesapeake Contracting Group built the facility for Heritage Mile One, which was designed by Penney Design Group, LLC. It features a 50,000-square-foot LEED-certified car dealership housing a showroom, services center, and sales area.
New England Construction
293 Bourne Ave., Rumford, RI 02916
David Sluter founded New England Construction in 1985 to provide Rhode Island and neighboring states with a reliable construction company. Helping him lead the company is LEED Accredited Professional Matt Sluter. Matt is an active member of the NAIOP, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Urban Land Institute. It’s a leading commercial contractor in Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Repeat clients speak volumes about a firm’s capability to build a certain project. The same is true for New England Construction. Many of its automotive projects in Massachusetts and Rhode Island involve repeat clients, with three or more dealerships done with the firm. One of these is the Nissan Village dealership for the Village Automotive Group of North Attleboro. The ground-up new construction was completed in 2011 and valued at $2.8M.
3769 Three Mile Rd. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Triangle Associates is a construction company known for delivering award-winning projects. The firm specializes in construction management, design/build, and general contracting. More than a century of service has brought the firm numerous recognitions, valuable construction experiences, as well as strong industry connections. The firm operates under the leadership of fourth-generation leader and registered architect, Craig Datema. His day to day responsibilities includes directing the company in a progressive direction.
Because of the firm’s excellence in construction as well as the efficiency provided by the team, many of its clients often seek its services more than once. DP Fox Ventures is among the firm’s familiar clients. Triangle Associates collaborated with Concept Design Group to build the 18,000-square-foot Porsche/Audi Grand Rapids car dealership. The $3.5M reconstruction and addition of the dealership included interior and exterior upgrades, structural finishes, and a new showroom. These types of works can be found in Michigan as well as other states like Illinois.
RJ Ryan Construction
1100 Mendota Heights Rd., Mendota Heights, MN 55120
RJ Ryan Construction is a Minnesota-based firm specializing in design/build and construction services. Ronald Ryan founded the company in 1978 and was later was joined by Jack Grotkin. The company grew immensely under the respective leadership of the two. In 2018, the firm won 2 NAIOP awards for Best Industrial Build and Best Light Industrial as well as an American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Silver Design Award.
One of RJ Ryan Construction’s biggest projects is the BMW Minnetonka. This dealership is the largest BMW dealership in the country, with three-stories and 257,800 square feet of space. It houses sales and management offices, vehicle storage, full service and detailing, and a showroom. One unique thing about this dealership is that a car can navigate from the service area to the showroom within the building.
White Construction Company
613 Crescent Cir. Suite #100, Ridgeland, MS 39157
White Construction Company is an award-winning company serving Mississippi since 1971. It offers a wide range of services like design/build, sustainability, pre-construction, general contracting, and construction management. Its reliability and integrity have been a key factor in its recognition as one of the nation’s top commercial contractors. A majority of its work is centered in Mississippi, Texas, and Florida.
The Mercedes-Benz of Jackson is one of White Construction Company’s high-end retail projects. The 78,830-square-foot dealership is considered the largest Mercedes-Benz dealership in Mississippi River. Not only does it feature a car showroom, but it also houses a large service center, a gym area, and a modern lavatory. The Jackson-based dealership praised White Construction for its excellent construction, citing that the firm lived up to the Mercedes-Benz “The best or nothing” standard. This earned the company the ABC Mississippi Merit Award. Other awards include the 2018 AIA Georgia Award of Excellence, 2018 LEED Certification, 2017 Mississippi ABC Merit Awards, and 2016 ABC National Step Platinum Award.
1130 Mid Rivers Industrial Dr., St. Peters, MO 63376
Duggan Contracting is among Missouri’s leading commercial contractors giving clients premium-built projects. Duggan Contracting is comprised of over 200 construction professionals collaborating to come up with successful construction strategies.
Company president, Pat Duggan, has instilled in its members the company value leading to its success. The firm has completed numerous projects within the US and Canada for more than two decades. This exhibits the capability of the team in drafting, constructing, and managing projects regardless of its location and size.
