With balmy weather, captivating beaches, and extensive resort facilities, Miami is one of the world’s greatest tourist destinations. The city is also a major transportation center, with a number of airports and seaports. Most notably, Miami is home to Miami International Airport, which has over one thousand daily flights to 167 domestic and international destinations, and PortMiami, the largest passenger port in the world and one of the largest cargo ports in the U.S.
With such an influx of tourists, structures such as parking garages are necessary to accommodate and handle the large number of visitors to the city. The following is a list of the top contractors who have shown proficiency in creating parking garages and structures in Miami. We consulted with a top Florida construction firm, and selected these companies based on the quality of their work, the experience of their teams, client satisfaction, and awards and recognition they have earned.
ANF Group, Inc.
2700 Davie Road, FL 33314
Founded in 1981, ANF Group, Inc. provides quality pre-construction, construction management, general contracting, and design-build services across South Florida. The firm is led by Alberto Fernandez, who serves on the board of The Memorial Healthcare System Foundation/Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation, as well as the Nova Southeastern University’s (NSU) Susie and Alan B. Levan NSU Ambassadors Board. ANF Group’s work has won multiple awards, including a Contractor Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a Pyramid Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC).
In December 2018, ANF Group completed a parking garage project for the Memorial Hospital West Campus in Pembroke Pines. The 594,483-square-foot garage accommodates 1,563 new parking spaces on seven levels and has connecting ramps that bridge the existing parking area and pedestrian bridge with the new structure. Like the previous garage ANF Group built on this campus, the facade incorporates architectural precast concrete color that complements the current hospital frontage.
Bluewater Builders, Inc.
3900 NW 126th Ave., Coral Springs, FL 33076
Founded in 1998 by Roger Rex and Todd Nezwek, Bluewater Builders has extensive experience in commercial building. Now led by Scott Hendrix, the company offers pre-construction, design and build, construction management, engineering, installation, and general contracting services to customers in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Bluewater Builders has been the recipient of the ABC National Excellence in Construction Award and the Community Appearance Award. Additionally, it was featured in the South Florida Business Journal and Building Florida.
One of Bluewater Builders’ notable projects is the First Union Plaza Parking Garage located in Boca Raton, Florida. This project involved building a six-story parking garage for a seven-story office tower and two-story bank.
2502 N Rocky Point Dr. Suite #1000, Tampa, FL 33607
Clark Construction began as a small local business in 1906 headed by George Hyman. Today, Clark has over 4,200 employees in multiple offices and job sites around the country. Over the years, the firm has won more than 1,400 awards, including 19 Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Alliant Build America Awards, eight ABC National Excellence in Construction Eagle Awards, four Engineering News Record Best of the Best Awards, 15 Design-Build Institute of America Awards, and 10 Sustainability Awards.
One of the firm’s notable projects involved developing a parking structure for the Tampa International Airport. The 5,400-car, $67 million project was constructed with post-tensioned concrete decks and cast-in-place columns that rest on drilled concrete caissons. Thanks to the firm’s innovative phasing and efficient construction sequencing, it was able to turn the project over to the client three months ahead of schedule.
Kaufman Lynn Construction
3185 S Congress Ave., Delray Beach, FL 33445
Kaufman Lynn Construction was founded by Mike Kaufman in 1989. The firm’s headquarters is located in Florida, with offices in Texas and North Carolina. The firm has extensive experience in various construction markets, including multi-family housing, senior living, hospitality, government, public safety, education, healthcare, parking garages, and self storage.
Kaufman Lynn has received multiple awards, including an Eagle Award, a Pyramid Award, a Construction Association of South Florida’s (CASF) Craftsmanship Award, and more. The firm was featured in the South Florida Business Journal as one of the Top 25 General Contractors, and was listed by the Sun Sentinel as the Top Workplace for four consecutive years. Furthermore, the firm was recognized by Florida Trend as the best company to work for in Florida, by ENR as the 35th Top Contractor in Florida, and by Gator100 as one of the fastest growing companies globally.
