Since the 1930s, supermarkets have been the go-to stores for everyday needs. Food, laundry products, and even medicine can be found under one roof. These types of retail stores are classified into different types, with supermarkets bearing the middle ground. Groceries are smaller-scale supermarkets but generally provide similar products, while hypermarkets and warehouse supermarkets are a hybrid of a grocery, pharmacy, and any number and combination of other services. 

It’s absolutely essential to have good knowledge of how a supermarket operates before you begin to build. These stores are usually designed with certain layouts in mind, providing space for different types of visual details, product placements, aisle designs, and accessibility that guides consumers through a certain experience. A contractor experienced in building these kinds of stores is an absolute essential. An experienced contractor can provide insight into what to expect for the business’s future, on top of delivering you a high-functioning building ready to produce revenue on day one. Each state harbors different regulations and rules for supermarkets, so taking the time to find a local contractor familiar with the grocery scene in the state you hope to build in will almost certainly save you time, money, and stress.

If you are thinking about building a supermarket, 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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Doster Construction

2100 International Park Dr.,  Birmingham, AL 35243

Known for excellence and safety, Doster Construction puts its best foot forward on any given project. For over 50 years, Doster Construction has operated with dependability. Its experience includes residential and commercial projects, as well as universities, hospitals, and a memorial in Montgomery. Doster has also worked on three Publix supermarkets for Alabama. These projects range from 44,000 to 54,000 square feet. These efforts garnered Doster recognition from Modern Healthcare and Engineering News Record.

The award-winning firm has gone on to build strong company values and strong relationships with its clients. When not working on a project, Doster spends time and financial resources supporting humanitarian organizations.


Unit Company

620 East Whitney Rd., Anchorage, AK 99501

Unit Company is an Alaskan-based firm that specializes in completing construction projects that meet expectations in both quality and precision; they leave clients satisfied. The construction firm has operated since as far back as 1977 when it started as a design-build company for another corporation before becoming a full-fledged general contractor for its state. Unit Company has operated on various projects, which includes facilities and apartment complexes. For retail, Unit Company has worked on several Safeway stores and Walgreens pharmacies in Alaska, and for both construction and remodeling projects.

Unit Company has earned several awards from the Associated General Contractors of Alaska for its excellence in construction. The firm had also consistently appeared Alaska Business Monthly’s top 49er’s rank for over a decade.


Sigma Contracting

9019 E Bahia Dr. Suite #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sigma Contracting is among Arizona’s premier general contractors. Established in 1983, it has since expanded to offer turnkey construction services to clients across eight U.S. states. Led by Dan Hinkson and Jerry Petterson, the company has completed more than 800 projects in the commercial, industrial, corporate, and education markets, among others. It is also active in the industry as a member of NAIOP, AIA, and the Association for Construction Excellence. 

In Arizona, the firm has successfully forged relationships with repeat clients, including CVS Pharmacy, Circle K, and Kroger. Thanks to its expertise in construction, Sigma Contracting’s projects have received recognition and accolades from various industry organizations and publications. It has previously received the AZRE Red Award for Best Public Project, and was featured in AZ Big Media, Business Wire, and Scottsdale Independent. 


CDI Contractors

3000 Cantrell Rd., Little Rock, AR 72202

CDI Contractors emphasizes good communication and dedication to workplace safety. From cost estimation to the actual work, CDI Contractors has impressed clients and collaborators. David Porter of Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects praised the company for its work ethics and quality construction regarding the renovation of the Robinson Center, a 75-year-old structure. The firm offers in-house capabilities and commits to LEED standards. CDI Contractors is a member of several associations, including The Associated General Contractors of America Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Arkansas,  and the U.S. Green Building Council.

CDI’s impressive portfolio of various commercial projects shows off its work proficiency, including its Kroger supermarket projects at Little Rock and Bryant. The latter is a 124,000 square foot marketplace that includes a drive-thru pharmacy and a diesel fuel center.


W.L. Butler

1629 Main St., Redwood City, CA 94063

Will Butler spent W.L. Butler’s early years focusing on small scale projects. Through hard work, the company eventually grew following its first major retail project in 1986.

