Restaurant Construction Company

Holladay Construction Group has been building restaurants since 2006 and our portfolio includes over $15 million of restaurant construction projects in the United States. We have built great relationships with some of the most notable brands in the restaurant industry on a variety of project types, including tenant improvements, renovations, and new construction.

Experience & Expertise

Holladay Construction Group is an expert in the construction industry. We have provided preconstruction, construction management, general contracting, and project management services on several notable new construction projects as well as interior build-outs for clients like:

Our origins as a real estate owner and developer and our diverse project experience have given us important insights into the unique needs of the restaurant construction industry. This experience and understanding allows us to provide added value throughout the construction process, which sets us apart from other restaurant builders.

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Teamwork & Communication

Our construction management professionals work closely with the entire project team, from subcontractors to architects and interior designers to owners to review every detail of a construction project from start to finish. Our communication, safety and review policies ensure that Holladay Construction Group provides high-quality, budget-friendly solutions to deliver the most efficient product possible in accordance with all ADA and AIA guidelines.

Whether your project is a fine dining steakhouse, a simple remodel, or a total restaurant renovation, Holladay Construction Group has the qualifications and capability to manage the successful execution of your next restaurant project. Let us prove that we are one of the best restaurant contractors in the country, contact us for more information.

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Sample Projects

River Saint Joe Brewery

River St Joe Brewery by Moss Design - Exterior Dusk
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River St Joe Brewery by Moss Design – Exterior Corner
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River St Joe Brewery by Moss Design – Exterior Full Building
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River St Joe Brewery by Moss Design – Interior Bar
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River St Joe Brewery by Moss Design – Interior Seating
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Location: 15475 Walton Road | Buchanan, MI
Project Type: New Brewery Construction
Project Cost: $1.4 million
Size: 5,300 SF
Owner: River Saint Joe Brewery
 Moss Architecture
Project Manager: Scott DeMartinis
Start Date:
March 2019
Completed: January 2020

Holladay Construction Group's South Bend office completed the company's first project in the State of Michigan in 2020 - the River Saint Joe Brewery, a 5,600 square foot tap house located at 15475 Walton Road in Buchanan, MI. The brewery was built on an existing hops and barley farm. The River Saint Joe Brewery is a fully functioning, organic brewery, with everything for the brewing process grown and harvested on site. We broke ground on the commercial building on March 20, 2019 and it was completed in January 2020.

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Grindstone on the Monon


Location: 17470 Wheeler Road | Westfield, Indiana 46074
Project Type: Retail - Restaurant
Project Cost: $2.6 million
Size: 5,600 SF
Owner: Clancy's, Inc.
Architect: PHANOMEN/design
Project Manager: Pete Fromelius
Start Date: October 2018
Completed: August 2019

Our Indianapolis team completed the Grindstone on the Monon stand-alone restaurant in Westfield, IN in 2019. The 5,600 square foot retail building includes  a 3,500 square foot dining room featuring exquisite craftsmanship, 1,300 square feet of kitchen space, and a 1,000 square foot patio with outdoor seating. A groundbreaking event was held for the project on October 16, 2018 with representatives from Grindstone on the Monon, the City of Westfield, Holladay Construction Group, and PHANOMEN/design in attendance. The project kicked off on October 19, 2018 and restaurant construction was completed in August 2019.



Location: 1665 Olmsted Drive |  Portage, IN 46368
Project Type: Retail/Stand-alone Restaurant, New Construction
Project Cost: $2.5 million
Size: 5,600 SF
Owner: Hooters of America LLC
Architect: GHA Architecture/Development
Project Manager: Clayton Trueblood
Start Date:
July 2017
Completed: February 2018

In 2017, Holladay Construction Group was awarded the general construction contract for a new Hooters Restaurant located within the AmeriPlex at the Port Business Park in Portage, Indiana. Construction of the casual dining facility kicked off July 10, 2017 and was completed prior to the restaurant opening February 19, 2018. Our Portage office led the construction of the 5,600 square-foot restaurant building, which features a spacious bar and dining area as well as an indoor/outdoor patio room.



Location: 2200 Charlotte Ave. | Nashville, TN 37210
Project Type: Retail - Stand-alone restaurant
Project Cost: $766,000
Size: 2,083 SF
Owner: 2200 Charlotte Avenue, LLC
Architect: Alliance Architects
Start Date: November 2016
Completed: August 2017

Holladay Construction Group completed its second project for Starbucks in 2017. The first project was an interior build-out in Portage, IN in 2007. This project in Nashville, TN was a design-build project with Holladay Properties and included construction of a 2,000 square foot retail building which began in November 2016. The facility is located near the Sheds on Charlotte in Nashville and was completed in August 2017.



Location: 1530 Olmsted Drive | Portage, IN 46368
Project Type: New Construction
Project Cost: $689,000 
Size: 2,300 SF
Owner: Double Cheese Inc.
Architect: Holladay Properties
Project Manager: Scott Trueblood
Start Date: May 2014
Completed: August 2014

Holladay Construction Group built its second stand-alone Subway restaurant in 2014, after having completed a similar facility at AmeriPlex-Indianapolis in 2011. We worked closely with Holladay Properties for both of these Subway projects during the restaurant design and construction process. The project broke ground in May of 2014 and the restaurant opened just three months later, in August 2014.


Very early on in the project, it became evident that I was working with a very knowledgeable, thoughtful and skilled group. Both Lance Malstaff and Clayton Trueblood were terrific to work with through the entire project. They asked questions and offered options for any obstacle that we encountered. As usual for any restaurant, the schedule is critical as there are a lot of moving parts and many people involved in a successful opening. Lance and Clayton worked diligently along with their subs to hold the turnover date and deliver a well built, beautiful store! It has been my absolute pleasure to work with everyone at Holladay Construction Group and I cannot wait to work with them again in the near future! I would highly recommend them for your next build!
           - Heather Coach, Construction Project Manager – Hooters of America (2/23/18)

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