Its portfolio is a culmination of the firm’s experiences from residential projects to general construction. Automotive dealerships are a majority of the projects in its gallery. Among these is the Dean Team Subaru and Volkswagen dealership in St. Louis. Both facilities are complete with a car showroom, service center, and sales offices.
750 W Reserve, Kalispell, MT 59901
A strong dedication for building with integrity propelled Dean Swank to establish Swank Enterprises in 1960. The company has since grown into one of Montana’s trusted commercial contractors. The firm has also served other states including Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. Swank Enterprises offer its clients a full range of services like self-performed work and pre-construction. As a member of the USGBC, its’ sustainability projects are built to meet LEED standards.
In the last few years, Swank Enterprises has remodeled and built over one hundred retail spaces. The firm has developed spaces from large department stores to special retail outlets. Retail projects require meticulous building processes which is why the team works closely with owners to guarantee project success. One of its works includes the Toyota Glacier in Kalispell.
5825 S 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68512
Sampson Construction is a design-build firm based in Lincoln that has been offering construction services since 1952. The firm specializes in building schools, car dealerships, hospitals, religious facilities, and hotels. Its’ admirable craftsmanship was awarded the 2018 AGC Build Nebraska Awards.
Whether a project requires new construction or renovation, Sampson Construction’s well-equipped team competently delivers. One example is of the firm’s work in mixed-use and retail is the BMW of Lincoln. The firm renovated over 4,000 square feet of the existing showroom. The building, which was originally a truck facility, was renovated into a BMW sales office. It features an open show floor, sales offices, and a BMW electric vehicle display station.
Boyd Martin Construction
5965 McLeod Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89120
Boyd Martin Construction is a Las Vegas-based commercial construction specializing in ground-up construction, renovation, and tenant improvement services. The firm makes it easier for clients to get projects done by being the main point of contact for project design, construction, and securing permits. As a member of the USGBC, the firm is committed to sustainable building guided by two of its LEED Accredited Professional leaders.
The Findlay Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Las Vegas is one of Boyd Martin Construction’s high-end projects. The firm has a diverse set of work from car dealerships to medical offices. Boyd Martin Construction has completed 39 ground-up and renovation car dealerships in Las Vegas, Utah, California, and Arizona. This exhibits the firm’s capability in building this type of facility.
68A Route 27, Raymond, NH 03077
Jewett Construction is a family-owned business delivering high-quality projects for a wide-range clientele. The firm has shown its construction ability for more than 40 years in the industry. Its experience in construction traverses from automotive to recreation. Jewett Construction provides pre-construction, design/build, construction management, and metal building services.
The firm is not limited to working in New Hampshire, some of its projects can be found in Maine, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. This is common among its automotive works. In New Hampshire, one of its notable projects is the Bill Dube Ford Toyota. The 40,000-square-foot design/build facility is shared by Ford and Toyota dealerships. It was completed in two phases, which included the demolition of an existing dealership. The dealership features a 14,000-square-foot showroom, 24 service bay areas, a kid’s area, a customer lounge, and 10,000 square feet of administrative offices.
RPR General Contracting
886 Pompton Ave. Suite B-2, Cedar Grove
When it comes to commercial construction in New Jersey, RPR General Contracting is among the trusted names in the industry. RPR General Contracting is capable of completing projects within a given timeframe, exemplifying the team’s efficiency through its work. Through its two-decade industry history, the firm has strengthened and familiarized itself with the complexities of the different phases of construction.
With over 20 completed automotive projects, RPR General Contracting is among the top construction companies of car dealerships in New Jersey. Its portfolio houses projects from names like Toyota, BMW, Acura, Honda, Porsche, and Jaguar. The firm is known to perform ground-up construction for state-of-the-art car dealerships with sleek facilities. Because of this, the firm is considered as an automotive dealership specialist.
Bradbury Stamm Construction
7110 2nd St., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Bradbury Stamm Construction has been one of New Mexico’s top construction providers since 1923. By giving clients quality construction at a fair pricing and efficient manner, it has gained industry trust. Being able to work in different states says a lot about how Duane Schulz, Cynthia Schulz, and Dennis Towne employ a balanced individual approach in managing its team.
