Having a business space or office that embodies a company’s brand and culture is essential for any corporation. From projects as small as ceiling repairs to major flooring installations, businesses have to carefully think about these changes. In some cases, tenants may request interior remodeling work or specific improvements to make the property meet their business’s needs, and landlords need to make the space clean, repaired, and ready for new clients. The best tenant improvement contractors understand the purpose and cost of the improvement process from the perspective of business owners. 

In this list, we have selected the top 25 firms in the country that are known for providing first-rate customer service and completing high-quality tenant improvement projects. The ranking in this list is based on the contractor’s number of awards, press features, the value of projects, customer reviews, and years of experience. 

If you are thinking about improving tenant spaces, 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.

Amicon Construction

7430 NE 4th Court Miami, FL 33138

Established in 1996, Amicon Construction specializes in pre-construction, construction management, and other general contracting services. Headquartered in South Florida, Amicon has expanded its reach with active projects in other markets including all of Florida, Arizona and Maryland. Amicon offers a full suite of integrated services allowing for a customized approach to meeting each client’s goals. The company, led by Adam Mopsick and Ross Adickman, continues to revolutionize the construction industry by focusing on management, leadership, and advocacy for every client.

Amicon is recognized as a leader in delivering state-of-the-art corporate environments that allow businesses to remain current with scalable technology for the future. Shutts & Bowen includes the most advanced features available in legal technology and contingency preparation, with a state-of-the-art conference center to connect with offices and clients all over the world.


Amicon’s impressive tenant improvement client list includes notable brands such as Facebook, Wix, Live Nation and JLL. The company has also demonstrated its renovation and buildout expertise in a number of co-working spaces for Pipeline. The brand has numerous offices across Florida, including Orlando and Tampa. The Orlando project was named a winner of Orlando Business Journal’s 2019 Coolest Office Spaces.

Arch-Con Corporation

1335 W Gray Suite #210, Houston, TX 77019

Arch-Con Corporation is a general contractor that provides pre-construction, project management, construction supervision, and post-construction services throughout the state of Texas. With almost two decades in the business, Arch-Con Corporation has built and renovated projects such as Class A offices, industrial buildings, retail, hotels, community centers, medical centers, and more. Its industry experts strive to maintain a standard of excellence, keeping up with current trends in the interiors market while developing long-term relationships with owners, brokers, architects, and tenants. 

The firm has earned multiple awards and recognitions from construction organizations and magazines including ENR’’s Top 400 Contractors List, Houston Business Journal’s Top 25 Commercial Contractors List, Inc. Magazine’s Fastest-Growing Companies, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Hot 500, Texas A&M’s Aggie 100 Top 10 and Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100. 

Featured here is the Houston office of Lionstone Investments. Arch-Con headed the tenant improvement project to include a “Lion’s Den” — a multi-purpose room that can accommodate the entire firm for monthly meetings and special events. 

BCCI Builders

1160 Battery St. Suite #250, San Francisco, CA 94111

BCCI Construction Company is a full-service commercial builder established in 1986 that specializes in new construction and improvement of structures and interiors for a wide range of industries. The company is known for being exceptionally detail-oriented and refreshingly forthright in all of its projects. Its clients compliment the company’s ability and willingness to go the extra mile to eliminate challenges during the process. President and CEO Michael Scribner has been providing strategic vision and oversight for the company for over 30 years. With an exceptional portfolio of projects, BCCI has received numerous awards, including a place in ENR’s 2019 Top 100 Green Building Contractors as well as the 2019 California Top Contractors. BCCI also received a 2019 Excellence in Safety Award from the Construction Employer’s Association and has repeatedly been recognized as a Best Place to Work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times.

BCCI Builders was tasked to refresh and rebrand three existing mid-rise office buildings at Verizon Media’s Sunnyvale campus. The company performed interior demolition in all three buildings, open office upgrades, a new 2,400 square foot wellness center, a cafeteria expansion, and new R&D electrical labs. BCCI Builders efficiently worked on the project while the ground floor of each building remained occupied and fully functional. 

Choate Construction

8200 Roberts Dr., Suite #600, Atlanta, GA 30350

From a handful of employees, an old truck, and a basement office in 1989,  Choate Construction has grown to be one of the nation’s premier general contracting companies. The Atlanta-based construction giant now has 6 regional offices and more than 500 employee-owners serving the U.S. coast to coast. It tackles projects from diverse industries, providing preconstruction, sustainability, virtual design, and construction services to various markets. The 100% employee-owned company is annually part of the Engineering News-Record Southeast Top Contractors and has racked up numerous Southeast Best Projects Awards and AGC Build Georgia Awards in recent years. 

