Restaurant construction projects can include a spectrum of challenging building activities, including repurposing space for food service, refurbishing a restaurant to suit the needs of a new owner, or designing and building something from the ground up. And even new design-builds include a spectrum of demands. Are you building a  local dinner, a metropolitan fine-dining establishment, or a national franchise? No matter what the contractor and the restaurateur are trying to accomplish, all of these projects carry higher risks than many other kinds of commercial construction work, as restaurants call for specialized mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems. Those specialized systems need to work perfectly when the restaurant opens, and that’s not just about cooking a steak or serving a veggie burger: the restaurant needs to meet safety, health, and accessibility standards before it can even open its doors.


And the restaurant industry has always been fiercely competitive: a restaurant must set itself apart from competitors, or it simply will not survive on the paper-thin profit-margins that dictate an establishment’s success. Function is crucial if you’re going to generate the kind of repeat revenue that restaurants require to survive. Restaurant construction projects demand the expertise of commercial contractors proficient in the design-build processes.

We looked at hundreds of options to come up with this list of the best restaurant contractors in the country. We heavily weighted their accreditation and certifications, professional affiliations, and the recognition they have received in the form of awards and press. We also took into account the areas they work in, as well as any prominent clientele they have worked with. Moreover, we considered the firm’s years in the industry, client reviews, and the range of services the contractor offered. So whether you are planning to remodel an existing space, or designing a building from the ground-up, you will find a qualified firm on this list that can help you with your project.

Alabama

Rogers & Willard, Inc.

Website | 251-479-2675 | 451 St. Louis St., Mobile, AL 36602

Roger & Willard has been developing cost-efficient, stunning construction projects in the Mobile community for over 25 years. The firm’s veteran builders are proficient in preconstruction, general contracting, and construction management projects, but they also do self-performed work.

The firm’s notable projects have earned several awards from industry organizations, including three consecutive Excellence In Construction Awards, a National Safety Excellence Award, and an Accredited Quality Contractor Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Many Roger & Willard works have also been featured in various publications, including Business Alabama Magazine. On top of these, the firm supports numerous non-profit organizations and serves as a vital member of many local organizations and boards.


Alaska

Criterion General

Website | 907-277-3200 | 2820 Commercial Dr., Anchorage, AK 99501

Full-service general construction company Criterion General has been providing design-build services across Alaska since 1992. Over the years, the firm has developed a reputation for exceptional commercial and industrial building construction services and for satisfying clients. On top of providing expert and efficient craftsmanship, the firm makes a point of keeping safety central in every project, ensuring that all building processes and materials are up to industry codes and standards.

Criterion General’s work has been regularly recognized by distinguished industry organizations such as ABC and the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Alaska. The firm’s projects have won numerous awards pertaining to safety and design, particularly an Excellence in Safety Award and multiple Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) Awards, as well as a Design Excellence Award.


Arizona

Wespac Construction, Inc.

Website | 602-956-1323 | 9440 N 26th St., Phoenix, AZ 85028

From small tenant improvements to major shell and master-planned communities, Wespac Construction offers a full range of preconstruction and construction services in different markets. Since 1991, the firm has developed significant expertise in sustainable construction projects, building and developing various spaces in the education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, residential, municipal and public, office, parking garages, retail, restaurant, and spiritual sectors.

One of the firm’s impressive projects is a tenant improvement of a Mexican-style bar and grill in Peoria. The restaurant, Sandbar, touts an elite security system, concrete bar tops, over 20 HDTVs, and a pool, as well as a misting system for an outdoor bar and private cabanas.


Arkansas

Dave Grundfest Company

Website | 501-568-2324 | 1221 Westpark Dr., Little Rock, AR 72204

Dave Grundfest Company is a boutique general contractor in Central Arkansas with over 25 years of experience in commercial construction. The firm is capable of handling design-build projects of various types and scopes, having worked on numerous education, medical, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, office, restaurant, and retail buildings and structures across the Southeastern U.S.

Over 90 percent of the firm’s projects are driven by prior professional relationships or referrals based on previous work. Dave Grundfest Company’s performance standards make this track record possible and serve as a testament to the firm’s reputation for trust, quality, and results.


California

Nibbi Brothers

Website | 415-863-1820 | 1000 Brannan St. Suite #102, San Francisco, CA 94103

Nibbi Brothers have been creating complex, impressive structures in the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly seven decades. The firm is a Certified Local Business Enterprise in the City of Oakland and a member of the United States Green Building Council. The firm’s extensive experience in construction allows Nibbi to deliver some of the most logistically, technically challenging, and sustainable projects in the region.

One of the firm’s most remarkable projects is the Boudin flagship bakery and restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf. Nibbi Brothers constructed the one-story bakery and restaurant in 1975; recently the owner contracted Nibbi to update the structure. The original bakery-restaurant was demolished and replaced with a two-story, 25,000-square-foot building with a private dining area, and a museum open to the public.


