Building or remodeling a structure, regardless if it’s for use by a family or a business, is not a simple undertaking. You need to consider costs, local regulations, zoning guidelines, permits, and a host of other factors. It takes a lot of experience and skill to start and finish a project, whether it’s an expansion of a structure or constructing an entirely new building or home from the ground up.
Our editorial team has put together a list of the best construction companies working in Anchorage, Alaska. These companies were selected for their expertise with multifamily projects, their positive exposure in the media, their experience in the business, and their awards.
2501 Blueberry Road, Anchorage, AK 99503
Neeser Construction is a leading general contractor with an extensive portfolio in the private, federal, state, and local government sectors. The firm’s employees have hundreds of years of combined experience in real estate development and design-build construction, enabling the firm to deliver logistically-challenging remote site projects throughout Alaska. Using a full range of contracting methods, Neeser has delivered over twenty-five K-12 School projects, airport construction projects, major civil projects, utilities, tank farms, as well as teacher and low-income housing throughout Alaska.
The firm has also completed work for brands like Sam’s Club, Nordstrom Rack, Wal-Mart, and Target. A great example of the firm’s work is the renovation and consolidation of the existing Sears store located on the New Seward Highway to make room for a Nordstrom Rack retail outlet store. The project consisted of demo and seismic upgrades of the north 34,900 square feet of the existing Sears store. Some additions were made, including the addition of new interior tenant walls and the installation of a new 2,900-square-foot loading dock.
Cornerstone General Contractors, Inc.
4040 B Street, Suite #200, Anchorage, AK 99503
Cornerstone General Contractors has been offering an all-Alaskan general contracting option to the state’s leading organizations and businesses for almost three decades. Over the last two decades, the firm has specialized in new commercial construction and the renovation of existing facilities. The firm has completed projects in education, government, healthcare, housing, and industrial sectors in Anchorage as well as in Alaska’s more remote communities. Ultimately, the firm’s vision is to become Alaskan clients’ first choice for construction.
One example of the firm’s work on a commercial project is the Snow Leopard retail store. This rustic and contemporary shop features a cozy, retail space on the ground floor with high-fashion furniture, baked goods, and local artist designs. The second floor serves as a management and office space. Luxurious fixtures and finishes top off the barn-like building including a self-rusting exterior envelope.
Davis Constructors & Engineers, Inc.
6591 A Street, Suite #300, Anchorage, AK 99518
If you’ve ever been to Anchorage, it’s likely that you’ve seen a project completed by Davis Constructors & Engineers. During its four-decade run, the firm has completed over 300 projects totaling almost $2.25 billion throughout Alaska. The firm has provided school construction—both urban and rural— special housing projects, hotel construction, retail stores, and multi-story office buildings. It has also completed work for highly specialized aerospace facilities, cold storage facilities, and hospitals.
One example of the firm’s work on a retail project is the Regal Cinemas Tikahtnu Stadium 16 and IMAX. The new 16-screen theater boasts Alaska’s first IMAX theater, complete with a screen that measures more than 70 feet wide. This 72,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art theater complex features all-digital projection, RealD 3D capability, and two party rooms. More than 3,000 people can attend the new theater at once and enjoy the stadium seating and high-back rocking chairs with cup holder armrests that fold up for friendly seating between two.
Roger Hickel Contracting, Inc.
11001 Calaska Circle, Anchorage, AK 99515
Since its establishment in 1995, Roger Hickel Contracting has completed over 405 large projects on time and with no claims or arbitration proceedings arising out of the performance of their work. The firm understands that Alaska has unique climate conditions, and has adapted to those conditions. The firm has also adapted to the short building season by instituting accelerated scheduling and special construction methods.
Examples of the firm’s work include the Walgreens Dimond and Creekside stores. Built concurrently in 2009, the two Walgreens stores were completed by RHC and the owner’s representative and design team within a quick nine months. The Dimond store in West Anchorage and the Creekside store in East Anchorage consisted of a 15,000 CMU block structure. For both projects, RHC performed all of the site work and concrete.
2820 Commercial Drive, Anchorage, AK 99501
Having been in the business for 30 years, Criterion General is a full-service general construction company that specializes in design-build projects. It has a track record of successful projects throughout the State of Alaska. Since 1992, Criterion General has manufactured and installed contemporary cabinetry and countertops for its clients. The firm’s highly qualified staff has developed close relationships with the best subcontractors.
The common goal of the owner, architect, engineers, contractor, and suppliers is to execute the design, fulfilling the owner’s requirements and doing so within budget. Criterion’s services also include living spaces and parking spaces. It has also been accredited by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and its work meets the organization’s standards.
The Kuukpik office building is a testament to the firm’s capabilities. This six-story, 59,000 square foot, structural steel moment frame core & shell building houses a 12,000-square-foot covered parking area, a nicely landscaped site with heated sidewalks, high-performance energy-efficient exterior glass, exterior decorative metal perforated panels, terracotta wall panels, two elevators, and energy efficient mechanical and electric systems.
