Located in the northeast region of New Jersey, Jersey City is the state’s second most-populated town. Jersey City is diverse, historical, and home to Liberty Island National Park. It is an excellent location for those who want to raise a family and employers and employees alike. It is also a fantastic shopping destination, making retail businesses a sound investment. If you want to build a retail establishment in the area, below are eight of the best retail contractors in Jersey City, New Jersey.

JRM Construction Management

242 West 36th St, 11th Floor New York, NY 10018

JRM Construction Management is an employee-owned company operating nationwide for 15 years. It specializes in preconstruction, construction management, general contracting, design-build, green building, environmental health and safety, virtual design and construction, cost estimating, and risk management services. Over the years, the firm has quickly grown to become one of the country’s leading general contracting and construction management firms of integrity and excellence. It has worked with a diverse clientele, including respected property owners, developers, leading luxury retailers, and healthcare organizations. 

The company operates under the supervision of David G. McWilliams. He serves as the CEO of JRM Construction Management and has successfully managed the construction of all building types. His hands-on experience in nearly every facet of the business enables him to direct the company swiftly and effectively.

Mc Gowan Builders

160 East Union Ave, East Rutherford, NJ 07073

Mc Gowan Builders is a premier construction company building for a wide range of market sectors. It opened its doors 21 years ago and has provided preconstruction, value engineering, design assist, cost estimating, project scheduling, construction management, general contracting, design-build, and development consulting services. The firm serves the New York and New Jersey Metropolitan areas and Florida. Since its inception, it has built millions of square feet of projects, impressing customers with its quality of work, dedication to excellence, and commitment to the best practices.

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Patrick J. Mc Gowan is the CEO of Mc Gowan Builders and the company’s founder. His vision and guidance enabled the firm to grow and experience success. In 2018, the firm ranked in The Real Deal’s top-5 of contractors that logged the most work on high-end residential condos in the last five years.

Donnelly Construction

557 Route 23 South, Wayne, NJ 07470

Headquartered in Wayne, New Jersey, Donnelly Construction is a leading general contractor dedicated to providing superior construction services through excellence. It was founded in 1977 and has focused on offering preconstruction, construction, renovation, development, and management services to clients across New Jersey and New York. Since its inception, the firm has established a portfolio of country clubs, schools, corporate offices, retail stores, medical facilities, restaurants, and hotels. It prides itself on adding value for its clients through innovation, integrity, and performance.

Rod Donnelly founded the company 45 years ago. He brings 40 years of experience in the general contracting industry and is at the forefront of the firm’s success. In 2022, Donnelly Construction received the Good Neighbor Awards from the New Jersey Business Magazine.

EW Howell

48 West 37th St, 2nd FL, New York, NY 10018

For a century, EW Howell has been a well-respected general contractor and construction manager serving the New York and Long Island areas. Since its inception in 1891, the firm has maintained quality craftsmanship and unparalleled customer service. It has contributed to developing some of New York’s most notable structures, including arts and culture, retail, health care, and education. No matter the project’s complexity, the firm delivers on time, within budget, and with as little hassle as possible.

Howard Rowland serves as the CEO and president of EW Howell. He joined the company in 1983 as a project manager, slowly rising through the ranks and becoming president in 1997. He serves as the team’s guiding force and uses his knowledge to navigate the company’s continued growth.


126 5th Ave 9/F, New York City, NY 10011

Michilli Inc. was founded in 1999 and specializes in building luxury retail, residential, and commercial spaces throughout the United States. The company has earned a reputation as an industry leader in offering construction and consulting services to the most exclusive clients and luxury brands across the globe. Regardless of the size, scope, or location of projects, Michilli oversees and completes them with an uncompromising commitment to excellence.

Led by founder Angelo Michilli’s enthusiasm for design-build projects and business acumen, the company has amassed an extensive portfolio of globally renowned clients and award-winning projects.

Deugen Development

720 Monroe St, Suite E416A, Hoboken, NJ 07030

For 70 years in the business, Deugen Development has been helping clients maximize their investments by providing the best construction services that guarantee ROI. The company started as a successful concrete and masonry company and ultimately developed into a full-service real estate development and construction firm. It offers general contracting, construction management, and real estate development services, serving New York and New Jersey areas. The firm works to create a better future for its clients, consumers, and the community it builds.

Frank Gormeley leads the team as the president, and his son Eric Gormeley is the CEO. Frank’s experience in the industry spans four decades, and he continues to work hard to continue the family’s legacy of excellence. The company is affiliated with the NAIOP New Jersey and the Hudson Chamber of Commerce.


  • 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