Last updated on May 21st, 2024 at 07:53 am

Oklahoma City is known for its cowboy heritage. While the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum—America’s premier institution of Western history, art, and culture—shows this heritage and is a popular destination for tourists, the city also has districts with quirky boutiques and outlet shopping that can be a fulfilling pastime for visitors.

This article provides a list of contractors who have been in the industry long enough to integrate the city’s ambiance with the retail shops and boutiques. Aside from possessing years of experience, these contractors have been recognized through the industry awards they have won. These companies are also associated with industry organizations like the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Oklahoma, the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

DBG Construction

1301 Cornell Parkway, Suite #1000, Oklahoma City, OK 73108

From the conceptual stages of architecture and engineering, to project completion, this 13-year old woman-owned business provides quality, full-service to clients in Oklahoma and Dallas. With its outstanding work ethic, this firm was recognized with a number of awards such including the 2017 Best of Business Award. In 2015, it was also included in Inc.’s 500|5000 list. Alongside such honors, DBG Construction was also featured in Oklahoman, Journal Record, Okc.BIZ, The Rivard Report, and The Ada News.

This recognition is mostly due to its experience working in several different markets. The healthcare, corporate, government, retail, industrial and restaurant markets are just some of the sectors the firm has completed projects. Its most notable might be the Thunder Retail Store which required an interior demolition and remodel. Completed in a short time frame of 11 weeks, the project involved reconstructing a restaurant into a retail center for the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder. The final product had high-end finishes with star-glass projection screens and custom terrazzo floor emblems. Other stand-out projects include Norman Regional Hospital, Chase Bank – Downtown OKC, IBC Bank – Uptown Dallas, Dunlap Codding Law Firm, Verizon Wireless, CRST and the State on Campus Apartments in Norman, OK.

Miller-Tippens Construction

45 NE 52nd Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Established in 2006 to provide clients with more high-end construction experience, Miller-Tippens Construction has a team of over 50 established construction professionals who are experienced in all types of commercial construction and delivery methods. With this talented team, the firm was able to win awards like Oklahoma Magazine’s 2020 Best of the Best Construction Company. From 2017 to 2018, the firm also won the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s Metro 50 Awards—an award that recognizes firms that have exhibited a substantial history as an established business.

Alongside these awards, the firm has also been featured in publications including Oklahoman, Journal Record, Shawnee News-Star, Norman Transcript, and Tulsa World. Honors like these are credited to a work ethic that has produced projects like Bob Moore Infiniti in Oklahoma City. Designed by Bockus Payne Associates and Architects, this new 30,000-square-foot Infiniti Dealership constructed of tilt-up concrete walls with structural steel joint and deck serves as the brand’s sales, service, and administrative center.

Shellback General Contracting

4401 North Classen Blvd, Suite #200, Oklahoma City, OK 73118

A firm that operates in multiple cities, Shellback General Contracting serves an exclusive commercial client base. Since its establishment in 2013, it has specialized in the redesign, renovation, and new construction of several types of projects. Among these are restaurants, office buildings, interiors, and retail centers. Known to be a company founded on stability and a dependable management team, the firm is currently handled by the president and founder Matt Richardson.

His experience includes managing a comprehensive spectrum of projects in the residential, commercial, retail, and hospitality sectors—experience that has given him a reputation for dependability and providing clients with superior service and craftsmanship.

The Paradigm Companies

1000 W. Wilshire Blvd., Suite #122, Nichols Hills, OK 73116

A firm known for adapting well to fast track projects and being solution-oriented, The Paradigm Companies is composed of six branches—Paradigm Construction Company, Paradigm Development Group, Paradigm Real Estate Investments, Paradigm Custom Homes, and Paradigm Roofing Company. The Paradigm Construction Company is known for specializing in different sectors. These include the commercial, office, restaurant, and retail sectors among others. When it comes to retail work, the firm has worked with brands like Ulta Beauty, Penn Square Mall, and Belle Isle Shopping Center.

Currently, the firm is managed by company president, Steve Crain—a graduate of the University of Oklahoma where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering.