Fayetteville is home to a wide range of industries. Recognized as the world’s “Track Capital,” the city houses one of the country’s most popular universities with an excellent track and field program—the University of Arkansas. The city is also home to one of the biggest supermarket brands, Walmart, and world-famous brands including Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble maintain important facilities in Fayetteville as well. 

These five outstanding contractors are building facilities in Fayetteville. These contractors are experts in the retail, food, beverage, education, and healthcare sectors. In the industry anywhere from 5 to 48 years, these companies have impressive portfolios and many of them have won awards for their excellent work.

C.R. Crawford Construction

1102 South Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR 72701

Based in Fayetteville, C.R Crawford Construction was named one of Arkansas’ Best Places to Work in 2016. By taking care of its employees first, the firm motivates its team to deliver exceptional services to its customers. Its relationship with its employees is one of the main reasons the company has become one of the leading contractors in Arkansas. Over the last 16 years, the firm has earned the trust of many clients in Fayetteville, Rogers, and the surrounding area. 

Many well-known brands have employed the services of C.R Crawford Construction. One of its biggest clients is Walmart. Over the years, it has built 21 Walmart shopping centers in Arkansas, Missouri, and Mississippi. In Arkansas alone, the firm has built over 16 stores including the one located in Fayetteville. In building each store, the company included the construction of a spacious open parking space. Doing so improves accessibility for the supermarket’s customers. Each store prominently displays the brand’s logo, welcoming everyone to the great shopping experience Wal-Mart provides.

Aside from retail centers, the company has built many offices, schools, and hotels across the US. It is also a specialist in automotive centers, recreational facilities, and restaurants. 

CDI Contractors

4285 N Shiloh Drive, Suite 302, Fayetteville, AR 72703

In business for over 35 years, CDI Contractors is an industry heavyweight. With offices in Fayetteville and Little Rock, the company has an expansive reach that covers 45 states, including California, Texas, Illinois, and Arkansas. All over the US, it has built many commercial facilities including hotels, offices, and manufacturing centers. It has also constructed many museums, sports centers, medical facilities, and financial offices over the years. 

In the finance sector, the company constructed the Bank OZK Headquarters. Located in Little Rock. The project consists of a massive 247,681-square-foot office building with a 111,356-square-foot parking garage. The firm completed the project in 2020 with the help of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects. The project demonstrates the company’s expertise in creating durable structures. The company used a mixture of concrete and steel construction. It finished the structure with curtain walls making it look contemporary and lavish. Inside, the facility features an open-concept layout and custom finishes such as marble floors and walls finished by an architectural ceiling. Stunning landscaping with man-made water features surrounds the facility. 

The firm’s work has received recognition from various industry institutions including the American Institute of Architects, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). It has built several LEED-certified projects and the firm is a US Green Building Council (USGBC) member. In 2018, it won the National AIA Small Project Award. 

Boen | Kemp Construction

3680 N Investment Drive, Suite 9, Fayetteville, AR 72703

Established in 2017, Boen|Kemp Construction is a young company that has quickly made an impression. Within five years, the firm has handled a variety of projects in the commercial sector. It has built many retail centers, restaurants, offices, and medical centers in Fayetteville and the surrounding area.

A sample of the company’s retail projects is Shoppes at Siloam Springs. Completed in 2016, the project involved the construction of 19,622 square feet of retail and office space. Located near the highway, the shopping center has wide parking spaces and driveways for easy navigation. The center is home to various tenants offering its products and services to clients. Some tenants in the center include T-Mobile, a Mexican restaurant, and a nail salon.

Boen|Kemp Construction has made its mark in the industry because of its expertise in real estate development and commercial construction. The firm is a dedicated team that puts a premium on accountability, outstanding customer service, and superior workmanship. 

Milestone Construction

2002 South 48th Street, Suite A, Springdale, AR 72762

Founded in 2004, Milestone Construction’s longevity in the business comes down to its team. Its owners have a combined experience in commercial construction, business, and finance. This team of talented craftsmen and design specialists always provides quality In the business for 18 years, the firm also has established relationships with the subcontractors and specialists necessary to finish a successful project. Its relationships with its team and industry partners are why the company has accomplished so much across a range of sectors.

Milestone Construction’s extensive portfolio includes the commercial, healthcare, financial, and education sectors. It has built many restaurants, retail centers, recreation facilities, sports centers, and multi-housing units around Arkansas. One of its commercial projects is Bellafont Office Building, located in Fayetteville. For the project, the company built a contemporary office capable of attracting young professionals. The building’s exterior façade features a bold dark and white scheme that catches attention while maintaining a professional look. The company expertly combined steel, glass, and bricks to create a contemporary style that also provides durability and function. Glass panels surrounding the office interior and exterior maximize natural light and create a bright office atmosphere. Parking spaces provide ease of access for guests and employees. 


  • 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