At present, W.L. Butler is still as dedicated to its craft as it was 40 years ago, treating every project with care and treating every client with courtesy and respect. And with such a dedicated team behind the firm’s success, there’s no question that the company has the means to meet and even exceed client expectations. Some of its projects earned recognition, like the Whole Foods Cold Storage project in Vernon. The 128,000-foot facility won a Gold Award from the LABJ Commercial Estate Awards for Best Industrial Project. In its home state, the company has worked on several Chavez Supermarkets and a Costco Wholesale warehouse in Monterey Park.

The firm is also an adamant supporter of sustainable building. W.L. Butler employs certified Green Associates and LEED APs. Just one more positive for this impressive Californian firm.


Mark Young Construction

7200 Miller Pl., Frederick, CO 80504

Mark Young Construction has worked with large retail clients like Walmart and Kroger for the past two decades. These million dollar projects range between 130,000 to over 160,000 square feet. One project, a King Soopers in Colorado, was given a Project of the Year Award by Brighton Economic Development Corporation back in 2013. This is just one of the many honors Mark Young Construction has received through the years.

The firm had its start in a small office in Fort Collins, Colorado. Back then it was operated by a small team of three people. Through dedication and hard work, the number of workers grew to over a hundred. To Mark Young Construction, every project is a passion project that they aim to complete with astute punctuality.  Today, the company serves over a dozen states and looks to serve even more in the years to come.


Fortunato Construction

99 Old Brickyard Ln. Suite #10, Berlin, CT 06037

Fortunato Construction Group is a proud partner of Aldi, one of the fastest growing retailers in America. As of October 2019, the firm has worked on more than 130 Aldi store projects in the northeast.

The firm works on commercial, restaurant, industrial and institutional projects, with retail being its main specialty. Its founder and president, Vince Fortunato, has stated that excellent customer service has led the firm to be hired by many repeat customers. Fortunato was honored in 2017 with a Developer of the Year Award, given by the Greater New Britain Chamber of Commerce for the company’s development in the town of Berlin which included “Ferndale Market Fresh” for a local grocer.


Corrado Construction Company

210 Marsh Ln., New Castle, DE 19720

With over 60 years of experience in the commercial construction industry, Corrado Construction Company has gone on to provide quality development services for this Mid-Atlantic state. Corrado even won Awards of Excellence from the Delaware Contractors Association and the ABC. The New Castle-based firm is owned by Joe Corrado, a third generation site contractor who grew up learning and working in the industry. That early involvement molded him into the successful leader he is today. Much of the praise directed at the firm highlights its consistent punctuality and attention to detail, despite obstacles that would’ve caused delays or worse.

In Dover, Corrado has built a WalMart Supercenter, covering an area of over 800,000 square feet. The store’s construction posed some challenges that the firm was able to overcome under time constraints. The firm finished within 8 months.


HGR Construction

499 Montgomery Pl., Altamonte Springs, FL 32714

Recognized as one of Florida’s best through the honor of being one of Florida’s Fast 100 and Golden 100 recipients in the past years, HGR Construction makes good on its reputation with speed and affordability. HGR Construction is a fully licensed contractor that serves the entire Southeast United States.

The company was founded back in 2003 by Darrin Griffin and Jim Rufrano. Griffin oversees company operations and manages the construction team and client/project expectations. Rufrano, on the other hand, oversees field activities, the budget, and overall project safety. In its first few years, it only had ten staff members at hand. Today, HGR Construction has over 100 qualified construction managers in its employment. The company has had experience working with known brands like Publix, Walgreens, and Walmart.


Benning Construction Company

4695 South Atlanta Rd., Atlanta, GA 30339

A family business that has thrived for over a century, Benning Construction Company’s legacy started with the sons of a sea captain-turned-bank president formed Benning Building Contractors in the 1920s. Decades later, the firm was incorporated by the son of a principal.  Presently, the employee-owned company has continued to maintain prominence through good ethics and an emphasis on safety, execution, and cost trends. Many clients have praised the firm for its engaging staff and dedication to its projects. In 2012, Benning was a finalist for Georgia Family Business of the Year by the Kennesaw State University.

The firm’s portfolio shows its familiarity in general construction, having worked on numerous known brands supermarket brands like Publix, WalMart, and Earth Fare.


