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Dormitories and apartments serve as university students’ home away from home. This affordable housing provides students the benefit of living comfortably on or off-campus. Shared accommodation allows both local and international students to mingle and form a healthy community. As many student houses today welcome younger residents, most of these follow a youthful design trend.

Building and remodeling student houses require the expertise of builders well-versed in constructing shared spaces. We heavily weighed the accreditation and certifications, professional affiliations, and recognition each firm has received in the form of industry awards and press. We also took into account their years in the industry, client reviews, and range of services offered. For a student accommodation that is designed with the utmost care for client visions and impeccable industry standards, get in touch with the best student housing contractors in the US.

If you are thinking about remodeling student houses, we recommend checking each builder’s license with the local licensing board, speaking to past clients, and using our bidding system to get competitive quotes from at least 3 contractors. Getting multiple bids is the best way to ensure you get a fair price and that bids include the complete scope of work.

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J.T. Harrison Construction

5870 Charlie Shirley Rd., Northport, AL 35473

J.T. Harrison Construction is a full-service company working throughout Northport and nearby cities. It is among Alabama’s leading commercial construction companies with over two decades of service. The team, led by Tim Harrison, uses its vast field expertise to serve clients with projects built with preciseness, innovation, and integrity.

Its clients have praised the company’s transparency and efficiency with its projects. This is reflected in its works as well. J.T. Harrison Construction is well-versed in constructing student accommodations including sorority and fraternity houses. Among these great halls is the University of Alabama Theta Chi Fraternity House. Other projects in its portfolio include retail/commercial spaces, multi-residential homes, industrial, healthcare, and religious structures.


Cornerstone General Contractors

4040 B St. Suite #200, Anchorage, AK 99503

Cornerstone General Contractors is a full-service construction company serving cities in the state of Alaska. Its work includes pre-development through post-construction maintenance. Cornerstone has built a strong reputation for being a reliable and innovative company. Its commitment since 1993 is to provide quality projects for its clients.

The firm specializes in building spaces in sensitive environments and has been able to work while reducing the disruptive nature of construction. Its quality craftsmanship integrating time-tested designs result in exceptional works. Because of its careful planning, the firm has won a handful of industry awards, including 1st place in the Associated General Contractor’s of America Safety Excellence Awards for two consecutive years.

Cornerstone has completed projects from education, healthcare, industrial, and housing market. One of its notable student housing projects is the AVTEC Dormitory. Cornerstone worked in collaboration with Nvision Architecture to complete the 35,000-square-foot project for Alaska’s Institute of Technology. It features a 120-bedroom space with single and double-occupancy options. Innovative modular construction methods were applied in the construction of the dormitory. This allowed the team to build the majority of the structure in a modular off-site area. Its controlled environment made way for a more efficient work which lessened the general project costs.


Hardison/Downey Construction, Inc.

1707 E Highland Ave. Suite #125, Phoenix, AZ 85016

Since opening its doors in 1985, Hardison/Downey Construction has provided more than construction services. It has shaped communities with projects that promote academic, economic, and wellness growth. The firm specializes in constructing unique buildings including data centers, offices, higher education, student housing, banking, retail, and more.

Bringing with him over two decades of construction knowledge, Justin Newman joined Hardison/Downey Construction, sharing with its team his diverse background. AZ Big Media recently included Newman among its list of AZ Business Leaders of 2020.

Hardison/Downey had the opportunity of building the Honors College at Northern Arizona University, completed in August 2018. This project represents their 12th project for student housing developer American Campus Communities, and their 4th specifically at NAU. The project consists of approximately 172,018 SF of residential student housing, 19,755 SF of classrooms and staff offices, and 12,882 SF of amenity space. The building housing 636 student beds, and amenities include a fitness room, lounges, study rooms, laundry rooms, and a large community space with an indoor/outdoor fireplace.


CDI Contractors

3000 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock, AR 72202

CDI Contractors is a leading commercial company in Arkansas with a comprehensive list of projects in over 29 states. The firm’s systemized process ensures that the design, construction, and project quality meet client satisfaction. These are possible under the firm leadership of Lloyd Garrison. He is joined by a team of seasoned construction experts handling respective departments. CDI Contractors is a member of associations like ABC, AGC, American Institute of Architects (AIA), and US Green Building Council (USGBC). Sustainability is one of CDI’s core practices. The firm believes its environmental responsibility to create spaces that benefit both its users and the environment.

Among its list of Higher Education projects are student social organization houses. One of CDI’s sorority house projects is the University of Arkansas’ Phi Mu Sorority House. One of the main challenges of building the 30,816-square-foot home is budget. When the architects laid out the design, it unexpectedly went beyond the client’s budget. CDI’s team responded with construction solutions that will efficiently build the structure without compromising the budget allocated. Its exterior features include the Palladian-style stairs meeting at the two-story-high entrance hall.



555 First St., San Fernando, CA 91340

Brothers Doug, Greg, and Jeff Bernards co-founded the nationally recognized firm in 1974. These equally-established leaders have produced many commercial projects that helped build California. From academic institutions to senior living facilities, Bernards is a mainstay in a lot of sectors Greg Simons, company president, helps its founders to manage the team. He handles the firm’s planning, developing, and implementing processes.

