Dubbed the Magic City due to its astonishing growth, Miami’s economy and its environment have made the city one of the most sought-after places to do business. Both multinationals and local businesses have found comfort and ease in the warm Florida weather.
Companies at any scale need to establish a workplace that will fully reflect their company’s values, work climate, and products. Employers need to be comfortable, and they need their employees to be comfortable. And in Miami, that office space has to be as gorgeous as Miami’s natural surroundings. Beauty is good for its own sake, of course, but when it comes to work, it’s also practical: fun, functional, aesthetically-pleasing office spaces will improve productivity and revenue.
In order to deliver the most complete and reliable list, we have consulted Amicon, one of the leading firms in Miami. This list is the result of a careful consideration of Miami’s construction market. Firms were chosen for their awards, their press, and their ability to respond to the needs of businesses that are considering making Miami their home.
7430 NE 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138
Founded in 1996 by John Wood, this Miami-based general contracting and construction management firm boasts a diverse portfolio of high-profile commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, and residential projects. Their work has been featured in the South Florida Business Journal, the Miami Herald, The Real Deal, Restaurant & Retail Facility Business, and Fast Casual.
Amicon has an extensive selection of clever, well-designed office spaces. Their impressive portfolio includes the office spaces of Bloomberg, American Express, Facebook, and the Turkish Consulate. One of Amicon’s most notable projects is their unique and unconventionally-styled Facebook office building. Industrial design was matched with playful colors, and exposed electric cords and unfurnished cement wall set off the pastel accents. The result? A progressive environment that nurtures creative energy.
3900 NW 126th Ave., Coral Springs, FL 33065
Blue Water Builders is a contractor that offers comprehensive construction services to the states of Florida, Georgia, and Louisiana. Todd Nezwek and Roger Rex, industry veterans of more than a decade, established the company. Presently, Scott Hendrix serves as the company’s president, guided by twenty years of project management experience. This tri-partnership has led to multiple awards such as the National Excellence in Construction Award by the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
The company has extensive experience in constructing office spaces and doing tenant improvements. In one of their major renovations, the firm has taken care of Price Waterhouse Coopers’ West Palm Beach office. Bluewater gave a facelift to this 10,555 square foot space with extensive millwork and retouches. This mid-century contemporary office space now better reflects Price Waterhouse Coopers’s presence on the Florida coast.
2727 SW 26th Ave., Coconut Grove, FL 33133
With over two decades of industry presence, City Construction has worked on constructing offices for multi-million corporations such as Disney, Barclays, Credit Suisse, and Goldman Sachs. The company specializes in ultra-luxurious projects, often using minimalist design. City has participated in the improvement of the Miami Tower, an IM Pei landmark work.
You will see below where the company took care of Goldman, Sachs & Co.’s Miami headquarters. They completed this work while day-to-day operations were ongoing. Through design partnership with Mancini Duffy, a New York-based architecture firm, the company brought this sleek, straightforward office design to fruition. Earth tones with neutral accents evoke an elegance that matches Goldman Sachs’s professional nature.
2502 N Rocky Point Dr. Suite #1000, Tampa, FL 33607
Clark Construction began as a local business in 1906, founded by George Hyman. Today, Clark has over 4,200 employees spread across its offices and job sites. Throughout their years in the business, they have won more than 1,400 awards, most recently taking home four Build America Awards along with the Eagle Award of ABC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, Best Project of 2013 by the Engineering News-Record (ENR) Southeast, Government/Civic Award of Merit, and the 2008 Safe Project of the Year by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District.
Clark has worked with multiple large-scale office spaces in both private and public institutions, as well as the military. The company’s most prominent work, the United States Central Command’s Joint Intelligence Center, is a 257,000 square-foot, four-story office building that serves as the center of American military might.
12240 SW 131 Ave., Miami, FL 33186
Dade Construction began in 2012 and is currently headed by Jonathan Cuesta. A full-service general contracting company, Dade Construction specializes in office building construction and interior office improvements. The firm covers preconstruction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting services over Dade and Broward County.
