Memphis is a city rich in cultural history and attractions—museums, restaurants, and icons of music history. Like its namesake in Egypt, Memphis, Tennessee was established on a mighty river—the Mississippi. The city is a regional center for commerce, education, media, arts, and entertainment. Aside from its lively culture, residents and tourists alike enjoy Memphis’s affordability. 

If you plan to open a restaurant in Memphis, a good place to start is this list of some of the best restaurant contractors in the area. These firms were selected based on their experience, expertise, and industry affiliations.

Grinder Haizlip Construction

1746 Thomas Road, Memphis, TN, 38134

Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Grinder Haizlip Construction is a full-service general contractor, specializing in commercial and industrial construction since 1992. It serves both public and private sector clients through its general construction, design-build, and construction management services. Its skilled professionals possess the knowledge and management expertise to tackle any project. The company is licensed in the three states around the Greater Memphis area.

Grinder Haizlip is led by Robert Nelson, Chris McDermott, and Brad Burford. Their strong leadership and combined experience in construction and engineering have helped the company grow and move forward. They assist the team in delivering commercial and industrial projects on time and within budget.

The company is committed to fulfilling clients’ needs and expectations with commitment, consistency, and competency. Grinder Haizlip is certified by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Memphis, Greater Memphis Chamber, Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), and Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) Memphis Metro Chapter.

Dimension Construction, Inc.

3776 New Getwell Road, Memphis, TN 38118

Founded in 1993 in Memphis, Tennessee by Mark and Amber Wofford, Dimension Construction, Inc. is a privately-owned construction company renowned from its start for its fast-track restaurant construction. The company offers a wide array of services, including pre-construction consulting, general contracting, project management, value engineering, and construction budgeting. Founded on integrity, honesty, and accountability, the company has an effective system for completing projects quickly and offering its clients cost-saving options. The company has extensive experience and is currently licensed in 20 states.

Dimension Construction works closely with its clients to develop alternative methods and materials for planning and cost-effective budgeting. Its construction management team ensures the highest standards of quality craftsmanship and complete customer satisfaction. Dimension Construction has worked for a diverse group of clients who sought the quality, experience, and wide range of services the company offers.

Venture Construction Company

3085 Stage Post Drive Suite 1, Bartlett, TN 38133

Established in 1969 by Ray Morris, Venture Construction Company serves Memphis, Atlanta, Greensboro, Kansas City, Nashville, Richmond, and Tampa. It serves a broad range of sectors, including retail, restaurant, institutional, healthcare, office, bank, and education. The company is licensed in 47 states and has completed projects in 46 of them. Its projects include fine dining restaurants, travel centers, casual restaurants, drugstores, childcare centers, and shopping centers.  

Venture Construction Company takes pride in its long-term client relationships that have helped the company be one of the best construction companies in the industry. These relationships are a testament to the company’s high level of professionalism, expertise, and competitiveness. Venture Construction Company works with a diverse clientele, from large, international companies to individual start-up franchises.

Metro Construction

1936 Vanderhorn Drive, Memphis, TN 38134

Metro Construction is a general contracting firm that has been building structures throughout the Memphis area for more than 40 years. Founded in 1981 by Joe Savage, the company builds industrial, retail, restaurant, cold chain, condominium, multifamily, healthcare, hotel, and historic projects. It also offers pre-construction services, project management, construction management, and design-build. Metro has established valuable relationships, cultivated repeat business, and built a reputation for quality construction and unparalleled customer service.

Since its start, Metro Construction has consistently exceeded its clients’ expectations. The team attentively manages every construction project throughout the process, from scheduling to permits to inspection and project closeout. Metro Construction is certified by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the Memphis Chamber of Commerce.

Wagner General Contractors, Inc.

7540 Bartlett Corporate Drive, Bartlett, TN 38133

Wagner General Contractors is a general contracting firm serving the education, industrial, municipal, offices, retail, restaurant, airport, recreational, and religious sectors. It offers free budget estimates, design-build services, pre-planning, and free consultations. The company believes that integrity and honesty are the keys to true success and that its clients’ satisfaction and repeat business are far more important than any short-term monetary gain.

Founded by Allen and Lisa Wagner in 2001, Wagner General Contractor was established to provide quality service and focus on the needs of its clients and employees first and foremost. The team works collaboratively with clients, walking them through the entire process, setting weekly meetings on-site with subcontractors, updating schedules, and ensuring that the project is on time and within budget. The goal of the process is to bring clients and the architectural team together with the company’s team to achieve an exemplary project all can be proud of.


  • 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