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Successful multi-unit residential projects demand the expertise of contractors proficient in performing large-scale construction. As such, hiring the best multifamily contractors is essential.

Our team has considered and evaluated numerous construction firms proficient in building multi-unit and multi-residential structures in Austin. These nine contractors were ranked based on their accreditation and certifications, professional affiliations, as well as awards and press recognition. We also took into account their years in the industry, client reviews, and the range of services they offered.

This final list features a wide variety of contractors, from builders that focus on the new construction of complexes and high-density structures to firms that regularly aim for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification in their projects. Each firm is capable of performing structural and functional construction work with the highest regard for industry standards and using solid building techniques and cutting-edge technology.

 

 

Harvey-Cleary Builders

9020 N Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. 2 Suite #300, Austin, TX 78759

For over 60 years, commercial companies have trusted Harvey-Cleary Builders to realize their building plans through innovative solutions. The firm primarily offers general contracting, preconstruction, design-build, and construction management services for a variety of residential, commercial, light industrial, and government projects. Headquartered in Houston, the full-service general contractor extends services throughout the U.S.

The firm’s claim to fame: single-team accountability coupled with a strong understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities presented by a diverse range of projects. One of the firm’s most significant projects is the construction of The Bowie. The structure is a 36-story, mixed-use apartment building in downtown Austin. It houses 358 residential apartment units with 34 different floor plans, each touting floor-to-ceiling windows and hardwood floors. The building also has 4,268 square feet of retail space, 200,000 square feet of parking, and 40,684 square feet of office space on two floors occupied by Whole Foods Corporate. Topping the tower is a heated swimming pool, which has been dubbed the highest pool in Texas.


ANDRES Construction Services

3710 Rawlins St. Suite #1510, Dallas, TX 75219

Since 1991, ANDRES Construction Services has built a reputation for flexibility and adaptability, as well as bringing substantial levels of industry experience to each project. The firm primarily offers construction management, general contracting, construction consulting, design-build, major renovation, historic restoration, adaptive reuse, and program management services. Over the years, the firm has helped advance diverse residential, commercial, and institutional markets in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, and Houston.

One project that clearly embodies the firm’s commitment to delivering outstanding results is Crestview Commons. This project encompassed the construction of a four-story complex housing 353 one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging from 642 to 1,405 square feet. The structure also includes numerous amenities such as a dog park, a resort-style pool with grilling areas, a relaxation courtyard, and a rooftop lounge with views of downtown Austin.


Jordan Foster Construction

2211 S IH 35 Frontage Rd. Suite #403, Austin, TX 78741

Founded in 1969, Jordan Foster Construction has completed billions of dollars worth of commercial, residential, infrastructure, concrete, and federal building projects throughout Texas and the Southern U.S. It has consistently ranked as one of the top construction firms in the state and the nation, landing a spot on ENR‘s Top 400 Contractors in 2014, among other notable achievements. With corporate headquarters in El Paso, the firm operates through its offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

Jordan Foster’s advanced planning in the preconstruction phase gives the firm an edge in developing efficient site logistics. To create productive and safe work environments, the firm formulates detailed safety and quality control plans. As a result, projects are completed methodically and with great care. Such is the case in the firm’s construction of the Ladera Hill Country Apartments. Located along Interstate 35 in South Austin, the garden-style project is 363,823 square feet of eleven three-story and three-story/four-story split buildings. Additional project features include a dog park, a multi-tiered resort-style swimming pool with private cabanas, a clubhouse with a lounge, a pavilion, and exercise and yoga rooms. 


BEC Austin

8320 Bee Caves Rd. Suite #200, Austin, TX 78746

Formerly Bailey Elliott Construction, BEC Austin is a premier commercial general contractor serving the Central Texas region. Lauded for its experience, organization, and attention to detail, the firm effectively balances short-term costs and needs with long-term value. For almost 50 years, BEC Austin has placed confidence in the significant impact of its sustainable building practices. From bank chains to LEED Platinum multifamily complexes to civic buildings, the firm turns plans into realities with the highest regard for client visions and industry standards.

BEC Austin successfully handled the construction of M-Station: a wood-framed apartment complex consisting of 150 apartments in four three- and four-story buildings, as well as a two-story leasing office and a two-story childcare facility. These buildings were designed to minimize both energy and water use, featuring amenities like a rainwater re-irrigation system and bioswales. The concrete sidewalks made of pervious cement were designed to minimize stormwater run-off and to maximize water quality. This project earned a LEED Platinum Certification and an Austin Energy Green Building five-star rating.


Balfour Beatty

1250 S Capital of Texas Hwy., Bldg. 1 Suite #250, Austin, TX 78746

With an impressive portfolio including some of the area’s most distinct landmarks such as the Austonian, Balfour Beatty has established itself as one of the most trusted general contractors in Austin. The firm has deep roots in diverse markets—from aviation, civic, corrections, federal, higher education, K to 12, multifamily, and private sectors. This experience, combined with nation-wide resources and specialized professionals, allow Balfour Beatty to successfully handle general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build projects of various scopes and degrees of difficulty.