Dade Construction’s attention to detail and its commitment to high-quality builds are reflected in its projects, including the Ultimate Software Group (USG) Phase 10. Dade Construction has built multiple facilities for USG all over its Florida headquarters. Phase 10, which is done in collaboration with SRS Architects, is a 120,000 square-foot remodel of a former Atlantic International University building. The massive project features an array of entertainment amenities including an indoor putting green, an aquarium with saltwater, several cafes, a game room, a mommy room, and lounges. Beyond the amenities, the office has collaborative workspaces, individual workstations, and productivity spaces to ensure that company productivity is at its most efficient.
1950 Ringling Blvd. Suite #301, Sarasota, FL 34236
Gilbane has been a construction powerhouse with a worldwide presence since 1873. Currently, Thomas Gilbane, Jr. leads the company. Thomas is the seventh member of the Gilbane family to assume the position. Throughout the past two centuries, Gilbane has garnered various industry, workplace, safety, diversity, and sustainability awards.
Gilbane is responsible for major projects with billion-dollar companies such as ExxonMobil, Deutsche Bank, the Andersons, and Reebok. Gilbane works with leading architectural firms to achieve the highest quality designs, ensuring that every project is uniquely what it needs to be. You can see how they handled ExxonMobil’s massive business campus below. With 17 million man-hours recorded and 14 office buildings erected, the company has created this impressive modern workspace. They put a priority on shared spaces and lobbies in the project, and Exxon’s 10,000 employees have the collaborative atmosphere to show for it.
Golden Sands General Contractors
2500 NW 39th St., Miami, FL 33142
Golden Sands General Contractors is a Miami-based general contractor with an outstanding community presence. The firm has been featured in the Miami Herald and on the official website of the National Basketball Association (NBA) for its American Airlines Arena renovations. The firm is lead by Peter Fedele, a developer who got his start in the Cayman Islands prior to operating in Miami.
Fedele has built a career out of building warehouses and offices. Golden Sands’s portfolio is studded with projects that include household names such as Chase Bank, American Airlines, and T-Mobile. Below, you can see where the company renovated GardaWorld Corporate Headquarters. The straightforward office space has a simple layout. This design choice is fitting: it complements the security’s company’s nature and proudly displays that brand identity.
2501 SW 160th Ave. Suite #300, Miramar, FL 33027
Hitt is a Virginia-based general contractor that has ten offices nationwide. The firm is presently lead by Jeremy Bardin, Kim Roy, and Drew Mucci. The three rose through the company ranks after decades of service.
Over the years, Hitt has worked with large-scale projects in corporate, public, and institutional projects. Hitt has worked with companies such as Microsoft, South Florida Business Journal, and Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS). In the project featured below, Hitt has developed a nine storey complex that houses the everyday operations of the think tank. The interior’s grand design employs marble and slanting lines. The interior sports an open layout that draws eyes upward, elevating thoughts and spirits.
Kaufman Lynn Construction
3185 S Congress Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445
Kaufman Lynn Construction was founded by Mike Kaufman in 1989. Headquartered in Florida, Kaufman also has Texas and North Carolina offices, housing 150 employees in total. Kaufman has extensive experience in diverse markets, including multi-family housing, senior living, hospitality, government, public safety, education, healthcare, parking garages, and self-storage. The company’s expertise has been recognized by various institutions such as ENR, South Florida Business Journal, and Sun Sentinel.
Kaufman handled the building project for 2020 Salzedo, which featured nearly 300,000 square feet, and contained a 213-unit, 16 story apartment complex, a parking garage, and an office building. The property’s excellent location, in downtown Coral Gables, offers easy access to shops, restaurants, and residential spaces.
Lynx Construction Management
Website | 305-523-3656 | 999 Brickell Ave. Suite #700, Miami, FL 33131
Lynx Construction Management is a Miami-based general contractor that has been serving Miami-Dade County for over 10 years. Wasim Shomar currently serves as the company’s head. Shomar has an impressive academic, professional, and entrepreneurial background. He acquired a Bachelor’s degree and a Ph.D. at the University of Miami, and advanced degrees in Harvard University Graduate School of Education and the John F. Kennedy School of Government.
The company’s decade-long experience is reflected in its intimidating portfolio. The company has worked directly with corporations, academic institutions, civic organizations, and other private residences. This wide range of construction needs come with an equally wide sophistication in style. In the work featured here, the company improved a 22,000 square foot area of the AIG Direct office in Miami. The company provided both aesthetic and technical improvements to the AIG office.
