Top Restaurant Contractors
Burke Construction Group
385 Pilot Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
About Burke Construction Group
The Burke Construction Group (BCG) offers a personalized experience for clients who need unique or brand-specific dining spaces. Known for effective construction management, the company has delivered projects for large and diverse markets. As a premier restaurant contractor established in 1984, it serves clients in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Most uniquely, the firm has an in-house virtual design and construction team. Clients can benefit from the team’s technical skills and innovative techniques no matter the market. BCG also builds strong relationships with subcontractors, suppliers, and brokers to make restaurant contracting a breeze for busy clients.
President and CEO Kevin Burke has more than 30 years of industry experience, having held several leadership positions within BCG. He studied mechanical engineering at Kansas State University, and has led the firm throughout many successful projects. One specific project includes Sickies Burgers and Brews in Town Square Las Vegas. The casual dining restaurant was designed to evoke nostalgia: it features retro signs, vintage license plates, and bicycle frames. Diners can enjoy their meals under the vintage Ford and Sedan car frames that hang from the ceiling.
The firm is the happy recipient of three 2020 Merit Awards and an Honor Award in the Office Building category from the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks (NAIOP). It also received the 2018 Safety Award and General Contractor of the Year from World Wide Safety. Its projects have been featured in Eater Vegas, Nevada Business Magazine, and Engineering News Record.
3030 South Highland Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109
About Martin-Harris Construction
Martin-Harris Construction (MHC) is an award-winning company based in Las Vegas. With decades of industry experience, it is one of the most trusted restaurant contractors in the area. It has delivered projects throughout the Southwest, including Arizona, California, Colorado, and Texas. The company’s motto, “We always deliver” shows its commitment to on-time project delivery and complete client satisfaction. The secret to the firm’s success is a team of skilled construction professionals who are passionate about restaurant design. It also has access to a vast network of subcontractors with unmatched skill. With the right people on board, the company is able to deliver fantastic results on a consistent basis.
CEO Frank Martin was named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the Inland Empire Region Construction and Real Estate Division. He sits on the Board of Directors at the UNLV Foundation and Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). President Guy Martin sits on the National Board of Directors of Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and is co-chair of the AGC of America Charity Foundation. Under the firm’s strong leadership, MHC won 2020 ENR Southwest Contractor of the Year and was named 2020 Safest General Contractor of the Year by Vegas Inc. Magazine. Its projects have been featured in Engineering News Record, Nevada Business Magazine, and Global Construction Review. The company was established in 1976.
Its diverse portfolio includes the PGA Tour Bar & Grill at McCarran International Airport. The 2,700-square-foot restaurant was designed by Richardson Wetzel Architects and renovated by MHC. The golf-themed interior features a grab-and-go bar and bar seating. Multiple flat screen TVs and murals liven up the space.
Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc.
5662 La Costa Canyon Court, Las Vegas, NV 89139
About Shaw-Lundquist Associates Inc.
As one of the largest minority-owned business enterprises (MBE) in the country, Shaw-Lundquist Construction (SLC) has deep roots in the community. Its business motto, “Building better lives” shows its commitment to construction quality and client satisfaction. As the leading restaurant contractor in the Las Vegas area, SLC delivers projects on time and within budget. In addition, the firm is highly committed to sustainability, incorporating green practices in design and construction.
The company values pride and integrity above all else, maintaining the highest standards for restaurant contracting. As a family owned business, SLC invests in relationships that stand the test of time. From LV’s top restaurateurs to first-rate subcontractors, the company has built up its reputation through successful project completion. President and CEO Hoyt Hsiao and West Region Vice President Holden Hsiao lead a team of construction professionals at SLC. Hoyt is a board member and treasurer for the Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Holden serves as vice president at the National Association of Minority Contractors, Las Vegas.
Under this strong leadership team, the firm has built many successful projects including Ambra Italian Kitchen + Bar at MGM Grand. SLC renovated the dining space, which features the longest linear foot bar ever built in the hotel. Inspired by Milan, the dining space has an upscale feel with earth and jewel tones throughout the design.
SLC is the recipient of the 2019 AIA MN Preservation Award. Its projects have been featured in MBE Magazine and American School & University Magazine. Established in 1974, the firm is now ranked among Twin Cities’ top 20 general contractors. It is also one of the prominent Asian-American-owned contractors in the United States.
Affordable Concepts Inc.
