One of the biggest challenges that comes with working on a multifamily development is the matter of constructing a home that would perfectly suit a wide variety of families. These buildings come in a wide range of kinds, sizes, and styles. From townhouses and duplexes to luxury apartments and mixed-use buildings, clients in need of the best general contractor equipped to take on a multifamily project may find solace in this article.

This list compiles eight of the best multifamily builders in Denver. They were chosen primarily based on experience, merit, and background. Several of these firms have also worked on structures worth millions of dollars and excel in crafting unique amenities like roof decks and other recreational spaces.

If you are thinking about building a multifamily 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.

Schneider Building Company

1919 Elk Pl, Denver, CO 80211

With over three decades of combined experience among its team, Schneider Building offers a full range of general contracting and construction management services. It showcases a skill for projects of varying sizes and has worked on several technically complex multifamily structures. In addition to these multifamily projects, the firm also specializes in several other markets such as commercial ground-up construction work, tenant improvements, and large-scale residential remodels and renovations. Projects with the firm typically cost around $500k to $10M and are often characterized by their excellent masonry, craftsmanship, and skill for creating special features like rooftop amenities.

The firm’s portfolio serves as proof of the firm’s excellent multifamily work. It has repeatedly demonstrated an extensive variety of multiple dwelling complexes from micro townhomes to high-end apartment complexes. Additionally, its portfolio also displays a few custom home projects often rendered in modern farmhouse and carriage themes.

Zinga Construction, Inc.

423 S Newcombe St., Lakewood, CO 80226

Zinga Construction specializes in both commercial and residential projects and has been serving the area since 2002. It collaborates with some of Denver’s best architects and engineers and has established relationships with several of the area’s best local subcontractors it hires for every project it takes on. The firm handles project coordination and coordinates closely with its selected team, relieving clients of the extra challenge of curating a perfect list of subcontractors and outsourced experts. With extensive experience in “shaft wall” construction, the firm is licensed and insured to construct lightweight commercial and multifamily buildings. It is also capable of taking on general consulting services as well as residential ground-up construction work. 

The firm is led by David Van Doren, a builder who got his first glimpse into the industry at an early age. Prior to his establishment of the firm, he worked as a project manager and superintendent and he also has extensive experience when it comes to residential home building and remodeling. 

Adair Group, Inc.

2825 N Speer Blvd., Denver, CO 80211

Since its establishment in 1992, the Adair Group has secured a solid reputation for itself as one of Denver’s leading general contractors. It is an expert in both residential and commercial construction projects and has proven to be a leading choice for developers and architects. The firm’s team showcases extensive knowledge and experience for a wide variety of markets and has worked with some of the area’s best subcontractors. The firm is also known for its innovative solutions, excellent leadership, and growing bonding capacity. Serving the entire Denver Metro Area, projects with the firm typically cost around $4.8 million. For all of these excellent services and its great work, the firm was featured in the Denver Business Journal

Its portfolio provides insight into a gallery of apartments and several other multifamily complexes from townhouses to large-scale apartment developments, similar to that of the pictured project. Here, its team challenged itself with the project’s chalet-like architecture and showcased its excellent woodwork and attention to detail. 

Palace Construction

7 S Galapago St., Denver, CO 80223

Palace Construction has been providing the Rocky Mountain region with exceptional commercial and residential construction, restoration, and emergency services for the past 56 years. Its multifamily projects encompass a large scope of subcategories, some of which include affordable housing, senior living, and luxury townhomes. The firm uses a highly specialized yet integrated approach, enabling its team to focus on a client’s individual struggles. It also aids in developing a detailed and strategic pre-construction plan, which lays out a particular project’s specific budget and schedule. Because of this, the firm has consistently been able to deliver its work both on time and within the agreed upon price range. Throughout its years in the industry, the firm has been lauded with multiple awards for its work. Most notably, the firm is the recipient of several distinctions from the American Institute of Architects as well as from the annual Major Achievements in Merchandising Excellence competition. 

The following project is one of the largest infill redevelopment projects in Denver. For this, the firm’s team prepared a four-phase plan which redeveloped a 17.5-acre former orchard into 400 houses varying from condominiums to townhouses and apartments. Aria Apartments, the pictured project, was the first phase of the plan and primarily features new wood-frame low-income units. The entire project was executed with the aid of several sustainability practices and in compliance with EnergyStar regulations. The firm is also LEED Platinum Certified. 

