Aurora’s proximity to Denver might make it look like merely a suburb of the metropolis, this vibrant city has a distinct feel. The city is a major athletic center and the home of professional football, basketball, hockey, and soccer athletes and coaches. It offers residents seven golf courses, a reservoir beach, hiking trails, and a multi-use Sports Park. Aurora’s burgeoning arts sector also provides vibrant theater and visual arts scenes. 

There are many reasons why Aurora is the perfect place to live, work, and play. If you’re looking to open a retail business in the city, the list below features some of the area’s leading retail contractors. Our team carefully selected each firm after assessing their awards, portfolio, industry affiliations, and press features.

Saunders Construction

86 Inverness Place North, Englewood, CO 80112

Saunders Construction is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Colorado, primarily performing construction management and general contracting (CM/GC) work in the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1972, Saunders provides integrated CM/GC, design-build, public-private partnership, and commercial real estate development services to various market segments.

Greg Schmidt sits as Saunders’ chairman and CEO. He is involved in several business associations and charitable organizations, including the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Board, the University of Colorado Boulder Construction Engineering and Management Industry Advisory Board, Boy Scouts of America Denver Area Council, the Young President’s Organization – Gold, and the Colorado Concern Board.

Among the many awards the firm has garnered in its years in the business are the 2022 ACE Award for Best Building Project in the General Contractor Under $10 Million category, the 2022 AGC Bronze Merit Award for Best Building Project in the General Contractor $10 to $40 Million category, and the 2021 Americas Award for Excellence from the Urban Land Institute.

The Beck Group

1001 17th Street, Suite Pl100, Denver, CO 80202

Since 1912, The Beck Group has been integrating architecture, construction, sustainability, and technology to transform how its clients design and build. Its award-winning approach to architecture and construction provides clients with swift and efficient project delivery. At every stage, the studio’s multi-disciplinary teams bring expertise and creative thinking to fulfill clients’​ needs and deliver superior results.

The projects The Beck Group designs and builds are groundbreaking and trendsetting, and it has earned a reputation for progressive evolution, innovation, and expansion. Its services include architecture, construction, sustainability, technology, design-build, and preconstruction. It operates offices in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Fort Worth, Mexico City, Monterrey, and Tampa.

The company has been performing LEED projects and is a proud member of several industry organizations, including the Design-Build Institute of America, the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, the Urban Land Institute, the Associated General Contractors, and the Associated Builders and Contractors.

Golden Triangle Construction

8008 Raspberry Way, Frederick, CO 80504

Established in 1977, Golden Triangle Construction is a full-service commercial general contractor that has completed various projects along the Colorado Front Range. Its services include pre-construction, and construction, and it currently serves clients in Front Range, Aurora, Longmont, Denver, Loveland, Erie, Windsor, Castle Rock, and Boulder. The company’s founders started with the idea that providing clients with its commitment to exceptional quality and personal service is the key to success, and that philosophy still drives the firm’s work ethic to this day.

Golden Triangle Construction proudly holds affiliations with the American Subcontractors Association of Colorado, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Associated General Contractors, and the Longmont Area Economic Council.

Jordy Construction

1212 S. Broadway, Suite 100, Denver, CO 80210

Jordy Construction is a stable, progressive, and highly professional firm that prides itself on exceeding customers’ expectations for project timeframe, fiscal responsibility, and ongoing operations. The company has deep Colorado roots: it entered the business in 1958 and become one of the industry’s most competitive general contractors.

Jordy Construction offers pre-construction, design assist, project scheduling, value engineering, construction, project management, and post-construction. Each project taken on by the team is masterfully executed through the supervision of its CEO Charles Jordy. He is an active community member, serving as Chairman of the Board of the Bridge Project at the University of Denver, the Vice President of the Country Club Historic Neighborhood Association, and a Board Member of The Denver Architectural Foundation.

Some of the company’s most recent awards include the 2022 AGC Bronze Award, the 2022 Corporate Partner of the Year, and the 2021 Business Community Leader of the Year.

