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In the early 19th century, townhouses were quite popular among the middle class. A townhouse is easy and to build and less expensive than the usual single-family house. Townhouses have plenty of floors and living space for large families. Unlike owning a condominium, owning a townhouse means owning the entire property which may also include small yards.
Today, townhouses are popular with first-time homebuyers who want the privacy of a single-family home but are still on a budget. These townhouses tend to become more expensive in cities where single-family homes are scarce. However, in growing cities like San Francisco, New York, and Chicago, these types of homes are a top choice.
We want to tell you about some of the most qualified townhouse contractors around the country. Some bring years of experience in the industry; others have teams that expertly cater to their clients. All of these firms have honed their skills to the point that they are able to build structures for various markets including the multi-family sector.
6501 E Greenway Rd., #103-609, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Capable of a number of construction services, Ameris Construction was founded in 2005 and has a diverse portfolio that showcases the firm’s skills. The Modus MZ2 successfully shows the firm’s abilities. An 11-unit development, it was modeled to achieve the Home Energy Rating System (HERS)’s highest score. To do it, the company made use of high-performance building materials like solar panels and battery storage, as well as green technologies like Nest thermostats and smoke detectors. The firm has gained recognition from publications like AZ Big Media and Multi-Family Executive Magazine. It was also named a RED Awards finalist in 2017.
Though Ameris Construction was only recently established, the firm’s principals Chris Jones and Gress Goss have 50 years’ worth of experience in all aspects of product procurement, pre-construction, and construction.
3225 Avenue N, Fort Madison, IA 52627
Baxter Construction is a firm that specializes in commercial markets such as senior living, gaming, hospitality, and multi-family projects. After a staggering 75 years in the industry, Baxter Construction gained a national reputation as a quality-driven firm with a commitment to client satisfaction. Among its many multi-family projects, its most notable work is Douglas Square Townhomes. Nine-acres wide, this project has 50 single-family and rental units and is set in a traditional neighborhood plan containing pedestrian-friendly streets and an intimate setting that suits quiet lifestyles. These buildings carry traditional features like pitched roofs and wide front porches. Green building technology is also featured with highly efficient appliances, windows, and other sustainable devices.
Such projects are managed and guided by the current company president, Tony Baxter. A professional who has worked in the construction field for the majority of his life, Baxter has experience working several projects on a nationwide scale; he is also adept in project development.
Ben Harvey Construction
9 Cindy Lane, Ocean, NJ 07712
Ben Harvey Construction has specialized in general contracting, construction management, pre-construction, and design-build services since 1943. The firm has a reputation as a builder able to facilitate the construction of large commercial structures. Thanks to this wealth of experience and honed reliability, the firm has gained many clients who wanted to build car dealerships, office, government, or industrial, educational facilities, retail structures, and residential or mixed-use structures. Its most notable residential work, arguably, is the Marina Bays Condos and Townhouses. Located in Long Branch, this residential project has 93 condos and patio townhouses.
By the 1970s, the firm’s service area widened to include the entire state of New Jersey and beyond. The firm is currently managed by company president Benjamin R. Harvey who has experienced every phase of the industry for over 25 years. During his childhood, Harvey started working with his grandfather, father, and uncle in construction sites. While he worked the field as a laborer, carpenter, and mason, Harvey was able to graduate from Fairleigh-Dickinson University with a bachelor of science degree in Engineering Technology. Once in the company, he quickly progressed to the project supervisor, then project manager, and finally executive.
7409 South Bitterroot Pl., Sioux Falls, SD 57108
A premier multi-family contractor owned by Randy Reese, BlackWing Elite Builders constructs projects that have been known to deliver a combination of high Energy Star standards, exceptional aesthetics, and curb appeal. You can see these premier, wood-framed structures across South Dakota, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Minnesota. With the skills it has honed for 14 years, BlackWing Elite Builders is also capable of delivering light commercial projects with equally good work. After the company’s launch, it earned a reputation for outstanding project management and cost controls while maintaining the use of high quality, low maintenance materials. Simply put, BlackWing Elite Builders lives up to their motto of “Precision Beyond Expectation”.