The firm is a member of the USGBC (LEED AP), AGC of New Mexico, ABC, and NAIOP. Although its only automotive project is located in Minnesota, this does not limit Bradbury Stamm from offering its services and capabilities in New Mexico. Partnered with its topnotch services, the firm is able to provide clients with remarkable projects.
Empire Commercial Construction
2570 Baird Rd., Penfield, NY 14526
Empire Commercial Construction has been working in Upstate New York and nearby cities with retail-focused services since 1984. The company is filled with construction-savvy professionals knowledgeable in all facets of retail and restaurant construction from ground-up to build-outs. Its project reliability and outstanding service is a reason why clients continue to trust the company.
Since its inception, Empire Commercial Construction has worked with Dorschel Automotive Group on a number of car dealership remodels and ground-up construction. Dorschel Automotive entrusted Empire to build the very first Mini dealership in the Rochester region. The team delivered 10,000 square feet of renovation to the existing property as well as 3,000 square feet of additional space.
285 Shipwash Dr. Suite #101, Garner, NC 27529
Diamond Contracting is a North Carolina-based construction company specializing in commercial work in the public and private sector. The firm, under the leadership of Mike Swanson, Andy Wood, and Bryan Wolfe, has produced an array of projects through all phases of construction while maintaining lasting partnerships with their customers. Its exceptional work is fueled by the team’s commitment to providing clients with the highest level of value in their projects.
Throughout the years, Diamond Contracting has built and renovated several automotive projects in North Carolina. One of which is the Mercedes-Benz of Cary dealership. Eight years after the firm built the 45,400-square-foot facility its showroom and customer service area, it needed a facelift. This firm provided the renovation which allowed the dealership to create a more open and contemporary client-friendly ambiance. The results speak for itself.
4297 16th Ave., N, Grand Forks, ND 58202
In 1981, Craig Tweten established Community Contractors, bringing North Dakota a firm that is entirely full-service, from cost control to construction management. The team works closely with developers, architects, and engineers to ensure project progress and client satisfaction. This allows Tweten to create a hands-on approach to each project, making sure everything is laid out properly with a workable timeline.
Since its establishment, the company has grown its team from only three men to a much larger team. Today, Community Contractors serve the majority of North Dakota, Minnesota, and South Dakota. The firm’s portfolio reflects its expertise in a diverse selection of projects from government facilities to retail. One of its retail projects includes the Lithia Toyota in Grand Forks. Community Contractors built the dealership to house a showroom, sales offices, service center, and other area meeting corporate specs and local nuances.
7613 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Timberlake Construction, an award-winning firm, has been one of Oklahoma’s leading construction companies since 1976. Dave Timberlake built Timberlake Construction to offer Oklahoma City state-of-the-art construction practices. Today, the firm is led by his son, Bryan Timberlake. Bryan grew up witnessing his father run the company with passion and skill that he inherited. Having worked in various company roles has equipped Bryan to lead the company into creating bigger things. A few of the recognitions of the firm include the 2019 & 2018 AGC Safety Excellence and 2018 & 2017 AGCOK Build Oklahoma Award.
Timberlake Construction has built 15 luxury dealerships and collision centers in Oklahoma for Bob Moore Auto Group and Hurst Holdings. Bob Moore Auto Group and Timberlake Construction’s great working relationship began in 2005. In collaboration with Cress & Lopresto, the firm has replicated a refined modern style of customer-focused dealerships. Among these is the Bob Moore Maserati in Oklahoma City.
5185 Blazer Pkwy. Suite #101, Dublin, OH 43017
Named the sixth-largest contractor in the Midwest and the nation’s 64th largest contractor, Pepper Construction set the bar high for construction in Illinois. Stan Pepper’s extensive knowledge of construction guides the company. With his leadership and strong work ethics, the firm has built countless valuable projects in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio.
