The best construction companies in Nigeria are those whose services are widely agreed upon by many as top quality. These top construction firms in the country have been around for years and have been delivering state-of-the-art super structures for indviduals, corporate organizations and government alike.
Working in these companies in the country is also a dream for anyone who majors in structural engineering, civil engineering or construction engineering as it will give them the perfect environment to grow and develop into some of the most sort after professionals in the industry while being paid attractive monthly packages which increases with time and experience.
When trying to embark upon a major project, say building a private residence, a mega church structure, an office complex, an estate or constructing roads and bridges, it is well known that such projects aren’t so easy and giving them out to just about anyone might set one back, hence the need for reputable construction companies that will give you just what you are looking for, with a touch of high quality and excellence. As we proceed, we will be looking at the most patronized and sort after construction companies in the country in no particular order.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is a household name in Nigeria, especially in Lagos State, where some of their most successful and ground-breaking works can be found. The company is a multinational company established in 1950 by Julius Berger, its founding father, in Germany.
Since 1965, the company has been a key player in the construction of major infrastructure in the country. The construction of the Eko bridge and the third mainland bridge are some of its notable works. Several roads in Nigeria also trace their history to this construction giant.
In a way, the company is a pacesetter for others to follow in that they have been around for quite a long time in the country. The company listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange as Julius Berger Nigeria Plc in 1991 and by 2001, they moved their headquarters to Abuja, with notable offices in Lagos and Uyo.
Major projects of the company include the following:
- Eko Bridge, Lagos (1968),
- Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Bridge, popularly known as the Third Mainland Bridge, Lagos (1990)
- National Stadium, Abuja (2003)
- Tin Can Island Port, Apapa, Lagos (1977)
- Lagos Inner Ring Road, (1979)
- Ajaokuta Steel Plant, Kogi State completed (1990)
- Itakpe – Ajaokuta – Ore Railway (1990)
- Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport phase II, Abuja, (1997)
- Central Bank of Nigeria Headquarters, Abuja (2002), and a host of others.
One of the leading construction companies in the Middle East and Africa, and headed by Ossama Moustafa, Arab Contractors have come to stay in Nigeria. They are headquartered in Egypt, with a very strong presence in Nigeria, at Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
This construction giant have overseen the construction of roads, bridges, hospitals, airports, high-rise buildings, dams and tunnels scattered all over the country. The reconstruction of Owerri – Elele Road as you move towards Portharcourt is one of their major construction projects. Arab Contractors also offer engineering consultancy services.
3. China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) Nigeria Limited
CCECC Nigeria Ltd is a subsidiary of the Chinese multinational construction company, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation which was established in 1979. The company has offices in over forty countries in the world.
In Nigeria, the company is mainly into railway construction, this is what they are known for in this part of the world. They are also into project contracting, civil engineering design and consultancy, labor services cooperation, real estate development, and import and export trading services.
Aside from being known as railway construction giants, CCECC Nigeria Ltd also constructs highways, bridges, and high-rise buildings among other construction project services that they render. Their head office in Nigeria is situated at 46 Nnamdi Azikwe Drive, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
Schwartz Kristoffel was established in Nigeria in 1987 and it specializes in technology and materials engineering. This top Nigerian engineering company adapts civil engineering construction materials developed in the temperate regions of the world to suit our tropical African environment, especially in our country.
SK is focused on four important sectors which are; Technical and Materials Engineering, General Construction, Real Estate Investment and Development, and Energy Generation and Distribution Infrastructure.
5. Monier Construction Company Nigeria Limited
This construction company was established in 1955 and incorporated in 1957. Monier Construction Company Nigeria Limited is headquartered at Mile 7, Ikwerre Road, Rumuigbo, Portharcourt, Rivers State. The company maintains a strong presence in the South-East and South-South geopolitical zones in Nigeria.
They have also completed and delivered quality construction projects in other parts of the country. They specialize in road construction, trench excavation and the construction of high-rise buildings in the country.
Setraco Nigeria Limited was established in 1977 in the old Bendel State (what is now known today as Edo and Delta States), and since then, they have gone on to become big game players in the construction industry in the country.
The company is present in twenty states in the country and their main areas of specialization are in the construction of roads and the building of bridges. They are specialists at expanding and rehabilitating existing roads in the country and constructing of airport runways.
7. Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) Nigeria Limited
Reynolds Construction Company (Nigeria) Limited is a subsidiary of the multinational construction company SBI International Holdings AG (SBI), and SBI commenced operations in the country, alongside some Nigerian investors as Nigersol Construction Company Limited in 1956.
The compaby constructed the Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife, which is one of the most prestigious universities in Nigeria and West Africa currently. RCC specializes in constructing buildings, bridges, airport runway projects, and water projects in Nigeria. Their head office is located at Plot 1715, Idejo Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
8. Adold Engineering Company Limited
Adold Engineering Company Limited was incorporated in 1976 and they can boast of over forty years experience in the engineering and construction industry. They are one of the oldest and most experienced construction firms in Nigeria.
Since inception, they have completed ocer 250 projects and have worked with some of the leasing countries in the country which includes, Shell Petroleum Development Company, Ecobank Plc, Leadway Assurance, UBA Plc, Globacom Plc, ARM, Ajayi Crowther University, Central Bank of Nigeria and First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Costain is a multinational construction firm that was established in 1865 by Richard Costain. The company has 150 years of rich history and experience in the engineering and construction industry. Costain West Africa Plc is was founded as a a full-fledged Nigerian construction company in 1948 as a subsidiary of Richard Costain.
Costain West Africa, having been in Nigeria for so long, have undertaken several important construction projects in the country, some of which include Ahmadu Bello Stadium Kaduna, Phase II Nigerian Telecommunication System, Bata Shoe Factory, Flour Mills of Nigeria, Apapa, Central Bank Enugu, just to mention but a few. They are also involved in road and bridge construction.
NetConstruct was established in 2001, with its headquarters in Ikoyi, Lagos. The company is among the top construction firms in the country and they specialize majorly in real estate. Since their inception, they have been able to deliver over 2000 homes to their client base and they continue to deliver top quality residential aparts, living up to their abilities as the go-to construction company for building solid homes.
Other top construction firms in Nigeria which are among the best include:
- G Cappa Plc
- Saidi Nigeria Limited
- Elalan Construction Company
- Apave Nigeria
- Mixta Nigeria
- Brunelli Construction Company Nigeria Limited
- Dantata & Sawoe Construction Company Nigeria Limited
- Saidi Nigeria Limited
- Cappa and D’Alberto