Being part of or owning a business can sometimes mean branching out to different cities to provide your services or products. Such ambitious projects include long to-do lists, including partnering with a trusted or reputable contracting firm to help you with the process. Whether that help is for site selection, renovation, or ground-up construction, multilocation projects require someone experienced to ensure the process runs smoothly. It is especially important to work with someone who not only knows how to execute your vision but also understands how to integrate that vision into the new location.

If you are a business owner looking to expand your reach to nearby cities or faraway states, we have put together this list of the best franchise general contractors in America. These firms have plenty of experience in the business, and they have worked with reputable brands spread across the country. With their ability to work across states with ease and expertise, they have what it takes to maintain your unique brand. 

If you are thinking about doing a construction project we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

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Rives Construction Company

5200 Grantswood Road, Irondale, AL 35210

Rives Construction Company has been working to provide quality services since its inception in 1930. The firm provides general contracting, design-build, and construction management-related services. Typically, these services are offered to the commercial, financial, automotive, healthcare, industrial, and adaptive reuse industries. The structures Rives Construction Company has worked on vary in size, scope, and location; several of them are franchise-type projects. In completing these projects, the firm has become known for being on time and staying within budget.

Rives Construction has partnered with Mercedes-Benz on a number of important projects. One is located in Nashville and borders Interstate 40. The store’s logo is at viewpoint visible from the interstate and the airport. The other branch is in Birmingham. This structure elevates the customer experience. There is a 65-foot car display tower, an interior waterfall, an exterior water feature, as well as the client’s trademark signage. The Birmingham branch was acknowledged by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) Excellence in Construction (Alabama Chapter) awards.


Unit Company

620 East Whitney Road, Anchorage, AK 99501

Unit Company is an Alaskan-owned company founded in 1977. Originally, the firm was meant to provide design-build services to Carr Gottstein Corporation; it has since grown into one of the largest general contractors working in Alaska. The firm now operates both on-and-off-the-road systems and works with public and private clients. The firm’s portfolio includes commercial, government, industrial, education, retail, institutional, healthcare, and housing projects.

Considering Unit Company was founded to do construction work for Carrs, and the firm has since completed several projects in a variety of locations for this client. Among them is the store located in Palmer, just across the street from an existing Carrs/Safeway store along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. This grocery store covers 65,000 square feet. Unit Company offered design-bid-build and new construction services for this project.


Layton Construction

2355 E Camelback Road, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85016

With offices in 11 cities, Layton Construction is in a position to serve 40 states across America. That impressive reach allows the firm to complete projects that require it to work in multiple locations. The firm maintains open communication with clients to create opportunities for better analysis and decision-making. Doing so makes it easier to ensure that projects adhere to a client’s vision, especially for multi-location structures. Layton Construction has worked on projects for the entertainment, arts, corrections, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, life sciences, manufacturing, multi-unit residential, office, retail, sports, and mission-critical industries.

Nike contracted Layton Construction to do tenant improvement work for factory stores in multiple locations. These stores are generally sized at about 12,000 to 17,000 square feet. For the Utah branch, Layton Construction also completed the building shell on top of providing tenant improvement services.


VCC Construction

1 Information Way, Suite 300, Little Rock, AR 72202

VCC Construction is a general contracting firm specializing in construction projects across a wide range of sectors. The firm’s clients work in the retail, multi-family, hospitality, office, healthcare, education, and entertainment industries. In providing service to its varied clientele, the firm leverages technology to ensure project updates are given in real-time. VCC Construction uses Endeavour as its construction management software to maximize project management. Doing so allows the firm to keep data in one location for easy access.

IKEA hire VCC Construction to work on stores in Sunrise, Atlanta, and Burbank. These new construction projects cover 470,000 square feet worth of retail space, parking, and associated site work. There are 50 room settings, three model home interiors, a restaurant, and a children’s play area.


Trainor Commercial Construction, Inc.

1925 Francisco Boulevard East, Suite 21, San Rafael, CA 94901

Trainor Commercial Construction (TCCI) provides construction, preconstruction, and construction management services to clients across different industries. The firm also has experience with retail tenant improvement work. It has completed numerous retail, luxury, specialty retail, restaurant, and corporate interior projects. Clients are provided with a team of project managers, field superintendents, drywall and carpentry experts, and field laborers—a complete team that ensures quality is maintained.

