Office renovations often come with very specific needs. From conference rooms and corner offices to pantries and recreational spaces, brands are faced with the challenge of hiring a contractor able to capture the essence of their company. This list compiles fifteen of the best firms for this task in Scottsdale, Arizona. They were chosen based on merit, media presence, background, and prior projects.


Layton Construction Company, LLC.

2355 E Camelback Rd. Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial builder best known for its healthcare, retail, hospitality, higher education, industrial, and office work. The firm primarily utilizes a design-build approach and works closely with its clients, architects, and all subcontractors to ensure that each project stays on track and adheres to the budget. All clients are guaranteed a one-year warranty, which comes with an eleven-month walkthrough to better identify possible problems that may arise before the warranty expires. 

With sixty-six years of experience, the firm has amassed positive rankings and awards. The firm was recently recognized by Engineering News-Record as the forty-fourth largest contractor in the United States. Layton Construction also holds the distinction of being the fourth largest healthcare contractor and twenty-eighth largest hospitality contractor in the country, according to Modern Healthcare and Building Design & Construction Giants 300, respectively. 

The above project is a stellar example of the firm’s talent and expertise. Spanning over 110,000 square feet, this project was completed for the Fender Headquarters. It is located in Scottsdale and features new office spaces and lounges. Some other fine elements include its “Kaboom Room,” where employees can test amplifiers to the point of failure.


The Weitz Company

2111 E. Highland Ave. Suite 400 Phoenix, AZ 85016

Weitz is a full-service construction company that specializes in commercial and industrial spaces. The firm is an expert in the design-build approach and follows its own comprehensive method throughout the entire process. Established in 1855, the firm is the oldest commercial general contractor found on the west side of the Mississippi River. 

Every year, Weitz is ranked highly in some of the country’s most important industry publications, including the Engineering News-Record. The firm has a stellar portfolio and reputation. The firm provides projects in the federal, aviation, senior living, office, tenant improvement, and retail space sectors. 

The above project is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise. It spans over 280,000 square feet and six levels. It features a new cafeteria that is complete with a commercial kitchen, a wellness center, and office amenities. Its conference rooms, energy plant, and parking structure are also impressive.


McShane Construction Company

6720 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 213, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

McShane Construction specializes in national industrial, commercial, and multifamily projects. It offers its clients a full-service approach, assuring them that it remains present from start to finish. The firm credits its success to the talent and expertise of its experienced team. 

The firm values the awards and rankings it has received through the years. Most recently, it was awarded by the ABC with two Excellence in Construction Awards in 2021. In addition, Building Design + Construction named it as among its Giants 400 for 2021. 

One of the firm’s best works, the Orbital sciences Corporation, spans over 82,000 square feet. It is a three-story, LEED-Silver accredited building located in Chandler. The building features a two-level parking which has over 400 vehicle space. It also features a post-tensioned concrete frame with a glass curtainwall, a water feature, wood and steel trellises, and a scenic landscaping with reclaimed water. In addition to its building construction, the project also included the completion of an 80-foot vehicle and pedestrian bridge as well as an additional 300-foot roadway.


A.R. Mays Construction

6900 E. Indian School Rd. Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Headquartered in Scottsdale, A.R. Mays Construction has offered a complete range of services since 1986. The firm specializes in commercial projects and has completed excellent works throughout the southwest.  The company is led by its owner and president, Adam Mays, who brings his extensive experience to ensure each project receives the benefit of his experience. 

Under Adam May’s leadership, the company has worked on various noteworthy projects that have been featured in several publications.

The team’s excellent training processes and methods are particularly impressive.

Depicted above is one of the firm’s best Scottsdale projects. It spans over 71,401 square feet and was completed for a fashion brand. It has a new lobby, restrooms, and corridors. Other exceptional elements include its back plaza and facades.


Jokake Construction

5013 E. Washington, Suite 100, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Jokake Construction is a commercial general contractor that offers a full range of services, from ground-up construction to large-scale renovations and tenant improvements. It has thirty-five years of industry experience and specializes in corporate tenant improvements, healthcare, education, and hospitality projects. 

