One of the top cities in the US to live and work in is Austin, Texas. According to Forbes, the city consistently ranks as the best city for job growth. The local work market there is also the most robust in the USA. With campuses already in place and more on the way, IT corporations are dominating the market. Some of the greatest names in technology have made Austin their new home, including Dell and Google, as well as Apple’s most recent campus.

An office builder is the right person to hire for the task whether you’re a business owner looking to acquire a new office space in Austin or a landlord trying to diversify your holdings with some custom-built retail properties. Listed below are the best office builders currently working in Austin, Texas. We’ve highlighted a project from each firm, in order to showcase its expertise. In addition, these companies have several years experience working in the industry, and they’ve put together diverse portfolios that reflect their familiarity with a wide range of structure types.


White Construction Company

2705 Bee Cave Road, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78746

When White Construction was established in 1971, it aspired to accomplish clients’ goals by communicating their vision of success at every level of the process, not just the finished result. The company is still expanding its reputation as a dependable and trustworthy construction partner that can complete even the most challenging projects on schedule and under budget. White Construction is still a family-run firm, and the owners are actively involved in each project. Every project is treated with exceptional attention to detail and passion for quality, from medical centers to commercial headquarters, retail malls to courthouses.

The Barbara Jordan State Office Building, one of the 1601 Congress’s first two structures, was constructed by White Construction. The 12-story, 420,000-square-foot office structure has conference rooms and a number of amenities for use by the government, including a childcare center for the state. The building’s functions on the first floor are supported by a food service operation. Visitors and State personnel have access to the café and restaurant area. For state affairs, the second floor serves as a conference room level. This project won the Austin Business Journal (ABJ) Commercial Real Estate Award. 


DPR Construction

310 Comal Street, Building A, Suite 300, Austin, TX 78702

DPR Construction was established in 1990 and has been operating for more than 30 years. The company is known for being a general contractor and construction manager who thinks creatively and works independently. Its projects range from advanced technology/mission critical, life sciences, and healthcare to higher education, and commercial areas. DPR specializes in technically challenging and sustainable projects. Large-scale new construction, local tenant renovations, and special projects are all included in DPR Construction’s portfolio of completed projects. Since its founding, DPR has continued to have significant success as an entrepreneur.

The featured project includes 800,000 square feet of office space and a gross area of approximately 1.56 million square feet. The landmark tower has a remarkable sail-like curtainwall design that makes the most of the views of Lady Bird Lake in the area. A 1,411-stall parking facility with five floors below grade and seven above is also a part of the project. It consists of a huge boardwalk, tenant amenities along the creek, and retail space on the main floor. The project, aiming for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification, has numerous outdoor roof areas and terraces to optimize lake and city views from every perspective.


Sabre Commercial

2001 Chicon Street, Austin, TX 78722

Sabre Commercial was founded in 2008 by Matt Lutz and Todd Reimers. It set out to establish a reputation for high-quality work, managing job sites safely, and conducting ethical business. Since its founding, it has increased to over 30 individuals and received three awards from ABJ. The company has also received recognition as one of the top places to work in the city from the Austin American-Statesman. Sabre Commercial constructed a number of restaurants along with schools, hospitals, and commercial structures for more than 15 years. As a client-focused commercial construction firm, on each project it works on, Sabre Commercial strives to collaborate with the top local industry professionals.

The non-profit Texas Wildlife Association’s new headquarters is a wood-framed, one-story structure that was built from the ground up. It has a metal roof, a storefront, massive timber trusses with 2×6 wood decks, and western window systems. A road bore beneath FM 1102, all utilities, an asphalt parking area, and a full asphalt road around the structure with an aerobic septic system and drainage pond were all completed by Sabre Commercial on a 5.98-acre site. 


Cadence McShane Construction

1221 S MoPac Expressway, Suite 250, Austin, TX 78746

Cadence McShane Construction is a multifaceted national real estate and construction company. It combines a number of professional specialties to offer clients specialized real estate and building solutions. The business, which was founded in 1984, provides general consultancy, strategic planning, location selection, and analysis. The firm also specializes in financing, design/build construction, general construction, and construction management services, as well as build-to-suit and speculative development. For projects, it applies numerous Green Building features to construction. To do so, the firm consists of several LEED-accredited experts and professionals.