Catamount Constructors

1527 Cole Boulevard, Suite 100, Lakewood, CO 80401

Catamount Constructors is a general commercial contractor and construction management company that offers expertise across multiple project types and markets. Its specializations include sustainable construction, design-build, cost estimating, conceptual budgeting, scheduling, and value engineering. Its projects can be found in Aurora, Thornton, Golden, Denver, Lakewood, Walnut Creek, and Littleton.

With over 25 years of experience in the business, Mark Barton serves as the Division President for Colorado. Under his watch, Catamount Constructors has been fulfilling LEED-certified projects and has been named an ENR Top 400 Contractor for 14 years running, as well as being recognized as a Business Journal Best Places to Work. The company has also piqued the press’ interest and was featured by Colorado Real Estate Journal, The Denver Business Journal, The San Antonio Business Journal, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Denver Post.

i2 Construction

15690 Parkerhouse Road, Unit 2, Parker, CO 80134

Launched in 1999, i2 Construction is a Denver-based full-service commercial general contractor. The firm collaborates with clients and strategic partners to build work environments that embody identity and culture. By focusing on its self-appointed mission to build long-term relationships by providing cutting-edge services with loyalty and respect, i2 Construction has become one of the most respected general contractors in the Denver area, with over 90% of its projects coming from satisfied past clients.

The company’s core focus is complex commercial construction projects, including brand-forward corporate interiors, medical facilities, new building construction, and exterior improvements. The team is run by CEO and founder Allan Fries, who ensures the firm maintains the company culture everyone has worked hard to develop over the last 20 years. Under Allan’s watch, i2 Construction proudly holds affiliations with the Associated General Contractors, the Better Business Bureau, and Castle Rock Economic Development.

Mark Young Construction 

7200 Miller Place, Frederick, CO 80504

It all began with three employees and a small office in Fort Collins, Colorado. Since its launch in 1989, Mark Young Construction has been passionately dedicated to quality construction, excellent relationships, and complete customer service. That dedication and a team of talented employees and subcontractors have proven to be the perfect mix. The company has grown from a team of three to more than 200 in 33 years, with licenses in 16 states and projects in most. 

Mark Young Construction was awarded the ASAC General Contractor Award for Excellence in Safety ENR Award of Merit in 2019, the Excellence in Safety Award in 2018, and the General Contractor of the Year over $100M by American Subcontractors Association Colorado for 2022. This employee-owned company provides construction, design-build, renovations, concrete, refrigeration, service, and maintenance for its clients in Aurora, Denver, and Beaver Creek. Its works have also appeared on the pages of several publications, including the Engineering News-Record, EHS Today, Longmont Times-Call, and The Business Journals.

Maxwell Builders 

333 W Hampden Avenue, Suite 325, Englewood, CO 80110

The team at Maxwell Builders offers high-quality general contracting and construction management services throughout Colorado. For 35 years, Maxwell has been a respected player in the construction industry, and its knowledge of commercial building has generated an impressive portfolio of completed projects. The firm’s commercial ground-up core, shell, tenant finish, and civil projects range from $50,000 to $10,000,000.

Whether Aurora, Falcon, and Greeley clients are building retail, grocery stores, restaurant, office, healthcare, or industrial space, they can rely on the Maxwell team to deliver solid, high-quality work on schedule and within budget. Under the leadership of owner and CEO Dave Maxwell, clients can also trust that the firm does what it takes to get the job done right, and to do so with professionalism, tenacity, and integrity.

Snyder Building Construction

3535 S Sherman Street, Englewood, CO 80113

Snyder Building Construction is a commercial ground-up, tenant improvement, and retail construction general contractor in Colorado’s Front Range. Long-lasting relationships and a team-oriented approach allow the company to be honest, fair, and transparent in every facet of the construction process.

Snyder Building Construction was founded in 2015, yet the staff has nearly 100 combined years of local experience in commercial construction. Richard Snyder leads the team with a building construction degree and over 25 years of experience in construction. Under Richard’s watch, the company includes LEED-accredited professionals and holds memberships with the Better Business Bureau and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Some of Snyder Building Construction’s work has been featured by Colorado Real Estate Journal, Mile High CRE, Denver Business Journal, LoHi Denver, BisNow, and BusinessDen.


  • 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