Fort Worth is one of Texas’ primary business districts, a vital part of the vibrant Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The city’s employment is centered on the manufacturing and healthcare industries and, as such, facilities and offices are needed to accommodate the ever-expanding businesses in these markets.
For this article, we evaluated a large number of local firms in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas that build and renovate office spaces. These top 15 firms were chosen based on a broad set of criteria including work history, the quality of the firm’s work, and awards and recognition.
Miland Home Construction
Website | 817-280-9258 | 204 W Holloway Dr., Hurst, TX 76053
Since 2005, Miland Home Construction has been providing the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex with residential and commercial remodeling along with other construction services. Doug Miland and his team of construction professionals leverage their strong experience in the Fort Worth area; a number of them have lived in Fort Worth for decades, and know the area well.
Their local background enabled Miland to render services to local landmarks such as Camp Bowie, a historic military training center. Miland successfully performed the overall work required by the landmark, proving the firm’s capacity in completing sensitive and unusual projects. The firm refreshed the look of the camp that has been around since the Second World War.
The RockAway Company
Website | 817-485-9855 | 4416 Glenview Dr. Suite A, Fort Worth, TX 76117
Comprised of design-build professionals, RockAway Company is a Fort Worth and Tarrant County construction staple. Providing residential, commercial, and corporate build-outs, the firm has served greater than 3,000 customers and completed more than $42 million worth of projects in the region.
Barry Thombs and his team believe that their understanding of the nuances of workplace construction and familiarity as Fort Worth locals afford RockAway the market advantage. This vision is reflected in the firm’s work portfolio. For instance, the featured office interior remodel showcases the firm’s technical skills. The company overhauled the undisclosed corporate office. The result is an office with a clean atmosphere, complemented with wooden tones and conventional office materials and layout.
Website | 817-572-1331 | 7409 US 287 Hwy., Arlington, TX 76001
With over a thousand sites constructed over 48 years of operations, Stovall Construction has kept in touch with over a hundred customers through more than 30 employees. In turn, these strong ties and relations have become the firm’s strength in the business.
Founded by the former engineer of a large oil and gas company, the company is now helmed by his son and son-in-law. Continuing the legacy of the company founder, the firm has anchored its operations in the grounds of commercial construction with restaurant, retail, and office tenant improvements at the core of its operations. The firm brings acute attention to detail and age-old experience on professional projects. In an unspecified project, the company constructed the office interior along with a conference area as shown in the photo. This tenant improvement project displays Stovall’s proficiency in the commercial industry, which has been refined by the firm for decades.
Post L Group, LLC
Website | 682-312-7888 | 1125 E Berry St., Fort Worth, TX 76110
Post L Group is a full-service general contractor, construction management, and design-build firm that operates across North Central Texas. Led by a 17-year industry veteran and member of the National Association of Minority Contractors, the company has developed projects in the $60 million to $300 million range. Founder and CEO Jeffrey Postell founded the firm in 2016 after working as a project manager in various construction firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The firm’s multimillion-dollar portfolio is made up of large and small projects that include big projects like Kemp & Sons Corporate Headquarters and W Law Offices, as well as other more modest offices and interior renovation projects.
Website | 817-310-9174 | Johnson Rd., Box 314, Colleyville, TX 76034
Family business Jarrell Signature has been a provider of home and commercial remodeling in the Metroplex for over 25 years. Father-and-daughter duo of industry veteran Darrell and young entrepreneur Bethany Jarrell runs the company operations. Through their guidance, the company provides remodeling and new construction focused primarily on residential homes and extends its services to some commercial projects.
Daystar Studio, as an example, hired Jarrell to remodel the featured facility with a modern and sophisticated look. To achieve this, the firm used wood and a high contrast white with minimal ornamentation. This combination of design elements brings a no-nonsense approach to the studio, which creates a creative, non-distracting environment.
Embree Construction Group
Website | 512-819-4700 | 4747 Williams Dr., Georgetown, TX 78633
Embree Construction Group is a full-scale construction and real estate business that operates across the country, including in Puerto Rico and Canada. The firm has completed over 13,000 projects in 40 years, mobilizing over 215 industry professionals in the process.
If the numbers aren’t impressive enough, Embree has also collected several awards and accolades. Engineering News Record (ENR) ranks Embree among its Top 400 National Contractors list and Austin Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Companies in Central Texas list.
Taking a closer look at Embree’s work, the firm has constructed over 125 academic and corporate office projects. Safelite Autoglass, an automotive glass company, hired Embree to perform tenant improvement of its offices in the Dallas metroplex area.
C1S Group, Inc.
Website | 972-829-0148 | 4231 Sigma Rd. Suite #110, Dallas, TX 75244
Engineering, construction, and sustainable solutions firm C1S Group has been serving Texas for more than 18 years. Throughout the years, C1S cultivated a company culture that puts a premium on safety for zero accidents through careful compliance with safety authorities and organizations. In turn, C1S has an official Experience Modification Rating (EMR) of .88 which reflects its impressive safety record especially considering C1s’ small size. This work culture has been commended by various publications such as Inc Magazine and Outside Magazine, citing C1S as one of the best companies to work for. As well as, the Dallas 100 as one of the fastest-growing private companies.