Many of TCCI’s projects are for brands that need to build multiple locations across several states. One particular brand the firm continues to partner with is Macy’s. As a long-term client, Macy’s completed more than 850 projects with TCCI. The firm worked on 1 million square feet worth of space, including stores and corporate offices. The Macy’s at Union Square is one of the TCCI’s notable projects. The firm provides on-site and year-round general contracting services for remodeling needs.


Brinkman Construction

2935 Larimer Street, Unit 300, Denver, CO 80205

Brinkman Construction has worked on a variety of project types. The firm’s portfolio includes tenant finishes, large-scale ground-up construction, renovation, and core/shell projects. The firm typically works with clients in the multi-family, education, healthcare, industrial, office, hospitality, senior living, restaurant/brewery, and retail industries. With its dedication to quality and client support, about 70% of Brinkman Construction’s business comes from repeat clients.

Considering Brinkman Construction serves clients along the Front Range of Colorado, the firm can work on projects for franchising clients. One of its multi-location projects is Blue Agave; the locations are in Fort Collins and Denver. The Fort Collins location features a historic post office that was renovated into a margarita spot. It’s framed by custom woodwork, wide windows, distressed metal accents, and two indoor and outdoor dining areas. The Denver location is a 5,800-square-foot restaurant with a remodeled kitchen and restaurant. There is a bar, a patio space, and a dining area with 186 seats. Blue Agave Grill’s other projects with the firm include the Vatos Tacos & Tequila in Fort Collins and the Palomino Restaurant in Loveland.


Clemens Construction Company

1435 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Clemens Construction Company works with more than 350 carpenters on the team, allowing the firm to self-perform all carpentry-related tasks. Doing so gives the firm more control over the project schedule and optimizes supervision and manpower staffing. Founded in 1979, Clemens Construction Company has the experience to provide complex urban infill construction and creative problem-solving. The firm’s portfolio features ground-up construction, interior, tenant fit-out, historic restoration, lab facility, multi-family, education, retail, mixed-use, hotel, and financial-type projects.

Partnering with PNC Bank since 2005, Clemens Construction Company has completed more than 70 branches throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Some of the branches can be found in Delaware, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Each branch received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver and Gold certifications. Common features included recyclable standing-seam metal roofs, water reclamation systems, solar panels, and daylight harvesting. 


Brodson Construction

120 NE 27th Street, Suite 500, Miami, FL 33137

Brodson Construction is a South Florida-based national contractor. It puts emphasis on client experience as much as it does on delivering quality services. The firm’s expertise includes project management and resource utilization. Projects like structural and ground-up construction, retail and office, hospitality and medical, and residential types can be found in its portfolio. As a national contractor, Brodson Construction also has the capability to build projects across multiple locations.

Brodson Construction works on projects by combining its restaurant and hospitality experience, ground-up building expertise, and retail construction savvy. Doing so has allowed the firm to do its work on time and within budget under complicated circumstances, and do so consistently. Brodson Construction also has long-standing relationships with a number of municipalities and inspectors. The firm guides clients and architects through complex municipal codes and approval processes.


Winter Construction

5616 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341

Winter Construction is a commercial contractor with a wide reach throughout Southeast America. Its services include interiors, sustainability, LEED, construction technology, preconstruction, renovation, preservation, reuse, safety, and logistics. The firm has worked on projects ranging from new construction to large-scale renovation and historic restoration to interior build-outs. In providing its services, Winter Construction works to complete projects on time and within budget. Additionally, the firm has experience with building according to LEED requirements and sustainable, future-oriented construction practices. The firm is always looking for opportunities to use materials that exceed specifications and add value at no additional cost.

Nordstrom has partnered with Winter Construction to build new stores and renovate existing locations in ten different retail facilities. The brand’s 165,000-square-foot store at the Mall of Georgia used the client’s new design, which was targeted toward younger customers. Winter Construction has since completed nine others, along with three additional Nordstrom Rack stores. The stores are typically sized at around 170,000 square feet. Its design features include large displaced windows, a clerestory, and a skylight at the escalator. Other locations are in Durham, Orlando, Tampa, Charlotte, Richmond, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and Fairfax.


Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc.

94-535 Ukee Street, Waipahu, HI 96797

Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. was founded by Albert C. Kobayashi in 1944 and initially focused on providing single-family residential construction services. By 1963, the firm expanded to include services for multi-family, commercial, education, healthcare, and hotel clients. Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. provides an exceptional client experience. It emphasizes the importance of respecting a client’s budget, schedule, and requirements. In doing so, the firm practices open communication, value engineering, and timely problem-solving.

