Spokane is the second-most populous city in Washington. Both locals and visitors enjoy the city’s outdoor activities, such as camping, hiking, and even white-water rafting. The downtown area is home to familiar national chains as well as independent and local businesses. These commercial spaces contribute their own unique architectural character to Spokane’s lively ambiance.
This list of the best commercial contractors in Spokane highlights professionals who have decades of experience turning complex and often highly specialized designs into lasting structures. Some of these firms have also been featured in issues of Spokane Journal and are associated with industry organizations like the Associated General Contractors of America (AGCA), Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
4114 E. Broadway, Spokane, WA 99202
Since the firm’s establishment in 1978, Garco Construction has completed more than 2,000 projects. A multifaceted construction firm, it has worked with clients across the U.S., from Alaska and Michigan to Louisiana. Garco Construction is a firm known for its team of passionate builders. The company has been featured in the 2020 and 2021 issues of Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s Top 400 Contractors list. Its other honors include the 2015 Excellence in Construction Renovation Award, the 2016 Excellence in Construction for an Out of Market Project, and the 2020 AGC Excellence in Safety, Federal, and Heavy Zero Incident Rate awards.
Among the diversity of projects in its portfolio is Garco Construction’s work on the George Gee Porsche building in Spokane. A 13,000-square-foot showroom and service department, it was designed to emulate Porsche’s signature sleek design. The building’s exterior is enveloped in metal panels, and floor-to-ceiling windows encase the first-floor showroom.
Walker Construction, Inc.
10 S. Grant St., Spokane, WA 99202
A firm that has been serving the Pacific Northwest for more than 35 years, Walker Construction, Inc. is one of the region’s most prestigious, award-winning contractors. Since its establishment, it has won multiple awards for its commercial builds. For just one of its projects, a renovation of the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, awards include the Preservation Honor Award, the Project of the Year award, and the Excellence in Construction award. Originally built to be a 2,300-seat movie theater, the newly renovated structure seats approximately 1,600 people. The former art deco style theater is now a modern concert hall. For this and other notable projects, the firm received the 2016 Excellence in Construction Eagle Award.
Meridian Construction & Development, Inc.
10 S. Grant St., Spokane, WA 99202
Meridian Construction & Development, Inc., a regionally and nationally known contractor, was established in 1999. Since its inception, the firm has completed work for various markets, including the retail, entertainment, office, medical, and institutional sectors. Its portfolio now has over 650 projects. Meridian Construction & Development, Inc. is a firm whose goals and capabilities are supported by years of experience in project management. This has resulted in exceptional coordination between the firm and its clients, architects, subcontractors, and suppliers. Its work approach is currently guided by company president Mark D’Agostino, who has been in the industry for 22 years. Aside from being a LEED-accredited professional, D’Agostino is associated with many well-known industry associations, such as the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
Baker Construction & Development, Inc.
2711 East Sprague Ave., Spokane, WA 99202
Baker Construction & Development is recognized as one of the premier construction and development companies in the western U.S. Since its establishment in 1951, it has worked with clients in 12 different states. Clients have included Fortune 500 companies like Starbucks, Wells Fargo, and Walgreens, among other well-known companies. The firm’s decades’ worth of experience has allowed its client base to grow exponentially while retaining loyal repeat clients, who make up 70% of its client list. The company has evolved and grown with its client base through the years. The firm takes a traditional approach when dealing with industry colleagues and operates with a professional code of honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. By utilizing green, sustainable strategies; modular, prefabricated construction; and high-tech construction management software like Procore, it also stands at the forefront of modern construction methods.
Ramey Construction Co. Inc.
5930 N. Freya St., Spokane, WA 99217
A premier contractor, Ramey Construction Co. Inc. serves clients in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Since its establishment in 1983, it has built up a portfolio of commercial and residential projects, with a mix of new structures and remodels. As a general contractor, the firm has experience in a wide variety of services, including concrete, framing, siding, specialties, and finish carpentry. Regardless of the project type or service, Ramey Construction Co. Inc. is an industry veteran that uses quality products, innovative designs, and intricate details that are personalized according to the client’s style and preferences.
