Miami Beach brings up visions of white sand beaches, sparkling sea, stunning Art Deco architecture and a glossy, hedonistic lifestyle. Constantly changing and evolving, the city’s neighborhoods provide a staggering array of experiences; its cultural richness is unrivaled. Residents and visitors from all over the world flock to Miami Beach, and the results are stunning. Miami Beach has something for everyone: its vibrant nightlife, premium shopping meccas, second-to-none fine-dining, and wide, serene stretches of sugar-white beach.

With its thriving economy, booming job market, and vast business districts, the city is a good place for those wanting to start a business or build some commercial space. But, before you pack your bags, get familiar with some of the best commercial contractors in Miami Beach, Florida. These firms were chosen for their knowledge, experience, and impressive portfolios.

Shawmut Design and Construction

10800 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1000, Miami, FL 33161

Shawmut Design and Construction is a national construction management firm that builds from coast to coast, with 11 offices nationwide, including in South Florida’s Miami and West Palm Beach. Founded in 1982, Shawmut is committed to providing clients—spanning sectors from hospitality to retail to commercial interiors—with a better building experience. Shawmut has been active in South Florida for the last 25 years—playing an instrumental role in developing the Miami Design District and the firm’s growing regional portfolio includes work for Jones Lang Lasalle and Related Companies, Lucid MotorsStudios at Rosemary Square and Brickell City Centre, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom Miami, Sanitas Medical Centers, and current construction underway for Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina’s new event center.

Of note, the firm recently completed a project at the Southeast Financial Center plaza in Miami. The Shawmut team worked to safely and successfully complete the removal of a 450-ton canopy—working quadrant by quadrant, the team lowered the canopy from the top of the building (175 feet) to the ground level using a custom system, dismantled the canopy, and restored the plaza.

Marker Construction Group

614 S Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Marker Construction was founded in 2001 based on its core principle of “building better,” and it has remained committed to its purpose during its two decades in the business. The firm strives for continuous learning and development, improving its workflow to give a better construction experience for its clients. Over the years, the firm has demonstrated its ability to exceed expectations by delivering high-quality projects on schedule and within budget. Its integrated approaches, creative technology, and cost-efficient solutions have built a long list of satisfied clients, a testament to its impressive quality and superior professionalism. 

The Setai Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida, is one of the firm’s notable projects, located oceanside in South Beach. This resort condominium has ninety Art Deco rooms, fifty-five Ocean Suites, a Penthouse, and unrivaled hotel amenities. The resort’s facilities include three temperature-controlled shimmering pools, beachfront services, unique dining experiences provided by Executive Chef Vijayudu Veena, Valmont for The Spa, and a Clefs d’Or Chief Concierge.

Plaza Construction

120 NE 27th Street, Suite 600, Miami, FL 33137

Founded in 1986, Plaza Construction has cemented its reputation as one of its top construction management and general contracting firms. The firm–headquartered in New York with regional offices in New Jersey, Washington, DC, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, Los Angeles, and San Jose–has nearly four decades of experience in the sector. Its comprehensive services include construction, real estate, investment, and development management. The firm is committed to delivering high-quality craftsmanship, superior professionalism, and outstanding customer service, evident through its portfolio of prestigious hospitality, commercial, corporate, and residential properties. Its inventive building solutions and technical expertise allow the firm to provide the most exciting, desirable, and notable projects.

This featured project, located in South Beach is one of the firm’s award-winning projects. The W South Beach hotel has 408 rooms and offers magnificent ocean views. The 36-foot-under-ground building is supported by 1,100 piles. It features a 400-foot-long vehicular tunnel and basement housing for back-of-the-house facilities. The ABC Eagle Award for Craftsmanship was given to this project in 2010.

ANF Group

2700 Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314

With over four decades in the industry, ANF Group is a family-owned business that provides exceptional general contracting services throughout South Florida. Since its inception in 1981, the firm has established itself as one of the most reputable development contractors in the area through its high-quality services. It is committed to fostering long-term relationships with clients and subcontractors to ensure smooth and seamless project delivery. The firm’s success can be attributed to its dedicated team of experts passionate about delivering the best possible service and outcomes. Each project is approached with quality, professionalism, optimism, dedication, and accountability, ensuring project success.

