Texas is the second largest state in the United States with approximately 268,596 square miles of land. With this expansive land, it only makes sense that there is constant construction in the state — everything from private homes to commercial spaces. When it comes to building these developments, it’s important to work with reputable construction firms that can offer quality services and efficient solutions. On the list below you’ll find some of the best construction companies working in Texas for both homeowners and business owners.
McCarthy Building Companies
3800 Buffalo Speedway, Suite #250, Houston, TX 77098
McCarthy Building Companies has been in the industry for over 159 years and is one of the oldest American construction companies. The firm has several offices throughout the country and is well-regarded for exceeding client expectations and producing high-quality projects within budget.
The president of the southern region offices is Bryan Kuster—he graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in construction management. Kuster is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a U.S. Green Building Council member, and an associate of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).
McCarthy Building Companies has received numerous awards, the most recent being Best Project for Speciality Construction and Best Project for Cultural or Worship from Engineering News-Record (ENR) Texas in 2021. In 2020, the firm was recognized with the Safety Award and Best Green Project from ENR Texas and Louisiana. The firm has also been featured in publications such as The Architect’s Newspaper, Dive Magazine, and Constructor Magazine.
One of the notable projects by McCarthy Building Companies is located at 1920 McKinney Avenue in Dallas. It is a 14-story commercial building with 150,000 square feet of space. The project includes an office space, a parking garage, a retail area, and restaurants.
429 N St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Established in 1983, Clayton Korte maintains offices in Austin and San Antonio. The firm provides expertise in hospitality, winery, ranch, and residential projects. On every project, the firm focuses on the overall experience of the space from the walls to the choice of furniture. Clayton Korte is staffed by talented architects and designers, and they come up with a visualization of the project to get a better understanding of each client’s needs and wants.
The principals of the firm are Paul Clayton and Brian Korte. Clayton is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED AP; Korte is also an FAIA and a recipient of national, state, and local AIA design awards.
In 2022, the firm won a number of awards, including the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Small Project Award for the Hill Country Wine Cave, The Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, and the Texas Society of Architects Design Award for the Kingsbury Commons at Pease Park. The firm has also been mentioned in publications such as Texas Architect, San Antonio Express-News, and New Atlas.
This mid-century office in Austin is one of the well-known projects by Clayton Korte. The project is called Design Office and is situated on North Lamar Boulevard. The steel-framed and brick-infill building was originally constructed in 1963 and offers about 10,000 square feet of space.
The Beck Group
1108 Lavaca Suite, #520, Austin, TX 78701
The Beck Group has been providing quality craftsmanship since 1912 by integrating architecture, construction, technology, and sustainability in every design-build. The firm’s award-winning approach to architecture and construction provides swift project delivery to clients. The Beck Group has offices across the continent, including offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Fort Worth, Mexico City, and Tampa.
The firm’s Managing Director and Regional Director in Austin is Matt Williamson; he obtained a degree in building construction from Texas A&M University. He is a LEED AP and a member of the Greater Austin Economic Development Corporate Board.
The Beck Group previously received the Outstanding Construction Award from the Associated General Contractors of America Texas in 2022. The year before that, the firm was recognized as a US Best Managed Company. On top of that, the firm won the Hospitality Design Award and the AIA Fort Worth Merit Design Award. The Beck Group has also been included in publications like Texas CEO Magazine, Fort Worth Business Press, and Dallas Morning News.
A well-known project by The Beck Group is called Crescent McKinney and Olive. The one-of-a-kind structure offers 570,000 square feet of space with an outdoor landscaped garden, a fitness center, a conference center, retail space, and a one-acre piazza. The interior of the building has 10-foot ceilings and an advanced security system.
311 Third Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Lake Flato was established in 1984 and has always worked with local materials and talented local craftsmen. For more than 39 years, the firm has worked on projects that stand the test of time by ensuring the design quality and considering the location, family, and building. The firm was co-founded by Ted Flato, FAIA, and David Lake, FAIA.
Lake Flato has received numerous awards throughout the years, but more recently it won the AIA San Antonio Design Excellence Award, the Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award, and the WoodWorks Wood Design Award for Regional Excellence—all that in 2022. The firm has also been included in publications such as Aspire Design and Home, Architect Magazine, and Garden Design Magazine.
The Soto Building is one of the projects by Lake Flato—it is located in San Antonio. This six-story mixed-used development was built through sustainable practices and materials. The project includes a retail area, office space, and a parking area with an open courtyard.
Hill & Wilkinson
2703 Telecom Parkway, Suite #120, Richardson, TX 75082
Hill & Wilkinson has grown from a small business into a leading firm in the past 55 years. The firm offers a variety of services — from maintenance projects to design-build. The firm is well-known for its transparency, delivering quality projects on time, and creating lasting relationships with clients. The CEO of the firm is Paul Driscoll—Phil graduated from North Dakota State University. The firm’s COO is Mike Oswald, who graduated from Northern Michigan University and is a member of the TEXO Board of Directors.