Choate’s unmatched interior construction expertise is backed by a retained repeat client rate of 96%. It has also completed more than 1.6 billion square feet of renovations, adaptive reuse, expansions, and additions. For its consistent delivery of these high caliber projects, the company was named ENR Southeast’s #1 Top Interior/Tenant Improvement Contractor from 2015 to 2017 and has earned two national Best of the Best Awards from ENR  for its projects. 

Featured here is Choate Construction’s more recent tenant improvement projects: the regional headquarters of Comcast at One Ballpark Center. Employees and guests are welcomed into a grand lobby with sleek terrazzo floors, Fry Reglet forms, and surfaces finishes. NanoLumens screens are mounted to interior lobby walls, showcasing Comcast’s services. The whole office promotes work + play balance with spacious offices, conference rooms, a gym, and entertainment spaces on the ninth floor. The project earned an AGC Build Georgia Award and an Interior/Tenant Improvement Award of Merit from ENR Southeast

Clark Construction

2502 N Rocky Point Dr. Suite #1000, Tampa, FL 33607

In service for over a century, Clark Construction provides intricate interior renovations and complex civil operations to various areas across the country. As one of the largest and leading construction companies nationwide, the firm touts a remarkable portfolio of projects and world-class customer service. The firm’s CEO, Robert D. Moser, Jr., has an extensive background in management and civil engineering, making him a well-suited leader for the company and its 4,200 employees. The firm has received several awards, including the Alliant Build America Awards from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC); eight National Excellence in Construction from the awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors; and five Best of the Best Awards from the Engineering News-Record.

In 2014, Clark Construction completed general contracting fit-out services for the headquarters of nonprofit research and analysis organization CNA. The scope of work included an eight-story monumental stair, a comprehensive secure data package, demountable partition office fronts, and security hardware. Particularly difficult aspects of the project were the compressed schedule and massive mid-project design modifications. Thanks to the firm’s quick action and proper coordination, it was able to implement complex design changes in a timely manner.

Clemens Construction

The Drexel Building, 1435 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19102

Clemens Construction Company is a full-service general and carpentry contractor based in Philadelphia. It is highly skilled in complex urban infill projects and construction for a range of sectors, including ground-up commercial, multi-family, hospitality, education, and institutional clients. This award-winning firm has built projects for a diverse list of clientele such as Hyatt, PNC Bank, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Boyds Philadelphia, USciences, Cristo Rey Philadelphia High School, and many others. The 41-year-old firm has consistently earned awards in green building, historic preservation, and other categories for commercial building from the GBCA, AIA, the Preservation Alliance of Philadelphia and the International Interior Design Association.

The firm’s interior fit-out projects include offices, lobbies, lounges, and co-working spaces. Featured here is the firm’s work on The Yard, a contemporary communal work space inside another one of its projects, The Steele Building. An open upscale feel for the office was achieved by Clemens by complementing the exposed brick and ceilings with floor-to-ceiling glass walls, bright colors, reclaimed wood, and track and pendant lighting. The project was recognized with a Cool Office Award in 2017. 

EE Reed Construction

333 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478

Ranked among the top 400 contractors of the nation by ENR, EE Reed Construction’s work is defined by outstanding client service and backed by four decades of experience in the large commercial building. It has earned awards from the ENR and ABC and has completed a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from Houston’s four Energy Tower office buildings to a NASA astronaut training facility and zero-gravity simulation tank. 

The company was launched in 1977 by founder E.E. “Gene” Reed after spending 17 years in the construction business. His son Mark took over in 2012. With his Construction Science degree and experience as a laborer, carpenter, and field engineer, Mark has also made a name for himself one of the region’s leading construction experts. Today, he oversees the operations of the company in preconstruction and construction, design-assist, project management, and other services. 

EE Reed outfitted the new office of The Alexander Group in Upper Kirby. The modern space features collaborative meeting spaces and 18 workstations with hot-desking remote technology. It also includes glass-front offices, conference rooms, and a coffee bar. The office is situated in the Kirby Collection, an upscale mixed-use project also built by EE Reed. The development was awarded a LEED Silver Certification and a 2018 ICE Award in the Commercial Category by the ABC Greater Houston. 