Moss & Associates
2101 N Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311
Founded in 2004 by Bob Moss, this privately-held company started with only two employees. Now it employs hundreds. Bob’s career, which spans five decades, is reflected in his long C.V. He has received several honors from peers and the community, including being a Nova Southeastern University Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame inductee, a University of Florida Construction Hall of Fame member, and a Clemson Construction Hall of Fame honoree He is also one of Broward Workshop’s Top 102 CEOs. In 2011, he was the recipient of the South Florida Council, Boy Scouts of America’s Distinguished Citizen Award, and he was recognized as the Humanitarian of the Year by the EASE Foundation in 2012. In addition, Moss achieved LEED® Platinum Certification, the highest rating available from the U.S. Green Building Council, by incorporating a comprehensive sustainability strategy throughout the construction process. Currently Moss serves on the Governor’s Florida Council of 100.
Moss’s firm recently completed the Northern Trust Office, an upscale building with contemporary finishes and stunning views of downtown Miami. Moss has also been awarded construction contracts for the Miami Open’s new home at Hard Rock Stadium, the Neo City Office Building, and Brickell World Plaza Garage.
8348 NW 56th St., Doral, FL 33166
Co-founded by Rick Gonzalez and Dave Grabosky in 1987, TCG has successfully completed nearly $1 billion in construction projects and continues to gain local and international recognition. Company president Rick Gonzalez received his degrees in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering from the University of Miami, is LEED accredited, and also holds status as a Florida Class A General Contractor.
T&G Constructors completed the office build-out for Tavistock Group. The client has previously enlisted T&G Constructors’ expertise to complete a high-end tenant improvement project. For the office build-out, T&G handled all steps of the project from planning to post-construction. The firm carried the construction in multiple phases, one of which is done with a level 4 finish wall barricade to conceal the construction completely. The result of the build-out was a luxurious and functional office space that was built within the original shell.
4300 Biscayne Blvd., Ste #207, Miami, FL 33137
Founded in 1998 by Thomas Thornton, Thornton Construction specializes in institutional construction. The firm has built schools, healthcare facilities, municipalities, and airports. Thornton Construction advocates green building practices, and several of their team members are Accredited Professionals with LEED certification.
Their impressive work on the LPI Office Building for Millennia Atlantic University was a ground-up construction of a 40,250 square-foot, four-story office building on a 0.58-acre site. The construction involved full site development including a foundation system, civil and electrical systems, and paving infrastructure and landscaping for a 65-vehicle parking lot.
Thornton Construction has won several awards for its construction projects and was recently named a South Florida Good to Great Awards Finalist by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Other awards include the 2018 Architectural Showcase Winner and The Eagle Award. They have also earned an AQC Credential from ABC.
7235 Corporate Center Dr., Ste G, Miami, FL 33126
Henry Turner founded Turner Construction Company 113 years ago based on the core values of teamwork, integrity, and commitment. Today, under CEO Peter Davoren, Turner undertakes around 1,500 projects each year, representing an estimated $10 billion in yearly revenue.
Turner was awarded the NBC/Telemundo headquarters and broadcast studio contract: a three-story, 476,000 square foot office project housing corporate offices, broadcast studios, and support areas for its news and sports networks. With open floor plans and high-end finishes, the tilt-up structure includes a newsroom, workstations, high bay production studios, A/V recording and edit bays, executive suites and conference rooms, and a full-service cafeteria. The project also includes parking for more than 1,200 cars.
Turner Construction Company was included in the Top 100 Green Building Contractors and Green Buildings Design Firms and named one of the top 6 Best Commercial Building Contractors in the United States.
Weitz Construction Company
1214 S. Andrews Ave., Ste 302, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Building since 1855, Weitz Construction Company has been a nationwide force in construction. Weitz has been in the Building Design + Construction Top Industrial Construction Firms Rank and ENR Top 400 Contractors. The firm is now headed by Kevin McClain, a member of the company since 1999.
The company has an extensive portfolio in a wide range of construction projects across the U.S. In the case of the C&A Industries office building, the company incorporated brick, glass, and metal to achieve a progressive, contemporary atmosphere. This five storey, 122,490 square foot office employed the aid of two architecture firms: Gesler and Holland Basham. The design includes elegant marble details and rich wooden highlights.