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The list features the top 15 hotel and hospitality contractors in Houston. Our team has chosen and evaluated these firms based on the number of projects they have in the area, the industry awards and recognition they have received, their industry affiliations, the years of experience they have accumulated, and notable clientele. These contractors have extensive experience in the hotel and hospitality industry as well as other commercial market sectors and have served some of the nation’s most recognized brands. Additionally, these builders have significant knowledge of the latest construction and green building practices that enable them to produce high-quality, magnificent, and sustainable hotel projects.
15) Tribble Stephens
580 Westlake Pk. Blvd. Suite #1500 Houston, TX 77079
Houston-based Tribble Stephens has been in business since 1968, serving clients with general contracting services. Founded by James Stephens and Jay Tribble, the company was built with a vision to deliver optimal results through a successful partnership between the project owner, architect, and contractor.
Today, the firm is owned by Van Martin who continues the vision of the founding partners and is leading the company to new successes. The firm works in various sectors such as the hospitality market, office, retail, mixed-use, education, warehouse, and multifamily.
Constructed in 2009, the Hotel Sorella CityCentre is a 223,000-square-foot, 12-level luxury hotel and condominium building featuring 244 rooms and 22 condo units. The hotel also features 30 suites as well as one presidential suite and penthouse suites, with elegant and sophisticated finishes.
14) Case & Associates General Contractors
6315 Skyline Dr., Houston, TX 77057
Case and Associates General Contractors specializes in hotel construction and renovation. Founded in 1988, the firm has built a well-established reputation with numerous national, regional, and local developers nationwide. The company uses the latest construction methods and materials to provide the best results. With a license in all 50 states, the firm has provided building and renovation services to many major hotel chains and boutique hotels. Some of these hotel chains are the Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, and The Ritz-Carlton, among many other prominent hotels.
One of its projects is the renovation of the Magnolia Hotel, one of Houston’s historic properties. The project included the replacement of the grand staircase railings. Additionally, the firm also updated the floors and the bar area, as well as the lobby.
3900 Essex Lane Suite #1200, Houston, TX 77027
Since 1938, Linbeck has provided clients throughout Texas with construction management, design-build, and integrated project delivery services. Throughout the years, the firm has worked on multiple business sectors and constructed healthcare facilities, cultural establishments, educational campuses, and hospitality buildings. With the expertise of its highly experienced staff, the firm has been recognized by publications such as the Engineering-News Record (ENR) and Building Design + Construction, who rank the firm among the top construction managers and building contractors in the U.S. The firm has also received multiple awards from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
In 2010, Linbeck completed the Embassy Suites Houston-Downtown, a 262-room hotel which features two-room suites, a business center, meeting rooms, a fitness room, a hot tub, a pool, and a heated indoor swimming pool.
12) Level Construction
3949 Ann Arbor Dr., Houston, TX 77063
Level Construction is a full-service construction company that specializes in commercial construction projects throughout Houston and Chicago. For over 15 years, the firm has offered general contracting and construction management services, employing cutting-edge technology to produce excellent results. Over the years, the company has partnered with large global brands and received recognition from distinguished award-giving bodies. In 2015, the firm was listed on Houston’s Fast 100 Companies by Houston Business Journal.
One of its Houston projects is the Springhill Suites. The project features spacious guest suites and lobbies, a full-service bar and bistro, an expansive fitness room, and an indoor pool and spa.
4400 Post Oak Pkwy. Suite #2760 Houston, TX 77027
VCC is a full-service construction firm founded in 1987. Specializing in constructing buildings for commercial clients, the company has worked on many sectors and built numerous mixed-use centers, enclosed malls, office buildings, educational and institutional campuses, hospitality buildings, healthcare facilities, retail stores, multifamily complexes, lifestyle centers, and entertainment venues. Since its founding, the firm has stayed true to its goal, which is to deliver excellence in construction. In 2015, VCC ranked #96 in ENR’s list of Top 400 Contractors.
Among its notable projects is the DoubleTree by Hilton. This 26-floor hotel has undergone extensive renovations which included the replacement of the mechanical system. Other areas that have been recently renovated are the parking areas, the pool area, and 380 guest rooms.
