Denver has evolved into an urban center of commerce and development. The surge of restaurants in the region has meant a boom for contracting businesses. New hospitality entrepreneurs need these services when they are creating establishments; existing restaurants often need a partial fix.

We have compiled a list of the top contractors for restaurant construction. They are ranked based primarily on work quality, industry history, reputation amongst past clients, accolades received, accreditations and certifications.

15) NeuMark Builders

161 E Saturn Dr. Unit 2A, Fort Collins, CO, 80525

Promising exceptional building management and construction, NeuMark Builders always operates on a top-caliber level to deliver quality results in every single project. Fourteen years in the industry have developed the company’s skills and offerings, which encompass Design Build, GMP, and several other types of work. The firm offers its services to clients in the Front Range, Boulder, Denver, and Southern Wyoming areas.

The project featured is a Panera Bread branch completed by the firm. The 7,170-square-foot building is a ground-up construction with a steel framework and metal stud framing. NeuMark’s excellent work is on display in the interior, which provides a peaceful and relaxed ambiance to the restaurant’s customers.

14) KTK General Contracting Limited

3755 W. 69th Place, Westminster, CO 80030

KTK General Contracting is a full-service general contractor, working in various markets with construction projects in the restaurant, retail, and fuel sectors. Aside from building construction, KTK also does elevator modernization and reimaging projects as well as repair and maintenance. The firm’s team of talented professionals has over 125 years of combined experience, offering diverse perspectives that contribute to a commendable final output.

The company’s portfolio of high profile clients within the restaurant industry includes McDonald’s, Starbucks, Wendy’s, and Chipotle. Its work on these food chains has varied from ground-up construction to remodeling projects. The featured project is an Arby’s on 67th and Tower Road.

13) Sprung Construction

2500 Larimer St #104, Denver, CO 80205

Innovative craftspeople serve as the foundation of Sprung Construction, a mid-sized firm located in Denver Colorado. The company’s expertise lies in constructing small commercial buildings and structures ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 square feet. Attention to detail is one of the firm’s greatest strengths even on the most difficult projects and strong relationships with architects, owners, and developers help fortify the firm’s footprint within the field.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified company specializes in repurposing old materials into new structures. The firm’s construction at 2500 Larimer Street, a development office built out of discarded shipping containers, is an amazing feat that displays Sprung’s building prowess. Pictured is a restaurant project by the firm, Atomic Cowboy, stationed on Tennyson Street.

12) Beaver Builders, LLC

4660 S Clarkson St, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

Over 28 years in the business have proved fruitful for Beaver Builders, known today as a reliable company in the Colorado construction circle. The builders have completed projects in the retail, medical, and education sectors as well as warehouses and salons. Well-planned and coordinated services are major parts of the firm’s construction process, resulting in a great project completed on time and within the set budget.

Historical restoration is also an important aspect of Beaver’s services; the firm has worked on national landmarks and historic residences in the area. The firm directly involves clients in the decision-making process to ensure that every aspect of the job complies with what owners have in mind. When it comes to construction and management, clients can sit back, relax, and “leave it to Beaver!”

11) Blue Spruce Construction Services

4660 S Clarkson St, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113

Commercial and residential construction are the main services offered by Blue Spruce. On the restaurant front, the firm constructs new establishments from the ground up and renovates existing ones. The company works on projects from local food chains to fine dining establishments. No matter the scope of a project, Blue Spruce does its best to update and upgrade any structure in order to boost the restaurant’s business and deliver quality construction.

The woman-owned general contractor serves Denver and the surrounding areas. An emphasis on client relations is one of the core aspects of Blue Spruce’s business. The company maintains an open line of communication so clients can get in touch any time in during a project. Its smooth coordination with business and homeowners results in a positive reputation and has helped the firm develop and maintain numerous long-term relationships.

10) PG Arnold Construction

3109 28th Street, Boulder, CO 80304

PG Arnold Construction credits its success to a trinity of values: quality, reliable service, and sustainability. The firm always aims to implement traditional and modern ways to complete each construction project in a timely manner. Its transparency and honesty combined with field experience have translated to seamless collaboration with clients, resulting in positive work feedback.

In 2019, the company was named one of the fastest growing businesses in the area by Biz West. PG Arnold is a LEED-certified and Class A licensed commercial general contractor. It has completed hundreds of construction projects including education, office, and retail sectors. The featured project is the Improper City restaurant, a casual dining establishment in Denver.

9) 8020 Builders

1415 Park Ave W, Denver, CO 80205

Yielding great results with quality and efficiency has always been 8020 Builders’ signature. Named after the Pareto Principle, which states that 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes, the firm strives to maximize construction productivity and deliver top-notch results by cutting back on the unnecessary parts of the process. Coupled with outstanding feedback from satisfied clients, 8020 is one of the area’s most qualified firms.

The general contractor offers design and building services and operates in adaptive reuse, industrial, retail, and restaurant markets. The firm also offers interior finishing. 8020 considers a restaurant project to be a task with a set of unique challenges, requiring a careful approach. The firm is happy to tackle this approach to produce an excellent establishment.

8) Hood Builder

Unit 121, 5925 E. Evans Ave, Denver, CO 80222

A dedicated focus on restaurant construction fuels Hood Builder’s business operations. The company operates in Denver and Los Angeles, offering general contracting and remodeling services to business owners in the area. Due to the nature of the industry, fire protection and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) is also a large aspect of Hood Builder’s services. 

