As a popular sports tourism destination, Indianapolis attracts millions of sports enthusiasts and convention goers every year. In 2017 alone, a record of 28.8 million people visited the city. Indianapolis’ thriving tourist industry makes hospitality projects in the city a profitable investment.

This article highlights the top hotel and hospitality contractors in Indianapolis, Indiana. To produce this list, commercial general contracting firms and hospitality construction firms were reviewed. We considered a number of factors in creating this list, including the number of projects the contractors had completed in or near the area, the notability of each project, prestigious awards, press recognition, years of experience, and professional affiliations.

If you are thinking about starting a hotel and hospitality 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.

CTI Construction

1016 3rd Ave. SW Suite #200, Carmel, IN 46032

Focusing on the hospitality, healthcare, interior, and commercial construction markets, CTI Construction has completed numerous projects in Indianapolis and Carmel since its establishment in 1977. Its credibility as a general contractor is backed by its more than four decades of experience in the construction industry. 

The company’s president and owner, David Ford, leads CTI Construction with his more than 40 years of industry knowledge and experience. Ford has been active in numerous industry organizations, including the Indiana Construction Roundtable, Indiana Board of Safety Review, and the Coalition for Construction Safety (CCS).

One of the company’s most notable hospitality projects is the Hampton Inn at Park 100 in Indianapolis. Faced with a very tight construction schedule, CTI Construction worked with the project’s architect and owner to come up with a solution. Effective pre-construction planning enabled CTI Construction to deliver quality results while meeting a tight deadline.

Holladay Construction Group

231 South College Ave. Ste. 100 Indianapolis, IN 46202

Despite being established only in 2007, Holladay Construction Group has proven itself to be capable of conducting a variety of construction projects, including multifamily, retail, office, and hospitality projects. The firm’s President, Scott Trueblood, and Executive Vice President, Billy Mattingly, bring over 55 years of construction industry experience to the company’s leadership. As part of its efforts to stay updated with the latest industry trends, the company is active in a number of industry organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and United Structures of America (USA). 

The company has worked on a number of hospitality projects throughout Indiana. One such project is the Holiday Inn Indianapolis Airport in Indianapolis. The five-story, 70,000-square-foot hotel has a total of 122 rooms. It also offers a number of amenities for its guests, including an on-site restaurant, an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a function space that can accommodate up to 250 people.

Keystone Construction Corp.

47 South Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Keystone Construction Corp. has been providing its expertise in construction and historical renovation for more than 21 years. Serving the Indianapolis community, the company covers a variety of project types, including office, multifamily, healthcare, and hospitality projects. Under the leadership of its president and CEO, Ersal Ezdemir, the company received the Healthiest Employers in Indiana Award from the Indianapolis Business Journal in 2011.

One of Keystone’s strengths is its knowledge of transforming old buildings; as such, the company has completed several historical renovations in Indianapolis. One of the firm’s most notable projects is the Intercontinental Hotel. Originally built in 1926, the historical Illinois building was considered one of Indiana’s ten most endangered landmarks. Keystone plans to transform the building into a luxury hotel that offers a number of amenities, including 180 luxury rooms, as well as restaurants and bars. 

CPM Construction Planning and Management, Inc.

10053 Hague Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256

CPM Construction Planning and Management, Inc. has been catering to different markets, including multifamily, office, retail, and hospitality construction projects in Indianapolis for more than 38 years. Under the leadership of its founder and president, Jerome H. Williams, the company has been continuously exceeding industry standards by keeping itself up-to-date with the latest construction trends. The firm also maintains active ties with different industry organizations, including the ABC of Indiana and the CCS.

CPM Construction Planning and Management, Inc. has completed a number of hospitality projects in Indianapolis and its nearby areas. One of its projects is the Home 2 Suites in Indianapolis. The 54,127-square-foot hotel features a number of amenities, including comfortable rooms and lounges that can accommodate guests who are planning for extended stays.

F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co., Inc.

3914 Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN 46203

Backed by almost a century of industry experience, F.A. Wilhelm Construction Co., Inc. offers top-notch quality services to Indianapolis, Lafayette, and its nearby communities. The firm’s president, Phil Kenney, has been leading the company since 2001. Under Kenney’s leadership, the company has been included multiple times in the Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Top 400 Contractors list. In the 2018 rankings, F.A. Wilhelm was the only Indianapolis-based company that was included in the top 100 firms.

As an established company in Indianapolis, the firm maintains active ties with respected industry organizations like the American Concrete Institute, CCS, U.S Green Building Council, and American Concrete Pumping Association. The firm has also been featured in a number of publications, including the ENR and Concrete Construction Magazine.

F.A. Wilhelm served as the general contractor for the major renovation of Fairfield Inn & Suites Indianapolis Downtown. Wilhelm demolished several parts of the hotel, including its interior, electrical and plumbing systems, and facade. With only the structure intact, the company completed the rebuilding of the interior of the hotel while working within a strict schedule.

Pepper Construction

1850 West 15th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Pepper Construction brings more than 92 years of construction industry experience to its clients. The company has been featured in a number of publications, including the ENR, Indianapolis Business Journal, and Inside Indiana Business. It is also a recipient of the Construction Safety Excellence Award from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and was named ENR Midwest Contractor of the Year in 2019.

Pepper Construction’s most notable projects were multiple phased projects for the Sheraton. The company completed several major renovations to the hotel, including the upgrading of the exterior entrance and renovation of numerous function rooms and existing public spaces to give the hotel a fresh and inviting feel.

Buckingham Companies

941 N. Meridian, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Founded by its President and CEO, Brad Chambers, in 1984, Buckingham Companies is an Indianapolis-based company that covers a wide range of market segments, including commercial, residential, healthcare, and hospitality projects. Its senior leadership and project managers have more than 200 years of combined industry experience in multifamily, mixed-use, and commercial construction.

Buckingham Companies has an impressive portfolio of hospitality projects. One such project is The Alexander in downtown Indianapolis. The hotel offers a total of 209 rooms and other amenities for its guests. Aside from its extended-stay units, the hotel also offers venues that are perfect for clients’ meeting and event needs. Buckingham Companies’ work on The Alexander has been featured by Boutique Design Magazine and was awarded Most Experimental Hospitality Project of 2013.

Shiel Sexton

902 North Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204

With more than 56 years of industry experience, Shiel Sexton has completed thousands of construction projects covering a wide range of markets, including multifamily, commercial, healthcare, and hospitality construction projects. The company has also been featured in numerous publications, including the Concrete Construction Magazine and the Indianapolis Business Journal. 

The firm’s adherence to a high standard of safety has also been recognized by industry organizations. The company is a recipient of the Crystal Eagle – Excellence in Safety Award from the CCS as well as the W. Burr Bennett Award for Safety Excellence from the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

One of the company’s most recent hospitality projects is a luxury boutique hotel. Located on the Northern side of Indianapolis, the Ironworks Hotel features a 19th-century architectural look with an industrial charm. The hotel has a number of amenities, including spas, meeting rooms, a rooftop lounge, and customized rooms. The project has been featured on Fox59 and in IndyStar. It has also received the 2018 Achievement Award in the Construction Category from the Indy Chamber Awards.

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This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration

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If you are thinking about starting a hotel and hospitality 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.