Jokake Construction’s record year came in 2018, after it was named as the company to watch out for. Six months later, the Engineering News-Record Southwest named Jokake its Contractor of the Year. The firm ended 2018 with nearly $100M in revenue and a ninety percent repeat client rate. One of the firm’s projects was also recognized by the NAIOP as its Tenant Improvement of the Year.

The chosen project was completed for SUPIMA Cotton, one of the world’s best and leading cotton brands. Located in Tempe, this elegant project is complete with masonry screen walls and interior draperies.


LGE Design Build

1200 N 52nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Headquartered in Phoenix, LGE has established itself as one of Arizona’s leading general contractors for its immense dedication and skill. It has worked on over 700 projects worth nearly $18M since its founding in 1994. It manages every aspect of a project, from site selection and preliminary designs to construction. It also provides entitlement and development partnership services, and it has been recognized various times in the industry for its outstanding work. 

The firm is led by David Sellers, who has been with the company since 2000. Sellers has overseen the development of fifteen million square feet of space and has led LGE to become the exceptional company that it is today. To further the firm’s strength in design, he established its exclusive in-house architectural division, the LGE Design Group. For his unmatched leadership, Sellers has been distinguished with several awards, and he was named as General Contractor of the Year and as Tenant Improvement Contractor of the Year by The NAIOP. The Phoenix Business Journal included him on its 40 Under 40 list.

Spanning over 70,000 square feet, Crown Castle serves as one of the country’s leading providers of shared wireless infrastructure. This project involved having to work on a Class-A build-to-suite office space. It features fine finishes, natural light, and industrial touches.


W.E. O’Neil Construction

4511 E. Kerby Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85040

Established in 1925, W.E. O’Neil is an award-winning and nationally ranked construction firm that operates out of its headquarters in Phoenix, AZ. The firm is known for its use of the best technology, including Building Information Modeling or 3D modeling and a transparent approach to preconstruction collaborative management. By prioritizing sustainability, it crafts highly efficient and environmentally friendly spaces. It achieves this through employing eighty full-time LEED accredited professionals, who have worked on over four million square feet of LEED projects. W.E. O’Neil Construction has been in Arizona for over 40 years and is one of the Top 100 general contractors in the United States, according to Engineering News Record.

The above project was completed in collaboration with professionals at HPI Architecture Gensler. It is a Premier Assisted Living and Memory care facility offering resort-style living and fine dining for its residents and totals 79,981 SF featuring 95 units.It involved having to work with a Class-A office building lobby renovation. The firm utilized a comprehensive design-build approach and included excellent finishes.


Kitchell

1707 East Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Kitchell began as a small family-owned business before growing into the company it is today. The firm operates out of its offices in Phoenix and offers its clients a complete and comprehensive range of commercial contracting services. At the firm’s helm is its president, Jim Swanson, who has enabled the company to become one of the area’s best places to work.

Completed for the McDowell Mountain Business Park, this project is located in North Scottsdale near the 101 Freeway and Bell Road. It has an excellent floor plan and a modern feel.


Sigma Contracting, Inc.

9019 E. Bahia Dr. Suite #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sigma Contracting has been in business since 1983 and is licensed to operate in eight Southwestern states. It serves as one of the area’s premier general contractors and operates out of its office in Scottsdale. Since its inception, it has taken on over 800 construction projects. This number includes hospitals, medical office buildings, schools, public venues, retail and industrial spaces, banks, office buildings, and municipal facilities. Focusing more on its designs, the company’s portfolio showcases a wide range of contemporary spaces.

The firm was founded upon the vision of its principals, Dan Hinkson and Jerry Patterson. Together, they ensure each of the firm’s clients receives the benefit of their expertise and supervision. Under their leadership, the company utilizes a highly collaborative and creative approach.