Division One Construction

2352 Dayton St., Aurora, CO 80010

Hailed as one of Denver’s premier general contractors, Division One Construction is known for its creative designs and excellent craftsmanship. It offers a full array of commercial and residential services and employs a design-build approach, which makes it a project’s single point-of-contact throughout the entire process. That process saves clients time from having to coordinate with different subcontractors, architects, and designers, with the firm assembling an entire team solely dedicated to a particular project. From budgeting planning to design and construction, the firm takes charge of every facet of all of its projects and emphasizes the importance of maintaining open lines of communication with its clients. It also provides detailed and realistic estimates and does not change any orders throughout construction, unless necessary, to avoid any additional costs. With specialization and expertise for luxury work, the firm has extensive experience with unique demands and needs, especially for custom projects.  

Focusing more on its multifamily work, the firm’s portfolio showcases a selection of townhomes, condominiums, and lofts. Some of which have been featured in publications like the BusinessDen and Greater Park Hill. It is also the proud recipient of several industry accolades. Most notably, it won a 2017 CARE Award for its exquisite architecture. 

Hyder Construction, Inc.

1031 Santa Fe Dr. Suite #300, Denver, CO 80204

Founded in 1946, Hyder Construction was established at a time when only a few firms had the skill and expertise to construct in the Colorado mountains’ elevation and extreme weather conditions. The firm has secured a solid reputation for itself and is known for its full range of stellar services. It provides a detail pre-construction package and handles every phase of construction. Today the firm also emphasizes the importance of sustainability and employs several green building practices under the guidance of its LEED-accredited staff. On top of all this, it uses the latest technology and virtual design methods including the Building Information Model, which further assists its team in thoroughly understanding a project, identifying cost-effective solutions, and minimizing any errors.  

For the featured project, the firm was tasked with working on this particular building for a two-phased luxury residential condominium. It consists of four stories and 29 units constructed atop a parking area. Inside, it features beautiful professional-style gourmet kitchens, high ceilings, and large windows with breathtaking mountainside views. To complement its exteriors, its team opted for elegant hardwood floors along with several solid wood finishes.

Jackson Design Build

9033 E Easter Pl #200, Centennial, CO 80112

Manned by a team with over five decades of combined construction experience, Jackson Design Build has worked on thousands of residential and commercial projects worth over millions of dollars. It offers work throughout the Greater Denver area and is known for its exceptional services and talented team. Its process highly emphasizes the importance of transparency and maintaining communication with its clients through a state-of-the-art software called Buildertrend. With this application, the firm provides its clients with 24/7 access to the entire construction process in real time. Clients can manage change orders, track scheduling, view documents, manage product selections, and even view photos of their on-going site. This careful, customer-centered process guarantees only the best in both quality and pricing, which the firm is able to achieve with its list of valued trade partners and subcontractors, some of whom have been with the firm for over two decades. The firm also has partnerships with several vital organizations that keep it up-to-date with the latest industry trends from energy-efficiency to design. Some of these affiliations include the Home Builders Association and EnergyStar.

Given this stellar CV, it comes as no surprise that the firm has been distinguished several times since its establishment in 2012. Most notably, it was featured in Qualified Remodeler in 2017. For these row homes, the firm’s team made use of an open concept floor plan. Each home has its own observation deck and is energy-efficient. Additionally, they also come with numerous elegant custom finishes and premium features courtesy of the Jackson Design team.

Denver Design Build

100 Kalamath St., Denver, CO 80223

Denver Design Build is a multi-award winning firm that has consistently been hailed as one of the area’s best construction firms by numerous publications including Denver Business Magazine and The US Builders Review. It offers both residential and commercial general contracting services and is distinguished for its excellent yet affordable work. Given that it uses a design-build approach, the firm’s projects are all completed by a single, focused team. Its design staff is well-versed in a wide variety of home styles from contemporary and industrial themes to more traditional and rustic architecture. Its designs are often distinguished for its team’s value for space planning and prioritizing a particular family’s needs and incorporating it into a design’s framework. In other words, its team puts a strong emphasis on functionality and overall optimization.

The firm is led by Jeff Ayres and Jeff Gates, both of whom have extensive knowledge of residential construction, and they specialize in duplexes and townhomes. Under their leadership and close supervision, the firm has been lauded with numerous awards. Some of which include multiple “Best of Colorado” awards for both residential and commercial projects. 

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