Arisumi Brothers Inc

291 Dairy Rd., Kahului, HI 96732

Arisumi Brothers Inc., an experienced general contractor with commercial projects ranging from banks to heritage halls, is located on the beautiful island of Maui. Arisumi Brothers Inc. makes it its duty to assist its clients with all the requirements for their respective projects.

Its priority is to satisfy its clients with good cooperation and quality outputs. The firm is owned and handled by Tommy Arisumi, who has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. Its experience in supermarket projects can be traced to its construction of a Foodland store in Kehalani.


Engineered Structures, Inc. (ESI)

3330 E. Louise Dr. Suite #300, Meridian, ID 83642

Having worked with a plethora of popular brands, there’s no doubt that ESI is a contractor that’s worth any client’s attention. The Idaho-based firm is a committed construction firm that built many of the Treasure Valley’s most recognizable new buildings. Its expertise in the commercial construction industry allows the firm to put emphasis on quality and safety and gives it the flexibility needed to tackle any obstacle it may face.

ESI has provided services in and out of the state to Costco and Safeway. Through the years, the company has amassed several awards for its performance in the industry. These awards include two Alliant Build America Safety Awards and six Idaho Business Review Top Projects Awards.


Novak Construction 

3423 N. Drake Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Founded in 1980, Novak Construction was created around strong client relationships and all-around excellence.  In its 39 years, the Founder and his team have done exactly that.  With 85% repeat business and hallmark clients including Whole Foods Market, Jewel-Osco and Aldi, Novak has established itself as one of the best Supermarket GCs in America.  Novak’s grocery jewel is the 75,000 square foot Midwest flagship Whole Foods, a sparkling two-story urban achievement with a live green wall and unique food stations and wine/microbrew/coffee stations.  Additionally, Novak has built for national retailers, Walmart and Target, that include expansive grocery sections.


CPM Construction 

10053 North Hague Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46256

CPM Construction is an Indiana-based construction company that offers construction services that range from small restaurants to government offices. It operates with a hands-on approach in which precision is valued. The firm was founded in 1980 by Jerome Williams, a dedicated president who maintains a close relationship with his employees to ensure that it constantly operates at its peak.

Among its works is a Kroger store in Fishers that was built from the ground up. CPM Construction’s efforts were recognized by the Indianapolis Business Journal, naming the firm as one of the top general contractors in the area. CPM Construction was also presented with numerous awards, honors, and merits by ABC.


Hy-Vee Construction

5605 N.E. 22nd St., Des Moines, IA 50313

Hy-Vee Construction is a firm that was formerly known as Hy-Vee Weitz Company. As the name implies, it is related to the Hy-Vee supermarket chain, though the firm does more than just remodel retail groceries.

Hy-Vee is a full-fledged construction company that offers general construction, design/build construction, renovations, food processing, and temperature storage. Hy-Vee Construction works closely with its clients to understand their needs and specifications. It is especially committed to finishing projects on schedule, and on budget. 


Crane Construction

404 N US Hwy 71, Savannah, MO 64485

Originally a firm that primarily dealt with school-related construction, Crane Construction extended its services to retail a few decades after its founding in 1956. The company is run by David Crane, the third generation builder of his family who helped his father with the company operations before becoming president in 2000.

Crane Construction’s many retail projects can be found in and out of Missouri, including Kansas and Oklahoma. The firm has had a longstanding relationship with big brands like Walmart, Uptown and Price Chopper, and its dedication for retail groceries and supermarkets makes it one of the best firms to hire in the Midwest. One good example of Crane Construction’s work was a Walmart Neighborhood Market in Olathe.


Branscum Construction

90 Key Village Rd., Russell Springs, KY 42642

Branscum Construction is a seasoned construction firm that’s been in business since 1988. The firm is maintained by the Branscum family, under Stephen Branscum, who has become an industry leader in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Operating within the company are qualified experts dedicated to forming strong client relationships while maintaining good work ethics and integrity.

Safety is also given priority, as the company would make an effort for safety awareness. Branscum Construction is able to provide solutions for construction needs, whether it’s a job for general contracting, design/build, or construction management. The fruits of its labor can be seen in its portfolio where its numerous successful projects in Kentucky and Florida are listed. Such endeavors have earned Branscum Construction recognition from the industry. In 2011, the firm was awarded a Build Kentucky Award from the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky.


