Indianapolis—Indiana’s capital and most populous city—is known as many things, including “Naptown,” “The Crossroads of America,” and “The Hoosier Capital.” Its strategic location in the heart of the state enables it to be the Midwest’s industrial, commercial, and transportation hub. Investing in the city, whether for business or pleasure, has been a fantastic opportunity for years. Initially a laid-back city, Indianapolis has gradually grown into the thriving metropolis that it is today. With the world’s largest children’s museum, the Indianapolis Zoo, and world-class sporting events, the city continues to bring in large numbers of visitors and residents.

In this article, we list 10 of the best construction companies working in Indianapolis, Indiana. With deep roots in the city, these firms have extensive experience understanding the environment, styles, and preferences of their clients. Their services include a wide range of projects, everything from commercial work to residential construction. These firms were chosen for their professionalism, craftsmanship, and superior customer service. Throughout their years of serving the area, they have received numerous awards and recognitions, and they have seen their work featured in prominent publications.

Powers & Sons Construction Company

2502 Roosevelt Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46218

Powers & Sons Construction Company was founded in 1967. It is a family-owned firm specializing in general contracting, construction management, and design-build services. It has a wide variety of specializations which includes industrial, commercial, mixed-use residential, higher education, health care, offices, cultural, and public work. With the firm under the leadership of third-generation builder Mamon Powers, Jr. the firm has an extensive history in the city, which clients may find advantageous for their projects. The firm has developed methodologies and practices that allow it to complete projects on time and within budget. The firm fosters a collaborative environment with clients to ensure that each goal and objective is met in the most efficient, effective manner possible. 

Since its inception, the company has completed over a billion dollars in projects. It is also one of the country’s largest minority-owned businesses. Its three established offices in Indianapolis and Illinois allow the firm a wider reach and a wider variety of projects to oversee. Its team consists of professional engineers, registered architects, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professionals, and LEED Green Associates. The firm is recognized by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). It won the Half Century Business Award in 2021. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Library Association also awarded the firm among the three recipients of the AIA/ALA 2020 Library Building Award.

Capitol Construction Services, Inc.

11051 Village Square Lane, Fishers, IN 46038

Capitol Construction Services is one of the most established firms in the area with over two decades of experience and over 10,000 projects completed across the country. It provides tenant improvement, new construction, restaurants, and specialty project services. The firm places a high value on developing relationships with its clients. It guides them through the building process and prioritizes deadlines and budgets.  Its team’s hands-on construction experience enables the firm to open communication about the project’s progress, as well as find efficient solutions should any problems arise. 

Jon Robinsons, the firm’s president and founder, oversees all project operations and also serves as project manager. He earned a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Kansas. His involvement in each project enables him to provide clients with expert knowledge while also being attentive to his team to ensure that projects are completed with quality. Licensed in 47 states, the firm has the expertise and a portfolio that stretches from the east to the west coast. More than 500 subcontractors and thousands of clients have placed their trust in the firm.

Boaz Construction

4201 Millersville Road, #200, Indianapolis, IN 46205

Boaz Construction provides general contracting, construction management, design-build, and self-performance services. It specializes in commercial, luxury residential, hospitality, and custom cabinetry construction.  Its years of experience in the industry enable it to provide extensive capabilities in all aspects of construction, staying fully engaged in each project to ensure quality delivery and putting the client’s best interests first. It places a high value on communication and collaboration among all those involved in the construction process. With expert craftsmanship and attention to detail, the firm’s portfolio includes projects designed with elegance and luxury. The firm’s work has been published in Indy Star, INC Magazine, and The Indianapolis Business Journal.

The firm was tasked with constructing Garden Table’s second location on Mass Avenue in the project featured above. The space is located in one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods and was once a department store in the early twentieth century. The firm installed a new kitchen, carriage house doors, a live moss wall, vintage copper ship light pendants, painted cement tile, and custom Ash table tops. All these were installed after the firm collaborated with the client on the design and the look they wanted. The firm enhanced the kitchen utilizing the “bulletproof” method. This method employs the use of products that do not absorb water, are mold resistant, and are strong enough to withstand the heavy use of commercial kitchens.

BAF Construction

6084 Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Based out of Indianapolis, BAF Construction is a family-owned commercial construction and remodeling company established in 1997. The firm approaches each project holistically and with a great deal of emphasis on collaboration and communication. The firm’s process enables it to work with all parties involved in the construction and ensure that each project is completed with the client’s vision in mind. The firm works for creative and practical solutions that maximize clients’ investments with the latest technologies and quality materials. Since its inception, the firm has consistently grown. Starting off with $75,000 in revenue, it now generates more than $5,000,000 in revenue.

Barb Flemming is the firm’s founder and president. Her leadership abilities and commitment to each project are the reasons for the firm’s ongoing success. Her high regard for the relationships she and her firm have built with clients and partners is behind the consistent growth of the firm. Her background as a self-made businesswoman gives her a solid foundation for working to achieve excellence in all areas of the firm. The Indianapolis Business Journal featured her in its Women of Influence section in 2018. Her company is also a City of Indianapolis certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE).