In 2022, the firm won the Distinguished Building Award of Merit granted by TEXO. Then, in 2021, it received the Building Branch Outstanding Construction Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Texas. Hill & Wilkinson has also been featured in Architect Magazine, Building Design + Construction, and The Business Journals.
The Realm at Castle Hills is a great example of what Hill & Wilkinson can do. This nine-story office building has a four-level precast elevated garage, an entry courtyard with landscaping, and water features. The project has about 270,000 square feet of space and is located in Lewisville.
Katz Builders Inc.
5180 Hwy 290 WB, Bldg 1, Unit 150, Austin, TX 78735
Some of the finest homes and well-known buildings were by Katz Builders. The firm has been offering its outstanding services since 1984. The firm is led by Joel B. Katz who has been recognized for prioritizing sustainability and his high-performing construction. Katz is a Graduate Master Builder and a Certified Green Professional.
Thanks to Katz’s leadership, the firm received a number of awards in 2021, including the Excellence in Customer Satisfaction from Pulse of the City and the National Award for Residential Specialty Area over $300,000 from the Chrysalis Awards.
This custom-built home in Barton Creek, Austin is a good example of a Katz Builders project. The expansive two-story home features a traditional style with slate tile roof, stone, and stucco exterior. There’s a covered patio featuring a fire pit, outdoor dining, pool bath, hot tub, and lounge area.
402 Corral Lane, Austin, TX 78745
In 1957, Clarence and Stella Guerrero started Clarence Guerrero and Sons (CG&S) as a family-owned construction firm. For more than 66 years, the firm has worked on hundreds of projects and has perfected the right design-build approach.
CG&S received the Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award for Residential Bath in the $50,001 to $75,000 category from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 2017. In the previous year, the firm was given the National CotY Award for Residential Addition and the Regional CotY Award for an Entire House in the $250,000 to $500,000 category. The firm has also seen its work on the pages of The Business Journals, The Austin American-Statesman, and Austin Monthly.
A notable project by CG&S Design is the Westlake Downtown View; it is located in Fort Worth. The house remodel transformed the original space, giving it a cleaner, more contemporary look that could highlight the client’s art collection. A highlight of the remodel was the master suite with a bathroom and closet.
Legal Eagle Contractors
5008 Locust Street, Bellaire, TX 77401
Legal Eagle Contractors has been in the industry for more than 50 years. It has grown into an award-winning full-service remodeling firm that serves clients in Southwest Houston. The firm specializes in design and construction services such as complete additions, small improvements, maintenance, and repairs.
The owner and president of the firm is Dan Bawden, who finished a degree in psychology and biology from Baylor University. He also obtained a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Baylor University School of Law. Bawden is a Graphical Model Builder (GMB), a Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR), and a Certified Green Professional.
Through Bawden’s leadership, Legal Eagle Contractors has received a number of different awards, including the Houston Remodeler of the Year from the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) and the Award for Excellence from Better Business Bureau. The firm’s work has been published in House Digest, Better Homes and Gardens, and The Motley Fool.
Take a look at this bathroom project in Wynden Oaks, Houston, completed in 2022. The bathroom is Aging-in=Place certified, as seen through the open shower area with a corner seat and handles.
Realty Restoration, LLC
8410 Anderson Mill Road, Austin, TX 78729
Realty Restoration is a well-known award-winning remodeling firm with expertise in design-builds. The firm is based in Austin and has exceeded the expectations of its clients throughout the Greater Central Texas region. The firm is owned by David Davison, a Master Certified Remodeler and a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler.
In 2020, the firm was recognized as CotY Regional Winner for Residential Kitchen Over $150,000, Residential Bath Under $25,000, and Universal Design Bath. Additionally, the firm has been featured in the Austin NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes and Austin Monthly Magazine.
One of the well-known projects by the firm is a kitchen remodel in Sandcastle Drive, Spicewood. The original kitchen was dark and had limited space. The new homeowners want to convert the kitchen into a bright and elegant space for entertaining and enjoying the view of the Texas Hill Country.
1207 Bingham Street, Houston, TX 77007
Established in 1992, Greymark Construction is a woman-owned and operated remodeling design-build firm. The firm is driven to create lasting designs that will make clients feel at home. The firm’s owner and president is Kelly Kirk, who finished a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in accounting from Southern Methodist University.
The firm has received numerous awards including the Good Brick Awards by Preservation Houston, as well as Best Bathroom $50,000 to $85,000, and Best Historically Sensitive Renovation from the GHBA PRISM Awards, all in 2022. More than that, Greymark Construction has been featured in Houston Chronicle, Houstonia, and Metropolitan Builder.
This whole house remodel in Timbergrove, Houston is a great example of Greymark Construction’s work. A highlight is the kitchen—it includes dark hardwood floors, a spacious island, hanging ceiling lights, and stainless steel appliances.