Albuquerque is a multicultural metropolis. Being a modern city that serves as a center of high-tech industry and research, Albuquerque is also home to the major shopping districts—Old Town, Nob Hill, Downtown, and Uptown house shops ranging from traditional southwestern art galleries to contemporary boutiques.

Here, we’ve listed the best in the city and have created projects that garnered these contractors features in Engineering News-Record (ENR) and Albuquerque Business First. These firms also have long track records: with such experience to support their work, these firms are some of the most trustworthy contractors, more than capable of crafting projects that reflect Albuquerque’s colorful shopping districts. 


Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc.

7110 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Established in 1923, Bradbury Stamm Construction, Inc. is a firm that has adapted to years of change in the architectural industry. With nation-leading management techniques, tools, and resources, the firm has expanded its offices to New Mexico, Minnesota, Colorado, and Texas. With nearly 100 years of experience and projects in multiple states, the firm has a team of experienced professionals who strive to provide quality service for their clients. Over the years, this team has built projects for numerous markets.

The project we’ve decided to highlight is Jared, The Galleria of Jewelry. A 6,283-square-foot tenant improvement of shell space, the project involved high-end finishes, coordination with specified owner furnishings, and significant security considerations. Thanks to projects like these, the firm has been featured in Albuquerque Business First and Engineering News-Record (ENR) where it took the 342nd rank for its 2019 list of Top 400 Contractors. In the same year, it took the 91st rank in the list of Top 100 Green Building Contractors and was named by Albuquerque Business First as the Largest Women-Owned Business in New Mexico. In 2018, the firm was ranked 23rd in ENR Southwest’s List of the year’s Top Contracting Firms. In the same year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New Mexico named it Contractor of The Year.  

Hart Construction

2919 2nd St., NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

Hart Construction opened its doors for business in 1989. Ever since then, it has built a strong reputation as a reliable and leading construction company in New Mexico. With its large client base, the firm has years’ worth of experience in building large retail stores and has completed store build-outs for several major chains like HomeGoods, Bed Bath and Beyond, and Dollar Tree.

The firm is also experienced in renovating shopping centers and in crafting restaurants and fast food chains—projects that have helped the firm understand how to integrate brand markers and brand identity into the overall design and construction of a restaurant. 

Klinger Constructors, LLC

8701 Washington, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

One of the industry’s recognized leaders, Klinger Constructors is a 38-year old firm that thrives on working with repeat customers who have witnessed its superb work ethic that revolves around honesty and integrity. Due to that reputation, the firm has a portfolio of projects involving various markets including the commercial, industrial, high-tech, and healthcare industries.

These projects are ably completed thanks to the experience and efforts of a highly skilled team and the guidance of CEO Tom Novak. A LEED accredited design and construction professional with an ASHE Healthcare Construction Certification, Novak is a board member of NAIOP. 

Mick Rich Contractors

8401 Firestone Lane NE, Albuquerque, NM 87199

Mick Rich Contractors’s 32 years of experience is a great advantage in the industry. Alongside the years it has used to hone its skills, the firm also has a team of estimators, project managers, superintendents, job foremen, and skilled craftsmen who are all cross-trained, giving them the ability to complete each phase of the project with increased speed and efficiency.

Our editorial team was struck by this Walmart project in Durango, Colorado. The project involved renovating the associates’ break room, the pharmacy, the Vision Care Center, and all restrooms throughout the store. All vinyl flooring was replaced throughout the store and both the interior and exterior of the building were painted. Projects like these earned the firm features from publications like Las Cruces Sun-News and Albuquerque Business First. The firm has been recognized in New Mexico, but also in Arizona, Colorado, and West Texas where it has built scores of public and private sector projects that exhibit the team’s ability to craft high-quality products. 

Wilger Enterprises

425 Edmon Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

A regional general contractor, Wilger Enterprises focuses on privately-funded commercial projects. As a firm that specializes in fast track and design-build, it has become one of the industry leaders in retail construction. With the reputation that spread to clients in both the local and national degrees, the firm has built projects for a number of brands including Sprouts, Starbucks, Borders Bookstore, and Walgreens among many others.

Alongside projects for this sector, Wilger Enterprises also has enough experience to craft projects for the commercial, industrial, financial, and multi-family sectors.