Executive Construction

235 Fencl Lane, Hillside, IL 60162

For more than 45 years, Executive Construction has established itself as a trusted partner of nationally-recognized architects and engineers, creating unique spaces for notable clients and Fortune 500 companies. This general contracting company tackles projects sized from $50,000 to $100M within the new construction, interiors, renovations, and mission-critical markets. With eight LEED Accredited Professionals on its team, the company also has specialized expertise in green building. It has built dozens of buildings and projects with Platinum, Gold, and Silver LEED Certifications. It has earned awards from the AIA Chicago, the Chicago Building Congress Merit Awards, and the ENR Midwest. 


Executive Construction creates ground-up builds and dynamic interiors for various market sectors including corporate, financial services, technology/trading, consulting, education, and legal. The McDonald’s Corporation hired the company for the 500,000-square-foot tenant buildout of its first-generation, 8-story corporate headquarters in Chicago. Some of the notable features the company successfully delivered are the Hamburger University training center on the 2nd floor, a 4-story sleek zig-zagging staircase, laboratories, test kitchens, a recording studio, and an event space. Executive Construction made all the abstract designs of IA Interior Architects and O+A come to life and flawlessly executed the project in just under 29 weeks. In 2019, ENR Midwest awarded the project Best Project in the Interior/Tenant Improvement category. Recently, the firm collaborated with Nelson on the relocation of Ferrara Candy Company’s headquarters to Chicago’s Old Main Post Office; one of the first tenants to move into the newly renovated building.

Hensel Phelps

420 Sixth Ave., Greeley, CO 80631

From a small home building and remodeling established in 1937, Hensel Phelps has stood the test of time and developed into one the largest commercial contractors serving its home state of Chicago and the rest of the U.S. It now specializes in large city projects and landmark buildings and developments. Its list of clientele includes the Pentagon, Universal Studios, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and multiple private and public entities nationally and internationally. Additionally, Hensel Phelps has done more than 200 LEED-certified projects and implements a comprehensive Six-Step Quality Control (QC) program.

One of the best examples of interior work the company has done is in its own office in Hawaii. The 10,000 SF office renovation of the Hensel Phelps’ Pacific District office was completed in an accelerated five-month schedule. The design-build project includes 20 office spaces, a large conference room, two meeting rooms, a lounge area, a gym, a wellness room and a kitchen with a dining area.

HITT Contracting Inc.

2900 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA 22042

With more than seven decades of industry experience, HITT is an award-winning general contracting company headquartered in Virginia. The nationally operating firm is headed by CEO Kimberly Roy, listed as the first and only CEO on ENR’s Top 100 Contractors in the U.S. With a degree in Building Construction from Virginia Tech, she successfully led HITT to win several industry awards and recognition from a number of publications. Among its media features is its top ranking in Washington Business Journal’s Best Interior Construction Firms in Greater DC in 2019.

In New York, HITT was hired to build Intersect by Lexus, a permanent space for the luxury car company Lexus. Finished in 2017, the project required high-end finishes to reflect the company’s branding. HITT installed bespoke 3D wood ceilings and wood paneling, a radiused bar, and custom auto-sliding pocket doors.  The firm also built a custom garage, a metal car parts collage, and a monumental staircase to connect the two stories. 

Holt Construction

875 Avenue of the Americas 11th Flr., New York, NY 10001

Fred A. Holt, the founder of Holt Construction, continued his father’s tradition of excellence in the construction industry by establishing his own firm in 1919. His firm made rapid and major progress by entering the industrial, commercial, and institutional markets. In 1975, Jack F. Holt took over operations and helped further grow the firm by digitizing the business. For over 100 years, the company has focused on preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and other general contracting services throughout the state of New York. The company has collected numerous AIA Design Awards and RBA Pinnacle Awards and was included in ENR’s Best Projects of 2013. One of the firm’s works was also named the Best Contracting Project of 2015 by the Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal.

The firm worked on an office expansion for global technology firm Flow Traders. This consisted of custom trading desks, a wellness area with a barbershop, and a custom bar with state-of-the-art appliances and regulator system. Other features include a reception area with a green wall with regulated temperature cooling. Additionally, a backup generator and UPS systems were installed to accommodate the 24/7 trading operations.

J.T. Magen & Co.

