Known for its warm and sunny weather throughout most of the year, Scottsdale is generally regarded as an excellent place to live, particularly for young families. It has an abundance of safe suburban areas, good schools, and is noted for its low crime rate. Because of its location between mountains and beach areas, nature lovers are in for a treat. Its neighborhoods are also a great reflection of the ideal climate and perfect outdoor living areas. Homeowners have a variety of locations to choose from depending on their lifestyle. This list compiles ten of the best construction companies in the area behind some of Scottsdale’s best homes, remodels, and even commercial enterprises. They were chosen based not only on merit but also on their previous projects and experiences.
LGE Design Build
1200 N 52nd, St. Phoenix, AZ 85008
LGE Design Build, located in Phoenix and Dallas, is a full-service, commercial general contractor with architecture and construction offerings under one roof.
For nearly three decades, LGE has streamlined the design and construction process on over 1,200 projects, totaling more than 28 million square feet. Their true design-build model allows them to produce innovative, functional, attractive, and cost-efficient buildings tailored toward their clients’ needs. LGE is an award-winning firm that specializes in industrial, office, retail/hospitality, mixed-use, education, medical, and adaptive reuse/TI design builds.
4511 East Kerby Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85040
Established in 1925, W.E. O’Neil is an award-winning and nationally-ranked construction firm that operates out of its headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. The firm is known for its use of the best technology, including Building Information Modeling or 3D modeling, and a transparent approach to preconstruction collaborative management. By prioritizing sustainability, it crafts highly efficient and environmentally-friendly spaces. It achieves this through employing eighty full-time LEED-accredited professionals who have worked on over four million square feet of LEED projects. W.E. O’Neil Construction has been in Arizona for over 40 years and is one of the Top 100 general contractors in the United States, according to Engineering News-Record.
The showcased project above was completed within a 15-month timeframe and was finished in collaboration with the professionals at Morris Architects. The project provides comfort, care, and active living to the elderly and spans around 100,845 square feet. Its scope includes 134 units featuring studio or one-bedroom floorplans with a kitchen and dining area. It also has offices, a fitness center, and a wellness room.
2415 E. Camelback Rd. Suite #150, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Jokake Construction provides a full range of services and specializes in office, healthcare, education, retail, and industrial build-outs. The firm collaborates only with the area’s best and leading designers and subcontractors, resulting in timeless and classic work. It is noted for its innovative solutions, as well as its adherence to the highest standards. The Jokake team credits its success to combined years of experience in the industry and its method, which gives clients the expertise of a large contractor but with a more personal approach. The firm also puts forth additional efforts in terms of safety procedures amidst the ongoing pandemic.
The impressive project above is located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale and features over 45,000 square feet of live art. For this, the firm’s team had to work strictly on schedule schedule to transform this former corporate office into an art gallery. Some of its tasks include demolition, electrical work, mechanical details, and extensive coordination. This project was distinguished with the IIDA Southwest Design Award.
The Weitz Company
2111 E. Highland Ave. Suite #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Weitz is a full-service construction company that specializes in commercial and industrial spaces. The firm is an expert in the design-build approach and follows its own comprehensive method throughout the entire process. Established in 1855, the firm is the oldest commercial general contractor found on the west side of the Mississippi River. Every year, it’s ranked quite high in some of the country’s most important industry publications, including the Engineering News-Record. The firm has a stellar portfolio and the reputation to go with it. The firm provides projects in the federal, aviation, senior living, office, tenant improvement, and retail space sectors.
Featured above is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. Located in North Scottsdale, this project is a new ground-up multifamily project. It spans over five stories and includes a six-level precast parking structure which has 270 stalls. It seamlessly connects to the area’s surrounding retail, restaurants, and office buildings.
2355 E Camelback Rd. Suite #800, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial builder best known for its healthcare, retail, hospitality, higher education, industrial, and office work. The firm primarily utilizes a design-build approach and works closely with its clients, architects, and subcontractors to ensure that each project stays on track and adheres to the budget. All clients are guaranteed a one-year warranty, which comes with an eleven-month walkthrough to better identify possible problems that may arise before the warranty expires.
