It is no secret that building multifamily home projects can be challenging with all the intricacies they require. Complex projects, such as these homes with multiple units and varying amenities, require expertise from contractors seasoned with large-scale projects and unorthodox residential features.
In order to arrive with the list of best possible multifamily contractors in Houston, our team assessed hundreds of contractors working in the city. The team collected and rated these firms using different criteria, including relevant awards, press features, and quality of work. We also took customer ratings, work history, affiliations, and business tenure into account to come up with this list.
Firms on this list have thorough experience in constructing multifamily projects and other equivalently challenging build-outs. Those who intend to push forward these investments should consider these time-tested firms well.
13) CTC Contractors
Website | 713-936-1970 | 3410 Yale St., Houston, TX 77018
Despite its recent establishment in 2010, CTC Contractors stands to be one of Houston’s most versatile commercial contractors. CTC works with turn-key construction expertise, servicing various commercial market areas, from restaurant to retail, to office, and to industrial build-outs. The firm also offers construction services outside general contracting, which includes millwork and drywall installations.
The firm’s founder, Josh Crescenzi, established the company with a vision of creating a versatile contracting firm that could respond to the different construction needs of Houstonians. This approach and vision have enabled Crescenzi and his team to be locally renowned. The firm has recently been featured in several publications, including the Houston Business Journal.
12) Nations Construction
Website | 713-863-7547 | 3418 Elser St., Houston, TX 77009
Nations Construction specializes in multifamily homes and operates in multiple states from Texas to New York. Nations has overseen more than 3,000 units, amounting to over $300 million. A majority of the company’s projects is funded by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs’ tax credit program. These publicly-funded, multifamily homes demonstrate Nations’ capacity in delivering on-budget and up-to-standard multi-unit projects, not to mention the company’s fluency in dealing with city government-mandated standards.
The extensive operation is headed by Michael Czapski, a Finance and Real Estate alumnus of Texas Tech University. Czapski led the company in the completion of over 600 apartment units and propelled the company to where it stands today. Nations has built a number of multi-million dollar projects apart from government-funded ones including Mansions at Turkey Creek, Mansions at Hastings Green, and Spring Ridge Apartments.
11) Rampart Builders
Website | 817-310-0053 | 1525 N Main St., Unit L-0004 Pearland, TX 77581
Multifamily construction specialists Rampart Builders is a builder operating throughout Texas and Mississippi. Since its establishment in 2004, Rampart has built over 60 multifamily home projects, totaling over 16,000 units and amounting to over $1.5 Billion construction expenditures.
Led by Craig Cummings, an industry veteran of more than 25 years, the company has completed various iconic local projects such as several Domain apartments for Windsor Communities. These apartments feature an extensive list of amenities, from a pool with tanning ledges and cabanas, outdoor barbeque grills, valet services, and multiple suites for guests and meetings.
10) Parkcrest Builders
Website | 713-266-0414 | 800 Gessner Suite #350 Houston, TX 77024
Jay and Michael Stewart endowed Parkcrest Builders to honor a legacy established by their father 50 years ago. Using the family legacy as a springboard, Parkcrest builds multifamily homes and civil projects in over ten states from Arizona to West Virginia. The firm presents a strong focus on multifamily homes, student housing, and civil projects.
Parkcrest has built well-adored residential projects all over Texas. These projects are primarily characterized by an upscale and premium atmosphere. Projects such as The Reserve Apartments in Victoria and the Residence at Gateway Village have a distinct communal feeling, making residents feel welcome and pampered through premium amenities.
9) Comanche Contractors
Website | 713-862-4545 | 10450 Westoffice Dr., Houston, TX 77042
Founded in 1979, Comanche Contractors is among Houston’s most well-established construction companies. Comanche focuses on commercial construction, creating projects in various markets, including warehouses, multifamily, retail, and office. The firm’s principal, 30-year veteran Greg Walla, and his emphasis on safety are well-noted by various circulations including Houston Business Journal and Construction Executive Magazine. This stong adherence to safety also steered the company to local prominence, as reflected by Comanche’s number of local projects.
Midtown Grove Apartments, a mid-rise residential establishment in a Houston prime location, enlisted the services of the company in constructing the apartment building. Midtown Grove features one bedroom and two bedroom units pampered with upscale amenities. Apartment residents have access to the luxury pool, outdoor grill and Pergola, fitness center, and a business center.
8) Gemstar Construction
Website | 281-821-1195 | 21707 Inverness Forest Blvd., Houston, TX 77073
In its almost four decades of operations, Gemstar Construction has built over $750 Million worth of projects in over 17 states. The firm’s primary strength lies in its multifamily construction prowess. In addition to a strong multifamily construction background, Gemstar provides disaster reconstruction, renovation, and pre-construction services. The firm is also an active member of the Houston Apartment Association, Texas Apartment Association, and the National Apartment Association.
Gemstar’s US Builders Review-approved portfolio contains creative projects such as Cabochon at River Oaks. This luxury apartment project has been revamped and upgraded by Gemstar through high-end upholstering of walls, tiling, seats, and custom millwork.
7) Strategic Construction
Website | 713-461-7778 | 9821 Katy Fwy., Suite #675 Houston, TX 77024
Strategic Construction operates in the former space of FCI Multifamily. Robert Partin, the CEO of both business entities, decided to merge the two businesses to lead a more focused and scaled operation. The firm specializes in multifamily projects, having built a significant number of multifamily homes throughout Texas since its establishment in 2002. Partin is himself an institution in multifamily construction. He has overseen the completion of more than 40,000 multifamily units in over 14 states since his entrance to the industry in 1970.