44 W 28th St. 11th Flr., New York, NY 10001

J.T. Magen has been building quality projects throughout New York for the past 25 years. The company offers preconstruction, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services. With a forward-thinking staff of chartered quantity surveyors, architects, engineers, and construction professionals, the firm continues to provide top-notch quality construction service. CEO Maurice Regan unites his staff under one main goal—to show clients that they have the expertise to deliver projects on time and within budget. This vision and determination set the company apart from other contractors. In 2018, the company was named Contractor of the Year by ENR.

J.T. Magen endeavors to add value and exceed client expectations through its thorough pre-planning—the team thinks through every contingency before starting construction to ensure the best possible experience for its clients. This has resulted in numerous successful projects for clients such as Ares Management, Brunswick Group, and Mayer Brown.

JE Dunn Construction 

1001 Locust St., Kansas City, MO 64106

Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction has spent the past 96 years in the general contracting business pursuing building perfection. The company is defined by its solid foundation of strong client and employee relationships which has contributed much to its steady growth throughout the years. By the end of the 20th Century, the prolific company has built landmark structures throughout Kansas City and nearby areas and its founder, John Ernest Dunn was named by ENR as one of its 125 most important people in construction history, alongside names like Thomas Edison, and Frank Lloyd Wright Jr. JE Dunn Construction under Ernie’s son and grandson until the time it transitioned into an employee-owned company in 2010 under Gordon Lansford.  Today, the powerhouse company has more than 20 offices nationwide and has earned hundreds of awards for its projects in multiple sectors and markets. It has also ranked consistently among ENR’s Top 400 Contractors nationwide. 

One of the firm’s known expertise lies in corporate environments, both in ground-up construction and tenant build-outs. It excels in creating customized spaces and collaborative work areas that build a brand identity and drives an organization forward. This is seen in one of its projects: a full renovation of approximately 20,000 square feet of office space in Wagner SprayTech’s existing headquarters. The state-of-the-art workspace incorporates casual meeting pods with comfortable lounge furniture to encourage interaction and conversation. All of these are decked in Wagner SprayTech’s signature color and materials.

Layton Construction Co.

9090 S Sandy Pkwy., Sandy, UT 84070

Layton Construction is a nationally-ranked commercial contractor with proven experience in virtually every industry, including healthcare, retail, hospitality, manufacturing, distribution, education, office, industrial, detention, tenant improvement and public facilities. We specialize in construction management, design-build construction and general contracting. Headquartered in Utah, Layton is a member of the STO Building Group family of companies and also has regional offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho and Tennessee.

One of the firm’s significant tenant improvement projects is the Fender Musical Instruments Headquarters. The space was formerly a bank headquarters, which was transformed into a space dedicated to rock and roll. Completed in just 85 days, the space includes a 100-square-foot structure called the “Kaboom Room” — used to test amplifiers to the point of failure. For more information on Layton Construction Co., you can visit their website here.

rand construction

1029 North Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314

Headquartered in Washington DC, rand construction is a regionally and nationally recognized general contractor. Its beginnings can be traced back to 1989 when Linda Rabbitt started the company as a small interiors firm of only seven employees. In 1991, it earned its first craftsmanship award won for Best Tenant Interiors from the ABC and has continued its winning streak with notable projects throughout four major cities in the nation. 

rand has earned a sterling reputation for interior work and tenant improvements. Its portfolio features large-scale projects in the public and private sector including tech, retail, restaurant, media, and corporate. It is credited for building the American Society of Interior Designers headquarters — a project that has achieved double platinum-level certification under LEED by the US Green Building Council and the WELL Building Institute; the first in the world. 

In the 2019 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards, rand earned three big wins in the Best Interiors categories along with 14 honorable mentions in other categories. One of the award-winning projects in the Rappaport project in Washington DC. The company renovated the 7th and 8th floors of the existing headquarters with limited impact on the tenant. The project was highlighted by the sophisticated design of the office. Custom millwork baffled ceiling and stone can be seen throughout as well as the staircase. The monumental stairs consisted of eight-foot marble treads and required significant effort to design and install. 

Richlen Construction

115 Aspen Dr., Pacheco, CA 94553

Richlen Construction has been building and improving commercial spaces “The Richlen Way” across the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. The firm’s approach to construction is synonymous with excellent quality and professional service, provided by the company’s skilled professionals under the leadership of CEO David Zavala.

Today, Richlen Construction is one of California’s multi-awarded firms. It has received a Commercial Interiors Contractors Association Award for best Bay Area Building Lobby and Best Reuse/Rehabilitation Project by The Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Structures Awards. The firm’s work has also appeared in The Mercury News, The Registry San Francisco, and in the Bay Area Building Management Resource Guide.

