Colorado Springs is known as one of the best places to visit for striking natural landmarks in America. With sites like Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods Park, visitors looking for adventure or photography spots are drawn to the city. There are also historic spots and shopping centers for other visitors to try, including the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center, the Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts, and the historic entertainment and shopping area of Old Colorado City.

With Colorado Springs being filled with tourist attractions, people interested in putting up their retail businesses may find a spot for themselves here. We have created a list of the best retail contractors in Colorado Springs to help with that venture. These firms are known for their ability to both build from the ground up and renovate old structures to fit their client’s needs.

Bryan Construction

7025 Campus Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Bryan Construction has served the Colorado Springs area for four decades. Its experience in the industry has resulted in a reputation for completing projects on time and within budget while ensuring quality work. Some of the services clients are offered are commercial builds, renovations, multifamily housing, and federal construction. 

There are several types of projects in Bryan Construction’s portfolio, including aviation, civil/infrastructure, education, healthcare, hospitality, office, and retail. The South Colorado Springs Nissan project falls under the retail category. It is a 50,000-square-foot office, showroom, and high-bay service facility. Bryan Construction worked with precast panels, structural steel, curtain walls, and composite metal panels. The firm also worked on a new parking lot, landscape design, and engineered retaining walls.

Nunn Construction

925 Elkton Dr. Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Nunn Construction specializes in education, healthcare, municipal, non-profit/faith-based, and commercial construction. The Winslow BMW Dealership in Colorado Springs, one of the firm’s retail projects, features a two-story 12,000-square-foot facility and a 20,000-square-foot service bay with 21 lifts and six detail bays. Nunn Construction worked on increasing natural daylight and installing energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the structure, including the 400-car parking lot.

Nunn Construction’s company mission is to improve the quality of communities with quality spaces while fostering lasting relationships with clients. This mission is part of why the firm works based on five principles: quality, growth, teamwork, communication, and service. Clients are offered services for preconstruction, construction, and post-occupancy. Its project delivery systems include design-build and bid-build.

Elder Construction

4870 Centennial Blvd. Suite 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Elder Construction’s services are based on providing cohesive problem-solving and practicing servant leadership. This is because the firm’s 25 years of experience have underscored the importance of collaborating and creating to ensure project quality. In doing so, Elder Construction has adopted some of the industry’s most advanced technology. The technology being used allows the firm to incorporate virtual reality, 3D building coordination, and digital post-construction information in its services to maximize client budget and deliver quality work.

Elder Construction worked on the Something New Boutique in Colorado Springs. The client required more space to work and the firm’s finished work provides almost quadruple the original retail square footage. Elder Construction completed a new ground-up two-story retail facility. The work included a full interior buildout of the second floor, which opened the first floor for leasing spaces.

CSI Construction

540 Elkton Dr. Suite 202, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

CSI Construction has experience in projects for retail, grocery, multifamily, senior housing, hospitality, mixed-use, theater, auto, industrial, and office and medical. The Powers Pointe in Colorado Springs is part of the firm’s retail and grocery portfolio. It is a 19-acre retail site the firm worked on with architects Farnsworth Group, Inc. and Fitch, Inc. CSI Construction worked on extensive site and offsite work, including more than 150,000 square feet of retail buildings.

CSI Construction has served the Colorado Springs area for four decades. Its work philosophy is based on preparing for complications before they arise, which allows the firm to easily overcome unforeseen problems. This has led to CSI Construction being able to work within the set budget, stay on schedule, and meet client expectations. The firm’s services are general contracting, construction management, and design-build.

Hammers Construction

1411 Woolsey Ht. Colorado Springs, CO 80915

Hammers Construction, Inc. has 31 years of experience in the commercial design-build industry. It offers construction, consulting, stormwater, and landscape maintenance and management services to clients in the Colorado Springs area. The firm’s portfolio features projects for the medical, office, warehouse, specialty, veterinarian, and retail industries.

In creating quality structures, Hammers Construction collaborates with clients and uses a team approach to its design and construction process. This allows the firm to meet each client’s unique needs and keep projects distinctive from each other. Twins Liquor in Colorado Springs is one of the firm’s retail projects. It is 10,800 square feet and is the main anchor tenant of the Briargate Crossing Retail Center.

Merritt General Contractors, Inc.

1130 Elkton Dr. Suite D, Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Merritt General Contractors, Inc. is a woman-owned business known for its competitive and reliable services. Its quality work has been recognized by its clients, with several testimonials commending the firm’s professional and ethical manner. Several clients have also noted the firm’s ability to simplify complicated processes, which made the process smoother.

Skilled in both residential and commercial type projects, Merritt General Contractors specializes in healthcare, historical, industrial, municipal, offices, recreational, religious, restaurant, and retail structures. Its services are pre-construction, construction management, construction, and design-build related. Most of Merritt General Contractors’ projects are located along the Front Range of Colorado.

Wells & West General Contractors

3509 North Prospect St. Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Wells & West General Contractors, Inc. specializes in accessibility, addition, ground up, historic renovation, interior remodel, site improvement, and tenant improvement projects. It has worked with clients from the education, faith, government, industrial, medical, non-profit, office, recreation, restaurant, commercial kitchens, retail, and technology industries. One retail project is the Revolution Jewelry Expansion in Colorado Springs. This particular project required expanding the space of an existing jewelry store when the next-door suite became available. Wells & West General Contractors demolished and reconfigured the existing walls and mezzanine to combine the two spaces. The work also included updated lighting, plumbing layout, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and a new floor system.

Wells & West General Contractors offers clients design-bid-build, construction management/general contracting, subcontracting, owner representation, emergency repairs and maintenance, and design-build services. Testimonials have stated the firm is easy to work with, stayed within budget, and brought in trustworthy subcontractors. Other testimonials have also noted the firm’s responsiveness to client and project needs.


  • 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