Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River is Minnesota’s most populous city, Minneapolis. At the heart of this city are gorgeous urban parks and large lakes. Minneapolis is also home to various eye-catching art projects, performance places, and museums that showcase both local and international talent. From miles of trails and streams to plenty of chances for picnics, sports, and scenic photography, Minneapolis is the perfect city for those who want to live in a vibrant community jam-packed with different adventures every day. Multifamily living is a convenient choice for those wanting to relocate in Minneapolis.

As more people want to live in the city, developers are looking for reliable contractors to keep up with the demand. To help with that, our editorial team compiled a list of contractors in the region with multifamily building expertise, portfolios, and accolades. Listed below are the best multifamily contractors in Minneapolis, Minnesota, among the region’s highest-rated companies.


Ryan Companies US, Inc.

533 S. Third St. Ste. 100, Minneapolis, MN 55415

Developing and building excellent spaces is not just a profession at Ryan Companies; it’s a valuable purpose — one that it is committed to achieving. Established in 1938, Ryan has been dedicated to constructing buildings that enrich communities and families for more than eight decades. Through its core values of safety, integrity, respect, stewardship, family, excellence and fun, Ryan has grown into national leader of commercial real estate services. The company has constantly been acknowledged with numerous awards, including the 2021 Merit Award of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Minneapolis. The firm has also been featured in several publications, such as The Business Journals, GlobeSt. Real Estate Forum and Senior Housing News.

Ryan puts its heart and soul into shaping ideal environments to reality, from offices and retail buildings to senior living and multifamily residences. One of its notable projects is Downtown East, a five-block redevelopment project in the rapidly growing city of Minneapolis. This project, which cost $588 million to develop and build, includes 1.2 million square feet of office space in two 17-story Wells Fargo towers, a 200-unit residential complex, and more packed into the heart of a bustling neighborhood. The company not only managed to revive a forgotten area, but it also helped bridge the central downtown area to other areas of downtown Minneapolis including U.S. Bank Stadium and the University of Minnesota. This project has won AIA Minneapolis’s Merit Award in 2021.


Adolfson & Peterson Construction

5500 Wayzata Blvd. Ste. 600, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s unwavering dedication to building its clients timeless and functional structures included them among the best construction managers and general contractors in the country. Through fostering relationships between its team and clients, the company enriches a vibrant community. The firm’s continuous commitment to excellence has allowed them to win multiple awards, including the Excellence in Concrete & Masonry Award from the Minnesota Concrete & Masonry Contractors Association. Its extensive knowledge and expertise in preconstruction and construction services have also led them to be featured in several publications, such as the Engineering News-Record, Twin Cities Business, and McKnight’s Senior Living. 

Adolfson & Peterson Construction’s portfolio ranges from healthcare and hospitality buildings to senior living and multifamily homes. This featured project is one of the firm’s multifamily projects, the Loring Parks Apartments in Minneapolis. With 354 rental apartments, including studios, one, two, and three-bedroom suites, this 36-story high-rise building offers quality furnishings and spectacular scenery of the park and city. Besides sitting on a property of over 41,000 square feet of world-class indoor and outdoor facilities, the project has also been certified LEED Silver for its construction through sustainable practices.


McGough

2737 Fairview Ave. N., St. Paul, MN 55113

Turning a client’s vision into a timeless building takes great effort, but it is one that McGough is committed to achieving through cooperation. At this construction firm, collaboration is the foundation of exceptional results. McGough is prepared to take on noteworthy, unique, and challenging construction projects of various scales and types with its diverse team that brings six generations of expertise in general contracting. The company’s reputation for cooperation and partnership threaded in its services, from new construction to refurbishment, has earned the University of Minnesota Office for Business & Community Economic Development’s title Contractor of the Year.