One of Pepper Construction’s technology-forward projects is the Tesla showroom at Easton Town Center. This highlights the capability of the firm in building and constructing a complex project. The showroom features Tesla Motors’ latest models as well as charging stations. Pepper Construction worked in collaboration with Cortland Morgan Architects for the design and logistics of the project.
1026 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97214
Brent Parry, Bremik Construction’s founder, has been in the industry for more than three decades. This allowed Parry to build a rich career portfolio as well as gather the right people to start Bremik in 2004. Located in one of the US’ most sustainable cities, Portland, the firm is big on smart and sustainable projects. As a member of the USGBC, the firm upholds a practice of building environment-friendly structures. Its LEED Accredited Professionals ensure that its projects meet Portland and USGBC’s standards in green building.
Bremik Construction offers construction services in retail, industrial, healthcare, education markets, and more. Among its retail projects are two automotive dealerships for its repeat client, Suburban Auto Group. The firm worked with Axis Design Group for both projects which required installation upgrades. Featured is the 20,400-square-foot Suburban Ford dealership. Because of its quality construction and project flexibility, it has been recognized with awards from the AIA Oregon, USGBC, and Portland Business Journal.
Core Design Group
155 W Market St. Suite #200, York, PA 17401
CORE Design Group believes that structures and environment are intertwined. This is why the firm strives to create spaces that are both innovative and timeless. Teen Vebares and Jim Baumgardner lead a talented team designing and creating Pennsylvania’s impressive structures.
In addition to its multitude of services, one of its commitment is focused on sustainable design. The firm implements environmentally friendly design practices for every project they are involved with to create greener, more energy-efficient facilities. This advocacy is in response to the growing number of structures being built and affecting the environment.
CORE Design Group’s Automotive portfolio is home to a variety of car dealerships and service centers. Among these is the sleek Apple BMW dealership in York. The firm provided architectural and structural services for the renovation of the existing facility which included the addition of a new entrance, multi-level canopy, a front vestibule, a new interior layout, and finishes all meeting BMW imaging standards.
New England Construction
293 Bourne Ave., Rumford, RI 02916
New England Construction is a leading automotive contractor in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. David Sluter founded New England Construction in 1985 to provide the industry with a reliable construction company. Helping him lead the company is LEED Accredited Professional, Matt Sluter. Matt is an active member of the NAIOP, International Council of Shopping Centers, and the Urban Land Institute.
New England Construction’s expertise in building and remodeling car dealerships is evident through its numerous projects in the area. The firm built a series of ten car dealerships for Penske Automotive Group in Warwick collectively called Inskip Auto Mall. The mall showcases brands like Volvo, Acura, Audi, BMW, Mini, Porsche, Nissan, Infiniti, Lexus, and Mercedes-Benz.
4741 Hwy 153, Easley, SC 29642
Dwayne Bell and Jerry Marsh founded Marsh/Bell Construction in 1984 to offer services focused exclusively on commercial and industrial design and construction. Today, Bell is joined by Mike Vargo in leading the company. Bell has over 40 years of design/build experience while Vargo possesses 36 years of construction background. Through the years, the firm has completed various projects in South Carolina and neighboring states. This exemplifies the firm’s construction capability regardless of size, location, and scope.
Marsh/Bell Construction has a prominent list of clientele from universities to car dealerships. Listed under its specialty projects is the Benson Kia found in Spartanburg. The 9,200-square-foot dealership was completed in 2015, equipped with a showroom, sales office, and a service center.
Henry Carlson Construction
1205 W Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Henry Carlson Construction offers clients construction, delivery methods, LEED green construction, and building information modeling (BIM) services. As a member of the USGBC, the firm does its part in building eco-friendly buildings and spaces through the guidance of its LEED accredited professionals. These professionals are joined by a skilled team of project managers, superintendents, and support staff.
The firm’s history began when Swedish Henry Carlson, Sr. settled in the United States in 1900. He worked in the construction industry as a laborer and stonemason. In 1919, Carlson, with the help of William Snitkey, established Carlson-Snitkey Construction. In 1924, he took ownership of the company as it transitioned to Henry Carlson Construction. The company experienced rapid growth by the 1930s, and was considered among the largest commercial construction companies in South Dakota. Today, Henry Carlson Construction runs under the leadership of owner Henry “Chip” Carlson III, chairman Dave Derry, and president Jerry Fromm.