Located between the 600 and 700 blocks of Alton Road, Canopy Park/500 Alton is a 3-acre public park at the gateway to Miami Beach. In addition to open green space, Canopy Park will include a botanical garden, dog park, fitness area, event lawn, art pavilion and kids’ zone, and public art displays.

Coastal Construction

5959 Blue Lagoon Drive, Suite 200, Miami, FL 33126

Since 1955, the Murphy family built throughout Florida; it officially founded Coastal Construction in 1988. The firm has shown its superior quality through its exceptional portfolio, spanning four generations and over thirty years of construction experience. Although the firm’s integrated processes are continually evolving, it has stayed true to its essential ideals of excellent work, safety, long-term relationships, and personal dedication. The firm emphasizes its relationships, ensuring smooth and stress-free transactions throughout the project delivery. This family-owned and run firm has earned much positive feedback for its hands-on approach and meticulous management, with founder and CEO Tom Murphy Jr. at the helm.

This Class A office building in Coral Gables houses the Bacardi World Headquarters and is one of the firm’s most noteworthy projects. This Mediterranean-style structure features four layers, each set back from the next, creating a “wedding cake” form that lessens the building’s shadows at street level. The 12-floor office building has 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, 221,765 square feet of office space, and a 7-story integrated parking garage.

Brodson Construction

120 NE 27th Street, Suite 100 Miami, FL 33137

Brodson Construction, Inc. is a nationwide contractor based in South Florida with a track record of successful projects found in American cities from Miami to Los Angeles. Its vast construction expertise, project management skills, and complete resource utilization are fundamental to the ongoing success of its projects. General contracting and construction management are among the services provided by the firm in the high-end commercial, residential, hospitality, and retail sectors. It has constantly demonstrated its exceptional quality and expertise by delivering on time, within budget, and beyond client expectations. Since its inception in 1989, the firm has made client service a top priority in its projects. The firm has established itself in other key U.S. markets, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Hutong Miami, a renowned and occasionally fiery Northern Chinese cuisine restaurant that serves artisanal dim sum and exotic signature cocktails. The restaurant features 100-year-old Chinese bricks that mingle with striking pop-art colors and a Great Wall of hand-carved wood panels.

Link Construction Group

5350 NW 77th Court, Doral, FL 33166

Established in 2001, Guillermo Fernandez, President, and Miguel Cerra, Executive Vice President, founded Link Construction Group. With over twenty years of extensive experience, the firm has become one of the premier construction companies in Miami. Its superior service to all segments of the commercial construction market has earned its well-deserved reputation as an industry leader in South Florida. The firm is backed by an expert team of designers and builders that have years of experience, organizational skills, an eye for detail, a feel for client service, and an unparalleled work ethic. This high level of dedication to excellence has led to a remarkably consistent record of success.

The firm has worked with several well-known companies, including Walgreens and TD Bank. The 723 Lincoln Lane North, a three-level, 44,504 square-foot retail building in Miami Beach, is one of the firm’s notable projects. The building’s distinctive façade features an ornamental tubing design. This change in appearance complements the existing businesses in the region and invites new business opportunities.

L&H Partners Construction Inc. 

420 S Dixie Highway, Suite 2M, Coral Gables, FL 33146

L&H Partners Construction has established itself as an industry leader in southern Florida for high-quality construction over three decades of operations. Founded in 1991, the firm has remained committed to its core values of passion, customer satisfaction, and principled business practices. The firm’s single-source solutions allow it to guide customers every step of the way, from conception through construction. Its meticulous attention to detail and personalized attention have proven its ability to handle large and small projects that include high-rise, multifamily, hotel, healthcare, luxury homes, and private condos. It’s also built corporate offices, restaurants, renovations, and places of worship.

One of the firm’s notable projects is a 2,000-square-foot commercial restaurant construction build-out in South Miami. The project has state-of-the-art culinary equipment, handcrafted chandeliers, and hand-painted ceramic tiling. Because of the exposed ceilings and open kitchen, special finishes and treatments were required. L&H Partners made measures to minimize any inconvenience to neighboring building tenants as part of the retrofit.