Bernards is an award-winning firm with press features from BD+C Magazine and San Fernando Business Journal. Bernards is also a member of the DBIA, NAHB, AIA, USGBC, and American Subcontractors Association.

One of its award-winning projects is California State University’s Bakersfield student housing. The newly-built 326,700-square-foot residential space is home to both local and international students. It consists of 113 shared suites and can accommodate around 512 students. The student housing is built to meet Gold LEED standards which meant it is built with advanced sustainability features. These include windows and that maximize natural lighting and ventilation, use of energy-efficient light fixtures, and the use of solar hot water panels to reduce energy costs. It is also recognized with San Joaquin Valley Blueprint Awards for a Residential Development Project, DBIA Design-Build Award.


Saunders Construction

86 Inverness Place N., Englewood, CO 80112

Saunders Construction is an employee-owned corporation headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, primarily performing work in the Rocky Mountain region. Founded in 1972, Saunders Construction provides integrated construction management, general contracting (CM/GC) and commercial real estate development services to a variety of market types. Ranked as one of the largest contractors in Colorado, Saunders has over 550 employees and a 2018 revenue of $619 million.

Saunders is also dedicated to corporate social responsibility (CSR). CSR at Saunders recognizes that investing in our people, focusing on safety, improving business processes and reducing environmental impact adds value to the industry. Anyone can build yet to build something great and cost-competitive is something not all builders can commit to. Because of its industry contributions, it is among the most respected builders in the Rocky Mountian region.

Saunders Construction was entrusted with the responsibility of building the new student residence hall, Maple Hall at the Colorado School of Mines. The firm provided strategy development, planning, construction, and sustained operations while TreanorHL provided the architectural design. It welcomes freshmen with 291 beds, two courtyards, five social lounges, nine study rooms, a community kitchen/program center, bike/ski storage room, and ADA suites. Saunders’ intensive construction work earned the Maple Hall a LEED Siler Certification.


KBE Building

76 Batterson Park Rd., Farmington, CT 06032

KBE Building is a full-service construction company serving the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. It is recognized as the most awarded construction firms in the US. KBE is led by Mike Kolakowski, Eric Brown, and Simon Etzel, three long-time senior managers who acquired the business in 2007. Before becoming the leaders of the renowned firm, it started serving construction needs in 1959.

KBE Building has built a handful of residential halls from Connecticut all the way to Virginia. The University of Connecticut Garrigus Suites Residence Hall is a perfect example of this. KBE built the residential hall in under 12 months and ahead of schedule. The construction pushed through even with severe weather conditions. To do this, KBE utilized a precast structure incorporating bearing walls, shear walls, and floor planks. These are all fabricated under a controlled environment facility with stringent quality control. The 138,000-square-foot hall features a 45-bed capacity.


CBG Building Company

12200 Tech Rd. Suite #300, Silver Spring, MD 20904

CBG Building Company is a multi-state firm offering pre-construction, construction, and sustainable solutions. It is fueled by a strong commitment to persistently deliver the client’s needs. Its long list of industry awards is a reflection of the quality of work and dedication the company provides. CBG’s award-winning service is recognized among economy partners from coast to coast.

The One Easton is a newly-built student housing community just a short walk from the University of Delaware. One Easton features five-story buildings with a 220-bed capacity over a one-story 75-space parking garage. It also features amenities like a fitness center, a kitchen area, pavilions, and a game room. Students can enjoy a variety of games like ping pong, virtual bowling, pool, and a large clubroom.


Mad Dog Construction

1203 Miccosukee Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308

Mad Dog Construction is a Tallahassee-based construction company. In its early years, the team focused on designing and building energy-efficient homes. Later on, it expanded its service to provide construction management for commercial markets like retail, multi-family housing, student housing, office, and more. For more than four decades, Mad Dog Construction has been one of Tallahassee’s leading construction provider. It has built a strong reputation through the team’s thoroughness, integrity, and responsiveness.

Listed under its student housing projects is the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House at the Florida State University. The grand chapter house can accommodate 48 students as well as hold gatherings and events for the fraternity. Mad Dog Construction completed the $3.7M-contract project in 15 months.


New South Construction

1180 W Peachtree St. NW, Suite #700, Atlanta, GA 30309

Great workmanship and passion are among the key values that New South Construction believes in. Since its establishment in 1990, it has served many distinguished companies from a diverse range of industries. Some of these include Georgia State University, Coca-Cola, Comcast, Hyatt, and more. The firm received five 2019 AGC Build Georgia Awards, three 2019 ENR Southeast Best Projects Award, Atlanta Magazine’s Atlanta 500 list, and Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2019 Top Commercial Contractors List.

New South Construction is not only adept in new construction, but it has also displayed its expertise in renovation in many of its projects. Among these is the LEED Gold-certified extensive renovation of the Glen & Tower residence hall at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The residence halls which were built in the 1940s needed a major update including mechanical, plumbing, electrical, HVAC systems, student areas, lounges, kitchen, and dorm rooms. In addition, New South Construction’s work also included structural shoring, waterproofing, MEPS infrastructure, and site improvements.