Clients are assigned a team composed of skilled and experienced professionals that work closely with owners and architects. Albert C. Kobayashi, Inc. also has worldwide affiliations that help keep it updated with the latest trends, construction materials, methods, and equipment. With over five decades in the industry, the firm has worked on numerous projects over the years. Doing included two store locations for Whole Foods Market. One location is in Kailua, where the firm provided tenant improvement build-out services. The other is in Kahala; it was an interior renovation project featuring 28,670 square feet of space once occupied by Star Market. 


Leopardo Companies, Inc.

210 N Carpenter Street, Suite 300, Chicago, IL 60607

Leopardo Companies has worked on projects for clients in a variety of industries. These sectors include aviation, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, residential, retail, science and technology, and senior living. In serving these sectors, the firm has worked with clients like Hilton, Walgreens, DuPage Medical Group, Trader Joe’s, and Lexus. Leopard Companies offers construction, preconstruction, high-performance, technology, safety, and federal-related services. The firm can also provide self-perform work by employing a specialized team of in-house tradespeople. Such a team ensures better safety, collaboration, and quality—it is made up of professional drywallers, painters, carpenters, electricians, and laborers.

Trader Joe’s worked with Leopard Companies to build multiple locations. The firm provided renovation and design-build services. One particular project required it to renovate a furniture store. The scope of work included the removal of the existing concrete slab and replacing it with a 4” thick integrally colored polished concrete slab. Leopard Companies also installed new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems and created custom-built cedar merchandise and produce displays. The other locations the firm worked on are Arlington Heights, Chicago, Batavia, LaGrange, Lake Zurich, Northbrook, Glen Ellyn, Orland Park, Algonquin, Northville, and Glendale.


Powers & Sons Construction Company

2502 Roosevelt Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46218

Powers & Sons Construction Company is known throughout the Midwest and throughout America for its specialty in general contracting, construction management, design-build, and owner’s representative projects. It has three offices in Indiana and Illinois, which makes it easier for it to work on projects in different states. The firm has worked with clients in the corporate, cultural, healthcare, education, hospitality, retail, industrial, mixed-use, residential, and religious sectors.

McDonald’s partnered with Power & Sons for more than 100 projects in central and northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. The work included ground-up new construction, demolition, and rebuilding. The firm also worked on updating and improving interior dining and kitchen areas, exterior parking, and drive-through service lanes. Some of the locations Power & Sons has worked on are located along Broad Ripple Avenue, Smith Avenue, N. Western Avenue, and N. Milwaukee Avenue.


Koester Construction

3050 SE Enterprise Drive B, Grimes, IA 50111

Koester Construction Company is a family-owned commercial general contractor based in Des Moines. In providing its services to clients, the firm provides a dedicated and capable team committed to collaborative efforts. The result is numerous completed projects, and those projects have been enjoyable experiences for all involved.

With nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Koester Construction Company has fostered relationships with well-known figures in different sectors. Those sectors include the healthcare, restaurant, education, retail, worship, and office sectors. Some of the firm’s clients include Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, Burger King, Discount Tires, Taco Bell, Mercantile Bank, and Courtyard by Marriott. Taco Bell and Discount Tires, in particular, have worked with the firm on multiple locations across different states.


Dean Builds

109 Mercer Court, Lexington, KY 40511  

Dean Builds is a construction firm that serves clients in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and West Virginia. Available services include construction management, general contracting, and design-build. The firm has worked with clients in the retail, education, automotive, food service, church, and industrial sectors. Thanks to its experience, Dean Builds has worked with national businesses like Rite-Aid, Nestle, and Staples. The firm has even worked on multi-location projects with some of its clients, including with household brands Starbucks and Chevrolet.

To provide clients with quality service, Dean Builds fosters a quality work environment for its employees and subcontractors. The firm also places importance on job site safety, which is why it has a robust safety program that everyone on the team must follow. Doing so also encourages the team to focus on meeting and maintaining a project’s schedule and budget. Dean Builds’ efforts have resulted in a team that is dedicated to excellence, integrity, and professionalism.


DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc.

3030 East Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448

DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc. (DFC) is a Mandeville-based commercial construction firm. It is licensed to work in the Gulf South, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Texas. The firm provides preconstruction, construction, design-build, construction management, and disaster recovery-related needs. The firm’s quality work has been acknowledged with 19 national awards for Excellence in Construction from the ABC.

DFC has the ability to meet the specific needs of clients from a variety of sectors. These clients typically come from the retail, restaurant, healthcare, mixed-use, hospitality, corporate, finance, commercial, institutional, education, historic, and religious sectors. Some of them have worked with DFC on multi-location projects, including Circuit City, JCPenney, Target, Walmart, and Lowe’s.