Combining the use of high-quality products with the team’s keen eye for details and perfection, Blackwing Elite provides general contracting, real estate, and development.
5934 Old Pineville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28217
A firm that has provided construction services to real estate developers and owners around North and South Carolina, Carocon specializes in the construction and development of wood-frame buildings. Since its establishment in 1972, Carocon has built mixed-use structures, garden apartments, senior homes, urban infills, and townhomes. Its most notable might be the 10th and Alexander Condos. Composed of 15 residential units in one building with a courtyard, and a separate mall kiosk, these townhomes offer a variety of floorplans to cater to individual tastes, balconies opening from the living area, and rooftop terraces.
Apart from projects like this, Carocon has completed nearly 200 projects and 25,000 residential units. The vast number of clients and projects the firm has worked on is one reason for the recognition Carocon has earned over the years: it has been featured in Street Townhomes, Builder Magazine, and Multifamily Executive Magazine which ranked it the eighth Top Multifamily and General Contractor for 2019. Currently, the firm has Ambrose Dittloff as its president. Ambrose has worked in the construction and design of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities since 1974, and the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) named him the 2014 Executive of the Year.
CBG Building Company
4401 Wilson Blvd. Suite #600, Arlington, VA 22203
This 114-year-old firm was founded by George Hyman and builds over 4,000 homes each year: CBG Building Company has been crafting award-winning communities for more than 25 years. The firm has gradually become one of the nation’s most respected general contractors, and it has earned several awards. Its most recent include the Best In America Living (BALA) Platinum Award, The Gold Design Excellence Award for the multi-family category, and the Award of Excellence for Best Green Apartment Community from the Delta Associates Multifamily Awards. In the same year, it was also ranked in Multifamily Executive Magazine’s list of Top Multifamily Builders and General Contractors.
We were especially taken with the Riverside Manor Townhomes. Divided among different home townhouse types, it has various elevations, exterior treatments, and color schemes.
Dave Grundfest Company
1221 Westpark Dr., Little Rock, AR 72204
Dave Grundfest Company is a boutique company. But through the 29 years of its existence, the firm has been ranked as one of the top 20 construction firms in Arkansas and established itself as one of the premier negotiated contractors for projects throughout the southeastern U.S. With a reputation that highlights proven experience, financial strength, and thorough project management, Dave Grundfest Company gained repeat customers who currently make up 70% of the firm’s clientele. The firm also won the AIA’s honor award for Arkansas and another for the Gulf Region before winning one of eight prestigious national AIA honor awards for its work on a custom single-family home. The firm is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and North Little Rock’s Chamber of Commerce.
Currently, the firm is handled by founder and president, Dave Grundfest III. While Grundfest carries expertise in financial management, construction estimating, project management, design-build leadership and construction, it is also worth highlighting that he has 20 years of experience in all aspects of the commercial construction industry.
1 2nd St., North Suite #102, Fargo, ND 58102
Co-founded by Ben Meland and Austin Morris, Enclave Companies is one of the largest dense living developers and builders in North Dakota. The firm is known to spend the entire construction process with its client. By following its work ethic of understanding the finished project’s beneficiaries including the end-user, the neighbors, and the community, all of Enclave Companies’ projects have been successfully delivered on time and on budget.
These projects also carry unique styles. One great example of these projects is Sterling Pointe Townhomes. Enclave Companies’ projects have gained the firm recognition from magazines like West Fargo Pioneer and Finance and Commerce. The firm is also one of North Dakota’s leading, fully integrated real estate investment and development firms.