Ameris Construction

6501 E Greenway Rd. #103-609, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

Established in 2005, Ameris Construction offers preconstruction and construction services to a wide variety of sectors, specializing in net-zero and sustainable development. It has secured a solid reputation as a leading commercial general contracting and construction management firm and showcases an impressive clientele list.

Throughout its years in the industry, Ameris Construction has worked on both large- and small-scale projects, from small tenant improvements to large multifamily and multiuse projects. The firm is led by its principals, Chris Jones and Greg Goss. Jones draws inspiration from nearly three decades of industry experience and specializes in acquisition, site analysis, and project management. Goss has extensive experience in the real estate industry and manages all administrative aspects of the firm.

The project below was completed for Gen-Tech in 2021 –a two-story, 24,000 sq ft office facility that is virtually net-zero in its energy consumption. The multi-purpose office space is complete with an array of solar panels and carefully designed energy-efficient building systems to the structure to only utilizing 70% of the energy that it generates, at 50% building occupancy. For this build, Ameris assisted in the Gen-Tech building design, provided full-service contracting, and played a crucial role in coordinating with the City of Glendale.


Decca Builders, Inc. 

16050 North 76th St. Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

DECCA Builders is a family-owned and operated business that provides its clients with a comprehensive range of services. It also has an  excellent command of the design-build approach and provides conceptual cost estimates to its on-site construction management. The company primarily draws inspiration from its over four decades of experience in the industry, and it is led by its president, Mike Wareing. 

Mike Wareing oversees all management and financial functions including estimating, purchasing, accounting, and field operations for DECCA. Since its inception, DECCA has curated a stellar portfolio that consists of a gallery of retail, office, industrial, manufacturing, multi-family, residential, educational, governmental, hospitality, renovations, and tenant improvements. The firm draws inspiration from over four decades of industry experience. It has worked in some of the best areas across Arizona. In addition, it offers its clients affordable solutions and creative methods.


Sletten Construction Company

2501 East University Phoenix, AZ 85034

Since 1928, Sletten has offered its clients a comprehensive range of services and utilized a hands-on approach. Operating out of its Phoenix office, the company has been an employee-owned business since 2004. It has built an exceptional reputation for itself and has an eighty-five percent repeat clientele rate. 

The firm’s portfolio depicts a gallery of banks, retail facilities, office and warehouse facilities, grocery stores and wholesale shopping facilities. It also showcases a variety of specialty projects, such as churches and monasteries, as well as cultural arts projects, which include performing arts centers, libraries, interpretive centers, and recreational projects. 

The above project, Leslie’s Pool Supplies, is one of the firm’s finest works, and it is located in Phoenix.


Reliance Build, Inc.

281 N Roosevelt Ave. # 3, Chandler, AZ 85226

Reliance Build operates out of its office in Chandler and extends its services throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and Tempe. It is regarded for its innovative approaches and specialization for a variety of commercial projects. Composed of a talented team of professionals and artisans, the firm manages spaces regardless of size or scale. The firm has been in business since 1993, and since then, it has managed projects that cost over one billion dollars. It has obtained an eighty-nine percent repeat clientele rate and is known for its excellent tenant improvements, ground-up construction, and green construction work. The firm’s portfolio depicts several spaces from the financial, fitness, and retail markets. It also showcases its healthcare, industrial, and recreational work. 

The featured project is an excellent example of the firm’s expertise. Located in Scottsdale, this project is a Class-A tenant improvement. It involved having to work on its detailed cost estimates, scheduling, and feasibility study.


Sterling CM

1660 N Rosemont, Ste 103, Mesa, AZ 85205 

Sterling CM extends its services throughout Arizona and operates out of its headquarters in Mesa. It draws inspiration from over 150 years of combined experience. The firm specializes in both commercial and residential projects and offers its clients an excellent design-build approach. Through this method, it can keep the entire process in-house, lessening the need for clients to find additional subcontractors. Sterling CM always completes projects on time and within the client’s budget. Its portfolio depicts a wide variety of spaces rendered in multiple architectural vernaculars. Since its inception, it has secured a solid reputation for itself and has established long-term relationships with its clients.

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