Northshore is a mixed-use 38-story building that accommodates 436 high-end apartments, 30,000 square feet of retail and restaurant spaces, and 28,000 square feet of creative office space. In addition to successfully performing construction, Balfour Beatty developed and implemented site logistics to ensure site and worker safety. It also ensured that the tower adhered to the guidelines of the Austin Energy Green Building standards, and is now pursuing LEED Silver certification.


Martines Palmeiro Construction

1016 La Posada Dr. Suite #138, Austin, TX 78752

Established in 2008 by Michael Martines and Cory Palmeiro, Martines Palmeiro Construction (MPC) is recognized as the fastest growing private company in 2015 by the Denver Business Journal. The firm specializes in creating high-density residential, senior and assisted living, and retail commercial spaces across Texas and Colorado. It works hand-in-hand with clients to accurately tailor cost-effective general construction, construction management, design-assist, and design-build solutions. This collaborative approach allows MPC to manage proactively and seamlessly all of the elements of an entire project.

The firm handled the construction of Corazon, which is the first Austin multifamily project to achieve LEED Gold Certified for Homes. It features a street-level restaurant and a retail space below 256 high-end residential units. The structure represents the green transformation currently underway in the city’s East neighborhood, housing a “rain garden” on the third level, which serves as a storm filtration system. Using specific plants and foliage, building runoff is cleansed before it drains into the city’s stormwater system.


White Construction Company

2705 Bee Cave Rd. Suite #250, Austin, TX 78746

Charles N. White established White Construction Company in 1971 with the goal of delivering integrated construction services and building functional, enduring structures. Today, the firm provides clients across 14 states—including Texas and Mississippi—with comprehensive general contracting, construction management, design-build, preconstruction, construction, building information modeling (BIM), and LEED and sustainable solutions. From healthcare facilities and corporate headquarters to retail centers and multi-unit residential buildings, the team successfully handles projects of varying scopes and levels of complexity.

Working with White Construction Company allows clients to partner with a skilled team of professionals who thrive in a culture of meticulousness, diligence, and expertise. This commitment is reflected in all White projects, including the Barton Place Condominiums. The project included six separate five-story condominium buildings on top of a two-level underground parking garage. It houses 270 residential units that have one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. The building’s facade consists of a glass curtain wall punctuated with natural stone, stucco, and metal panel veneers. Meanwhile, the roof areas are accented with western red cedar canopies and standing seam barrel roofs.


Journeyman Construction

1000 N Lamar Blvd. Suite #400, Austin, TX 78703

Since 1996, Journeyman Construction has evolved to become one of the largest construction firms in Texas. It was named one of the 100 Fastest Growing Construction Firms in the U.S. by Entrepreneur Magazine, and, in 2014, was ranked as one of the top 400 General Contractors in the country by Engineering News-Record (ENR). The firm has also received multiple awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recognizing its excellence in building endeavors.

The firm maintains its corporate headquarters in Austin with a regional office in Corpus Christi and provides a slew of services. Journeyman’s project portfolio touts diverse multifamily, senior living, hospitality, K to 12, higher education, retail, office buildings, medical offices, condominiums, municipal buildings, and parks and recreation facilities—several of which have achieved LEED certification.

Over the years, the firm has come up with a number of unique buildings and complexes, one of which is Southpark Crossing. It is a 308-unit luxury apartment community located adjacent to major employers, retail destinations, and neighborhood schools. The community features twelve three-story buildings with garage parking, as well as a clubhouse, a landscaped resort-style pool area, a private entrance gate system, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.


JE Dunn Construction

2010 S Lamar Blvd. Suite #201, Austin, TX 78704

JE Dunn Construction has touted significant expertise in the commercial construction industry since 1924. Headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, the firm has 20 offices across the nation and over 2,500 employees. Each employee is adept in various facets of general construction, construction management-at-risk, agency construction management, and design-build, providing a slew of services to market industries such as multifamily residential, healthcare, and sports and entertainment. Thanks to its all-encompassing expertise and experience, JE Dunn consistently ranks among the top contractors in several specialty areas in ENR’s Top 400 Contractors.

One of the firm’s most remarkable multi-unit residential projects is the Austin 360 Condominiums, which was named the Best Real Estate Project for 2009 by the Austin Business Journal. The 44-story, 432-unit glass condominium tower features a lighted glass spire, street-level retail, large unit balconies, street-level limestone accents, and decorative metal panels created by local Austin artists. The structure also has a seven-level, 656-car, cast-in-place parking garage. The building meets the Austin Energy Green Building Program requirements and has been recognized for its environmentally friendly development, design, and construction.


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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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