C1S’s portfolio has an array of interesting commercial projects that goes from headquarters construction to tenant improvements. The firm has rendered services to large companies including Frito Lay, Pepsico, Raytheon, and CarbonLite Recycling.
John A. Arnold, Inc.
Website | 214-515-9020 | 3904 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226
Spanning two generations, the Arnold family has been building commercial interior build-outs and remodels all over the Dallas Metroplex. The firm was started by John Arnold, Jr. as a humble enterprise, and has since been advanced by his sons John Arnold III and Jim Arnold; the brothers navigated the company through the trying times from the 1980s to early 2000s and catapulted the firm to what it is today.
Presently, the firm’s commercial interior portfolio reflects the company specialization in this industry. IT has worked on projects such as the Dundon Capital Partners’ 20,015-square-foot interiors distributed on two floors. This project cost more than $1.3 million to complete due to the extensive specifications, which included installing glass ceilings, lighting, and millwork.
Website | 817-377-0971 | 7616 Benbrook Pkwy., Benbrook, TX 76126
Commercial construction experts RJM Contractors has been serving Texas and five other states for nearly 30 years. The firm has garnered the AGC Quoin Chapter Safety Commendation in 2007 and 2008, along with The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Chapter Employer of the Year in 2007. The company employs 34 people that works on an average of $20 million worth of projects each year, and they completed $55 million worth of construction in 2018.
RJM’s portfolio displays several tenant improvement services for enterprises, legal practitioners, and civil offices. As an example, RJM gave The Brants Company’s headquarters a half-million dollar overhauling.
Joeris General Contractors
Website | 817-204-0770 | 3030 Lyndon B Johnson Frwy. Suite #1000, Dallas, TX 75234
Multi-awarded and highly acclaimed construction firm Joeris General Contractors has been providing Texan neighborhoods and businesses exceptional building solutions since 1957. Joeris’ decades of operations are matched with awards such as ABC South Texas Chapter Excellence in Construction Award in 2017 and AGC Austin’s Outstanding Construction Award for office construction in 2015 and 2016, and more.
CEO Gary Joeris has been in the construction field for over 30 years. He was able to lead the company in award-winning projects, one of which is JD Abrams Office Headquarters. This office features a 15,500-square-foot wall and steel frame office building that replicates Congress Avenue Bridge over Lady Bird Lake, famously built by Abrams.
The VERTEX Companies
Website | 888-298-5162 | 400 Libbey Pkwy., Weymouth, MA 0218
The VERTEX Companies, Inc. is a construction firm that offers engineering, environmental, and construction solutions in the global market. VERTEX is an award-winning company demonstrating unprecedented growth with a 20-30% year-over-year growth trajectory that is estimated to surpass $1 billion by 2030. The Massachusetts-based company also operates in various parts of the world including Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Kyrgyzstan.
One of the firm’s specialties is its tenant improvement services, which they provided for Alliance Center, a 12,334-square-foot office space that rocks an urban rustic look. The challenge in building the facility was coordinating the design, which came from members based in the Fort Worth area.
Website | 214-553-6170 | 4464 Sigma Rd. Suite #150, Dallas, TX 75244
Commercial interior finishing specialist Gordon Highlander has been in North Texas for over a decade. Gordon’s over 1,750 successful projects since its conception have enabled the company to rank in various business lists including The Dallas Business Journal‘s Top 50 Fastest Growing Mid-Market Companies. That journal, as well as PR News Wire, also featured the firm.
Among Gordon Highlander’s portfolio of commercial interior work, NTT Data stands to be one of the firm’s most iconic works. This Japanese business data communications company enlisted Gordon Highlander to take care of its Texas office. The project is a sharp fusion of traditional Japanese aesthetics and modern build-out practicality.
Website | 817-306-7979 | 3960 Sandshell Dr., Fort Worth, TX 76137
When Ken and Dave Wells founded Key Construction in 1978, the two had no idea of the success would come through their venture. Key operates in 35 states nationwide and has been featured in local publications and business journals. Despite these achievements, the company considers the customer’s satisfaction to be the only gauge of its real success.
Key Construction’s expertise in tenant improvement translates well in its portfolio. With clients such as Airbus, Museum Place Block, Cargill Protein, and Knighton Oil on the list of completed works, Key has repeatedly proved itself to be an expert in this competitive industry.
Website | 214-451-1000 | 3100 McKinnon St., Dallas, TX 75201
Balfour Beatty is a construction powerhouse with a nationwide reach and over a hundred years of industry experience. Having been founded in 1909 in the United Kingdom, Balfour is an established force in the industry with consistent rankings from ENR and major commercial and project awards.
What started in London as a structural engineering and vertical construction provider thrives in the U.S. as a known name in the general contracting industry. Balfour has constructed billions worth of prominent projects across different markets and industries. Balfour has finished projects for Microsoft, K&L Gates, and Parsley Energy to name a few.