More than just a tourist destination, Virginia Beach is also a family-friendly city. Many have chosen this breathtaking coastal city for its low-cost living, employment opportunities, and thriving economy. Home to top-rated schools and a hotspot for fun and recreation, the city is a great place to raise kids. Families with pets find the city especially appealing for its many pet-friendly parks and commercial areas. Virginia Beach’s attractions have stimulated a rise in new construction of condominiums, apartment complexes, and multifamily facilities.

Helping build these developments are the six outstanding multifamily contractors on this list. All these contractors are respected in the field, recognized both by industry organizations and the press.

S.B. Ballard Construction Company

2828 Shipps Corner Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Safety is among S.B. Ballard Construction Company’s top priorities. For this reason, it has been named ABC STEP Diamond Safety Leader for two consecutive years. Upholding safety practices is a reflection of how this contractor cares for people. For the company, its people are its greatest asset; taking care of them is a way to take care of its clients. With a highly-motivated, dedicated team, the company delivers quality outputs and unbeatable service. 

The Bayvista Condominiums project, a luxury waterfront condominium building, is an example of S.B. Ballard Construction Company’s design-build services. In partnership with McEntire Design, the company constructed 27 spacious, private residences with an open layout. The building has six floors in total, the first of which is a parking and entrance area. As a beachfront property, the company constructed an elevated timber walkway for easy beach access. In addition to residential units, amenities like a clubhouse, pool, and conference room are incorporated in the build. 

SBBCC believes that a facility is more than a building. It believes that these structures are spaces that facilitate living and enhance communities. For the firm’s contribution to the industry, publications such as, Virginia Business, and The Virginian-Plot have recognized the firm.

EDC Homes

1439 N. Great Neck Rd. Ste. 201, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Founded in 1996, EDC Homes promises a five-star experience. For the company, this means making the construction process easy for its clients. This means top-quality builds constructed within a reasonable budget. A top-notch experience also means meeting demands and exceeding expectations. Above all, the company believes that trust is crucial to make clients feel at ease throughout the entire construction process. It earns clients’ trust and satisfaction through its solid, professional team and well-planned process. 

Over the years, the company has received glowing reviews. One project that has definitely exceeded client expectations is The Tern. This multifamily residential property features 96 luxury townhomes opening up to the stunning views of Chesapeake Bay. To complete the resort-style, luxury experience, the company has constructed the townhomes with an open-plan layout, professional kitchens, and spa-like bathrooms. 

The firm has been recognized as an outstanding contractor by publications such as Builder Magazine, Inside Business, and WTKR. From 2017 to 2020, it was named Southside Gold Winner by the Coastal Virginia Magazine.

KBS, Inc.

360 Southport Cir. Ste. 101, Virginia Beach, VA 23452

Established 46 years ago, KBS is focused on building relationships. It believes that each partnership starts with a project. Through these projects, the firm connects with clients and understands their perspective and vision. By meeting client-specific needs and providing comprehensive construction services, the firm has established lasting partnerships. The firm is proud to say that 80% of its projects come from repeat customers. 

KBS has been featured in Virginia Business, Richmond BizSense, and The Virginian-Post. Its solid reputation is backed up by awards, including the 2009 Best Multi-Family Award of Merit by the HRACRE, Homeport Hampton Roads. Established in 1975, the company has handled many multifamily projects, including The Choices at Holland Windsor. Situated in Virginia Beach, the 313,851- square-foot property features seven apartment buildings and communal facilities. The company provided construction services for these facilities, including a clubhouse containing a fitness center, theater, and business center.  Outdoor amenities include a pool and a grilling area for residents to enjoy the lovely Virginia Beach weather. 

From its office in Virginia Beach, KBS offers its professional services to clients in Richmond, Roanoke, and Washington, DC. It is looking forward to meeting more clients and establishing more lasting partnerships for years to come.

Hoy Construction

3495 Progress Rd., Norfolk, VA 23502

Established in 1933, Hoy Construction is the most senior firm on this list. From a family-owned company, it has transformed into an employee-owned firm that has built its legacy through teamwork. Every employee works with the same goal: to continue delivering top-tier workmanship on time and within budget. To achieve cost and time efficiency, the company employs the right construction strategies and practices. Through this approach, client satisfaction is achieved. 

Hoy Construction values integrity. It has an open-book policy that offers clients the most competitive pricing in the market. Through fair practices and dependable services, many clients over the years have come to trust the company. An example of the company’s multifamily construction services is the Mezzo Apartment Homes. Located in Virginia Beach, this 378,453-square-foot property houses a total of 282 units. This stunning property is surrounded by greenery and has a lake, encouraging outdoor living. 

In addition to providing full construction services, the company partners with the appropriate design team early in the process so that they can deliver exceptional design in their projects. For this reason, it has been recognized in the 2016 HRACRE (Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate) Design Awards. 


  • 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