A long list of popular establishments has engaged the firm’s services in the past, including McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Applebee’s, and Olive Garden. The firm’s glowing reputation makes it a trustworthy partner for brands both international and local. Additionally, the customer-centered operations of the firm ensure a stress-free environment for its clients. 

7) Mendel and Co. Construction

3735 South Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113

Two decades of building has established Mendel and Co. Construction’s brand as a well-balanced turn-key commercial construction firm. It provides everything a restaurant owner might need when it comes to the building process, from tenant finish-outs to ground-up work. The all-around company has completed more than 1,100 projects in 14 states, proving its prowess in delivering both quality and quantity to its customers.

Along with ease of building and superb construction, the company also places a high priority on building long-term connections with its client base. Sectors that Mendel and Co. has worked on include retail, fitness, office, medical, and dental markets. The showcased BurgerFi restaurant project displays exemplary work from the firm, with trendy interiors and a welcoming ambiance.

6) Hawkeye Construction Inc.

2389 S Ellis Ct, Lakewood, CO 80228

Hawkeye Construction has completed more than 75 restaurant projects in the region since its establishment in 1993, including both ground-up construction and remodeling work. The full-service general contractor performs light commercial and residential construction in the state. The firm’s list of clients includes sports teams in various fields, such as The Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets.

The company is LEED-certified and, as stated in online reviews, strictly follows a timeframe and goes beyond what is expected of its work. Third-party client community sites have also rated the firm as one of the best construction companies in the area. The featured project, Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard, is an example of the firm’s work in the restaurant sector. 

5) Spectrum General Contractors

5135 E. 38th Ave. Denver, CO 80207

One of Denver’s pillars in building restoration is Spectrum General Contractors, a creative firm that has been in the field for 45 years. A  member of Historic Denver, it has an in-house shop that provides custom millwork, steel fabrication, and demolition services to its clients. The company consistently faces challenging projects head-on, prepared with an esteemed team of skilled builders.

Outstanding handiwork is on display in Spectrum’s portfolio, which resulted in numerous accolades for the firm. It has been given multiple preservation and design awards around the state and was included on best interior and design firm lists. The honors received are partly due to the company’s work approach; it pays huge attention to minute details in every project, producing excellent work on both a macro and a micro level.

4) Waner Construction Company Inc.

8950 Barrons Blvd., Unit 103, Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

Two-decade-old company Waner Construction Company currently has over a thousand projects in its catalog, accumulating in a billion dollars worth of projects for the firm. Juggling construction management, the building process, and client-coordination has been key to the firm’s continued success. Contract formats offered by the firm include design-build, cost plus fee, guaranteed maximum price, and stipulated sum.

In 2017, Engineering News-Record (ENR) named the firm one of the Top Contractors in Colorado/Wyoming. The firm has worked on many well-known establishments, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, Freddy’s Frozen Custards and Steakburgers, and Shake Shack. The company is a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).

3) Jordy Construction

1212 South Broadway Suite 100, Denver, CO 80210

Jordy Construction is one of the most reputable companies in Denver. The 60-year-old company was built on the cornerstone of skill and integrity with a great portfolio of projects in commercial markets. Rave reviews from former clients praise the firm’s tremendous construction quality, as well as the professionalism of everyone in the staff from both personal and business standpoints. The company’s construction expertise lies in the retail, industrial, healthcare, education, and fitness sectors.

The firm has received a number of restaurant building recognitions, having received a Silver Award and Bronze Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) for Best Building Project Under $10 Million in 2018 and 2013, respectively. The firm is a certified LGBT diverse supplier by the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). They were also awarded the AGC Project of the year in 2012 for the Project Angel Heart facility.

2) Hyder Construction

1031 Santa Fe Drive, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80204

Seven decades in the industry elevated Hyder Construction into a commercial building giant in the Denver area. Despite the difficult era when it was established, the company found a way to grow through a firm commitment to quality, service, and value. The firm utilizes a Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process to build a composite of the finished project so clients would have an idea on how the construction will go. Additionally, Hyder’s craftspeople are LEED accredited professionals.

The Blue Moon Brewery is a 27,000 SF brewery and restaurant converted an industrial warehouse in the hip and brewery-saturated RiNo district. The space includes a twenty-barrel brewing system, several forty- and sixty-barrel fermenters used to supply the restaurant and tap room, and thirty tap lines. It also has a stage for live music and an outdoor patio area.

1) rand* construction

2319 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206

Cost-efficient construction and contemporary designs have been the main item in the arsenal of rand* construction, an award-winning firm with a 30-year legacy. The woman-owned business implements Building Information Modeling (BIM), a process that shows a real-time, three-dimensional model that provide aid during the construction phase. The firm’s restaurant projects include casual establishments like Chipotle and luxury establishments such as Claudia’s Steakhouse. Among the sectors rand* specializes in are corporate, technology, healthcare, and retail departments.

The company has received a plethora of restaurant-related awards, including the Washington Building Congress’ (WBC) Annual Craftsmanship Award in 2018, ABC’s Excellence in Construction Award, both in 2017 and 2018, and the Best Retail Project: Dining and Entertainment from National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Excellence in Construction Awards in 2014. For more than a decade, rand* has also been consecutively voted as one of the best places to work at by the Washington Business Journal and the Washingtonian Magazine.

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  • 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