Riley Construction

5301 99th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53144

As one of the largest construction firms in Wisconsin and Illinois, Riley Construction serves clients in the municipal, higher education, K-12, health care, pharmaceutical, corporate/commercial, and industrial/manufacturing markets. This regional construction firm has over 250 employees and multiple offices strategically located to serve local communities and markets throughout the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor. Its over-five-decade history has been dedicated to quality workmanship and personalized service, earning it recognition on the  2016 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 400 Contractors list.

Riley Construction has done ground-up construction, renovations, adaptive reuse, and tenant improvement work on corporate, medical, law, finance, and education markets. Pictured here is the interior buildout Riley Construction did for SafeNet Consulting on the third floor of the Pabst Professional Center building right at the heart of downtown Milwaukee. The project consisted of six offices, three conference rooms, a game room, a lounge, and a kitchenette. 

Saunders Construction Inc. 

86 Inverness Place North, Englewood, CO 80112

Saunders Construction Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive construction management, general contracting and real estate development services. The Colorado corporation has completed over $7 billion in projects throughout the Rocky Mountain region. It excels in building office, municipal, educational, mixed-use, healthcare, residential, recreational, hospitality, mission-critical, cultural and retail facilities. Saunders is the recipient of more than 100 industry awards for its construction excellence, employee achievements and community contributions. Additionally, Saunders is a member of the Citadel Group – an alliance of seven regional construction-related companies with operations in 19 cities.

In 2018, Saunders was named as one of the 16 Colorado companies hailed by B Corp as the “Best for Colorado”. It was the only company in the construction management/general contractor industry to be recognized. In the same year, it completed five LEED Certified projects throughout Colorado. One of the projects — Riverview at 1700 Platte — houses the headquarters of BP America Production Company. Saunders successfully delivered a 138,000-square-foot improvement project for the British oil major. Located on the top three levels of the Riverview at 1700 Platte building, the light-filled office is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows and glass demountable partitions. Aside from its modern offices, relaxation room, and recreation amenities, the project also features a passive stormwater quality filtration system for sustainability. The most notable structural fabrication s is a three-story porcelain ‘X’ staircase. The design element is meant to mimic the drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry, as well as pay homage to the owner’s formal name – BPX Energy. The project was named one of ENR Mountain States’ Best Projects of 2019. 

Shangri-La Construction

660 S Figueroa St. Suite #1888, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Shangri-La Construction prides itself on being different, innovative, and inspiring. The company is confident in its ability to mitigate challenges and solve problems, an ability admired by many clients. The firm’s leadership team and staff are extremely driven individuals with one goal in mind: understanding the client’s creative vision and bringing it to life. Managed by President Ayahlushim Getachew, the company’s group of like-minded individuals is motivated by diligence and a passion to provide the best construction and improvement services. 

The firm strives to be an early adopter of innovative techniques and remains informed about emerging technologies. As a member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Shangri-La Construction stays on top of green and sustainable building techniques and applies these practices in some of its biggest projects. The firm created the offices of the SmithGroupJJR, one of the largest architecture, engineering, and planning firms in the U.S. As the office is located in a LEED Platinum Certified high-rise building in Los Angeles, the firm focused on the client’s sustainability goals, which allowed the space to become LEED v4 ID+C Silver Certified.


32nd Flr., Empire State Building, 350 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10118

Skanska is a multinational construction and development company. Headquartered in Stockholm, the firm dates its operations back to 1887, nearly 133 years ago, and Skanska USA started in 1971—eventually acquiring active companies in the U.S. Today, Skanska USA has grown to be the largest revenue-generating unit of Skanska Group. It has projects in almost all 50 states including Puerto Rico. Its base of operations is in New York with offices in 28 metro areas and 10,000 employees nationwide.

Skanska USA possesses a broad range of work encompassing everything from hospitals to stadiums, airports to corporate headquarters, and power plants to tunnels and bridges. It has done corporate interior and ground-up work for notable clients like Mercedes Benz, Johnson & Johnson, and Walgreens. Featured here is the Tommy Bahama headquarters that was relocated to the 400 Fairview mixed-use office building in Seattle. Skanska USA created a flexible, open floor plan that fosters healthy team interactions within the clothing and lifestyle brand. Ample natural daylight from a side-loaded core illuminates the contemporary office spaces and the highly controllable, AV-rich interior environments of the showrooms and mock rooms. 