Colorado

Hyder Construction

Website | 303-825-1313 | 543 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, CO 80204

James Hyder founded Hyder Construction in 1946. His construction company built mostly around the Colorado mountains, where almost every project had to deal with challenges posed by elevation, pitch, and extreme weather conditions. After 14 years, James’s son, Hugh Hyder, took over the company and broadened the scope of its services and its service area. The firm has worked on a wide variety of projects, from municipal infrastructure to lodging and resorts, to corporate and institutional constructions.

Today, Hyder Construction offers comprehensive preconstruction, construction, and virtual design services in various market sectors such as corporate, healthcare, retail, and restaurant. The Flame Restaurant in Vail exemplifies the firm’s extensive experience and expertise. The impressive 12,000-square-foot dining venue is part of the five-star Four Seasons Vail Resort, where guests can experience fine dining either indoors or outside on the terrace. Stunning, sublime views of Vail Mountain and the Four Seasons pool provide the perfect backdrop.


Connecticut

KBE Building Corporation

Website | 860-284-7110 | 76 Batterson Park Rd., Farmington, CT 06032

With more than 120 construction professionals, KBE Building Corporation is able to provide preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern U.S. The firm has $300 million in annual construction volume, with more than $4 billion in billings over the last two decades alone. Engineering News-Record ranks the firm among the nation’s top 400 commercial construction companies.

Since 1959, KBE Building Corporation has served clients in various markets, including the education, senior living, healthcare, retail, corporate, government, hospitality and entertainment, industrial, community, and restaurant industries. Today, clients continue to seek the firm’s expertise thanks to its impressive safety record and nationally recognized, award-winning safety program. The firm was contracted to renovate the first floor of Guy Fieri’s Smokehouse. The project included an outdoor patio, doors and hardware, MEP coordination and installation, and high-end finishes.


Delaware

BPGS

Website | 302-691-2111 | 322 A St. Suite #300, Wilmington, DE 19801

Based in Wilmington, BPGS is a construction management company that offers services in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. Its areas of expertise include project evaluation, design-build, and procurement. The firm has worked on a wide spectrum of projects, including residential and mixed-use, hospitality facilities, sports and entertainment venues, retail spaces, and various commercial ventures. Whether it is a challenging design, a strained budget, or a tight schedule, the firm strives to provide innovative solutions to complex problems, and a seamless construction process as well.


Florida

Shawmut Design and Construction

Website | 786-580-3200 | 10800 Biscayne Blvd. Suite #1000, Miami, FL 33161

Shawmut Design and Construction is a national construction management firm that has built numerous projects from coast to coast. The firm’s proactive business model allows its project teams to better serve clients by focusing their specialized expertise within one of the following areas: academic, commercial, corporate interiors, cultural and historic preservation, healthcare and life sciences, gaming, hotels, health clubs, sports venues, retail, and restaurants.

The firm built the 7,442-square-foot fine dining restaurant Monkitail in Hollywood for chef and restaurateur Michael Schulson. The building features a main dining room, an open robatayaki kitchen, a 15-seat sushi bar, and a karaoke bar and lounge. Shawmut worked on new MEP systems, structural curtain wall framing, acoustical insulation, and ceiling tiles, as well as installing and hooking up kitchen and bar equipment.


Georgia

Choate Construction

Website | 678-892-1200 | 8200 Roberts Dr. Suite #600, Atlanta, GA 30350

Choate Construction specializes in general contracting and construction management services, striving for maximum return on investment for clients in multiple industries across the nation. Offering primarily preconstruction, construction, design-build, and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) consulting services, the firm ensures effective collaborations, cost-saving efficiency, and a level of quality that exceeds expectations.

One of eight innovative restaurants Choate has constructed with notable restauranteur Ford Fry, St. Cecilia features cuisine and décor inspired by coastal Europe. This lavish eatery has an oversized classic European bar with clear sightlines into a wood burning hearth and a dramatic crudo bar mounted with fresh harvested shellfish and seafood. Clad in a stone top and leather wrapped blocks, the main bar completes the European lodge feel with a large bookcase containing taxidermy creatures. A large patio takes advantage of the newly accessible streetscape. Heavy structural modifications occurred to extend an interior balcony, creating an impressive environment for a private dining experience.


Hawaii

O’Donnell Construction

Website | 808-478-8280 | 45-024 Ka Hanahou Cir., Kaneohe, HI 96744

Since 1991, O’Donnell Construction has delivered services that stay on the cutting edge of the constantly evolving construction industry. The firm generally handles residential and commercial construction projects such as new custom homes, total home renovations, additions, as well as office, retail, and warehouse constructions and tenant improvements. Receiving the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has helped the firm grow and stay abreast on many new sustainable techniques, products, and building methods. Likewise, earning the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation from the same association shows O’Donnell’s desire and motivation to deliver professional, high-quality construction projects.

The firm has been recognized for many of its sustainable and remarkable building projects. For instance, the firm won the 2008 Carl Reppun Award, which is given by the Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii for excellent design and construction. In the same year, the firm was also awarded the Hawaii Green Built Award on a Kahaluu Home renovation valued over $500k.