Mazzuca Contracting

10907 Guilford Road, Suite A, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701

Mazzuca Contracting has offices located in the Mid-Atlantic and Southwest, making it easier to complete projects across states. It offers a broad range of commercial general contracting services for both preconstruction and construction needs. Additionally, Mazzuca Contracting also offers Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) and Secure Space Consulting services. The firm’s services are meant to provide creative and innovative solutions for the specific needs of each project.

In working on its projects, Mazzuca Contracting takes a client-focused approach. It provides clients with services that help them understand the construction aspect of the project while incorporating their ideas and feedback. Mazzuca Contracting’s team of estimators, project managers, project assistants, and superintendents are experienced in working on projects for a number of industry sectors. Some of these sectors include education, retail, law, restaurant, industrial, and healthcare. A few of the firm’s clients have also partnered with it on multi-location projects. One is Forever 21, which has four completed projects with the firm.


Hirsch Construction Corp.

222 Rosewood Drive 5th Floor Danvers, MA 01923

Hirsch Construction Corp. (HCC) was founded by Steve Hirsch based on the principle of caring for its clients. Hirsch began his career as a carpenter, working on building retail stores in shopping malls. His reputation for having a personable attitude and skillful craftsmanship resulted in the creation of HCC in 1983. The firm’s inaugural project, Eye of the Needle, was so successful that the firm worked on a second project with the same client in New York. They then connected with Radio Shack, and built dozens and dozens of stores for them nationwide which led Hirsch to get licensed throughout the USA, and hire amazing people, many of which are still with them today.

Thanks to HCC’s success, the firm now works with high-end retail brands like Gucci, Hermes, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, ROLEX and Saint Laurent as well as many other brands like Lulu Lemon and Coach. The firm has built hundreds of Coach stores in locations across the country—from 5th Avenue in New York to Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. 


Rockford Construction

155 W Congress Street, Suite 505, Detroit, MI 48226

Rockford Construction has been working with clients from the commercial, multi-unit, education, industrial, healthcare, and retail sectors over the past 30 years. It offers construction management, development, and property management services to provide a more comprehensive experience to owners, operators, and builders. The firm’s portfolio includes everything from small-scale renovation work to technical construction efforts. Rockford Construction’s quality of work has earned it a place on ENR’s list of the Top 200 construction management firms in America. It is also ranked third on the Michigan list.

Licensed to work in 45 states, Rockford Construction has worked on several multi-location projects. Meijer, Inc., in particular, has partnered with the firm since 1992 to build its stores in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Rockford Construction’s work includes 123 existing store remodels, 113 new superstores, two market format stores, 31 distribution centers, 141 C-stop gas stations, 10 office projects, and one data center. Each location requires extensive site work for it to handle features like complex load-bearing precast exterior panels. The interiors usually feature general sales areas, freezers, grocery departments, bakeries, specialty lunch areas, and pharmacies.


Crawford Merz, LLC.

33 South 6th Street, Suite #4510, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Crawford Merz, LLC. has been in business for 136 years, consistently following the leadership of the best professionals in the commercial construction industry. Since its inception in 1886, the firm has been acknowledged as one of the leading construction firms in Minnesota. The firm provides clients with quality services related to a variety of disciplines. These services cover both design-build and tenant improvement. 

In 2014, Crawford Merz was purchased by Todd Hayes. Three teams were created following his acquisition of the firm to maximize energy, responsiveness, and efficiency. These teams follow a client-focused approach that allows them to remain flexible when faced with any scope, schedule, and budget constraints. The firm has worked with clients in the corporate, retail, hospitality, healthcare, and fitness industries. The Mall of America named Crawford Merz as its preferred on-site general contractor for more than five years. The firm is more than capable of working on multi-location projects across the country.


MW Builders

13725 W 109th Street, Lenexa, KS 66215

MW Builders’s work is based on the team’s Midwestern values, which emphasize being expert craftspeople and trusted partners. As a result, the firm has become known for its relationship-driven commercial construction services. Its team members are experts in preconstruction, design-build, general contracting, and construction management-related work. As a result, MW Builders has worked with clients from various industries including the corporate, education, hospitality, industrial, retail, and multifamily sectors.

Walmart has worked with MW Builders for more than 25 years. The partners have completed 44 stores in 15 states, including Arkansas, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio, and Texas. BW Builders adjusted and strengthened its approach to improve the construction process and ensure quality across multi-location projects. Each location has an on-site badging system to improve security, which the firm calls Immigration Control and Site Access Monitoring. MW Builders also requires all project managers and superintendents to become Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)-certified, which Walmart requires of its own employees. 


