Wood-fired, grilled, thin crust, thick crust, a melody of toppings and cheese — America continuously reinvents and reinterprets the pizza across the country. The Italian import is beloved by Americans and local pizzerias give the beloved staple endless regional forms and flavors. The best pizzerias are one-of-kind: they have specific textures that don’t exist in the same form anywhere else.
This list presents the best pizzeria contractors representing regions and states across the US. They have built adored local names as well as all-time favorites from national restaurant chains. You can also see their expertise in other restaurants they have built. We evaluated these contractors based on the industry awards they have won, the quality and number pizzeria projects, their affiliations and accreditations, and the overall quality of their projects in their service areas.
Rogers & Willard Inc.
451 St. Louis St., Mobile, AL 36602
What started as an invite from a friend to help with a building eventually led Mike Rogers to start Rogers & Willard Builders. After working for a large general contractor in Nashville, he moved back to his hometown of Mobile in 1989 and accepted an offer to use his skills in construction. Decades later, the Alabama-based general contractor has become a leading builder in the Southeast for diverse construction services, from pre-construction to construction management and design-build. The company’s small, streamlined group allows it to complete projects in a cost-efficient manner without diminished standards.
Through the years, the company has earned many notable awards, including Excellence In Construction Awards and a National Safety Excellence Award from the Association of Building Contractors. The firm has built restaurants, churches, banks, retail locations, and more. As a restaurant contractor, the firm has created unique food spaces in the Southeast, from local eateries to national chains. Featured here is its work on Mellow Mushroom in Mobile.
2820 Commercial Dr., Anchorage, AK 99501
Full-service general contractor Criterion General has developed a reputation for exceptional commercial and industrial building construction services and for satisfying clients. Its track record of successful design-build projects has made the company a premier general contractor across the state of Alaska. That consistent success has been made possible by a tightly-knit team of architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers that work hand-in-hand with the owner.
Safety is at the core of every project of Criterion General Inc. The company treats this as its number one priority, preparing site-specific safety plans for each project, holding safety meetings, and consistently reviewing emergency action plans, just to name a few. The firm also works with the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) on a voluntary compliance program on every project. Its adherence to high standards of safety has earned Criterion with multiple Gold Level STEP Awards throughout the years.
Barker Contracting Inc.
2127 E. Speedway, Suite #101, Tucson, AZ 85719
With numerous Arizona projects and projects scattered throughout the United States, Barker Contracting Inc. is a leading general contracting company. Its capabilities in commercial construction lie in multiple markets including community/municipal, education, industrial/manufacturing, medical, office, restaurant, retail, and solar projects. The company has been named as General Contractor of the Year three times by the Cornerstone Building Foundation. It is also a member of the Arizona Builders Alliance, the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).
The company is led by president Brian Barker who possesses more than 35 years of construction experience. His leadership transcends beyond the company as he served as the 2018 Chairman of the Board for the Arizona Builders Alliance. Under his leadership, the company has done remarkable restaurant projects that include multiple locations for MOD Pizza. The national pizza chain continues to partner with Barker Contracting Inc., and their long term relationship results in consistently high-quality dining spaces.
3050 Fletcher Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90065
Husband-and-wife team John and Myrna Murowski formed CalAsia Construction in 2003. John has been working in construction from the age of 14, constantly learning through his various jobs in the commercial construction industry. Myrna also has a background in property management. The two lead a full staff of finish carpenters, concrete specialists, framers, electricians and general laborers that fulfill each need and service in-house for a more seamless operation.
CalAsia Construction’s restaurant expertise is unmatched, having completed over 500 projects from restaurants since its establishment. Its diverse restaurant portfolio includes fine dining restaurants, casual dining establishments, breweries, and cafes. It has worked on notable projects like restaurants for renowned Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen in Culver City. It has also worked on multiple pizzeria places across California such as Urbano Pizza, Trattoria Neapolis, Pizzeria Mozza, and Rance’s Pizza. Featured here is its work on Pitfire Pizza in Thousand Oaks.
Mendel & Co Construction
3735 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113
For two decades, Mendel & Co. Construction has provided turn-key commercial construction services for both tenant-finish and ground-up projects. This Denver-based general contractor has since expanded into 13 other states, with a satellite office in North Carolina and Canada. It has completed more than 1000 projects in the office, retail, restaurant, and health markets.
The company specializes in all types of restaurant build-outs, from simple, fast-casual spaces to fine-dining environments. Its clients range from small mom-and-pop establishments to corporate franchise locations. One of the company’s recent pizzeria projects is the fifth location of Parry’s Pizzeria and Bar. Fulfilling the wishes of the owner for a totally new concept, Mendel & Co Construction worked with the architect and interior designer to create a fresh, new design for the brand. Its team hand-selected all finishes, color, tile, and millwork. The project also features a custom bar complete with 120 beers on tap served from the largest single beer head in the city, an upstairs bar, and an outdoor patio.