Idaho

HC Company

Website | 208-321-4990 | 12650 W Bridger St. Suite #100, Boise, ID 83713

Founded by Dan Hayes in 2002, HC Company is a general contracting company that offers general contracting and construction management services. Headquartered in Boise, the firm provides the most cost-effective and functional spaces across Idaho’s difficult topography. HC Company’s president, Pacific Northwest native Dan Hayes, is a graduate of Oregon State University’s Construction Engineering Management and Business programs, while co-owner and vice president, Matt Smith, is a Boise State University graduate from the Construction Management Program. Their vast industry knowledge and experience, as well as their local roots, have all led to their impressive success.


Illinois

Skender

Website | 312-781-0265 | 1330 W Fulton Market Suite #200, Chicago, IL 60607

Skender’s team of more than 300 industry professionals has been combining extensive construction experience with a commitment to industry advancements for more than 60 years. Every expert has the experience and collaborative spirit necessary to create extraordinary results. The firm has worked on interiors, healthcare infrastructure, multifamily buildings, hospitality facilities, office space, higher education, retail space, senior living residences, and affordable housing. The company has a firm grasp of the nuances of each market and brings specified processes to every project it undertakes.

The firm worked on two restaurant build-outs for Four Corners Tavern Group: Porter Kitchen & Deck and Small Cheval. The two eateries total nearly 15,000 square feet of space, with Porter Kitchen & Deck occupying the ground level and Small Cheval on the main floor. Porter Kitchen & Deck is a restaurant and bar that features warm and elegant décor with riverfront patio seating. Small Cheval, on the other hand, is a retro-style burger venture between Four Corners Tavern Group and Hogsalt Hospitality. Two different venues, but both are warm and inviting thanks to Skender.


Indiana

CPM Construction Planning & Management, Inc.

Website | 317-842-8040 | 10053 North Hague Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256

Jerome H. William founded CPM Construction Planning & Management, Inc. in 1980. This Indianapolis-based general contractor has worked on projects of varying scopes and sizes, offering its services to small and multinational corporations alike. It is known for its comprehensive pre-construction and design, construction abilities, interior and tenant finishing services, and project financing options. Thanks to the firm’s exacting and meticulous building processes, it has won six ABC Awards of Excellence, five ABC Awards of Honor, and six ABC Awards of Merit over the years.


Kansas

Henderson Engineers

Website | 913-742-5000 | 8345 Lenexa Dr. Suite #300, Lenexa, KS 66214

Fran Henderson started Fran Henderson Engineers in 1970 with two other employees and pursued projects in a variety of sectors, specifically grocery, retail, education, office, and church. Now known as Henderson Engineers, the firm is transforming the industry by combining engineering knowledge with actual construction expertise to provide holistic, coordinated design solutions to the most complex building problems. Among its specialties are acoustics, architectural lighting, broadcast services, construction management, electrical, plumbing, and security.

One market that the firm has contributed to is the restaurant sector. Henderson Engineers works closely with restaurant architects, owners, and kitchen and interior design consultants to bring together all of the details of fully-integrated MEP systems. In over 5,000 restaurants, the firm has handled cooking hood systems, grease waste applications, HVAC systems, and shell utility allowances. In retrofit restaurants, the Henderson team provides complete on-site investigative services ahead of design for the owner to know all of their options and end up with the best dining experience.


Kentucky

Gray Construction

Website | 859-281-5000 | 10 Quality St., Lexington, KY 40507

Founded in 1960, Gray Construction is a family-owned company headquartered in Lexington, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and Japan. The firm is a pioneer in design-build, specializing in engineering, architecture, and construction. Its core markets are manufacturing plant construction, automotive plant construction, food and beverage plant construction, distribution center construction, retail facility construction, and hospitality facility construction.

Ippudo, a Japanese international ramen restaurant chain, selected Gray Construction to complete their first San Francisco location. The firm handled the demolition of existing structures, completed a turnkey new-build, which included MEP systems, lighting, custom finishes, counters, seating, kitchen equipment, and walk-in coolers and freezers.


Louisiana

DonahueFavret Contractors

Website | 985-626-4431 | 3030 East Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448

John “Jack” Donahue, Jr. left his family’s construction firm to begin his own in 1979. Originally named Jack Donahue Contractors, the firm became DonahueFavret Contractors when Jack’s longtime friend Robert Favret joined the company. Since then, the company has provided exceptional retail, healthcare, hospitality, commercial, institutional, and educational construction, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Gulf South.

The firm’s reputation and high work standards set it apart from other companies in the industry. Among the DonahueFavret’s many achievements are 18 national Excellence in Construction Awards, which can be attributed to its exacting techniques and processes. Its long-standing affiliations with industry organizations such as the ABC and the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry speak to its stability.


Maine

AlliedCook Construction

Website | 207-772-2888 | 8 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074

Originally established as a general contracting company in 1958, AlliedCook Construction transitioned into construction management in the mid-70s, building projects of all scopes and sizes throughout New England. The firm has worked with the top companies in the region and formed affiliations with distinguished industry associations, such as the Maine Real Estate and Development Association, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and the Portland Society of Architects.