Darland Construction

4115 S 133rd Street, Omaha, NE 68137

Darland Construction bases its work on the principles of honesty, integrity, and accountability. By adhering to these values, the firm has become known for creating positive working relationships with both project owners and construction industry partners. Jerry Kelley, Duke Matz, Jay Matz, Pete Knapp, and Alan Walters continue to guide the firm through careful planning, thoughtful implementation, and strong leadership. The Darland Construction team has become competent in working on projects for the education, healthcare, industrial, hospitality, mixed-use, office, retail, and technology sectors.

CVS Pharmacy worked with Darland Construction on 21 stores across four states. Each location is sized at more than 130,000 square feet. Darland Construction had to meet strict timelines without sacrificing quality when working on each project. One store had to be completed and opened before Thanksgiving. The firm focused on subcontractor scheduling and worked seven days a week to meet the deadline; the store was completed in 11 weeks.


Burke Construction Group

385 Pilot Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119

In the industry for 35 years, Burke Construction Group has completed 850 projects nationwide. The firm can attribute its success to its effective construction management, which comes from building projects for large and diverse markets. Burke Construction has completed work for the religious, education, finance, government, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, office, restaurant, and retail sectors.

The experience Burke Construction Group has accumulated over the years informs its work on multi-location projects. An example is the Urth Cafe, which the firm completed two stores for. The one in Las Vegas is a 5,500-square-foot organic heirloom coffee cafe. The firm completed tenant improvement work for the project resulting in handmade ceramic tile foundations and a star-shaped skylight. The Hawthorne location, on the other hand, is attached to the client’s commissary facility. It has baking, cooking, and catering facilities, as well as a coffee roasting room. 

Mc Gowan Builders

160 East Union Avenue, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Mc Gowan Builders has built millions of square feet worth of space for a wide range of sectors. Its clients are typically from the residential, healthcare, cultural, hospitality, education, retail, office, finance, restaurant, and mission-critical sectors. In serving its clients, the firm uses innovative technology and building techniques. This team of over 60 professionals uses the firm’s resources to provide quality general contracting and construction management services. Commitment to excellence and best practices guide everything the firm does.

Loehmann worked with Mc Gowan Builders to complete its multi-store and multi-state construction, renovation, and expansion projects. These projects ranged from 10,000 to 30,000 square feet in size. The fit-outs usually involved features like carpet and vinyl composite tile (VCT) flooring, painted walls, slatwall panels, luminescent and spot lighting, suspended acoustical ceiling, millwork and casework, display and sign installation, new storefronts, windows and entrances, new or upgraded mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems, and elevator improvements. The urban locations required Mc Gowan Builders’ project managers to address additional details like high-traffic locations, limited access to the sites, lack of storage space, and zoning and permit regulations. The stores can be found in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York.

New Mexico

Bradbury Stamm Construction

7110 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Bradbury Stamm Construction serves clients in the Southwest and Upper Midwest. Its reach allows it to work on projects across different locations, valuable for multi-location projects. The firm’s work is basd on the values of stability, integrity, and dedication to quality. This approach to work has resulted in the firm being able to adapt to new technology, products, safety, and building trends. The firm is experienced in commercial, community, education, government, healthcare, infrastructure, recreation, and residential projects.

Subaru contracted Bradbury Stamm Construction to work on its St. Cloud location. It required converting an old Toys ‘R’ Us into the largest eco-friendly dealership in Minnesota. Project features include motion sensor parking lot lights, ENERGY STAR equipment, and LED lighting. Bradbury Stamm Construction deployed programmable thermostats, fast-track garage doors, daylighting, low-flow water fixtures, construction waste recycling, and ongoing operational waste management for the project.

North Carolina

Roby Commercial

2000 W Morehead Street, Suite C, Charlotte, NC 28208

Roby Commercial is part of Roby Family Companies; it specializes in hospitality, retail, senior living, and healthcare projects. The firm is the largest comprehensive construction firm in the Carolinas. Clients can hire the firm for custom home construction and renovation, handyman, commercial construction, and residential and commercial real estate services. It has been recognized by clients for its skilled craftsmanship, consistent quality, and excellent customer service.

