Pennsylvania is a state full of history and natural beauty, from the bustling cities of the eastern seaboard to the rolling hills of the Appalachians. Known also for its rich industrial heritage and thriving agricultural economy, Pennsylvania is a state that offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a place to raise a family, start a business, or retire, you will find it in Pennsylvania.

If you want to build a commercial or residential space in Pennsylvania, the list below features the leading construction companies to consider. Our team handpicked these firms based on their extensive portfolios, strong backgrounds, impressive awards, industry affiliations, and numerous press features.


Clemens Construction Company, Inc.

1435 Walnut St., Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Clemens Construction Company, launched in 1979, is a renowned commercial general contractor based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As the firm is known for its experience with complex urban infill construction and its inventive problem solving, the firm’s customers team up with Clemens because they know they can rely on the team to bring the highest quality work and meet the highest workplace safety standards.

 

Taking the lead as the company’s current president is Stephen Pouppirt, who holds an architecture degree in environmental design from The University of Kansas. Under his supervision, Clemens prioritizes its relationships with clients and subcontractors, and much of the firm’s success is due to this disciplined and collaborative approach to construction management. This approach has also earned the firm many honors, including the 2020 Best Retail Project from the General Building Contractors Association, the 2019 Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Philadelphia, and the 2019 Grand Jury Award from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. The first of these was awarded to the firm for its work on City Winery, while the second and third were awarded to the firm for its work on the Hale Building.


Gilbane Building Company

1200 Intrepid Ave., Suite 405, Philadelphia, PA 19112

Gilbane Building Company, founded in 1870, offers facilities management and global integrated construction services. The specialties that it uses on such projects range from sustainable building to cutting-edge construction technology. Because of its 150 years in the industry, the firm’s clients can rely on the business to provide safe, high-quality projects that will stand the test of time. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, the firm has more than 50 offices in the United States and worldwide, including in Japan, Afghanistan, Ireland, and the United Arab Emirates.

The firm constantly strives to improve through community participation, sustainable business methods, and uncompromising integrity. It operates with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, which has helped earn it a reputation for excellence. The firm was also named as Crain’s Largest Construction Firm in New York for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017.


High Construction Company

1853 William Penn Wy., Lancaster, PA 17601

High Construction Company provides preconstruction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting services in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York. The studio was founded in 1931 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, under the name High Welding Company. It has since grown and expanded significantly, with a current portfolio that contains more than 10 million square feet of commercial, industrial, hospitality, retail, and multifamily properties.

Today, the firm proudly brings unsurpassed experience and expertise to its facility construction. Such dedication has earned the firm several awards, including the Associated Builders and Contractors Keystone 2020 Top Contractors for Excellence award, the 2019 Gold Level Award from the same organization, and the 2008 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award from the National Safety Council.


Massaro Corporation

120 Delta Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15238

Massaro Corporation is a family-owned firm that offers a wide range of services, including pre-construction and construction phase services, agency construction management, and emergency response work. The firm has provided its clients with unparalleled quality in general contracting services and has fostered enduring relationships with clients based on the pillars of trust, integrity, and dedication to every project. 

Since its launch, the studio has received numerous awards from several different organizations. These include the 2021 Building Excellence Award for New Construction over $25 million from the Master Builders’ Association (MBA), the 2019 Outstanding Light Award from the Electric League of Western Pennsylvania, and the 2012 Building of Excellence Award in the Design-Build Category from the MBA. The company has also been certified by the MBA of Western Pennsylvania, the American Institute of Architects, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold.


Bittenbender Construction

5 N. Columbus Blvd., Pier 5, Philadelphia PA 19106

Bittenbender Construction is a general contractor and construction management firm specializing in projects in the academic, corporate, cultural, healthcare, green space, recreation, and retail sectors. Led by Emily Bittenbender, the company is a 100% woman-owned business. Along with being certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, the firm has affiliations with the General Building Contractors Association, The Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program.

As Bittenbender Construction embarks on its 20th year, the firm is in a growth position. It has developed its team to include additional like-minded, experienced individuals who continue its success through a strong dedication to the firm’s clients. In its expansion, the firm is also committed to diversity, which is reflected in its team in the office and in the field. The firm also continues to create collaborative environments with architects, engineers, and, most importantly, homeowners. 


