Located 20 miles east of the bustling metropolis of Phoenix, Mesa is the third-largest city in Arizona. Its proximity to Phoenix allows residents to enjoy the benefits of the big city while enjoying the quiet of the suburbs. Mesa is also one of the best cities to retire in because of its amazing weather and active lifestyle. Golf, hiking, and horseback riding are popular activities.

If you are planning to build a multifamily space in the area, start with our list of some of the best contractors in the city. These firms were chosen based on their successful track record, relevant experience, and awards.

McShane Construction

6720 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 213, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

McShane Construction, founded in 1984, is a renowned national firm devoted to making clients’ dreams a reality. It constructs multifamily and affordable housing complexes, industrial facilities, public and private healthcare facilities, fitness centers, and office buildings. The company also makes it a point to enhance supply chain management, boost operational efficiencies, and create environments that encourage creativity. Its dedication to environmentally-friendly construction benefits the communities in which it works. Its work provides more than just buildings to its customers. It creates conditions that assist people in achieving their goals.

Its years of experience and its collaborative team of experts have earned the firm recognition and awards, including the 2021 Award of Excellence and the 2021 Excellence of Construction Award from ABC Illinois.


1707 East Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Kitchell is a nearly 70-year-old, employee-owned business. General contracting, construction management, development, facilities management, engineering, and architecture are among the firm’s specialties. Steve Whitworth, Jim Swanson, Rob Schramm, Wendy Cohen, and John White are the presidents of the company. The firm’s more than 850 employee-owners oversee its projects from main locations in Arizona, California, Iowa, Texas, and Latin America. The company stimulates employee involvement through a structured profit-sharing scheme and by giving employees more responsibility as they develop in their careers.

The firm is frequently regarded as one of the best places to work in the country. This is due to low employee turnover and exceptional compensation. The Design-Build Institute of America and the U.S. Green Building Council have both recognized the firm. Kitchell is also a LEED Gold/Silver-certified firm and a member of the Arizona Builders Alliance.

Sigma Contracting Inc.

9019 E. Bahia Dr. Suite #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sigma Contracting, Inc. is an Arizona-based firm with licenses in eight Southwestern states. It was established in 1983 and has a large footprint in the region as a leading, commercial general contractor with a diverse portfolio of projects. It works with a wide range of businesses, sectors, and property types. The company has completed more than 800 construction projects as a turnkey contractor during the last 30 years. Its work spans hospitals, medical buildings, schools, public venues, retail spaces, banks, office buildings, and municipal facilities. The company has a team of 25 to 30 industry experts who supervise the strategic contributions of selected vendors and chosen subcontracting firms.

Dan Hinkson and Jerry Patterson, both construction veterans, lead Sigma. Dan is a member of Valley Partnership, the Arizona Association for Economic Development, and Lambda Alpha International, among other organizations. Jerry graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering. The team is currently constructing a new infill addition to the existing 93-unit Union in Downtown Phoenix. Once complete, the six-story multi-family asset will total 110 units with underground parking. It will also hold all of the amenities for the entire complex.

A.R. Mays Construction

6900 E. Indian School Rd. Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

A.R. Mays Construction is a commercial construction company based in the Southwest, specializing in project management. Its building services consistently exceed its customers’ expectations. The company demonstrates a passion for efficient performance and effective processes and a dedication to extensive people-training. For over 35 years, the firm has been known for doing what it says it will do, taking full responsibility for its activities, and contributing to the success of its customers.

The firm has headquarters in Arizona and an office in California. It offers preconstruction, construction, and postconstruction services. It is headed by Adam Mays as CEO and president, and is a member of the Arizona Builders Alliance. The company’s work has gained the attention of several publications, with multiple press features in The Business Journals and AZ Big Media.

Decca Builders, Inc.

16050 North 76th St. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Decca Builders, Inc., based in Scottsdale, Arizona, was founded in 1984 as a group of autonomous, family-owned general building contractors. Each company focuses on a different stage of the construction process. Decca’s expertise, credibility, and reliability have been built over nearly three decades of construction work throughout the Southwest. The company provides a comprehensive range of services, including design-build and conceptual cost estimating, onsite construction management, and attentive client care.

Retail, office, industrial, manufacturing, multifamily, residential, educational, governmental, hospitality, renovations, and tenant improvements are just a few of the project types it has handled. Mike Wareing is the current president of Decca, which was founded by the late Darryl L. Wareing. Mike is directly accountable for the company’s overall strategy and long-term planning. He graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in purchasing.

VIP Commercial Builders

3048 E. Baseline Rd. Ste. 102, Mesa, AZ 85204

VIP Commercial Builders is a family-owned general contracting firm founded in Mesa in 2014. Its president, Victor Petersen, brings more than 45 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. He is assisted by the firm’s skilled team of experts.

The firm provides a comprehensive range of services, allowing it to see a project through from beginning to end. It uses cutting-edge building technology to complete each client’s project on schedule and under budget. Its range of construction services includes new construction and tenant improvement.

Project: Miller Square | Image provided by VIP Commercial Builders

Every project is built with honesty and provides quality and value, in accordance with the firm’s philosophy. The firm strives to build solid, long-term relationships with its customers based on mutual respect, trust, and equality. Over 90% of the company’s work comes from returning customers and recommendations, a testament to the company’s reputation and the quality of its work.

Western States General Contracting, LLC

9420 East Doubletree Ranch Rd. Suite C110, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Western States General Contracting LLC, founded in 2008, is a collaborative firm. It handles all sizes and types of commercial general contracting and construction management. Its contractors ensure that only the best quality craftsmanship, on-time project delivery, and safety are achieved. All of this is accomplished while maintaining the highest standard of honesty. The company’s excellence is also reflected in the number of repeat customers and referrals it receives.

Paul Zucchini, the company’s founder, is in command of the firm. At a young age, he had an interest in making things. For nearly 15 years, Paul has put his passion to work as a custom home builder, producing multimillion-dollar homes for clientele with an eye for detail and impeccable taste. The company currently follows the procedure of having a single project manager from start to finish. This optimizes the relationships among clients, designers, engineers, and subcontractors. By eliminating communication gaps, delays and increased costs are avoided.


  • 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