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We have listed some of the best industrial contractors in the area. Our editorial team chose each one after reviewing their experience, awards, press features, and affiliations.

Brasfield & Gorrie

941 West Morse Boulevard, Suite 200, Winter Park, FL 32789

Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. We are skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and Lean construction, but we are best known for our preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Brasfield & Gorrie has 13 offices and more than 3,200 employees. Our 2021 revenues were $4.2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 22nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2021. Brasfield & Gorrie is ENR Southeast 2021 Contractor of the Year.

Summit Design + Build

100 S Ashley Drive, Suite 320, Tampa, FL 33602

Summit Design + Build was founded in 2005 and has quickly grown to be one of the most innovative general contractors and construction management firms. It provides a wide array of services that include the industrial, institutional, entertainment, medical facility, mixed-use, office, restaurant, retail, recreational, single and family homes, and adaptive reuse sectors. The company is committed to delivering the highest standards in craftsmanship and establishing long-term relationships with its clients.

Summit Design + Build is under the leadership of its president, Adam Miller, whose years of construction management and real estate experience, and broad knowledge in the industry have helped him grow the company. He works hard to provide an unparalleled build experience to every client. In his 24 years of being in the industry, he has overseen the completion and successful occupancy of more than 400 projects totaling $600 million in revenue.

Summit Design + Build takes pride in all the distinctions it has won since its inception. That list includes the 2021 U.S. Woodworks Wood Design Award for Regional Excellence on 1040 W. Fulton, the 2020 Preservation Excellence Award by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks, and being named one of 2020’s ENR Top Southeast Contractors.

 The firm is likewise certified by the West Central Association (WCA) Chamber Commerce, the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), and the Real Estate Investment Council.  

Schmid Construction

15690 W Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Schmid Construction is a family-owned and operated business founded in 2002 by brothers John and George Schmid. The firm has a wide range of experience in automotive dealerships, commercial retail centers, medical facilities, and industrial distribution centers. Schmid Construction is passionate about what they do and they are committed to providing the highest quality of services to their clients.

 Schmid Construction is committed to surpassing its clients’ expectations, taking into account expertise and efficiency. The company welcomes green practices to help protect the environment. Some of the company’s team members have earned the LEED AP Building Design + Construction certification and implemented construction practices that adhere to the strict requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Schmid Construction takes pride in all the awards it has received over the years. This includes the 2020 South Lake Chamber of Commerce Best of South Lake, the 2020 Best Builder or Contractor Award, and the 2019 Orlando Business Journal Golden 100.

Ryan Companies

2150 Via Bella Boulevard, Land o’ Lakes, FL 34639

Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies is a national leader in commercial real estate services. The firm adheres to the highest standards of artistry, believing in the value of the buildings it designs, develops, and constructs. The firm offers a wide array of services, including industrial, mixed-use, office, healthcare, multifamily, retail, senior living, architecture, engineering, and real estate management. The company is composed of efficient and highly-skilled experts who take a thorough approach to every project. The firm has established successful relationships with its clients and partners and has a proven track record of working effectively with them through the years.

 Ryan Companies is led by its Chairman Emeritus, Timothy M. Gray, who joined the company in 1969, taking over the firm’s finances. Later on, he became Chief Financial Officer. Brian Murray joined the firm in 2009 and served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, taking the lead in the construction operations and shared services functions of the company.

Ryan Companies is certified by the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and the Certified Guaranty Company (CGC).  

The Sinclair Group

111 South Albany Avenue, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33606

Established in 1994, The Sinclair Group has been providing commercial construction services to the industrial, office, retail, restaurant, senior living and medical sectors for nearly three decades. The firm has become one of the largest privately held commercial construction firms in Florida by delivering results that are of the highest quality standards, as well as serving as a trusted partner for the commercial real estate industry. The Sinclair Group has built and maintained relationships and its reputation by following its core principles “Quality, Service and Integrity.” The Sinclair Group has more than 28 years of general contracting experience, outstanding subcontractor relationships, a diverse portfolio, and highly respected relationships with owner, developers, commercial real estate brokers, architects and engineers.

Burk Clark, founder and president of The Sinclair Group, along with his sons Cameron Clark and Graham Clark has grown the firm to a $30M general contracting, design-build and construction management firm. Burk’s responsibilities as president include overseeing all aspects of The Sinclair Group’s operations, estimating, and client development. He holds a degree in building construction from the University of Florida and is an active member of civic and industry-related organizations.

The Sinclair Group has been the recipient of several industry awards including the NAIOP Tampa Bay Best of the Best Award and the CREW Tampa Bay Excellence Award, in addition it has been named one of Tampa Business Journal’s Largest General Construction Firms for seven consecutive years (2014 to 2021). The company is also affiliated with the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP), Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), CREW Tampa Bay, Urban Land Institute Tampa Bay, Real Estate Investment Council (REIC), Pasco EDC, St. Pete Downtown Partnership, and a sponsor of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SOIR) Florida.

Keator Construction

599 Maguire Road, Ocoee, FL 34761

Keator Construction is a general contracting firm specializing in town centers and shopping plazas, entertainment, retail, restaurants, office, institutional, healthcare, hospitality, medical, and light industrial construction services. The company’s services extend into private and publicly owned sectors, including non-profit organizations. Keator Construction has been in the business for 35 years and has the proven capability to function as a traditional general contractor, construction manager, and design-builder.

The firm is headed by its president, Clark Keator, who earned a degree in building construction from the University of Florida. He leads the team in ensuring that the company meets the project’s goals and requirements. They work collaboratively with the clients from the start, establishing clear communication to keep them informed and involved in the design, construction, and budget.

Since its inception, Keator Construction has been honored with numerous awards, including placing 11th on the 2017 Orlando Business Journal’s The List, 12th in 2016, 9th in 2015, and among the Golden 100 Top Privately Held Companies.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management