Best known for being one of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis is among Minnesota’s major cities. It is best known for its wonderful parks and lakes, in addition to several cultural landmarks. As one of Minnesota’s biggest cities, Minneapolis also serves as home to its best flagship stores and countless impressive brands. This list features nine of its best and leading tenant improvement contractors. These firms were chosen based on their impressive portfolios, stellar backgrounds, and countless industry awards.

Terra Construction

21025 Commerce Blvd. Suite #1000, Rogers, MN 55374

Terra Construction extends its services throughout Minnesota and works out of its office in Rogers. The firm offers its clients with a complete and comprehensive range of general contracting services and specializes in a wide variety of project types, from tenant improvements and retail spaces to the education, health care, municipal, and industrial markets. Since its inception, the firm has been distinguished with countless awards. These include several Merit Awards from the Minnesota Construction Association. Featured below is one of the firm’s most impressive projects. 

Completed in collaboration with the professionals over at bdh+young, this project was completed for PepsiCo. This space serves as the brand’s new headquarters on the fifth floor of the Historic Essex Building at Nicollet Mall.

Gardner Builders

730 Second Ave. South, Suite #1233, Minneapolis, MN 55402

Headquartered in the heart of Minneapolis, Gardner Builders is experienced in every aspect of the commercial construction process. Since its establishment, it has curated relationships with some of the area’s best and leading subcontractors and professionals, which have resulted in countless timeless works. It also takes great pride in the number of accolades it has won through the years. Most recently, it was named by the Engineering News-Record as among its Top 400 Contractors in the country. 

The firm’s portfolio also features several impressive industrial, educational, and corporate spaces. Our editorial team also loved its creative spaces, nonprofits, and restaurants. In terms of design, it can take on anything regardless of complexity.

The Bainey Group

14700 28th Ave. N Unit 30, Plymouth, MN 55447

With two decades of industry experience, The Bainey Group offers its clients a complete range of commercial construction services and is also regarded for its outstanding craftsmanship. This encompasses pre-construction, design, expansions and downsizing, and general construction work. Its portfolio depicts an excellent range of retail, entertainment, tenant improvement, and restaurant spaces.  Featured below is one of our favorite projects from the company’s portfolio. 

Located in Minneapolis, this project spans over 34,000 square feet and contains two levels. This was completed in collaboration with the experts over at Fennie + Mehl. The space was designed and constructed for Anaplan, a platform made to connect both data and people.

Jorgenson Construction

9255 East River Rd. NW, Minneapolis, MN 55433

Jorgensen Construction works throughout Minneapolis and is a family-owned and operated practice. It specializes in commercial construction, renovation, and tenant improvement projects. At the firm’s helm is its founder, Matt Jorgenson. He holds a construction management degree from Minnesota State and is highly regarded for his comprehensive and accurate estimates, value engineering, and scheduling. Showcased below is one of the firm’s best projects. 

Designed and constructed for the Ovative Group, this project entailed having to work on its extensive renovation and expansion. The project spans over 17,700 square feet. For this, the firm’s team employed open spaces and excellent touches of modern industrial elements.

Welsh Construction

10901 Bren Rd. East, Minnetonka, MN 55343

Founded in 1977, Welsh Construction has worked on over 45 million square feet of space and is locally owned and operated. It provides its clients with a comprehensive and complete range of commercial construction services that encompass ground-up new construction projects to all sizes of tenant improvements. The firm is also highly regarded for its expertise in the design-build process. This means that it can keep the entire process in-house, which lessens the additional challenge for clients in terms of having to look for additional subcontractors and professionals. Depicted below is one of the project’s most impressive tenant improvements. 

Located in St. Paul, this project spans over 5,200 square feet. Completed for Ochs, a subsidiary of Securian Financial, the brand works on creative employee benefit solutions for its clients. For this, project Welsh paired up with Tanek Architects and features a new acoustical ceiling tile grid with lights and diffusers, new conference rooms, and cubicles.

Mission Construction

7148 Shady Oak Rd. Minneapolis, MN 55344

Mission Construction has been in business since 2002 and works out of its office in Minneapolis. The firm is noted for being a boutique company, meaning that it strives to construct no two projects alike. Mission specializes in commercial tenant improvement and new construction projects in the Twin Cities. In terms of design, the company is known for making use of modern and contemporary themes. Featured below is one of the firm’s most impressive tenant improvements. 

Completed and designed for Eagan Car Club, this project spans over 1,500 square feet. For this, the firm worked in close collaboration with KR Design and Vela Creative. For this, the three companies were tasked with having to convert an empty garage into a functional space. It now showcases an all-new meeting area, bathroom, and car lift.

Kellington Construction

807 Broadway St. NE Suite #185, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Kellington Construction has extended its services throughout Minneapolis and the areas surrounding the Twin Cities since 1989. The firm is noted for its excellent health care, retail, and hospitality spaces. It also takes on several restaurants, condos, parks, and tenant improvement spaces. The company’s team is experienced in every facet of the construction process. This encompasses inception and design all the way to completion and finishing touches. Featured below is an excellent tenant improvement from the company’s portfolio. 

Completed for Martin Williams, a Minneapolis-based advertising company, this project tasked the company with the installation of its millwork, doors, and hardware. It also had to work on its specialty finished rustic metal paneling and artwork. Some other details include its functional floor plan and custom fixtures. 

Prime General Contractors

1710 Alexander Rd. Eagan, MN 55121

Headquartered in Eagan, Prime General Contractors was founded by three friends back in 2005. Since then, it has grown and expanded to become among the area’s best commercial general contractors. It offers its clients a full range of general contracting services, and as a result, it has built strong relationships and secured a solid list of repeat clientele. The company’s portfolio showcases an impressive gallery of health care, senior living, and medical spaces. It also showcases an affinity for tenant improvements, warehouses, movie theaters, restaurants, and schools.

Featured above is the firm’s work for UCare First. This project entailed having to work on its extensive first-floor remodel. Located in an existing 100-year-old building, the project features rich and warm exposed timber with LED lighting.

Fendler Patterson Construction

811 LaSalle Ave. Suite #205A, Minneapolis, MN 55402

With five decades of industry experience, Fendler Patterson Construction can take on any project regardless of size or scale. Since its establishment, it has enjoyed both steady growth and countless outstanding reviews from several of its previous clients. The company is a proud family-owned and -operated practice that can take on projects from a wide variety of markets. These include tenant improvements, historical restorations, and commercial spaces. 

At the firm’s helm is its leader and president, Rob Fendler. He is the second-generation owner of the company and is experienced in every stage of the process after having started as a laborer in the company before making his way up. He has also served three terms as the mayor.