Strategic Construction’s rich portfolio ranges from modest to upscale projects. One of these projects is Augusta Meadows Apartments, a garden-style apartment complex in Houston. Augusta has an emphasis on community communal interactions and a luscious green environment that is quite uncommon to multifamily buildouts.
6) Hand Construction
Website | 318-686-4170 | 9445 Stevens Rd., Suite #200 Shreveport, LA 71106
Texas and Louisiana have been enjoying the services of Hand Construction for around four decades. Hand has completed projects in different markets including healthcare, academic, and multifamily residential. With the guidance of M. Cayce Hand, 1989 and 2006 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Shreveport Chapter President, the company has garnered recognition from Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA), AGC, and the National Center for Employee Ownership.
Hand has built multifamily homes of different kinds, from assisted living residences to public housing complexes, and to apartment complexes. One of Hand’s impressive multifamily projects is the William Booth Gardens Apartments, a project of the Salvation Army. This apartment was envisioned by the Salvation Army as an affordable living project for low-income seniors.
5) Burton Construction
Website | 281-313-5055 | 10550 Westpark Dr., Houston, TX 77042
With over $900 million worth of projects amounting to eleven million square feet spanning over the southwest and the northeast US, Burton Construction serves to be one of the region’s top builders of high-end projects. Burton’s expertise in design, design-build, and competitive bidding earned the firm Excellence in Construction Awards and other project awards.
Burton is led by Shawn McAlpin, a 26-year industry veteran and a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors Board of Directors. His efforts afforded the company interesting projects, such as a project in partnership with Kirksey Architecture and Midway Companies. This featured project includes two five-story lofts packed with fondly-reviewed service and thoughtful design.
4) Pelican Builders
Website | 713-871-8170 | 4265 San Felipe, Houston, TX 77027
Pelican Builders has been building luxury multifamily complexes across Houston for over 30 years. Pelican possesses a portfolio of 880 high-rise and mid-rise residences, 700 townhomes, and 800 apartment projects. More than the numbers, the firm’s expertise has enabled the firm to garner awards such as Quality Built Builders Awards and Quality of Construction’s High-Rise Award in 2017. The firm has also been featured in Houston Business Journal several times.
Pelican’s success is credited to founder and principal Robert Bland and his entrepreneurial instincts that pioneered Houston’s high-rise market and luxury townhomes. Bland has a reputable portfolio supported by his engineering and Naval service background, building projects for Naval Bases, Florida-based communities, and Caribbean resorts prior to his ventures in the Houston market.
The featured project depicted in the photo is The Wilshire, a luxury property located at the River Oaks district. This project was built and is managed by Pelican along with subsequent companies. The residence has two to three bedroom options and has impeccable amenities such as pools with cabanas, overnight guest suites, and a catering kitchen. On top of that, the building also garnered the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Design Excellence Award.
Website | 713-425-0555 | 4400 Post Oak Pkwy., Suite #2760 Houston, TX 77027
VCC is a multi-awarded construction powerhouse that operates nationwide through major industries and markets. The firm is hailed one of ENR’s Top 400 since 2015, establishing prestige through a multi-million dollar revenue and an excellent portfolio. Co-founder Sam Alley serves as the CEO, overseeing the company’s nationwide operations and controlling the quality which made the firm renown.
The firm, in partnership with global architecture firm Gensler, developed the luxurious River Oaks District Apartments. This apartment has two buildings that consist of a high-end retail space, podium, and an open-air area. Each apartment unit has commercial-grade windows and premium interior, care of Gensler.
2) Dinerstein Companies
Website | 832-209-1200 | 3411 Richmond Ave., Suite 500 Houston, TX 77046
2018 Houston Apartment Association awardee Dinerstein Companies is one of the nation’s largest multifamily projects contractors. The firm has completed more than 59,000 multifamily and over 40,000 student housing units during its 64 years of operation. Dinerstein’s expertise has been recognized by construction organizations and media alike. The firm has been featured by major publications such as The Los Angeles Times and Houston Chronicle, among others.
Vantage Med Center, a high-rise luxury apartment located at the Houston Medical Center, stands out in Dinerstein’s well-rounded portfolio. This luxury housing features an infinity-edge pool with private cabanas, a 3-000 square-foot fitness studio, sports lawn, and other deluxe facilities. In addition to these amenities, Vantage also has a LEED silver certification, which entails a healthy and eco-conscious environment.
1) Arch-Con Corporation
Website | 713-533-1900 | 1335 West Gray, Suite #210 Houston, TX 77019
Arch-Con Corporation is an award-winning, globally-recognized, leader in the construction business, serving in the corporate, commercial, and residential markets through its offices in Houston, Dallas, and Los Angeles. The firm has been recognized by local Texas-based publications, including the Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal and some nationwide publications such as Inc. Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Arch-Con has also been celebrated through awards and accolades, was listed in Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 in 2018, and has garnered numerous project awards.
Buffalo Heights, a mixed-use multifamily building, stands out in the company portfolio. The property has a detailed courtyard with brick paving, a multitier pool, outdoor kitchen areas with cabanas, turf areas, and open areas. This seven-story, 742,000 square-foot apartment also has a penchant for luxury. With the architectural services of Houston-based Ziegler Cooper Architects, Arch-Con built units with impeccable details that include private balconies, frameless showers, quartz waterfall kitchen islands, and free-standing tubs.