1375 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104
Flannery Construction is known for being one of the leading contractors for urban developments, apartments, condos, and townhouses. Established by Gerry Flannery in 1980, this firm served the Twin Cities metropolitan area and western Wisconsin for a quarter of a century. The firm has been involved with luxury housing, market-rate residences, affordable housing, senior apartments, communities, and cooperative projects. A great example of the firm’s work is Phalen Village. Part of a redevelopment effort, it consists of 75 townhomes in a beautiful development complete with charming features like ponds, terraces, and bike paths. The firm maintains a membership in the USGBC and was featured in St. Paul Business Journal.
12570 Old Seward Hwy., Suite 204, Anchorage, AK 99515
Hultquist Homes was founded in 1980 by Dave Hultquist; it is one of the largest builders in Alaska and has been recognized for its high-quality work numerous times. Hultquist Homes has built over 2500 homes in and around Anchorage and a hundred more around the Seattle area. The firm also has a collection of green, eco-friendly homes: constructed to consume less energy and water, notable features include compost roofs, fiber cement siding, and engineered wood I-Joist and flooring. Because of projects like these, Hultquist Homes was featured in the Best of the Best Television program and Anchorage Daily News. The Anchorage Home Builders Association (AHBA) also named it the 2018 Parade of Homes winner for its work on The Lofts at O Street and N Street Terraces.
Currently, Hultquist Homes is managed by Cody Hultquist. A Westmont College graduate with a degree in business and economics, Hultquist also studied abroad at the London School of Economics. He has brought the firm new ideas, technical innovation, and modern building practices.
1031 Santa Fe Dr., Suite #300, Denver, CO 80204
During the years of economic downturn, Hyder construction prospered and grew. That growth was likely a result of the 200 years of construction experience it brings to projects. In those difficult years, the firm was able to build projects for a number of different sectors, including multi-family. Among its notable townhouses, Aria Townhomes stands out the most. It consists of nine townhomes split into two buildings with detached garages and one above-garage unit. Hyder Construction has been recognized by the Colorado Real Estate Journal and ENR. In 2019, it also won the Mayor’s Design Awards and ENR’’s Mountain States Best Projects for restoration work on the Amick Building Restoration and Hyder office tenant improvement.
Such recognition can be credited to a team dominated by LEED accredited professionals who cater to its clients with a very open process, and executive chairman Tom McLagan’s leadership. A graduate of the University of Colorado, McLagan worked every summer as a laborer during college where he gained hands-on experience on various projects including residences and large commercial facilities. Hyder Construction is a member of the AGC of Colorado and the AIA of Colorado.
Landis Construction Co.
8300 Earhart Blvd. Suite #300, New Orleans, LA 70118
Since Fred Landis founded it in 1956 Landis Construction Co. has been known for its reputation as a reliable general contracting partner for various companies throughout Southeast Louisiana. The firm is also known as the first company in New Orleans to use Procore, a platform that permits the client access to every step of project progress. With the advantage of a good reputation from years of good service, Landis Construction Co. currently maintains a large portfolio of clients and has completed a large number of multi-million projects for various sectors. One of these notable projects is Iberville Phase VII. A 54,613 square foot site with four historic buildings, it has 56 townhouse apartments designed with the basic needs of home-like lighting, fixtures, and appliances. Three of these units are also fully-accessible and designed for both mobility-impaired and hearing/visually impaired tenants.
So far, Landis Construction Co.’s efforts have been rewarded with features in Qualified Remodeler and Biz New Orleans. The firm has also won a number of awards: most recently, it won the 2019 Regional Chrysalis Award for Remodeling Excellence and two of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)’s Excellence in Construction Eagle Awards. The ABC also recognized it as the Top Performer of 2019.