DonahueFavret Contractors

3030 East Causeway Approach, Mandeville, LA 70448

Serving the Greater New Orleans area is DonahueFavret Contractors, a Louisiana company that specializes in construction and design/build projects. The company had its start in 1979, established by Jack Donahue. Jack has a longstanding history with the construction industry, having worked for his father’s construction firm in his early years and having served as chairman of the ABC for Louisiana. Today, the company is led by son John Donahue as president and CEO. The leadership team includes Jack and his wife Maura Donahue, currently serving as chair of the US Chamber of Commerce, along with several key employees.

The company has worked on the construction of several retail supermarkets, including several Walmart Neighborhood Markets throughout south Louisiana. The markets averaged 43,000 square feet with an eight month completion. DonahueFavret Contractors is licensed throughout the Gulf South, where it has completed projects for some of the biggest names in retail.


Langford & Low

248 Warren Ave., Portland, ME 04103

Langford & Low is a passionate construction firm operating in Maine. It is owned by Gus Doughty and Dan Williams. The two have over 25 years of experience in the construction industry. Both manage the day to day business of the company, which has been operating for five decades. The firm’s leaders work closely and diligently with clients, earning their respect throughout the process.

The company also leans towards green building and will help clients create a sustainable design for any project. Besides the usual commercial construction, the firm is also experienced in historic restoration. Langford & Low has worked on a 35,000 square-foot Hannaford supermarket and pharmacy in Winthrop. The project had the firm working on almost everything, including excavation, construction, and landscaping.


Chesapeake Contracting Group

25 Main St. Suite #300, Reisterstown, MD 21136

Chesapeake Contracting Group has serviced the Old Line State for 40 years with extensive expertise in construction. In its early years, the firm focused on grocery projects. Later it expanded to other forms of retail and commercial buildings, and even a few residential projects.

Chesapeake keeps closely involved in every project, taking the time to develop good client relationships to ensure a satisfying finish for every commission. Besides garnering positive reviews from its clients, the firm has also received honors and awards such as the Award of Excellence from the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the ABC. One of the firm’s projects, Foundry Row, was featured in Tilt-Up Magazine.


Nei General Contracting

27 Pacella Park Dr. Randolph, MA 02368

Nei General Contracting is a construction company that has been in business for 21 years. It is a firm that’s been built with noble principles and strong partnerships that has garnered a decent client retention through the years. Nei is handled by Josef Rettman and Kevin Fish, two men with over 25 years of experience in the industry.

The two are committed to ensuring that the firm’s performance will always be at its best. Thanks to their leadership, Nei has gone on to be recognized as one of the best companies to work for by the National Association for Business Resources, along with winning a MassHousing General Contractor Award of Excellence in 2018. For supermarkets, Nei has worked on a Tropical Foods store that’s located in Roxbury. 


Gleeson Constructors

984 Livernois Road Troy, MI 48083

Servicing the Great Lakes State for nearly a hundred years is Gleeson Constructors, a construction company with high standards and broad experience in the industry. The company was founded all the way back in 1924 by Clarence Gleeson, the man who would build up the firm’s reputation through a series of successful project completions with the help of his eight sons. 

Today the accomplished third generation firm, is run by Clarence Gleeson’s grandson, Charles Gleeson II and Brad Baker, who continue its work with honorable principles, new construction methods, and an inclination for sustainable building. Whether it’s a small office remodel or larger scale supermarkets and pharmacies, Gleeson Constructors has it covered. The firm also involves itself in many community initiatives to enrich the lives of those in need. 



501 South Eighth St., Minneapolis, MN 55404

Kraus-Anderson strives to continue its 120 years of success through innovation and dedication. Originally called J.L. Robinson, the company involved itself in projects concerning Goodfellow’s Dry Goods Co. (known today as Target Corporation) and St. Thomas Hospital before the firm was sold to Matthew Kraus and Amos Anderson in 1929.

Despite the change in ownership, the firm continued to provide quality work and endured many market challenges by adapting to the changing trends of the industry.  Many of its recent projects consist of various restaurants and retail stores, including fire stations and a brewery. Kraus-Anderson maintains its commitment to its clients while promoting safety for its employees. With a continuous streak of success, its efforts have been repeatedly recognized by clients and peers alike.


