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The Best Construction Companies in Missouri

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The Ozark Mountains, the Missouri River, and the start of the Northern Plains are just a few of Missouri’s many geographical features. There are stunning state parks throughout Missouri that are great for picnics, camping, and hiking. It is also home to many significant industries, including food processing, aerospace, transportation equipment, and beer making. It is situated in a prime location, just right at the center of the whole United States. Overall, Missouri is a state that opens doors for greater livability and opportunities.

Before getting started, we recommend you consider working with a construction company for your projects, whether you’re thinking of a ground-up build or enhancing a commercial or residential area. Construction firms employ a workforce to supervise and efficiently carry out projects of all sizes and complexity. Featured here are the best construction companies in Missouri that have been in the industry for years. They have been selected based on their project complexities, awards, garnered, and community involvement.


McCarthy Building Companies

12851 Manchester Rd. St. Louis, MO 63131

Over 150 years ago, McCarthy began building America by creating vital infrastructure projects that communities depend on, providing aid to individuals in those communities. One of the first American-owned construction enterprises, it has offices all around the country, including Missouri. The company constructed projects ranging in size from $1 million to well over $500 million in a range of marketplaces in almost every state. It generated projects for the healthcare, academic, scientific, K–12, business, governmental, renewable energy, and heavy/civil industries.

Exterior Building

This 40,000-square-foot, two-story building was constructed by McCarthy Building Companies to N+1 standards. This standard addresses redundancies in the systems to guarantee that, in the case of a failure, all components will continue to receive power. To enable continued operations, state-of-the-art features include strict environmental controls, utility infrastructure, and cutting-edge security standards. With a 17-foot floor-to-ceiling span, the center is built to maximize airflow and do away with the necessity of power or cooling systems on the data center floor. The data center was the first and third Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-registered data center in Missouri and the country. 


ARCO Construction Company

900 N Rock Hill Rd. St. Louis, MO 63119

ARCO Construction Company is a recognized leader in the design-build sector. As the seventh-largest design-build, it has locations in 29 significant markets and 1000 employees nationwide. The company’s design-build specialists work in a range of sectors, including laboratories, multifamily housing, senior living communities, delivery and warehouse centers, and sports facilities. Additionally, its team has local and statewide expertise in self-storage, cold storage, aircraft, industrial, and healthcare facilities. Serving for 31 years, ARCO is a recipient of numerous awards, including two Best Places to Work awards from St. Louis Business Journal in 2023 and 2022. In 2022, it ranked 26th in ENR’s Top 400 Contractors.

ARCO Construction Company completed this 22,261-square-foot Lamborghini dealership in St. Louis. This project features a total of 22,000 square foot Class A+ offices and luxury car showrooms and Class A+ retail. At the same time, the new luxury dealership has a showroom with marble and Granite Floors, reception bars, and an outdoor Promenade with stamped and stained concrete. Other features of the space are a 19-inch water feature with a fire effect and an automotive photo booth.


Kozeny Wagner

951 W Outer Rd. Arnold, MO 63010

Established in 1965, Kozeny-Wagner is one of the oldest and most reputable construction firms in St. Louis. Since it was founded, it has provided the Midwest with various construction, construction management, and design-build services. Kozeny-Wagner executives have an average of 20 years with the company, while most of the management team has 30 years of professional experience. The Kozeny-Wagner Superintendents have an average of 18 years of employment with the company and some of the Field Superintendents have 29 years of industry experience. Given its impressive projects, the firm has been featured in ENR, St. Louis Business Journal, and West Newsmagazine. Kozen-Wagner has been accredited by trusted industry organizations, including the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

The 17th and 18th-floor renovation of the CliftonLarsonAllen office in the central business district of St. Louis is one of Kozeny-Wagner’s tenant improvement projects. The design includes a grand entrance lobby with a custom-built granite, glass, and wood reception desk, a complete lounge break room, and private offices. The 360-degree panorama of downtown, which includes the Arch, Busch Stadium, and the Riverfront, is the space’s main attraction.


Killian Construction

2664 E Kearney, Springfield, MO 65803

For 75 years, around 400 projects have been finished by Killian Construction in sectors like hospitality, entertainment, higher education, and health care. With its dedication to developing top-notch projects, it has earned recognition as one of ENR’s Top 400 firms. The firm is led by president and owner William “Bill” F. Killian and CEO Tony Smith. With 50 years of practical experience in the construction sector, Killian is a trusted resource for customers, purchasers, and associates. Smith, on the other hand, received both a certification in construction management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He has prior experience working in civil engineering as a surveyor, drafter, and water resource designer before transitioning into the construction sector.

Killian Construction has received awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and other national and international organizations. Its other recognitions include ranking 21st on the Contractor in Hotels, Motels & Convention Centers list by ENR. Killian Construction is also a recipient of an ABC Diamond level status for the 2021 Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP). One notable project, awarded the ABC Renovation & Restoration Award, is its own corporate office.