Structure Tone 

330 W 34th St New York, NY 10001

Structure Tone has been building office and commercial spaces for major clients for nearly 50 years. The firm focuses on developing partnerships to deliver the best results for its customers. This “client first” mentality is the company’s main driving force to achieve success in every project. Having this mindset enables the firm to set new standards in building efficiency and sustainability. As one of the leading firms in the construction management category, Structure Tone uses advanced technology and tools to reduce project costs and schedules and stay fully adaptable throughout the entire construction and improvement process.

Credit: Studio B

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) selected Structure Tone to create their new office on 250 West 57th Street. Structure Tone collaborated with TPG Architecture in the build-out of approximately 85,000 square feet of Class A office space that included four floors, two outdoor terraces, and basement storage. The playful vibe of ASCAP’s branding can be seen in unique details such as a guitar pick wall installation and a vinyl record display in the lounge.


260 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107

Established in 1888, Swinerton is one of the oldest companies on this list. It was first formed by a young Swedish immigrant as a brick masonry and contracting business in Los Angeles. Pushing through the Great Depression and the wars, the company went on to build iconic projects in California and the rest of the nation. Some of the company’s notable projects are San Francisco’s Ghirardelli Square, Levi’s Plaza, the Gap Worldwide Headquarters, and the Fairmont Hotel. Many other Swinerton projects have claimed a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and other architectural preservation lists.

Aside from its rich contribution to many metro skylines, Swinerton has also earned an award-winning reputation. From ENR and AGC Awards for construction excellence to numerous LEED-certified projects and company safety awards, Swinerton has continuously proven its expertise in the commercial building industry. 

One of Swinerton’s interior/tenant improvement projects earned a 2018 Best Project award from ENR Northwest for its innovative and expert design and construction. The client, Expensify, chose the historic First National Bank building in Portland to house its new office. Due to the building being registered on the National Register of Historic Places, its exterior is not allowed to be modified. Swinerton and ZGF Architects rose to the challenge of creating a modern structure and layout within the bank to achieve the perfect blend of old and new.  A steel-structure tower with box-like conference rooms that cantilevered off of two columns was meticulously built with precision and accuracy by Swinerton. The project was completed within a tight 17-week schedule with a clean safety record of more than 20,000 work hours. 

W.E. O’Neil Construction

1245 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607

General contracting company W.E. O’Neil Construction was started in 1925 in Chicago by William E. O’Neil who once worked as an office boy at the architectural firm of famed architect Daniel H. Burnham. Passing it on to his son, Art, who saw its continuous development throughout the century, the once small labor-only company has transitioned to one of the region’s largest general contractors. Today, the award-winning firm utilizes state-of-the-art technology in all its projects and has become a steward of sustainable building practices with 4 million square feet of built LEED projects. The company has offices in Denver, Los Angeles, San Diego, Nashville, Phoenix, and Tucson. 

W.E. O’Neil Construction provides the financial resources and experience of a large construction company with the personalized attention of a niche firm. This gives it the edge in performing work on both large office buildings or developments and specific spaces for corporate tenants. It has a special projects group that caters to small to midsize tenant improvement and facility or campus-based projects, providing streamlined coordination and flexibility. 

Here is the office of McCaffery Interests in the new Twelve01West building in Fulton Market in Chicago. W.E. O’Neil built the 147,000 S.F. seven-story Class A office building and outfitted the headquarters building’s owner in it. Twelve01West itself earned a Silver Certification from WiredScore indicating its championing of cutting-edge technology and connectivity infrastructure to allow flexibility for future office tenants.

Weitz Construction Company

420 Watson Powell Jr. Way, Suite #100, Des Moines, IA 50309

The Weitz Company is the sixth oldest Architectural/Engineering/Construction firm in the country. Over the course of 160 years, the firm has developed a reputation for being innovative, and constantly updates its construction, general contracting, and tenant improvement processes. Founded by Charles H. Weitz in 1855, the firm’s legacy continues today under the leadership of Kevin McClain, president and CEO. McClain is a construction engineer and is active in many industry association groups, including the Construction Industry Round Table and the Associated General Contractors of America.

Among the company’s portfolio of tenant improvement projects are the Westroads Mall Food Court Relocation in Nebraska, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Regional Office in Iowa, and the Polsinelli Law Office in Arizona. The firm’s most notable work is a remodeling of the 2nd and 4th floors of the Wells Fargo Place. 

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