McLaughlin had multiple builds completed by Roby Commercial. These projects are located in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Wilmington. Each project required reworking and improving the space to increase retail functionality. Roby Commercial also enhanced the finish to give the store a brighter and more vibrant look consistent with the client’s brand. There are bookcases and cabinets for clothing accessory display, as well as accent and track lighting to highlight the merchandise and enhance the decor. The firm used a bright color scheme for the walls, ceilings, trim, carpeting, wall hangings, and furniture. 


Elford, Inc.

1220 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215

Elford, Inc. takes a collaborative and service-oriented approach to building spaces. It sees clients, subcontractors, and employees as partners during the construction process. The Elford, Inc. team feels that each project is an opportunity and responsibility to make a positive impact on communities. The firm has worked on projects from Texas to Maine, including athletic facilities, commercial, healthcare, education, industrial, interior, mixed-use, multifamily, religious, retail, senior living, and student housing. Its services are construction, development, realty, and owner representation-related.

Target has been working with Elford, Inc. since 1990. Since the beginning of the partnership, Elford, Inc. has completed more than 250 projects that can be found in 23 states. The projects include new stores, renovations, and expansions. The firm has also completed the client’s newer Flexible Format Prototype stores in different urban markets. It typically acts as the construction manager and general contractor for these projects.


Miller-Tippens Commercial Construction

45 NE 52nd Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 

Miller-Tippens Commercial Construction was founded to address poor customer experiences in the industry. The firm works to provide quality services that meet preconstruction, construction management, general contracting, design-build, self-performance, and tenant build-out-related needs. To do so, the firm has created a team of more than 50 professionals with experience in all types of commercial construction and delivery methods. Its clients are mostly from the clean energy, commercial, religious, education, finance, industrial, medical, municipal, and non-profit sectors.

The Communication Federal Credit Union hired Miller-Tippens Commercial Construction to work on projects as a construction manager. Miller-Tippens Commercial Construction completed more than 10 projects for the client. The work included teller, office, and conference spaces, as well as break rooms. The exterior of each project features a rock and brick veneer.


R&H Construction

2019 N.W. Wilson Street, Portland, OR 97209

R&H Construction has been building commercial construction projects throughout the Pacific Northwest since 1979. As a locally-owned and operated firm, it specializes in value-added construction to complete quality-driven and time-sensitive projects. Its portfolio includes finance, automotive, community, office, multifamily, mixed-use, retail, recreation, restaurant, medical, veterinary, education, residential, industrial, and senior living projects. Clients can hire the firm for ground-up construction and major renovation, as well as tenant improvement, addition, and remodeling services.

Nordstrom has completed multiple projects of varying sizes with R&H Construction, including its Downtown Portland and Lloyd Center stores. The Lloyd Center location was an entire store facelift while the Downtown Portland location was part of the client’s “Designer Initiative.” R&H Construction also completed a remodel of the Washington Square location. The firm went on to renovate and modernize several other Portland-based locations. Each project was completed while the store remained open to customers and employees.


AE Construction

152 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082

AE Construction is an Upper Darby-based construction firm serving the Mid-Atlantic Region. It has worked on projects for institutional, commercial, retail, private development, and municipal clients. Initially a four-man team during its early days, the firm now has more than 70 employees that follow the philosophy of providing premium and quality service to clients. The dedication to clients has resulted in more than 70% of the firm’s work coming from repeat clients and recommendations.

Dick’s Sporting Goods worked with AE Construction on the new construction and renovation of several branches. The renovated branches are located in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The scope of work included interior demolition and tenant fit-out for a 51,000-square-foot space, exterior renovations, and reworking the front façade to accommodate the new storefront curtain wall feature. AE Construction also completed the renovation of 3,600 to 8,600-square-foot shoe departments to implement the client’s new design. This work was completed while the stores were operational. 

South Carolina

Charles Blanchard Construction Corp.

2845 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405

Charles Blanchard Construction Corp. is a general and mechanical contractor in Charleston that also works as a historic restoration contractor in South Carolina. The firm has been in the industry since 1817 and has since seen seven generations of leaders. Having been in the industry for so long, Charles Blanchard Construction Corp.’s team has the experience and knowledge to provide clients with unique insight for their projects. The older members guide the firm with traditional ethics and techniques of old master craftsmen. Meanwhile, the younger members take these teachings and adapt them to the current times by studying the newest materials and technology. 

Eggs Over Summerville worked with Charles Blanchard Construction Corp. for two of its Eggs Up Grill branches. The first branch was located in Cane Bay; it required the upfit construction of a shell into a restaurant. The second branch, located in Knightsville, features an interior upfit of an existing 2,689-square-foot space. The firm did selective demolition, concrete, carpentry, metal studs, drywall, acoustical ceilings, doors and frames, millwork, Eco-Grip flooring in the kitchen, and HVAC installation. 