With sixty-six years of experience, the firm has amassed positive rankings and awards. The firm was recently recognized by Engineering News-Record as the forty-fourth largest contractor in the United States. Layton Construction also holds the distinction of being the fourth largest healthcare contractor and twenty-eighth largest hospitality contractor in the country, according to Modern Healthcare and Building Design & Construction Giants 300, respectively. Featured above is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. Located in Scottsdale, this space spans over 100,000 square feet. It includes a ton of meeting spaces, in addition to 7,600 square feet of open-air courtyards. The project also has extensive green-building features, a large on-site gym, and natural saline swimming pools.
14746 N. 78th Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Founded nearly four decades ago, Cullum Homes is an award-winning luxury custom home builder and remodeler best known for its excellent and complete range of services. It has had the privilege of working in some of the Valley’s best and most prestigious neighborhoods. Its handpicked in-house team of architects, project managers, construction managers, artisans, and selections team commit themselves to a higher standard in adherence to the firm’s principles. Cullum Homes extend its services throughout the northeast greater Phoenix area, including Scottsdale and Paradise Valley. It takes pride in the multitude of recognition it has received throughout the years. Most recently, it was named by NAHB as its National Custom Home Builder of the Year for 2018. It has also been featured in So Scottsdale, Luxe Interiors + Design, and Phoenix Home & Garden.
The firm is best known for its love for modern and contemporary themes. Its work is often distinguished for its theme of recurring lines and floor-to-ceiling windows. It is also fond of concrete exteriors and custom fixtures.
6607 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite H-100, Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Camelot Homes is an award-winning firm with over five decades of industry experience. Unlike most of the builders and remodelers in its area, the firm is a native Arizona builder, now in its third generation of builders. Aside from its luxurious custom modern homes, the firm is also known for its desirable communities. These neighborhoods adhere to particular themes set for them and best showcase the firm’s excellent command of a variety of architectural styles. Its modern work, however, may best be seen in its portfolio for the “Adero Villas.” In this particular community, the firm often works on homes with large patios complete with spectacular mountain views, beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces, and spacious rooms.
Camelot has been recognized for excellence numerous times. Its most notable accolades include Builder of the Year from the Home Building Association (HBA) of Central Arizona and several Gold Nugget Awards in various categories including Home of the Year. The firm also maintains affiliations with organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and it has also been featured in magazines like Ranking Arizona.
Argue Custom Homes
14666 N 74th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Argue Custom Homes draws inspiration from over two decades of industry experience and extends its work throughout Scottsdale. It is the product of the vision of its founder and president, Tom Argue. He holds a degree from the University of Arizona and has an extensive background in the commercial and environmental construction industry. Under his leadership, the firm has won countless industry awards and has worked on nearly 200 homes that structurally and conceptually last the test of time. Some of its accolades include distinctions from the National Association of Home Builders. Its work has also been featured in publications like Phoenix Business Journal, Phoenix Home & Garden, and Luxe Interior Magazine.
The chosen project above is an excellent example of its contemporary work. This project offers its owners beautiful views of the Paradise Valley landscape. For this, the firm’s team opted for textual materials, clean lines, and clean finishes.
Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes
8910 E. Raintree Dr. Suite #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Calvis Wyant Luxury Homes has been extending its services throughout Scottsdale since the ‘80s. It is regarded for its luxury home services and comprehensive fields of expertise. The company makes use of a highly collaborative process, which ensures that the visions and needs of its clients are well met throughout the duration of design and construction. The firm is also highly regarded for its excellent design-build approach. This means that it can keep the entire project in-house and lessens the challenge for homeowners in terms of having to look for additional subcontractors.
Showcased above is one of the firm’s most impressive residential projects. For this, its team opted for vaulted ceilings and wood finishes. Some other great details include its excellent patterned and textured backsplashes and large custom island that also serves as a breakfast bar.
4105 N 20th St. Suite #210, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Homework Remodels extends its services throughout the greater Phoenix area and offers its clients a complete range of award-winning design and construction services. Some of the firm’s most impressive distinctions include accolades from vital organizations like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). It has also been featured in publications like Ranking Arizona. The firm has been in business since 2005 and has secured a solid reputation as among the area’s leading remodeling companies. Showcased here is one of the firm’s most impressive projects.
Located in Scottsdale, this project won 2016 Best of Show Award from the Greater Phoenix’s chapter of NARI. Labeled in its portfolio as the “Gainey Ranch,” this kitchen features plenty of storage space, a new custom island, and a Sub-Zero Wolf refrigeration unit. Some other details include its stunning marble backsplash, which was imported from France.