Tucson lies along the Santa Cruz River on a hilly plain of the Sonoran Desert. It is called home by the prestigious University of Arizona and offers visitors plenty to see, and there are plenty of commercial centers for residents. This list showcases the five best general contractors working in the area, the names behind some of Tucson, Arizona’s most outstanding commercial structures and office buildings. These firms were chosen for their experience, accolades, and backgrounds. 


2015 W River Road, Suite 101, Tucson, AZ 85704

Founded in 1929, Sundt offers its clients a complete and comprehensive range of general contracting services. It operates out of its office in Tucson and has also had the opportunity to take on projects across California, Texas, and New Mexico. The firm takes great pride in the stellar reviews it has received through the years. The Engineering News-Record recently named it its fifth-largest contractor in the southwest. All in all, the firm has taken on over projects worth $12.3B. Depicted below is one of the firm’s best works. 

Located in Tucson, this project was designed and constructed for Habitat for Humanity. It cost around $1.6M and was completed back in 2013. The project spans over 15,950 square feet and challenged the firm with its extensive renovation. On this project, the firm’s team opted for a modern design. Some of its new amenities include its state-of-the-art heating, ventilation, an air conditioning system, and additional windows.


Venture West

6007 E Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712

Founded in 1981, Venture West extends its services throughout Tuscon and specializes in commercial real estate properties. The firm has had the opportunity to work across some of the best areas in Southern Arizona. The firm provides construction and management work for every aspect of the commercial contracting process. Its specialties include offices, medical offices, surgery centers, dental offices, restaurants, assisted living facilities, and retail space.  It also showcases expertise for extensive renovations and tenant improvements. Depicted below is one of its best.

This photo showcases the firm’s work for Tanque Verde. The firm’s team was tasked with its development and construction, a project that spanned 130,000 square feet. It features excellent stucco exteriors and various custom touches.

Pate Contractors, LLC

1129 N. Winstel Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85716

Pate Contractors is a full-service commercial general contracting firm. It specializes in ground-up construction, extensive remodels, and tenant improvements. The company has worked all across Tucson and Southern Arizona and has a long list of repeat clients. Its portfolio features an awesome gallery of automotive, banking, hospitality, office, and industrial spaces. It has also taken on several medical, recreational, religious, retail, and restaurant projects. The firm draws inspiration from over three decades of industry experience and is a product of the vision of Natalie Arzaga and Tim Pate.

Arzaga is a Tucson native and earned a degree from the University of Arizona. She has been working in the industry since her early days in college; she takes great pride in having played a role in the growth and development of Tucson and Southern Arizona. On the other hand, Pate grew up in Nogales before moving to Tucson. He oversees each project the company takes on and maintains a highly hands-on approach.