Fresno is a vibrant city in California’s San Joaquin Valley, home to multiple theaters, museums, art galleries, and other cultural spaces that provide a rich experience for families and individuals. Fresno’s attractive living conditions generate a bustling economy composed of both independent retailers and corporate businesses. 

Businesses looking at Fresno for investment should enlist a general contractor to see that the projects are up-to-standard with California state code. This list features the best retail contractors in Fresno. To come up with this list, our team compiled a shortlist of firms operating in the area and assessed each based on a set of criteria that measures each firm’s work history and overall quality of work.


Ardent General

2960 N Burl Ave., Fresno, CA 93727

Ardent General is a general contractor that specializes in public and commercial projects. The firm is known for its focused efforts and top-tier customer relationships, which is why the firm has had the privilege of working in multiple market sectors. The firm is experienced in managing a wide range of projects, everything from schools to historical renovations to upgrades.

In terms of retail projects, the firm has completed multiple projects in both new construction and renovation. The pet superstore brand PetSmart enlisted Ardent to create a 15,000-square-foot retail space in Fresno. The firm masterfully coordinated with the stakeholders, architects, and landlords in doing the massive building. The space includes retail areas and an adoption center for pets. 


5118 E Clinton Way, Ste. #201, Fresno, CA 93727

Since 1947, Quiring has provided comprehensive construction services across Central California. The firm ensured longevity by putting the client at the center of the construction process. As a result, Quiring has built lasting working relationships with multiple clients, partners, and stakeholders. The firm is experienced in a variety of commercial construction sectors including medical, retail, senior living, multi-family, and mixed-use projects. Quiring’s experience and performance brought the firm back-to-back Associated Builders & Contractors NorCal Awards in 2018 and 2019.

The firm’s retail portfolio includes a number of shopping centers. The Villagio Shopping Center, for instance, is one of the firm’s most noteworthy projects. Built in collaboration with Nadel Retail Architects, the center provides 10,000-square-feet of retail space.