AlliedCook’s experienced staff of estimators, project managers, and superintendents are highly skilled, top-caliber people with the ability to manage complex projects. One of the firm’s most notable projects is the Sebago Brewing Company in Scarborough. This 7,5000-square-foot restaurant features a state-of-the-art brewery, a custom bar, booth seating, and an intimate dining room with a fireplace. Additionally, an expanded lounge with vaulted ceiling and huge windows provides additional seating, while the brewhouse room accommodates large parties and events.


Maryland

Forrester Construction

Website | 301-816-1700 | 12231 Parklawn Dr., Rockville, MD 20852

Forrester Construction is a general contracting firm that offers Maryland clients construction management, preconstruction, and design-build services. Since 1988 the firm has built a record of construction excellence, client satisfaction, and efficient project delivery. Since its inception, the firm has amassed over 200 construction industry awards and developed substantial and stable relationships with its repeat clients and long-term subcontractors. This has led to Forrester Construction working on landmark projects such as the United States Supreme Court, 815 Connecticut Avenue, Ford’s Theatre, The Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian National Zoo.

One of the firm’s most remarkable works involved retrofitting a bare building in Washington, DC to accommodate a new 40,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant and nightclub. The result: The Hamilton, the city’s largest restaurant. It features an events amphitheater with a mezzanine level overlooking a lower concourse, and an 800-seat American bistro with lounges, freestanding tables, and dining rooms that feature custom millwork and booth seating. Moreover, the spaces feature a variety of high-end finishes ranging from handcrafted Mexican tile to exotic African hardwood.


Massachusetts

Stack + Co.

Website | 800-265-3884 | 555 East 2nd St., Boston, MA 02127

Joshua M. Brandt, a graduate of Structural Engineering from Brown University, founded Stack + Co. with the vision of delivering integrated architecture and construction services throughout Massachusetts. He believes that the combination results in streamlined processes: a greater amount of the budget is funneled into the finished product rather than labor costs. Stack primarily offers architectural design and drawings, home additions and remodels, house plans, prefabricated houses, project management, and sustainable designs.

The firm worked on Bon Me Foods, which was recognized by the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, and the Improper Bostonian as the best food truck in the city. The new flagship brick and mortar restaurant is a 1,100-square-foot space that features a kitchen, a dining area, and an elevated exterior deck for outdoor dining. In addition, Stack conceptualized an architectural marketing strategy for the restaurant to carry out in future establishments.


Michigan

Dan Vos Construction Company

Website | 616-676-9169 | 6160 E Fulton, Ada, MI 49301

In 1951, Daniel R. Vos founded Dan Vos Construction Company as a residential contractor in Michigan. Today, the firm is a full-service construction firm, providing clients in Grand Rapids, West Michigan, and the Midwest with effective building solutions through careful design-build, general contracting, and construction management methods. Furthermore, it offers complete architectural engineering services as well as specialized facility maintenance, steel services, and home modification. Dan Vos serve a wide spectrum of industry sectors and builds industrial spaces for the pharmaceutical industry, food processors, and healthcare providers. They have created office space, education facilities, non-profit institutions, places of worship, and commercial and retail venues as well.

One highly lauded restaurant project of Dan Vos is Bistro Bella Vita in Grand Rapids. The bistro touts a unique inlay tile pattern at the entryway floor designed symmetrically to the bulkhead above. Moreover, custom cherry millwork can be seen throughout the dining area. The space also features exposed structural steel, great windows, and an exhibition kitchen.


Minnesota

Gardner Builders

Website | 612-326-6377 | 730 Second Avenue S Suite #1233, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Gardner Builders is a commercial construction company with a focus on hospitality. Since 2010, the firm has been working on projects all around Minneapolis, Duluth, and Milwaukee. The firm works closely with clients, designer, and trade partners to ensure precisely-designed and well-coordinated spaces. Gardner Builders is owned by Bob Gardner, who has experience in both the field and the office, having worked as a laborer, a carpenter, a superintendent, and a machinist over the years. This has equipped him with a unique perspective and exacting attention to detail in all areas of any construction project.


Mississippi

InVision Construction

Website | 601-376-9654 | 1138 Weems St., Pearl, MS 39208

Over the years, InVision Construction has completed over 400 projects, many of which have been featured in best-selling architectural books and international magazines. Generally serving the Jackson and Natchez areas, the firm’s expertise lies in commercial building, as well as residential and restoration services.

The firm touts proficiency in performing tenant build-outs and remodeling construction for restaurant spaces. It offers services for all kinds of dining experiences, from school cafeterias to quaint coffee shops and all restaurant types in between. InVision recognizes that restaurants must always reflect the perfect marriage between form and function, ensuring that these spaces have the functionality of a premium kitchen and the comfort of a hassle-free dining experience.


Missouri

PARIC Corporation

Website | 636-561-9500 | 77 Westport Plaza Suite #250, Saint Louis, MO 63146

Founded in 1979, PARIC Corporation is one of the largest privately held companies in the Midwest. Based in St. Louis, PARIC offers its expertise on innovative general contracting, construction management, and design-build across Missouri and Ohio. Over the years, the firm has amassed knowledge and experience about the commercial, multi-family, senior living, healthcare, historic renovation, hospitality, and academic market segments, having managed construction projects ranging from universities, warehouses, and trade centers to banks, hotels, and restaurants.

