The city of Mesa is filled with exciting retail shops that include world-renowned restaurants as well as beloved local retailers. With recent events, there have been many new variables to consider when building retail stores. Safety, efficiency, and accessibility are just some of the things customers are looking for. 

In constructing retail projects, there are numerous builders you should consider reaching out to. Take a look at our top seven contractors in the city. Our editorial team considered each based on the style and quality of structures they build. We also considered each firm’s work history, their level of client satisfaction, and the recognition they’ve earned from various award-giving bodies. Whether you want to update your shop or invest in a new business, there’s a contractor on this list to help you realize your retail goals. 


AW Contracting Corporation 

1853 S Horne, Suite #3, Mesa, AZ 85204 

It all started in 1975 when Dave Fischbeck founded Arizona West Contracting Corporation. The firm has since served the city with general construction services. Since then the company has experienced steady growth and expanded its services to commercial, industrial, and institutional markets. Today, the firm is under the leadership of Jason Fiscbeck and Alan Collier. Both professionals are well-versed in the construction industry and bring a wealth of diversity and expertise to the team.

Since day one, AW Contracting Corporation has been committed to bringing prime, budget-conscious projects to clients. The AW team is capable of taking on a variety of projects regardless of size and complexity. The firm’s retail projects include the Payson Retail Center, Heroes in Arizona Mills Mall, and Alta Sky Dental.

Canyon Building & Design

720 E Iris Pl., Chandler, AZ 85286  

Canyon Building & Design is a construction firm well-versed in project planning, they organize everything down to post-construction. Since 1999, Arizona has found a reliable construction partner in the firm’s team. That team, led by David Gerovac, is made up of skilled professionals who share a common passion for building spaces that enhance the way people live.

The firm’s portfolio displays an array of projects in the education, automotive, hospitality, corporate, commercial, healthcare, residential, and retail sectors. Canyon Building & Design has built over 30 retail shops and shopping centers in and around Arizona. Some projects include Ross, Chandler Shoppes, Plaza del Oro, Tres Amigos, Shoppes at Chandler Heights, and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. 


1707 E Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85016 

Kitchell is a nationally-recognized construction firm adept in a diverse range of projects. Since 1950, the firm has built countless award-winning, acclaimed structures. Its team of goal-oriented professionals is led by a group of leaders with deep backgrounds in construction. CEO Jim Swanson is a University of Michigan graduate who has built a blue-ribbon reputation for excellent leadership. Swanson is joined by five equally established presidents — Steve Whitworth, Wendy Cohen, Jeff Allen, Justin Newman, and John T. White.

Wholesaler Magazine, Arizona Business Magazine, and The Engineering News-Record have all featured the firm and its exquisite work. Kitchell’s retail projects include the Longbow Marketplace located in Mesa. The mixed-use development will house a shopping center, an 18-hole golf course, offices, retail components, and hospitality sectors.

VIP Commercial 

3048 E Baseline Rd. Suite #102, Mesa, AZ 85204 

VIP Commercial is a family-owned general contracting company headquartered in Mesa. The construction company, led by Victor Petersen, started its services in 2014. The firm has built a solid clientele in Arizona due to its great attention to detail and its high-quality service. The firm integrates the latest construction technology in its processes to provide a more efficient, budget-friendly project.

VIP’s services include pre-construction, site improvements, breaking ground, construction, and closeout. The firm has built countless projects for commercial and residential clients. Some of its commercial projects include retail stores like Sleep America, Marshalls, Dollar Tree, T Mobile, Fitness 1, and TJ Maxx. Each of the team’s projects is guided by its mission statement: vision and honest, fair pricing.

Wasson Commercial Contracting 

3308 N Higley Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215 

Wasson Commercial Contracting is one of Mesa’s most trusted contractors of commercial spaces. Although the company only started in 2009, it has over 50 years of professional construction experience. Danny Wasson is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, NAIOP Arizona, and the BOMA Greater Phoenix. He graduated from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Business, Management, and Marketing. He is joined by a team of skilled craftspeople who create valuable projects in the city.

Wasson Commercial Contracting has built several commercial projects including retail shops. A great example is the Mega Furniture in Mesa. The commercial space received a store renovation and a tenant improvement provided by the WCC team. WCC offers its clients competitive prices for its high-quality materials and versatile services.

Verde Building Corporation 

18521 E Queen Creek Rd. Suite #105-621, Queen Creek, AZ 85142 

Since 1982, Arizona has found construction satisfaction in Verde Building Corporation’s admirable design solutions and comprehensive construction. The firm believes in providing clients with on-time, budget-friendly, and premium construction projects. Each project presents the firm with different challenges, and meeting those varying needs has refined the team’s approach to delivering unique, client-centered projects.

Proving that its designs meet the highest quality standards, most of the firm’s projects come from repeat clients in the commercial sector. A few of these projects were constructed for Dunkin’ Donuts, Salad & Go, Babbo Italian Eatery, and Zoyo. We were particularly taken with its retail work on the Pet Club retail store in Mesa. Verde Building Corporation’s portfolio is a diverse culmination of the wisdom it has gained in the industry.

Sterling CM 

1660 N Rosemont, Suite #103, MEsa, AZ 85205 

When it comes to residential and commercial construction, Mesa has trusted Sterling CM for over 5 years. Steve Means is a LEED Accredited Professional who leads the Sterling CM team in its projects. Means graduated from the University of Colorado Springs and founded Sterling CM in 2015. He has over 40 years of experience in construction experience that has equipped him to provide exceptional buildings using a precise process. 

The firm’s services are divided into four essential phases — pre-construction, design/build, general construction, and construction management. One of Sterling CM’s projects is the 2nd Swing Golf Shop located in Scottsdale. The retail shop displays a wide range of golf products as well as a  repair service.


  • 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