Riverside is the county seat of Riverside County and is part of the Inland Empire metropolitan region. Its affordability, developing economy, temperate weather, captivating hills and valleys, and favorable location—right between the beach and the mountains—lures people in.

Along with the city’s busy and active life, it also offers its residents many things to do. Not surprisingly, Riverside is an ideal location for retail business. We’ve listed some of the best retail architects in Riverside, California, chosen for their awards, backgrounds, and experience.

Ryan Contractors Inc.

6685 View Park Court, Riverside, CA 92503

Ryan Construction, founded in 2001, has incorporated to become Ryan Contractors, Inc. (RCI). RCI has been a premier construction company since its inception. It provides outstanding quality and value to its clients at a significantly lower cost. The firm believes in developing relationships with its customers and forming a team to satisfy their expectations. Whether the project is from the ground up, a tenant improvement, an open retail refurbishment, or a restaurant, the firm’s experts will be ready to finish the project on time, within budget, and are able to handle any concerns that come up.

RCI is a California-based general contractor licensed in over 33 states across America in addition to California. Under the leadership of Shawn Ryan, the firm is defined by its honest, experienced, forward-thinking, professional, and hard-working people. Shawn has developed several national accounts, including Best Buy, Pacific Sales, and Petsmart. He has also built several centers that include Chandler, Arizona’s 50,000 square-foot block building as well as a three-acre center in Lakewood. Corner Baker, Rubios, It’s a Grind, and Pick Up Stix all use the latter facility.

Stilwell Construction, Inc.

1975 Chicago Avenue, Suite A, Riverside, CA 92507

Founded in 1990, Stilwell Construction serves the entire Inland Empire and Southern California with its workplace, education, industrial manufacturing, automotive, tenant improvements, and medical facility developments. Its primary goal is to bring its clients utmost satisfaction. The firm completes its projects on time, within budget, and they provide a space that they and the new owners can take pride in for years to come.

The company has an outstanding reputation among several Southern California government and utility organizations under the direction of Tom Stilwell. The firm can help customers with project approvals and other business activities, resulting in a seamless and uncomplicated project. In addition, the firm’s pre-construction services have been fine-tuned to enable the exceptionally quick delivery of all plans and permits required for each project.

Stilwell has over 30 years of expertise in the industrial, commercial, and medical construction industries, allowing it to handle minor to large-scale projects including new ground-up structures, tenant upgrades, plant and manufacturing improvements, and entire building retrofits.

KDC Construction

2570 E Cerritos Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806

KDC Construction, founded in 1996, provides commercial construction and retail maintenance services in California and the nearby area. The firm’s varied staff of project managers and superintendents brings extensive experience and leadership to the table, handling hundreds of remodeling, tenant improvement, and ground-up projects. The company is a construction industry leader with a track record of success in program management and multi-site rollouts.

KDC offers estimates, pre-construction, scheduling, budgeting, procurement, warehousing, and field management. With contractor licenses in general building, general engineering, mechanical, and plumbing, it has the capacity to self-perform fast-track projects. The company is led by Kenneth Dean Cirks, with clients that include Lululemon and Petco.

Bergman KPRS

2850 Saturn Street, Brea, CA 92821

Bergman KPRS is a member-managed firm led by Mark Bergman, Joel Stensby, Paul Kristedja, and Lev Rabinovich. It offers full-service construction management and national roll-out program management. Based in California and licensed nationally with regional offices in the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest, it serves clients in 48 states.

Mark Bergman created The Bergman Companies in 1982 and joined KPRS Inc. to become Bergman KPRS in 2012. He has over 35 years of industry expertise in development, design, and construction. Mark’s work has appeared in Design Magazine, International Design Magazine, Graphics West, and Shopping Center Digest.

The partnership was created out of a passion for delivering unrivaled quality and service by combining resources and focusing on its clients’ needs and goals. As a result, the firm’s specialists have been able to achieve exceptional results.

RSVC Company

3051 Myers Street, Suite B Riverside, CA 92503

RSVC Company is a full-service general contractor with years of experience across a broad range of project types. It specializes in remodels, additions, renovations, and tenant improvements for the retail, hospitality, and commercial industries. The firm’s project managers are experienced professionals dedicated to customer service and delivering what it promises on time and within budget.

RSVC connects through listening to its customers and team members, led by Mark Aldaco, owner and president. The firm asks questions and offers knowledge and information. It also deems it critical to teach, learn, assist, and lead its employees. It works in all circumstances, whether planned and mundane or unexpected and remarkable. RSVC helps each other and its clients in every manner and sees this as the basis of its success.


  • 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