Bouten Construction Company
627 N. Napa St., Spokane, WA 99202
Bouten Construction Company was established in 1944 and is based out of Spokane with a regional office in the Tri-Cities. It has worked in various sectors to include healthcare, workspaces, research/higher education, K-12, housing, civic/community, and life sciences. Since its establishment, Bouten’s been known as a regional leader in healthcare construction and has built some of the largest and most complex facilities extending from eastern Washington to western Montana.
Bouten’s commitment to their core purpose – building places that matter and relationships that last – has proven to be successful, since 75% of their work supports repeat clients. A notable project is the Sacred Heart Medical Center which is set on a 45-acre campus and includes a 625-bed hospital, a children’s hospital, several medical office buildings, and parking garages, along with the Heart Institute and the central utility plant. Thanks to projects like these, the firm was featured in the 2018 issue of Spokane Journal.
10221 East Montgomery Dr. Suite A, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Since establishing its roots in the industry in 1972, Silvey Construction has built more than 100 dental offices. Alongside these dental facilities, the company has developed and constructed retail strip malls, industrial buildings, other commercial facilities, and even residential homes. For over 30 years, Silvey Construction has been known for providing its clients in Spokane and the surrounding areas with excellent quality work and customer service.
James W. Elmer Construction Co.
3022 E. Boone Ave., Spokane, WA 99202
James W. Elmer Construction Co. is a general contractor that produces efficient and cost-effective projects primarily for the commercial sector. Since its establishment in 1990, it has completed tenant improvements and historical renovations alongside churches, medical offices, and multifamily housing. It also has a partnership with Butler Manufacturing company, a famous manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings.
Associated Construction, Inc.
2904 North Madelia St., Spokane, WA 99207
Established in 1990, Associated Construction, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business and has been known as one of the region’s leaders in general contracting. During the past few decades, the firm has provided new construction and renovation services for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail buildings. It is especially strong and in demand in the hospital, healthcare, and restaurant sectors. Crafting high-quality spaces involves the firm’s team of experienced project managers, field supervisors, and craftsmen.
Walls Construction Corporation
9922 E Montgomery Dr. #14, Spokane Valley, WA 99206
Walls Construction Corporation’s roots go back over 30 years. It has become one of the primary names for general construction in eastern Washington and northern Idaho, where it has provided clients with both residential and commercial services. Since it specializes mostly in commercial work, the majority of its projects involve new construction, tenant improvement, design/build, and project development for the commercial sector. After years of crafting quality work for the industry and its clients, Walls Construction Corporation was able to forge connections and a steady partnership with Nucor Building Systems, one of the leading manufacturers of metal building systems, serving the industrial, commercial, warehouse, community, and agricultural markets. With this partnership, the firm has completed warehouse distribution systems, aircraft hangars, and industrial crane centers.
Timber Commercial Contractors
11717 N. King Arthur Dr., Spokane, WA 99218
Both large and small businesses are welcome to present their project ideas to Timber Commercial Contractors. Established in 2018, the firm has done remodels, tenant improvements, additions, and ground-up builds for offices, restaurants, and retail spaces. Currently, the firm is managed by partners Conrad Walters, who had five years of experience in commercial project management prior to the firm’s founding, and Griffin Hatch, who has 13 years of residential construction experience. Combined, the duo makes for a fully functioning and well-oiled firm.
Pro Builders General Contractors
4445 N. Freya St., Spokane, WA 99217
Pro Builders General Contractors was established in 1983. Since then, it has become known as the largest dealer of pre-engineered steel building systems in the Inland Northwest. Its team is made up of some of the most experienced crews in the industry, resulting in a firm that has extended its services from basic general contracting to preconstruction and the construction of pre-engineered steel building systems.