Layton Construction

707 Richards St. Suite PH-1A, Honolulu, HI 96813

When talking about the complex and extensive process of construction, Layton Construction is among the top firms in this field. Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial contractor with proven experience in virtually every industry, including healthcare, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution, education, office, industrial, detention, tenant improvement, and public facilities. Layton specializes in construction management, design-build construction and general contracting. Headquartered in Utah, Layton is a member of the STO Building Group family of companies and also has regional offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, and Tennessee.

Throughout its history, multiple industry associations have recognized the exquisite work it has contributed to the construction industry. Layton is a leader in the construction industry with services like design/build, virtual construction, deconstruction, self-perform concrete, and more.

Located at Brigham Young University–Hawaii is this 142,000-square-foot student housing. During its preconstruction stage, Layton collaborated with the design team and project owners to ensure that the project will meet requirements, schedule, and stay within budget. It consists of three single-student dormitory units and one single-student apartment units. Layton’s long procurement processes along with Hawaii’s tropical weather came as an advantage for the team. It minimized construction risks resulting in a more collaborative and efficient team.


Ormond Builders

1088 N Skyline Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83402

From its humble beginnings in 1980, Ormond Builders is now one of the leading design/build construction providers in the region. Over 350 of its projects serve as an accurate representation of Ormond’s capabilities. Clients can assure that the firm delivers, regardless of the scope and size of the project. The United States Senate, Idaho National Library, Snake River School District, and more have expressed their appreciation and praise for Ormond’s world-class work.

Ormond Builders’ large project compilations include sectors like healthcare, justice, government, commercial, and student housing facilities. Among Brigham Young University’s list of available student housing is the residence hall in Rexburg.


Broeren Russo Builders, Inc.

602 N Country Fair Dr. Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821

Broeren Russo Builders, Inc.’s roots started with Stuart Broeren and John Russo. Broeren and Russo founded the company in 1977 to provide Illinois residents with premium-quality construction. More than clients, Broeren Russo Builders value the business friendships it has cultivated.

Featured is the Suites at Third luxury student apartment. In partnership with the American Campus Communities, Broeren Russo built the student housing located in the heart of Campustown. The state of the art building can accommodate 251 students seeking to find a home near universities. It took Broeren Russo Builders a total of 17 months to complete the 136,000-square-foot facility.


Continental Building Co.

150 E Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215

Continental Building Co. is a culmination of Josh Corna’s 25-year industry wisdom. CBC started as a real estate company and has evolved over the years, broadening its areas of expertise to include development and construction. Its history of working with national developers and clients has helped the firm build its impressive portfolio. It has spent more than three decades shaping and founding some of the country’s leading industry projects. Continental Building Co. covers a majority of construction work from pre-development to sustainability building.

Continental Building Co.’s student housing projects are seen among universities in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and more. Included in its Indiana-based projects is the University Edge student housing for the Notre Dame University. It has a total of 252,000 square feet of the residential building, clubhouse, fitness center, and pool.


Opus Group

1860 NW 118th St. Suite #250, Clive, IA 50325

Develop, Design, and Build are among Opus Group’s exceptional services. With regional offices, the firm is able to perform its services in different areas for a wide range of market sectors. Its award-winning team and works have also appeared on the pages of Twin Cities Business Magazine,, and the Minnesota Business Magazine. Opus Group is guided by four leaders: Tim Murnane, Dave Menke, Dave Bangasser, and Ed Gschneider. Each leader shares an equally important role in leading the different departments of the company.

One of Opus Group’s recent projects is The Union located on Lincoln Way’s prime location near Iowa State University. The new student housing is a joint partnership of Opus Group, EdR, and River Caddis Development. It features five levels of wood-frame student housing apartments with a concrete podium with retail and amenity space on the ground floor. It offers students with 157 apartment units with single to four-capacity occupancy. Its accessible location is a great way to enjoy the convenience of living near the University as well as the comforts of modern living. This is the third student housing that the Opus Group has built in Ames, IA.


Simpson Construction

567 W Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS 67213

For the past 60 years, Simpson Construction has continued to strengthen its construction stability. Today, it is led by the third-generation leader Bob Simpson and fourth-generation builder Jared Simpson. The majority of the firm’s expertise comes from its broad list of clients from different sectors. These experiences combined with its passion to serve continues to bring Simpson Construction success.

Simpson Construction displayed its adeptness in construction when given the Newman University student housing project. With only 11 months to work, Simpson worked closely with its architects and engineers to complete the building accurately. The 67,000-square-foot student housing offers students with 229 beds and basic needs like a kitchen and laundry area. The AGC has repeatedly recognized Simpson Construction with Excellence and Honor for Design-Build Awards.


Trace Creek

127 Market St. Suite #200, Vanceburg, KY 41179

Trace Creek was established in Sam Howard’s basement in 1993. Today, the firm is honored to serve clients and repeat clients with outstanding workmanship. Over three decades of construction experience have given Howard a discerning eye when it came to building Trace Creek’s team. The construction management skills demonstrated by its team paid off; Trace Creek has progressed into one of Northern Kentucky’s leading commercial and industrial construction provider.

