Located in Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek is a sunny, upscale environment with a diverse collection of award-winning shopping, hotels, sports facilities, and cuisine. Home to over 200 boutiques and classic retail stores, the town is among the trendiest of shopping areas in San Francisco’s East Bay, making it an attractive location for entrepreneurial investment.

In this list of Walnut Creek’s best commercial contractors are professionals who hold decades of experience in building businesses that are unique to their brand names and yet seamless within the local culture — and these trustworthy partners stand ready to build your ideal commercial space.

BALI Construction

2600 N. Main St., Walnut Creek, CA 94597

BALI Construction specializes in design-build projects and full-spectrum management services. Since its establishment in 2010, the firm has completed eye-catching sustainable projects that range from restaurants, retail stores, offices, tenant-improvement spaces, indoor cultivation, commercial ground-up, redevelopment commercial construction. BALI Construction’s efficiency on such projects has helped it become one of the fastest-growing companies in the Bay area 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and gained its features in publications like Martinez News-Gazette and San Francisco Business Times. In 2018, the company was also included in Inc. 500. The team continues to diversity, with experience that includes expansions and renovations, remodels, build-outs, revitalization projects along with starting a Millworkwork company named Alhambra Valley Millworks starting in 2018.

Fisher Development, Inc.

601 California St., Suite #300, San Francisco, CA 94108

Established in 1971, Fisher Development, Inc., is an award-winning general contractor with commercial projects dotted across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Since inception, Fisher has strived to serve as a partner for numerous leading specialty and luxury retail brands. Among its illustrious portfolio is the Hudson Pacific Properties, on Market Street. In this project, which involved the first and second phases of shell/core work, the building gained 480 lineal feet of glass/stone storefront, along with new escalators, elevators, structural steel in-fills, and MEP upgrades. The firm has also extended its work to complex, urban core projects throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, earning attention from publications such as San Francisco Business Times, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Dezeen.

W.E. Lyons Construction

1301 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Walnut Creek, CA 94598

W.E. Lyons is a family-owned business that has been serving the Western United States for over 95 years. Diversifying throughout the decades, the firm has extended beyond the standard commercial niche, completing projects in the multi-family, retail, high-tech, manufacturing, and industrial-construction and -management markets. As the oldest practice in the Western U.S., W.E. Lyons Construction has built a reputation for reliability and trustworthiness, offering clients high-quality general-contracting services, construction management, design-build, preconstruction, pre-engineering, value engineering, and sustainable construction.

Dettaglio Construction

1716 N. Main St., Suite #200, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Dettaglio Construction is a firm that, first and foremost, pays special attention to the specifics — in fact, its Italian name translates to “the art of detail.” Since its 2008 inception, the company has served an array of commercial-construction sectors throughout the greater Bay area. Among its notable structures is 1716 Lofts, a multi-family, mixed-use residential and retail space in the heart of the community. This 94,000-square-foot space, which features 48 housing units, a rooftop patio, and a spa, highlights the team’s commitment to delivering excellence in every facet of a build. The firm is currently headed by president and CEO Todd DiMartino, who holds decades of development experience and applies leadership that drives sustainable success.

Skyline Capital Builders

100 Pringle Ave., Suite #330, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Established in 1996, Skyline Capital Builders comprises a team of seasoned professionals experienced in a range of complex large-scale projects — from ground-up apartments and restaurants to office buildings, mission-critical data centers, and infrastructure/seismic upgrades. The Perry Lang restaurant in Yountville is a striking example of Skyline’s conversion abilities. Set in the historic Groezinger Estate House, the existing restaurant was demolished and 1,700 square feet carefully added. The expansion and renovation utilized detailed new tile work, imported finishes, and a high-tech refrigeration unit where patrons could view the dry-aged beef, but the sophisticated design also kept the historic integrity of the original building, including the exposed brick walls. Skyline Capital is currently guided by president and founder Sean Holliday, a straightforward leader who rolls up his sleeves and works alongside his team to ensure client satisfaction.


101 Ygnacio Valley Rd., Suite #105, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Since 1989, WCI-GC has completed hundreds of design-build projects for institutional clients in both the public and private sectors. Over the years, the team has come to specialize in the construction of tenant improvements and base building and exterior upgrades. Among the numerous high-profile projects the team has successfully completed is the Clorox Lobby, in Oakland, which was designed by architecture firm AAI Design and brought to beautiful fruition by the professionals at WCI. The firm’s projects are managed by president Rod Adams, who started his career as a construction manager and estimator and now proudly leads WCI as a high-energy employee-owned company that serves clients across Northern California.