Syracuse is a regional hub for culture and entertainment and is filled with places like museums, art galleries, performance venues, go-kart places, and movie theaters. Locals and visitors can enjoy the different events the city hosts each year, including the Great New York State Fair. There are food, music, and cultural festivals such as Taste of Syracuse, Winterfest, Polish Fest, Greek Fest, and the AmeriCU Syracuse Arts and Crafts Festival.

For those who are interested in setting up in Syracuse, we have created a list of the best commercial contractors in the area. These firms are known for their ability to meet client expectations without compromising on industry standards. 

LeChase Construction

609 Erie Blvd. West Syracuse, NY 13204

LeChase Construction provides construction management and general contracting services to clients in the West Syracuse area. The firm commitment is to create spaces and structures that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its clients. The firm portfolio features projects for sectors like health care, education, commercial, science and technology, industrial and manufacturing, and multifamily housing.

LeChase Construction worked on The Inns at Armory Square, which is a hospitality-type project, alongside Schopfer Architects, LLP. This project is a 130,000-square-foot hotel and has a tight footprint; there are very active streets on both sides, a seven-story office building five feet to the north, and Onondaga Creek to the west. It was constructed on or near property lines, which means LeChase had to pay close attention to staging logistics. The building has 78 Resident Inn rooms and 102 Courtyard rooms. There are two separate entrances since The Inns combines two Marriott brands, but the structure does share amenities like an on-site restaurant/bar, indoor heated pool, meeting spaces, laundry area, conference area, outdoor seating with a two-sided gas fireplace, and a fitness facility.

Rich & Gardner Construction Company

206 Plum St. Syracuse, NY 13204

Rich & Gardner Construction Company has served the Syracuse area for 30 years. Its team is filled with experts and craftsmen whose experience comes from working on over 1,000 projects of varying sizes and scopes. When working on projects, the firm uses a logistical approach to maximize efficiency, time, and budget. Its services include general contracting, design-build, and construction management.

Rich & Gardner Construction Company ensures quality and uncompromised customer service. The firm provides clients with attentive guidance, responding to their needs and concerns during the entirety of the project. Projects in the firm’s portfolio feature structures for the retail, automotive, industrial, education, corporate, health care, religious, and non-profit sectors.

Drulyk Construction

111 South Bay Rd. North Syracuse, NY 13212

Drulyk Construction is known for working on commercial and industrial projects. It brings services for complete buildout, selective demolition, remodeling, renovation, framing, insulation, drywall, and painting needs to clients in the Central New York area. Working to give clients a positive experience, Drulyk Construction guides them with concerns like plotting the site and deciding on the final touches. 

Drulyk Construction focuses on three things: client satisfaction, high standards, and trust. The firm achieves these through attention to detail and time management. Clients are also given a team of skilled craftsmen to work on their projects. Some of the clients Dulyk Construction worked with include Gander Outdoors, T-Mobile, and Delta Airlines.

AnCor Inc.

831 James St. Syracuse, NY 13203

AnCor Inc. provides services for design-build and general contracting projects over different sectors such as Developers, Retail, Hospitality, Fitness, Multi-Family, Mixed-Use, Warehousing, Restaurants, Gas/ Travel Centers, and Grocery since 1985. These services emphasized fast-tracking schedules and on-time delivery to make the construction process more efficient. AnCor Inc. also implements value engineering from the start of each project, which helps define project scope and needs. The firm does all this to produce quality work that meets crucial deadlines and client expectations.

The Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center is one of AnCor Inc.’s projects in Syracuse. This project required the firm to renovate all the guest rooms inside the hotel, which was done over phases. This enables AnCor Inc. to limit the impact on the guests that were staying there at the time.

E.Smith Contractors, LLC

731 James St. Syracuse, NY 13203

E.Smith Contractors, LLC specializes in construction management and general contracting. It uses new technologies to improve the way it approaches construction. E.Smith Contractors collaborates with clients to understand their desires for their project while ensuring it meets industry standards. Clients are brought value and efficiency by utilizing lean construction practice, which focuses on being cost-effective, keeping downtime to a minimum, and staying within budget.

E.Smith Contractors’ team is made of specialized and technical experts in fields like engineering, architecture, and virtual design. By employing people from different industries, the firm can analyze its projects from different angles and understand the best way to build it. This also allows E.Smith Contractors to put emphasis on safety, quality, functionality, and aesthetics when creating structures that are long-lasting.


  • 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