In recent years, the retail industry in Indianapolis has experienced rapid growth. This is partly because of its “A State That Works” marketing campaign, which helped the city and state gain numerous businesses and investors as well as economic stability. Some of these booming retail projects include fitness, beauty, clothing, and off-price/discount stores. These retail outlets revitalize downtown life in Indianapolis. Owning a business in this robust city is without a doubt a great investment.

This list highlights the top six contractors in Indianapolis and nearby cities. Each builder was ranked based on a number of criteria in addition to the quality of structures they build. These include work history, client satisfaction, and recognition from various award-giving bodies. Whether you want to revamp your shop or venture in a new business, there’s a contractor on this list to help you.

If you are thinking about starting a construction project, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

6) Mattcon General Contractors 

5460 W 84th St., Indianapolis, IN 46268

Mattcon General Contractors is an Indianapolis-based builder for both public and private projects. Peter Mattingly founded the company in 1992, and completes various projects for retail, restaurant, healthcare, and even government facilities. Mattingly’s extensive experience working for a construction firm in Georgia helped him gain expertise that would be necessary to successfully manage his own firm in the future. 

One of Mattcon’s biggest project is the Dollar Tree store. The firm built over twelve store branches in six states. Each Dollar Tree project entailed 10,000 square feet of ground-up construction. Mattcon constructed each store in accordance with particular brand designs and interior layouts.

5) Alderson Commercial 

425 W South St. Suite #100, Indianapolis, IN 46225

Growing up in a construction family meant plenty of work experience for Tony Alderson. From plunging toilets to managing projects, he’s done it all. Today, Alderson leads a multi-million dollar company. From small business spaces to the industry’s latest high-tech facility, Alderson Commercial builds structures and spaces with efficiency. Alderson Commercial does not only care about its clients; it also cares about its community and how it can help. The firm is an active member of Habitat for Humanity, and was awarded a 2016 AFP Indiana Philanthropy Award for Outstanding Small Businesses.

The firm’s expertise in office and retail building can be seen in its Indianapolis Best in Sight retail and clinic. The 3,000-square-foot medical retail space features enhanced design and construction. Owner Tim Huffman, O.D. praised Alderson for the excellent work in the refreshed look of its business. This project worked thanks to the collaboration between Alderon and its client, a valuable part of the process that the firm makes sure to establish with every project.

4) Mattingly Construction 

10150 Lantern Rd. Suite #250, Fishers, IN 46037

For over 30 years, Mattingly Construction’s name has been synonymous with service with the highest distinction. Its projects span from Indiana to eight additional states, where it has worked in various market sectors. The firm specializes in commercial construction, from small to large-scale projects for names like Sears, Papa John’s, Discount Tire, and the U.S. Post Office. 

Mattingly Construction has grown geographically and exponentially because of its quality of projects partnered with the team’s strategic capabilities. The firm has won several Awards of Excellence and Awards of Honor from the Associated Builders & Contractors. Visiting the firm’s portfolio will give clients a better idea of the scope of work it does; some of its biggest projects have been big-box multi-store retail facilities.  

3) CPM Construction 

10053 N Hague Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256

When Jerry Williams established CPM Construction in 1980, he had the goal of creating structures with passion and excellence. This is evident to this day through the various projects the builder has had the opportunity of working with. The firm offers complete construction services, from project financing to interior finishing. Because of CPM Construction’s stellar work, it was recognized as one of the Top General Contractors in Indianapolis by the Indianapolis Business Journal. The firm is affiliated with the ABC of Indiana, the Society for Marketing Professional Services, and Housing and Urban Development.

CPM Construction has worked with several of Belle Tire branches in Indiana, one of which is a new branch in Indianapolis. The 9,800-square-foot store was designed by Enright Architects. All Belle Tire outlets in Indiana share the same size and design, which made it easier for the builder to quickly and effectively complete the project.

2) S & B Construction 

8740 E 30th St., Indianapolis, IN 46219

S & B Construction is an Indiana-based firm offering construction services in the area and eight other states. Its commercial scope varies from retail and office to restaurant projects. William Cooper’s extensive knowledge and experience in construction have been his springboard into making S & B Construction a leading commercial contractor in Indianapolis.

The firm has been named one of Indianapolis’ Largest Construction Contractors by the Indianapolis Business Journal. This is reflected through the firm’s multitude of projects. A perfect example of it is S & B Construction’s large-scale, multi-store big-box project in Indianapolis. Brands like Old Navy, Carter’s, and Bed Bath & Beyond occupied the majority of the retail space. 

1) Pepper Construction 

1850 W 15th St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Known for its projects from Indiana to other states including Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin, Pepper upholds the highest quality project standards since 1927. At the age of 15, Stan Pepper had already exposed himself to construction, and became the company’s president at age 32. In those 17 years, he worked and familiarized himself with the different facets of construction such as carpentry, marketing, and project management.

This year alone, firm has been featured in multiple publications, such as the NKy Tribune, Bisnow,,, and Building Design + Construction. Pepper Construction’s name definitely dominates the construction scene in its service areas.

The firm is also known for being a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified firm. This is helpful for retail projects, since this can cut down costs and ensure that the structure is not only sturdy but long-lasting. Among the firm’s large-scale retail projects is the outstanding Castleton Square Lifestyle Center. Pepper partnered with Alberti & Associates for the design of the expansion. 

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This list takes a range of ranking criteria into consideration, including but not limited to: work history, customer satisfaction, awards and recognition, geographic area of work, cost, building permits, and clientele. We spent over 40 hours researching local contractors before calculating the final ranking for this post. If there is additional information about your business that could affect these rankings, please fill out this form and we will take it into consideration

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  • 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