31 Water Street, Suite 4, Mystic, CT 06355
Greython Construction is a national commercial builder specializing in retail, restaurants, hospitality, single and multifamily projects. Its wide reach includes New York, California, and the Northeast. The firm’s handpicked team provides a supportive, experienced, and comprehensive environment throughout the building process. Additionally, its commitment to green initiatives and extensive experience in LEED construction makes Greython a leader in green building in the state of Connecticut. Many of Greython’s LEED trained staff are also LEED Accredited Professionals. They are well-versed in many sustainable practices such as the re-use of existing sites and materials, the use of recycled and environmentally friendly materials, alternative energy sources, mechanisms for reducing waste and resource utilization.
Aside from its specialty of hospitality and multifamily projects, the company also has several restaurant projects on its resume. One of these is Timmy’s Legendary Pizza. Located in the original spot of Bob & Timmy’s, original owner Timmy Doyle decided to revive the restaurant under his care, with Greython’s owner Kyle Klewin as partner.
Brendon T. Warfel Construction, Inc.
940 North East Front St., Milford, DE 19963
From design-build ground-up construction to intensive renovations, Brendon T. Warfel Construction, Inc. has mastered every construction principle to provide outstanding commercial and residential projects throughout the DelMarVa peninsula. The firm specializes in light commercial work such as restaurants, salons, retail, medical, government, office, and warehouses.
President and owner Brendon Warfel opened his construction business in 1996 after gaining invaluable experience for the past ten years. With the help of his wife Cindy and with just one truck, his hard work and dedication to complete client satisfaction has earned him recommendations to more clients all over the region.
The company is responsible for Grotto Pizza in Milford. First opened in 1960 by Dominic Pullieri in Rehoboth Beach, the firm has expanded throughout Delaware with 20 stores. The owner commended the company for its team’s professionalism and how it managed to make the construction process go as smoothly as possible.
Riken Construction & Design
1450 Kastner Suite 116, Sanford, FL 32771
Riken Construction & Design provides full-scale remodel and custom design and expertise to residential and commercial projects in Central Florida. The firm has been involved in build-outs, hotels, hospitals, offices, retail projects, and high-end residential projects. The company has earned repeat and referral clients throughout its 30 years in the business. Homeowners and business owners continue to hire the company for its ensured responsiveness and cost-effective work practices.
Riken Construction & Design is a construction leader in the retail and hospitality industry. It has completed work for Disney Resorts, Hilton Hotel & Resorts, Zara, and Kate Spade. Its aptitude for effectively interpreting branding into architecture and interior design for its retail work also translates well in its restaurant projects. Examples include the Hemingway Restaurant and Anthony’s Pizza. It’s work on the third location of the Central Florida restaurant chain involved close collaboration with its owners to bring the New York-feel to the pizzeria: real brick and granite, Venetian plaster, and polished concrete brought the Big Apple to Florida.
Chandlee and Sons Construction
8181 Industrial Place Suite A, Alpharetta, GA 30004
Commercial design-build company Chandlee and Sons Construction has contributed significantly to Georgia’s commercial landscape. With projects across various sectors—from industrial to corporate to retail—the company has proven itself to be one of the state’s top commercial contractors for the past 15 years.
The company’s expertise is rooted in the Chandlee family: Seth and his father Jim established the company in 2005. Seth’s grandfather, James Rush Chandlee, was the contractor who paved Interstate 85 under former president Eisenhower, while his uncle founded the Turner Construction Company in New York. The father and son duo developed the company into one of the fastest-growing general contracting and design-build firms in the state. Under their leadership, the company has ranked in Inc.’s 5000 and has received a Pacesetter Award from the Atlanta Business Chronicle in 2018.
In the restaurant sector, the company has completed restaurants, bars, fast food joints, and cafes throughout Georgia. Many of these projects have been featured on Eater and its HeatMap, Creative Loafing, Jezebel Magazine, Zagat.com, the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, and Curbed: Atlanta. The company’s expertise in pizzerias can be seen in the remodel of Atlanta Pizzafire in Town Brookhaven. Chandlee and Sons Construction’s team replaced the stone countertops with granite, upgraded the ventilation and feed lines of the oven, and installed new cabinetry, windows, and a wine cooler. The result is a more modern industrial look for the Ohio-based eatery.
JD Pacific Construction Company
PO Box 431, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
An extension of Johnson-Downs Construction in Illinois, JD Pacific Construction Company serves Maui and the rest of Hawaii with projects in the industrial, healthcare, academic, retail, senior living, financial, office, government, and institutional markets. Its principal possesses thirty years of general contractor experience with an engineering background. JD Pacific’s timely and prime construction services have attracted repeat clients such as A&B Properties, Armstrong World Industries, Monsanto, General Foods and Bunge Oil.
From full tenant build-outs to additions and renovations, JD Pacific has demonstrated admirable capabilities in restaurant construction. It has completed work for some local favorites like Maui Tacos and Bistro Casanova as well as national chains like Pizza Hut.
12650 W. Bridger St., Suite #100, Boise, ID 83713
Headquartered in Boise, HC Company provides the most cost-effective and functional spaces across Idaho’s difficult topography. The firm’s vast industry knowledge and experience, as well as their local roots, have all led to their impressive success. The company’s founder, Dan Hayes, started the business in 2002. He is a graduate of Engineering Management and Business programs. He also maintains a LEED accreditation along with an in-depth background in all phases of construction.
