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The Best Retail Contractors in New York

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New York is a large and bustling city, filled with restaurants, hotels, and retail establishments. Each store and shop provides a variety of goods and services to the crowds of NYC, and all vie for their business. The unique appearance and design of each store help to bring in that business, and contractors who are experienced in the retail industry help to make those designs a reality. The following are the top retail contractors in New York City; companies that can be trusted to perform top-quality work. 

14. LSL Construction Services, Inc.

58-18 37th Avenue Woodside, New York 11377

LSL Construction Services, Inc., was founded by Lance Liebhaber in 1992, and originally established as DHI Associates.. The New York City-based general contractor and construction management firm has built a reputation over the years for their efforts and ability in managing complex projects throughout NYC. 

LSL Construction recently completed a build-out project for Brigandi Coin, Pre-Eminent Dealer of Rare Coins, Gold & Silver Bullion, Quality Sports Memorabilia and Rare Autographs. The 1,500 square foot project featured display shelves, glass displays, and ambient lighting that emphasises the rare memorabilia being displayed.

13. Denal Construction Corporation 

65 W. 55th Street, New York, NY 10019

Denal Construction Corporation, founded by Dennis Greco in 1977, provides high quality builds outs while maintaining competitive pricing. The company specializes in retail, healthcare, corporate, hospitality, and recreational . Building projects.  

Denal Construction Corporation works as a team with developers, architects, and tenants to create economical build-outs with the highest quality possible, while avoiding any cost confusion by providing a breakdown of costs for both the clients and developers. 

12. Coyle Contracting Corporation

102 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, USA

Coyle Contracting Corporation is a full-service general contracting and construction management firm based in New York. The firm was founded by Colm Morrissey in 2011. Providing creative solutions from contracting phase through the end of construction, they aim to exceed expectations while developing lasting relationships. 

Coyle recently completed an extensive project forNike’s store on 34th Street. The 9,000 square foot project was guided by Applied Design Architects and was received with acclaim. Coyle’s work has been featured in several publications, including  The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York Spaces Magazine, and Construction Today

11. Ideal Interiors

450 Seventh Avenue New York NY 10123

Ideal Interiors is a construction management, general contracting and design-build firm based in NYC. Founded in 1986 by Ric Rivera, Ideal Interiors specializes in retail, residential, commercial, financial, religious, pharmaceutical, institutional and government construction projects.

Ideal Interiors completed a project for Battery Place Market, a store that provides food from diversified cultures. The interior fit-out featured a new prep kitchen with power upgrades and a walk-in cooler, millwork throughout the store with a center island, and a barista bar, cash wrap and shelving displays. Ideal Interiors has been featured in CityFeet and Real Estate Weekly.

10. Nucor Construction Corporation

117 West 28th Street New York, NY 10001

Nucor Construction Corporation is a New York-based general contracting and construction management firm founded in 1986 by Mark Pollaci. Nucor. provides services ranging from partial office reconfigurations to multi-floor buildouts. 

Nucor Construction Corporation specializes in commercial and retail projects throughout the New York metropolitan area. Some of their notable clients include Sprout Children, Walgreens, Cartier, Heaven Spa and Hermes. Nucor also gives back to their community by supporting several organizations, including Robin Hood, Toys for Tots, Police Athletic League, Shalom, and Starlight.

9. L&K Partners, Inc.

212.682.8448 | 104 East 25th Street 7th Floor New York, NY 10010

Founded by Jonathan Lewis in 1997,  L&K Partners, Inc. has been providing construction management and general contracting services since their inception. The firm began with projects for the financial industry and corporate renovations, and soon expanded to include  retail, media, and hospitality.

L&K Partners’ team includes rchitects, engineers, surveyors, LEED accredited professionals, and well-experienced superintendents and project managers. A recent project for Grohe, a provider of kitchen and bath faucets, showers, and shower systems, involved the construction of a12,000 square foot build-out, accomplished on a challenging schedule. 

8. Integrity Contracting, Inc. 

212.334.6288 | 511 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013

Integrity Contracting, Inc. is a general contracting and construction management firm which was founded in 1993 by Joseph Mosomillo. With over 40 years of construction experience, the firm has successfully completed an array of projects ranging from residential, to commercial and retail.

Integrity completed a build-out project for Alkit Image Express alongside Der Scutt Architect. Alkit, a photography store which provides cameras and printing services, now features neat wooden shelves throughout the store, black tiles that contrasts the pure white ceiling, and an advanced lighting system. 

7. Dixon Projects

140 Broadway Floor 28 New York, NY 10005

Dixon Projects provide design, construction and project management solutions to the NYC area. The firm, comprised of a team of experts in acquisition, analysis, architecture, design, and construction, was founded by Tim Coates in 2011. Since its inception, Dixon has grown a portfolio of over 800 projects, both large and small. 