Mike Rozier Construction

10474 Hwy. 82, East Greenwood, MS 38930

Mike Rozier Sr. founded his firm all the way back in 1976 in the town of Greenwood. Mike Rozier Construction thrived as a family business that works on integrity and teamwork, helping it grow into the company that it is today. The firm has a good understanding of what contributes to the success of any construction company. Besides having a strong business model, there is also the priority of taking care of both employees and clients.

Early projects mostly consisted of drive-in establishments. The firm would later expand its operations and worked on larger projects such as supermarkets, banks, and educational institutions. With a strong background in commercial retail and commercial development, Mike Rozier Construction is undeniably one of Mississippi’s most trustworthy firms.


Luke Draily Construction Company

75 NW Business Park Ln., Riverside, MO 64150

Luke Draily Construction is one of the fastest-growing companies in Missouri and has been providing for its home state and many others since 1997. Its founder, Bob Becker, believes that the best way to do business is to stand by what’s true, whether it’s about business with the clients or anyone at all. Its understanding of the business as a service industry has earned the firm solid client retention.

Using advanced methods for its projects, the firm has been able to complete projects quickly and efficiently and at affordable prices. The firm has been involved in all sorts of commercial and residential projects and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Ingram’s Magazine. In recent years, Ingram’s has ranked Luke Draily as one of the 100 fastest-growing companies in Kansas City. 


Walker Construction

270 Floss Flat Rd. Suite A, Belgrade, MT 59714

Walker Construction is a Montana-based firm that specializes in commercial construction, with buildings ranging from restaurants to facilities. 

The firm completed Heebs Grocery project, located in Bozeman, Montana. Walker Construction is comprised of a team that values the needs and wants of the client to secure a finish that would leave clients satisfied. The firm has won two Awards of Excellence in recent years for its work on the Ridge Athletic Club and The Golden Rule, the latter noted for historic preservation. The firm is also experienced in residential construction.


Allied Construction Services

708 N. Frontier Dr., Papillion, NE 68046 

Allied Construction operates on courtesy and professionalism. Every client the firm has is special; they want clients to be free of any concerns about the project, so they can focus on their own business while the firm focuses on whatever it was hired to do. The firm was founded by Robert Madox in Iowa in 1950.

Five years later, Madox would open other branches in Kansas and Nebraska. Allied’s experience ranges from small scale jobs to million dollar projects. The firm works efficiently under time pressure and is able to accomplish its tasks without compromising its workers’ safety. When it comes to supermarkets, the firm completed a Hy-Vee project in Omaha. 


Martin-Harris Construction

3030 S Highland Dr., Las Vegas, NV 89109

Martin-Harris Construction is a Nevada-based general contracting company established in 1973. It was founded by its CEO Frank Martin, who has four decades of construction experience under his belt. While leading the company, he has received the Pioneer Award from AGC, as well as the Legacy Award from NAIOP for his contributions to the industry. His excellence as a leader has allowed the company to expand its operations to other states, including Colorado, California, New Mexico, and Texas. 

In addition to offering outstanding construction services, the firm has received several awards from prestigious industry organizations. In the past, Martin-Harris Construction received Merit Awards from NAIOP, ranked in the Top 10 Southwest General Contractors list of Southwest Contractor Magazine, and was named Contractor of the Year by NAIOP and AGC. As a supermarket contractor, it has built a number of buildings for Walmart and the Marcello Marketplace. 

New Hampshire

TCD Construction

91 Hancock Rd. Suite #3, Peterborough, NH 03458

TCD Construction trusts the capability and professionalism of its team. The firm is comprised of a dedicated staff of experts that have worked on various projects comprised of commercial establishments, mostly groceries and pharmacies.

TCD Construction success can be attributed to its focus on efficiency and service quality One notable project was the Market Basket Supermarket in Hooksett. It is a 77,000 square foot project, its construction took place between a tough November winter and the summer of 2011. Its completion demonstrated the firm could adapt to any obstacle that came its way.

