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The Best Construction Companies in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, and other American Revolutionary War sites are found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city. The Philadelphia Museum of Art stairs are also iconic, memorialized in the film “Rocky” during Sylvester Stallone’s joyous run. Philadelphia is rich in landmarks that tell America’s heritage, all close to each other in “America’s most historic square mile.”

We’ve listed the best construction companies serving the city. If you’re looking at building a home or putting up a commercial structure in Philadelphia, consider this compilation of the area’s leading firms. Each was carefully selected by our editorial team for its portfolio, awards, affiliations, and press coverage.

Hanson Fine Building & Preservation

86 W Johnson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19144

Hanson Fine Building develops lasting structures and relationships in the Philadelphia region. It specializes in refined renovations, custom additions, sustainable new construction, and historic preservation for older homes and historic structures in Greater Philadelphia. Established in 1986, the company manages all construction phases, including demolition, concrete and masonry, mechanical systems, framing, and finish carpentry.

Project by Hanson Fine Building & Preservation

The Hanson portfolio features projects acknowledged for their artistry and preservation quality. The firm has received recognition from the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Preservation Pennsylvania, the American Institute of Architects, Residential Architect, Remodeling Magazine, and the Urban Land Institute of Philadelphia.

The studio has worked on a number of the area’s renowned landmarks, including Andalusia, the country estate of Nicholas Biddle; the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright; several residences of Boat House Row; the historic Fort Mifflin, historic Bartram’s Garden; and the Athenaeum of Philadelphia.

Bellweather Design-Build, LLC

4613 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143

Bellweather Design-Build is a residential home remodeling firm that takes a unique architectural design approach and delivers high-quality design-build projects. The firm specializes in major renovations, home additions, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and specialty projects. The firm’s design process provides architectural drawings, concept sketches, 3D renderings, interior design, and custom selections.

Project by Bellweather Design-Build, LLC

From historic row homes in Center City to estates on the Main Line, homeowners trust the team behind Bellweather to bring their visions to life. For more than 20 years, the company’s consistent craftsmanship, creative solutions, and reliable service have earned it the highest client satisfaction ratings in Philadelphia. It also holds affiliations with industry organizations, including the Remodeler’s Advantage Peer Advisory, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the National Historic Preservation Trust, and the Building Performance Institute.

New Market Builders LLC

2800 Roberts Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129

Launched in 2004, New Market Builders LLC is a high-end residential construction management and design company handling jobs, additions, interior and exterior renovations, kitchen and baths, interior design, rehabilitation, structural work, custom finish, and woodworking. The firm was established by Michael Campuzano and is dedicated to completing top-quality projects for its clients professionally and promptly.

Project by New Market Builders LLC

Michael left Gardner/Fox in 2004 to launch the studio and offer his talents for project management, fine carpentry skills, and his eye for detail. He is also known for his superior vision for business direction and incorporating, repurposing, and reinterpreting found items. New Market Builders has piqued the interest of the press under Michael’s supervision and has been featured by Philadelphia Home+Design Magazine, Architectural Digest, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Santech Construction

420 W Thompson Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122

Since brothers Netanel Levi and Shimon Levy began Santech Construction in 2003, it has repeatedly proven to customers that it is the general contractor to turn to when renovating a home or business. The firm now includes the youngest brother Bar, an architectural student in Philadelphia. The firm has gradually grown from a small remodeling company to a full-service design-build firm. Its services include consulting, design, custom cabinetry, general contracting, historic renovations, whole house remodeling, and commercial construction.

Project by Santech Construction

Clients can trust that Santech Construction will always help them identify the features they are looking for and then design them to their specifications. The firm’s goal is to create lasting relationships with clients by providing high-quality service with expert craftsmanship and project management.

Santech Construction takes pride in its affiliations with The Olde Kensington Neighborhood Association and the Better Business Bureau.

