The sunny state of Phoenix is packed with hotels and resorts. These structures require regular renovations from the most trusted contractors available. Since choosing the appropriate contractor can be difficult, we have assembled a list with the best construction companies in the area.
The list is compiled and ranked putting weight into each firm’s body of work, history, awards, accreditations, certifications, client reviews, and portfolio, among other criteria. Some firms are exclusive hotel and hospitality contractors, while others are part of multi-sector companies.
15) Southwest Design Building
Website | (602) 595-6689 | 22 E. Victory Street, Phoenix, AZ 85040
Southwest Design Building is a design and build specialist implementing modern construction techniques in each project. The firm is led by Seth Simmons, who has assembled a team of craftspeople with a combined 50 years of experience. The company is one of the state’s leading commercial contractors, and strictly balances output quality and meeting the deadline on time. These values have led to strong relationships with customers, as well as many repeat clients.
Versatility is one of Southwest Design Building’s selling points. It has completed projects from different markets including healthcare, retail, and industrial sectors. The firm operates primarily in the Southwest.
14) Hayward Builders
Website | 480-816-350 | 16803 E Palisades Blvd Suite 1, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Hayward Builders offers commercial construction services. It is headed by Robert Edgar, who has more than four decades of experience in the field. Aside from hotel and hospitality, the firm has completed projects in numerous different sectors including retail, banking, and restaurant markets. The firm has projects all over Arizona, from Scottsdale to Phoenix.
Establishments completed by the firm display exquisite construction. The company’s work on Scottsdale’s James Hotel showcases a prime example of how to build a fine resort with the right structure and design. From the exterior construction to its contemporary interior design, Hayward’s construction layout is one of the most noteworthy projects in the Copper State.
13) Belmontez Construction
Website | 623-466-9596 | 9299 W. Olive Ave #505, Peoria, AZ 85345
Belmontez Construction has been a staple of the Greater Phoenix area contractors circle for 15 years. The company puts a strong focus on hotel and hospitality projects, but also does work in the healthcare market. Agustin Belmontez Jr. serves as the president of the firm. He founded another company, ABA Remodeling, prior to starting Belmontez Construction. His experience of more than 20 years guarantees that each new construction, renovation, and tenant improvement project goes smoothly.
Notable clients of the firm include Holiday Inn Express and Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Comfort Suites. Outstanding aesthetic and structural work has always been delivered by the firm. This has led to several former clientele openly praising the company for their work. These include Planned Development Services (PDS), Magnuson Hotel, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
12) Tofel Dent Construction
Website | (520) 571-0101 | 3555 E. 42nd Stravenue, Tucson, AZ 85713
Tofel Dent Construction has been a staple of the Arizona construction field for 29 years. The firm is led by Steve L. Tofel, who worked on different sectors before focusing on apartment building. The company upholds excellence and efficiency in every project, from commercial and residential remodeling to new construction and tenant improvements. The firm’s work is based on the principal of building lasting partnerships and relationships based on trust.
Aside from the hospitality market, the company also works on multifamily and commercial projects. The locally-owned business’ list of big-name clients include the Hilton, Hyatt, Marriot, and Wyndham Hotels. The company has licenses in Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico.
11) Pursuit Builders Inc.
Website | 623-465-4412 | 23015 N. 15th Ave. Suite 106 Phoenix, AZ 85027
Pursuit Builders is a general construction firm that mainly works on hotel and hospitality renovations. For the past 20 years, the company has completed multiple bars, restaurants, and retail stores around the state. Projects cost from $10,000 up to $5 million. Pursuit Builders is a multi-state operation that runs coast to coast, serving Phoenix, Texas, Alaska, and Florida.
Work completed for Marriott, Sheraton, and Renaissance are some of the firm’s significant projects. John Paul Paternostro, principal of the firm, ensures that quality construction is achieved by his talented team of builders. The company aims for a balance between quality and speed, delivering timely projects that meet top-notch standards.