New Jersey

March Construction

601 Hamburg TPK., Wayne, NJ 07470

March Associates Construction continues to make waves throughout the northeast even after being in service for over three decades. The firm delivers consistent high-quality work for its clients, thanks to the leadership of Lou March and Todd Laubach. Its reputation has secured it a client base of brands like Stop and Shop and Walmart. 

The firm has built dozens of these supermarkets throughout a number of states. March Construction also serves as a trustworthy turnkey general contractor who will procure permits and provide coordination so its clients won’t have to waste time or energy worrying. For all of these reasons March Construction’s been rated as one of the best companies to work for in its home state, and it has been ranked on ENR’s top 400 construction firms. For more information about March Construction, you can visit their website at

New Mexico

Bradbury Stamm

7110 2nd St., NW Albuquerque, NM 87107

Allow us to introduce Bradbury Stamm, a firm from Albuquerque that has operated for over a century within its state and Minnesota. Bradbury’s portfolio offers a diverse collection of large scale projects, including breweries, legal headquarters, laboratories, and supermarkets. Currently, the firm is led by Cynthia Schultz and Dennis Towne.

Schultz was honored by being chosen as a ranker of Top 40 under Forty lists from Engineering News-Record and NM Business Weekly. Towne, on the other hand, is a board member of several construction-related associations. He supervises each operation and provides support whenever he can. Cynthia and Dennis’s leadership led to the firm being voted as one of the top workplaces for the past five years.

New York

OCS Builders Group

420 Westbury Ave., Carle Place, NY 11514

OCS Builders Group serves the New York tri-state area with a variety of construction projects from small scale commercial buildings to large institutional structures. The firm was established in 1991 by the sons of James Fendt and Michael Nikolai, two men with a strong working relationship.

The result is a working environment that benefits clients through strong communication, and employees with good safety measures. They want to ensure every customer that they’re getting the best quality of service for their projects. The firm has done remodel work for the Stop & Shop Supermarket franchise, and has also completed work on numerous other retail stores and supermarkets.

North Dakota

TFPowers Construction

910 Sixth Ave., North Fargo, ND 58102

Near the start of the 20th century, Thomas Powers founded a North Dakotan firm that has improved life in the state through the many projects it has finished over the course of the past century. TFPowers Construction is one of the oldest construction companies still standing in the Flickertail State. As early as 1905, it has been involved with the construction of large structures such as a St. Luke’s Hospital and a Presbyterian Church. Decades later, the firm would go on to work on schools, banks, airports, and schools. 

Today, TF Powers is under the ownership and supervision of Justin Axness, who was honored with a 40 under 40 award by the Prairie Business Magazine who recognized Axness’s aptitude and excellence. TFPowers Construction is responsible for the construction of multiple groceries and supermarkets across the state.


Mosser Construction

122 South Wilson Ave., Fremont, OH 43420

Mosser Construction is one of Ohio’s oldest and most consistently ranked top contractors by ENR. It’s been involved in helping transform the northern part of the state’s communities as far back as 1948. The firm is proud of having built structures that have educated, assisted, and provided memories for a number of communities. One fun example is The Gemini, a double racing roller coaster that was built in 1978. Numerous other examples include university renovations, treatment plants, courthouses, and supermarkets.

Mosser Construction has a history of worker safety. The firm adheres to high standards, with superintendents being OSHA certified. Mosser has also been involved in many LEED certified projects that promote sustainability and the use of environment-friendly materials. The firm has also received numerous accolades from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America. These include Build Ohio and Move Ohio awards for building and remodeling excellence. 



833 S. East Ave., Columbus, KS 66725 

Crossland Construction Company works across America, earning recognition from Engineering News-Record as a consistent ranker in its statewide and nationwide lists. Ivan Crossland has been at the helm of the firm since 1977. Through his leadership and hard work, Ivan would see his company prosper, expanding its services and its reach to 35 states. Its portfolio covers several sectors that the firm has worked on, including treatment plants and pump-lift stations. The firm has worked on several projects in its near neighbor Oklahoma, including entertainment buildings and supermarkets in Broken Arrow and Tulsa.

Besides its rankings, the firm’s many other accolades include Awards of Excellence in Construction from the ABC for its several structures. The firm was also featured on the cover of Winter 2017’s Red Iron Quarterly.