Trace Creek’s experience in construction spans from healthcare to education construction. Under the list of academic projects is student housing. The firm has completed many housing projects for the Ramey Estep Organization. In collaboration with CMW, Inc. architects, Trace Creek completed the Ramey Estep Cottages.



15 Franklin St., Portland, ME 04101

Consigli is a fourth-generation construction company based in Boston with offices in New York, Connecticut, Washington, and Maine. Led by Matthew and Anthony Consigli, the firm encourages a culture of teamwork and a strong work ethic. Consigli showed its expertise when it constructed the Campus Avenue Student Housing at Bates College. Consigli worked with Ann Beha Architects, Inc. to complete the project. Mainebiz recognized the Campus Avenue student housing as one of Maine’s Largest Construction Projects.

The firm’s award-winning service is sought by a majority of its industry partners. Some of its recognitions include historic preservation awards, contractor of the year awards, and over 200 project-related awards. These projects are made possible by Consigli’s skilled team who offers clients a full range of pre-construction and maintenance services. Consigli’s portfolio includes sectors from landmark restoration to interior works.


CBG Building Company

12200 Tech Rd. Suite #300, Silver Spring, MD 20904

CBG Building Company is a multi-state firm offering vast services from pre-construction to sustainable solutions. It is fueled by a strong commitment to persistently deliver the client’s needs. Its long list of industry awards is a reflection of the quality of work and dedication to service the company provides. Its award-winning service is recognized among economy partners from coast to coast.

Landmark College Park is an award-winning project, earning the 2016 Great American Living Award, 2016 Gold Nugget Award, and the 2016 ABC Excellence in Construction Award. This student housing community is located in College Park is built adjacent to the University of Maryland. It features a six-story building consisting of 283 units that can accommodate 843 students. This LEED Gold-certified living space also houses amenities like a fitness room, yoga studio, multiple study areas, tanning salon, media room, and more that students can enjoy.


Turner Construction

2 Seaport Ln. Suite #200, Boston, MA

Turner Construction is synonymous with construction prowess and influence. One hundred sixteen years ago, Henry Turner established the company to address the growing demand for quality construction in diverse market sectors. Today, the firm is led by Peter Davoren. He has been with Turner for more than 40 years, and his acquired experience in the field partnered with his knowledge in construction has allowed him to lead the team to greater heights.

Turner is a renowned builder for commercial projects. Engineering News-Record, Sourcebook, and Advisory HQ have given the firm countless recognition for its sustainable commercial buildings. When it comes to the academic sector, dormitories are among Turner’s leading projects. The firm has completed student housing projects in Virginia, Ohio, Canda, and more. In Massachusetts, one of its dormitories includes the Dunster House Renewal for Harvard University. Turner provided renewal work to preserve the building’s classic architecture and update more than 300 rooms for its undergraduate students.


Wolverine Building Group

4045 Barden Dr. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Wolverine Building Group is a Michigan-based full-service construction firm. The firm believes in simultaneously creating projects that will develop the economy and help communities grow. To serve high-quality projects with commitment and integrity are among its core objectives. Aaron Jonker and Curt Mulder serve as Wolverine Building Group’s co-owners and presidents. For more than 80 years, Wolverine Building Group has been the companions of businesses seeking to build strong connections and structures in Michigan.

When it comes to student housing projects, Wolverine Building Group found a way to infuse luxury with dormitories. Evolve Apartments is a perfect example of this. Its panoramic views highlight the apartment’s high-end design. Wolverine Building Group built the 15-acre apartment complex near the Grand Valley State University. The apartment is equipped with 600 beds, with amenities like a clubhouse, pool, common areas, barbecue area, fire pit, grills, and basketball/volleyball courts.



700 Meadow Lane North, Minneapolis, MN 55422

Dan Johnson brings over 30 years of construction expertise to Mortenson’s diverse team. Under his careful eye and strategic planning, Mortenson was able to build breathtaking structures. Mortenson’s broad range of services enables it to offer clients high-performing projects that prove its capability in construction.

One of Mortenson’s notable academic project is the University of Minnesota’s 17th Avenue Student Residence Hall. The $54M project consists of 230,000 square feet of residential space. It holds 600 beds for single and double occupancy that students can choose from. Aside from the normal residence hall, three greek chapter houses are built to enhance fraternity and sorority experience. Mortenson’s expertise in construction does not go unnoticed. The firm has been given Awards of Excellence from the NAIOP, DBIA, Master Builders of Iowa, and the USGBC.


Roy Anderson Corp. Contractors

11400 Reichold Rd., Gulfport, MS 39503

In 1955, Roy Anderson Jr. founded Roy Anderson Corp. Throughout the years, the firm not only expanded its resources and areas of expertise, but it expanded across market sectors as well. Today the company builds a broad range of spaces, including retail, cultural, and religious structures.

Safety is one of the firm’s priorities, and the safety awards it has won in recent years proved that that priority isn’t just empty rhetoric. The team has won the National Safety Award from the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) as well the National Excellence in Construction award from ABC. It has also won Build Mississippi Awards from the Associated General Contractors.