PARIC pairs unique design-build solutions with thorough construction management to offer unparalleled building and service experiences. A remarkable result of this foolproof formula is Morton’s Steakhouse in the Lumiere Place Casino. The 6,168-square-foot restaurant conversion project consisted of primarily interior finishes and the renovation of the kitchen and bar areas. The PARIC team also completed millwork, updated and modified MEP systems, and installed new electrical fixtures.


Montana

Langlas & Associates

Website | 406-656-0629 | 2270 Grant Rd., Billings, MT 59102

Langlas & Associates provides preconstruction and construction phase services and has operated under a variety of project delivery methods, including lump sum bid, general contractor/construction manager, construction manager, construction manager at risk, and design-build. The family-owned company has district offices located in Billings, Bozeman, and Missoula, and has completed a variety of projects throughout Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, North Dakota, Iowa, and California.

The firm has built and remodeled over 110 franchise restaurants in the Montana-North Dakota region. This includes McDonald’s, Burger King, Denny’s, Taco Bell, Del Taco, Famous Dave’s, McKenzie River Pizza, and Applebee’s. Langlas has also built numerous custom restaurants, specialty food establishments, and coffee outlets across the region. Approximately 85% of the firm’s work is secured on a negotiated basis for repeat customers and referrals.


Nebraska

Lund-Ross Constructors

Website | 402-342-2810 | 4601 F St., Omaha, NE 68103

Lund-Ross Constructors has worked on numerous projects across the Midwest in the multifamily, educational, religious, non-profit, and public sectors for over three decades. Best known for the renovation of several iconic buildings in the area, Lund-Ross is also recognized as a construction partner with non-profit organizations such as Girls Inc., Open Door Mission, One World Health, Women’s Center for Advancement, and more. Its projects have nabbed more than 25 Excellence in Construction Awards given by ABC, and it was designated an Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) by the same association in 2009 and every year since.

Lund-Ross Constructors renovated the restaurant space in the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Omaha, remodeling the restaurant’s main dining room. The new restaurant bar features glass and tile accent walls and ornate wood columns. Additionally, booth seating was restructured throughout the restaurant, and Lund-Ross closed off the kitchen from the dining area by elongating the wall separating the two spaces.


Nevada

PWI Construction

Website | 702-942-8400 | 3903 W Martin Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89118

Since 1985, PWI Construction has specialized in luxury retail, hospitality, restaurant, and specialty construction across North America. The national general contracting and management firm headquartered in Las Vegas has additional offices in Phoenix, Austin, and Miami, and has completed more than 1,800 projects, many of which grace some of the most acclaimed addresses in the world. The firm’s vast portfolio of restaurant, retail, and hospitality projects features some of the most distinguished names in the region. These include Ark Restaurants, Chef Wolfgang Puck, Paul Martin’s American Grill, Pinot Brasserie At The Venetian, TAO Asian Bistro, Tommy Bahama, Wynn Buffet, and more.


New Hampshire

Cobb Hill Construction

Website | 603-224-8373 | 206 N State St., Concord, NH 03301

Founded in 1986, Cobb Hill Construction focuses its efforts on commercial, historical, healthcare, and residential construction. In addition to the craftsmanship that continuously earns the company repeat business, Cobb Hill is also known for its regular participation, commitment, and involvement in the industry and the community. Additionally, the firm has made an effort to integrate the concept of sustainability into every aspect of its work.

Cobb Hill was selected to renovate The Barley House in Seacoast, a second location for the restaurant. The firm recreated the original’s aesthetic in this new space. Doing so involved creating and highlighting unique features that maintained and developed the Barley House brand, including a faux whiskey barrel wall with a hand-burned custom logo located on the end wall of the restaurant. The firm also created a revised floor plan and bar layout, installed new cabinets and equipment at the bar areas, and installed a revamped electrical and data wiring system, complete with new light packages.


New Jersey

Donnelly Construction

Website | 973-672-1800 | 557 Route 23 S, Wayne, NJ 07470

Founded in 1977, Donnelly Construction is a leading general contractor, construction manager, and property developer headquartered in Wayne. It has three divisions that provide a full range of construction services to clients: Donnelly Construction offers general contracting services, Donnelly Energy performs full-scale energy efficiency audits and installations, while Donnelly Facilities Services delivers direct manpower and expertise for all types of building maintenance. The firm currently serves a wide range of sectors, including country clubs, schools, corporate offices, retail stores, medical facilities, hotels, restaurants, and more.

Donnelly Construction was contracted to renovate the interior of the iconic Gallaghers Steakhouse in New York City. The 13,500-square-foot project included the remodel of the first, second, and third floors. The firm provided extensive structural steelwork to reinforce each floor and create new finishes throughout the space. To complete the renovation, the firm also upgraded all of the MEP systems throughout the entire building.