9090 S Sandy Pkwy., Sandy, UT 84070
A firm with roots embedded in the construction industry that date to 1953, Layton is a nationally-acclaimed commercial contractor that has built structures for various sectors in 40 different states. It has become so widely recognized that it has been featured in industry magazines such as Engineering News Record (ENR), Bisnow, Construction Dive, and AZ Big Media. Alongside such features, Layton has also won several awards and has been recognized with high industry rankings. Most recently, it won the General Contractor of The Year Award from AZRE’s Real Estate and Development (RED) Awards, and it also won the Diamond Safety Award from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah. In the same year, ENR included it in its list of Top 100 CMAR Firms.
Among its collection of projects, Layton’s most notable townhouse project is The Village at Riverwoods. A walkable contemporary village in Provo, Utah, it includes attached single-family townhouses, single-level residences and urban lofts built over neighborhood retail stores. Each of its custom units includes natural stone, wood-framed windows, barrel roofs, fireplaces, granite countertops, and crown molding.
135 Madison Ave., 8th Floor, New York, NY 10016
Ever since LMA Group’s establishment in 1993, Manhattan locals found one more firm to restore and renovate their New York City townhouses and luxury apartments. Over the years, LMA Group thrived on a client-centric work ethic where the team adjusts its work according to the clients’ needs. The firm maintains membership in the AIA. LMA Group has also been featured in Brownstoner for restoration work on Prospect Heights. That townhouse received a reworked layout and a thorough infrastructure update. Alongside its other high-end projects is the Chelsea townhouse—an Italianate style townhouse that exhibits a fashionable, modern style interior.
Currently, LMA Group is managed by company president Lee Manners. Before he joined the company, Manners spent his summers building rails and stairs and producing shop drawings in his father’s fabrication shop. Soon after those summers, Manners became a project manager for the sleek, modern transition of a British bank’s New York headquarters.
5513 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite #200, Washington, D.C. 20015
A firm that consistently exceeds client expectations with on-time and on-budget deliveries, McCullough Construction has an approximate annual volume of $80 to $100 million. Over the years since its founding in 2000, the firm has completed historic restorations and renovations, base or building office construction projects, retail work, foundation or structural repairs, and multi-family construction. The bulk of its projects, however, are multi-family projects. Some of these are historic buildings, others are LEED or Green focused, some use special materials, and many require the firm’s expertise due to challenging conditions. One of its most notable works is the Buchanan Park Townhomes. A 32-unit project, Buchanan features three stories of three to four-bedroom units, ten-foot ceilings, spacious roof terraces, wrought-iron fence yards, JELDWEN wood, garage parking, and an all-brick exterior that highlights its federal inspired style.
With projects like this, McCullough Construction has earned a number of awards. Most recently, it won the 2017 Historic Preservation Award and the 2018 Urban Land Institute Award. These awards are the result of guidance from firm president, Tom McCullough, a professional with a degree in structural and civil engineering. Along with his education, McCullough worked for four years as Bechtel Power Corporation’s structural engineer and 17 years in another, large commercial contracting firm.
O’Brien Construction Company
966 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083
A 58-year-old firm, O’Brien Construction Company has collected experience working in the education, religious, municipal, commercial, historical preservation, and multi-family housing sectors. Its line of projects is dominated by a string of multi-family housing and mixed-use projects, and its most notable work is the Grafton Townhomes. A 59,782 square foot project, Grafton Townhomes features 24 two-bedroom units and 24 three-bedroom units. 12 units were set aside for residents who require support services.
O’Brien Construction Company has maintained membership with the AGC and was featured in Architect Magazine and Crain’s Detroit Business which also included it as one of the Largest General Contractors in 2013. Currently, this multi-servicing firm is managed by Timothy O’ Brien. A professional with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction engineering, O’Brien has first-hand experience in all facets of construction and extensive industry knowledge. Because of this expertise, O’Brien Construction Company has a historically large list of varied clients who have experienced the firm’s loyalty to quality relationships with its clients.