10) Sletten Companies
Website | 602-273-1474 | 2501 East University, Phoenix, AZ 85034
With licenses across 16 states, the Phoenix-based Sletten Companies runs an extensive enterprise, working in different sectors such as the education, justice, aviation, industrial, and healthcare markets. Its scope of services covers commercial full-service general construction, design/build, and renovation work. Notable projects in Phoenix include the Found: Re Hotel and the Sky Harbor Restaurant.
The Sletten Companies has been operating since 1928. This company won the Arizona Real Estate and Development (AZRE) award for its Lexington Hotel project in 2017. The firm carries the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, which guarantees green building for every Sletten project. The company is a 100% employee-owned business.
9) Jokake Construction
Website | 602-224-4500 | 5013 E. Washington, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Founded in 2009, Jokake Construction is an employee-owned business that operates around the Metro Phoenix area. The enterprise is led by Casey Cartier, who runs the company with a firm sense of community. Cartier’s firm also offers facility maintenance services, responding to clients in need at a moment’s notice.
The firm was named the 2018 General Contractor of the Year by the Engineering News-Record’s Southwest outpost. It has completed projects in different sectors including education, healthcare, and retail markets. Jokake was also responsible for the construction of several healthcare centers in the state, as well as school and gym facilities.
8) Pegasus Construction
Website | 602-285-9339 | 2140 W Greenway Rd. #180, Phoenix, AZ 85023
Safety is a major priority for Pegasus Construction. The company proudly boasts a “zero accidents loss” accomplishment, which is a great feat in the field. The firm has been a regular contractor for clients looking to do Phoenix commercial work. The general and commercial contractor does new construction, design/build, tenant improvements, and remodel and renovation. Combined, Pegasus has completed over 2,700+ projects since its 1987 inception.
Pegasus Construction’s work has been featured in AZRE Magazine. The company’s projects range from restaurants to industrial construction. It has completed construction for notable establishments such as Golden Corral, Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Denny’s.
7) VKW Construction
Website | 480-736-2729 | 505 S. Madison Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281
VKW is an exclusive hotel and hospitality contractor serving Phoenix. VKW president and co-founder Keith Wilson has also previously completed projects in the retail, office, and restaurant sectors. Wilson has over 20 years of experience in the field, and knows the ins and outs of the industry. The firm often collaborates with hotel and hospitality experts to maximize construction efficiency.
One of the company’s notable characteristics is its ability to finish quality construction in a short amount of time. The firm’s list of notable clientele includes the Crowne Plaza, Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and Holiday Inn. VKW Construction also offers facility management and hotel maintenance, doing work for clients ranging from furniture moving to room repaints.
6) Princeton Construction
Website | 602-603-1102 | 4112 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Princeton Construction is a construction company spearheaded by Charlie Hall, who founded it in 2011. The award-winning firm has claimed numerous awards, including the General Contractor of the Year honor from the AZRE Real Estate and Development Awards and multiple awards from Engineering News-Record’s Mountain States and California’s “Best Of” Awards. Its construction work includes healthcare, commercial, and residential projects.
The company is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), Central Arizona Society for Healthcare Engineering (CASHE), and Verde Vaqueros. It has several qualifications, inlcuding an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30-hour training certification, the Maricopa County Dust Control Compliance Certificate, the ASHE Healthcare Construction Certificate, ASHE Infection Control Certificate, and ASHE Healthcare Construction Project Management Certificate.
5) Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
Website | 480-383-8480 | 4129 E Van Buren St Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85008
80 years in the field has allowed Hensel Phelps Construction Co. to thrive in the industry. The company not only offers construction services but also develops and maintains landmarks, guiding clients not only at the beginning and seeing every project even after its through. The firm’s hospitality portfolio is valued ata around $4.2 billion and includes high-profile clients including Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, Universal Parks and Resorts, and Disney Parks and Resorts. Their profile also includes the Luhrs Marriott Courtyard & Residence Inn and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.
The company notes that its renovation of Wedges 2–5 of The Pentagon is one of the biggest renovations in modern history, nabbing the firm a Silver Beam Award for Design-Build and the Grand Award for Overall Project of the Year, an apt recognition for the impressive accomplishment. The firm’s additional accolades include the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) National Diversity Excellence Award in the “General Contractor – Over $33 Million” category and the Love Field Modernization Program’s “Outstanding Renovation over $200 Million” category.
