Located in southwestern Riverside County, Murrieta is a city in California with a population of over 119,000 residents. A suburb with many outdoor spaces, distinguished schools, recreation facilities, excellent medical institutions, and many job opportunities, Murrieta is a great place to call home. It is ideal for young professionals, families who want a safe community, and it’s a perfect retirement location as well.

Four of the best commercial contractors working in Murrieta, California are listed below. Our editorial team chose them for their experience, awards, and extensive portfolios.

Pankow Builders

199 S. Los Robles Avenue, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91101

Pankow Builders is a general contracting firm and has been offering a wide range of services since its founding in 1968. The firm specializes in pre-construction delivery methods, virtual design and construction, self-perform work, and sustainability. The firm offers services to a variety of markets, including aviation, community, education, health care, hospitality, mixed-use, office, parking, public, residential, and retail. Though the firm is headquartered in Pasadena, California, Pankow Builders extends its services throughout Pasadena, Oakland, San Francisco, and the surrounding area.

For 58 years, the firm has provided clients with engineering expertise, construction innovation, and creative problem-solving. To support its clients’ success, the firm regularly adopts new construction tools and processes, including LEAN Delivery and Alternative Energy Solutions.

The firm is accredited and certified by various organizations, including the Designated Design-Build Professional, Construction Management Association of America, and LEED AP.  The firm operates under the leadership of Scott M. Anderson, CEO, and Dave Eichten, President and Chairman of the Board.

Tovey/Shultz Construction

18261 Collier Avenue, Suite A, Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

Established in 1988, Tovey/Shultz Construction has been building structures that meet the needs of its clients as well as the community. The firm specializes in design bid build, design-build, negotiated contracts, and pre-construction services for a variety of markets, including athletic facilities, dining and kitchen, educational institutions, historical buildings, government, health care, industrial, laboratories, religious buildings, and more. It operates out of its office in Lake Elsinore, California, and has grown into a respected and dependable firm in its community.

After 30 years of comprehensive experience in the industry, the firm’s integrity and attention to detail have contributed to each project’s success. The firm also aims to provide cost-efficient projects without undermining quality. The company is led by President and CEO Kevin Terry, who is a certified construction manager.

Pinhero Construction

41541 Date Street, Murrieta, CA 92562

Known as a premier commercial contractor, Pinhero Construction has been in the business for nine years, serving clients from Murrieta and the surrounding area. The firm specializes in pre-construction, general contracting, design-build, and delivery. The firm services a wide range of markets, including restaurants, fitness, retail, public works, industrial, and manufacturing. Pinhero Construction is not an average contractor; it is dedicated and committed to building simplified facilities and can go above and beyond to satisfy its clients.

The firm consists of skilled professionals experienced in the renovation and modernization of commercial spaces. The team takes time to get to know its clients before starting a project, then assesses its clients’ goals and creates personalized strategies. The firm is led by CEO Sunny Pinhero, who has 22 years of experience in the industry.

UTGARD Construction

12225 World Trade Drive, Suite L, San Diego, CA 92128

Founded in 1985 by Steve Utgard, UTGARD Construction is a general contractor serving San Diego, Riverside, and Orange counties. The firm specializes in the construction of custom medical, dental, and office spaces, working with some of the industry’s best contractors and interior designers.

For 36 years, the firm has been bringing the visions and ideas of clients to life through its extensive experience and industry knowledge. To ensure that it provides clients with value, service, and quality projects, the firm asks its clients to detail their goals and plans. The firm will then start curating innovative solutions.

The firm is headed by owners William and Stephanie Wygant. William has 14 years of background experience in construction and completed his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Stephanie, meanwhile, has 13-years of experience and is a graduate of liberal studies from California State University San Marcos.


  • 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