2511 Broadbent Pkwy., NE, Suite A, Albuquerque, NM 87107
Pavilion Construction was established in 2007; within a short time, the firm has gathered a team that’s experienced in construction management and more than able to efficiently administer construction operations and guarantee quality asset delivery. The team also has in-depth experience in leading a diverse mix of construction projects in the Western U.S. Among its notable projects is Plaza Feliz. 34,000 square feet, this project features 66 apartments and townhouses that have access to the community’s daycare center and community office. Aside from this project, Pavilion Construction has also worked on apartments, educational, institutional, senior living, and student living structures alongside renovations.
The firm has three founders. COO Rob Olson has an extensive background in building technologies and methods; company president Brian Gerritz focuses on maintaining and developing strong relationships with the firm’s clients; CEO Derek Mannelin has over three decades of experience in the industry.
Petra General Contractors
1097 N. Rosario St. Suite #200, Meridian, ID 83642
A recognized leader in pre-construction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, and concrete services, Petra General Contractors has been providing service to a number of sectors for over 25 years. During this time, the firm became affiliated with industry organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), USGBC, and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Idaho. Alongside these memberships, the firm gathered enough experience and knowledge to create projects that gained it the 2016 Mayor’s Choice Building Excellence Award. Its most notable is Bown Crossing which included the construction of eight townhomes and 17 cottages that averaged 1,200 square feet.
Currently, the firm is managed by CEO Jerry Frank. Alongside his 40 years of construction experience, Frank has an enthusiasm for perfection which, combined with his experience, helps him fulfill client expectations.
7733 Forsyth Blvd., #1550, Clayton, MO 63105
A firm with professionals who have 22 years of experience providing clients with full general contracting services, Pinnacle Contracting has built projects for owners and developers in the industrial, leisure, office, retail, and historic renovation sectors. We think you might be especially interested in Gaslight Square. Featuring upscale townhomes constructed from the ground up, this project has luxury 12-foot ceilings and modern architectural kitchens and baths. Minor features include three-centimeter standard granite countertops, cherry wood flooring, and French casement windows. Aside from the firm’s portfolio of distinct projects, Pinnacle Contracting also won the AGC’s’ 2018 Safety Award for Outstanding Safety Performance.
Currently, the firm has Tom McLaughlin at the helm. A professional with more than 30 years of construction experience, McLaughlin has developed an understanding of the challenges in every phase of construction in various sectors. Thanks to those years of experience, McLaughlin is able to effectively maintain a hands-on approach with the firm’s construction projects.
5700 Dot Com Ct. Suite #1070 Oviedo, FL 32765
From pre-construction design recommendations and estimating, to permitting assistance and value engineering, RLH Construction’s most notable feature is its team of skilled professionals who are capable of maintaining the highest level of quality control management throughout the entire construction process. With this team and 25 years of experience in the multifamily industry—as well as CEO Richard Haines’ more than 30 years of experience—RLH construction has provided solutions to hundreds of multifamily properties across the South Eastern U.S. One of these notable properties is Park Hill Townhomes. A 47, 974 square foot project, it is a ground-up construction project consisting of two three-story luxury townhome buildings totaling ten units. Achieving this much experience and the skill to build projects like Park Hill, RLH Construction has been featured in the 2017 issue of Orlando Business Journal where it was ranked in the Golden 100 list for its excellence and contributions to the community.
Alongside this ranking, it won awards such as the Vertical Building Award for the new Hilton Garden Inn, ABC’s Excellence in Construction Merit Award in the commercial category for its work on Jaguar.
Sun Country Builders
3156 Lionshead Ave., Carlsbad, CA 92010
A firm that has won 2018, 2017, and 2016 PCBC Gold Nugget Awards, Sun Country Builders is a 41-year-old veteran of the construction industry and has been responsible for the construction of almost 100 multifamily affordable projects. In the early 1980s, Sun Country Builders developed a focus on affordable multifamily housing and built 12 USDA rural development agricultural housing projects in remote Southern California locations. Most of the firm’s projects are funded through tax credits, bonds, HUD, and local municipal financing, so Sun Country Builders has developed familiarity with all the areas of project administration and affordable financing programs.