360 Construction & Design
3330 C Street, Suite #100, Anchorage, AK 99503
360 Construction & Design is an innovative and client-focused company that takes a full-scale and hands-on approach to luxury home remodeling and custom home construction. Scott Allen, the general manager and one of the firm’s founders, leads the firm’s everyday operations.
The company is celebrated for its excellence in construction, design, and remodeling, but it’s also recognized for its focus on customer satisfaction. The firm’s customer reviews highlight its ability to deliver stunning residential spaces to a highly-demanding market. In addition to helping project owners make informed decisions about the materials, layout, and design elements of the build, the firm offers an extensive design-build delivery method. Its staff is composed of in-house carpenters, craftspeople, and kitchen and bathroom designers. Many of the firm’s remodeling and construction projects come from repeat business and client referrals.
The company’s two decades of design and construction practice have produced quite a bit of award-winning work. During its early years, the firm caught the attention of the industry’s biggest entities: it was among Qualified Remodelers’ Top 500 Contractors and it also won state-wide best kitchen design awards in recent years. NAHB, NKBA, and HBA Alaska have included the firm among the industry’s most commended companies that serve the residential as well as the commercial sectors.
118 E International Road, Anchorage, AK 99518
Alborn Construction is a general contracting company that has been serving Alaskan clients since 2001. The family-owned and operated firm has completed a wide array of projects from Anchorage to Juneau, and it has worked with both government agencies and private property owners. When it comes to its portfolio, Alborn Construction has completed commercial projects, including tenant improvements and building modifications to major exterior upgrades and structural work.
Alborn Construction understands that the kitchen is the busiest place in a home. They make kitchens a more enjoyable space for homeowners—they do so by providing a new style or adding valuable kitchen upgrades. The company offers free estimates, as well as consultation and design development services. Their knowledgeable staff is ready to assist clients throughout the entire construction process and is always available to offer additional assistance.
The firm is a member of the Associated General Contractors of America. For over two decades, Alborn Construction has helped homeowners living in Anchorage and surrounding areas. As a member of the Better Business Bureau, they are dedicated to customer satisfaction. They provide only the best services within budget and the allotted time frame. Clients appreciate their professional, friendly approach, which is why this family-owned company remains one of the top contractors in the area.
7133 Arctic Boulevard, Suite #3, Anchorage, AK 99518
Established in 1997, Grayling Construction is a Lead EPA Certified Firm dedicated to green builds. They apply sustainable practices and methods throughout their design and construction processes. Their wide array of services includes material selection, architectural design, and interior space planning. Their design services are applied to kitchen, bathroom, and whole house remodels. The company also offers roofing and deck construction and home structural repair services.
Cody Lee and Stacey Dean—Grayling’s principals—have been building and remodeling impressive homes for over 20 years. Backed by their impressive team, they create spaces that are beautiful and enhance the homeowner’s lifestyle. Grayling creates sunrooms that let homeowners bask in the sunlight all year round.
Grayling Construction focuses on home remodels and home additions. Their dedicated team was named Anchorage Home Builders Association Builder of the Year in 2012, and Anchorage Home Builders Association’s Golden Hammer Best Remodel of 2014 for the home they featured in the 2014 Parade of Remodeled Homes. They are also a certified NAHB’s Graduate Remodeler and a Certified Green Professional: they use green and sustainable materials to build a cost and energy-efficient home.
1900 W Northern Lights Boulevard, Suite #200, Anchorage, AK 99517
Spinell Homes is a family owned and operated home building company that builds homes throughout Southcentral Alaska. Established in the1980s, the company has built more than 3,000 homes across the state, making it one of the largest homebuilders in Alaska. With his entire family involved in the business, Spinell Homes has become known for their commitment to building homes that are aesthetically outstanding as well as secure and energy-efficient.
The company has won the Best Home Builder award from Anchorage Daily News for three consecutive years. Spinell Homes has received the coveted Gold Hammer Award presented by the Anchorage Home Builders Association.
One of the company’s celebrated projects is a Craftsman-style home featuring unique walnut accents. It has five bedrooms, five baths, and was designed to fit every family member’s lifestyle.
8535 Dimond D Circle, Suite A, Anchorage, AK 99515
Taylored Restoration is a time-tested company; they survived the early 80s recession and they continue to weather Alaskan adversity. Their experience will help your home deal with the complex subarctic climate and do so with style and grace. They offer home remodeling, but they’re also able to handle quick repairs and can rapidly respond to the damage caused by floods, high winds, and vandalism.
Taylored Restoration makes it a point that every new construction will match the existing structure of the house. The subtle, yet exquisite kitchen remodel in the picture below is an example. Cupboards were removed to expand the ceiling, creating more open space. Meanwhile, the cabinets were refurbished, and a spacious countertop was installed to achieve this modern, sleek result. This kitchen is a place where family and friends can have a lively conversation as they prepare to sit down for the evening meal.