Clemens Construction

The Drexel Building, 1435 Walnut Street, Floor 2, Philadelphia, PA 19102

Clemens Construction Company, established in 1979, is a leading commercial general contractor headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known for its expertise with complex urban infill construction and creative problem solving, the firm’s clients work with Clemens because they know they can depend on the team to deliver the highest quality work in keeping with the highest workplace safety standards.

Project by Clemens Construction

Taking the lead as the firm’s current president is Stephen Pouppirt, an environmental design in architecture graduate from The University of Kansas. Under his watch, Clemens respects its relationships with clients and subcontractors; much of its success is due to its disciplined and collaborative approach to construction management.

Among the many awards Clemens Construction Company has received for its work is the 2020 Best Retail Project from the General Building Contractors Association for City Winery, the 2019 Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Philadelphia, and the 2019 Grand Jury Award Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia for The Hale Building.

Intech Construction

3020 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Established by Craig “Sab” Sabatino and Will Schwartz in 1986, Intech Construction has evolved from its humble beginnings to having a major Philadelphia presence and constructing prominent projects throughout the region. At the company’s founding, Will and Sab believed they could offer a uniquely different, service-oriented, personalized strategy to the construction sector, honoring the principles of artistry, quality, and integrity. Over 35 years later, these values still guide Intech’s philosophy and form the tenets of the company’s culture.

Project by Intech Construction

Intech is pleased to serve the area’s major academic and cultural institutions, the healthcare, hospitality, and business sectors, and private development. With its exemplary performance and track record, it has garnered honors such as the 2020 Gold Award for Multifamily Student Housing, the 2020 Best Hospitality Project from the General Building Contractors Association, and it has been recognized among ENR’s MidAtlantic Top Contractors.

Domus Construction

101 Limekiln Pike, Glenside, PA 19038

Domus is a general construction firm that was established in 1976. It has completed a variety of commercial, educational, housing, restaurant, and retail projects throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It has considerable experience in new construction, rehabilitation, and the conversion of historic buildings. It is currently led by C. Edward Hillis.

Project by Domus Construction

The firm’s reputation is based upon its quality of work and the strength of its service. The firm provides cost-effective pricing and a steadfast commitment to its clients throughout the project that ensures efficiency and quality control. During its four decades of hard work, the firm’s work has been acknowledged with a number of awards, including the 2020 Architectural Excellence Design Award for Preservation Architecture, the 2019 Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Award for Historic Preservation, and the 2019 AIA Philadelphia Honor Award.

Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc

919 Glenbrook Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Gardner/Fox Associates is a full-service general contractor and construction manager. The firm is led by owner Brook Gardner and provides focused management talent on small and medium-sized projects in the $100,000 to $8 million range. The firm has a diverse resume of corporate office, institutional, medical, hospitality, retail, multi-family residential, religious, and historic renovation projects.

Project by Gardner/Fox Associates, Inc

The studio’s 50-person staff includes project managers, estimators, schedulers, expediters, administrative personnel, superintendents, and carpenters, with its annual construction volume at approximately $30 million. Gardner/Fox’s recently completed projects include the headquarters for the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police, Library and Academic Center for The Montgomery School, The HMS School Dormitory, Audi of Wynnewood, Mini of the Mainline, the Han Dynasty Restaurant, and several Penn Health Medical Facilities.

Russ Kelly & Associates

146 E Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, NJ 08059

Russ Kelly & Associates is a general commercial contractor working in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas and specializing in commercial and retail fit-outs. Established in 1977, the firm’s primary focus is the construction of restaurants. It has a strong presence in Center City as well as the Philadelphia Airport. It has completed a lot of work with the City of Philadelphia, the Department of Licensing and Inspections, the Department of Aviation, and Marketplace Philadelphia Management.

Project by Russ Kelly & Associates

Based just over the Walt Whitman Bridge in Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, Russ Kelly & Associates is a team of fully-certified experts who tackle everything from complex, large projects to smaller-scale jobs. Fueled by its commitment to excellence and under the supervision of its highly experienced president Reds Reilly, the studio goes the extra mile to ensure clients are delighted with its work.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at Philadelphia Architects and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at Philadelphia Architects, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University - Degree in Construction Engineering Management

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