One of Roy Anderson Corp. Construction’s recent work is the Mississipi State University South Residence Halls. The 128,000-square-foot residence is located adjacent to three existing residence halls. It features shared accommodations for 350 students complete with bathroom, wireless internet connection, study rooms, individual temperature controls, and card-reader locks.


E.M. Harris Construction

2600 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103

E.M. Mike Harris founded E.M. Harris Construction in 1989. He has been involved in the construction business all his life which led him to start his own company. With its exceptional team, E.M. Harris Construction has completed over 175 projects in a variety of sectors it serves. It offers clients services from general construction to historic preservation which earned it two National Trust for Historic Preservation/HUD Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation. In addition to its preservation awards, two of its multi-residential projects became finalists for the AGC Keystone Awards.

E.M. Harris Construction led the development of the Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity House in Rolla, Missouri. The three-story building consists of 31 bedrooms, a library, study rooms, lounges, kitchen, dining room, and game room. Additional amenities include a built-in bar with brass foot rails.


Jackson Contractor Group

5800 Hwy. 93, Missoula, MT 59804

Doug Jackson started Jackson Contractor Group in 2000. Change is inevitable, and Jackson Contractor Group can attest to that. From a single-desk warehouse office with Doug and his dog, Maggie, it now has 200+ employees and offices in Montana and Washington. Its divisions allow the firm to provide services in Montana, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, and North Dakota. For the last 18 years, Jackson has worked through growing Jackson Contractor Group’s clientele. Aside from the full-service it offers, Jackson Contracting Group also practices sustainability and safety building as a USGBC accredited professional.

Jackson Contractor Group has completed a number of residential and multi-residential spaces. Under this category, clients can check the student housing it completed for the Montana State University. Gallatin Hall is a 26,000-square-foot residence hall completed in July 2013. It features 74 private student suites, common areas, kitchenettes, and study rooms. The company completed the project in 12 months. Aside from its efficient building capabilities, Jackson Contractor Group provided this project with LEAN building practices meeting the LEED Gold Certification standards.


Sampson Construction

5825 S 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68512

Sampson Construction is a design-build firm based in Lincoln that has been offering construction services since 1952. The firm specializes in building schools, car dealerships, hospitals, religious facilities, and hotels. Its admirable craftsmanship was awarded the 2018 AGC Build Nebraska Awards. Throughout the years, construction trends and styles may change but Sampson’s values and passion remain the same.

Whether a project requires new construction or renovation, Sampson Construction’s well-equipped team competently delivers. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln sought the expertise of the firm for the construction of the 376,000-square-foot University and Eastside Suites. The new complex offers additional 1,034 beds and provides students with campus accessibility while experiencing the comforts of a home.


Neeser Construction, Inc.

2501 Blueberry Rd., Anchorage, AK 99503

Neeser Construction, Inc. is a multi-state construction company with projects ranging from retail outlets to residential spaces. 40 years in the industry has built a solid reputation for Neeser Construction as a trusted construction provider. It is an award-winning construction company with Awards of Excellence from the AGC and press mentions from The Alaska Contractor and Alaska Journal of Commerce. Aside from general construction services, the firm also covers real estate development for residential and commercial spaces.

One of Neeser’s largest projects is the construction of the Wolf Run East Student Housing in Reno. It consists of seven three-story buildings built on 4.15 acres of land. Students have the liberty to choose from 21 three-bedroom units, 63 two-bedroom units and 21 one-bedroom units totaling 210 units. A notable feature of the building is its ADA accessible apartments. It consists of 2 one-bedroom and 5 two-bedroom apartments totaling 14 ADA accessible apartments.



400 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret, NJ 07008

Skanska gracefully blends its expertise in different fields into one master project from offices, schools, homes, and commercial partnership projects. The firm incorporates green building practices in its projects to provide a more sustainable solution to environmental problems such as energy consumption. The firm’s growth since its establishment in 1887 is unstoppable, serving the majority of North America and Europe with top of the line projects.

One of Skanska’s notable projects is the Richard Stockton College student housing project. This complex features 165,000 square feet of a residential suite. It can accommodate 390 students complete with kitchen, living, and bathroom facilities. Students participated in the focus group discussion for the design of the housing project.


Bradbury Stamm Construction

7110 2nd St. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

Bradbury Stamm Construction is one of New Mexico’s top construction providers since 1923. By giving clients quality construction at a fair pricing and efficient manner, it has gained industry trust. Being able to work in different states says a lot about how Duane Schulz, Cynthia Schulz, and Dennis Towne employ a balanced individual approach in managing its team.

The firm is a member of the USGBC (LEED AP), AGC of New Mexico, ABC, and NAIOP. Bradbury Stamm’s expertise is not limited to offering its services and capabilities in New Mexico. Partnered with its topnotch services, the firm can provide clients with remarkable projects.

Among its award-winning projects is the ENMU Guadalupe Hall Dormitory. The 72,324-square-foot LEED-certified student housing features 154 shared units. It also has a laundry room, gathering area with a centrally located fireplace, and heat and air-conditioning system tied with a campus-wide looped system that can be monitored from anywhere on the campus.


