Richmond, Virginia’s capital city, has a low cost of living, a thriving job market, a hipster attitude, and offers so much more. World-class museums, a thriving food scene, and a diverse range of entertainment options—from concerts and theatrical performances to family-friendly festivals—can all be found in this vibrant city. The historic architecture, great weather, calm green spaces, and thriving cultural environment of Virginia’s capital entice residents and visitors alike. The city offers a diverse range of housing options for people wishing to settle down in Richmond, from downtown lofts and converted warehouses to historic row houses and suburban homes.

This article lists six of the best multifamily contractors in Richmond, Virginia. These contractors were chosen for their skills, expertise, experience, and impressive portfolios.


KBS, Inc.

8050 Kimway Drive, Richmond, VA 23228

With nearly fifty years in the business, KBS has remained dedicated to providing excellent, comprehensive construction services with the flexibility to fulfill clients’ individual demands. The firm has completed exceptional projects in a diverse range of market sectors, including adaptive reuse, commercial office, educational, healthcare, industrial, multi-residential, recreational, retail, and senior living. Over the years, the firm has believed that fostering long-term partnerships with its clients and trade partners is the key to its success. Its customer-centered processes, combined with its dedication to high-quality craftsmanship, superior quality, and professionalism, have resulted in projects that consistently exceed client expectations. The firm has consistently satisfied its clients with its outstanding customer services, leading to an 80% repeat client rate. 

Completed in 2020, the firm provided construction services for The Summit, a six-floor, 166-unit multifamily building in Richmond, Virginia. The retail spaces surround a central surface parking area with an underground parking level that totals 198 residential parking spots. The building features a one-bedroom and two-bedroom layout. A pool, a courtyard area, and a 2,000 square-foot clubhouse with a video arcade and exercise facility are among the amenities.


HITT Contracting Inc.

4909 Dickens Road, Richmond, VA 23230

HITT Contracting, Inc. has built a reputation as an award-winning, turnkey commercial firm that has provided full-service construction throughout Virginia and neighboring states since its inception in 1937. A large team of construction professionals supports the company, bringing years of experience and knowledge to the table. The firm has experience building for various market sectors, including multifamily, industrial, and mixed-use developments. With nearly 85 years in the industry, the firm has remained committed to providing exceptional quality regardless of project size, scope, or complexity. Its preconstruction, sustainability, and virtual construction experience are implemented in an open and collaborative approach that ensures each project achieves the clients’ quality, cost, and schedule requirements.

This featured project has won several awards, including The Greater Richmond Association Award, Category: Best Multifamily Project, the Preservation Virginia Outstanding Preservation Project, and the Virginia Downtown Development Association Award of Excellence. In collaboration with Commonwealth Architects, the First National Bank Building in Richmond, Virginia, is a $30 million construction project that transformed a 19-story historic office building and a five-story Annex Building into a 154-unit multifamily complex with a 103,000-square-foot parking garage and the partial destruction of an existing non-historic garage. A community room, a fitness center, and a first-floor retail space are all available within the property.


W. M. Jordan Company

708 Bainbridge Street, Richmond, VA 23224

Founded in 1958, W. M. Jordan Company has been dedicated to providing its customers with high-quality buildings delivered on time and on budget. The firm provides a comprehensive set of services, handling every detail from start to finish. Its expertise includes construction management, pre-construction, design-build, sustainability consultant, and general contracting services. The firm employs creative building techniques, cost-efficient solutions, and cutting-edge technology to ensure each process is optimized, streamlined, and efficient. The firm’s expert team anticipates project challenges and develops customized solutions while maintaining open communication and close collaboration throughout the project. Over the years, the firm has consistently exceeded client expectations through its dedication to outstanding service and professionalism. 

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Deco Apartments at CNB, Richmond, Virginia. This outstanding project has won several awards, including the 2017 Project of the Year from the Greater Richmond Association of Commercial Real Estate. It consists of a 236,938 square-foot structure with a main 23-story tower, the neighboring Broad-Grace Arcade, and a four-story pavilion. The building has 200 apartments, a health center, a yoga studio, a business center, a resident lounge, and a Club Room. The annex has an outside roof patio with hardwood decking, fire pits, and canopies for gatherings.


Purcell Construction

7730 Whitepine Road, Richmond, VA 23237

Purcell Construction has been in the industry for nearly a century, delivering exceptional general contracting and design-build services throughout Virginia and New York. The firm has proven its superior quality throughout the years with outstanding construction projects delivered on time, within budget, and beyond expectations. The firm has put together a diverse portfolio that serves as a testament to its ability to meet the industry’s ever-changing demands. It is committed to handling every intricate detail of the project with a hands-on, personalized, and meticulous approach to ensure that every project meets the demands and requirements of the client. 

The River’s Edge Apartments in Richmond is one of the firm’s design-build projects. This residential apartment complex consists of a two-level, 210-unit building that totals 210,000 square feet. It has an eight-story metal stud framed residential building over a cast-in-place podium parking garage. Two pools, a fitness center, a sky lounge, covered parking, and sun and shade decks are among the attractions.


UrbanCore Construction

409 E Main Street, Suite 100, Richmond, VA 23219

UrbanCore Construction was founded in 2010 to provide exceptional services to Richmond. Over ten years later, the firm has earned an impressive portfolio of exceptional projects. The firm believes that the 3Ps—People, Planning, and Process—are the key to an efficient and optimized construction project. It focuses on creating a smooth and seamless experience for its clients by taking time to understand their needs, wants, and goals for the space and translate them into a workable set of blueprints. The firm meticulously handles each project with checklists, meeting check-ins, schedules, and prior lessons learned to ensure superior quality.  

The firm has been featured in several publications for its high-quality projects and excellent service, including the Richmond BizSense and the Richmond Times-Dispatch. One of the firm’s notable projects is the 209 Flats in Richmond. The firm entered into an investment opportunity with Walter Parks and handled every detail of the project from start to finish. This multifamily project spans 4,831 square meters with a working budget of $898,046.


RGI General Contractors

3805 Gaskins Road, Henrico, VA 23233

Established in 1997, RGI General Contractors is a progressive, medium-sized construction enterprise by design that delivers superior quality no matter how large or complex the project is. The firm offers a vast range of knowledge, resources, and financial security combined with flexibility, responsiveness, and excellent values to consistently exceed client expectations. The firm’s expert team is committed to delivering projects done the first time correctly, on schedule, and on budget. The firm focuses on building solid relationships with its stakeholders, demanding the same commitment and professional integrity from all subcontractors and construction partners. The firm has cemented its reputation as a trustworthy contractor through its unique mix of traditional principles, cutting-edge technology, and methodologies.

The firm provided historic renovation services for the Locke Lane Condominiums in Richmond. This multifamily project is a 1920’s apartment community converted to a modern condominium using historic tax credits. The new development features eight original buildings and four new townhouses, totaling 114 units. 

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