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Dallas is home to some of the largest U.S. retailers, sitting just behind Houston as one of the country’s leading retail cities. Whether it is luxury brands or a budget-friendly spree, the Texan metropolis has a lot to offer. Building and renovating these retail spaces are locally and nationally acclaimed Dallas contractors. This list rounds up the top retail contractors that serve Dallas with specialty stores, shopping centers, and luxury boutiques. These contractors were chosen based on their awards, their notable projects, and media attention. If you’re an experienced retailer, or you’re just getting into the business, rest assured, these contractors understand that stores are the crown jewel of a retailer’s brand.
214-349-1600 | 5910 N Central Expressway, Suite #900, Dallas, TX 75206
UCS Group is a Texas-based commercial general contracting firm that specializes in turnkey solutions for retail, medical, office, and restaurants. Its retail projects include big-box setups for Walmart and CVS Pharmacy as well as ground-up construction and build-outs. CEO Henry Rodriguez established a strong reputation throughout the Southeast region over the past 17 years. He guides the firm’s day-to-day operations along with his son, Chris, who serves as vice president.
UCS built the industrial style retail space of Saks OFF 5TH in Grapevine Mills. The space houses discount designer apparel and shoes. The 62,000 square-foot space features a black and white modern silhouette with exposed ceiling and metal frames. The wide-open layout facilitates a free flow of movement between products and samples.
Level 5 Retail
469-909-6121 | 6406 Highway 78 Suite #205, Sachse, TX 75048
Level 5 Retail specializes in high-end, nationwide retail construction. Its client list includes top fashion and retail brands such as Prada, Miu Miu, Jo Malone, Omega, Burberry, and Estee Lauder. The company is steered by president and founder Jerry Gurunlian. With 25 years of experience in commercial construction, he ensures that the firm uses cutting-edge techniques and materials to enhance retail construction.
Whether it’s a stand-alone space or a multi-store environment or mall, the firm can build the space in accordance with any client’s wish. The firm built MAC’s retail store in Westfield Mall. The iconic bright colors of the makeup brand are set against a black and white palette. LED lights, makeup stations, and a wide layout expertly display the client’s products and services.
214-760-9241 | 201 W Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75208
Dallas-based ElleCo Construction offers a wide array of value-driven, commercial finish-out and renovation services to multiple Texas metro areas. It specializes in project management, design-build, and renovations for the industrial and retail markets.
Headed by president Jane Weempe, the company is notable for being a Minority/Women Business Enterprise and for meeting Americans with Disabilities Act regulations in its commercial projects. The company maintains memberships with top industry organizations such as the National Association of Women in Construction, Building Owners Management Association, the American Society of Interior Designers, and American Institute of Architects, among others.
In the retail scene, ElleCo has crafted spaces for local brands and franchises as well as nationally acclaimed clients. ElleCo constructed the showroom of local Texan luxury interior designer David Sutherland. The showroom in the Dallas Design District features room setups, rug and tile displays, and furniture and material samples. \
214-553-6170 | 4464 Sigma Rd., Suite #150, Dallas, TX 75244
The ancient Gordon clan originated in the Scottish Highlands. Its family motto of ‘steadfast’ is embodied by third-generation builder Greg Gordon through his company. This commercial contractor does a variety of construction and design/build services throughout the Dallas / Fort Worth area. Corporate office interiors, retail showrooms, restaurants, healthcare facilities, and industrial warehouse spaces fill the firm’s portfolio.
The firm has developed its own brand of flexibility and creativity for challenging projects. These values produce the smart design, cost-effective general construction, and quality interior finish-outs that top companies and clients often request. The firm is proud to win almost 70% of all large industrial bids it submits. In 2017, the Dallas Business Journal ranked it in its Middle Market 50 as one of the fastest-growing midsize companies in the DFW area.
The firm transformed a 62-year-old building into a one-of-a-kind showroom for Sherle Wagner International—the luxury bathroom fixtures, accessories, and hardware company. The luxe space includes a reflection pool and custom stain grade and lacquer millwork. The client’s signature products were also incorporated: gold plated door hardware, stone water closets, and a white onyx fireplace surround.
MYCON General Contractors
972-529-2444 | 17311 Dallas Parkway Suite #300, Dallas, TX 75248
Headquartered in Dallas, MYCON General Contractors traces its beginnings to the garage of Charlie Myers where he founded the firm in 1987. From its first project of an interior finish out of a small jewelry store, MYCON steadily grew over the years. Today, it provides pre-construction, construction management, and design-build services in the healthcare, hospitality, industrial, and retail sectors. It is also a leader in sustainable infrastructure and LEED-certified construction.
The firm has ranked among the largest North Texas general contractors of the Dallas Business Journal as well as ENR’s Top 400 Contractors of the Nation and Top 50 Green Contractors. The firm has also been included in the Top Ten Retail General Contractors of Commercial Construction and Renovation Magazine for three years in a row.