10) Hoar Construction
3700 W Sam Houston Pkwy. South Suite #220, Houston, TX 77042
Founded over 75 years ago, Hoar Construction has made it their mission to inspire innovation in construction. This focus on innovation has enabled the firm to become one of the most reputable industry leaders in general construction, construction management, design-build, and program management. Over many years in business, the firm has completed more than 4,000 projects including retail and mixed-use properties, healthcare facilities, office and commercial spaces, cultural and entertainment venues, civic and government institutions, higher education facilities, residential properties, hotels, and industrial and manufacturing buildings. In 2018, the firm was named Accredited Quality Contractor by the ABC and was ranked #96 on 2018 ENR’s Top 400 Contractor’s list.
Hotel Alessandra, one of Hoar’s impressive hospitality projects, is a luxury hotel development in Houston and is considered to be a five-star addition to the GreenStreet development. The project consists of 15 floors of guestrooms, a multistory atrium, a fine dining restaurant, a bar, and two levels of meeting and banquet space.
9) JE Dunn
10350 Richmond Ave. Suite #900, Houston, TX 77042
JE Dunn Construction specializes in general contracting, construction management, design-build, and project management services. Founded by John Earnest Dunn in 1924, the firm started as a small and family-operated residential contractor in Kansas. Over the years, the company has grown to be one of the top general contractors in the country, and in 2015, was ranked as the tenth-largest general building contractor in the United States. The firm has garnered many industry awards such as the 2018 Construction Safety Excellence Award by the AGC. The firm has also been ranked #33 on the Top 50 Green Contractors by the ENR, #154 in Forbes List of America’s Largest Private Companies, and ranked 25th on ENR 2018 Top 400 Contractors.
Aloft Hotel is a 65,325-square-foot, five-story hotel consisting of 152 rooms. The hotel was constructed after the demolition of an existing parking structure and construction of a five-story 143,324-square-foot parking garage. The hotel’s amenities include an indoor pool, a bar and lounge area, a 24-hour business center, and a limo and town car service.
8) Balfour Beatty
3100 McKinnon St., 6th Floor, Dallas, TX 75201
Founded in 1933, Balfour Beatty is one of the country’s leading general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build service providers for public and private sector clients. With the goal to leave a positive legacy that enhances communities, Balfour Beatty’s team is driven by a passion to innovate and to apply Lean practices and processes. In its many years in business, the firm has been ranked among the country’s largest building contractors by ENR. Today, the firm serves multiple market sectors and has constructed corporate offices, civic structures, data centers, healthcare facilities, higher education campuses, hospitality buildings, multifamily complexes, sports venues, retail and mixed-use establishments, and more.
In 2016, Balfour Beatty completed the Marriott Marquis, a one-million-square-foot hotel with 1,000 rooms. With its joint venture partner, WELBRO Building Corporation, the firm started the construction of this $245-million project in May 2014. The hotel’s amenities include a fitness center, a lazy river, an infinity pool, a whirlpool, a spa, a business center, six on-site restaurants, and more.
7) GT Leach
1210 W Clay Suite #11, Houston, TX 77019
Founded by Gary Leach in 1998, GT Leach Constructors has become one of the most recognized builders in Houston. The firm has consistently completed projects on time and on budget, garnering repeat and referral business from many clients. Additionally, the firm is committed to provide clients with the highest quality of construction services and exceed customer satisfaction in each project. Over the years, the firm has worked on several award-winning projects in various sectors. In 2015, the firm ranked first in Houston Business Journal’s 2015 Landmark Awards in the category of rehabilitation/renovation.
In 2012, GT Leach was hired to renovate and convert the 1910 Samuel F. Carter building into a 328-room world-class hotel. Completed in 2014, the 20-story luxury hotel features 328 hotel rooms, a four-star restaurant, public spaces, and in-house laundry plant.
6) The Beck Group
1807 Ross Ave. Suite #500, Dallas, TX 75201
The Beck Group continues to deliver a unique approach to architecture and construction since its founding in 1912. Throughout the years, the firm has made it their mission to maintain lasting relationships with its clients, providing them with innovative building solutions and impressive results. This unwavering construction expertise has earned the company multiple awards and recognition from distinct organizations. In 2015, The Beck Group was ranked #234 International Contractor by the ENR and ranked as the 20th Contractor in Texas and Louisiana. The firm has also consistently ranked on Building Design + Construction’s lists.
Le Meridien Houston, formerly the Melrose Building, is a 21-story project of Beck in Houston. The Melrose Building is Houston’s oldest modern skyscraper, which Beck transformed into a refreshed hotel with 225 guest rooms, a restaurant and a bar, and conference and meeting spaces. The new hotel has a nostalgic 1950s vibe.
