As one of the most populous cities in Texas with an estimated population of 2.3 million, the city of Houston is a cosmopolitan city offering a global range of commercial activities. Its thriving economy makes it an ideal place for investors looking for economic opportunities. This article highlights the top tenant improvement contractors in Houston, Texas. To produce this list, commercial general contracting firms and tenant improvement firms were reviewed. We then considered the number of projects contractors had completed in the area, as well as customer reviews, total experience, professional affiliations, and the press recognition firms had received.
13) Rise Construction
Website | 281-817-7160 | 827 N Loop W, Houston, TX 77008
Rise Construction is a locally-owned, full-service construction company that has been serving Houston and its surrounding areas since 2007. The company specializes in residential and commercial projects, offering general contracting, construction management, and design-build services.
What’s notable about Rise Construction is its track record of delivering quality customer service to a wide range of clients for the past eleven years. Whether it’s a simple facelift, an interior redesign, or a major renovation, the company is committed to helping its clients achieve its tenant improvement goals in the most cost-effective way.
12) Division 9 Inc.
Website | 832-831-9492 | 7110 Santiago St., Houston, TX 77023
With decades of experience in the residential and commercial design-build industry, Division 9 Inc. has established itself as one of Houston’s most trusted design-build firms. Co-founded by Fatima Acevedo and Jorge Salazar in 2009, the company quickly earned the recognition of different industry organizations, including the National Wood Flooring Association (NWFA), the National Association of Home Builders, and the Greater Houston Builders Association. It has also been accredited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ Rating.
In one of the company’s tenant improvement projects, it worked on new office space for MG Architects in Houston. Division 9 Inc. installed luxury vinyl tile in different parts of the office, including the lobby, the stairs, and the break room. The tenant improvement lasted for three weeks with 9 Division delivering quality results within a specific timeframe.
11) Byrd Interior Construction
Website | 713-688-8850 | 2123 W Governors Cir. Suite #100, Houston, TX 77092
Byrd Interior Construction has been providing tenant improvement services to Houston for over 23 years. Its founder and president, John Byrd, is a veteran in managing construction projects with over 30 years of industry experience. Byrd leads a large number of superintendents with more than two decades of experience.
Byrd Interior Construction’s professionalism and service have allowed it to build a long-lasting relationship with its clients. The company typically works on over 300 projects per year across more than 15 industries, with 95 percent of its leads coming from referrals and repeat business. Clients include landlords, corporate interior clients, healthcare facilities, and architecture firms.
10) Right Choice Development & Construction
Website | 832-567-9648 | 25626 Saddlebrook Way, Katy, TX 77494
Headed by husband-and-wife team Danielle and James Wright, Right Choice Development & Construction is a Houston-based commercial general contractor that specializes in corporate interior and exterior remodels and build-outs, industrial spaces, and office buildings. Some of it clients include tenants of the River Oaks District and oilfield company, Schlumberger. The company is active in a number of local industry organizations, including the City of Houston Women Business Enterprise and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council where it earned the National Women’s Business Enterprise Certification.
In one of its major improvement projects, Right Choice Development & Construction was hired to work on the 3,000-square-foot atrium area of the One Westchase Center. Some of the improvements include the installation of 1,500-square-feet granite tiles, rerouted plumbing, and installation of new electrical posts and LED light fixtures. The company managed to finish the project within the six-week construction time frame while minimizing the disruption to the building’s tenants and visitors.
9) Metzger Construction Company
Website | 713-956-0098 | 2055 Silber Rd. Suite #100, Houston, TX 77055
Metzger Construction Company has been in the industry for over four decades now. Originally known as IBS Contractors Inc., the company changed its name to Metzger Construction Company after Jim Metzger purchased the company together with his business partner. Since then, it has been providing the Greater Houston area with quality construction and renovation services.
The company has completed numerous tenant improvement projects in Houston. One particularly high profile project involved the improvement of the corporate office of Major League Baseball’s Houston Astros. Completed in 2013, the company worked on renovating the baseball team’s administrative offices, clubhouse, and team stores.
8) Teal Construction Company
Website | 713-465-8306 | 1335 Brittmoore Rd., Houston, TX 77053
Serving Houston, San Antonio, and their nearby communities, Teal Construction Company has been providing efficient, quality construction services for over 71 years. Its president, John Murray, assumed the position of president in 1986. Murray holds multiple commercial contractor licenses and a real estate broker’s license. He is also a member of the Design-Build Institute of America.
Teal Construction has experience working with a wide range of clients, including clients from the automotive, retail, educational, healthcare, and finance industries. It maintains an active affiliation with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The company also adheres to the highest safety standards when it comes to construction and renovation, earning the company a Diamond and Platinum STEP Award from the ABC in recent years.
7) Construction Concepts
Website | 713-589-2682 | 5633 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77057
Specializing in turnkey commercial construction services and high-end design, Construction Concepts has been serving Houston and its nearby communities for over 18 years. Its Chief Executive Officer, Joshua Weisman, has over 20 years of industry experience. Under Weisman’s leadership, the company has completed over $40 million worth of contracted work. This amazing feat earned the company a spot on the Houston Business Journal’s Fast 100 of 2018 and Inc.’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies award.
Construction Concepts has done numerous tenant improvement projects in Houston, including a complete interior build-out of the Annex HTX. Intended as a co-working space, the interior build-out features a minimalist design. The use of contrasting colors goes well with the modern look of the co-working space.
6) Arch-Con Corporation
Website | 713-533-1900 | 1335 W Gray, Suite #210, Houston, TX 77019
Established in 2000, Arch-Con Corporation is a general contracting company that specializes in commercial design and construction. An established company in Houston, it’s affiliated with a number of trusted industry organizations, including the Tilt-Up Concrete Association, the American Institute of Architects, and the Associated General Contractors of America. It has also been featured in Inc. Magazine, Bisnow, and the Houston Business Journal.