One of the company’s Texas retail projects is the Murphy Marketplace. The 472-acre open-air shopping center houses local retailers in a charming town square setting. The brick and stone facade evokes an old European elegance.
214-520-3353 | 3500 Maple Ave. Suite #1300, Dallas, TX 75219
Structure Tone has established itself as one of the top retail contractors in Dallas and beyond with over 20 million square foot of retail projects the US, UK, and Ireland. It also has projects in the health, hospitality, education, and mission-critical sectors. The firm’s impressive list of accolades includes AIA Design Awards, Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Awards, US Green Building Council Awards, ENR Top Contractor rankings and merit awards, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration Awards.
The firm was responsible for creating three Patina Design Stores located in Fort Worth, Southlake, and Dallas. The retail store-design studio hybrid incorporated many of the client’s own products and showcased the bricks and heritage of the company. The floors were segmented into sections featuring 10 to 12 different kinds of stone, porcelain, and ceramic tiles. The project won an Association for Retail Environments Design Award in 2012.
The firm was founded in 1971 by partners Patrick Donaghy and Lewis Marino. Today, it is headed by Joe Cribbin who has more than 32 years of commercial construction experience. He manages the Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio offices along with other satellite offices in the Southwest.
Dickinson Cameron Construction
760-438-9114 | 6184 Innovation Way, Carlsbad, CA 92009
Dickinson Cameron Construction is a leading national retail and restaurant construction management firm with over 25 years of proven expertise and innovation. Its offices in San Diego and New York enable it to do retail ground-up flagships, historical renovations, and tenant improvement build-outs in more than 20 cities across the country.
The firm is captained by co-founder Frank Naliboff. With a career spanning three decades and a foundation in Mechanical Engineering, Frank is recognized as one of the most accomplished retail general contractors in the country. Under his leadership, the firm has built a number of award-winning projects including a Citizens of Humanity Showroom in Los Angeles which won a 2015 Sparks Gold Award for Design as well as a Burberry Store in Rodeo Drive that won a City of Beverly Hills Architectural Award. It has also been featured on the pages of GQ, Architectural Digest, and other national publications.
Dickinson Cameron caters to some of the most well-known names in the luxury retail industry, including Adidas, Cartier, Chanel, Prada, Gucci, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Valentino, and Zara. This Cartier store was built in 2016 at the historic Highland Park Village shopping center in Dallas.
617-622-7000 | 560 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
Shawmut Design and Construction boasts a diverse and accomplished retail division specializing in luxury retail flagship stores, renovations, and build-outs. It builds in the retail capitals of the country such as New York, Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas. Its retail division is headed by David Margolius. He is the youngest person in Shawmut history to be named vice-president and is responsible for the growth strategy of the $300-million, 233-person retail division. David has spearheaded some of the most iconic, logistically-challenging, and luxurious retail flagships for elite fashion houses like Chanel, Tom Ford, Longchamp, and Yves St. Laurent.
The firm built the Kate Spade store in the historic Knox/Henderson area – the most vibrant urban, retail/restaurant district in Dallas-Fort Worth. The jewel box-style boutique features a black-and-white chevron striped floor that accents the colorful signature totes and bags of the brand.
The firm has won awards for its retail projects like design:retail’s Store of the Year Award for Ralph Lauren’s flagship store on Fifth Avenue and two Design Awards from the Association for Retail Environments. Other awards include multiple accolades from ENR, the Boston Preservations Alliance, and International Facility Management Association.
The Beck Group
214-303-6200 | 1807 Ross Ave. Suite #500, Dallas, TX 75201
The Beck Group is a Texas homegrown general contractor that grew to become one of the nation’s top commercial contractors. Established in 1912 by Henry C. Beck, Sr., this award-winning firm now has offices in Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Florida, and Mexico City. Its design-build program with high standards in sustainability and technology has made the company a leader in the international construction industry.
With groundbreaking work across all sectors—including residential, civic, education, hospitality, healthcare, and retail—its name has become a mainstay in Building Design+Construction lists, ENR top contractor rankings, and Dallas Business Journal articles. It has also won awards from the Design-Build Institute of America, the Associaton of Builders and Contractors for safety and green building, and it took home the prestigious Excellence Design Award in the private sector granted by the Korea Institute of Registered Architects. Additionally, it ranked #66 on the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.
The company’s retail projects are some of the most iconic buildings in Texas. Its retail portfolio includes The Galleria in Houston, the Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, and the Foothills Mall in Colorado. In its hometown of Dallas, the firm created the flagship store of high-end retailer Forty Five Ten. The 24,000 square-foot building stands over an existing basement structure that dates back to the early twentieth century and features an iron spot brick façade with bronze paneling, multiple Juliet balconies, and ornamental staircase.
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