While Arlington is best known for its various tourist attractions, the city is also a key center for business. With most of its population among those who have high educational attainment, it is a place with competent and skilled employees for companies to hire. There are high-technology companies that have moved to Arlington, alongside major associations and groups. This includes the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the American Chemistry Association. 

For companies that are interested in moving to or staying in Arlington, we have a list of the best tenant improvement contractors in the area. These firms understand how to ensure a space meets industry standards while catering to its tenant’s needs.

rand* construction

1029 North Royal St. Alexandria, VA 22314

rand* construction used to be a small firm that focused on interior design with seven employees. Now, it is an award-winning contracting firm specializing in tenant improvement, building renovation, base building, retail, restaurant, and design-build construction services. While rand* construction is located in Alexandria, the firm also serves Atlanta, Austin, Dallas, Denver, and surrounding areas. The firm’s open work environment encourages employees to take a more creative and innovative approach toward projects.

The Avalon Bay is one of rand* construction’s Arlington projects. The scope of work included an interconnecting stair between four floors; this required heavy design-build work to balance design intent with structural integrity. rand* construction worked closely with the design team to make up for the limited preconstruction time, which resulted in coordinated critical long-lead finishes. The collaboration was particularly important for the work done on the 10th floor where there are three interconnected custom ceilings.

HITT Contracting Inc.

2900 Fairview Park Dr. Falls Church, VA 22042

HITT Contracting Inc. offers lifecycle construction services for clients in the Falls Church area. It has worked on government, healthcare, higher education, hospitality, industrial, law, life sciences, mission-critical, mixed-use, multi-family, and office structures. Since its founding in 1937, HITT has built relationships with various clients and subcontractors. The trust the firm has built in its partnerships is the reason why over 85% of its clients return with more projects. 

Henninger Media Services hired HITT as a general contractor for an interior build-out for an Arlington-based headquarters. The structure is 18,500 square feet and features a full-service post-production facility with 35 technical and acoustically isolated post-production rooms. There is a 4,000-square-foot mezzanine along with a feature stair that HITT worked on to take advantage of the structure’s high ceilings. HITT also worked on special partition types, ceilings, and ductwork designs.

Skanska USA

2112 Pennsylvania Ave. Northwest, Washington, DC Washington, DC 20037

Skanska USA has been building structures that shape the way people live and work for more than 130 years. It operates in the Nordics, Europe, and America with over 32,000 employees. With its big operations base, the firm can consistently provide innovative and sustainable solutions to support its clients. Its portfolio features healthy and green offices, as well as smart home infrastructures.

3901 Fairfax Drive is a 190,000-square-foot and nine-story office building. Its design is a modern take on the corporate space meant to inspire its occupants. Skanska USA created this structure to focus on sustainability and health and wellness. The features also include a plaza with 10,000 square feet of retail space, multiple tenant balconies, and a 4,000-square-foot rooftop deck. As part of its sustainability movement, Skanska USA made sure to allow ample natural light to filter throughout the building.

DAVIS Construction

12530 Parklawn Dr. Rockville, MD 20852

DAVIS Construction is recognized as one of the leading general contractors for both Rockville and other areas nationwide. It works based on four principles: trust, excellence, integrity, and fostering relationships. Through these values, DAVIS offers clients a construction experience that focuses on sustainability and quality. The firm uses updated technology and employees qualified to bring creative takes on the construction process. 

The PBS Headquarters is one of DAVIS’ corporate projects. The firm worked on the 12th floor where the main reception area leads to interconnecting stairs linking to the 11th floor. There are 9Wood Grille Series panels along the corridor ceilings; the wood baffle system interlaces with different ceiling devices like occupancy sensors and exit signs.  The stairway leads to a large conference center, which has a wall featuring millwork pieces like the PBS logo. Focused on practicality, the conference can be converted into a split room with an open breakout space at the center.

Pizzano General Contractors

1019 Cameron St. Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Pizzano General Contractors was originally operated by founder Robert T. Pizzano, Sr. out of a home office and the back of a Ford panel truck. His goal was to create a premier law firm, association, and corporate interior construction firm. Now, Pizzano Contractors is located in a headquarters based in Old Town Alexandria. Its employees have access to administrative offices, warehouse space, and a custom millwork shop. The current head, Robert Pizzano, Jr. handles operations spanning the entire Atlantic Coast. 

WDG contracted Pizzano Contractors to create a clean and open office buildout to encourage its employees to be collaborative and creative. Pizzano Contractors worked out a total redesign of the HVAC system to give more space to the client. The final product features rough-sawn white oak workstations that are installed around the work area. There is also a pantry island with a waterfall edge and natural polished concrete floors.

Spectrum Inc.

8200 Greensboro Dr. #600, McLean, VA 22102

Spectrum Inc. offers preconstruction, budgeting, design-build, project management, and sustainability services. It serves the Maryland, Virginia, Arlington, McLean, and DC Metro areas. The Spectrum Inc. team’s experienced leadership guides them in delivering quality work for different clients. It has created structures for the corporate, healthcare, law, government, education, technology, commercial, hospitality, and multi-family residential sectors. 

Spectrum Inc. worked on a demolition and remodeling project in Arlington. Bytecubed was designed to provide occupancy for 200 people. The space features private offices and large open workspaces. There are floor-to-ceiling graphics to give the space a more open and casual feel. The LED lights with daylight harvesting make the area brighter while the full glass walls between offices give a more open appearance. Everything was completed within 45 days.

Vantage Construction Corporation

20130 Lakeview Center Plaza, Suite 420, Ashburn, VA 20147

Vantage Construction Corporation works to provide timely and quality services to its clients. These clients are typically from the industrial, institutional, office, and retail sectors. The available services include general contracting, design-assist, construction management, tenant improvement, and preconstruction. Vantage works with clients to ensure each of their needs and wants are met throughout the construction process.

ISTE Arlington is a 5,100-square-foot office space that Vantage worked on. It has a large and open floor plan to accommodate collaboration spaces with unique bench seating. The exposed ceilings have modern LED light fixtures. Vantage included demountable dHive glass partitions and sliding glass doors throughout the perimeter. This allows natural light to come into conference rooms, private offices, and the open work and collaboration stations.


  • 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