Utah General Contractors

With more than five decades of combined experience working as a Utah commercial general contractor, Cook Builders stands out from the local construction market with top ratings from previous clients. Our commitment to delivering high-quality projects on every job site continues to help us grow. Whether we are processing building permits for tenant improvements or providing architecture and engineering analyses for a new commercial building, our team promises total satisfaction every step of the way.

As your Utah general contractor, you can rely on us to make the right decisions throughout your Cook Builders experience. Our long-standing relationships with top vendors, clear communication, quality construction practices, and quick turnarounds earned us a reputation as one of Utah’s most trustworthy general contractors. This legacy continues to open doors for us. Let us step into yours—learn more about how our commercial general contracting services can improve your next project.

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The Cook Builders team is composed of innovators ready to make your project reach its fullest potential. We help bridge the gap between engineering and architecture for an elevated project design. Promoting collaboration between the entire contracting team, Cook Builders reduces friction between team members and eliminates the usual construction challenges.

You can depend on our architecture and engineering team to walk you through a functional design and construction process to ensure a custom design that meets all of your project requirements, including budgetary concerns.

To support this personalized design, our team will then address any specialized infrastructure, such as high-grade mechanical systems, electrical, and lighting. Together, these architectural and engineering plans will become the foundation of your entire Cook Builders experience—trust us to get it right.

What we do


Before construction begins, your contractor will create blueprints and construction documents detailing the custom design and on-going construction process. These documents will clearly outline the phases of construction, development of the project and help track the work as it progresses.

Without a Utah general contractor, this essential step could be mishandled and cause project delays and budget overruns. Cook Builders will carefully examine all dimensions of your blueprint and construction documents to ensure that every stage of your project progresses as expected.

Our experience allows us to know what is feasible, and we create a means and method to meet the goal. We work hard to draw up blueprints and construction documents that will get the job done.

Not only are we Utah general contractors, but we are experts in building permit processing in various jurisdictions. Without the proper building permits at the appropriate time of a project timeline, your project can experience major roadblocks or be derailed altogether. Ensure expedited building permit processing by relying on Cook Builders.

  • Architecture & Engineering
  • Blueprints & Construction Documents
  • Building Permit Processing
  • Retail Construction
  • Restaurant Construction
  • Multifamily Constructio
  • Health Care Facilities Construction
  • Warehouse and Distribution Construction
  • Business Countertops in Utah
  • Dental Office Construction
  • Commercial Flooring in Utah
  • Commercial Framing
  • Commercial HVAC
  • Commercial Interior Design
  • Commercial Painting Contractors
  • Commercial Plumbing Contracting
  • Commercial Tenant Improvements
  • Windows, Doors, & Skylights

I have known Cook Builders for many years and have always received honest feedback and great advice which always saves me time and money on projects like building homes, basements, decks, landscaping, etc, They have always been willing to go the extra mile to help out. They will make sure the job is done right! What I like most is their easy going and honest approach to doing business, that really helps me trust they will do what they say will do! I just call them and talk to them like a friend and take care of things.

Tom Allred

Nate is a great guy. Very professional. He's the type of guy that would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it. Excellent business

Thomas Worob

I have used Cook Builders for several projects over the years on my home including a detached garage, walkout basement, carport driveway, and deck. They are honest, great to work with and I appreciate their willingness to pay attention to details throughout each project.

Ricky Bangerter

Getting bids and even suggestions from the team at Cook Builders is quick, helpful, and trustworthy. I know they have been there for my family through multiple projects.

Trenton Wood


What does a commercial general contractor do?

A commercial general contractor manages and supervises every aspect of a construction project, from the initial permit applications to clean up after the project’s completion. In addition, a general contractor like Cook Builders is a design-build Utah contractor who is an end-to-end professional that provides the architectural and engineering designs and documents. Other general contractors may work with existing architecture and engineering designs or hire those out.

At Cook Builders, our Utah general contractors coordinate with architects and engineers to draft blueprints that outline each phase of the project, and then we track and manage the work as it progresses.

This sharp attention to detail ensures that you have all the necessary permits, that work is done in a way that does not void out warranties or guarantees, and that work progresses in an orderly, safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner.

We create the processes and systems to get the job done by hiring and supervising quality sub-contractors and providing on-site guidance every step of the way. A general contractor is responsible for procuring and maintaining liability insurance and worker’s compensation insurance for all the workers on the job site.

What to look for when hiring a general contractor?

When hiring a Utah general contractor, you should first check their licensing and their status with the Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing here.

Many general contractors can get their general contracting license with a high school education provided they have put in the requisite hours learning the business. Others may have more advanced degrees that help them understand engineering and architecture. When you hire a commercial general contractor, you want them to have extensive education and experience building commercial projects.

Nothing matters more than on-the-job experience in the field working on projects, especially for commercial general contractors. Depending on the scope of your project, you want to make sure that your general contractor has the experience you need to complete the project. For example, if a general contractor only builds single-family residences, it might not be a good idea to hire them for a large hospital building that requires specialized knowledge when installing hospital-grade systems.

Another thing you should ask your general contractor for is proof of insurance. If your general contractor is not insured with the appropriate liability and worker’s compensation insurance, you could be sued and held liable for any injuries that occur on the job site. You also want to ensure that any subcontractors hired to work onsite have the requisite insurance or are listed as additional insureds on the general contractor’s policy.

Ask for referrals and check your general contractor’s reputation. Avoid commercial general contractors who have lots of bad reviews or a reputation for not completing contracts.
Finally, your general contractor should give you a detailed contract that outlines the scope of work and the project’s initial cost. Ask your general contractor how they hire disputes and set expectations for communications when the project goes over budget or schedule.

Why you should hire a general contractor?

Complex commercial construction jobs require coordination between materials and equipment vendors, sub-contractors, permitting agencies, and stakeholders. With a commercial general contractor, you get a seamless experience with a single point of contact throughout the process. Your general contractor should make sure timelines are followed, deadlines are met, and the project stays within the projected budget range.

An experienced Utah general contractor with a network in Utah will have the resources and leverage needed to get sub-contractors on the job and get the best pricing possible for materials. This saves you money in both material and labor costs. Your budget will be adhered to, and if contingencies arise, you will be well-informed.

Plus, a general contractor provides insurance coverage that protects you from liability should anything go wrong on the job. Having that extra layer of protection gives you peace of mind.

Finally, a general contractor ensures that the building meets code and engineering specifications so that the final project is safe and endures the test of time. Without the expertise and careful oversight of a general contractor, your building could experience structural failure and other problems down the line.


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