From conference rooms and break rooms to entertainment spaces and specially designed rooms, tenant improvements require a certain level of skill and craftsmanship. This often leaves clients with the challenge of finding the perfect contractor that will best meet their project’s needs.
This list compiles six of the best tenant improvement contractors in Columbus, Ohio. They were chosen based on merit, experience, and prior projects. Several of these firms have also had the opportunity to work with numerous recognizable names in a variety of markets and industries.
ACCI Design Build
Website | 614-861-2224 | 1301 Research Rd., Columbus, OH 43230
For the past four decades, ACCI has been providing a full range of design and construction services throughout the Greater Columbus area. It specializes in a wide variety of markets, namely the commercial, medical, industrial, and corporate sectors. Given its use of the design-build approach, clients have no need to hire extra subcontractors; the firm handles every phase of construction. From CAD and rendering during the design stage all the way through construction and installing finishes, the firm’s streamlined custom building design process has everything covered. ACCI’s team is comprised of a group of skilled general contractors, designers, and project managers, all of whom work closely and in collaboration with each of the firm’s clients.
Throughout its years in the industry, ACCI Design Build has become an expert in providing impressive interior upgrades. Focusing more on its corporate work, it has had projects both on a large and small scale and has established a solid reputation for itself for both its renovations and build-outs.
General Contracting Partners
Website | 513-745-0978 | 11500 Northlake Dr. Suite #100, Cincinnati, OH 45249
General Contracting Partners provides its clients with a full range of general contracting services, and specializes in interior commercial finishes and construction projects. It has worked on several office, industrial, and retail clients and has a consistent track record of completing projects both on time and on budget. At the firm’s helm is Larry May, a builder with over three decades of construction and management experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for two firms in Indiana and Ohio, and served as president for his own construction company. Under his leadership, the firm has secured a solid reputation for itself for its stellar services and has even had its work featured in the Dayton Business Journal.
The following project was an improvement completed for the Marriott Courtyard. General Contracting Partners was tasked with renovating its first floor. This entailed remodeling its reception and public seating area, in addition to working on improvements for its fitness center and a meeting room.
Website | 800-589-6035 | 3441 Morse Rd., Columbus, OH 43231
Established in 1946, Humble Construction caters to both the private and public markets and is known for its general contracting, as well as several of its unique in-house services. It has a division solely dedicated to renovation projects and offers re-roofing systems, mezzanines, building additions, and interior remodels. The firm also utilizes a design-build approach. Through this method, the entire process is kept under one roof, from preliminary drafting all the way to construction, which saves clients both time and additional costs as compared to the traditional design-bid-build approach. Humble Construction also infuses sustainability efforts into all of its work and looks beyond the use of recycled materials. It views the practice as a part of its very foundations and uses only the latest technology to achieve maximum sustainability. Further, every detail of its process—from paper-free transactions to highly adaptable designs—contributes to an overall eco-friendly building and renovation approach.
The firm also provides what it calls “High Performance” buildings, often called “value engineering” by most companies in the industry. This means to say that its team takes extra steps in order to understand a client’s business to provide whatever special needs a project may need in the long run. Instead of constructing a traditional steel building for an addition project, for example, the Humble team would advise using a precast concrete instead for longer durability.
Website | 614-441-4110 | 1123 Goodale Blvd., Columbus, OH 43212
Since its establishment in 2001, Brexton has grown into a highly skilled team of professionals with a specialization for commercial real estate, development, and construction. It is best known for its project management, construction, and renovation work, and assists clients with site selection, design coordination, and financing management. Its new construction projects typically cost around $2M to $25M, while its renovations usually lay within the $250k to $10M range. Focusing more on its tenant improvements, it is an expert in large-scale remodels and has worked on numerous tenant build-outs, workflow improvements, and office expansions and modernizations. Its team works closely with each of its clients to better preserve existing structures while still constructing an entirely new space. As showcased by its portfolio, the Brexton team utilizes only high-quality materials and emphasizes the importance of a service-oriented approach.
Further, the firm’s process also entails a detailed pre-development phase, with a project executive assigned to each of its on-going work to oversee it from start to finish. Given this extensive background and experience, the firm has had the privilege of working with several noteworthy clients, including FedEx and the Federal Aviation Administration. The following project was a 6,000-square-foot improvement for Insight Global. It was completed in partnership with Nationwide Real Estate/Development.
Website | 614-436-6100 | Two Miranova Place Suite #900, Columbus, OH 43215
Headquartered in Columbus, Centerpoint Construction has been extending its services throughout the area and the rest of Central Ohio since 2005. It specializes in general commercial contracting—tenant improvements in particular—and offers a variety of services. From medical offices to several other corporate settings, the firm has worked on several spaces with specific needs. It handles construction management and subcontractor negotiations, as well as building system analyses. It also provides custom turnkey solutions for all of its improvement projects and utilizes a process which highly emphasizes client engagement to further ensure that their desired designs and needs are met. Its team drafts detailed development plans complete with budget, design, and construction details, which aids them throughout the entire process. Because of all these, the firm has been able to work with several notable clients since its founding, including Microsoft and Oracle.
The firm has also been able to work on several unique projects that stand out in its portfolio, including office spaces with rare finishes and out-of-the-box designs. Most recently, the firm was tasked with working on a 46,000-square-foot office improvement which required numerous high-level finishes. Utilizing modern architecture, the firm was able to revamp numerous rooms for the said project into inviting contemporary spaces, all within the agreed upon budget.
Turner Construction Company
Website | 614-984-3000 | 262 Hanover St., Columbus, OH 43215
Turner Construction is best known for its design-build and Building Information Modeling services. It works for a vast range of markets, including not only the commercial sector, but also aviation, higher education, government, entertainment venues, and cultural facilities. It has also worked on a number of healthcare institutes, industrial buildings, and hospitality developments. Manned by a staff of over 6,000 people, the firm offers the support and accessibility one may often find in a small local firm, but also has the capacity, skill, and expertise of a multinational construction company. Turner has been decorated with numerous accolades throughout its years in service. Most notably and most recently, it was named by the Engineering News-Record as the number one green builder in the country. Building Design+Construction also named it the number one general contractor in the nation in terms of healthcare, higher education, office, and hotel construction.
The following project was completed for KeyBank. Located on the sixth, eighth, and ninth floors of the historic Higbee Building in downtown Cleveland, the project can accommodate up to a thousand people and features general and private office areas, conference rooms, and special technology rooms. Finished in a tight sixth-month schedule, the project achieved a silver LEED certification for its interiors and is decorated with numerous high-end finishes.