South Dakota

Henry Carlson Construction

1205 West Russell Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Henry Carlson Construction (HCC) is a South Dakota-based third-generation general contractor. The firm provides expert craftsmanship and expertise to its clients, most of whom are from the commercial, education, entertainment, government, healthcare, industrial, mixed-use, office, retail, and recreation industries. Clients can choose from a wide range of services to meet their construction needs. These services include preconstruction, construction, post-construction, LEED/green construction, project management, and self-perform work.

Walmart has worked with Carlson Construction on different projects, including ground-up construction and renovation. Carlson Construction remodeled two Louise Avenue locations. The work included renovating offices, the employee break room, and the pharmacy and grocery area. The firm also completed two remodeling projects—one in Northwest Sioux Falls and another in South Sioux Falls. Henry Carlson Construction also completed Walmart’s Learning Academy.


Ikon Construction

416 Wilson Pike Circle, Brentwood, TN 37027  

David Lefeve has been active in the Nashville commercial construction industry since the 1980s. He brought his background in management, design, and engineering to Ikon Construction, which he founded in 1999. The firm has since worked on many landmark projects throughout Tennessee—everything from office buildings to churches. Today, it is also trusted by restaurants, auto dealerships, and clients in other specialized industries. Lefeve draws on his over three decades of experience to provide creative input for the designs the firm works on, and it has collaborated with brands such as Chevrolet, Nissan, and Acura.

One local business that partnered with Ikon for its expansion in the state is the family-owned restaurant chain, Jonathan’s. Both its Spring Hill and Murfreesboro locations total over 8,000 square feet of full-service restaurant and sports bar space. Ikon worked on interior masonry finishes, stained concrete flooring, a spacious bar area, and more than 70 large-screen televisions to maintain the restaurant’s signature casual and comfy dining atmosphere.


Dickinson Cameron

6184 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009  

Dior, Chanel, Hermes, Valentino, and Gucci are just some of the high-profile brands Dickinson Cameron Construction (DCC) has built space for since the firm was established in 1994. From complex flagship store build-outs to structural renovations and general interior remodels, the firm continually innovates with the newest technology to realize the unique vision of each client. President and CEO Frank Naliboff has three decades of experience and a background in mechanical engineering. 

Since 2006, DCC has completed 25 stores for Cartier all over the US — and even in Mexico City — with more projects still in the works. The firm built the 7,300-square-foot Cartier on Post Street in San Francisco in about six months, including new elevators, a grand staircase, upgraded MEP systems, new vaults, structural steel and concrete, and new restrooms. DCC also worked on the back of the house, which included a workshop and polishing and engraving rooms. A bas-relief wall serves as a beautiful backdrop for the display alongside Cartier’s signature champagne bronze millwork and storefront cladding. Acoustic walls and GFRG light coves were also installed.

MYCON General Contractors

17311 Dallas Parkway, Suite 300, Dallas, TX 75248

Since 1987, MYCON General Contractors has built for the healthcare, industrial, institutional, office, and retail sectors throughout Texas. President and CEO Charlie Myers has charted MYCON’s course since he founded it over three decades ago, growing it into the multi-million dollar, award-winning firm it is today. A graduate of the Business Administration in Building Construction Program at Texas A&M University, Myers’ commitment to excellence has earned MYCON recognition from The Aggie 100 as well as the ENR Top 400 Contractors and the Dallas Business Journal. Myers and the firm are also actively involved in the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). MYCON is also licensed and registered to build in most other states across the country.

The firm has built multiple locations for Walmart. From Supercenters to Neighborhood Markets to Sam’s Clubs ranging from 50,000 to 190,000 square feet, MYCON has provided value engineering services to Walmart through detailed project budgets that cover pre- to post-construction, whether the project is a new build or a renovation.


Jacobsen Construction

5181 West Amelia Earhart Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Jacobsen Construction has been part of Utah’s history for 100 years. Building for its healthcare, higher education, commercial, civic, and technology sectors, the firm has been hailed Utah’s “Best of State” since 2014. Led by Brigham Young University alumni Chairman Lonnie Bullard and President Gary Ellis, the employee-owned company is driven by both passion and expertise as it builds every project. Doing so has earned the firm multiple awards from ENR Mountain States Region, Southwest Region, and Texas & Louisiana Region.

