Albuquerque is an enviable location whose structures reveal the city’s Spanish and Native American history. The area has a variable climate, from monsoon rains to snowstorms to periods of drought. The best building contractors in Albuquerque are capable of working in every season and building structures that can withstand climate extremes. They can also provide elegant, inventive designs that fit the client’s specific needs and reflect the area’s diverse cultural heritage. 

The following is a list of the best tenant improvement contractors in Albuquerque, taking into account the honors and media recognition they have received, their professional affiliations, their experience, and the quality of their projects.

AIC General Contractors, Inc.

2703-G Broadbent Parkway Albuquerque, NM 87107

AIC General Contractors was founded on the philosophy of consistently providing solutions of the highest value. For more than two decades, the firm’s unique analyze-innovate-construct method has been a benchmark in New Mexico. As a result, the team’s satisfied clients have generated a 94 percent repeat or referral rate.

AIC is led by President David Shaffer, who has over 20 years of industry experience. David is a well-known name in the industry. He has previously served on the boards of NAIOP, BOMA, CARNM, and Uptown Progress. He is also a City Council District 7 Environmental Planning Commissioner. This commitment to sustainability has resulted in several LEED-certified projects.

HB Construction

3010 Monte Vista Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

HB Construction has built a better future for many throughout the Southwest by constructing new projects for better communities. The company develops commercial, institutional, and industrial properties that are responsive to their context and the client’s needs. The company specializes in designing captivating commercial spaces that generate revenue for the client, while also ensuring that buildings contribute to the larger community. As a result, many of the firm’s projects have received numerous awards from NAIOP, ENR, and ABCNM.

HB Construction is committed to helping the community by contributing to social causes as well as building functional spaces. Current CEO Jason Harrington upholds this work philosophy. The son of founder Ken Harrington, Jason has worked with the firm since its establishment in 1991. He has a degree in Construction Management and has been involved in more than $1 billion worth of commercial projects. He was named one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s Top Performing CEOs and a Top 20 Under 40 honoree by ENR Southwest.

Bradbury Stamm Construction

7110 2nd Street NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

The oldest and largest contractor in New Mexico, Bradbury Stamm Construction has thrived for nearly a century. Acting as if their best work is always ahead of them, the professionals at Bradbury Stamm are constantly adapting to modern innovations and each project’s unique context. The firm uses Building Information Technology to develop a digital representation of the project it intends to construct. This allows the team to identify possible pitfalls and plan the construction process strategically.

With headquarters in New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, and Colorado, BSC has learned to tailor its style to each client’s preferences and the project’s context. As a result of this approach, the firm has become a preferred choice for commercial, multifamily residential, industrial, and institutional projects. The company also specializes in Native American construction, a one-of-a-kind service that provides buildings that incorporate cultural identities. Many team members are also LEED APs, which ensures an environmentally responsible construction process. The firm constructed New Mexico’s first LEED-certified facility, making it a trailblazer in green construction.

Enterprise Builders Corporation

8516 Paseo Alameda NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Enterprise Builders Corporation has built its success on the quality it provides in every detail of construction. The company specializes in commercial construction and provides services for institutional and industrial projects throughout New Mexico. EBC has built offices and stores for well-known companies such as Chevrolet, Porsche, and Audi. The firm cultivates its clients’ trust and has one of the highest repeat customer rates in the state.

The respect Enterprise Builders Corporation has acquired over the years has earned it the recognition of ABC, ASA, and USGBC. The company has been providing ground-up construction, renovation, and tenant improvement services since 1988. The firm also does its own casework and millwork to create custom furnishings for its projects. These services have earned the firm an ABC Excellence in Construction Award and an ASA of New Mexico Annual Industry Award in 2019. Present CEO and co-founder Ralph Baldwin earned the 2019 ABC Founder’s Circle Award for his exceptional leadership.

Jaynes Corporation

2906 Broadway NE, Albuquerque, NM  87107

Jaynes Corporation builds more than just commercial structures—it creates a legacy. For the past 75 years, the firm has been assisting clients in leaving their mark on the world through breathtaking commercial and industrial construction. Beginning as a concrete construction company, Jaynes Corporation brings its skills with concrete as well as millwork to its projects, ensuring stable buildings. For each project, the firm puts together a customized team whose skills match the requirements.

Jaynes Corporation has grown from its humble roots in 1946 to become an award-winning commercial contractor serving New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. The team’s projects have earned several honors from NAIOP and AGC New Mexico. Current president Shad James has also caught the attention of Constructor Magazine, which has published features on his background. Shad worked his way up from the ground floor, gaining over 20 years of experience as a project engineer before becoming a Jaynes Corporation executive.

Mick Rich Contractors

8401 Firestone Lane NE Albuquerque, NM 87199

Mick Rich Contractors is a mid-sized construction company with the expertise of a large construction firm. It is responsible for constructing numerous public and private sector projects in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and West Texas. The firm has also established a reputation for solving complex construction dilemmas creatively, as evidenced by its list of patents for techniques and equipment established to meet the specific needs of its clients.

Under the leadership of Mick Rich, the firm’s team consists of estimators, project managers, superintendents, job supervisors, and skilled artisans. All team members of Mark Rich Contractors are cross-trained to complete each phase of construction with efficiency and speed. The company is a recipient of the Associated Builders and Contractors Gold STEP Award and has been featured in The Washington Post (2014).

Hart Construction

2919 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

College friends Andy Hart and Jim Pekin launched Hart Construction in 1989. Since then, Hart Construction has established a strong reputation as a reliable and leading construction company in New Mexico. Basing its approach on integrity, ingenuity, and efficiency, the firm strives to provide personalized service to clients regardless of their size. The company’s operating principle is that there is no project it cannot build.

Most of Hart’s employees have been with the company for more than 17 years and are committed to quality artistry and precision. Consistency and quality are ensured through long-term relationships with subcontractors. With all of its projects, the company’s goal is to get the job done right the first time, on time, and within budget, without compromising quality.

Keenan Construction Ltd.

5610 San Francisco Rd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Keenan Construction is a New Mexico firm specializing in constructing tenant improvements and commercial, restaurant, laboratory, office, entertainment, and retail spaces. It believes that achieving the client’s construction needs, maintaining the architect’s creative vision, and maintaining the economic viability of every construction endeavor are the cornerstones of every project.

Daniel Peter Keenan owns and leads Keenan Construction, founded in 2009 by three experienced builders who pioneered a better approach to construction delivery and project management. Their inventive and one-of-a-kind approach to the traditional building process ensures customer satisfaction. Bringing their combined knowledge of architecture, construction, and project management, they devised a new process that prioritizes the client’s needs while minimizing the often antagonistic interactions between owners, architects, and builders.