Locals frequently hear from first-time visitors to Birmingham that they were unaware of the city’s beauty. Birmingham is set on a series of mesmerizing rolling hills with woodland-covered communities just minutes down the road, and the Appalachian foothills serve as a scenic landscape. The city’s strongest asset, however, is its diversity. Birmingham’s elegance and entertainment draw visitors back again and again.

Our editorial team has compiled a list of Birmingham, Alabama’s top seven office contractors. These firms were chosen for their expertise, experience, and the numerous awards they have garnered over the years.

Rives Construction Company

5200 Grantswood Road, Irondale, AL 35210

Based in Birmingham, Rives Construction Company is a full-service commercial construction firm. Since its inception in 1930, its name has become synonymous with exceptional results, regardless of size, context, or site condition. The firm has established a reputation for performing custom projects on time and within budget in various industries, including commercial, financial, automotive, health care, manufacturing, and corporate aviation. Rives Construction distinguishes itself by its willingness to go above and beyond to make sure that its clients’ voices are heard and valued.

Daniel Dillon is the firm’s president. He began his career as a project manager with Rives Construction in 1999 and rose to the position of vice president in 2010. Daniel has been the company’s president and chief operating officer since 2015. The firm’s work has been recognized in a number of ways. It won the Birmingham Business Journal‘s 2021 Building Birmingham Award, the 2019 Gold Award, and the Associated Builders and Contractors National Safety Excellence Award.

Brasfield & Gorrie

3021 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233

Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the country’s largest privately-held construction firms. Since 1964, the company has prospered because it adheres to the Golden Rule. It serves a range of sectors, including manufacturing, retail, education, aviation, and healthcare. Its employees are passionate about what they do, and they want to make a positive difference in the hearts and minds of the industry and the communities that the firm supports and serves.

The company is well-known for its preconstruction and self-perform competence as well as its excellent customer service. Its diverse portfolio includes projects with values ranging from $1,000 to over $700 million in almost every industry sector in the United States. Some of its recognitions over the years have come from ENR Southeast, which includes being named 2021 Contractor of the Year and ranking as the top 9th industrial building contractor.

BL Harbert International

820 Shades Creek Parkway, Suite 3000, Birmingham, AL 35209

BL Harbert International, LLC, led by Billy Harbert, Jr., started building projects in 2000, passing on a family tradition in the construction industry that dates back to the 1940s. The firm takes pride in being one of the few family-owned construction companies with a diverse portfolio of completed projects. The firm specializes in general construction, design-build, construction management, LEED sustainable building, preconstruction, commercial, and industrial projects for clients locally, nationally, and internationally.

Billy Harbert is the owner and manager of BL Harbert. He has been Chairman and CEO since the firm’s inception in 2000, following a family construction business that began in the 1940s with his father and uncle. With his 21 years of background in the industry and the help of the firm’s skilled team, the firm was acknowledged with the Eagle Award and Innovation Award by ABC Alabama in 2021.

Murray Construction

1900 28th Avenue South, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35209

Murray Construction, based in Birmingham, offers a variety of services, including preconstruction, design-build, general construction, and construction management. These services are available for a variety of different projects, including but not limited to commercial, healthcare, retail, public, and institutional structures. Since the firm’s founding in 2006, the Murray Construction team has built a reputation for value, impact, and an ability to foster meaningful relationships.

Daniel Murray, an Auburn University Civil Engineering graduate, supervises the film. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the industry and is a member of the Alabama Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The firm is also a member of the Alabama Society for Healthcare Engineering and Subcontractors Association of Alabama. Under Mr. Murray’s leadership, the firm’s projects have been featured by Al.com, Rev Birmingham, Fox 6, Bham Now, Alabama Construction News Magazine, and WVTM.

Doster Construction Company

2100 International Park Drive, Birmingham, AL 35243

Doster Construction Company has been dedicated to exceeding its clients’ standards since 1969. The firm has established a reputation for competence in commercial, retail, education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, and senior living construction over the last five decades.

Entrepreneur Thomas E. Doster III established the Birmingham-based construction firm in 1969. After graduating from Purdue University, Thomas joined Walton Doster as a Project Engineer in 1995, and he was named President and CEO in 2006. Over the last five decades, Doster has gradually expanded its portfolio by reinforcing long-term relationships and consistently exceeding clients’ expectations.

Thomas and Walton lead the firm and its pool of experts as a team. Among the recognitions it gained in 2021 are the Birmingham Business Journal‘s Top General Contractor #4, Modern Healthcare’s Top Healthcare Contractor, and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Alabama’s Legacy Award.

Prier Construction

5200 Cahaba River Road, Birmingham, AL 35243

Prier Construction is a general contractor headquartered in Birmingham with a record of success in the healthcare, industrial, office, and retail construction sectors. The corporation was formed in 2001 and is a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and the Alabama Subcontractors Association (SubAla). The firm is committed to doing business in the most efficient, truthful, and transparent manner possible.

Chris Prier, who has more than twenty years of professional experience, heads the firm. He graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Commerce and Business Administration. Chris shares ownership of the company with his three brothers. Under their leadership, Prier Construction was recognized by the press, including the Birmingham Business Journal, Alabama News Center, Yellow Hammer News, and Al.com.

Bradford Building Company

700 Montgomery Highway, Suite 156, Vestavia Hills, AL 35216

Bradford Building Company is a general contractor that specializes in retail and commercial building. It was established in 1990 with the goal of providing its clients with superior construction services. The company specializes in retail spaces, healthcare facilities, mixed-use buildings, restaurants, offices, storage, banking, and light industrial work.

Kevin Kynerd is the firm’s president and a member of the Kidz First Fund and Restoration Academy board of directors. He has over 26 years of professional experience and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration from Samford University’s Brock School of Business. Under Kevin’s leadership, the firm has expanded from $800,000 in revenue in its first year to $50,000,000 in annual revenue. The firm holds memberships with the U.S. Green Building Council and the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce.


  • 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