New Mexico

Enterprise Builders Corporation

Website | 505-857-0050 | 8516 Paseo Alameda NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Ralph Baldwin and David Doyle established Enterprise Builders Corporation in 1988 as the embodiment of their dedication, diligence, and commitment to excellence in commercial general contracting work. The company’s areas of expertise are new commercial building construction, tenant improvements, and interior and exterior renovations. The firm focuses primarily on the private sector, but it does maintain a portfolio of public projects.

Over the years, Enterprise Builders Corporation has developed a corporate culture rooted in teamwork, open communication, and accountability. These values have resulted in the completion of some of the finest structures in New Mexico, and one of the highest rates of repeat business in the field. One such structure is Ruth’s Chris Steak House, a fine dining restaurant in Albuquerque. The original space included a split-story, open layout with a lower basement level and a mezzanine. Enterprise Builders prepped the shell space and built a 10,000-square-foot area with a custom kitchen, an elegant bar, and a unique dining area with custom woodwork, high-end finishes, and exquisite lighting fixtures.


New York

New World Design Builders

Website | 212-216-9783 | 261 Madison Ave., 25th Floor, New York, NY 10016

Architectural, design, and construction firm New World Design Builders provides ingenious interior design and construction experiences customized to suit the needs and desires of clients across New York and New Jersey. With over 25 years of experience, the firm has advanced the Spa and Hospitality industry by creating captivating spaces that blend architecture, interior, furniture, and lighting design into one immersive experience.

The Catch LA rooftop oasis can be found atop Los Angeles’ Melrose Avenue. As patrons enter the elevator lobby they are whisked into a secret garden realm with spectacular views to the Hollywood Hills as they progress down the garden path, complete with fountains and sculptures, to their dining experience.


North Carolina

Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc.

Website | 252-442-2675 | 821 Country Club Rd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Chambliss & Rabil Contractors, Inc. provides a comprehensive list of services that emphasize planning, design, and construction. The firm has made significant contributions to medical facilities, professional office buildings, and general office construction in North Carolina. The firm’s portfolio also features retail, food service, custom residential, and high-end coastal residential construction projects, many of which are projects of repeat clients and partners.

For over 10 years, the firm has been the exclusive general contractor for Smithfield’s’ Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q, having built several branches in over 35 locations, and the firm will soon be breaking ground for more.


North Dakota

Roers

Website | 701-356-5050 | 200 45th Street S, Fargo, ND 58103

Since its establishment in 1976, Roers has grown and evolved to serve the needs and desires of North Dakota communities. Initially providing residential construction services, the firm transitioned to commercial work in 1997, specializing in design-build solutions. Today, Roers is a leading general contractor with proficiency in design-build, construction management, institutional construction, commercial, industrial, and multi-unit residential projects.

One of the notable buildings the firm has worked on is the Dickinson sports bar and restaurant, Blue 42. The 2,969-square-foot project involved cleaning up and repairing a former diner that suffered fire damage in 2014 and renovating the main floor space into a modern sports bar. The new space features an outdoor patio, a bar, and seating for 88 people.


Ohio

WD Partners

Website | 614-634-7000 | 7007 Discovery Blvd., Dublin, OH 43017

The veteran builders at WD Partners are adept in every stage of the design and construction process, tailoring their approaches to best serve clients, whether it’s end-to-end or simply the construction phase. For more than 50 years, the firm has created impressive end-to-end solutions for leading brands in the automotive, entertainment, financial, food service, grocery, and health and wellness sectors.

After the success of the firm’s partnership with West Highland Partners in the creation of the high-end grocery store Standard Market, it was entrusted with the design and development of a new high-end dining restaurant. The Bakersfield Restaurant is an upscale eatery that touts comfort and elegance, with an experience enhanced by modern features. It features a wide-open kitchen, a wood-fired grill, cozy seating, and a naturally lit dining area. Some other interesting design features include a floor-to-ceiling glass-enclosed wine room, a fenced-in patio with heated umbrellas, a fireplace, a fire pit, and an outdoor lounge.


Oregon

Rich Duncan Construction

Website | 503-390-4999 | 2295 Rural Ave. SE, Salem, OR 97302

With over 25 years of experience in commercial building, Rich Duncan Construction, Inc. delivers outstanding performance on every project. The firm’s vast background in all facets of construction makes it qualified to handle various building needs at every stage of the construction process, from initial design to project completion.

Rich Duncan’s long list of satisfied clients is a testament to its reputation as a quality contractor. Several organizations have called on the firm to regularly perform work from them, including McDonald’s. Rich Duncan Construction has performed more than 200 remodels, upgrades and updates, and new construction for the fast-food chain, performing work across three states and more than 30 cities. These projects have ranged from $200k to $1.2 million, with project completion happening somewhere between 90 to 120 days.


Pennsylvania

Wohlsen Construction

Website | 717-299-2500 | 1295 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

Wohlsen Construction is an award-winning Mid-Atlantic construction company with over 125 years of experience under its belt. The firm partners with owners and design professionals to build high-quality, functional projects through the services of preconstruction, construction project management, design-build construction, and post-construction. The firm’s core markets include senior living, healthcare, and higher education, but its expertise extends into many other industries. The firm has seven full-service offices in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It is also active in numerous trade associations.