2975 W. Lake Mead Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89032
About Affordable Concepts Inc.
Affordable Concepts Inc.’s (ACI) business motto, “We Build, You Benefit” perfectly encapsulates its commitment to client satisfaction. As one of the leading construction companies in the Southwest, ACI is determined to build trust, loyalty, and respect among the community and within the organization. It values accountability, commitment, and integrity in each project. The secret to its success is a vast professional network that helps the company streamline the building process, making it faster and easier for clients with tight schedules.
As a commercial general contractor since its establishment in 1985, it specializes in site development, ground-up construction, and tenant improvements. In addition, as a self-performing contractor, it provides exceptional design-build and lean construction services to meet clients’ varied needs. It has delivered projects in the retail, restaurant, and healthcare markets in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. It is led by President and CEO Robert Potter is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional with more than 30 years of leadership experience. He attended the University of Nevada-Reno and the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. He sits on the Board of Directors and Government Affairs Committee at Associated General Contractors (AGC).
The company counts Burger King among its loyal clients. ACI has built over 30 Burger King restaurants in its 36 years in business. One of its branches in the LV area features a two-story play area and stamped concrete sidewalks with exterior ledgestone and professional landscaping. For exceptional projects such as this one, ACI has been the recipient of the ERA Brokers Consolidated 2017 Merit Award for Office Building, and has been featured in publications such as the Southwest Contractor Magazine.
9115 West Russell Road Suite 210, Las Vegas, NV 89148
About NIGRO Construction
Nigro Development is in the business of “Building Your World” through commercial construction, reconstruction, tenant improvements, and homeowners association (HOA) maintenance. As a successful second-generation company, it is dedicated to creating superior and distinctive environments. It attends to the finer details of each project to create a smooth and seamless experience for clients. As an active member of the LV community, the company knows the landscape of the Las Vegas Valley well. This allows Nigro to deliver first-rate projects on time and within budget. Known for building quality retail, commercial and residential properties, Nigro serves business owners and developers in the Las Vegas area.
The company is highly sought for top-notch restaurant contracting services. It has worked on several restaurants in the area. These include Distill A Local Bar, a local establishment serving cocktails and bar chow. The bar features an outdoor patio and stainless steel kitchen for an unforgettable dining experience.
Nigro received the 2019 Family Owned Business Shape Up Award from Nevada Business Magazine. The company has been featured in Nevada Business Magazine, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Eater Vegas. It was established by Edward M. Nigro in 1999, a graduate of the University of Southern California.
R&O CONSTRUCTION INC.
6787 Spencer Street, Las Vegas, NV 89119
About R&O CONSTRUCTION INC.
Since its establishment in 1980, R&O Construction Inc. puts clients first. The company builds memorable dining spaces while providing exceptional service. It has worked on both large and small projects, adjusting to the needs and requirements of each client. It strives for superior service levels and attention to detail to deliver successful projects. It is also committed to green building with LEED certified staff and having worked on multiple sustainable projects.
President and CEO Slade Opheikens is a LEED Accredited Professional with over 35 years of leadership experience. He joined R&O in 1995, and studied construction management at Brigham Young University. Under his leadership, the company specializes in preconstruction, construction, and closeout and warranty services. It serves clients in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas especially for restaurant contracting services, having worked on several casual dining restaurants.
One project R&O worked on is the Hofbrauhaus in Las Vegas. The 18,000-square-foot restaurant is a replica of the original branch in Munich, Germany. It features a 367-seat dining hall and 462-seat beer garden. Highlights include the painted sky ceiling and hanging lanterns.
For outstanding projects such as these, the company has received awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), National Commercial Builders Council, and Intermountain Contractor. It is the recipient of the Association of Builders and Contractors of Utah’s Excellence in Construction Award for Institutional Project. It has also been featured in publications such as the Nevada Business Magazine and Engineering News Record (ENR).
6001 S. Decatur Blvd. Suite J., Las Vegas, NV 89118
About Builders United
Builders United does ground up construction, tenant improvements, and renovations for large and specialty projects. The company also offers restaurant contracting services in Nevada, California, Utah, Texas, and twelve other states. It is a premier commercial contractor with about 2,500 completed projects to date. The company has worked with luxury brands like Cartier, Hermes, and Versace.
The key to its success is highly trained staff members who are well-versed in a wide range of trades and services. With a capable team of construction professionals, Builders United serves as a single stop for clients’ general construction needs. This makes the building process more convenient for clients with ambitious projects. Owner Kallen Kildea is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor with over 13 years of leadership experience. He studied finance at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, and later founded Builders United in 2009.
The company’s robust portfolio includes Chosun Hwaro & Nara Teppan on the LV Strip. At 16,000 square feet, it is the largest Korean BBQ joint in Nevada. The restaurant features a 485-seat main dining space and several private dining rooms. Builders United provided design-assist, general contracting, and construction management for this project. The company was also in charge of budgeting, scheduling, and cost control. The project had a total contract value of $1 million to $5 million.
For projects like these, Builders United won the 2020 Contractor of the Year Awards Building Project of the Year (under $15 million). The company has been featured in Vegas Inc. Magazine, Las Vegas Review-Journal, and Construction & Demolition Recycling.
5940 South Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89118
About ABG Builders
ABG Builders is a premier restaurant contractor that promises reliability, quality, and results. Founded in 2006, the company has since been dedicated to helping clients move forward with their vision. From casual fare to fine dining, ABG will build restaurants that meet clients’ business needs and requirements.
The company has completed millions of dollars’ worth of projects spanning millions of square feet. It excels in commercial building projects across a wide range of sectors and industries. ABG is also committed to enhancing communities through commercial contracting. It has built several non-profits, including schools and medical facilities.
The company has delivered projects for clients in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. These projects include the Korean BBQ Restaurant at Rio Casino. The main dining area features tables with grills, allowing customers to cook their own food. The restaurant also has several private rooms for parties. The kitchen is decked out in world-class equipment like grills, hoods, walk-in coolers, and stain-resistant, FRP-lined walls. This restaurant has also been outfitted with extensive HVAC and electrical systems for superior ventilation.
ABG received the 2018 Family Owned Businesses Award from Nevada Business Magazine. Founder and CEO Jeff Manning has over 20 years of industry experience. He has previously worked as a project engineer, project manager, and business development manager. Jeff is also a NAIOP board member. As an auctioneer for the National Auctioneers Association, he helps raise funds for different non-profits.
4710 W. Post Rd. Suite 140, Las Vegas, NV 89118
About Breslin Builders
Breslin Builders is a design-build general contractor specializing in restaurants, retail spaces, and convenience stores. The company also has substantial experience in casinos, hotels, offices, and just about any project type between. It is a fully licensed company serving clients throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
What sets Breslin Builders apart from other contractors in LV is its unique offering of services. These include pre-development and design-assist services. The company has an in-house design group that serves as a single point of contact for clients. This streamlines the building process and makes it easier for clients to take their projects from the initial concept to final certificate of occupancy.
Its large work of completed projects includes Lo-lo’s Chicken and Waffles in the northwestern portion of the Las Vegas Valley. This casual dining restaurant is the franchise’s first branch in Last Vegas. Breslin Builders provided design-build for this remodeling and additions project, which was completed in 2016. The company added an outdoor patio, installed a new canopy, and updated the kitchen to include new equipment.
For its outstanding work, the firm has been featured in Engineering News Record (ENR) Southwest, Nevada Business Magazine, and Parks & Rec Business Magazine. Founder Jack Breslin established the company in 1980. He assembled a team of construction professionals that would become the foundation of Breslin Builders.
LM Construction Co
7115 Bermuda Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119
About LM Construction Co
LM Construction Company has an open book policy that prioritizes complete transparency throughout the building process. It also encourages clients to take a hands-on approach to their own projects by hosting regular meetings and on-site inspections. Its trained staff have over 100 years of combined experience, helping clients carry projects through to completion.
The company has completed millions of square feet of commercial and industrial projects to date. As a premier commercial contractor in the West, it is licensed in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah and offers the full range of design-build services. Its areas of expertise include concrete tilt-up, tenant improvements, and maintenance and repairs.
The company provides restaurant contracting services in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Its projects include 7 Leaves Cafe on South Rainbow Boulevard. It worked on over 1,700 square feet of industrial space for the project. The dining space features exposed ceiling pipes, polished concrete floors, and natural wood accents throughout the space.
Owner Larry Monkarsh founded LM Construction in 1996. He previously worked as a property manager at Radisson Sun Valley Resort. Under his leadership, the company has been featured in Construction Today Magazine and Nevada Business Magazine.