For the Riata Vista Corporate Campus in Austin, Texas, Cadence McShane Construction has provided a combination of construction management at risk and design-build services. The project includes a central power plant, three parking garages with more than 5,000 places, 917,536 square feet of high-tech office space, effective landscaping, and 95% waste diversion from construction. The power plant, which is LEED-Gold certified, uses 100% renewable energy sources while reducing water consumption by 20%. Riata Vista Corporate Campus has won numerous awards. Those awards include the 2015 Engineering News-Record (ENR) Merit Award for Office/Retail/Mixed-Use (Phase 1), Urban Land Institute (ULI) Austin’s 2018 Impact Awards Most Influential Project, and 2018 Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) National Award of Merit for Office Buildings Category.


Workman Commercial

1766 FM 967, Suite B, Buda, TX 78610

Established in 1991, Workman Commercial provides general contracting, design-build, and construction management services. Each of these services is intended to go above and beyond what its customers anticipate. It collaborates with clients, design partners, contractors, and vendors to deliver the greatest quality, value, and overall satisfaction throughout the life of a project. Workman Commercial promotes collaboration on all levels, yet it is uncompromising about its underlying ideals. It considers itself a family-oriented business, and its customers are its extended family members. In fact, Workman is working with several repeat clients on current projects.

Travis Thrift is the CEO and president of Workman Commercial. With 30 years of construction experience, he started by joining the team at Workman as the Senior Estimator in 2006. Thrift’s background and experience—coupled with his knowledge of industry-leading technology— bring Workman’s clients the most accurate and highly detailed estimating services available. His excellent analytical skills, knowledge, use of industry-leading software, and close attention to detail, make his estimates among the most accurate in the industry. 


G. Creek Construction

9033 South IH 35, Austin, TX 78744

G. Creek is a family-run construction company, incorporated in 1992, and fully bonded and insured. The company has been approved as a Green Builder by the Austin Energy Green Building Program (AEGB). For 33 years, the firm has balanced its work across the public and private sectors. The company’s portfolio includes tenant improvements, restaurants, offices, medical facilities, new parks, and public utilities. The G. Creek team’s experience is diverse. Its crew has expertise in a wide range of fields, including government and municipal work, tenant finish-out, restaurant remodeling, residential and historical remodels, and more. Several of G. Creek’s demolition, concrete, framing, drywall, and hardware installation needs are completely self-performed. 

Bee Caves Commercial building is a new 7,000-square-foot two-story building built on a difficult site. A detention pond that presently exists is covered by half of the first floor. A steel structure on piers makes up a partial slab-on-grade remains. The outside has stucco, rock, and glass, as well as a metal roof and galvanized stairs. A parking area, utilities, a two-story elevator, and an interior shell were all included in the project’s scope.


Wurzel Builders

630 Ralph Ablanedo Drive, Austin, TX 78748

Since 1998, a solid reputation for dependability and quality-focused building has been developed by Wurzel Builders among customers, developers, and subcontractors. The firm has vast experience in construction, remodeling commercial projects as a full-service general contractor and construction manager. The company has experience working in a variety of industries, including the restaurant, multifamily, healthcare, retail, and industrial sectors. The extensive construction services offered by Wurzel Builders, its proactive project management style, and its leadership ensure that every client’s vision is perfectly realized. The firm executes projects on time and within budget thanks to its clear procedure, extensive services, and keen attention to detail. Wurzel Builders foresees gaps in advance, provides proactive solutions, and discovers fresh opportunities with the help of the creative viewpoint of its staff.

Investors trust Charles Schwab because of their high standards for providing the greatest service and security. The employee canteen, designed in the style of a restaurant, the training facilities, and the mixed-use office space are just a few of the innovative spaces Wurzel Builders constructed to raise the caliber of their workplace.


McCarthy Building Company

8627 North MoPac Expressway, Suite 240, Austin, TX 78759

Timothy McCarthy constructed his first barn in 1864. Presently, this timber company has developed into one of America’s biggest and most diverse commercial construction firms. McCarthy was predominantly a family-owned firm for 138 years. When the company became 100% employee-owned in 2002, every single one of its workers had a financial and personal stake in the company’s future. Today, for more than 159 years, building facilities that generate more value has been a specialty of McCarthy Building Company. It is steadfastly committed to assisting clients and partners to achieve the short- and long-term strategic goals of every project. It provides high-quality work, a safe work place, and ever increasingly simpler process of maintenance.

This 14-story, 150,000-square-foot Class A office tower in Uptown Dallas was recently finished by the McCarthy commercial construction team. This office building provides 8,500 square feet of ground-floor retail and restaurant space in addition to offices, a parking garage, and other amenities. There are about 470 automobiles in the two-level underground parking garage. The main lobby is located on the ground floor, and there are six floors of offices above it. The structure offers multi-tenant office space and Invesco Real Estate serves as its anchor.

Author

  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at Austin 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 Austin 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