To know the best construction companies in Nigeria today, you only have to read this article, so fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride.
If you want to design your ideal home or office complex, or even roads in your country if you’re in government, you’ll agree with me that this can be a herculean task because for you, you don’t just want to put up something hastily, you have what you want in mind and you need the best hands to execute the plan to the later, paying attention to the tiniest detail.
The best construction companies in Nigeria are regarded as the top players in the building industry, offering top quality services and have been in the country for donkey years. These top construction firms are known to deliver state-of-the-art structures for both individuals and corporate organizations.
There is a lot of hard work that is put into designing and building a home, real estate property, office complex or construction of major and minor roads, that is why you need the best construction companies at your service when embarking on this journey and Nigerian Infopedia has compiled a list of the best in the country currently.
1. Arab Contractors (AC)
Arab Contractors is one of the leading construction companies in the country presently. The construction giant has been in Nigeria for a long time now and they can be said to have paid their dues in the line of their profession.
Their experience ranges from building, bridges to roads, tunnels, airports, housing, sewage plants, hospitals, sports facilities, dams, power stations to mention but a few.
Arab Contractors is situated at Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, and it is headed by Ossama Moustafa. They also offer engineering consultancy services.
This firm is also one of the best construction companies in the Middle East with their headquarters in Egypt. One notable project constructed by Arab Contractors in Nigeria is the reconstruction of Owerri – Elele Road when moving towards Portharcourt.
2. China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) Nigeria Ltd.
CCECC is a construction giant and they are currently responsible for the ongoing construction of the Lagos Light Rail project, the brainchild of the Lagos State government, under the distinguished leadership of first, His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, SAN, former Governor of Lagos, and now being continued by his successor, His Excellency, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode.
CCECC has become a global brand, founded in 1979 in China but has become an international contractor with projects in over 40 countries in the world, Nigeria included. They are well known for the construction of world class roads, bridges, rail systems and stadia.
In Nigeria today, the company is known for advanced railway construction, project contracting and even civil engineering design consultancy.
Their head office in Nigeria is located at 46, Nnamdi Azikwe Drive, Ebute Metta, Lagos.
3. Julius Berger Nigeria
Julius Berger Nigeria has been a construction giant for several years in Nigeria. They are synonymous with bridge building and road construction.
Almost all bridges in Lagos have their fingerprints, apart from certain new ones being constructed by other companies. Julius Berger has been involved in construction of several kilometers of roads across Nigeria.
Their designs are usually innovative and they are well-known for their timely project execution.
Julius Berger Nigeria Plc is a multinational company established in Germany in 1950 by Julius Berger. Over the years, this construction firm has been a leading player in building major infrastructures in the country.
Also , the company has history in the country, setting the standards for other new construction companies to follow. The headquarters of Julius Berger is in Abuja and in 1991, JB joined the companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Some major successful projects attributed to Julius Berger include:
- Eko Bridge, Lagos constructed in 1968
- Third Mainland Bridge constructed in Lagos state in 1990
- National Stadium in Abuja constructed in 2003
- Tin Can Island Port, Apapa constructed in Lagos in 1977
- Ajaokuta Steel Plant constructed in Kogi state in 1990
- Central Bank of Nigeria Headquarters constructed in Abuja (FCT)
4. G Cappa PLC
Located in Iddo, Ebute Metta, Lagos. They are a construction and civil engineering giant. They have experience in building complex infrastructure and high rise buildings.
5. Saidi Nigeria Ltd
Established in 1997, Saidi Nigeria Ltd comprises of a team of qualified engineers and skill workers.
Their clients include both government and private individuals and their area of specialisation include massive housing schemes, estates, road, bridges and dams.
They are also involved in constructing boreholes, dredging as well as setting up irrigation systems both in the rural and urban areas.
6. Apave Nigeria
Apave group, a worldwide construction giant, despite being a 150-year-old company, is relatively a few years old in the country and they have been able to adapt to the tough Nigerian terrain.
They have experience in Building, Inspection and Technical assistance, Consultancy, Training, Testing and measurement.
7. Elalan Construction Company
Founded in 1982, with a head office situated in Ikoyi, Lagos, Elatan is made up of a large team of over 1200 people, the workforce at Elalan consists of both indigenous professionals and expatriates. Presently, they have over 450 full time people while the rest comprise of skilled workers.
8. Mixta Nigeria
Established in 2006, Mixta has successfully completed over 3000 real estate assets ranging from homes, retail outlets etc.
Mixta specializes in large scale real estate development projects and real estate advisory service.
9. Adold Engineering Company Ltd
Adold was incorporated in 1976, it is located in Ikeja, Lagos the company has grown in leaps and bounds over the years. They are one of the foremost construction giants in Nigeria.
In the last 40 years, Adold Engineering has completed over 250 projects and some of the prominent companies that they’ve worked with include: Shell Petroleum Development Company, Ecobank Plc, Leadway Assurance, UBA Plc, Globacom Plc, ARM, Ajayi Crowther University, Central Bank of Nigeria, First Bank Plc etc.
Established in 2001, NetConstruct is situated in Ikoyi, Lagos, they are among the best and most trusted construction companies in Nigeria. Over the years, they have successfully delivered over 2000 homes to their massive clientele.
11. Costain West Africa PLC
Costain West Africa is one of the oldest multinational construction firm in the country with expertise in the engineering and construction industry.
Over time, the company has won the bid to execute several important construction projects in the country. Some notable ones include Ahmadu Bello Stadium constructed in Kaduna, and Flour Mills of Nigeria constructed in Apapa, Lagos etc.