124 Kent Pl., Alcoa, TN 37701
Hickory Construction, in Tennessee, sees it through that every construction dollar spent will be well worth it. It has more than 40 years of service and has done hundreds of residential and commercial projects for clients such as Harper Automotive and the University of Tennessee. As repeat-clients would say, Hickory offers peace of mind, use of only the highest quality materials, and a lifetime warranty with no additional cost to the clients. Hickory team’s projects are delivered efficiently on time by following a pre-planned, detailed construction schedule. Hickory also supports sustainability. Its green building practices are facilitated to meet USGBC LEED standards.
Hickory Construction built massive auto dealerships in the area. One notable project is the Harper Maserati in Knoxville. This is among the nine dealerships Hickory built for The Harper Auto Square family of Dealerships. The team completed the buildout and exteriors of the shop – modern and lined with glass windows. Other car dealership renovation and construction projects for the Harper Auto Square include Mazda of Knoxville, Acura, Volkswagen, Infiniti, Fiat, Porsche/Jaguar, and Harper Audi.
Ridgemont Commercial Construction
1520 W Walnut Hill Ln., Irving, TX 75038
Ridgemont Commercial Construction is a Texas-based commercial construction firm delivering quality constructed projects in Texas and the surrounding region since 1976. Its diverse portfolio includes projects and clients in the automotive, healthcare, industrial, office, retail and senior living market segments.
Ridgemont began with ten employees in 1976 and has grown to 90. Today, under Bob O’Brien’s leadership, Ridgemont is now one of the most recognized privately-held commercial builder and construction management firms in the region. The firm is also proud to have been recognized as a Top Place to Work by the Dallas Morning News for the last four years and the Best Place to Work by the Dallas Business Journal for the last two years.
When it comes to dealership and showroom construction, Ridgemont Commercial Construction has a multitude of experience with it. The firm has over 30 automotive projects in Texas. One of them is the Jaguar Land Rover in Dallas, Texas. Because of its comprehensive knowledge and experience in construction, Ridgemont has created an impressive list of automotive clientele.
404 West 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Big-D’s industry experience spans over five decades of challenges and achievements. Under the intensive management of Jack Livinghood, Big-D Construction became a respected and well-known name in the construction scene. Eventually, the firm was named as one of the nation’s Top 100 Contractors. Publications like Utah Business Magazine, The Enterprise, Utah Construction & Design, and Enterprise Business Journal have featured the firm and its premium quality, LEED-certified projects.
Every Lexus dealership features an upscale design by using natural stones, Marrazi Tile’s porcelain Evolution Stone, and a frameless glass door dividing the Parts Retail Department from the rest of the room. The 56,382-square-foot spaces were designed with a fluidity that flows from its entry, lounge, and showroom. The firm has completed a number of auto showroom projects for Larry H. Miller Group of Companies. This reflects the trust Big-D Construction has established through high quality and consistent work.
277 Blair Park Rd. Suite #130, Williston, VT 05495
Dew Construction has been serving Vermont with award-winning and LEED-accredited construction since 1997. It is committed to green building and sustainability since its establishment. This can be seen in the majority of its work in retail, libraries, residential, and universities. Don Wells develops ownership and accountability in each of his team members. This enables the team to work closely with each project and guarantee its success. Because of its great industry reputation, it has appeared on the Vermont Business Magazine as well as on ENR’s annual contractor listings.
The company took part in the construction of the newly built 802 Toyota Dealership in Berlin. Dew Construction worked with Wiemann Lamphere Architects for the design of over 32,000 square feet of commercial space. It houses a showroom, sales office, and service center. As part of the firm’s green building efforts, the dealership is built as a self-sustaining structure. Its heating runs on recycled oil, electricity is powered by a solar panel, and collected rainwater is used to wash cars.