HC Company’s expertise in commercial construction has earned awards such as a 2019 Idaho Top Project Award from the Idaho Business Review. Its steadfast commitment to sustainability has also been recognized with awards such as a Gold Level Metal Recycling Partner – Environmental Stewardship Award.
Medical, industrial, office, retail, entertainment, and restaurant projects populate the company’s extensive portfolio. Its restaurant work includes construction for Taco Bell, Subway, and Jimmy Johns. Pizzerias are another specialty of the firm, as you will see here in its interior work for Blaze Pizza.
MacDougall Pierce Construction, Inc.
12720 Ford Dr., Fishers, IN 46038
MacDougall Pierce Construction Inc. is a premium industrial and commercial builder that provides service across Indiana. This full-service general contractor and construction manager has a dependable expertise that comes from its founder and team’s extensive experience. With 125 years of combined experience, it has grown consistently with more than $50 million worth of projects a year. While it keeps busy with a variety of projects in various industries, it has proven a flexible collaborator and an adept problem solver capable of meeting unique demands.
The company has on-staff engineers, surveyors, and in-house concrete and carpentry crews that are constantly trained and re-trained with comprehensive safety programs. The firm’s experience includes gas stations, fast food locations, and convenience stores. One of its repeat clients, Giordano’s Pizza, has hired it to complete its stories in Indiana, Wisconsin, and Ohio. The franchise in Indiana has 4,000 square foot of space built on a 1.5 acre of land and features a contemporary European interior.
Christner Contracting Inc.
17587 Highway 34, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Anthony Christner’s namesake business is an extension of his construction expertise and his well-regarded business insight. He founded Christner Contracting Inc. in 1998 with his wife Deneill and has grown it into the sought-after commercial general contractor it is today. Licensed in Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska, the firm can provide new construction, additions, and remodels of commercial buildings for a number of different markets. The firm also has years of experience with historical renovation and rehabilitation. The company has worked with the Community Development Block Grant and cities including Fairfield, Ottumwa, and Oskaloosa to restore their historical buildings.
The company has built several pizzerias in the Ottumwa area, including iterations of Pizza Hut, Domino’s, and Pizza Ranch. The firm has earned praise for these efforts, and business owners have provided glowing reviews for performing beyond standards.
Jaco General Contractor Inc.
420 S. Emporia St., Suite #200, Wichita, KS 67202
Jaco is a homegrown general contracting company based in Wichita that caters to the whole of Kansas as well as parts of Virginia, Florida, and New Mexico—and any number of states in between. This national firm has built everything from retail buildings to restaurants to light industrial structures. The firm’s excellence in contracting has been recognized by the Wichita Business Journal’s Top General Contractors lists in 2017 and 2018.
The company is a member of the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association, contributing first-rate construction services to local restaurants and franchise installations of national fast-food chains. Jaco’s open, collaborative manner has attracted clients who have engaged its services for stand-alone restaurants, airport tenants, and mall tenants.
Calhoun Construction Services
3307 Gilmore Industrial Blvd., Louisville, KY 40213
Calhoun Construction Services’s strong building capability is anchored on an equally strong foundation provided by its accomplished leadership team. Many of the team members came from large national construction firms, including company president John Hinshaw. Today he leads the company with more than 20 years of experience as a project manager and operations manager. He has traveled the country working on high-caliber projects, including hundred-million-dollar sports venues and luxury apartment complexes. Along with operations manager Mike Williams, Hinshaw leads over 125 employees spread over more than 15 projects and totaling more than $100 million dollars of work in progress.
Calhoun’s diversely organized teams allow it to tackle large and small projects alike, from developments and complexes to restaurants and hotels. The company makes all of this possible through its trusted subcontractors and its own in-house teams for demolition and excavation, concrete, drywall metal framing, miscellaneous steel, carpentry, interior finishes, painting, acoustic ceilings, and equipment installation. You can see all of this in its pizzeria projects, which include versions of Blaze Pizza and Domino’s. As a general contractor, Calhoun performed the majority of the interior fit-outs on several of these locations in multiple states.
Perrier Esquerré Contractors
326 Almedia Rd., St. Rose, LA 70087
College friends Brett Perrier and Keith Esquerré started Perrier Esquerré Contractors in 2014 with the goal of creating a unique general contracting and construction company grounded on honesty, integrity, and hard work. Each draws from an extensive commercial construction background: they have both worked on multimillion-dollar projects throughout the Gulf South Region. Perrier Esquerré Contractors has developed a knack for fast-tracked projects with critical schedules in the retail, hospitality, restaurant, medical, and office markets.
The company has completed work for local restaurants and cafes as well as national fast-food chains. Featured is a Blaze Pizza in New Orleans. Franchise owners praised the firm for its phenomenal work, from structural and engineering to architecture and interior design. They especially commend the company’s superintendents who are professional and focused on assisting and delivering what the client requires.
PM Construction Co.
