Having been declared one of the best places to live and raise a family, Orem is a place worth visiting and exploring. A small city located about 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, it boasts of its stunning natural beauty and surroundings. Orem is home to major shopping and cultural centers, recreational attractions, and high-tech companies. Its kind and caring community welcomes new owners and tourists alike.

If you’re looking to open a business in Orem, we have compiled a list of some of the best commercial contractors in the area. These firms were chosen for their strong backgrounds, professional affiliations, press features, and awards.

Big-D Construction

1788 West 200 North, Lindon, UT 84042

Headquartered in Utah, Big-D Construction has been providing design-build, general contracting, and construction management services to clients from a wide variety of industries. Founded in 1967, the company has been recognized as one of the leaders in the construction business. It provides the highest level of quality craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service and is known for its long-standing principles of honesty and fairness.

Big-D Construction is led by its president, Rich Hazel, a graduate of the Master of Business Administration program at Westminster College. He holds a double bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of Utah. He is an experienced project manager, estimator and has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. 

The company also won the 2021 Winner for Commercial Construction Best of State General Contractor Project of the Year, the 2020 Project of the Year for Salt Lake City International Airport Redevelopment Program from Utah Construction and Design, and ranked 75th among the Top 400 Contractors as listed by the ENR.

Layton Construction

9090 S Sandy Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070

Established in 1953, Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial firm that provides general contracting and commercial services throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe. Founded on the principles of honesty and working in a united manner have paved the way for the firm to achieve quality results. Layton is committed to upholding its core values of quality, honesty, safety, and unity as it delivers its services. It continuously works with its clients, employees, and trade partners to achieve the goals and results exceed expectations.

Raised in the industry and mentored by his father, David S. Layton, the company’s president and CEO, has been contributory in expanding the business from a regional contractor to a major national corporation. Along with other team members, David focuses on providing the best service and exceptional artistry for its clients. He collaborates with subcontractors and suppliers for every project while allowing clients to walk through the entire process.

Over the years, Layton Construction’s hard work has been recognized with different honors, including ranking 6th in the 2021 Top 400 Contractors of ENR, the 2019 Diamond Safety Award by the AGC of Utah,  and the 2018 Mountain States Project of the Year and Cultural/Worship Project of the Year the AGC of Utah.

Wadman Corporation

2920 South 925 West, Ogden, UT 84401

For more than 70 years, Wadman Corporation has been providing quality projects. Established in 1951, the company offers various services ranging from general contracting, pre-construction, construction management, estimating, design-build, and development services. Over the years, it has been involved in big projects for major national retail clients, healthcare owners, small and large scale government projects, educational facilities, financial facilities, and other projects reflecting its diverse background in different market sectors.

Growing up working all the aspects of the business founded by his father, V. Jay Wadman, David Wadman took on the role as the CEO of Wadman Corporation. He became the company’s president in 1984 and has expanded the business to work on projects in California and beyond. Like his father, David is persistent about establishing valued client relationships. The company’s success is rooted in its high percentage of repeat customers.

Wadman Corporation takes pride in all the awards it has received, including the 2017 Excellence in Construction Award under the Over $5 Million category for Industrial Construction by the ABC Utah Chapter, the 2016 Project of the Year under the K-12 Education Building category from the AGC of Utah, and the Excellence in Construction Award in the Renovation Project Category from the ABC Utah Chapter.

Pentalon Construction

4376 S 700 E, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84107

Established in 1993, Pentalon Construction has a wide range of experience managing multi-family housing projects and commercial construction. The company successfully manages large scale multi-family housing projects, and to date has completed 15,000 units. The company’s goal is to be an ethical, reliable, and respected contractor with a reputation for quality projects and satisfied clients.

Pentalon Construction is under the leadership of its president, Carl Tippets, who has over 40 years of construction and development expertise in multi-family and commercial construction. He graduated from Brigham University with a degree in justice administration and has a master’s degree in business from Harvard. Currently, Pentalon holds general contractor licenses in Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Montana, Washington, and Wyoming.

Since its inception, the company has been the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Construction Award for Commercial Multi-Family over $5 million by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), the 2017 Excellence in Construction Winner for Historical Renovation in the under the $2 to $10 million category by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), and the Award of Excellence from the Utah Manufacturers Association.

Westland Construction

1411 West 1250 South, Suite 200, Orem, UT 84058

Headquartered in Orem, Westland Construction is a commercial-based general contracting firm providing quality services in construction management, general construction, design-build, consulting, and negotiated projects. Its wide range of portfolio contains office buildings, medical facilities, educational facilities, multi-family projects, financial institutions, religious structures, municipal projects, and large residential developments and custom homes. 

With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Stanley Houghton Jr., Westland Construction’s founder and president, has worked for various projects and firms that have provided him with invaluable knowledge and expertise. He leads a group of skilled professionals committed to producing successful projects built on time, within the specific budget, and with quality that exceeds expectations.

Westland Construction is one of the 2021 Top Contractors of ENR Intermountain and among the 2019 Top Contractors of ENR Mountain States.

SIRQ Construction

3900 North Traverse Mountain Boulevard, Suite 202, Lehi, UT 84043

SIRQ Construction is a general contracting company specializing in commercial construction and tenant improvements. SIRQ comprises construction-minded entrepreneurs, consulting and managing projects from its inception to completion. Established in 2004, it prides itself on honesty and fairness.

Leading the company is Al Peterson, who completed his education at Brigham Young University by earning a degree in civil engineering. He has over 37 years of experience and has worked with various firms in the construction industry before establishing the firm.

Thanks to years of dedication and experience, SIRQ has been recognized with various honors, including the 2021 Best Project for the Interior and Tenant Improvement category AGC of Utah and the 2014 Award of Excellence from the AGC of Utah. SIRQ is also certified by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah, the Construction Management of America, and the Lean Construction Institute. 

United Contractors

2174 S Main Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84115

Founded in 2004, United Contractors is a general contracting company specializing in commercial construction, project management, tenant improvements, design-build and architectural services, property management, estate management, construction and real-estate consultation, real estate lot acquisition, and development. 

Marc Menlove and Matt Menlove—United Contractors’ main principals and co-owners—are third-generation general contractors who began their career in the construction industry by building custom homes. They have extensive experience developing various types of construction projects including retail, warehouse, office, and automotive dealerships.

United Contractors is proud to be the recipient of the 2019 Regional Best Projects Award of Merit from ENR Magazine in the Interior/Tenant Improvement Category, the 2018 Best Projects Award for its Ken Garff Corporate Center Broadway Project from ENR Mountain States, and the 2017 Skullcandy Corporate Headquarters Project by Utah Construction and Design. United Contractors is also certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver.


  • 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