4) Mortenson Construction
Website | 602-840-8655 | 2355 E Camelback Rd, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85016
For 65 years, Mortenson Construction has been an elite contractor in Phoenix’s landscape. Mort Mortenson has been responsible for the firm landing and completing big-time projects in the hospitality sector, such as the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House Hotels and the Hampton Inn and Suites. He has since been succeeded by his son David Mortenson in running the corporation. Aside from the hotel markets, the company also works in the aviation, sports, entertainment, and federal sectors, as well as developing engineering and energy services.
In 2018, the company received the Award of Merit from Engineering News- Record (ENR) Southwest Best Projects for its work on the Salt River Project (SRP). It was recognized by the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Business in Diversity Awards in June 2019 for its inclusive nature. The company has been previously featured in business publications such as the Phoenix Business Journal and the Milwaukee Business Journal.
3) McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Website | 480-449-4700 | 6225 N 24th St. Ste 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016
McCarthy’s Southwest Region, based in Phoenix, has earned a reputation for delivering some of the most high-profile hotel, hospitality, and entertainment developments throughout the region. As hospitality and entertainment construction partners, McCarthy helps major brands succeed in creating new experiences that surprise the industry and delight everyone who walks through the door. Beginning many years ago, McCarthy built the Phoenician luxury resort in Arizona and has brought new developments to the region ever since, including multiple venues at the Palms Casino, like Kaos Nightclub and pool, Top Golf, and Hakkasan Nightclub in Nevada as well as Odysea Aquarium and Casino del Sol in Arizona and the Sandia Hotel & Casino in New Mexico.
McCarthy Building Companies is the oldest privately held national construction company in the country – with more than 150 years spent collaborating with partners to solve complex building challenges, which has earned the firm recognition as one of the top 10 entertainment construction companies in the country. With an unrelenting focus on safety and a comprehensive quality program that spans all phases of every project, McCarthy utilizes industry-leading design phase and construction techniques combined with value-add technology to maximize outcomes. Recognized as a sustainable builder and regularly honored as a Best Place to Work and Healthiest Employer, McCarthy is ranked the 21st largest domestic general contractor (Engineering News-Record, May 2019). McCarthy is 100 percent employee-owned.
2) Balfour Beatty Construction
Website | 602-258-5670 | 8777 E Hartford Dr #140, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Balfour Beatty excels in design-build and general contracting. Led by Brian Cahill, a 30-year construction stalwart, the firm has exceeded expectations when it comes to its contracting work in the public and private sectors. Since 1993, Cahill has been laser-focused on his Zero Harm initiative, prioritizing the safety of his employees and clients amidst the construction work.
The company has completed several hotel and hospitality projects in different states, including the Ritz Carlton in Charlotte, the Marriott Marquis in Houston, and the Hyatt House Hotel in Portland. The firm has received several honors including the Associated General Contractors’ (AGC) AGC in the Community Award, the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association’s Safe Contractor Award, and ABC’S Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Award from the Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia Chapters. Balfour has appeared in publications such as Business Wire Online, Construction Dive, and CSR Wire Online.
1) Wespac Construction
Website | 602-956-1323 | 9440 N 26th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85028
Wespac implements a multi-pronged approach when it comes to building projects. Its first priority is maintaining and cultivating each client relationship. In its 28-year history, Wespac Construction boasts an astounding 85% rate of repeat clients. The firm also prioritizes facing each project with a unique and focused approach. The company offers full preconstruction and construction services. Giving back to the community in the form of volunteerism and striving to promote green building are also major aspects of the firm’s work.
Phoenix Business Journal’s named Wespac one of the Top Contractors in 2018-2019. It has received several awards from the AZRE Magazine’s Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards for its work on the Waypoint Building Four, Carvana at Liberty Center, and Copper State Rubber. It has been featured in numerous publications, including Arizona Foothills Magazine, Green Living Magazine, Glide Magazine, ArchDaily, and Masonry Magazine.