19 Industrial Park Road, Saco, ME 04072
30 years in the business backed by 100 years of combined experience in its team makes PM Construction Co. a proud general contractor serving Maine and the rest of New England. The firm is dedicated entirely to commercial and retail construction and provides general contracting, design/build services, and construction management services. The company is captained by William Nason who has 40 years of construction experience specializing in the commercial and industrial sectors of the industry. His sound decisions and confidence, even when taking appropriate business risks, has proven to be the determining factor in making the company what it is today—a leading general contractor in Maine.
PM Construction works with both local and national restaurant brands and treats them with the same superior customer service. Doing so led beloved local pizza place, Pizza Time, to engage the firm’s construction services for its Westbrook branch. Located at the corner of Main and Rochester, Pizza Time has that classic homegrown and laid back vibe with its comfortable chairs and booths.
Urban Built General Contracting
4015 Foster Ave., Baltimore, MD 21224
Baltimore-based Urban Built General Contracting has been serving the Mid-Atlantic Region since its inception in 2008. As a full-service general contracting firm, it specializes in both residential and commercial new construction and renovation. The firm’s versatility allows it to perform full-gut and multi-family renovations for residential clients and complete tenant fit-outs, as well as phased and occupied renovations for commercial clients.
The company was launched by Jason Watts and David Linsalata. The duo combine business acumen and hands-on experience. From its beginnings in residential renovations to its expansion to large scale commercial franchises, Watts and Linsalata have guided the company at every step with four founding principles – reliability, honesty, integrity, and quality.
UrbanBuilt has completed pizzerias across Baltimore. One project, MOD Pizza, is located in The Rotunda in Baltimore. A commercial renovation, the space is fitted with sleek metalwork and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, a black and gray palette brings a modern industrial feel to the casual dining space.
96 Swampscott Road, Salem, MA 01970
Salem-based Groom Construction is a well-known residential and commercial builder in eastern Massachusetts. Founded in 1979, it started with residential additions and renovations but quickly grew to include custom homes and commercial projects. For its outstanding construction practices, the firm earned a Boston Real Estate Times Excellence Award for Construction and General Contracting in 2019.
Groom Construction’s stellar performance is the consistent product of its well-rounded team: the Groom brothers—Tom, David, and Dwight—and Scott Faulkner. Each principal has a specialty to contribute to the firm’s development and success. Tom has served as president for 35 years and focuses on remodeling and building high-end, energy-efficient homes. David’s 30 years of experience has focused on ground-up commercial buildings as well as several tenant fit-out projects. Dwight heads the retail division with over 20 years of experience and over $250 million in retail build-outs. Scott has been with the company for the entirety of its four decades in the business and leads the company’s commercial construction arm.
Restaurants by Groom are the natural products of long-lasting relationships with clients from all over the country. From bakeries and cafes to pizzerias and specialty food places, the company has built it all. Featured is the company’s work for PZA Gourmet Pizza. Located on the first floor, this pizza stop includes an entire interior fit-out. The concrete floors, exposed beams, bricks and wooden accents give the space an hip, industrial feel.
George H. Pastor & Sons General Contracting
34018 Beacon, Livonia, MI 48150
With 87 years of construction expertise running through four generations, George H. Pastor & Sons General Contracting is a family-run commercial contractor headquartered in Livonia. The firm provides cost-effective construction and renovations services performed by highly proficient workers. From personalized residences to retail stores and restaurants, the company has repeatedly demonstrated steadfast attention to detail and unmatched levels of service.
During the last 30 years, the firm has built Burger Kings, Boston Markets, Famous Dave’s, and a Penn Station: fifty million dollars worth of collective work. The firm has also completed work for its repeat client, Pizza Hut. The firm understands Pizza Hut’s technical needs as a restaurant, a pizzeria, and the chain’s overall branding. The result: successful stores for the pizza giant across Michigan.
8900 10th Ave., North Golden Valley, MN 55427
Zeman Construction Company was founded by the Zeman family to express their shared core values of: quality, integrity, and service. The company has demonstrated its commercial construction prowess in a variety of projects that include country clubs, restaurants, office buildings, churches, grocery stores, supermarkets, retail, and industrial structures. The firm’s clients are just as diverse, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to single location owner-users.
As a premier builder of restaurants in the Twin Cities, Zeman Construction’s understanding of a dining space’s needs and requirements runs deep. The company has over 500 full-service restaurants in its portfolio. One of these is the Eden Prairie location of the local pizza chain, Pizza Lucé. Bold colors paired with chrome and onyx make each area of the restaurant pop.
Mike Rozier Construction
10474 Hwy. 82 East, Greenwood, MS 38930
After working as a building superintendent in Jackson, Mike Rozier started his general contracting company in 1976 in a small home office in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood. Mike Rozier Construction specialized in drive-ins: Mike built 26 Sonic Drive-Ins in that year alone. Years later, the company began building Dollar Generals across the state. The firm began to work on larger projects such as supermarkets, banks, and educational institutions. The company also thrived as a family business, with Mike’s brother and sons joining him and helping it grow into the company that it is today.
With a strong background in commercial retail and commercial development, Mike Rozier Construction is undeniably one of Mississippi’s most trustworthy firms. It has fine-tuned its construction services over its more than four decades doing business. In 2019, the company has earned three ABC Mississippi Merit Awards for its commercial and industrial projects. Today, it executes projects in the retail, restaurant, corporate offices, industrial, agricultural & food processing, educational, government, religious, and healthcare markets.
