Richardson is one of the richest areas in Texas. There are many reasons for this: it has a thriving economy and a young, energetic, and smart workforce. Its population is composed of educated and career-driven individuals. Most adult residents are college graduates, some with Ph.D., law, or master’s degrees. This pool of high-class talents helps industries in the city grow. Some of the city’s largest industries are manufacturing, health care, and professional and technical services. The telecommunication industry is booming, with popular companies like Verizon, Samsung, and Fujitsu choosing it as their bases. 

With such a healthy economy, there is no wonder more businesses are building a home in Richardson. Helping these companies establish their base in the area are the top ten contractors below. These contractors are experts in building facilities for various industries including retail, restaurant, health care, and automotive. Each has impressive portfolios that back up its promise of high-quality services. They have been in the industry for 3 to 53 years. Some have professional affiliations with credible organizations including the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the US Green Building Council.

Hill & Wilkinson

2703 Telecom Pkwy., Ste. 120, Richardson, TX 75082

Established in 1968, Hill & Wilkinson is the most experienced firm on the list. For over five decades, the company has helped big business in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It provides services for all kinds of industries including food and beverage, aviation, retail, and science and technology. The reason behind its longevity in the industry is its small-business attitude. It maintains constant communication with clients; high-quality standards are upheld in each project. Its top-notch services include general contracting, construction management, and design-build. 

In Richardson, one of the company’s major projects is the City of Richardson Heights Recreation and Aquatics Center. The company provided new construction services for the project. It involves building a 25,000-square-foot recreation and aquatics center. The aquatics center has a lap pool, a lazy river, and a splash pad for kids. The recreation center has a basketball court, a gym, and a conference area. As a member of the USGBC, the company completed the project using sustainable methods; the project received a LEED Silver certification. 

The company’s outstanding works have earned recognition from the press and award-giving bodies. One of its many awards is the 2022 Preservation Achievement Award by Preservation Dallas. It has been featured in the Austin Business Journal, Dallas Business Journal, Dallas Morning News, and ENR Texas & Louisiana.

Talley Riggins Construction Group, LLC

1217 Digital Dr., Ste. 100 Richardson, TX 75081

Based in Richardson, Talley Riggins Construction Group has easily claimed one of the top spots in the industry for only three years. Founded in 2018, this young company is completing various projects for different sectors. Its construction expertise encompasses the commercial, institutional, and healthcare industries. In a short period, it has landed features in many publications including the Dallas Business Journal, In Focus-Magazine, and Dallas Morning News. 

Serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Talley Riggins Construction Group provides a multitude of services including new construction and interior remodels. It collaborates with qualified industry partners to establish exceptional facilities in Texas. One of its biggest projects is Stadium Logistics. The company provided new construction services for a 330,000 square feet distribution center. Located in Irving, the facility features a 36-foot clearance, a front park, and rear loading for easy traffic flow. Situated in front of Highway 183, the facility is in an ideal location close to the DFW International Airport and downtown Dallas. The project is completed in partnership with Pross Design Group. 

The company’s success is attributed to the values the company upholds: accountability and transparency. These values attract customers and establish solid relationships crucial for the business’ growth.

Ridgemont Commercial Construction

1520 W. Walnut Hill Ln., Irving, TX 75038

Two-time first placer in the TEXO’s Distinguished Building Awards, Ridgemont is in the business of making brands look good. It builds profitable facilities for the retail, automotive, and health care industries. It is an expert in industrial, office, and senior living construction as well. Established in 1976, the company’s years of experience and extensive resources enable it to assist clients in different industries. It knows that the process begins even before construction. Thorough planning is a crucial step in building the best facility for a brand. 

In City Line Market, Richardson, for instance, the company has built an impressive facility that fulfills its function. Aiming to increase foot traffic, the structure is constructed with front parking spaces including a parking area for bicycles. Each tenant has glass storefronts that let customers easily take a peek at the products and services inside. Each retail store has a neon sign prominently displayed on top to invite customers in. 

Ridgemont partners with clients, architects, and developers to produce cost-efficient results. It is a big organization that puts clients’ needs at the forefront. For over 45 decades, it has served clients in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Its exceptional works have graced the Dallas Morning News and the Dallas Business Journal. Its credibility is solidified through affiliations with various organizations including the American Institute of Architects – Dallas, Associated Builders and Contractors, and Associated General Contractors.

Southlake Construction Services, Inc.

801 Alpha Rd., Ste. 117, Richardson, TX 75081

Established in 1985, Southlake Construction Services, Inc. builds with integrity. Its credentials include affiliations with various organizations including the AIA, North Texas CCIM, and North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors. It proactively works to understand a client’s vision and provides targeted solutions to each client’s needs. While building a facility, it especially takes into account the needs of the end-users. Through pinpoint planning, the company anticipates the requirements and challenges of a project, resulting in a smooth construction process and exceptional outcomes.

Based in Richardson, the firm provides superior quality products and services to clients in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. By partnering with highly-skilled contractors and designers, the company delivers seamless execution. It is conscious of safety and sustainable practices as well. When building green facilities, it focuses on different areas including wastewater technologies, construction waste management, and the use of sustainable materials. 

Over the last 36 years, the company has built many retail, restaurants, and offices. A sample of its restaurant projects is Cibo Divino. The company provided services for the restaurant’s Dallas location. Building a 4,105-square-foot restaurant, the company showcased its expertise in creating a bright and light dining atmosphere. The project features high ceilings and curtain walls that facilitate light and airflow. An intricate kitchen design is one of the crucial points of the project.