The firm’s portfolio showcases its range in various settings, from corporate and industrial structures to healthcare and institutional buildings. One of its notable projects is the American Trio Lofts, a multifamily project in Minneapolis. The interiors of this 171,018-square-foot building are original, with huge, industrial-style windows, concrete floors and high ceilings, and exposed brickwork. The building offers a rooftop deck with views of downtown, a heated garage, and a fitness center. The American Trio Loft currently is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Stahl Construction Company

861 E. Hennepin Ave. Ste. 200, Minneapolis, MN 55414

Founded in 1981, Stahl Construction Company offers professional consultation, design/build, general contracting, and construction management. The company, through an open and collaborative approach, ensures that its clients’ goals are achieved. Being in a competitive industry, the company is obliged to keep up with market trends while improving its building materials and practices. Stahl employs 35 construction experts, including engineers, project managers, field superintendents, and a support team, who offer a lot of expertise and experience in completing a project. One third of the company’s staff are also certified as Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professionals.

Through the core values of grit, integrity, respect, and legacy, Stahl Construction Company has delivered numerous projects of varying scale to Minnesota. This featured project is the company’s construction of a three-story structure with 13,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor and 32 apartments above. Stahl also converted a historic building and its extensions into 30,000 square feet of commercial office space. The firm also included a 215-spot parking lot to the south of the retail and residential structure. The Village at St. Anthony Falls received the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Best in Real Estate Award and the Minnesota Construction Association Project Achievement Award.


Anderson Companies

3340 Republic Ave., St. Louis Park, MN 55426 

Honesty, passion, and integrity is what Anderson Companies foster within its processes and services that exceed client expectations. Based in the Twin Cities, Anderson Companies offers complete construction and development services through its team. The company’s team is composed of brilliant individuals that bring decades of industry knowledge to every project. With a skilled workforce, the company provides its clients with an in-depth construction experience and atmosphere personalized to them, as well as a space that truly meets their expectations. 

This featured project is Lowa 46, a multi-unit community situated on 46th Street South and Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis. This transit-oriented, mixed-use development houses a 46,127-square-foot urban Cub Foods grocery store, 3,000 square feet of small-shop retail, and a huge public plaza. The company, in collaboration with Oppidan, also included several amenities for the project, including underground heated parking, storage rooms, a workout studio, and rooftop eating deck.


Watson-Forsberg

6465 Wayzata Blvd. Ste. 110, Minneapolis, MN 55426

Going strong for over 22 years now is the esteemed and valued firm, Watson-Forsberg, which above all, prides itself in proactivity and transparency. These, on top of other sets of values and principles, are what push the firm to deliver outstanding projects and results to each anticipating client.

The firm is a multi-award winning firm with over a dozen prestigious awards that serve as the result of hard work and dedication. Some awards include the two two-time year winners of Top Project by Finance & Commerce (2020 and 2021) and the Economic Development Association Minnesota (EDAM) Excellence in Economic Development Award (2017). 

A notable project by the firm is Hawthorne EcoVillage, a Top Project award-winning home built in 2017. This affordable home is the result of the firm’s take on sustainability and mixed-use development. It comprises four blocks in the area as a massive structure with 71 available units. The building uses green methods, implementing a green roof design, efficient stormwater control, and other sustainable features, making it a project model for future works.


Weis Builders

7645 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55423

Clients and competitors consider Weis Builderswith a top-tier, leading contracting firm with over 82 years of developing and adapting expertise, experience, and service in the industry. It is a fourth-generation firm, passed down alongside exceptional skills and ethics that drive it towards outstanding success. 

It has earned several awards over the course of its service, such as multiple Affordable Housing Project of the Year awards, Best in Real Estate Awards, and Top Project awards, among others. It has also been accredited by St. Paul Area Chamber and featured in publications such as Post Bulletin and Finance & Commerce.

HUE is a fine example of what the firm can dish out for its clients. Despite having six floors, this building has only 50 units — this allows more available space offered in the apartment. It has multiple facilities and personal space, such as an open rooftop with grills for entertaining.