With all of its achievements, Mike Rozier Construction is more than capable of creating casual restaurants like pizzerias. Featured here is its work on the interior of Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza in Hattiesburg. A focal wall of wooden planks and hues of red and orange reminiscent of fire draws the eye into the space. Various seating options from booths to group tables are available.
18333 Wings Corporate Dr., Chesterfield, MO 63005
Knoebel Construction is a general contractor centrally located in the Midwest. Since 1981, the firm has provided full construction services in various market specialties including retail development construction, restaurant, grocery, and retail construction. With nearly 40 years of experience gained from successful projects across the US, the firm excels at every task and effortlessly finishes complex projects with critical deadlines.
The company’s reliability has been recognized by retail brands which have made it a preferred national construction partner. The firm has earned awards for its first-class services and projects. The Commercial Construction & Renovation Magazine presented Knoebel Construction a Project Profile Award while the St. Louis Business Journal ranked it on its list of the top 25 largest general contractors in St. Louis.
Using its expertise in restaurant projects, Knoebel Construction has built many pizzerias in Missouri and other states. One of its recent projects is the new 5,400-square-foot Mellow Mushroom pizzeria in Cottleville. The pizzeria is locally owned and features a completely unique design. This eclectic, colorful 5,400-square-foot location features 80’s inspired design elements and decor, colorful neon lights, graffiti art and whimsical sculptures. This is the second Missouri location Knoebel Construction built for the Georgia-based pizzeria.
Langlas & Associates
2270 Grant Rd., Billings, MT 59102
Langlas & Associates is a second-generation general contractor founded in 1973. Stephen R. Langlas started the firm, and it continues today under the leadership of his son Steve. The firm has spearheaded hundreds of projects in Bozeman, Missoula, and Billings while offering everything from lump-sum bids to construction management to full-on design-builds. The company has built publically funded projects since the beginning and these projects still account for half of the firm’s projects. Its private work has also been extensive. Since 2000, the company has garnered more than 15 regional and national awards, encompassing achievements in design, historic preservation, urban revitalization and community engagement, as well as projects for schools, hospitals, apartment complexes, shopping centers, and restaurants.
Langlas & Associates’ restaurant work includes over 110 franchise restaurants built and remodeled all over the Montana-North Dakota region. These projects include pizzerias like the McKenzie River Pizza and Straw Hat Pizza. Approximately 85% of the firm’s work is secured on a negotiated basis for repeat customers and referrals.
11011 Q St. Building A, Suite #104 Omaha, NE 68137
A full-service construction manager and general contractor, KSI Construction aims to make clients comfortable at every step of the construction process. With over 200 years of collective management experience, the firm puts an emphasis on authenticity, transparency, and communication every step of the way. The referral-based business provides a broad range of experience including office, retail, mixed-use, industrial, restaurant, religious, daycare, multi-family, and recreational buildings.
Some of its notable pizzerias in Omaha include Mellow Mushroom, Lighthouse Pizza, and Pitch Pizzeria. The company is responsible for creating the new branch of Pitch Pizzeria in West Omaha. This new location is similar to the first store in Dundee, down to the backlit wine bottles that surround the open kitchen. But the new restaurant is twice the size, with a second-floor dining room and a rooftop patio and an indoor-outdoor bar.
DC Building Group
101 E Warm Springs Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89119
DC Building Group is one of the largest locally owned general contracting firms in Las Vegas. The company is captained by Shawn Danoski who founded it in 2001. A leader in the building industry of Nevada, Shawn has more than 25 years of construction experience and has served as the President of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) of Southern Nevada. Under his guidance, DC Building Group has earned the NAIOP Spotlight Award for General Contracting Firm of the Year three times, with a back-to-back win in 2017 and 2018.
The firm’s portfolio of construction work in the public and private sectors can be seen in seven states across the country, with a focus on the Western US. Projects include work in the office, medical, industrial, hospitality, retail, restaurant, religious, non-profit, aviation, and education sectors.
We were especially taken with one of the company’s pizzeria projects—a Wicked Slice location in the Fashion Show Strip Mall. Its interior is designed with subway tile walls, olive oil bottles on display, and red banquette seating.
M&M Construction Services
19 Harvey Rd. Unit 22, Bedford, NH 03110
With close to four decades of experience and hundreds of projects under its belt, M&M Construction Services demonstrates full-service construction expertise across the New England and Mid-Atlantic region. Its cross-industry experience makes it a go-to contractor for many businesses in the retail, restaurant, and private commercial environments. It can perform anything from small tenant fit-ups to major ground-up construction projects.
A member of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, the company has proven capable of delivering every unique need of a wide range of clients, from casual dining spaces to higher-end restaurants. This is especially true to its pizzeria clients. M&M created the signature look of Midici Neapolitan Pizza in one of its locations in New Hampshire. With the large bar and copper pizza ovens in the center of the space, the restaurant is inviting, yet spacious, comfortably accommodating a range of customers.