407 N Washington St., Falls Church, VA 22046
L.F. Jennings is an award-winning construction company founded by Lawrence Floyd Jennings, and has been in operation for 68 years. Its professionalism and grit quickly made a great reputation for the company. Today, it is under the leadership of third-generation builder Jon Jennings. From its beginnings as a small masonry company, it has thrived to provide service for large-scale projects. The company has built a variety of projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.
The firm’s portfolio houses a range of high-end projects, from mixed-use to retail markets. Modern luxury is a common trait among L.F. Jennings’ works like big-box retail and car dealerships. A perfect example of this is the Stohlman Subaru in Sterling, Virginia. The 25,000-square-foot facility features an auto dealership, showroom, and a service center built in a state-of-the-art approach. L.F. Jennings constructed a design provided by Penny Design Group.
Fisher Construction Group
625 Fisher Ln., Burlington, WA 98233
The 2019 winner of AGC Awards, Fisher Construction Group continues to excite clients with award-winning and dedicated work. Its team of architects, engineers, food processing experts, and builders are well-versed in delivering innovative and efficient projects. Fisher Construction’s expertise in the industry is felt through projects it has completed across the US from retail to food processing services. When it comes to commercial facilities, the firm is known for building large-scale retail spaces in Washington.
The Wilson Toyota, Scion, and Mercedes-Benz dealership in Bellingham is among the firm’s notable retail projects. TSA Architects provided the architectural aspect of the 51,000-square-foot automotive showroom. One of the challenges faced with this project is building on the site bordering Whatcom Creek. Knowing the firm’s capabilities as a builder, Wilson Motors chose Fisher Construction Group to handle this project. Fisher built the advanced dealership incorporating earth-friendly features like a rain garden and pervious concrete parking area. The water is absorbed and released in a nearby creek. The dealership welcomes its clients with detailed services through a comfortable lounge, a 20,000-square-foot showroom, an 18-bay service center, and 54 fully-automated car wash bays.
501 East St., Parkersburg, WV 26101
Phoenix Associates is a West Virginia-based company specializing in design/build, general contracting, and pre-engineered metal building services. Being knowledgeable in design and construction allows Phoenix to build with accuracy. Because of its reliable service it is a recognized member of the ABC, AGC, Contractors Association of West Virginia, and more.
Since its inception in 1985, the firm has provided an array of services in industries like automotive, industrial, medical, and institutional. Phoenix Associates has completed over a dozen dealerships both for new and repeat clients. A perfect example of this is Astorg’s seventh project with the firm, the Volvo showroom in Charleston. The dealership features a comfortable and elegant customer lounge, a showroom, and sales offices.
400 Brickl Rd., West Salem, WI 54669
Brickl Bros. started as an agricultural builder in 1970. Throughout the years, it has developed services in commercial, suburban, and equestrian construction. Because of its superior services, it quickly became a leading commercial contractor in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, and Illinois. The firm has built long-lasting working relationships with some of the industry’s leading subcontractors and clientele.
Commercial construction, one of its specializations, means that the firm has worked with various projects from retail and restaurants to manufacturing and automotive. Brenengen Auto Group is among Brickl Bros. repeat clients for automotive construction. One of the firm’s Brenengen projects is the Chevrolet Brenengen in West Salem. The customer-focused dealership houses a car showroom, administrative offices, as well as a spacious service center.
Richardson Construction, Inc.
101 Lexington Ave. Suite #2, Cheyenne, WY 82007
Wyoming has been Richardson Construction Inc.’s (RCI) home for more than 25 years. It has served Cheyenne and surrounding areas with construction, design/build, and construction management services. To complete high-quality projects within budget and schedule are its main priority. The firm takes advantage of its design/build service to produce projects precisely built according to the client’s vision.
Because of its detailed service, the firm has built a strong business connection with repeat clients and industry subcontractors. Recently, the firm was mentioned on the Powell Tribune for an upcoming commercial construction project. This reflects the capabilities of the firm when it comes to handling large-scale projects. Some of its clients include Chevrolet, University of Wyoming, Volvo, and more.