Andersen Construction 

6712 N. Cutter Cir., Portland, OR 97217

There was a time when Andy Andersen worked in the industry with a truck for transportation and a debt for motivation. Fast forward to today and we can see that his hard work built this impressive Oregon-based firm. Andersen Construction is one of the largest general contractors in Portland and specializes in commercial, industrial, residential, and retail construction.

It’s been in business over 60 years, held strong its founder, and later his son, David. Andersen Construction provides great quality customer service and aims to be designated as the ‘Builder of Choice’ by clients. Such perseverance has earned the firm various awards from the industry, including National Awards and Excellence Awards for its work on several notable projects. When it comes to grocery stores, Anderson Construction completed a Safeway project that’s 41,800 square feet and LEED certified.


Rebcor Construction

900 Heritage Dr., Suite 925 Pottstown, PA 19464

Rebcor Construction is a firm dedicated to exceeding the expectations of its clients by conforming to high standards, both in terms of performance and integrity. The company was founded by John Files, who has headed the firm for nearly three decades. Rebcor Construction is comprised of skilled experts ready to take on any project.

The firm is as eager to build strong buildings as it is to build strong relationships with its clientele and partners. Clients have noted the firm’s professionalism despite environments that may seem restrictive or problematic for construction firms. Rebcor has been involved in the construction of many branded establishments, including Kroger and Shoprite.


Bowdoin Construction

220-1 Reservoir St., Needham Heights, MA 02494

Bowdoin Construction is a construction firm headquartered in Massachusetts. In its near 50 years of service, the firm has continuously delivered quality projects and customer service for its many clients. With longstanding leaders and professionals leading the team, clients need not worry about anything while their respective projects are being worked on.  The company has experience in academic, medical, commercial, residential, and retail structures. Many of its supermarkets and grocery projects can be found across New England.

Bowdoin Construction has a staff full of employees that are members of associations like the ABC, the National Safety Council, the United States Green Building Council, the Boston Society of Architects, and the International Council of Shopping Centers.

South Carolina

McCrory Construction

522 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201

McCrory Construction, a full-service contractor, has operated in South Carolina, for 101 years. Originally known as the John Heslep Company, the firm rebranded in 1960 under the new ownership of Marvin McCrory. Decades of his leadership propelled the company into one of the largest contractors in the state providing commercial, residential, and industrial services.

McCrory Construction specializes in preconstruction. Its devotion to the service means that clients will get the most precise estimates for the project, from deadlines to the budget. Its turnkey solutions also mean less fuss once the foundation is being laid down. McCrory’s continued service has seen the firm build over 3,000 successful projects through the years, with more than a hundred of those being Walmart Superstores and Publix Supermarkets.

South Dakota

Henry Carlson Construction 

1205 West Russell St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Much like its buildings, Henry Carlson Construction has stood the test of time. The construction firm has been in service since 1919, though its history goes back even further. Founder, Henry Carlson, Sr., began his journey through the industry in 1900. He honed his craft as a laborer and as a stonemason a few years before forming the firm with William Snitkey. At the time of its founding, the firm was known as Carlson-Snitkey Construction.

Carlson would acquire full ownership of the firm five years later. Both the firm and its reputation grew over time, with clients taking note of its integrity and trustworthiness as a construction firm. Ownership would then pass on to Henry’s son, and later his grandson, Henry Carlson, III.  Today, the firm continues its progress as one of the largest construction firms in South Dakota. Henry Carlson Construction has worked on numerous projects in the commercial, education, government, retail, and industrial sectors. The firm did excellent remodeling work on a Walmart store in Sioux Falls. 


Merit Construction

10435 Dutchtown Rd., Knoxville, TN 37932

Hailing from Knoxville, Tennessee is Merit Construction, a versatile construction company that has experience in a variety of projects, be it industrial, commercial, or something more specialized. The firm’s goal is to exceed its clients’ expectations by maximizing its strengths and taking on challenging projects.

The firm has shown steady growth since its founding in 1982, leading to its recognition as one of the leading construction firms in the region by Knoxville Business Journal’s Book of Lists. It has also been winning awards since 1985. In recent years, the awards it has been honored with were for the High School they built in Knoxville, citing excellence for the institution category. With expertise that goes beyond, Merit Construction’s dedication is an absolute guarantee.  Merit Construction is responsible for several Kroger stores across Tennessee.