Civic Construction

4691 SW 71st Avenue, Miami, FL 33155

Civic Construction has served the private development and institutional sectors over the last two decades, creating high-rise, mid-rise, hospitality hotel projects, townhomes, custom luxury houses, restaurants, and office buildings. The firm has also worked on various commercial, educational, and retail projects in Florida and New York. Thanks to its diversified background, acquired knowledge, and technical and professional expertise, the firm has successfully completed more than a billion dollars in projects since its start in 1999. With its established professional and personal relationships, the firm can ensure a smooth workflow and a delightful experience.

The firm has won several awards that serve as a testament to its superior quality, including the 2018 South Florida Business Journal Structures Award. One of the firm’s impressive projects includes the Civic Holdings Office Building. In collaboration with V3 Architectural Group, the firm completed remodeling an existing office building.

Dominion Builders LLC

4665 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Suite 200, Coral Gables, FL 33146

For fourteen years, Dominion Builders has been handling nationwide building projects. Expert leadership, management, and assistance for building facilities, restaurants, hotels, and capital improvement projects are the firm’s areas of expertise. Its intense attention to detail, its wealth of knowledge, and no-excuses approach have enabled the firm to complete specialty projects with a high difficulty level. With its extensive development expertise, the firm stresses customer happiness, understanding their ideas and goals, then translating those concepts into an environment that fits their demands. The firm’s staff is designed to mobilize quickly, solve problems, and provide work of exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

The Bachour Bakery and Bistro in Miami is one of the firm’s most noteworthy projects. It spans only 2,000 square feet, yet it’s packed with design aspects. Exposed ductwork, high ceilings, glass storefronts, and concrete columns complement the outdoor seats and the interiors, giving the space an industrial feel. The chef’s kitchen has a sleek white subway tile and epoxy floor finish. The contemporary dining space is enhanced with painted walls, stone accents, living moss, a concrete floor finish, and designer wooden lighting fixtures.

John Moriarty and Associates

1942 Tyler Street, Hollywood, FL 33020

John Moriarty and Associates is a general contracting and construction management firm specializing in luxury high-rise residential, hospitality, cultural, office, multifamily, and commercial mixed-use projects with nearly forty years of experience. Since its foundation in 1985, the firm has executed over 250 new building projects totaling over 65 million square feet, demonstrating its high-quality craftsmanship and superior professionalism. Prominent developers frequently choose the firm to construct the region’s most high-profile, complex, and landmark projects. The firm recognizes that its success is based on the satisfaction of its clients, so it is dedicated to building excellent working relationships with all of its stakeholders to deliver exceptional projects.

Arquitectonica Studios in Coconut Grove is an example of the firm’s excellence. The headquarters of an award-winning worldwide architectural design business is housed in this industrial-inspired office structure. The open floor plan promotes a terrific collaborative work environment that encourages innovation.

Mandour Construction

10213 NW 53rd Street, Sunrise, FL 33351

Mandour Construction is a full-service construction firm in South Florida specializing in retail, restaurant, and commercial construction. The firm has offered extensive interior renovations and tenant upgrades since its establishment in 2014. The firm has been in business for only eight years, yet it has already shown its remarkable quality through its impressive portfolio. Regardless of the scale of work, the firm provides exceptional services because of its tailored and hands-on approach. The firm’s ways of working hand-in-hand with clients are critical to every project’s success.

In this featured project, Trust & Company is a neighborhood upscale-casual bar and restaurant inspired by the early twentieth-century values of trust and integrity. The room creates a visual feeling of a flashback time with an industrial-chic ambiance thanks to brick and mortar, iron, and steel. The restaurant sets the stage for solid and long-lasting community relationships by promoting fresh fish and local produce.

Urban Group Contractors

511 SE 5th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33101

Urban Group Contractors is a general contractor based in Fort Lauderdale specializing in high-end remodeling and new construction for residential and commercial projects. The firm is backed by elite master builders, certified general contractors, project managers, and designers to execute remarkable projects. Since its establishment in 2006, it has taken an integrated and collaborative approach to understand the client’s needs and create spaces that reflect their demands. It has continuously delivered projects with value, elegant craftsmanship, and durability. It does so thanks to the team’s excellent and experienced cooperation, detailed management, and hands-on building skills.

The firm has worked with several notable clients and big enterprises. The firm completed this boutique fitness studio for YogaSix Hollywood. The client can now offer inclusive, vibrant, full-sensory exercises to give everyone the mind-body experience of yoga that they deserve.


  • 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