Wohlsen Construction was in charge of a fit out for a new location of an international fast-casual restaurant, Panera Bread Bakery Cafe. The client had strict branding guidelines, which the firm seamlessly incorporated into the project. The new space includes a bakery, a cafe, and front counter areas, electronic ordering kiosks, and self-serve hot and cold beverage stations. The firm also developed indoor dining and seating areas, an outdoor dining patio, a drive-through lane, as well as a commercial kitchen with a walk-in dough cooler, fridge, and freezer. The fit out is part of the 126,000-square-foot Lime Spring Square commercial development, which Wohlsen was also contracted to manage.


Rhode Island

Pariseault Builders

Website | 401-738-0524 | 69 Illinois Ave., Warwick, RI 02888

In 1946, Raymond Pariseault and his son Bud established a small tile and masonry company in Warwick. Hard work, integrity, and attention to detail quickly propelled it into general contracting, and Pariseault Builders was formed. The general contracting firm now specializes in commercial, residential, restaurant, and medical construction, as well as historical renovation. In addition to traditional general construction work, Pariseault Builders provides pre-construction and construction management services. The firm’s extensive experience allows its team to assist clients in achieving their design goals while maintaining the desired budget.


South Carolina

Hood Construction

Website | 803-765-2940 | 1050 Shop Rd. Suite A, Columbia, SC 29201

Touting three decades of service and industry experience, Hood Construction has developed into a company of skilled and talented builders dedicated to delivering high-standard construction products and services. The company’s early years involved renovating spaces for emerging businesses, large office buildings, and medical service providers. At present, it offers comprehensive construction management, building analysis, general contracting of construction, and preconstruction consulting solutions.

One of the firm’s most noteworthy projects is the renovation of the national restaurant chain Mellow Mushroom in Lexington. This unique 4,900-square-foot project involved the renovation of an existing one-story brick and block restaurant. The extensive interior up-fit and exterior upgrades included custom metal canopy and trellis installation, two new dining patios, and all new interior finishes.


South Dakota

Beck & Hofer Construction

Website | 605-336-0118 | 618 E Maple St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Beck & Hofer Construction was launched in 1980 by Dick Beck and Chet Hofer, building everything from outhouses to warehouses. The firm touts its own Concrete Division, a single-stop provider for various concrete needs. Beck & Hofer primarily serves commercial and residential customers throughout the Sioux Empire, its experience spanning $50,000 remodels to $5,000,000 new construction projects.

The Beck & Hofer team is dedicated to providing profitable, efficient, and quality construction services at fair prices. Prominent industry organizations are regular recipients of the firm’s services, including the famous fast food chain, Burger King. The construction company has worked with Burger King on several remodels and new build-outs, delivering each and every project on time and on budget.


Tennessee

Harvest Construction

Website | 615-292-5700 | 630 Southgate Ave. Suite E, Nashville, TN 37203

From large-scale construction projects to intricate historical renovations, the Harvest Construction team creates a personalized space for every client, using every resource available. Since 1998, the firm has turned plans, budgets, and expectations of large corporations and local business owners into reality. The firm is capable of quick turnarounds on estimates and requested changes, as well as staying on schedule and completing projects according to the budget.

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Harvest Construction is a member of various industry organizations such as ABC and Women In Commercial Real Estate Nashville, which is a testament to the firm’s dedication to upholding professional practices and keeping abreast with emerging technology and techniques. Many of the firm’s projects have been recognized with awards, particularly in the areas of construction and safety.


Texas

Parkway Construction & Architecture

Website | 972-221-1979 | 1000 Civic Cir., Lewisville, TX 75067

Parkway Construction was founded in 1981 by John Elmer, whose vision was for the firm to become the “Customer’s Choice” by ensuring precise building techniques and processes performed by skilled people. From an initial focus on restaurant construction, Parkway has expanded into many other market sectors, including retail, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, golf clubhouses, amenity centers, religious facilities, and more. Now, the firm is licensed to operate in all 49 states and continues to deliver on Elmer’s original vision for Parkway Construction.

With its in-house architecture and construction project management, Parkway has the expertise to handle all aspects of a project. As a testament to Parkway’s extensive experience and expertise, the firm was selected to build multiple locations for the casual dining, multi-unit restaurant concept , Lazy Dog. Lazy Dog restaurants are designed to look and feel like a Rocky Mountain ski lodge, with heavy timber framing, stone fireplaces, and a warm, hospitable atmosphere. These 10,000-square-foot ground up projects include a spacious dining room, full-size kitchen, a large bar, and a patio.


Utah

Stacey Enterprises

Website | 801-621-6210 | 3768 Pacific Ave., Ogden, UT 84405

Building projects with lasting value, integrity, quality, and service is the primary objective of Stacey Enterprises, Inc. It is a construction management and general contracting firm that provides services throughout the Western U.S., with projects ranging from small remodeling jobs to complex multimillion-dollar projects. It specializes in complex commercial construction projects, having extensive experience building business complexes, schools, restaurants, banks, theaters, aircraft hangars, manufacturing facilities, and residential buildings. Many of the firm’s projects come from repeat clients, while others come from referrals, which speaks to the integrity and reputation of Stacey Enterprises.