Mosby Building Arts

645 Leffingwell Ave. St. Louis, MO 63122

Mosby Building Arts has been known in St. Louis for being one of the go-to companies for dependable home improvement services for 75 years. Mosby company meetings were once held at a small dining room table, but have since moved to their new Kirkwood, Missouri office. The business changed its name to Mosby Building Arts, Ltd. in 1994, and has since received countless honors for excellence, inventiveness, and customer service. The company was recently recognized as one of Remodeling Magazine’s Top 10 National Remodeling Firms. Other accolades include two Home Builders Association (HBA) St. Louis and Eastern Missouri Bathroom Remodeling Project of The Year in 2021 and 2022.

Scott Mosby is the owner and CEO of Mosby Building Arts. He is considered the Voice of Remodeling in the St. Louis metro area and a leading expert in home remodeling. Mosby also hosts the KMOX Radio Home Improvement Show. The firm’s president is Mark McClanahan. He has spent 13 years working at Mosby Building Arts.


Liston Design Build

1106 First Capitol Dr. St. Charles, MO 63301

In 1984, Mike Liston founded Liston Construction as a one-man business. The company progressively added more services, taking on more significant restoration projects and finally custom home construction. Keith Liston, Mike’s son, joined the company in 1986 and became CEO in 2009. Now, Liston Design Build is driven by Keith’s construction knowledge and his wife and fellow owner Jeanne’s design abilities. Andrea, the daughter of Keith and Jeanne, works there as a designer, while Scott, their son-in-law, is in charge of production.

Liston Design Build redesigned and enlarged the footprint of an existing basement space to serve the client’s family and needs better. The construction of an in-law suite for an elderly father was the priority for this project. This in-law suite comes with a fully functional kitchen, a living area next to it, a bathroom, and a bedroom. An entertainment hub with a living room, central fireplace and bar, gaming area, restroom, and  cutting-edge theater was on the owner’s wish list for their home. All the finishes are sleek, contemporary, and technologically advanced extensions of their primary level. This project won the 2020 Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri Award Remodeling Project of the Year, Miscellaneous Project, $250-275,000 Budget.


Schloegel Design Remodel

311 West 80th St. Kansas City, MO 64114

In 1980, Schloegel Design Remodel, a privately held, locally-owned remodeling business, was established in Kansas City. The co-owner and general manager of the estate solutions branch of Schloegel Design Remodel, Charlie Schloegel grew up surrounded by the family business. He earned his Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designation and Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) certification in 2012 and became a Certified Remodeler (CR) in 2016. The co-owner and VP of Production, Chris Peterson has 26 years of construction experience. He is a Master Certified Remodeler (MCR), Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM), and Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC).

This award-winning home won the 2019 National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Regional Contractor of the Year (CotY) and the 2018 Silver REMY Winner for Interior Remodel Over $150,000. The project features striking style mixes from modern to vintage with mid-century touches. Its kitchen done in black in white is anything but basic. The soft white cabinets are mixed with the black island and inset cabinet doors on both sides of the range. The warm, luxurious quartz counters have weak gold veining, which ties in perfectly with the brushed gold cabinet hardware. The perfect finishing touches are a patterned porcelain tile backsplash, custom hood, and mid-century pendant lights. 


Monticello Custom Homes

3250 E Summit Ridge Dr. Springfield, MO 65801

Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling has been in the construction industry for 19 years. NAHB and HBA accredit it. The firm’s owner, Jason Bekebrede has been building homes since 2004. He was the president of HBA Greater Springfield from 2018 to 2019 and was recognized as its most involved new member. Bekebrede is a Certified Green Professional (CGP), a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), and an Energy Star Partner. Under his leadership, Monticello Custom Homes & Remodeling received two awards: the 2014 HBA Builder Member of the Year and the 2012 417 Magazine Design Award. In addition, it was recognized by Springfield Business Journal as one of the Area’s Top Single-Family Home Builders.

This modern farmhouse look is relatively simple, similar to the traditional farmhouse but with some newer home elements added in. The owner of Monticello Custom Homes personally oversaw the design and build of the farmhouse. This project was featured in the 417 Magazine. For a different project, the firm was highlighted in Springfield Business Journal.


Schneider Building Group

429 N Main St. O’Fallon, MO 63366

Schneider Building Group has built and renovated unique homes in the larger St. Louis area for four generations. The company employs transparent accounting procedures to better update clients about construction progress and any new expenses. Weekly meetings and daily tracking are additional tools for fostering open lines of communication with the team. Schneider Building Group uses cutting-edge technology and building techniques to produce solutions that delight customers.

Established in 1987, it has been accredited by HBA, Certified Builders Guild (CBG), and GuildQuality. In 2021, it was recognized as the Fastest-Growing Private Construction Company by St. Louis Business Journal and ranked 269th on the 2021 Qualified Remodeler Top 500 List. Schneider Building Group was the 2016 winner of the Aging-in-Place Addition from St. Louis at Home Magazine and the 2001 Fifty Professionals Over Fifty Award from St. Charles Business Magazine.

Author

  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as a 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 HomeBuilderDigest, 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