Boyd Martin Construction
5965 McLeod Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89120
About Boyd Martin Construction
Boyd Martin Construction LLC (BMC) handles every aspect of a building project from conceptual design to turnover. The company offers in-house schematic layout and budget estimating services to help clients crystallize their ideas. It also provides access to a design team to serve as the primary point of contact and coordination for the project.
As a premier general contracting firm, BMC is licensed in Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. It specializes in new construction, renovation, and tenant improvements. Aside from project quality and exceptional service, the company is also known for site safety, having received several awards and recognitions in this area. Moreover, the firm has worked on restaurants, retail centers, and car dealerships throughout Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. Its projects include Steak N Shake in Henderson, Las Vegas. The casual dining restaurant features on-brand design with a red, grey, and black color scheme. Exposed pipe ceilings and track lights give the dining space an industrial feel.
Managing Member Boyd Martin established the company in 2003. He studied applied science and construction management at Brigham Young University. BMC has been featured in Vegas Inc. Magazine and Las Vegas Review-Journal.
AJB General Contractor
102 E. Mayflower Ave. N., Las Vegas, NV 89030
About AJB General Contractor
AJB General Contractor has built thousands of projects in Las Vegas over the last three decades. As a leading general contractor, the company is highly sought for design, project feasibility, and construction. It values sound and honest business practices no matter the scale or value of the project. It is known for delivering projects on time and within budget.
With a highly capable leadership and design-build team, the company has thrived despite having gone through the Great Recession and other challenges. While 70% of contractors and subcontractors shuttered during the recession, AJB survived through that time to become one of the most established companies in the Las Vegas area. Much of its strength is due to its strong leadership team. President and founder Alan Jeskey has over 30 years of leadership experience. He studied construction engineering at Lawrence Technological University, and established AJB General Contractor in 1989. In 2001, the leadership was handed to new CEO Curtis Cummings.
One of its projects include EGG WORKS, a family restaurant that serves breakfast and brunch. The dining area features natural wood surfaces, colorful murals, ceiling fans, and flat screen TVs. The green and brown color scheme creates a cozy environment. For works such as these, the firm has been accredited by the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and Roofing Contractors Association of Nevada. The firm also earned a feature in Construction-Today.
Kittrell Jensen Contractors
1919 S. Jones Ste. B, Las Vegas, NV 89146
About Kittrell Jensen Contractors
Established in 2008, Kittrell Jensen Contractors’ (KJC) success is “built on relationships.” Known for exceptional quality and competitive pricing, it is one of the most sought after general contracting firms in the Las Vegas area. Fully licensed in Nevada and Arizona, the company excels in most types of commercial construction. It provides engineering, design-assist-build, and construction management services to clients across a wide range of industries. With its years of experience, the firm creates a seamless experience for clients by effectively managing the costs of each project. It delivers projects under budget and as scheduled. This makes KJC one of the most reliable restaurant contractors in LV.
Partners Justin Kittrell and Ron Jensen have over 13 years of leadership experience. Justin studied construction management at Southern Utah University and previously worked as a project manager. Justin and Ron founded the company and have led it through many successful projects over the years.
One of its completed projects includes Checkers, a fast food restaurant chain with several branches throughout Las Vegas. Known for double-lane drive-thrus, the restaurant features on-brand design with the black-and-white checkers motif and bold red accents. Adequate lighting and comfortable seating allow for a memorable dining experience.
T4 Construction Company
2275 E Sunset Rd. Suite 4, Las Vegas, NV 89119
About T4 Construction Company
T4 Construction promises “no-stress builds” for clients on tight deadlines and budgets. It is a woman-owned and led construction company serving clients in Las Vegas and the surrounding areas. The company specializes in tenant improvements, tenant build outs, and commercial and residential construction. It is a designated Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), Small Business Enterprise (SBE), and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE). Owner Jacquelynn Threat comes from a kinesiology background, having worked as an athletic trainer. She attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas before establishing T4 Construction in 2017.
T4 Construction delivers projects for an array of markets but is particularly sought for restaurant contracting. The firm strives to create unique and memorable dining spaces as opposed to generic and cookie-cutter restaurants. It embraces creativity and innovation throughout the building process.
Some of its projects include Lucky Foo’s, an Asian fusion bar and restaurant in Las Vegas. The bar and dining area have an upscale feel with marble floor tiles, upholstered seats, and ambient lighting. The interior features Asian-inspired wall art and woodwork.