Vermont

Neagley & Chase Construction Company

Website | 802-658-6320 | Meadowland Business Park, 66 Bowdoin St. Suite #100, South Burlington, VT 05403

Serving Northern New England, Neagley & Chase Construction Company offers a wide range of construction capabilities, particularly in complex manufacturing, healthcare, office, food and beverage processing, water and wastewater, and education facilities. The firm presents a broad platform of project experience and market knowledge through its solid delivery methods of construction management, design-build, and competitive bidding.

From creating high-end detailed woodworking to using cutting-edge, energy-efficient technologies, the firm’s level of expertise meets the highest expectations and toughest challenges of commercial construction. One of Neagley & Chase’s most complex projects is the Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop in Burlington. The project involved the complete renovation of the ice cream shop, the construction firm updating approximately 3,000 square feet of existing space, including the dining area, mechanical rooms, food prep area, office, and storage space. This project also included the repurposing of a 1977 Volkswagen bus, modified for installation at the shop.


Virginia

M.L. Bell Construction

Website | 804-752-6032 | 11029 Richardson Rd., Ashland, VA 23005

Since 2003, M.L. Bell Construction has designed, built, and modified a wide variety of structures in a broad range of sectors in Virginia and throughout the U.S. Providing its services to owners, developers, real estate investment trusts (REITs), tenants, and franchisees, the firm specializes in land development, design-build, construction management, and general contracting services.

The firm has made significant contributions in the automotive, education, health and wellness, hospitality, multifamily, office and light industrial, restaurant, retail, and sports and recreation sectors. It has performed capital projects for various types of properties, ranging from historic boutique hotels to national brands, such as the Hilton, Holiday Inn, Marriott, Burlington Coat Factory, Petco, Talbot’s, Café Rio, Panda Express, Starbucks, Which Wich, and Zoe’s Kitchen.


Washington

Hammer & Hand

Website | 206-397-0558 | 1501 E Madison St. Suite #250, Seattle, WA 98122

Established in 1995 by Sam Hagerman and Daniel Thomas, Hammer & Hand began as a remodeler of historic homes in Portland. The firm later branched out to constructing new homes and commercial properties, as well as executing both traditional and modern designs by the top architectural firms in Portland and Seattle.

The firm’s methods reflect a collaborative process between the architect, the general contractor, and the client in designing and building spaces. Unlike the single-source design-build model wherein a builder has complete authority over a project, the firm’s approach is to partner with independent architects in an open process that provides clients with two advocates instead of just one. This allows each party to champion priorities that will inform the success of a project.


West Virginia

Accelerated Construction Services

Website | 304-406-7434 | 300 Business Park Dr. Suite #201, Morgantown, WV 26505

Accelerated Construction Services is one of the leading general contractors and construction management providers in West Virginia. With decades of experience in all facets of construction work, the firm ensures a streamlined approach to every project, saving money for clients and maintaining strict deadlines. Through a network of trusted contractors, Accelerated Construction Services is able to focus on multiple phases of building simultaneously, configuring project components to be built in unison. The firm is capable of handling design-build, construction management, and steel buildings in several market sectors, including residential, retail, hospitality, commercial, industrial, medical, warehouse, dealerships, and restaurants.


Wisconsin

Bachmann Construction

Website | 608-222-8869 | 1201 S Stoughton Rd., Madison, WI 53716

For over 60 years, Bachmann Construction has been delivering quality design-build and construction services to residential and commercial clients across Colorado and Wisconsin, having numerous clients in the biomedical, petroleum, manufacturing, restaurant, and retail industries. In addition, Bachmann Construction is adept in historical restoration, including masonry and stone restoration, and has done work at the State Capitol, the Memorial Union, as well as historic churches, homes, and other landmarks in Wisconsin.

The company has over 40 employees and performs approximately $10,000,000 in construction projects annually. Bachmann Construction is a member of NARI and AGC, and has been lauded for its work, including winning first place in the commercial renovation category at the Build Wisconsin Awards and being recognized in the In Business Magazine Commercial Design Awards.


Wyoming

Shaw Construction

Website | 307-733-8401 | 460 S Cache, Jackson, WY 83001

Shaw Construction has been specializing in estimates, preconstruction, virtual design, construction, concrete, masonry, and framing for over 55 years. Its team is committed to providing the highest quality service through a strategic, streamlined approach in planning, consulting, budgets, and scheduling. What sets the firm apart is its dedication to sustainable green building practices, which were part of the firm’s standard operating procedures long before LEED initiated industry-wide sustainable practices.

The firm offers its services to clients in various market industries, namely the arts, senior living, education, residential, multifamily, hospitality, and commercial sectors. The Colorado branch of Shaw Construction handled the construction of a full-service, fine dining restaurant, Mezzaluna in Basalt. This 3,186-square-foot space features modern finishes, an outdoor patio, a wood-fired pizza oven, dining and bar seatings, and an underground parking area. Mezzaluna was built on the ground floor of a large mixed-use project, a project that the firm also completed in the Willits Town Center.