Retail spaces can prove challenging for general contractors, considering the number of details and demands that come with them. For this reason, it is difficult for people to find qualified professionals who can manage their unique needs. This list showcases six of Santa Clara’s best and leading general contractors behind some of its most noteworthy commercial retail spaces. These firms were chosen based on their various experiences, stellar portfolios, and excellent backgrounds. Several of these companies are also proud recipients of a multitude of accolades and have been featured in a variety of publications.

TEAMWRKX Construction, Inc.

1855 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

Founded in 2004, TEAMWRKX offers its clients a complete and comprehensive range of services. It operates out of its office in San Jose and has since secured a solid reputation for itself. The company credits its success to the experience of its talented team of professionals. Together, they have completed 5,400 spaces and have overseen all of them from start to finish. The firm has completed projects for brands like GoPro, Jaguar, Apple, and Facebook. Its portfolio also depicts spaces for Honda, Chevrolet, and BMW. The photo below is an excellent example of the firm’s talent and expertise.

Completed in collaboration with the professionals at Thiel & Thiel, this project spans over 7,456 square feet. It was designed and constructed for the Ruby Hill Country Club and ARCIS Equity Partners back in 2016. Its dining lounge, wine room, and cellar are particularly impressive.

Build Group, Inc.

1210 Coleman Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95050

The Build Group operates out of several offices in California, particularly, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Oakland, and Venice. It also has an office in Seattle and offers its clients a complete range of industry services. The firm is composed of a talented and experienced team of professionals and adheres to the highest industry standards. In terms of design, the firm’s portfolio includes a wide range of spaces rendered in a variety of architectural vernaculars.

Depicted above is one of the firm’s best projects from the firm’s portfolio. Completed for Carolina Herrera, this space spans over 2,412 square feet. It has an open concept floor plan, ample lighting, and glass-paneled shelving.

Hillhouse Construction

140 Charcot Avenue, San Jose, CA 95131

Headquartered in San Jose, Hillhouse offers its clients a complete and comprehensive range of services. It is regarded for its environmentally-responsive projects and strives to incorporate high efficiency into its spaces. The firm utilizes highly creative techniques and has become an expert in a wide variety of architectural vernaculars. 

With over three decades of industry experience, the firm has an extensive portfolio that depicts projects completed for the office, educational, life science, and health care market sectors. It has also managed various mission-critical and life science projects. Since the firm’s inception, it has had the opportunity to be featured in publications like the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal

This project is one of the firm’s best works. Located in Santa Clara, this shopping center spans over 16,000 square feet. It features a wood-frame structure, facade work on the glass storefronts, and exterior stucco.

Skyline Construction

2384 Walsh Ave., Santa Clara CA 95051

Servicing the greater San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Santa Clara, San Francisco, Pleasanton, and Walnut Creek Skyline Construction is an employee-owned firm that specializes in commercial interior construction projects. Skyline also has offices located throughout the country in San Diego, Austin, Chicago, and Seattle, and has become known for its National Construction Partnerships and its diverse, people-centric approach to construction projects. Founded in 1996, Skyline is one of the very few woman-led construction companies in the industry and has taken great care to provide a strong DE&I foundation.

The Skyline team has transformed various spaces into dynamic and unique offices. Its portfolio demonstrates expertise in commercial interiors and building repositioning projects, including life science, tech, law, healthcare, financial, and retail firms.

Skyline worked closely with MSA Architects to build a high-end retail store uniquely designed to display their cutting-edge electronics. b8ta’s retail stores focus on product discovery and interaction. Their mission is to make retail accessible to all, and the store was designed to allow customers to have hands-on access to all products, allowing consumers to find solutions to improve the home, engage the senses, encourage play and more. Skyline joined the team during preconstruction and was able to provide the client with cost-saving alternatives, constructability reviews and coordination with the landlord’s contractor that was completing the exterior building renovations. The space feels open and inviting with its pinpoint lighting, multi-level displays, custom ceilings and signage, and mix of finish textures.

South Bay Construction

1711 Dell Ave., Campbell, CA 95008

Extending its services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, South Bay Construction is composed of an experienced team of talented professionals. It draws inspiration from decades of industry experience and employs a design-build approach. It offers its clients stellar value engineering and consistently secures long-term relationships with some of the area’s most notable household brands. 

South Bay’s portfolio displays a wide range of project types, including commercial structures as well as education, healthcare, and hospitality facilities. It also manages several mixed-use, residential, tenant improvement, and retail projects.  

The depicted project spans over 127,000 square feet and is located in the heart of Santa Clara. For this project, the firm’s team was tasked with its preconstruction and construction, which resulted in seven high-end buildings which house Whole Foods, top restaurants, and shops.