Hueber-Breuer Construction

148 Berwyn Ave., Syracuse, NY 13210

Hueber-Breuer Construction’s history in the industry dates back to 1872 when it started. It continues to be the leading family-owned construction firm in Central New York. Today, Hueber-Breuer Construction is under the direction of its fifth and sixth-generation leaders. In the last five years, the firm has won notable awards from the AGC of New York, American Concrete Institute, and Engineering News-Record.

Everything about this student housing project screams convenient and comfortable. The 505 on Walnut is a $35M contract of the Hueber-Breuer completed in 2018. The firm had to demolish an existing building before it could start on constructing the 220,000-square-foot residential and commercial complex. The new building houses apartment units, Peaks Coffee, offices, and a concealed parking space. The 505 on Walnut offers 363 bedrooms with a personal bathroom. While Hueber-Breuer provided demolition and new construction services, Erdy McHenry Architecture, LLC designed the complex. It is the winner of the 2018 American Concrete Institute Bronze Award.


Balfour Beatty

1930 Camden Rd. Suite #280, Charlotte, NC 28203

Brian Cahill leads the pool of professionals at Balfour Beatty. His 30 years of unmatched experience in the construction industry and strong leadership skills have brought the firm numerous projects and acknowledgments. Balfour Beatty constructs structures and buildings that enhance people’s lives and improve communities. With offices in North Carolina and nine other states, its projects reach a multitude of industry sectors needing services in construction management, design-build, integrated project delivery, general contracting, and more.

In 2014, Balfour Beatty completed the Wolf Ridge Apartments at Centennial for the North Carolina State University. The six-building project is located near the east side of the Oval at the Centennial Campus. The residence features a suite-style two, three and four-bedroom apartments totaling in 1,150 beds and a 20,000-square-foot, 400-seat dining facility. It also includes a fitness center, a bookstore, a lounge, and common areas. The Wolf Ridge Apartments was the first residence hall built on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus and the first building to receive a LEED Silver Certification.



200 45th St. S, Fargo, ND 58103

With what started as passion for construction, Jim Roers found that construction turned into a lifetime career helping build communities. Jim founded Roers Construction in 1976. Over the decades Jim dedicated his time to expanding the firm’s service from development to construction and property management. The firm ended up designing and building some of the region’s most beloved structures.

One of Roers’ notable projects is the U32 Apartments located near the North Dakota State University campus. Roers provided the project with Design-Build service and built the student housing in two phases. For phase one, the company constructed the structure and underground parking. It consists of one-, two-, three- or four bedroom fully-furnished apartment units. Other amenities include wellness/fitness center, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, volleyball, and more. Phase two of the project consisted of adding amenities to the complex including a yoga studio, game room, and multiple study spaces.


Marous Brothers

1702 Joseph Lloyd Pkwy., Willoughby, OH 44094

Marous Brothers started in 1980 as a residential company until it first landed its commercial project by the end of the decade. Since then, the firm has honed its skills in providing services for its commercial and residential clients. Adelbert, Scott, and Ken Marous are brothers who pioneered the establishment of the construction firm. Each leader’s equally rich construction wisdom has guided the firm into becoming one of the best in the industry. Marous Brothers is an active member of industry-trusted associations such as the USGBC, DBIA, Green Building of America, AIA, and NAIOP.

Aside from the firm’s new construction services, it also displays its expertise in historic preservation through projects like the University Tower Apartments for the Famicos Foundation. Marous Brothers renovated the 103,609-square-foot structure totaling nine stories and 113 apartment units. The firm completed the project in only 12 months and utilized both state and federal historic tax credits, coupled with low-income tax credit financing. This particular project won the firm the AIA Cleveland Restoration Society Preservation Award and the Heritage Ohio Best Residential Rehabilitation Project Award.


Timberlake Construction

7613 N Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Timberlake Construction, an award-winning firm, has been one of Oklahoma’s leading construction companies since 1976. Dave Timberlake established Timberlake Construction to give Oklahoma City state-of-the-art construction services. Today, Bryan Timberlake leads Timberlake Construction’s team. Bryan grew up witnessing his father run the company with passion and skill that he inherited. Having worked in various company roles has equipped Bryan to lead the company into creating bigger things. A few of the recognitions of the firm include the 2019 & 2018 AGC Safety Excellence and 2018 & 2017 AGCOK Build Oklahoma Award.

Timberlake Construction has built over 30 projects for the education market. The OU Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity House falls under this category. The firm completed the project in partnership with Krittenbrink Architecture, LLC for the South College Foundation. The new building is a strong representation of the long history of the Phi Gamma Delta at the University of Oklahoma. Its design closely mirrors the well-connected fraternity roots and traditions while keeping it modern and comfortable for new students.


Fortis Construction

1705 SW Taylor St. Suite #200, Portland, OR 97205

Fortis Construction is an internationally-recognized construction firm with services all over the US, Europe, and Asia. Its edge among other firms lies in its forward-thinking solutions. As a USGBC partner, Fortis’s associates are LEED-Accredited Professionals that guide clients in choosing green building options.

