St. Louis has a robust rental market with prime multifamily properties and a steady demand. Property owners can make the most of market opportunities by working with the right contractor. We have gathered a list of the best multifamily contractors in St. Louis, Missouri to help property investors find the right partner. We chose these contractors for their skill, reputation, and expertise.

Brinkmann Constructors

16650 Chesterfield Grove Rd. Suite 100, Chesterfield, MO 63005

Brinkmann Constructors offers creative solutions and finds opportunities to innovate. It is a general contracting and construction management firm that delivers projects in a variety of sectors. With offices in St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, and Richmond, the company serves the needs of clients across the nation.

As a 100% employee-owned, knowledge-based company, it takes a detail-oriented approach to general contracting. From planning and pre-construction to completion and site clean-up, Brinkmann aims to build success for each client. It has worked on multifamily, retail, and senior living projects of varying sizes. It has also delivered several LEED certified projects, some of which have received Silver certification. 

Its projects include the Streets of St. Charles, a mixed-use development spanning over one million square feet. The square features a residential tower with 309 units, an eight-screen AMC movie theater, a 100,000-square-foot office building, and a 60,000-square-foot retail and dining space. Brinkmann completed the massive project in six and a half months. The project had a total contract value of $65 million. They are currently working on Chapter at the streets, a residential building in the Streets of St. Charles.

Brinkmann is the recipient of the 2019 Impact Sponsor Award and 2018 Safety Award of Missouri for Zero Lost Workdays from the AGC. Its projects have been featured in The Business Journals, The Missouri Times, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and many more

President Brian Satterthwaite, P.E., is a registered Professional Engineer with over 25 years of design-build and fast track construction experience. He is active in the Young Presidents’ Organization, Junior Achievement, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. 

Founder and CEO Bob Brinkmann, P.E., established the company in 1984 and has over 38 years of leadership experience. Bob serves on the boards of Missouri University of Science and Technology, Junior Achievement of Mississippi Valley, and the St. Louis Police Foundation.


120 S. Central Ave. Suite #1100, St. Louis, MO 63105

Russell fosters a collaborative, client-centric approach to delivering outstanding projects. As a leading construction and development company, Russell delivers projects utilizing a variety of methods, including design/build, construction management and general contracting, and market segments, including multi-family, senior living, retail, and entertainment, to St. Louis and the surrounding areas.

The company was originally established in 1922 by Horace B. Deal as H.B. Deal & Company, Inc., and later renamed to HBD Contracting, until a formal merger with Russell in October 2020. As a long-standing legacy firm in St. Louis, Russell has earned a reputation for superior service and exceptional results. It cultivates long-term relationships with clients and construction professionals to maintain a consistently high quality of work.

Its notable multi-family projects include The Lofts at The Highlands, an upscale apartment building south of Forest Park. The development features two buildings over a structured parking site. Each building has five stories offering one-, two-, and three-bedroom loft apartments. 

Russell previously won the AGC Keystone Project of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2009, and 2011. The company has been featured in The Business Journals and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  President, Matthew Stack, and Executive Vice Presidents Michael Perry and Brian Kowert lead the team of construction professionals in Russell’s St. Louis office.

Urban Improvement Conglomerate, LLC

1607 Tower Grove Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110

Urban Improvement Conglomerate, LLC combines design and construction through an integrated practice that delivers astounding results. The architecture and construction firm takes a design-focused approach to general contracting. It specializes in architecture, carpentry, urban design, and real estate development. 

With three divisions, namely UIC Homes, Urban Improvement Company, and Refine by UIC, the firm serves both residential and commercial clients in Missouri and Illinois. UIC Homes is one of the largest homebuilders in St. Louis. The company as a whole has delivered projects for clients in the lifestyle and residential sectors.

The company’s projects include 4321 Manchester, a three-story apartment building along Manchester Avenue. The building has 20 residential units and ground floor retail space. It features a brick exterior with recessed balconies on the upper floors and large storefronts on the ground floor. 

Urban Improvement Conglomerate, LLC received the 2016 AIA Merit Award for its work on Garcia Properties. It also won the 2016 Most Enhanced Award for Lunar Tool and GadellNet. Its projects have been featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The company was established in 2005 and falls under the UIC Family of Companies.

The company’s CEO, Brent Crittenden, is a licensed architect who has worked with the late Zaha Hadid and esteemed firms such as Mitchell/Giurgola Architects and Cannon Design. Brent is a board member for the Luminary Center for the Arts Council and a member of the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He earned his Master of Excellence in Architecture from the Berlage Institute in the Netherlands.

Kadean Construction

1558 Fenpark Dr. Fenron, MO 63026

Kadean Construction is a Missouri-based firm specializing in the planning and construction of the city’s notable commercial large-builds. The firm establishes a collaborative environment, allowing each project manager to act, contribute, and communicate a project’s success. Quality work has built its reputation among clients for more than five decades. Under the direction of Mike Eveler, Gary Frossard, Matt Breeze, and Aaron Retherford, the firm received multiple recognitions including the American Subcontractors Association’s General Contractor of the Year Award of 2018, and features from REJournals, The Business Journals, and Building Desing + Construction

Kadean Construction’s expertise has accumulated over 20 nationwide projects from clients including FedEx, US Captial Development, Cardinals, and Amazon. One of the firm’s multifamily projects is the Garden Villas of O’Fallon, located in O’Fallon, MO. The 45,000-square-foot multifamily project was built for Delmar Gardens Enterprise, a repeat client of the firm. Each unit of this multifamily project is complete with a modern kitchen, spacious living area, and a bedroom. 


  • 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