Jackson Construction

801 E. Campbell Rd., Ste. 435, Richardson, Texas 75081

Established in 1984, Jackson Construction is a Better Business Bureau A+ accredited firm. This shows its dedication to outstanding customer service. Proving its satisfactory services is its 98% repeat clientele throughout Texas. Its loyal customers come from different industries including the restaurant, office, retail, and education sector. The company provides services for both private and publicly-owned businesses. 

One of its many well-executed projects is the Richardson ISD – Operations Center. The two-story facility contains a warehouse, a vehicle service center, and a conference area. Considering its users, the firm constructed a spacious outdoor parking space as well as covered walkways. Covered parking for equipment and fuel depot is included in the design. Clients are extremely satisfied with the firm’s work, citing the facility as a valuable contribution to the district. 

Jackson Construction’s impressive services include design and planning, preconstruction, and contract administration. It consistently exceeds client expectations through the collaboration of its highly-skilled team of experts.

Z Constructors

201 W. Kaufman St., Richardson, TX 75081

Member of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Z Constructors is a client’s construction partner. Its passion and integrity translate into each project while providing outstanding services. Founded in 2008, the company puts attention to detail in each project. This leads to a satisfactory customer experience and builds long-lasting partnerships. It uses the latest technology and employs a talented team to provide cost-effective, innovative solutions. Its superior quality services include commercial preconstruction, design-build, construction management, and general construction. The company’s end goal is to create energy-efficient, functional facilities that increase productivity. 

Z Constructors have built many offices, warehouses, and healthcare facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is a specialist in retail and restaurant construction too. Showcasing its expertise in building offices is the Chisholm Trail Office Building project. This three-story building has accessibility features including PWD slots for parking. The contemporary building has floor-to-ceiling glass panels that utilize natural light. A neutral color scheme symbolizes professionalism that represents the organization well.

ICI Construction, Inc.

12660 Coit Rd., Ste. 300, Dallas, TX 75251

Founded in 1981, ICI Construction, Inc. is an expert in both commercial and educational construction. It has built many schools, offices, breweries, and retail centers for four decades. Its success is due to its transparent business approach and time-tested industry expertise. With the company’s talented team, clients are in good hands. Collaboration is key in each project. By nurturing a positive working environment, the company nurtures its customers too. The company brings clients’ visions to reality by using creativity, experience, and a hands-on approach. As a customer-oriented firm, it received the BBB A+ accreditation. 

Based in Dallas, ICI Construction, Inc. is a family-run business serving Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Houston Texas proper. In Richardson, the company built the Eastside Retail. The retail center project amounted to $8,633,498; each penny is worth it. The firm constructed a standout retail space. It has curtain walls that utilize natural lighting. It combines other materials including steel and stone to create a unique facility that serves its purpose. Parking spaces are available at the front of the building and ramps for increased accessibility.

Novel Builders, LLC

600 S. Sherman St. #124, Richardson, TX 75081

Novel Builders attacks each project with a novel approach. It comes up with fresh ideas matched with a high-quality, time-efficient construction process. The result is superior quality builds and solid client relationships. Its motivated team provides the best construction management, design-build, and general contracting services that exceed client expectations. Established in 2013, clients in Dallas and the North and Central Texas Area enjoy the company’s exceptional services. 

A member of the TEXO Association, ABC, and AGC, Novel Builders has proven its credibility in the industry. Part of maintaining a good reputation is its impressive portfolio. Its portfolio includes retail, office, healthcare, and industrial projects. Among these projects is the Champions Park 4A. This massive project involves a 60,000-square-foot facility set on a 14-acre site. The company served as the general contractor, building the retail shell of four buildings. The Arlington-based project features tilt-wall concrete and curtain wall systems. These features ensure durability and energy efficiency in all four structures. Outdoor spaces are surrounded by walkways and landscaping, encouraging connection to the natural surroundings.

Advantage Construction

2221 Lakeside Blvd., Suite 1260, Richardson, TX 75082

Founded in 1992, Advantage Construction operates boutique-style. It provides clients with personal care and attention to detail is given in each project. It employs a hands-on approach leading to lasting client relationships. It maintains close relationships with small businesses that foster client loyalty. Running for almost three decades, the company’s emphasis on exceptional customer service leads to superior-quality outputs. This establishes the company’s stellar reputation in the industry. 

Catering to clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texoma area, and North Texas, Advantage Construction builds durable, well-designed facilities. Over the last 29 years, it has accomplished several office, multi-residential, and retail projects. Part of its outstanding portfolio is the Cubesmart Self-storage North Richland Hills project. As an expert in building codes and local ordinances, the company efficiently accomplished the project, leading to 1.4 million dollar savings. It partnered with the clients engineers and architects to come up with highly efficient solutions that cut construction costs.

Strategic Construction

2221 Lakeside Blvd. #1025, Richardson, TX 75082

Member of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Strategic Construction works under four strategic advantages: accountability, understanding, teamwork, and result. With almost two decades of industry experience, the company understands the needs of business owners. It expertly identifies a business’ needs and provides smart solutions to challenges. Its team members have a collaborative attitude, partnering with other industry experts to deliver the best results. The company maintains accountability in all aspects of the project including budget, schedule, and safety. By working smart and maintaining integrity, the company produces top-notch results. 

Established in 2002, Strategic Construction has acquired competitive experience in different markets. It includes the retail, automotive, educational, and multifamily markets. Serving the entire Texas and surrounding states, the company has accomplished large scale commercial projects amounting to millions of square feet. One of these projects is the Mustang Station Retail Development in Farmers Branch. In partnership with Cross Architects, the company built a 45,000-square-foot town center. The center houses restaurants, retail shops, and a grocery store. It uses a combination of steel, bricks, and glass materials to create a contemporary design. The property is surrounded by lush landscaping, pedestrian-friendly walkways, and outdoor parking spaces. 


  • 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