3800 Buffalo Speedway #250, Houston, TX 77098
Since 1864, McCarthy Building Companies has committed to providing clients with exceptional construction services. The company’s mission is to be the best builder in America, equipped with the firm’s desire to help clients maximize their outcomes. The firm takes pride in being the top 20 green builder in the nation, weaving sustainability and viable green building techniques into all of their projects. Over the years, numerous awards and recognitions have been given to the firm for its construction excellence and innovative building services.
Hyatt Regency is a 260,000-square-foot, 14-story hotel which consists of 325 rooms, 20 suites, a 15,000-square-foot meeting space, and a large fitness center. This project received the 2016 Landmark Award from the Houston Business Journal.
4) Austin Industries
3535 Travis St. Suite #300, Dallas, TX 75204
In business since 1918, Austin Industries is among the country’s largest, most diversified U.S.-based construction companies. The Dallas-based company works on multiple markets such as aviation, corporate office, healthcare, hospitality, mission-critical, mixed-use, retail, residential, sports, and university. With three operating companies—Austin Bridge and Road, Austin Commercial, and Austin Industrial—Austin Industries has over 6,000 employee-owners.
One of its recent projects is the Marriott CityPlace Hotel at Springwoods Village. The ten-story, 256,000-square-foot hotel was designed by Gensler and developed by Woodbine Development Corporation and USAA. The project features 337 rooms, an attached parking garage, a restaurant, and 33,000-square-feet of indoor and outdoor function space.
3) Anslow Bryant
945 Bunker Hill Suite #900, Houston, TX 77024
Putting a premium on quality, Anslow Bryant is committed to constructing best-in-class structures. The firm has a wide portfolio of projects in multiple markets and has built offices, hospitality buildings, educational campuses, medical facilities, multifamily complexes, retail stores, and restaurants throughout Houston. The firm believes that the measure of success is not in the number of projects completed, but is truly measured by the long-standing relationships it has gained in its years in the business. Anslow Bryant’s goal is not just to finish a project, but to complete every single one with a quality that exceeds the client’s expected standards.
The Westin Oaks Houston at the Galleria features 406 air-conditioned rooms, a 24-hour health club, and an outdoor pool. Additional amenities in this project consist of a 24-hour business center and 93,000-square-feet of conference space and meeting rooms.
2) E.E. Reed Construction LP
333 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478
In business since 1977, E.E. Reed Construction has become one of the most recognized contractors serving diverse markets in the Texas, Savannah, Washington D.C., and California areas. E.E. Reed’s expertise encompasses virtually every project type including commercial office, hospitality, corporate interiors, healthcare, retail, industrial, and residential. Offering pre-construction, construction, design, project management, and green building services, the firm has established its expertise in the construction industry and has received a number of industry awards from distinguished organizations. For more than two decades, the firm has ranked among ENR’s list of Top 400 Contractors and is currently ranked fourth among the Largest Houston-Area Commercial Contractors by the Houston Business Journal (HBJ).
As a recognized hospitality contractor in multiple states, the firm has a great portfolio of hotel projects. One of which is the Embassy Suites Park 10 in West Houston. The 207,513-square-foot, 15-story project consists of 208 rooms as well as a full-service kitchen and restaurant. Additionally, the hotel features an indoor swimming pool, meeting spaces, and a lobby water feature.
1) Arch Con Corporation
1335 W Gray Suite #210, Houston, TX 77019
Specializing in commercial design and construction services for almost two decades, Arch Con Corporation has built a reputation for delivering high-quality projects on time and on budget. This Texas-based general contractor works in various market sectors and has been a reliable builder for many prominent national brands, developers, and building owners.
Michael Sheurich, the founder of the firm, initially established Arch Con for the local commercial market in the office and industrial-build sectors. Since then, the firm has steadily grown and expanded into other markets such as the retail, healthcare, corporate, hospitality, and community sectors. Currently, Michael serves on the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) National Board of Directors, NAIOP Houston Chapter Board of Directors, and the Texas A&M Construction Science Advisory Board.
Among the firm’s impressive hotel projects is the Aloft Downtown. The 1913 historic building was the former headquarters of Stowers Furniture. Arch Con transformed the office into a luxurious 173-room, 119,981-square-foot Aloft hotel while preserving its architectural detail and history. The hotel’s amenities include a 12,000-square-foot terrace with a rooftop pool. Upon completion, the project was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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