With a diverse portfolio of projects, there is little that Fortis has not built. Among its education projects are student housing facilities, a perfect example being the Oregon State University William Tebeau Residence Hall. It covers an area of 79,000-square-feet and welcomes students with a 350-bed capacity and health clinic.

In addition to being featured in the Oregon Business Magazine and the Portland Business Journal, Fortis Construction was also ranked in the latest Building Design + Construction and Engineering News-Record’s annual rankings.


Wohlsen Construction

200 North Third St. Suite #5B, Harrisburg, PA 17101

Wohlsen Construction is a leader in providing businesses with construction services for more than 140 years. Continuing to lead Wohlsen’s strategic initiative is Gary Langmuir. Since he became the firm’s president, Langmuir ensured that Wohlsen will continue to be recognized as among the best. It is an award-winning firm with press mentions from the Baltimore Business Journal and the Penn Business Journal.

Listed under Wohlsen Construction’s sustainability projects is the Franklin & Marshall new four-story dormitory. Robert A. M. Stern Architects, LLP provided the design for the new structure paying homage to the heritage of architect Charles Z. Klauder’s much-loved Georgian master plan and buildings.

The USGBC awarded this project with a LEED Silver Certification because of its green building features including rain gardens, energy recovery units in an HVAC system, use of local/regional building materials, FSC-certified wood, and material with high recycled content. Its excellent construction has won the ABC Awards of Excellence and Preservation Honor Award for New Construction from the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County.


Shawmut Construction

3 Davol Square, Suite A275, Providence, RI 02903

Named as one of the Fastest Growing and Innovative Companies by Providence Business News, Shawmut Construction continues this legacy through its projects. The firm specializes in a variety of work including commercial construction management, design-build, and sustainability work. It has appeared in numerous publications including California Homes Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, and more. These publications highlight the firm’s expertise when it comes to complex projects from California to Rhode Island.

Among Shawmut’s notable works are the Brown University’s Miller, Metcalf, and Andrews renovation. The firm partnered with CBT/Childs Bertman Tseckares Inc. to complete the 140,000-square-foot project in 7 months. Shawmut Construction provided Building Information Modeling (BIM) to maximize pre-construction coordination and improve efficiency.


Creative Builders, Inc.

200 East Broad St. Suite #150, Greenville, SC 29601

William H. McCauley II founded Creative Builders, Inc. in 1971. Since its inception, it has been firm on delivering projects with honesty and integrity. Creative Builders, Inc, is named as one of South Carolina’s Fastest-Growing Companies. It is a nationally recognized firm offering clients with general construction, design-build, and renovation work. Creative Builders has built countless commercial and residential projects that continue to build communities.

Among its community are student housing projects. A perfect example of this is the Furman North Village apartments near Furman University. Creative Builders’ team is well-versed when it comes to building multi-residential spaces.


Henry Carlson Construction

1205 West Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

The firm’s history began when Swedish Henry Carlson, Sr. settled in the United States in 1900. He worked in the construction industry as a laborer and stonemason. In 1919, Carlson, with the help of William Snitkey, established Carlson-Snitkey Construction. In 1924, he took ownership of the company as it transitioned to Henry Carlson Construction. The company experienced rapid growth by the 1930s and was considered among the largest commercial construction companies in South Dakota. Today, Henry Carlson Construction runs under the leadership of owner Henry “Chip” Carlson III, chairman Dave Derry, and president Jerry Fromm.

Henry Carlson Construction displayed its expertise in constructing various projects. One of them is the Student Union Dining Services Expansion for the South Dakota State University. It features the addition of 800 residential housing beds and an expanded kitchen and dining area. The dining area can now accommodate an additional 300 students.


Capstone Building Corp.

3415 Independence Dr., Birmingham, AL 35209

Capstone Building Corp. is an Alabama homegrown construction company. Jay Chapman initiated the company in 1997 and has since then been serving countless clients with construction and land development needs. Although it is in Alabama, the firm built a majority of its projects in Tennessee and other states.

Publications like the Charlotte Business Journal, Winston-Salem Journal, Triad Business Journal, and the Birmingham Business Journal have featured Capstone Building Corp. in the last few years. These magazines have highlighted the firm’s milestones from big projects to awards garnered.

Capstone Building Corp. is experienced when it comes to building student housing projects with over 50 projects throughout Alabama, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, and more. University of Alabama – Ridgecrest Residence Hall is an Alabama-based work, yet still reflective of the firm’s capabilities. Capstone worked with Architect Ward Scott Veron and Developer Allen O’Hara for the project. The firm completed a total of 248,406 square feet of student housing in 2007.


Big-D Construction

404 W 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Big-D’s industry experience spans over five decades of challenges and achievements. Big-D Construction became a respected and well-known name in the construction scene. Eventually, the firm is among the nation’s Top 100 Contractors. Publications like Utah Business Magazine, The Enterprise, Utah Construction & Design, and Enterprise Business Journal have featured the firm and its premium quality, LEED-certified projects.