The Bannett Group
1998 Springdale Road, Suite #101, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
The Bannett Group is an integrated design and construction firm with strong foundations laid out by four generations of master builders and architects. Current CEO Scott Bannett inherited the business from his father, Barry, an architect, who started The Bannett Group in 1970. Barry, the recipient of the prestigious Design Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) lifetime achievement award, still serves as president emeritus of the company. Barry, in turn, learned his craft from his father, Joe Bannett, who received his start from his father Simon Bannett, an architect and master builder.
This influential company has been servicing the commercial design & architecture needs of local businesses, national brands and commercial developers for almost 50 years. Its concentration in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware has produced a 70% rate of repeat client business. One of them, Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, hired The Bannett Group to construct its new 5,000-square-foot restaurant in Colorado. The company completed its large bar, seating for over 150 guests, outdoor patio areas, and commercial kitchen. The pad site restaurant location was the first project in the state of Colorado for the company, demonstrating the trust its clients have in their ability to deliver despite the distance.
2919 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Hart Construction has maintained a strong reputation as a reliable and leading construction company in New Mexico. Many of its loyal and experienced staff of superintendents, carpenters, painters, and laborers have been with the company for more than 17 years. Founders Andy Hart and Jim Pekin are committed to long term relationships with each member and client to ensure consistency and quality of projects.
Hart Construction has extensive experience in working with the restaurant industry — from fast-food chains to high-end restaurants. The firm has an acute understanding of the importance of detail and its effect on branding and restaurant business success, which it uses to create lively, yet comfortable dining spaces. All of that commitment to detail is evident in its work on the Albuquerque location of Sauce Pizza and Wine. The 3,000-square-foot restaurant is the first out-of-state venture for the Arizona-based pizza business. The open concept of the restaurant provides floor-to-ceiling windows and a large patio for outdoor seating.
New World Design Builders
261 Madison Ave., 25th Flr., New York, NY 10016
Architectural, design, and construction firm New World Design Builders provides interior design and construction experiences customized to suit the needs and desires of clients across New York and New Jersey. From custom residences to retail and restaurants to spas and salons, the company creates captivating spaces that blend architecture, interior design, furniture, and lighting design into a single immersive experience.
Founder and CEO Chris Kofitsas founded this New York City-based design/build firm 23 years ago to bridge the gap between architect, contractor, and designer. Clients have praised the firm for its high-level attention to detail and its selection of high-end finishes for the ultimate quality in construction and design. This careful care is evident in its many restaurant projects including pizzerias.
New World Design Builders created this 1600-square-foot upscale fast-casual restaurant at the MOXY Hotel in Times Square. The Prova Pizzabar sits well among its hip restaurant neighbors; it includes a contemporary interior anchored by a focal light sculpture composed of 350 3D-printed LED light shades.
Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc.
3614 Haworth Dr. Suite #150, Raleigh, NC 27609
Ranked as one of the Top Ten Contractors in Greater Wilmington, Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc.’s long tenure and wide-ranging experience on commercial construction has made it one of the state’s premier companies. Established in 1975 by Norman Chambliss III and James Rabil, the firm now includes Yates Chambliss and Chris Dougherty on its roster of business leaders. Under their excellent leadership, the company has expanded its operations through divisions in Rocky Mount, Raleigh, and Wilmington.
While it has specialized in medical facilities such as dental clinics, medical clinics, and veterinary clinics, Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc. also has an extensive portfolio of projects involving retail, mixed-use, general office, churches, and foodservice. The firm accomplished all of these through its offices in Rocky Mount, Wilmington, and Raleigh. The company employs an average workforce of 50 including three division managers and 10 project managers.
The company’s aptitude for highly detailed restaurants stems from its understanding of the nuances of restaurant construction. The firm has a lot of experience providing the specialized systems it needs in the back house to effective interior design for its branding in the front house. This balanced approach is evident in the firm’s work for local pizzeria, Slice of Life. Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc. is responsible for bringing to life three versions of this local pizzeria in Wilmington.
Roers Construction Inc.
200 45th St. S, Fargo, ND 58103
In 1976, Jim Roers formed his general contracting company using a little pull-behind trailer. He served his community by providing residential construction services. As his company expanded, his focus changed from residential to commercial and, in 1997, began to respond to an increasing demand for design-build services. In the last four decades, his building success rendered the company a leading general contractor in the region, specializing in the design-build, construction management, institutional construction, commercial, industrial, and multi-unit residential sectors.
A marriage of industrial and rustic styles defines the MacKenzie River Pizza the company built in West Fargo. The 7,500-square-foot restaurant boasts a mix of rock, barn wood, metals and warm lighting. The unique attributes of the restaurant including a frost rail keeping beverages cold on the bar and stained concrete bar top and local-inspired Bison accents. Local restaurant projects like these showcase the firm’s deep relationships with local clients. As a long-standing priority of the firm, the firm owes it success to these robust relationships it carefully fostered with clients old and new.
CCS Construction Company
8675 Memorial Dr., Plain City, OH 43064
CCS Construction is a contractor, construction management, and design-build firm responsible for ground-up construction of retail, office, and restaurants all across Ohio. CCS has a strong presence in the state, conducting business with various local companies and non-profit organizations. Its outstanding team brings great attitude and plenty of knowledge to each project, demonstrating careful attention to detail and innovative solutions as they consistently deliver projects on time.
