Jacksonville is a city brimming with restaurants; both casual and high-end. This list compiles the top restaurant contractors operating in the Jacksonville area, collated based on criteria that include work quality, company background, awards received, firm accreditations and certifications, and press coverage. The companies on this list have worked with a variety of restaurants, from international food chains to luxury dining establishments.

If you are thinking about building a restaurant, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.



ICC Certified General Contractors

3000 W. Osceola Rd., Geneva, FL 32732

Quality meets value when ICC Certified General Contractors is hired to do an establishment’s construction. Thirty years in the industry have sharpened the firm’s construction process and it prides itself in successfully combining creative building and quality engineering. ICC offers new construction, renovations, repairs, and construction management services. 

The firm has worked with high-profile restaurants including Planet Hollywood, Crowne Plaza, and M&M World. The company boasts an extensive portfolio of restaurant projects completed around Florida. Its work on multiple Hard Rock Cafe buildings demonstrates the firm’s expertise in building establishments that follow the restaurant industry’s trends.

Eastern Shores Construction

1015 Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 240, Atlantic Beach, FL 32233

Customer satisfaction and delivering excellent construction are the main factors that drive Eastern Shores Construction. President Robert Leinenweber is a second-generation contractor mentored by his father at a young age. Robert approaches every construction job directly, interacting with clients himself and giving his full attention to every project to deliver top-notch results. 

The company works on commercial and residential projects. Services offered by Eastern Shores include new construction, renovations, additions, and restaurant and retail construction. The featured project, the Doro restaurant in Jacksonville, displays the firm’s quality of work.

J. Lane Construction

1301 Riverplace Blvd., Suite 800, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Lane Construction is among the highest-rated contractors in Florida. Jesse Lane’s firm has built a strong rapport with his firm’s clientele and has a good track record when it comes to the quality of projects. The firm’s field of expertise lies in new construction, tenant improvements, restaurant projects, and large renovations. Project costs usually range from a minimum of $100,000 to more than $5 million. 

Since its inception in 2014, the firm has completed projects in the retail, medical, office, fitness, and warehouse markets. The company operates in Florida but accepts work in different areas. Jesse Lane has previously appeared in the radio show titled Home and Garden TV with Wally Conway.

River City Contractors

1510 Montana Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207

The Jacksonville-based River City Contractors has been a staple of the Florida construction scene since it was established in 1997. Alan Cottrill grew the company into the construction enterprise that it is today. The company works on commercial and residential construction and has completed projects in the Miami, Orlando, and Jacksonville areas. 

Among River City’s noteworthy clients are a Top Chef winner and a James Beard nominee. Pictured is the Town Hall restaurant in Jacksonville. Aside from restaurant construction, River City also works on multi-family, retail, commercial, and hospitality construction. It has appeared in the pages of the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Venture Construction Company

105 North Falkenburg Road, Suite A, Tampa, FL 33619

Beginning with a single McDonald’s construction project, the restaurant-focused Venture Construction Company grew into a nationwide firm and to date has completed 17,000 projects across America. Despite its niche, the company has also completed banks, institutional, retail, and other commercial projects. In its 40 year existence, the company has an 85% rate of repeat clients, attained due to the quality and ease of the construction process. 

In 2018, the company received the Spotlight Trophy for the Achievement of Roofing (STAR) Award in Sustainability from the Florida Roofing and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, Inc. (FRSA). Brands landed by the firm include Applebee’s, Popeye’s Chicken, Panda Express, Burger King, and Taco Bell. Upscale dining establishments include Brio, Flemings, Gordon Biersch, and Maggiano’s.

Adkins Construction

889 North Street, Jacksonville, FL 32211

Adkins Construction operates in the Sunshine State as a commercial construction company. With president Morris H. Adkins, Jr. at the helm, the company stays up-to-date on the latest technology and systems and optimizes its construction process to give clients their money’s worth. Services offered include design and build, general contracting, and construction management.

The company was included in the 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Northeast Florida by Jacksonville Business Journal. It is a member of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The firm is Silver-Certified by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and has also received safety training and certification from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). It has received a number of Excellence in Construction Award from the ABC, one for Project of the Year in Jacksonville.

Tenant  Contractors, Inc.

5120 Sunbeam Road, P.O. Box 23010, Jacksonville, FL. 32241

Tenant Contractors has been constructing projects for 20 years and has finished a number of establishments in different sectors. The firm is led today by Jacob Sameck, whose 12 years of experience is a major asset for the firm. The company’s services consist of general and interior contracting in the Jacksonville area. Its project types are mostly retail, medical, financial, restaurant, and sanctuary constructions.

Tenant Contractors has been featured multiple times in the Jacksonville Business Journal. Over the years, the publication has included the firm in rankings which included the Top Tenant Improvement Contractors in 2005, the top 20 Commercial Remodelers in 2012, and the Circle of Excellence in 2011.

