Gulport’s proximity to the Gulf of Mexico has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the South. It has recreational activities like water sports, seafaring, golfing, and gambling. The city’s economy has boomed throughout the years and has become home to various companies, including the Naval Construction Battalion Center, the US Navy’s home base for its Atlantic Fleet. It serves the city’s top employer, along with the Gulf Coast Shipyard Group—a leading manufacturer of various offshore vessels.

You may be interested in establishing a business in this remarkable city. For this reason, the list below includes the best office contractors in Gulfport, Mississippi. Each firm was selected based on its experience and portfolio, and each has been recognized by multiple media publications as well.

Roy Anderson Corp.

11400 Reichold Rd., Gulfport, MS 39503

With a pick-up truck, two employees, and $3000 in his pocket, Roy Anderson Jr. established Roy Anderson Corporation to serve the Gulfport area with their construction needs. The firm offers preconstruction, design-build, general contracting, and construction management services. It is known to deliver outstanding projects that are high-quality, safe, and adhere to strict quality control measures. The team comprises highly skilled professionals who are well equipped with resources and continuously uphold the firm’s core beliefs: safety, quality, and integrity. In 2011, the firm was acquired by ENR named Top Builders in the US, Tutor Perini Corporation, and is now led by James Taylor as president.

The firm has an impressive portfolio of large and complex projects; the Hancock Bank Corporate Headquarter is one of its best. The fifteen-story building was ravaged by a hurricane and needed an extensive amount of work to restore. The Roy Anderson team immediately worked on it and installed large missile impact glass from the first to eight levels, with small missile impact glass on the ninth to fifteenth levels. The firm added a fifth elevator to the four newly restored elevators, as it improved all the mechanical and electrical systems. The beautification of the exterior was completed with glass fiber reinforced concrete panels as embellishment, along with new canopies. A fountain with the Hancock Bank lighthouse trademark was added to the outdoor area, complete with landscaping, stamped concrete, and travertine. Approximately fifty-eight million was spent to complete the 291,000 square-foot project, which won the Mississippi Associated Builders and Contractors Merit Award.


1404 24th Ave., #300, Gulfport, MS 39501

AnderCorp is a construction firm specializing in professional construction services, mainly in preconstruction and project programming, design-build and design-assist, general construction, construction management, program management, disaster recovery, and virtual design. The firm is licensed to work across nine states and is accredited by the Associated Builder and Contractors and the Associated General Contractors of America. Its team of outstanding and experienced professionals is hands-on, from the preliminary design development stage until completion. The client’s vision, objectives, and budget are its priority, and it guarantees that projects will be delivered within schedule. The firm has proven itself to be impressive and has been recognized by multiple media publications, such as the Arkansas Business, Talk Business and Politics, and WLBT.

The firm is led by Roy Anderson III as the chairman and CEO. Roy is the former president of the Roy Anderson Corporation (RAC) and former chairman of the Anderson Companies. During his thirty-five years in RAC, he managed over seven billion worth of major construction projects from various industries, including hospitality, gaming, retails, healthcare, and more. Roy was also responsible for the growth of the gaming and hospitality industry in Mississippi and other regions to construct over 3,000,000 square feet of facilities. 

Roy was previously a member of the American Contractors Insurance Group’s Board of Directors in Dallas, Texas and was Vice President and charter trustee of the Mississippi AGC Self-Insured Worker’s Compensation Fund. Today, Roy serves as a member of the Mississippi Aquarium Foundation’s Board of Directors, which is part of the Gulf Coast Business Council’s executive committee.

Starks Contracting

1538 Popps Ferry Rd., Biloxi, MS 39532

Starks Contracting has served the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over eighty-eight years and since then provided numerous businesses with their remodeling, renovation, and construction needs. The firm’s president, Weldon Starks, leads the team, to ensure it remains committed to its craft, as it builds strong relationships with developers, architects, engineers, and subcontractors. 

The firm executes first-rated practices and techniques to deliver commendable infrastructures while providing clients with outstanding customer service. This has led to the firm’s accreditation by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and membership in the Associated General Contractors of America. It has received several LEED Gold Certifications, including its recently completed project: the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory and Marine Education Center situated in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This pushed the firm to become an exemplary icon to other contracting businesses, in the Gulf Coast and across the nation.

JW Puckett Construction

In 1970, J.W. Puckett established JW Puckett Construction to provide preconstruction, construction project management, and design-build services to business owners in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana. The firm is known for high-quality results and complete customer satisfaction. This led to the completion of over 1300 turn-key projects, including car dealerships, worship centers, medical clinics, office buildings, banks, and more. Its team of remarkable craftsmen and professionals manages every aspect of construction, and it utilizes the latest technologies to ensure the best possible outcome.

JW Puckett’s president, Christopher Crighton, has proven to be invaluable with his significant contributions to the firm. He increased the firm’s volume and revenue by utilizing his construction experiences and completed numerous multi-million dollar projects in the tri-state region, including facilities for the hotel, gaming, and healthcare facilities. Christopher also served as a project manager, contractor, and estimator for a national commercial building and other high-rise office and institutional buildings.