Newport Beach is a coastal city in Orange County, California, known for its beautiful beaches, superb scenery, and stunning sunsets. It offers outstanding surfing, swimming, fishing, and many aquatic sports activities. It is also famous for its lavish lifestyles and is considered the most affluent community in the U.S. It has exceptional shopping facilities and a vibrant business community.

The below list contains the best retail contractors in Newport Beach, California, if you’re considering building a retail business in the city. These were selected based on their expertise, experience, and awards received over the years.  

Shawmut Design and Construction

16842 Von Karman Ave., Suite 175 Irvine, CA 92606

Shawmut Design and Construction was established in 1982 and is a multi-awarded construction management company that provides services including commercial, academic, corporate interiors, cultural and historic preservation, restaurant, gaming, retail, health care and science, and spas and health clubs. The company is employee-owned, which means everyone has a right to its success and its clients’ projects.

Leading Shawmut Design and Construction is its CEO, Les Hiscoe, a civil engineering degree holder from the University of Hampshire, and holds a license in professional engineering. His first construction job was renovating a one hundred-year-old mill building in Manchester, W. H., as Field Engineer.

Since its inception, Shawmut has been awarded because of its invaluable contribution to the industry. These are the 2021 LA Business Journal Best Place to Work, 2021 Builtworlds Maverick Award, and the 2021 LA Business Journal Commercial Real Estate Awards for Soho Warehouse. The company is also certified by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Bogart Construction

9980 Irvine Center Dr., Suite 200, Irvine, California 92618

Established in 1991, Bogart Construction has grown to be one of the top commercial contractors serving Irvine, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Glendale, Newport Beach, and surrounding areas. The company’s experience and attention to detail have made it one of the top general contractors on the West Coast. It focuses on retail, grocery, and commercial clients and has excelled with these projects.

Under the leadership of the company’s president, Brad Bogart, Bogart Construction has been known for its excellence and expertise in all areas of commercial and retail construction. Since its inception as a small tenant improvement specialist, the firm has been registered in twenty-eight states and has constructed more than 1000 high-end retail establishments. Mr. Bogart earned a degree at the University of Oklahoma and is affiliated with various organizations in the industry.

KPRS Construction Services

2850 Saturn St., Brea, CA 92821

Established in 1998, KPRS Construction Services is a full-service general construction company that provides general construction services. It offers preconstruction, construction, designing, building, and construction management services. Its mission is to build communities by providing unparalleled services and prioritizing its clients’ objectives. The company is committed to delivering quality artistry on budget and within a promised time frame. With years of experience, KPRS has gained the long-term trust of its clients by ensuring exceptional value and exceeding their expectations. 

KPRS Construction Services operates under the leadership of Joel H. Stensby. Before joining KPRS, Joel was a known leader at several nationwide construction companies and has made notable projects throughout the region. He received his degree in construction management from Arizona State University.

The firm has received various awards, such as the 2021 ENR Top 400 General Contractors, Orange County Business Journal: Top Tenant Improvement Contractor, 2020 ENR California Award of Merit: Culver Steps, and 2019 Spire Awards: Superior Performance in New Construction.

Howard CDM

17434 Bellflower Blvd., Suite 300, Bellflower, CA 90706

Howard CDM was established in 1972 and has consistently provided excellent service by exceeding its clients’ expectations while developing long-lasting relationships and completing projects. The company offers pre-construction, estimating, budgeting, engineering, design-build, general contracting, and construction management services. Its employees have brought years of professional design and vast experience in the construction industry. The team is committed to serving its clients from pre-construction through design management to construction.

Howard CDM has received numerous awards, including the U.S. Green Building Councils’ Merit Award for Sustainable Sites-Ecohouse and the Community Entrepreneur distinction for AIA Long Beach and South Bay. The company’s experts are LEED-accredited professionals as well.

Hirsh Construction Corp.

515 W. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91204

Hirsh Construction Corp. provides project management, construction, and general contracting services to retail, restaurant, and luxury stores across North America. Founded in 1983 by Steve Hirsh, the company is in its second generation of family leadership. 

Steve started as a carpenter in Massachusetts, building out retail stores. His workmanship, pleasant attitude, and prominence for his connection led him to establish Hirsh Construction Corporation. After obtaining licensure in states across the United States, he has helped the company create a strong reputation and work with high-end retail brands.

The firm’s main principal, Adam Hirsh, together with Jesse and Leah Hirsh, has continued to advocate Steve’s tradition of treating every project with careful attention to detail and unmatched knowledge. Hirsh Construction Corporation utilizes its experience and expertise to build on past relationships while forming new bonds with various brands.

Ramland Construction

1650 Westwood Blvd, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Ramland Construction is a full-service commercial construction company specializing in restaurant, retail, and hospitality. Founded in 1999, Ramland continues to build projects throughout Southern California. It manages each aspect of the construction process from start to finish, creating a stress-free experience for its clients. Its team is experienced, competent, and exceptionally knowledgeable, ensuring quality craftsmanship and unrivaled customer service.

Leading Ramland Construction is Steve Ramras, who holds a degree in business management from San Diego University. As a leader, Steve seeks to encourage and inspire his crew with the highest standards of professionalism and integrity. Under his leadership, the company has become the choice of high-end restaurants, hotels, and retail environments in California. Its local success has brought the company to commissions throughout the country.

Michilli Construction and Consulting

34 Executive Park, Suite 120, Irvine, CA 92614

Established in 1999, Michilli Construction and Consulting has provided the highest standard of quality service to more than 150 residential, retail, and commercial projects. Its consulting and construction services range from offices and showrooms to luxury retail boutiques and private homes. Its projects widely vary in scope, location, and size, but the company’s commitment to the highest standard of excellence remains the same. 

Michilli Construction and Consulting is led by Angelo Michilli, a graduate of Manhattan College. The firm’s success is attributed to its highly skilled professionals and well-experienced management team, coupled with its collaboration with architects, designers, and owners. It is also an awardee of the Google New York in Global Design and Architecture Design Awards. 


  • 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