Its founder, Michael G. Scheurich, currently leads the company. Under Scheurich’s leadership, the company has received numerous recognitions, such as its inclusion in the Houston Business Journal Top 10 Best Places to Work list, Inc. Magazine’s Top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Houston, and the 2017 Tilt-Up Concrete Association’s Best Tilt-Up Safety.
One of the interior improvement projects of the company involved the build-out renovation of Hotchkiss Insurance Agency’s office in Houston. Completed two weeks ahead of its original schedule, major improvements to the 14,000-square-foot space include structural office glass with structural entry, upgraded and directional lighting, and upgrading of other spaces including the break room.
5) Harvey | Harvey-Cleary Builders
Website | 713-783-8710 | 3630 Westchase Drive Houston, TX 77042
Harvey | Harvey-Cleary is a full-service general contractor that has been making its mark in Houston’s construction industry for 61 years with a client-oriented approach. By understanding the importance of a beautifully crafted interior environment and combining it with the mission of creating relationships, the firm is able to create exceptional functional spaces and interior projects.
Harvey has been fortunate to work with many of the leading design firms in the United States, on projects ranging from Fortune 100 HQ buildouts to lobbies for cutting-edge tech firms, to multi-level restacks for international law firms. Regardless of project type or size, it is committed to fulfilling the project vision through true collaborations. Another strength of the firm is fully knowing the owner’s program requirements and budget restrictions. Its early involvement with project architects allows it to effectively allocate budget without compromising vision.
Its Chief Executive Officer, David E. Harvey, Jr., has over four decades of industry experience. Harvey has made significant contributions to the company with his background in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering. Under his leadership, the company has won numerous awards, including the General Contractor Safety Award from the American Subcontractors Association – Houston Chapter (ASA-HC), the Excellence in Construction Award from the ABC Houston, and the Landmark Award from the Houston Business Journal.
4) Scott + Reid General Contractors
Website | 713-338-2515 | 3118 Richmond Ave. Suite #250, Houston, TX 77098
Started as a company specializing in interior finish-out services in 1992, Scott + Reid General Contractors has grown through the years to include a wide range of services. Its success and growth can be attributed to its CEO and founder, Chris Scott, who leads a team of experienced professionals with over 25 years of construction industry experience.
Scott’s commitment to employee growth and customer service has earned the company a number of recognitions, including its inclusion on the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work list for seven straight years, as well the Dallas Business Journal Middle Market 50 list.
In one of the company’s tenant improvement projects, Scott + Reid General Contractors worked on transforming five warehouses into a co-working space. With a focus on communal spaces, the improvements included improvements to conference rooms and break out areas. All office spaces also use sustainable DIRTT wall systems, giving every tenant the freedom to reconfigure their respective lease space.
3) McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Website | 713-963-9790 | 3800 Buffalo Speedway, Suite #250, Houston, TX 77098
Ranked by the Houston Business Journal as the top company on its 2019 Healthiest Employers list, the Houston division of McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. continues to make an impact in the construction industry with its diversified commercial construction and improvement services. The company has received numerous awards for its quality work, including the 2017 Excellence in Construction Award from the ABC Greater Houston, and the 2017 Diamond STEP Award from the ABC of Houston.
One of the veterans behind the Houston division’s continued success is Jim Stevenson, president of McCarthy’s Houston division. With a background in Building Construction, Stevenson leads the division with 35 years of construction industry experience. He is also an active member of AGC Houston, serving on both the Board of Directors and Executive Board.
Website | 281-907-8600 | 1725 Hughes Landing, Suite #1200, The Woodlands, TX 77380
Established in 1963, Webber has completed numerous construction and improvement projects, contributing significantly to the Houston community. The company has been active in numerous industry organizations, including the Associated General Contractors and Regional Black Contractors Association. It has also been featured in Construction & Demolition Recycling Magazine and the Engineering News-Record.
With more than 20 years in the civil heavy construction industry, CEO and President Jose Carlos Esteban leads around 2,000 crewmembers across Texas. Under Esteban’s leadership, the company’s consistent quality in construction and improvement services has earned it numerous recognitions, including the ENR Texas & Louisiana Contractor of the Year in 2018, the National AGC Safety Award, and the Top 10 Recycler in the Nation from the Construction & Demolition Recycling Magazine.
1) E.E. Reed Construction LP
Website | 281-933-4000 | 333 Commerce Green Blvd., Sugar Land, TX 77478
Ranked among ENR’s Top 400 Contractors, E.E. Reed Construction’s outstanding service and over four decades of experience has led the firm to become a contractor recognized for steadfast performance, unparalleled professionalism, and exceptional results. Over the years, the company has affiliated itself with several industry organizations, including the Associated Builders & Contractors of Greater Houston, American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Urban Land Institute (ULI), NAIOP, and ACE Mentorship, among others.
The Reed family of companies began with the flagship company, E.E. Reed Construction Company, in 1977. Founder, E.E. “Gene” Reed, grew up in Houston and was educated at The University of Texas. After 17 years in the construction business, Gene started his own company. In 2012, Gene’s son, Mark Reed, assumed the role of E.E. Reed Construction President. Much like his father before him, Mark toiled in virtually every facet of the construction business; working as a laborer, carpenter and field engineer.
The company has completed numerous tenant improvement projects in the greater Houston area. In one of its tenant improvements, E.E. Reed reshaped Whitney Bank’s corporate interior. Spanning 27,899 square feet, this project includes conference rooms, offices, a breakroom, and lobby. In the past decade, E.E. Reed has completed 430 interior projects totaling more than 7 million square feet.