Alderson Commercial Group

425 W South Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Alderson Commercial Group has over 25 years of experience in the industry. It provides general contracting, design-build, and construction management services. The firm’s specializations include new construction, tenant improvements, and professional offices, as well as dental and medical spaces. Working with clients and building relationships is an integral part of the firm’s process. The firm strives to discuss and understand the client’s goals; as a result, the project reflects their needs and expectations.

The firm benefits from CEO and co-founder Tony Alderson’s background in sales, finance, design, and management. Under his leadership, the firm offers an insightful process that results in a positive client experience and successful project outcomes. The firm’s dedication to its clients extends to the community it serves. Over the years, it has worked with foundations and organizations to support charitable causes and community fundraising events.

Worthington Design & Remodeling 

5912 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46220

Worthington Design and Remodeling has grown from a small repair company to a full design-build firm since its inception in 2003. The firm’s fully integrated process allows for more efficient project delivery with its team of skilled professionals. The Indiana-based firm works with clients every step of the way, aiming to guide them through the entire process. Over the past two decades, the firm has established itself as one of the most trusted firms working in Indianapolis. The firm recently received GuildQuality’s 2022 Guildmaster Award. Its work has also appeared in Qualified Remodeler, Architect Magazine, and Indianapolis Business Journal. 

The firm was tasked with remodeling an entire house in the historic Crow’s Nest neighborhood. The firm modernized several rooms while retaining the interior’s midcentury style. New alder wood cabinetry and white quartz countertops were installed in the kitchen. In the bathroom, a custom wood wall was installed; the floor plan was updated to include a shower, a soaking tub, and a master closet. The project also featured new walnut mantle accents across the stonework on the wall that houses the fireplace in the living room.

Corinthian Fine Homes

2121 E 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46220

With a team that has a combined experience of over 165 years, Corinthian Fine Homes is a premier remodeling firm that provides clients with exceptional services and on schedule project delivery. It sees a great design as something that fits perfectly with the client—something that just feels right. The company values collaboration with homeowners, designers, and contractors. It makes it a high priority to integrate every little detail into the design while also maximizing the functionality and beauty of the client’s vision. Thanks to its excellent craftsmanship, the firm has received multiple national and regional Chrysalis Awards in various categories over the years, as well as the 2019 Master Design Award for Universal Design category from Qualified Remodeler.

The firm offers a wide range of services to its clients, including kitchen and bathroom remodeling, whole-house renovation, and sustainable designs. Leading the firm is Rob Froehlich. Rob has over 40 years of experience in the residential construction industry and has received numerous awards with his firm over the years. He is a Graduate Master Builder, a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), and a Certified Green Professional with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

Lifestyle Group

6230 Southeastern Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46203

Lifestyle Group, based in Indianapolis, has provided design-build and residential remodeling services for over 23 years. Its extensive knowledge of residential construction has enabled the firm to form relationships with its clients, and those clients have provided numerous glowing testimonials. Its process offers clients a comprehensive service that aims to identify the best designs while also finding cost-effective project solutions. This process is complemented by a professional team, a fully equipped showroom, and a user-friendly communication system that enhances the experience and allows for precise and efficient project delivery.

As the name implies, the firm works on its projects to improve its clients’ lifestyles. It has a wide range of experience in the style and environment of the area, having provided services in the city as well as surrounding counties of Central Indiana. Its local projects have earned it numerous awards, including the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI) 2011 Builder of the Year, the BAGI Remodelers Council 2014 Remodeler of the Year, and a place in Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50. The company is rated A+ by Better Business Bureau, and it is an NAHB Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS).

Gettum Associates

4984 W Smith Valley Road, Greenwood, IN 46142

Gettum Associates is a design-build and remodeling contractor in Greenwood that specializes in kitchen and bathroom, sunroom, home additions, decks, and porches. It also offers custom cabinetry and exterior remodeling. Since 1987, the firm has provided a service that works with clients throughout the entire construction process, regardless of the project’s size or complexity. The firm collaborates with clients using an in-house team of experts, bringing craftsmanship and consistency to its projects. Thanks to this process, clients have left numerous reviews praising the firm’s professionalism and work quality. 

Throughout its more than 30 years of experience, the firm has become a member of industry-leading associations such as the NAHB, the NARI, the BAGI, and GuildQuality. Leading the firm is its namesake and CEO Philip Gettum CGR, CAPS. He is also a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB). He has a deep-rooted experience in the industry serving as past Chairman of the Buildings Codes Committee for the State of Indiana and for the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis. He initially worked with his uncle’s home-building business before establishing his own firm, which eventually expanded from new construction to remodeling.

Steve Gray Renovations

7111 Fremont Court, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Steve Gray Renovations began with a small light bulb that Steve Gray installed as a child in his family’s laundry room. This eye-opening experience fueled his desire to improve living spaces. In 2005, he established his firm. It now provides interior and exterior renovations in Indianapolis. Thanks to Steve and his team, the firm fosters a collaborative environment where clients feel listened to, the project is precisely managed, and solutions to challenges that inevitably arise are efficiently found. The firm’s focus on detail and open communication enable greater productivity and accuracy on each project.

With a firm that values its clients and a service that extends even after the home is completed, the firm has become one of the area’s leading firms. Clients can also rely on the video gallery featured on its site for an in-depth examination of its process as well as a showcase of completed and ongoing projects. You can find the firm’s work in the pages of Indiana Business Journal, Dwell, and Sophisticated Living.