The firm was able to demonstrate proficiency in building specialized facilities for local staples such as Olentangy River Brewing Co. and Swenson’s, an icon of Ohio drive-in restaurants. Pizzerias are another specialty of the firm. CCS was in charge of creating a version of the West Virginia-born pizzeria, Pies & Pints. This branch in the Kenwood Collection in Cincinnati features a large bar with 36 beers on tap and plenty of seating options for customers to enjoy a slice and a pint. Distressed wooden planks provide seating along one wall while a black brick backdrop serves as the home for the company’s famous white elephant mascot, Irene.
1135 N. Robinson Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73103
From interior remodels to whole block developments, Lingo Construction has built professional and personal relationships with lifelong clients on projects of every scope. Started in 1988 by Stan and Renee Lingo, this Oklahoma-based general contractor has built a reputation for bringing old buildings back to life. A majority of the most prominent historic downtown rescues over the past 20 years were overseen by Lingo. The company is also a force in modern architecture and construction, moving forward with ground-up construction of retail, restaurant, and office spaces.
The company’s skill in blending the old and new can be seen in its breweries, cafes, restaurants, pizzerias, and food halls. It recently worked on a renovation of a space in ‘the alley’ of the Swanson’s Tire Company building in Midtown OKC to provide the brick and mortar store of Hall’s Pizza Kitchen. The beloved local pizza truck now has a physical restaurant space resembling a typical home kitchen with an industrial twist.
141 Steuben St., Pittsburgh, PA 15220
As a small general contracting company, P2 Contracting pairs hands-on personal attention with the vast knowledge it has gained over its 30 years in the business to provide premium commercial construction services to Pennsylvanians. The firm has served Pittsburgh, Robinson, Carnegie, and Cranberry with projects ranging from condominiums and car dealerships to restaurants and warehouses. P2 is also dedicated to sustainability, using the latest trends and technologies in green building and energy-saving construction.
The company was established by Kurt Steding who has over 25 years of experience. He oversees more than a dozen superintendents and a variety of construction specialists. One such specialist is Nick Curry, who acts as project manager for a number of restaurant projects. P2 Contracting has designed and built restaurants, big and small, from the ground up, from pizzerias and fast food places to elegant fine dining establishments and more laid-back eateries with all kinds of unique features such as bars, rustic elements, and more.
New England Construction
293 Bourne Ave., Rumford, RI 02916
David Sluter founded New England Construction in 1985 to provide Rhode Island and neighboring states with a reliable construction company. This family-owned general contracting business initially had a focus of providing pre-engineered steel and erection services to larger companies and clients. Decades later, the second generation leadership–David’s son Matt–expanded the company’s portfolio and services while still adhering to its central philosophy of accountability and adaptability.
Repeat clients praise this leading commercial contractor in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for its capabilities when it comes to building auto dealerships, retail stores, restaurants, medical and educational buildings, and other commercial projects. Featured is a pizzeria New England Construction completed in 2018. The new Midici Italian Kitchen in East Providence included the installation of specialized pizza ovens built specifically for this restaurant.
Burriss Building Systems Inc
1011 Kinley Road, Irmo, SC 29063
Burris Building Systems Inc. is a South Carolina general contractor that has contributed to thousands of industrial and commercial projects across the state. The company was started in 1970 by Moffat Burriss, Sr. after he completed a decorated military career. He puts a premium on integrity, expertise, and in-house staff to deliver tailored solutions to new and longtime clients. These practices have earned the company a 60% repeat customer rate. Today, Moffat Jr. continues to build upon his father’s outstanding legacy, making Burris Building Systems Inc. a respected design-build contractor in the state.
Over its decades-long run, the company has become one of South Carolina’s premier restaurant construction specialists. Burriss Building heavily collaborates with local owners and nationwide chains alike to create establishments that match each client’s specific project vision. You can see this devotion to quality in the Sunset Multi-use Center the company completed in Lexington. In addition to retail space, the company built a Smash Burger and Marco’s Pizza, both featuring details unique to their respective brands.
Walker General Contractors
3891 Forest Hill Irene, Memphis, TN 38125
Since 1977, Walker General Contractors of Memphis has been specialists in both residential and general construction across Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Honored as part of the Top 25 Mid-South Contractors by the Memphis Business Journal, the company’s four decades of experience, high rate of customer service, and successfully finished projects puts it ahead of their local competitors. Its president, Daniel Walker, is equally recognized for his leadership. After taking over the business from his father, who founded the company, he has continuously developed the firm, and earning a spot on Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 as a result.
Walker General Contractors has catered to clients of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies looking to expand their business to distinct restaurants and dining spaces of local and national chains. Attention to budgets, time-frames, and management has led to continuous customer satisfaction in these projects.
