Consumers want a restaurant’s ambiance to enrich their dining experience. A skilled builder can construct an environment that will engage customers and be adaptable to changing menus and emerging lifestyles.

To help you choose the right building professional equipped to handle your building requirements, our team has put together a list of the best restaurant contractors in Virginia Beach, Virginia. These firms were selected for their accreditations, certifications, and professional affiliations. We also considered the recognition each firm has received in the form of industry awards, client reviews, and press features. We have laid out the range of services the firms offer, their specializations, and the length of time they have been in the industry.

Pro/Vost Construction

208 W 25th St, Norfolk, VA 23517

Founded by Jonathan Provost in 2009, Pro/Vost Construction sets the bar for quality pre-project planning, construction, and post-construction services. Its in-house team has capabilities in design/build, value engineering, and preliminary budgeting and pricing. The firm promises well-managed projects with reliable timelines by self-performing the majority of the work. Jonathan started the company at the age of 22—he was the youngest Class A contractor in the state of Virginia. He now has 13 years of experience—practical knowledge he puts to use building on Pro/Vost Construction’s prowess in retail, restaurant, multi-family, and adaptive reuse construction.

Provost Construction has been a part of over 95 Domino’s Pizza projects. The stores feature a comfortable lobby, an open-area viewing of the food preparation process called the “pizza theater” that includes a step platform for children to see the action, and the ability to order from a kiosk and track carryout orders electronically. The firm has helped design branches across the US, including a location in a mixed-use building that required some creativity with the HVAC system.

Axis Global Enterprises

1439 N Great Neck Road, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Axis Global Enterprises is a comprehensive general contracting and construction firm that provides a full spectrum of construction management, design-build, general contracting, pre-construction, and PPEA services. Its expertise in construction and security technology has earned the firm recognition from the Associated General Contractors (AGC), the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate (HRACRE), and the Builders & Contractors Exchange Virginia. CEO Ross D. Vierra runs the company and he has years of construction-related experience. He ensures that Axis Global Enterprises’ work adheres to the standards of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

The firm is responsible for the Kolache Factory. The fast-food bakery-style restaurant is located at 460 South Independence Boulevard in Virginia Beach, in a space that originally housed a branch bank and later a medical office. The new establishment is well-lit with beige walls, attractive tile floors, and accents of orange, red, and maroon. A pristine kitchen was built in which the dough is baked fresh daily.

Hoy Construction

3495 Progress Road, Norfolk, VA 23502

Hoy Construction specializes in the construction and renovation of commercial, industrial, and institutional facilities. It offers a fully inclusive, client-focused construction management experience. The company is equipped to handle all aspects of construction for any project. That includes bid packages and phased construction that effectively secures the best cost for each project. Its team, led by Jeff W. Knowles, coordinates the scheduling of all phases, from plans to finishes, assisting clients every step of the way.

Jeff has 35 years of project design and management experience with commercial, institutional, and residential projects. He spent five of those years as a project manager for a major Virginia Beach architectural firm. He is a licensed architect and an active member of the Hampton Roads Association for Commercial Real Estate. 

Jeff’s efforts continue to create value for long-term clients and facilities that stand out in the marketplace. The No Frill Bar and Grill is a good example. Located on Laskin Road at Hilltop North Shopping Center in Virginia Beach, the restaurant displays a retro look outside and a casual but classy look inside, with hardwoods and granite filling the space drenched in warm lighting.

P.G. Harris Construction

3204 Churchland Boulevard, Chesapeake, VA 23321

PG Harris Construction Company delivers well-executed construction management and general contracting services that have earned the firm awards from the American Public Works Association. The commercial construction firm has made a name for itself thanks to the caliber and craftsmanship of every single project it has completed. Owned and operated by Teresa and Paul Harris since 2003, the PG Harris team provides hands-on customer care, manages work crews, and maintains project timelines for its clients. 

Paul is adept at conceptual construction pre-planning and budgeting, project estimating, contract negotiation and award, project management, and cost control monitoring. Teresa contributes her 18 years of experience to the company’s practice. Whatever the size of the project, Teresa and Paul can handle it. The firm did an excellent job, for example, with Plaza Azteca. It completed the new construction of a 6,041-square-foot building with a full bar and a 500-square-foot adjacent patio area. The scope of work for the Mexican restaurant covered site work and landscaping.

Rudolf Construction Partners

1630 General Booth Boulevard, Suite 108, Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Since 2011, Rudolf Construction Partners has made a name for itself as a firm committed to providing outstanding customer service while successfully managing its day-to-day operations and always preparing for its next stage in the industry. Rudolf Construction is built on a mindset of unwavering commitment to the best interests of its clients. With Chip Rudolf as the firm’s president, Rudolf Construction cultivates long-standing relationships and referrals as the source of the majority of its business. Chip draws on 25 years of construction experience in bringing business opportunities and growth to the firm. Rudolf Construction always comes up with a stellar finished product, whether it be the firm’s specialization in shopping centers or any other commercial retail project. 

Cantina Laredo in Virginia Beach is an excellent example of the firm’s capabilities. The restaurant evokes the more familiar experience of the texture and richness of Virginia Beach through wave patterns that symbolize ocean waves. That pattern is reflected in the bar ceiling and through an elaborate array of pixelated lights in private dining within the restaurant, enclosed by a frameless sliding glass door. The island bar ceiling is the focal point of the space, which opens up the building.

Thus the urban landscape outside is brought inside through breezy patios while tastefully integrating the rest of the dining spaces, clad with Douglas fir wood. The finished bar ceiling structure is made from long, undulating ribbons of decorative wood beams carefully designed and engineered through digital print media technology.


  • 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