The retail industry is part of every city, in order to accommodate the needs of its residents. From traditional brick-and-mortar stores to luxury stores and strip malls, the retail industry supplies the demand not only for products but for services as well. Featured in this list are the best retail contractors in Phoenix.
We have chosen and ranked these contractors based on the number of projects they have in the area, the accolades and recognition they have received, their years in business, their industry affiliations, and the quality and scale of their projects. Some of these contractors have also made a name not just in the retail market but in multiple sectors as well.
10) Pegasus Construction
2140 W Greenway Rd. #180 Phoenix, AZ 85023
In business since 1987, Pegasus Construction is one of Phoenix’s most reputable commercial general contractors. From design-build projects to ground-up new builds, tenant improvements, and remodels, the Pegasus team has over three decades of experience to meet its client’s expectations. The firm’s motto is “if you succeed, we succeed.” This has enabled the firm to forge excellent relationships with its clients. By continuing to keep its clients’ goals above its own, Pegasus has earned the trust of many clients from multiple sectors.
One of those repeat clients is Advance Auto Parts. Among the firm’s retail projects is the ground-up construction of a $900,000, 7,000-square-foot Advance Auto Parts store, which was completed in 2018.
9) Verde Building Corporation
18521 E. Queen Creek Rd. Suite #105-621 Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Verde Building Corporation specializes in constructing restaurants, shopping centers, and retail stores throughout Arizona. The firm also offers commercial ground-up builds, tenant improvements, and remodels. The firm was founded on the belief of delivering quality projects that are also budget-friendly, and with over three decades of experience, the Verde team is accustomed to finishing projects with strict deadlines. Because of this excellent record, the company has garnered much prominent clientele, including Dunkin Donuts, IHOP Restaurant, Einstein Bros Bagels, and Subway.
Among the firm’s notable projects in Phoenix is the Sleep Number store in Camelback Road. The modern exterior of the store is designed with a dark shiplap accent contrasted with a white paint that complements the store’s modern design.
8) Bespoke Builders
| 3118 W. Thomas Rd. Suite #718, Phoenix, AZ 85017
Phoenix-based Bespoke Builders is a commercial and residential general contractor that offers general contracting, design-build, tenant improvement, custom home construction and remodeling, and historical restoration services. The firm is founded by Shannon Mark Pulcifer, who has been in the construction industry since 1989 and began as a licensed residential builder in Michigan shortly before relocating to Arizona. Since 2002, Shannon has been a licensed contractor in Arizona and in 2016, he started his own company, Bespoke Builders.
One of its projects is the design-build, ground-up Pet Club retail building in the Historic District. Pet Club has 41 locations in Arizona, six in Colorado, and five in Texas. The freestanding single-tenant establishment is composed of a brick exterior and glass windows throughout.
7) Wasson Commercial Contracting
3308 N. Higley Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215
Wasson Commercial Contracting is one of the leading commercial contractors servicing the Mesa and Phoenix areas. Founded in 2009, the firm has grown into a team of 30 experienced construction professionals who are committed to delivering projects on time and on budget. The firm serves property owners, developers, and investors with general commercial construction and remodeling. With over five decades of experience in the industry, Wasson’s team is able to provide quality results at competitive prices. Danny Wasson, president and founder of Wasson Commercial Contracting, is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties Arizona, the Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Phoenix, and Executive Council 70.
As a referral-based design-build specialist, the firm has grown a client base throughout Maricopa County. One of its projects is the tenant improvement construction of the Tuft & Needle store in Phoenix. The black and white facade of the store exudes a modern look, which is also the theme for its interiors. The minimalist design of the store is carried throughout by using neutral palettes accentuated by light wooden structures.
6) Robert Porter Construction
1720 W. Lincoln St., Phoenix, AZ 85007
From tenant improvements to new builds, Robert E. Porter (REP) Construction has been a reliable general contracting firm in Arizona since 1982. For the past three years, the firm has earned a reputation for constructing commercial and retail stores, industrial and manufacturing sites, religious and worship facilities, healthcare facilities, and educational campuses. REP Construction also has a separate division specializing in concrete and structural repair and restoration services for fire and catastrophic structural system failure. The firm is also a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute, the Arizona Builders Alliance, and the Warehouse District.
In 2017, RPE completed the Kerry’s Car Care store in North Phoenix. The project consisted of a 4,000-square-foot shop and a 1,000-square-foot office. In partnership with Laron Associates Architects, the exterior of the store features an accent brick wall, where the logo of the company is placed, with dark-tinted glass windows and door.