RJM Construction

830 Boone Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN 55427

RJM Construction is committed to providing houses and spaces that offer shelter to clients and enrich their lives through homes. Its mission is dedicated to actualizing the exact vision of each client, and to offer a rewarding and immersive experience personalized for each client. 

RJM Construction is now a multi-award-winning firm with several prestigious awards, including the Governor’s Safety Award, NAIOP Awards of Excellence, and General Contractor of the Year, among other titles. It has also been featured in over 40 publications and issues such as Finance & Commerce, Hometown Source, Star Tribune, and Echo press. 

For over 24 years, the firm has accomplished several projects all over the state, one of which is Portland Tower. This towering building has over 100 units, dedicated parking spaces, and several other facilities to add comfort to the space. RJM Construction implemented thorough care and planning to ensure that the resulting project would go above the standards.


Benson-Orth Associates Inc

1000 Boone Ave. N. Ste. 100, Golden Valley, MN 55427

Benson-Orth Associates Inc has been going strong for over five decades. As a firm that values client loyalty, the firm has clients that span across generations because of its exceptional and dedicated performance to deliver great projects. 

As a testament to its efforts and services, the firm has been recognized by several publications including Star Tribune (2019), Paul Business Journal (2018), and Southwest Journal (2018). It has also earned accreditations such as MCA, MNCAR, and The CEO Roundtable. 

One of the firm’s completed works is Audubon Crossings. This three-story building has multiple units to rent out for profit, and additional non-profitable units designated for homeless families in need. It has an effortless and minimal design but has the right touches for a cozy apartment. The project eventually earned the LEED Silver award.


Brennan Companies

1516 W. Lake St. Ste. 350, Minneapolis, MN 55408

Brennan Companies provides homes throughout Southern Minnesota as an expert contracting firm. In service throughout the area for the past 27+ years, the firm proposes deliberate and comprehensive solutions to each clients’ problems, going above and beyond their expectations for each project. 

Two prominent principals manage the firm — Mike Brennan and Catherine Brennan. Individually, they each have an outstanding reputation and work history, and together, they form an exemplary partnership dedicated to leading the firm to complete many successful projects. 

A prime example of one of the firm’s residential projects is The Marigold, a multifamily building that offers quality experience on a cost-effective budget. This beautiful space is the result of a mixed-use urban development. The design mainly features a modern style a homey color scheme.


Rochon Corporation

28 2nd Street NW Suite 200, Osseo, MN 55369

Established in 1985, Rochon Corporation now has over 36 years in the industry and is constantly creating homes and spaces that are customized to each of its clients. What makes the firm even more remarkable is the collective experience of over 85 years from its specialized, experienced team. 

The firm has been certified by multiple associations such as MCA, NAIOP, and AGC, among other organizations. It has also been recognized by several publications like Hometown Source and Finance & Commerce over multiple releases due to its reliable performance. 

Featured here is the firm’s finished Smyth Lofts, a multifamily apartment building situated in the local area of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The apartment offers premium quality units with features such as sophisticated designs, luxurious materials including furniture and glass panels, brick walls, and beautiful finishes on the materials. It has a kitchen, styled bathrooms, and a vast space for personal use.


Ironmark Building Company

1710 W. Lake St. #200, Minneapolis, MN 55408  

Ironmark Building Company is one of the leading contracting firms in service of the Minnesota area. It has a passion driven by customer-client relationships, which is precisely why it makes sure to build solid and long-lasting connections with its clients in all of its projects. For over a decade, it has been accomplishing unique projects tailored to each client, ensuring that personalization is present among its work. 

For its excellent work, the firm has been featured in several publications including REJournals (2020-2021), Bisnow (2021), and Business Wire (2020). It has also earned awards such as the prestigious 2021 Minnesota RE Journal Contractor of the Year Award. 

Shown above is project Lyndy, a massive multifamily residence. It has over 100 apartment units, a two-level garage, and several rooms for functionalities. The facility itself has six floors in total, with an additional rooftop level. It has a modern design to make sure that it provides a timeless atmosphere. 

Author

  • 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