Kaufman Lynn worked with the City of Pompano Beach to construct the Pompano Beach Pier Parking Garage, which consisted of a 239,646-square-foot, 500-space parking structure near the beach. The most notable feature of the structure is its exterior embellished with undulating abstract sails.
9499 NE 2nd Ave. Suite #205, Miami Shores, FL 33138
KVC Constructors was founded by Katherine and Vick Crespin in 2001 as a privately-held construction company in Miami Shores. The firm offers a wide range of construction services, including general construction, construction management, and design-build. The firm’s principals have over 50 years of construction experience, having worked on retail and entertainment centers, office buildings, and parking facilities during their many years of service. KVC Constructors has been the recipient of three Sunshine State Safety Recognition Awards as well as two Awards of Excellence from the International Parking and Mobility Institute (IPMI) and several Awards of Excellence from the Florida Parking and Transportation Association (FPTA).
KVC Constructors was the building contractor for Museum Garage, an eight-story cast-concrete building in Miami Design District. The structure features unique metal facades designed by five different international architects, which resulted in a mash-up of striking, eclectic styles. The facility also includes a 43,000 SF (entire footprint) basement level with dual parking lifts and a clear height of 14’-0”. The parking garage can house up to 837 cars in 350,000 square feet and has 25,000 square feet of ground-level retail space.
9675 NW 117th Ave. Suite #108, Miami, FL 33178
Headquartered in Miami, OHL Building was founded in 1995. It is the vertical construction division of the Obrascón Huarte Lain (OHL) group, an international construction company that has been building signature projects for well over 100 years. OHL Building specializes in general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for public and private clients in the education, healthcare, commercial, and hospitality sectors. It is recognized in the top 25 of ENR Southeast’s Top Contractors by Market Sector in 2019, and its parent company OHL USA ranked #21 in the top 100 of ENR’s Top U.S. Contractors list in the same year.OHL Building completed a multipurpose parking garage for the city of Miami Beach. The seven-story mixed-use parking structure has over 650 parking spaces and approximately 220,000 square feet of office space spread throughout five floors. A decorative screening envelopes the parking structure, while the office component in front of Meridian Avenue features a glazed curtain wall.
330 SW 2nd St. Suite #207, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
Since 2000, Skanska USA has offered program management, construction management, design-build, and general contracting services, as well as job order contracting and leaseback delivery approaches. The firm has been the recipient of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Award for Excellence in Safety, a Government Recycler of the Year Award, and a Vision Award. The firm was also featured in the New York Construction Magazine Best of 2010 Awards.
Skanska USA worked for Tampa General Hospital, developing a seven-story precast parking garage over an existing surface parking area. The new structure connects to the existing garage at each level, providing an additional 1,980 parking spaces for employees and visitors to the hospital. Additionally, the firm constructed a new 160-foot seawall consisting of vinyl panels and manta-ray anchoring systems and concrete deadmen with tie-rod systems.
Turner Construction Company
7235 Corporate Center Drive Suite G Miami, FL 33126
Henry Turner founded Turner Construction Company 113 years ago on the values of teamwork, integrity, and commitment. Today, the company is led by CEO Peter Davoren, who oversees more than 1,500 projects each year. Turner Construction Company has been the recipient of multiple awards, including the Number One Green Builder in the Country by ENR, the Number One General Contractor in the U.S., and the Top Builder in Healthcare, University, Hotel, Office, Diversity Advocacy, and Green Building Sectors by Building Design + Construction.
Turner Construction Company constructed the Parking Garage Five Market Station, a mixed-use complex at Florida International University’s Main Campus. The building is a seven-level, 732,100-square-foot garage for 2,000 cars, and has 30,000 square feet of retail space, classrooms, support space, and 12,560 square feet for the university police department complex. It also features a covered walkway, glass and aluminum walls, and contemporary urban finishes to link the complex to the rest of the campus.