Davis is a livable, thriving city in California. Located in Yolo County, it is one of the best places to live or visit in the state thanks to its high quality of life, small-town feel, parks, coffee shops, and other outdoor spaces. It has also earned high marks for education and safe neighborhoods.

The list below consists of five of the best commercial architects in Davis, California. They were chosen for their experience, recognition, and extensive portfolios.

DesCor Builders

3164 Gold Camp Drive, Suite 250, Rancho Cordova, CA 94459

Headquartered in Rancho Cordova, California, DesCor Builders is a licensed general contractor specializing in Preconstruction and Construction Services and Construction Management, to private and public sector clients. DesCor has been providing their services throughout Northern California since 2005.

The team is hands-on, problem-solvers that consistently provide creative solutions to their clients. The firm also believes that the key to building strong and lasting relationships is consistently exceeding their client’s expectations.

During their 17 years in business, DesCor has worked with developers, corporate clients, and several big brands, including Niello (Land Rover, Porsche, BMW), and hospitality companies like Hyatt. Their wide range of projects, in many market sectors, as well as their collaborative approach, allows them to deliver an exceptional project experience.

DesCor Builders operates under the leadership of Founders, Brad Des Jardin, President and CEO and Neal Cordeiro, Vice President and CFO, who have worked together for 25 years and have over 70 years of combined experience in the local construction industry.

Rudolph and Sletten, Inc.

1504 Eureka Road, Suite 200, Roseville, CA 95661

Formerly known as O.H. Rudolph, General Contractor, Rudolph and Sletten is a firm that provides quality general contracting and construction management services. It was founded by Onslow H. “Rudy” Rudolph in 1959 and was renamed after Kenneth G. Sletten partnered with him in 1962.

The firm specializes in corporate, entertainment, hospitality, retail, education, technology, and industrial projects. It extends its services to the Greater Sacramento area and most of California.

For more than six decades in the business, Rudolph and Sletten, Inc. has completed more than 3,000 projects throughout California. The firm’s diverse and skilled team has allowed it to build a strong reputation. The firm has also been recognized by various organizations and received several awards. These recognitions include the 2021 CMAA NCA Award Winner, the 2019 Project Achievement Award – CMAA San Diego, and the 2018 Gold Award – BD+C Building Team Awards.

DPR Construction

1801 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

DPR Construction is a self-performing general contractor that entered the industry in 1997. It is highly focused on complex and technical projects and ranked among the top 50 general contractors in the country. DPR is based in Sacramento but it extends its services in several locations across the United States. It specializes in office, retail, hospitality, mixed-use, civic, education, industrial, and healthcare projects.

Regardless of the project size, the firm guarantees to deliver consistent value and execute each project with strict accountability. It starts the design process by listening to its clients’ goals and then develops strategies based on their business. The firm also consistently tracks its performance to improve its craft continuously.

The firm is accredited and certified by the U.S Green Building Council and the Associated General Contractors of America. It has also received recognition from various organizations, including the 2020 BD+C Giants, the 2020 U.S. WoodWorks Wood Design Award for Regional Excellence, and the 2017 Award of Excellence – Sustainability (SEAOCC).


3721 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 180, Roseville, CA 95661

McCarthy is a Sacramento-based company founded in 1991. It is a construction firm with a long history of building structures with excellent value. The firm specializes in hospitality, entertainment, parking, civic, research, education, and healthcare and offers services to the Greater Sacramento area and Yolo County. Its extensive experience in general contracting and full-service capabilities perfectly matches Sacramento’s needs and its long-term ambition for growth.

The firm is committed to helping its partners and clients achieve their short-term and long-term goals for their respective projects. McCarthy is also proud to have a culturally diverse team. It firmly believes that when a variety of backgrounds and opinions work together, solid ideas and solutions emerge.

Shaun Sleeth, Executive Vice President, oversees the day-to-day business operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from California Polytechnic State University.

Otto Construction

1717 2nd Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

Otto Construction has been providing high-quality construction services at competitive prices since it was established in 1947. The firm was founded by John F. Otto, who did not have much experience in the construction industry. What he had was a clear vision of what he wanted to do from the very start.

A few years later, his son, Carl Otto, took over as president of the company. Carl continued the legacy of his father until Allison Otto assumed the role of President & CEO in 2001.

Today, the firm operates under the leadership of Carl Barrett, President, and Allison Otto as the Executive Vice President. The firm is known today for its multimillion-dollar facilities throughout Northern and Central California and still continues to live on the core principles of its founder, John F. Otto.