Commercial industries prosper in Provo, Utah. The city’s tech industry is the fastest growing in the United States, and biotech companies are flocking the area, as well as manufacturers, retail organizations, and communication firms. Businesses choose the city for its spacious, mountainous community and its peoples’ strong work ethic. 

As Provo attracts more businesses, commercial contractors are pulled to the city to offer their services as well. To establish an excellent commercial space, choosing the best commercial contractors is essential. This list includes eight of the most outstanding contractors providing services in Utah and surrounding areas. These contractors are commercial construction experts, with industry experience that ranges from one decade to almost a century.

Jacobsen Construction Company

5181 West Amelia Earhart Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Based in Salt Lake City, Jacobsen Construction Company has been in the industry for ninety-nine years. With almost a century in construction, the company has gathered immense experience, making it one of the best construction companies in Utah. The firm has collected countless awards, such as the Best of State Winner, in the Commercial Contractor category, which it has received for seven years. The company’s greatest achievement is building excellent structures and forging strong client relationships. 

Since its inception in 1922, Jacobsen Construction Company has focused on being the best builder,  as it employs the best professionals to create inspired structures that serve both clients and the community. One of the firm’s inspired works in Provo is a 29,522-square-foot guest lodge for Brigham Young University. Providing construction management service to the project, the company built an impressive structure that blends well with the location. In addition to constructing a three-story guest lodge, the firm has constructed a cabin and parking garage. This building now serves as an excellent recreation and resting place for those visiting the area. 

Jacobsen Construction Company’s standing in the industry is a culmination of its century-old history. It is a leading company in healthcare, education, and office and mixed-use development construction.

Kier Construction

3710 Quincy Ave, Ogden, UT 84403

Founded in 1986, Kier Construction specializes in multi-unit and commercial construction. For each project, the company enhances communities and improves people’s lives. The film  executes each multi-construction project correctly,  with strong attention to detail and adhering to proper building specifications. Each project is managed by a team of experts knowledgeable in multi-unit construction. 

An example of a multi-unit project the firm has built is the Boulder Springs Apartment. Located in Provo, this 370-unit structure built in the seventies required renovation. With Kier Construction’s expertise, the building has been transformed into modern living spaces. Functional fixtures and appliances have been installed in each unit. Mechanical systems have been updated to give residents the comfort they need in a home. In the exterior, fresh new paint with gray, white, and red accents has been applied; this creates a vibrant atmosphere that every Boulder Springs apartment resident can enjoy. 

Because of the care the company puts into each project, it has been recognized as one of the best contractors in Utah.The company has grown from a simple family development company into a construction giant, with revenues reaching one hundred million annually.

R&O Construction

1743 W Alexander St, #100, West Valley City, UT 84119

R&O Construction is a general contractor which large brands have grown to trust and rely upon. These include hotel giants Hyatt and Marriot, aerospace engineering mogul, Northrop Grumman, as well as a well-known automotive company, Toyota. Established in 1980, R&O has built a strong reputation throughout its four decades in the industry by delivering consistently promised results. The firm has mastered construction for industrial, office, government agencies, healthcare, recreation, multi-family, along with, hospitality, and retail sectors.

In Provo, R&O Construction built Wasatch Mental Health. This 11,190 square feet structure serves the community with comfortable classroom spaces conducive to their clienteles’ learning needs. This relaxing, stress-free environment perfectly integrates into the surrounding picturesque landscape.

R&O Construction’s mission is simple, to satisfy each client’s needs on time, every time. The company brings the same level of dedication to each project, regardless of scale. Big or small, every client is our most important client. This has led to R&O’s excellent standing in the industry for over forty-one years. They have accumulated several awards over the years, including the Association of Builders and Contractors of Utah’s Excellence in Construction award for Best Institutional Project.

Stacey Construction

3768 Pacific Ave, Ogden, Utah 84405

Stacey Construction is a flexible company that manages both small and multimillion-dollar projects. Founded in 1962, the company has lasted for almost six decades in the industry because it treats each client equally. For each project, the same quality of service and attention to detail is given. The company’s professionalism has made it become well-recognized in the Western United States. 

As a leader in the industry, Stacey Construction embraces each challenge in every construction project. It triumphs over challenges by creating effective solutions given by its team. Trust, teamwork, open communication, and respect are the values the team upholds to successfully finish each project. 

An example of a successful project is the Goldenwest Operations Center. Stacey Construction was tasked to remodel a grocery store and transform it into a workspace that houses different departments. The firm skillfully divided the 26,235-square-foot space into IT, call center, and operations departments. The client was thrilled with the result and felt the new workspace would improve employee productivity and efficiency.

Westland Construction

1411 West 1250 South, Suite 200, Orem, Utah 84058 USA

Established in 1992 by Stan Houghton Jr. and Dale Houghton, Westland Construction is a general contractor that began as a subcontractor. Stan and Dales’ father, Stan Houghton Sr., began a small company focusing on plaster and stucco, flooring, and steel fireproofing. Carrying the learnings from these small beginnings, the company has now grown into a multi-faceted company.  The firm now provides a diverse array of services, including preconstruction, construction management, consulting, and design-build services. Brands that trust the company are McDonald’s and Brigham Young University. 

Over the last twenty-nine years, Westland Construction has expanded its reach from Orem to other areas in Utah. In Provo, the firm is responsible for constructing the Provo City Pool. This massive sports and entertainment facility offers city residents a chance to enjoy the city weather with a nice backdrop. The green mountains surrounding the pool serve as natural landscaping and a nice contrast to the blue and white scheme of the pool. 

Westland Construction professional services have reached countries such as New Zealand, Canada, and Africa. This contractor is expected to grow and expand even more.

SIRQ Construction

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

As the youngest firm in the list, SIRQ Construction utilizes its energy to improve the industry. Established in 2007, this seventeen-year-old firm has ample experience to serve as  a full-service contractor that excels. It guarantees that all its projects are finished on schedule and on budget. With such strong will to satisfy clients, this contractor is trustworthy  with commercial construction needs, especially tenant improvement. 

As a leader in tenant improvement, SIRQ Construction created Valley OBGYN in Provo. After the firm remodeled the facility, this medical center now stands out on the curb with a red-bricked wall exterior. Inside, the center features a white and gray scale, with the added warmth of the lighting fixtures. These elements produce a calming environment for patients who need to address their medical concerns in the facility. 

Valley OBGYN is only one example of the firm’s excellent construction projects. Based in Lehi, the firm has handled various projects in the Utah area, including Provo, Saratoga Springs, and Pleasant Grove.

Ellsworth Paulsen Construction Company

17 North 100 West St, Lehi, Utah, 84043

Established in 1929, Ellsworth Paulsen Construction is a family-owned company now joined by its fifth generation. The secret to its longevity is its camaraderie and how it treats its team members like family, as they work together to give their clients the best possible service.  

For ninety-two years, Ellsworth Paulsen Construction has given countless contributions to the commercial and institutional sectors. The company has influenced various towering structures across Utah. One of the buildings it constructed in Provo is the North University Medical Center. This massive 42,000-square-foot structure features three levels of office spaces that meet the needs of health professionals. The company has masterfully utilized a design-build process to efficiently address each of these needs, from equipment to accessibility. 

Running for over nine decades, the company’s legacy is built on its passion for building, which strengthens with each generation. 


  • 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