Westminster College reached out to Big-D Construction for the development of a new student housing complex right in the heart of Sugarhouse. The new 87,500-square-foot complex will offer off-campus student housing, classrooms, restaurants, and shops. Students have the liberty to choose to live in private or shared units. Each unit has a bathroom, a kitchen, laundry machines, a cable TV, and WiFi. Because of its meticulous construction, the projects received the Residential/Hospitality Merit Award from Engineering News-Record and the Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Award.


Dew Construction

277 Blair Park Rd. Suite #130, Williston, VT 05495

Since 1997, Dew Construction has been a leading company in construction. Don Wells develops ownership and accountability in each of his team members. This enables the team to work closely with each project and guarantee its success. It has appeared in the Vermont Business Magazine, as well as on ENR’s annual contractor listings for its great industry reputation.

Dew Construction has worked with projects from healthcare facilities to sustainable buildings. An example of this is the Redstone Lofts, listed under its green building and higher education projects. It is a student housing complex located at the University of Vermont. The 167,000 square feet new multi-building apartment offers students a total of 403 bed-capacity. It has a mix of spacious studio, one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom loft-style apartments with amenities like game rooms, study rooms, lounges, fitness center, and an outdoor gathering area.


W. M. Jordan Company

11010 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA 23601

W. M. Jordan Company is a lauded construction firm with services across Virginia and North Carolina. For more than 60 years, W. M. Jordan has served countless excellent projects through its dedicated team of professionals. The firm builds for the future as reflected in its timeless projects spanning from corporate structures to student residence halls. Modern living has taken student housing by a storm as more and more communities prefer to give students the convenience of an on/off-campus housing with the first-class amenities.

One example of this is the VCU Gladding Residence Center. Clark Nexsen Architecture & Engineering and Ayers Saint Gross Architects + Planners provided the architectural design while W. M. Jordan provided its construction management at-risk services to complete the project.


The 12-story building features 371,000 square feet of high-end residential living space totaling 784 units for over 1,500 students. The Gladding Residence is in the heart of the Virginia Commonwealth University campus. Additional features of the residence center include a fitness center, mail and package rooms, office space for VCU Residence Life, and a separate flex space for VCU including a Conference Center.


Korsmo Construction

1940 East D St. Suite #300, Tacoma, WA 98421

Korsmo Construction is an award-winning construction company headed by John Korsmo and Greg Primm. Both leaders have guided their team to build with skill and efficiency. Since its inception in 1948, it has built its experience with commercial facilities for education, government, wellness, miscellaneous, and even tribal sectors.

Korsmo Construction, in collaboration with Pierce College and James Guerrero Architects, remodeled the Center for Global Scholars Student Housing. The building, originally built in 1956, received a renovation to accommodate international students. The firm’s commitment to excellence received numerous recognitions from the AGC of Washington, Washington Aggregates & Concrete Association, LEED Certifications, and more.


Choate Construction

8200 Roberts Dr. Suite #600, Atlanta, GA 30350

What began as a basement start-up now employs nearly 450 full-time professionals. W.M. Millard Choate founded the Choate Construction in 1989 and is pleased to be a 100% employee-owned company. Its strong work ethic continues to promote strategies that will further expand the company’s reach and motivate each professional to deliver great projects under the Choate name. Although it is a Georgia-based firm, it distributes its projects in different states including West Virginia.

One of its projects found in West Virginia is Judge Damon J. Keith Scholars Hall student housing. It is situated on the main campus green of the West Virginia State University between the student union and the campus quad. The 88-residential unit residence hall can house 291 students. Graduate students and research assistants can choose from 10 double-occupancy rooms of 78 single-occupancy rooms. The building highlights the large cast stone arch, decorative brick pavers, and a brass campus seal.


Miron Construction Co., Inc.

1471 McMahon Dr., Neenah, WI 54956

With over a hundred recognitions from respectable industry associations, Miron Construction is undeniably one of the leaders in the construction field. The family-owned firm is currently led by CEO and President David G. Voss, Jr., who has been with the firm since 1979. Miron has served as a partner of growing companies seeking a reliable construction company since 1918.

Besides its expertise in constructing hospitality and commercial facilities, Miron also excels in education projects such as student housing. The firm has built residence halls in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Michigan. The Suites Residence Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, for example, welcomes students with a 432-bed capacity, and is furnished with recreational, study, and community amenities. The design of the six-story building consists of suites that can accommodate two to four students each.


Van Ewing Construction

5650 Magnuson Blvd., Gillette, WY 82717

Van and Jody Ewing founded Van Ewing Construction in 1998. It is considered one of Northeast Wyoming’s leaders in Construction Management at Risk and Design-Build contractors. Since its inception, it’s professional’s work ethic revolves around providing unparalleled service. The firm is knowledgeable when it comes to constructing buildings for education, energy, government, industrial, medical, and even the sports markets.

Van Ewing Construction built a student housing project for the Gilette College found under its education sector. In collaboration with Klipps Architects, the firm served as the construction manager at risk for the 34,000-square-foot project. The first phase of this project was finished in 2009 while the second phase was completed in 2016 through the help of MOA Architects.

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