Jacobsen Construction has built multiple stores for Walgreens throughout Utah. The firm completed the Kaysville location on a fast-tracked schedule of six months. The 13,550-square-foot store includes a refrigerated section, a pharmacy, a photo counter, and general display areas, as do all the other buildouts the firm has completed for the national drugstore chain.


KBS, Inc.

360 Southport Circle, Suite 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Consistently ranking among ENR’s Top 400 Contractors since 2016, KBS serves the Mid-Atlantic from its headquarters in Richmond and its regional office in Virginia Beach. Chairman Bill Paulette founded the firm with a $1,000 investment in 1975 and has since grown the company to the point where it builds multi-million dollar projects throughout the region. Bill brings a degree in Civil Engineering to managing projects, and he has also served on the Virginia State Board of Contractors. His son Will now joins him as president, having first started as a laborer, an assistant superintendent, and a project manager for a wide range of projects including  retail, industrial, and healthcare, to multifamily. He brings that experience to overseeing the firm’s day-to-day operations. He has also been a past chairman of the ABC Young Leaders Council and co-chair of the ULI Mentorship program.

KBS builds strong relationships with its clients, and 85% of its work is repeat business. One brand that has trusted KBS with multiple stores throughout Virginia is international discount retailer Lidl. Each 36,000-square-foot grocery store the firm has built for the company features an exterior curtain wall façade interspersed with glass, masonry, cast stone, and stucco. The interior features exposed steel ducts on the main sales floor and polished concrete throughout.


Andersen Construction

5601 6th Avenue S, Suite 550, Seattle, WA 98108

Two generations of the Andersen family carry on the legacy Andy Andersen left in the firm he established in 1950. David Andersen officially joined the firm in 1980 after completing the Construction Engineering Management Program at Oregon State University, yet he had already spent his summer years as a teen working for his father’s business. He has since grown the company to serve the healthcare, high-tech, and multifamily markets in addition to the industrial and retail sectors. Today he serves as Chairman of the Board. Like his father before him, Joel Andersen also grew up around construction in his grandfather’s firm. He now takes on the role of CEO, pouring his passion and energy for building with his team into transforming communities one building at a time. Joining them as president and COO is 25-year industry veteran Travis Baker who has been with the firm since 1999 and guides the company’s four regions in carrying out the Andersen vision.

Andersen Construction has built five Starbucks branches throughout Washington. The stores ranged from 1,400 to 3,200 square feet and were all built on a fast-paced schedule. Each store features local art and high-end finishes. They also require precise equipment installation, whether the project is a ground-up construction, a new building tenant improvement, or a renovation.


Hunzinger Construction

21100 Enterprise Avenue, Brookfield, WI 53045

In its 115 years of operation, Hunzinger Construction has built some of the most complex landmark projects across Wisconsin. Now on its fourth generation of leadership in the Hunzinger family, the firm has ranked on ENR’s Top 400 since 1964. President and CEO John Hunzinger, a LEED-accredited professional and professional engineer, has been with the firm for nearly 40 years, almost 30 years as president. He continues to lead the firm in bringing sustainability to building for the restaurant, office, education, retail, residential, industrial, entertainment, and healthcare sectors.

The restaurant chain T.G.I Friday’s tapped Hunzinger for the complete renovation of its Front Row Sports Grill at Miller Park on One Brewers Way in time for the Brewers’ season opener. Hunzinger finished the project in five days, employing 50 tradespeople spread across three shifts working round the clock. The 6,000-square-foot project included interior millwork modifications, new brick veneer wall surfaces, and all new finishes, decor, and lighting improvements. A new granite bar surface was installed, along with LED lighting, multi-stain custom wood paneling, and new seating. The firm also worked on the exterior façade of the field-level entrance and the beer garden.


Kier Construction

3710 Quincy Avenue, Ogden, UT 84403

Kier Construction has been building for clients in the Intermountain West since 1986. Founders Steve and Scott Kier inherited their love for building from their father, a developer whose work they grew up around. Today, they continue to guide the firm as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the board with the experience from 36 years of leading its day-to-day operations. Both of them have served on the board of the ABC of Utah; Steve has also served on the board of the National Commercial Builders Council and became a Life Director of the National Association of Home Builders in 2003. Joining them as president is Clint Costley, who has also been a board member of ABC Utah, as well as the ICSC.

Kier Construction has built multiple Maverik stores across the Intermountain West, all in just under four months. With each store ranging from 3,000 to 5,000 square feet, Kier has had to work with about a dozen subcontractors for each project, coordinating with each in order to be able to anticipate any possible challenges and find efficient solutions to stay on schedule.

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