Dixon Projects recently accomplished a project for the Melbourne-based restaurant, Seven Point Espresso. Working on a very tight schedule, they were able to transform the dark concrete room into a beautiful restaurant which featured wood finishes throughout the restaurant. Dixon has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including  the Fastest-Growing Private Companies award from Inc. 500, the 2017 Global Choice Award, and the Best Renovation and Conceptual Design Awards from the ARDA.

6. Legacy Builders

519 Eighth Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA

Founded in 2005 by John Bennardo, Legacy Builders is a NYC-based general contracting and construction management firm. With over 130 talented professionals who are anchored by their core fundamentals of integrity, loyalty, and professionalism, they specialize in corporate, residential, educational, and hospitality building projects. 

Legacy Builders handled a build-out project for Cache, a nationwide clothing retailer. The build-out featured specialty lighting, marble tiling, wall coverings, metal finishes, and an elaborate chandelier. Their work has been recognized through several awards, including they AIA New York State Design Award, and has been featured in USA Today

5. Dickinson Cameron Construction

109 W. 26th Unit 2A New York, NY 10001

Dickinson Cameron Construction Is a retail and restaurant construction management firm founded by Frank Naliboff in 1994 and based in NYC. With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, DCC specializes in complete ground-up developments and store build outs, structural renovations and general interior remodels. 

DCC’s notable client list includes business such as Apple, Valentino, Prada, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and Cartier. The firm is LEED certified, having received their Platinum accreditation in 2009, and provide LEED documentation and application services to clients on site.

4. Michilli, Inc. 

160 Varick Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10013

Michilli, Inc. was founded by Angelo Michilli in 1999. Michilli provides construction and consulting services, from offices and retail boutiques to private residences. Their work’s consistency is reflected throughout all sizes and locations of their projects. The firm follow three key commitments as they build: constant communication with their client, responding to challenges as they arise, and delivering the client’s needs within the client’s budget. 

In addition to construction services, Michilli provides special project services including air conditioner installations, architectural probes, and electrical retrofits. Michilli is affiliated with several construction related organizations, including the ICSC, the AIA, NFPA, the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, the Retail Design Institute Environmental Protection Agency, the National italian American Foundation, and LEED. 

3. Holt Construction Corporation 

845.735.4054 | 875 6th Ave New York, NY 10001

Holt Construction Corporation is a full-service construction firm offer in general contracting, construction management, and design build services. The firm was originally founded in 1919 by Fred Holt and is now led by CEO Jack Holt. Holt Construction stands on three core values: building lasting relationships, upholding respect, honesty, and integrity, and maintaining obsite harmony and efficiency.

Holt Construction Corporation worked with the Michael Kors to complete a retail store fit-out. The project included an 800 square foot construction project located at the JFK airport, in collaboration with ASL Architects. Holt’s work has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including ane ARN Award, a Ladies in Leadership “Good Scout” Award, and the Rockland Business Association Pinnacle Award. Holt has been featured in the Engineering News-Record Top 400 List. 

2. JRM Construction

242 West 36th Street, 9th Floor  New York, NY 10018

JRM Construction is a construction management and general contracting firm based in New York City. The firm was founded by David McWilliams, Joseph Romano, and James Connolly in 2007, and specializes in commercial interiors and retail construction. The company takes pride in their accountability, diversity, teamwork, and excellence. 

JRM Construction recently completed work on the Gucci NYC Flagship Store, Gucci’s largest retail establishment.  The construction featured four floors of selling space, three glass enclosed floors, and a beautiful staircase made of brass and glass. JRM Construction Work has been recognized by awards including the IFMA Award for Excellence and the Thea Award.

1. E.W. Howell Construction Group

37 West 37th St, 7th Floor New York, NY 10018

With a rich history spanning 125 years, E.W. Howell has built a strong reputation in the New York City construction industry. E.W. Howell Construction Group was founded in 1891 by Elmer Howell and George Brown, it now led by current president Howard Rowland. The firm specializes in construction projects in the retail, education, government, cultural, and healthcare industries. By keeping up to date with the most current building technologies and innovations, E.W. Howell continues to be one of NYC’s most prominent construction firms.

One of E.W. Howell’s notable projects was a complete demolition and renovation of Bergdorf Goodman, a luxury goods department store. The project featured four floors of luxury retail space housing designer boutiques including Valentino, J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Chado, Akris, Agnona, and Loro Piana. E.W. Howell has received several awards and recognitions for their work, including  the Glass Magazine Award, several Icon Awards, a Corporate Citizen Award, the AGENCY’S Build NY Award, and the Engineering News-Record NY Best Awards for 7 years in a row.