In the restaurant scene, Walker General Contractors has built unique pizzerias. From the quirky to the sophisticated, it has been versatile in addressing each design and construction preference of the client. Some of its work includes Pizza Social, Mellow Mushroom, and Lost Pizza Co. For more about Walker General Contractors, please visit www.walkergeneralcontractors.com
22211 IH-10 W, Suite #1206, San Antonio, TX 78257
Consistency has long been the key to San Antonio-based general contractor Ward Contracting. With its long term relationships with the same clients and subcontractors for over 15 years, the company is able to consistently deliver high-quality projects and construction services to all areas across the state of Texas. The company does ground-up construction, tenant build-outs, renovations, and facility repair and maintenance for retail, office, and restaurant projects.
Ward Contracting’s pizzeria construction includes work for the national chain Pizza Patron. Based in Texas, Pizza Patron operates locations in Arizona, California, Illinois, and Texas. Ward Contracting has completed multiple iterations of the pizzeria in Texas. Aside from pizzerias, the company has also completed stores for Wingstop, Freddy’s, and Einstein Bros Bagels.
7011 South 700 West, Midvale, UT 84047
Midvale-based CRC Construction provides superior interior tenant finishes, ground-up construction, and renovation services to the intermountain region. Over more than four decades in the commercial construction industry, the firm has perfected its special blend of technical skill and experience that consistently results in timely, on-budget, and on-target projects. The firm has earned praise from clients who have been more than satisfied with their integrity and excellent capability.
CRC Construction provides construction across various markets, from tenant and office improvements to retail and restaurant to medical and educational facilities. It has worked in 15 states across the western US. It has accomplished multiple projects for national food chains like Chipotle, Panda Express, and Burger King. It is also proficient in pizzerias, performing exemplary work in interiors and specialty equipment like ovens. Pictured here is its work on the Midici Neapolitan Pizza in Gateway Mall.
627 Carlisle Dr., Herndon, VA 20170
For more than 20 years, ITEK has surpassed client’s expectations in efficiency and quality of delivered projects. The company’s business was established around full-service construction in the restaurant sector. Maintaining affiliations with the International Council of Shopping Centers, Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington, ABC, and AIA, the company stays on top of the industry trends and practices and the national standards set by these organizations. Over the years, ITEK’s enduring construction has resulted in praise from former clients who have commended the team’s sublime construction service and smooth organization.
The pizza-with-a-purpose restaurant, Malawi’s Pizza, engaged ITEK Construction for its tenant build-out in Fredericksburg. Orange and yellow hues dominate the interiors of the pizzeria with a brick oven centered in the space. The project was successfully completed within 7 weeks.
Wilcox Construction Co.
234 5th Avenue South, Edmonds, WA 98020
With 500 projects a year and a 90% client referral rate, Wilcox Construction Co. is one of Washington’s leading restaurant builders. The firm’s five decades of experience has produced superb restaurants for multiple locations of national chains and local brands. The firm is also skilled in building boutiques, retail centers, and offices. These projects are completed by its expert team of project managers and superintendents led by 30-year industry veteran, Matt Lessard.
In a collaboration with Floisand Studios, Wilcox Construction Co. renovated a delivery kitchen in a two-story duplex into a modern space for Pagliacci Pizza. The 2,100-square-foot restaurant features a low slanting canopy and high ceilings. Its lavish interiors include Valentino marble and white-washed oak boards. One eye-catching feature inside the pizzeria is its table made of stained-oak and camshafts from a WWII marine diesel engine for legs. The company has also done other locations for the local pizza chain.
Accelerated Construction Services
“300 Business Park Dr., Suite 201, Morgantown, WV 26505
A general contractor serving the mid-Atlantic region, Accelerated Construction Services possesses extensive experience working in a wide range of industries including retail establishments and large retail developments. Serving different regions in different terrains, and coming with corresponding construction challenges, the firm has honed its skills in secure construction. Under the leadership of Michael Allen, the company has evolved to include nationwide construction. Its continued services in the tri-state area is made possible by working closely with clients and developing close partnerships with developers in the area.
Accelerated Construction Services maintains industry-leading safety programs that it implements on every project, whether for large retail centers or boutiques and restaurants. Some of these include OSHA 40, CPR Certification, Forklift Training, Equipment Operator Training, and Fall Prevention Training. These precautions ensure the safety of the job site and the quality of each project.
1122 S. Airline Rd., Suite #105, Racine, WI 53406
Founded in 1987 in Lewisville, Texas, ACT Construction is a general contractor specializing in retail and commercial building projects. It has created beautiful and professional restaurants, retail spaces, and commercial buildings in the $100,000 to $5 million range. With its experience in these high-level projects, the firm has established a reputation for finishing stores on time, with a high satisfaction rate. The firm’s 30 years of restaurant and retail construction experience has produced more than 4,500 projects with an average turnaround time of 8 to 12 weeks.
ACT Construction understands that the timely completion of a project is one of the most important aspects of starting a new restaurant or franchise. With its rapid, fully coordinated system run by adept project managers and superintendents, the company enables restaurant owners to begin business operations on schedule. The firm excels at ground-up restaurants, finish-outs, strip centers, and larger projects. Its work can be found in 48 different states with multiple projects across Wisconsin. Some of its pizzeria projects include Blaze Pizza in Wisconsin and Pinthouse Pizza in Texas.