Albuquerque, New Mexico is a city with a long and rich history that has been marked by rapid growth and expansion. Part of that development effort is the increase of commerce, turning Albuquerque into a trading hub that has made it a home to many industrial facilities—everything from expansive distribution centers to high-tech solar power facilities.
With the particularities of the location, the people handling your project should know the lay of the land so that they can tailor each detail to address the needs of the project while complying with the standards and requirements of the surrounding environment. We’ve put together a list of the best industrial contractors in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Each contractor on this list is fully equipped to handle large-scale and highly complex industrial projects and was chosen based on several criteria: the contractor’s background in the industry, their accreditations, the quality and complexity of their projects, and industry awards.
Enterprise Builders Corporation
8516 Paseo Alameda NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Founded in 1988, Enterprise Builders Corporation is an award-winning commercial general contractor backed by 33 years of experience. As one of the area’s most trusted partners, it is accredited by the Associated Builders & Contractors, the American Subcontractors Association, and the USGBC. In fact, it’s been awarded the 2019 ABC Founder’s Circle Award, the 2019 ABC Excellence in Construction Award, and the 2019 ASA of News Mexico Annual Industry Award.
Enterprise has also worked with several household names in the auto industry, brands like Chevrolet, Porsche, Audi, Honda, Subaru, and Harley-Davidson. Its extensive experience in building well-made, expansive structures equipped it with a strong set of skills that enables it to construct large-scale industrial projects.
The Utility Trailer of Colorado project, featured above, is a great example. It’s a 15,000-square-foot metal building found on I-40. This expansive and well-built structure ended up bagging a few awards, including two Eagle Awards from the 2019 Associated Builders & Contractors New Mexico Chapter Excellence in Construction as well as the First Runner Up for the Small Project of the Year category from the American Subcontractors Association.
3010 Monte Vista Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Building on three decades of practical experience in a diverse market, HB Construction is on a mission to become one of the area’s most trusted and sought-after general contractors in the Southwest. After being rebuilt back in 2011, it has since offered enhanced preconstruction and partnering services to establish a collaborative working environment that is essential to any construction project, especially one of the sheer size and complexities of an industrial facility.
Throughout its years in the business, HB Construction has been recognized with several prestigious awards for its construction prowess and business practices. It has been recognized as one of the top 2 in Albuquerque Business First’s Best Places to Work list; it has won the Eagle Award in Renovation for De Anza Motor Lodge Redevelopment in the ABCNM Excellence in Construction Awards; it also earned the Award of Merit in Higher Education for the NMSU Devasthali Hall from the ENR Southwest Best Projects Awards.
Above is the Enterprise Industrial Park – Building III, an example of the contractor’s work on large industrial buildings. It’s a concrete tilt-wall panel warehouse, office, and distribution center that HB Construction built on an expansive 20-acre site. This 359,251-square-foot project, designed by Beaty Palmer Architects, includes the building of six tenant storefront entrances, 74 loading docks, and 394 parking spaces.
2906 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Over 75 years in the business has equipped Jaynes Corporation with the necessary skills to construct expansive and well-built structures in the Alburquerque, Durango, Farmington, Las Cruces, and El Paso areas. Over the decades, the firm has been widely recognized for its building prowess: it has earned recognition from several award-giving bodies. That includes the AGC New Mexico, which awarded it the Grand Prize of Show Winner New Mexico for its Santa Fe County Administrative Complex project, the Best Building Award in the $10 to $20 million building category for Phase 1 and 2 of the Artesia Aquatic Center, and the Best Buildings Award Runner Up in the $5 to $10 million category for the Farmington Outdoor Aquatic Facility.
A great example of the company’s tried and tested work on large industrial buildings is the American Tire Warehouse Expansion project featured above. The company actually built the original building back in 1989 for American Tire. This time around, the team built this 47,000-square-foot warehouse addition with 3,000 square feet of office space. Throughout the construction of this project, the team coordinated closely with the owners to avoid disrupting the company’s operations, as well as to expedite the stocking of the new warehouse. After building the new addition, within just two weeks, the team was able to gut and demolish the old building and move everything — from the racking to the computer servers — into the new building, all without disrupting the company’s services.
Mick Rich Contractors
8401 Firestone Lane NE, Albuquerque, NM 87199
In the past 33 years, Mick Rich Contractors has been building scores of public and private sector projects in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and West Texas. Though a mid-size contractor, Mick Rich Contractors has the rich and broad range of experience of a larger construction firm which has been honed by decades of experience in handling a wide variety of projects, everything from churches to large-scale industrial projects. For its work in these markets, Mick Rich Contractors has been recognized for its practices on employee and project safety, for which it has been awarded the Gold STEP Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.
Above is Mick Rich’s work on the Kirtland Air Force Base Bulk Fuels Facility. It’s a wastewater treatment plant that was built to clean fuel out of the contaminated water from the fuel spillover at Kirtland Air Force Base that has been threatening the City of Albuquerque’s water supply for years. It was connected to wells throughout KAFB, where water is pumped to the facility and then put through carbon scrubbers and later pumped offsite to injection wells where it’s put back to the water table, safe and clean. The facility now pumps thousands of gallons of contaminated groundwater every day, cleans it, and puts it back into the water table.
4538 McLeod NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
With 65 years of experience, Miller Bonded is a trusted contractor that serves as a single source for the fabrication, construction, installation, and maintenance of mechanical and plumbing systems. It brings a particular skill set regarding the local mechanical systems and pipe construction that is highly essential in the construction and maintenance of industrial facilities.
Additionally, it is also a highly accredited contractor with certifications from ACINM Association of Commerce and Industry of NM, AED Albuquerque Economic Development, the AGC Association of General Contractors, the AICCNM American Indian Chamber of Commerce of New Mexico, the ASA America Subcontractors Association, the ASHRAE American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers, the CFMA Construction Financial Managers Association, GACC Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, the HRMANM Human Resource Managers Association of New Mexico, the MCA Mechanical Contractors Association, and many more.
The Elite Well Facility project featured above is an example of Miller Bonded’s work on industrial facilities. This oil fracking facility is built atop a 22-acre site and has a vehicle maintenance area, a truck wash, tote and drum storage, and office buildings. This 75,783 square foot project was built in a fast-paced timeline and all five buildings of the projects were completed within six months.