Best known for its picturesque scenery, impressive museums, and historic districts, Sacramento is the seat of California’s legislature. It also houses some of its best commercial districts, and this list showcases some of its best general contractors, the names behind some of the city’s most outstanding retail spaces. These companies were chosen for their great portfolios and backgrounds.

Tricorp Group

1030 G Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

Tricorp Group entered the business in 2004 and, three years later, was recognized as one of the area’s fastest-growing companies. Some of the firm’s best projects can be found across Northern California. The firm is well respected for its comprehensive general contracting and construction management services. Tricorp Group specializes in affordable housing, multifamily, mixed-use, and hospitality projects. It is also the proud recipient of countless industry awards. These include multiple distinctions from the Sacramento Business Journal

Showcased above is the firm’s work for the Solano Mall. Located in Fairfield, this project challenged the firm with its complete interior renovation. The project scope included the addition of nine bridges, all-new flooring, drywalling, and skylights. All in all, the firm spans over 178,000 square feet.

Hilbers, Inc.

1104 Corporate Way, Suite #204, Sacramento, CA 95831

Hilbers is a full-service commercial construction firm that has had the opportunity to work across the United States. The firm draws inspiration from over five decades of industry experience and is proud to be a family-owned and -operated practice. Our editorial team was highly impressed by its hands-on methods and design-build packages. The firm also provides outstanding preconstruction, 24-hour maintenance, tenant improvements, and construction management.

The firm’s portfolio depicts several impressive restaurants, health clubs, gyms, and multi-family spaces. Its portfolio includes several great groceries, medical facilities, and churches.

DesCor Builders

3164 Gold Camp Drive, Suite #250 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

DesCor Builders extends its services throughout Northern California and provides a full range of general contracting work. That includes preconstruction, general contracting, and construction management work. The firm primarily operates out of its headquarters in Sacramento but it also maintains a regional office in Napa. Since its establishment nearly two decades ago, DesCor has grown to over 90 employees and has worked on over 1,200 projects. Showcased below is one of its most impressive spaces. 

Located in Sacramento, this project was completed in collaboration with the professionals at Perkins Williams and Cotterill Architects. It spans over 166,305 square feet and entailed retrofitting the space extensively. That included its installation of a structural steel façade using various radius steel components.

A.P. Thomas Construction

2330 Butano Drive, Sacramento, CA 95825

A.P. Thomas Construction is a full-service general contractor that has created a stellar portfolio of award-winning projects. It specializes in commercial, retail, and industrial projects and commits itself to the highest standards. The firm prides itself on the outstanding reviews it has received over the years and it is well-known for the high quality of its work. Some of its most impressive projects can be found across Northern California. Its portfolio includes offices, tenant improvements, fitness centers, and mixed-use developments. The firm has also worked on several breweries, warehouses, and senior living spaces. 

Showcased above is the firm’s best. Located in Sacramento, this photo features its work for 16th & Broadway. The project depicts high-end retail finishes and includes an aluminum storefront.

Sutter Builders

250 Dos Rios Street, Suite AA, Sacramento, CA 95811

Sutter Builders assists its clients from start to finish and extends its services throughout Sacramento. The firm provides project management, scheduling, budget analysis, value engineering in new construction, and tenant improvements. The firm draws inspiration from over five decades of combined industry experience and is particularly well-known for its commercial office, car dealership, retail, and industrial projects. 

This space was completed for The Niello Company Auto Group Dealership. It entailed having to provide both interior and exterior renovations. This project was completed on time and within the agreed-upon budget.

RCP Construction, Inc.,

5180 Golden Foothill Parkway, Suite #110, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

RCP Construction is the product of the vision of its founder and president, Rick Poipao. Under his leadership, the firm has been building commercial construction projects for the greater part of three decades. It can take on projects regardless of size or scale. In terms of design, its portfolio also includes an excellent range of modern and traditional floorplans and architectural themes. Showcased below is one of the firm’s best.

Located in Sacramento, the project was completed in collaboration with Petrovich Development Company. This 22,000 square ft. ground up building was completed alongside a 12,000 square ft. shops building with 12 cold shell spaces.

Sunseri Associates, Inc.

1930 G Street, Sacramento, CA 95811

With over four decades of industry experience, Sunseri Associates assists its clients throughout every step of the entire process. That includes preconstruction, construction, and maintenance. The firm also provides closeout and documentation services, and comprehensive warranty follow-up programs. Uniquely, the firm also works on LEED implementation, which assures clients that all of its projects are environmentally friendly and sustainable. Featured below is one of the firm’s best projects. 

Built in 2003, this project is one of Sacramento’s premier entertainment complexes. It features brightly painted beams, corrugated metal panels, and prominent domes. The firm was completed in collaboration with Mark Dziewulski.