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The Best Retail Contractors in Miami

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Miami is known for having beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife, and comfortable warm weather. These features entice tourists to come and visit the area, whether to enjoy the scenic skyline, the luxurious shopping experience, the art deco architecture, or to experience staying at high-end hotels. The rich heritage and wide range of cultural influences make Miami a hotspot for tourists of all ages and backgrounds.

For businesses and individuals looking to benefit from Miami’s status as an attractive city, we have created a list of the best retail contractors in the area. These firms are known for their collaborative approach to building and renovating commercial spaces, whether the project is a single retail store or an entire shopping district.

Shawmut Design and Construction

10800 Biscayne Blvd., Suite 1000, Miami, FL 33161

Shawmut Design and Construction’s company commitment is to provide clients and partners with a better building experience. In doing so, the firm invests in its employees and workplace. This ensures Shawmut Design and Construction works in an environment that fosters innovation and diversity. Each employee is dedicated and skilled enough to bring quality service to clients. Some of the services being offered are construction management, integrated project delivery, design-build, sustainable construction, and virtual design and construction.

With offices in Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Providence, Las Vegas, New Haven, Miami, Chicago, Irvine, and West Springfield, Shawmut Design and Construction has completed many projects across America. The Chopard, in particular, is located in Miami. Partnered with the Zamparelli Architecture Group, Shawmut Design and Construction worked on a 1,500-square-foot space that required extensive millwork. The scope consisted of free-standing walls and columns, display cases varying in size and complexity, desks, and pagodas. There are also six chandeliers, cove lighting, and LED track walls around three different ceiling heights.

Link Construction Group

5350 Northwest 77th Ct., Doral, FL 33166

Link Construction Group has served the Florida area since it was founded by Guillermo Fernandez and Miguel Cerra in 2001. The firm specializes in projects for the industrial, educational, commercial, residential, historic restorations, and health care sectors. Its team is led by experienced professionals that take a hands-on approach to complete small and large projects.

Link Construction Group completes projects on time, within budget, and according to client expectations. Its services include pre-construction, general contracting, construction management, and design-build. The reputation for quality and safety the firm built has been acknowledged by several awards. These awards include the Eagle Award for the City Miami Gardens Senior Family Center and the Prologis Beacon Lakes 36 E-Commerce Facility, the Tilt-Up Achievement Award for the Costex Tractor Parts Headquarters, and ranking in South Florida Business Journal’s Best Place to Work In South Florida.

ORIGIN Construction

7430 Northeast 4th Ct., Miami, FL 33138

Origin Construction was initially part of Amicon Construction before its principals agreed to separate the company into two entities. Co-owned by John Wood and AJ Mueller, Origin Construction is focused on providing commercial general contracting services. This includes working on corporate office interiors, retail and restaurant build-outs, and ground-up commercial buildings.

Origin Construction uses a team-led and technology-driven project management approach, which lets the firm prioritize quality over quantity. Projects are worked on based on the principle of creating exciting and inspiring spaces for people. After 20 years in the industry, the firm has completed projects totaling more than 10 million square feet.

Cuesta Construction

1414 Northwest 107th Ave., Suite 401, Miami, FL 33172

Cuesta Construction has served the Miami area for 20 years, providing clients with creative solutions for strategic planning, construction, and project management. The firm is led by brothers Michael, William, and George Cuesta in achieving quality, innovation, and overall client satisfaction for each project. Michael, William, and George Cuesta encourage open and direct communication, integrity, and principal involvement.

Cuesta Construction has worked on historical renovation, hotel, institutional, luxury residential, office, restaurant, lounge, and retail projects. 818 Lincoln Road in Miami is one of the firm’s retail works. It is a multi-level building that houses Sephora’s flagship store along with additional restaurant and retail spaces with large outdoor terraces. Cuesta Construction collaborated with Miami Beach to maximize the land while restoring the structure’s original Art Deco look.

RCC Associates

255 Jim Moran Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

RCC Associates has been in the construction industry for 50 years. Its work is a result of having many repeat clients and referral work, which has allowed the firm to build a reputation for quality and personalized service. Some of the things clients can avail of are interior finishing, national restaurant roll-outs, retail build-outs, mid-size ground-up construction, and historic renovations.

RCC Associates specializes in restaurant, retail, and hospitality construction. Part of its retail portfolio is Harry Winston in the Miami Design District. This project is a two-story, 11,000-square-foot jewelry store. It was originally made of two separate spaces, which RCC Associates reconfigured into one space and connected with a 27-foot high ceiling opening through the second floor. The firm also reconstructed the structure to use specialty stone for the storefront and to add a 27-foot alcove.

Brodson Construction

120 NE 27th St., Suite 500, Miami, FL 33137

Brodson Construction’s approach to construction prioritizes client experience on top of project quality. The firm’s founder and CEO, Barry Brodsky, believes that the firm’s primary focus should be on complete client satisfaction. With this mindset, Brodson Construction has built long-term relationships with clients, municipalities, architects, and inspectors. 

Brodson Construction’s services include project management, new construction, and interior construction. These services are available for clients in the commercial, restaurant, retail, office, hospitality, and medical industries. Brodson Construction combines its experience in building structures for different industries to bring clients work delivered on time, within budget, and up to industry standards.

MV Group USA

1200 Brickell Ave., Suite 600, Miami, FL 33131

Partnered with Modis Architects, MV Group USA worked on a modern retail center from the ground up at the corner of Bird Road and 99th Avenue. The structures MV Group USA worked on amounted to nearly 13,000 square feet and housed a Dollar Tree and My Eyelab. This project has resulted in refreshing the appeal of the Flagler Ponce corridor, attracting more people to the area. It also contributed to the advancement of the entrepreneurial areas of the community.

MV Group USA was founded by Manny Angelo Varas to create spaces inspired and innovated by client ideas. Ranked among the top general contractors in Florida by GC Builders magazine, the firm specializes in custom homes, interior build-outs, and commercial projects. Services include construction management, owner representation, custom home building, commercial contracting, and sustainability.

Shorecrest Construction

48 Northwest 25th St., Suite 105, Miami, FL 33127

Shorecrest Construction was founded to bring collaborative, quality, and professional services based on experience to clients in the Miami area. Its work is based on the principles of integrity and timeliness to bring refined craftsmanship to each project. Some of Shorecrest Construction’s services are construction management, ground-up construction, interior renovation, historical renovation, owner’s representation, and water damage review and repair.

Many of Shorecrest Construction’s projects are built beyond the context of the built environment. These projects are created to foster long-term relationships with both the firm’s clients and partners. Concepts and ideas from architect and interior designer partners are incorporated into the structures for an innovative result.

City Construction Group

2727 Southwest 26th Ave., Coconut Grove, FL 33133

City Construction Group is a Coconut Grove-based firm specializing in corporate, retail, restaurant, and residential construction. Most of its work can be found in the South Florida area, including Kirk Jewelers in Brickell City Centre, Miami. The firm aimed for precision when working on this particular project, especially because its client displays the world’s finest precision Watchmakers and Jewelers wares. City Construction Group worked on the flagship store’s finishes, lighting, and millwork. The store is known as the “Jewel Box.”

City Construction Group is known for delivering fine quality work regardless of how tight a project’s schedule is. It offers services for general construction, construction management, and project consulting services. With client satisfaction at the forefront of its approach, City Construction Group’s principals are skilled in construction management, architecture, engineering, and finance.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at Miami 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 Miami 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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