Certified General Contractors, Inc.

 730 E. Strawbridge Ave., Ste 100, Melbourne, Florida 32901

Established in 1992, Certified General Contractors, Inc. (CGC) has been providing clients with quality and cost-efficient projects in the medical, hospitality, retail, restaurant, office, and senior living sectors. One of the company’s greatest strengths is its ability to finish every project on time. The projects produced meets and exceed expectations, becoming a solid foundation for the client-company relationship. It is important to note that the firm has an impressive 86% rate of repeat clients, a testament to the firm’s quality of construction.

The company has been a go-to contractor for big-time chains and local establishments in the area. High profile brands the firm has worked on include Starbucks, Sonic, Dunkin Donuts, Quizno’s, Suzuki, and Porsche. The company was included in the Merchant Circle’s Circle of Excellence in 2012. To date, the company has built $6 million worth of construction and built 973 projects.

Moducomm Construction

673 3rd Street South, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Founded in 2007, Moducomm Construction is a company that offers design and build, construction, and project management services and serves Jacksonville and surrounding areas. Different building types include tenant build-outs, commercial renovations, multi-family properties, and industrial building. Currently, Moducomm has a combined team project value of more than $500M.

In 2015, the firm was included by the Jacksonville Business Journal on its annual Top Tenant Improvement Contractors list. The firm runs on core values that promote hard work, camaraderie, and putting customers first. Coupled with upholding honesty, integrity, and respect, Moducomm is a firm that brings out the best in people.

Accelerated Contractors

6903 Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32211

Commercial building has been Accelerated Contractors’ bread and butter since its inception three decades ago. Principal Brad Hollett has more than 30 years of experience as a contractor and has been ranked among North Florida’s best commercial contractors during his time. The company does new construction and renovations in Jacksonville and North Florida. Its projects include healthcare facilities, restaurants, metal buildings, and commercial offices.

Accelerated Contractors is accredited by the LEED and boasts an 80% repeat client rate. This is a reflection of the firm’s great work and its craftspeople, most of whom have been with the company for more than a decade. The company is also North Florida’s official builder for Butler Buildings.

Urban Partners Construction

13553 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 201, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Contemporary exteriors and sleek interiors are a signature of Urban Partners Construction. Edmundo Gonzalez co-founded the company in 2002 with partner Ronnie Leinwohl and uses his past experience as a senior developer and project manager to lead Urban Partners with a firm and steady hand. The firm has made significant contributions to the state’s healthcare, multifamily, office, and retail sectors.

The company has been among Jacksonville’s Business Journal’s 50 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Northeast Florida and included in Public Reputation Online’s Best of 2017 list. Urban Partners is a licensed general contractor in 11 states, which include North Carolina, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

Kendale Design/Build

9310 Old Kings Rd. S., Suite 201, Jacksonville, FL 32257

For 40 years, Kendale Construction has been working in the commercial construction industry. The company aims to construct excellent projects for its clientele and records show that the firm succeeds, with a 90% repeat client rate. The firm offers general contracting and design and build services in Jacksonville. Kendale has completed projects in different industries including medical facilities, churches, restaurants, and banks.

Kendale’s work on the Superior Fireworks Retail and Wholesale Building has been recognized as the 2017 Building of the Year by Mesco Building Solutions. The firm’s projects of significance include projects for FedEx, Starbucks, Zaxby’s, and Jacksonville University. The featured project is a Zaxby’s restaurant located in Jacksonville.

Rescon Group

9 Aviator Way, Ormond Beach, Fl 32174

Restaurant construction is the field specialty of Jacksonville-based firm Rescon Group. Since 1986, the company has forged its own path and built a lasting impression within the restaurant construction circles of Florida. It offers general contracting, design building, and construction management services. Restaurant brands the firm has worked with include Red Lobster, Buffalo Wild Wings, Hooters, Ruby Tuesday, Benihana, and Cheddar’s Casual Cafe.

In 2014, Rescon Group was ranked among Jacksonville Business Journal’s list of the Area’s Top General Contractors. The enterprise’s projects have been featured in Restoration and Remediation Magazine Online. All employees of the firm are OSHA-certified. The featured project is Eddie V’s Prime Seafood Restaurant.

Scherer Construction

2926 Edison Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254

Scherer Construction has been a construction stalwart in sunny Jacksonville. The design and build firm is manned by Douglas W. Wilcox, II who serves as the firm’s principal. Restaurant projects completed by the firm range from casual diners to fine dining establishments. The company has completed projects in different sectors including office, corporate, retail, medical, and recreation. Notable projects of the firm include McDonald’s, IHOP, Dairy Queen, and Yamato Japanese Restaurant.

The company holds memberships in a number of associations such as the ABC, the Builders Association of North Central Florida, the Urban Land Institute, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. The firm was included in the Area’s Top General Contractors of 2014 list of the Jacksonville Business Journal.

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