Ridgemont Commercial Construction 

1520 W Walnut Hill Ln., Irving, Texas 75038

Ridgemont Commercial Construction isn’t just a ‘for the clients’ company. They have been acknowledged for multiple years as one of the best places to work for in Texas. They are also a construction firm that can do what large firms can, while still maintaining their accessibility for clients. Ridgemont’s vision is to improve the industry through a proprietary process of client collaboration and integration that defines their unique capabilities and requirements.

Ridgemont has been providing construction services to the grocery industry since 1976. Their experience includes new construction, expansions, open store renovations and multi-phased developments. Ridgemont understands the intricacies of these building types and places special emphasis on deadlines to meet each grocer’s lease requirements and prototype specifications. Their expertise in this industry allows them to recommend construction solutions that save clients time and money.


R & O Construction

933 Wall Ave., Ogden, UT 84404

This award-winning firm from Ogden, Utah has a rather interesting history. It started with a man who had it all with his residential construction firm. This man, Orluff Opheikens, would later suffer a setback after the recession of 1980. His company was crippled by rising interest rates, but instead of resigning his company its fate, he turned to his old friend Les Randall and decided to form a firm that would focus on the commercial construction industry. With that and $70,000, R & O was born. The firm’s first job involved a grocery store in West Valley. The firm continued with more retail stores until the variety grew. Buildings, parks, housing, facilities, and supermarkets. By the time its reputation is set in stone, the worries from years past were long gone.

The company owes its accomplishments to the special care it gives its customers. R & O Construction doesn’t want its clients scratching their heads over issues that could’ve been avoided. The team’s ability to plan and anticipate has earned their loyalty through good old hard work, punctuality, and integrity.  



1660 Huguenot Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113

 Founded in 1990, EDC has become one of the most reputable construction companies in the country. Its first project concerned the development and construction of a premier office and research park in Virginia and would continue to provide for the next two decades. With EDC’s nationwide reach, the company is able to provide its services to every part of America. This makes them a very competitive firm for most commercial establishment construction.

This is more evident with its experience with groceries and supermarkets, having built and remodeled a variety of these stores for numerous big-named brands. EDC has retained its clientele through commitment and integrity. Outside of work, the company makes an effort to give back to the community through relief efforts, scholarships, and charity associations.


James E. John Construction

1701 SE Columbia River Dr., Vancouver, WA 98661

James E. John Construction is a full-service commercial construction company that has been building throughout the western United States for over 60 years. Better known as JE John, the firm is adept in providing quality construction services with a focus on improved punctuality and manageable costs. The Washington-based firm believes that the quality it provides is only as good as the people behind it.

As such, the company uses workers that excel in their craft. JE John is a company that has lasted thanks to loyal clients. The company has been contracted by several brands across several industries, including Safeway, Gap, Thriftway and Rite Aid. It is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Associated General Contractors.


Miron Construction

1471 McMahon Dr., Neenah, WI 54956

A recognized industry leader in the Midwest, Miron Construction has maintained its prominence through merit, commitment, and sincerity. The company puts a strong emphasis on its five-step process, which starts with capturing the client’s vision for the project. The process then proceeds to the creation, construction, communication, and the final confirmation of that vision. All of this is possible thanks to Miron’s strong teamwork and dedicated project managers.

Miron Construction has been honored with several awards through the decade for its excellence and service in the industry. Recent awards include ENR Midwest Contractor of the Year in 2011, CONEXPO-CON-AGG Quality of Life Campaign Recognition in 2014,  Employ Humanity Excellence in 2017, and a Focus on Energy Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award in 2019.



1405 Foote Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Hailing from Idaho is Bateman-Hall, one of the state’s largest construction firms. The company has been in the industry for more than three decades, servicing its home state and 14 others, including Wyoming. Its continued commitment to providing quality construction has earned the firm client retention through the years.

Outside of work, Bateman-Hall involves itself in community efforts, supporting local youth education and sports programs. Among many of the retail projects it has completed, Bateman-Hall has been involved with an Albertson’s project in the city of Jackson, Wyoming. 

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  • 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