Harth Builders

1021 N Bethlehem Pike, Spring House, PA 19477

Launched in 1996, Harth Builders is an award-winning, family-owned design-build remodeling company that serves clients throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area. It has an outstanding team of experienced employees and subcontractors who specialize in custom home construction, whole-house residential remodeling, kitchen and bath renovations, home additions, and more.

Harth Builders actively participates in all industry trade organizations to remain ahead of the curve, which allows the firm to utilize best practices that ensure customer satisfaction and quality renovations. All of its efforts are made possible by its seasoned team and the leadership of Greg Harth—a Certified Remodeler, Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist. Under his leadership, the company has appeared on the pages of BUILD Magazine, House & Home Magazine, Qualified Remodeler, NBC10 Philadelphia, and Philadelphia Magazine.


Hanson Fine Building

86 W Johnson St, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Established in 1986, Hanson Fine Building creates enduring structures —and enduring client relationships—throughout the Philadelphia region. The firm specializes in refined renovations, custom additions, sustainable new construction, and historic preservation for older homes and historic structures in Greater Philadelphia. It manages all construction phases, including demolition, concrete, masonry, mechanical systems, framing, and finish carpentry. This approach has resulted in a portfolio of projects that have been acknowledged for their artistry and preservation quality. The firm has received recognition from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Preservation Pennsylvania, the American Institute of Architects, Residential Architect, Remodeling Magazine, and the Urban Land Institute of Philadelphia.

 

The studio has worked on several renowned landmarks, including: Andalusia, the country estate of Nicholas Biddle; the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; Fort Mifflin, the historic Bartram’s Garden; several residences of Boathouse Row; and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.


Gehman Design Remodeling

355 Main St., Harleysville, PA 19438 

Gehman Design Remodeling is an award-winning remodeling firm in Harleysville, Pennsylvania that has served the Bucks and Montgomery Counties with its home addition services and its kitchen and bathroom remodeling services. Since its establishment in 1990, it has worked with the highest quality products and brands to help create spaces that homeowners are proud of. 

With over 30 years of background in the construction industry, Dennis Gehman leads the firm as co-founder and president. He is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association as well as a charter member of the Bucks-Mont National Association of the Remodeling Industry. Under his leadership, Gehman Design Remodeling has been awarded with multiple Regional Contractor of the Year Awards. Some of its works have also been featured in Suburban Life Magazine, House & Home Magazine, USA Today, and Umbrella Local Heroes.


Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc.

1979 Stout Dr., #1, Ivyland, PA 18974 

Rolf Schroeder General Contractors, Inc. is an award-winning construction firm that offers the design and building services needed to successfully manage and fulfill any remodeling project in Bucks County and Montgomery County. The firm’s team provides the knowledge and expertise to complete any home remodeling project, though it specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and custom home remodeling. Over the last 35 years, the firm has conducted its work based on the pillars of professionalism, integrity, commitment, and experience.

The firm’s current owner and president, Rolf Schroeder, attended Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, where he graduated from the carpentry program. Schroeder is a NARI Certified Remodeler, a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, and a Universal Design Certified Professional Remodeler. Under his leadership, the studio was recognized as the 2020 Regional Contractor of the Year Award Winner for a Residential Kitchen Remodel between $100,000 and $150,000. 

The firm is a proud member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, Remodelers Advantage, and the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. It is also a Lead-Safe Certified Firm under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


LBK Design Build

4814 York Rd., Doylestown, PA 18902

Established in 2014, LBK Design Build is a premier provider of services in design, additions, custom home building, and bathroom, kitchen, and basement remodeling. It delivers these services for clients in New Hope, Solebury, Newtown, Princeton, and surrounding areas. The studio’s president is Nick Kornea, who started as a carpenter’s apprentice at age 14. Under Nick’s watch, LBK is recognized by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, and the Better Business Bureau.

As a family-owned and operated business, LBK Design Build understands the importance of customer service and satisfaction. Its team walks each client through the entire remodeling process, from start to finish, and guarantees that they will be satisfied with the resulting craftsmanship and quality of work. The firm’s experienced bath and kitchen designers are sure to help homeowners visualize their dream, and its hard working installers will turn these dreams into a reality.

Author

  • 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