Among its various projects in the multifamily, commercial, and mixed-use projects, its most notable work is Via Roble. A building developed with Trinity Housing, it functions not just as a commercial and mixed-use structure but as a multifamily building as well. Surrounding a scenic central park, it Includes live-work street-front townhomes, single-family homes, and a 40-unit family building.
1040 W. Huron St., Suite #300, Chicago, IL 60642
Established in 1997, Tandem, Inc. is a member of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Chicago and known for doing full-service construction, development, and architecture for commercial, multifamily, and luxury residential spaces. Providing such services have helped the firm gain enough experience to create projects that have won awards like the 2018 Design Awards’ Merit Award and the ALA Design Award. One of these notable projects is the Gold Coast Townhome renovation. Built in 1903, the home has a complex design that required careful attention to detail: the firm built a new basement garage, an additional floor, and the reconfigured, intricate central staircase.
Tandem, Inc. was founded by Tony Andrews, Sean Stauton, Dimitri Nassis, and Christopher Walsh. Their vision: create brand new single-family homes on the north side of Chicago. Currently, the firm is managed by AIA Christopher Walsh. Before working as the firm’s principal architect, Walsh worked for one of the nation’s largest architectural firms and became the vice president for a nationally recognized home builder.
The Douglas company
1716 Perrysburg Holland Rd., Holland, OH 43528
The Douglas Company is recognized for building senior living, healthcare facilities, and multi-family housing. After providing these services for over 40 years, the firm has gained enough experience to produce high-quality structures while providing its clients with a well-managed construction process. So far, it has built over 10,181 multi-family units for clients who have either witnessed or have heard about the firm’s work ethic. One of its most notable townhouse projects is United Town Homes. Crafted by architect Enberg Anderson, this duplex-style townhouse has a total of 24 duplexes in a comforting farmhouse style.
With such a large portfolio that features more projects like United Town Homes, The Douglas Company has been repeatedly featured in Inc. Most recently, it was featured in its 2017 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies. Back in 2013, it was also featured in Building Design + Construction’s Giants 300 report. Such recognition was gained during company president, Peter Douglas’ 40 years’ worth of industry experience and leadership.
400 Maryland Ave., Easton, MD 21601
One of Delmarva’s most diversified commercial construction firms, Willow Construction is an accredited quality contractor by the ABC and has been building commercial structures, pre-engineered buildings, residential homes and estates, and multi-family buildings for 47 years. Thanks to these long years of experience, the firm was able to hone its skills and transfer its practices and innovative ideas to various industries. Its work on Calver Heights Townhomes is its most notable townhome project. Though this 52,729 square foot project provided more than a few challenges, the finished product was honored with the 2011 Excellence in Construction Award in the residential multi-family category. It also won three of the 2018 ABC Excellence in Construction Awards and ABC’s STEP Platinum Award.
Willow Construction currently has Mike Hiner as the company president; he has been with the firm for 40 years. Hiner excels in strategic direction and sets the example for excellent customer service.
1295 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
Wohlsen Construction is one of the industry’s nationally recognized firms and has over 130 years of construction experience. During these long years, the firm has held memberships with various trade organizations including the ABC, Delaware Contractors Association (DCA), the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County, and the USGBC. Most recently, it was included in ENR’s list of Top 400 Contractors and BD + C’s Giants 300 List and received three Excellence in Construction Awards from the ABC New Jersey. Among its many projects, its most notable townhouse project is The Townhomes at Governor’s Square. This 110,000 square foot project included full site and utility packages along with the construction of the townhomes.
Wohlsen Construction was founded by Herman F. Wohlsen. It is led by CEO and company president, Gary Langmur. Carrying the title since 1990, Langmur’s skill and abilities were honored with the Lancaster Chamber’s Exemplar Award for his contributions to the local business community and his help in improving Lancaster County’s quality of life.