1707 E Highland, Phoenix, AZ 85016
From its humble beginnings as a family-owned business, Kitchell is now an employee-owned enterprise with complementary companies that Kitchell has acquired over the years. Today, Kitchell Contractors, Kitchell Capital Expenditure Managers, Kitchell Development Company, Hardison/Downey Construction, Kitchell Facilities Management, and American Refrigeration Supplies make up Kitchell’s core business. The firm was established in 1950 by Sam Kitchell, a U.S. Navy Commander during World War II. After the war, the company he was working for went bankrupt, so he relocated his family to Phoenix to find a more stable job. He then worked as a supervisor of construction projects for a local architecture firm and later on invested in a new company, the Kitchell-Phillips Contractors. Later on, Kitchell bought out Phillips.
For almost seven decades, the firm has proven its expertise in constructing retail, industrial, multifamily, and office projects throughout the Southwest and California. Lakes Town Centre, one of Kitchell’s retail projects, is one of the most trafficked areas in the metropolitan area. The 26-acre site is located at the southwest corner of Rural and Baseline roads.
2800 N Central Ave., Suite #1000, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Skanska started out in a small fishing village in southern Sweden over 130 years ago. Today, the firm has since become one of the leading contractors in the country. In 1989 the firm became one of the first construction firms to offer design-build construction services to its clients. Today, the firm has constructed numerous commercial buildings, education campuses, and healthcare facilities across the nation. As a USGBC platinum member, Skanska has also developed Green Construction services delivered by the firm’s LEED-accredited professionals. With projects in almost all 50 states, Skanska has offices in 28 metro areas.
In downtown Phoenix, Skanska renovated the 16-acre site where the Arizona Center is located. The project consisted of transforming the existing design into a more open establishment and creating a more welcoming ambiance. The renovations included landscaping, exterior upgrades, and mechanical, electrical, and structural steel upgrades. Skanska started the project in 2017 and completed it in a year.
3) Wespac Construction
9440 N 26th St., Phoenix, AZ 85028
Wespac Construction has served Arizona since 1991. CEO John Largay has nearly three decades of contracting experience, enabling him to lead the firm with proactive construction strategies. The firm takes pride in its 85 percent of repeat clients, proving that Wespac lives up to its promise of construction excellence in multiple market sectors—including education, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, multifamily, municipal, office, retail, and spiritual. The firm has received awards and recognition from well-known organizations and publications. In 2018 and 2019, the firm ranked fourth in Phoenix Business Journal’s list of Top Contractors.
Recently, Wespac renovated the Arcadia Fiesta in Phoenix. The 30,190-square-foot retail project features an updated brick facade with metal awnings and exterior lights, updated landscaping, and refurbished parking lot.
2111 E Highland Ave. #400, Phoenix, AZ 85016
The Weitz Company is a full-service construction firm founded in 1855. The company is the oldest commercial general contractor located west of the Mississippi River. As the sixth oldest architectural/engineering/construction firm in the country, Weitz has built a reputation for its construction innovation and technology and has built a portfolio of projects in various sectors. In 2018, the company ranked #47 on ENR’s list of Top 400 Contractors. The firm currently has 900 employees and ten offices across the United States. With the firm’s focus for exceptional building solutions and practices, 75 percent of its clients come from referrals from satisfied clients.
CityScape Block 77 is one of the firm’s impressive projects. Located in Phoenix, the 214,400-square-foot project consisted of a new two-story structural steel building, a stand-alone northern building with storefront windows between exposed structural steel frame, and steel and fabric canopies in both buildings.
1) MT Builders Companies
8434 N 90th St. Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Scottsdale-based MT Builders Companies was founded by Michael Tarver and Philip Bell in 1995. CEO Mike Tarver as well as many of the MT Builders team, has over three decades years of experience in the industry. Over the years, the commercial construction firm has completed more than $800 million of projects in the multifamily, retail, religious, educational, and corporate sectors. As a recognized contracting company, MT Builders has amassed various awards and recognition including the 2013 and 2015 ACE Awards, in which the firm was recognized as one of Arizona’s Largest Privately Held Companies. The firm was also ranked among ENR’s Largest General Contractors in the Southwest from 2001 to 2015 and in Phoenix Business Journal’s Top 50 Commercial Contractors List from 2000 to 2015.
Among the firm’s largest retail projects is the Tarmonto Marketplace in Phoenix. MT Builders constructed a 45,000-square-foot retail building that houses multiple tenants. In a joint venture with Andrews Design Group, the establishment features a Mediterranean-inspired exterior.