Ruiz & Nicholson Construction

Surprise, Arizona 85379
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Our Story

Need a Solid Commercial Contractor? Make Sure They Pass the “3-S” Test!

From plans to permits to punch list, the proof of a good contractor is in attention to detail, superior work, and adherence to an agreed-upon schedule and budget. But that doesn’t happen overnight – it takes the “3 S’s” to make sure your commercial job goes right.

Solid company. We’re a well-run company, with solid financials – here today, here tomorrow. We are licensed, bonded and insured with Register of Contractors in Arizona # 286976.

Solid experience. Native Arizonan Ken Nicholson has over 30 years of commercial and residential construction experience – totaling thousands of successfully completed projects for satisfied clients. We’re happy to provide references.

Solid bench depth – subs and suppliers. A contractor’s ability to meet milestones and budget depends on his management of subcontractors and suppliers. With 30 years experience in Arizona, we’ve developed deep relationships with a trusted roster of both. We know their strengths, we know how to best match them to specific projects, and we manage their concerted efforts well.  We are your single point of contact, answerable for all aspect of the project.

Ruiz & Nicholson is a full service commercial contractor. Call us today for:

Consultation & Design-Build

Design, engineering, permitting, through all phases of construction.

Project Management

We are experienced at stepping in to efficiently manage all aspects of your project.

Commercial construction:

Retail, restaurant, medical, government, office, warehouse, light commercial

Tenant improvements

Office remodeling, facilities and apartment upgrades


What your new building is for matters to you: getting it done right matters to us.

Your commercial project is not about walls, doors, plumbing and electrical – it’s about getting the job done on time for your new or expanded business. Because we’re a family run business that opens our door every morning to create a better life for us, we understand the why of your construction project, not just the how. That’s what drives us to get your new building, addition or tenant improvements done right the first time, on time and on budget. So you can get on with business.

Native Arizonan, Ken Nicholson has over 30 years of commercial and residential construction experience – and a family legacy of general contractors in the Phoenix area. His son, George, has eleven years in building and remodeling. Together with Office Manager Enriqueta Ruiz Nicholson, we’re a family operation that combines solid experience and efficient project management with a personal touch that makes us the easy-to-talk-with, easy-to-do-business-with company.

Together, with our trusted subs and suppliers, we bring you small company personal attention to detail backed by a big, time-honored team.

Expect the best with Ruiz & Nicholson Construction:

  • Solid bids, detailed plans and thorough contract

  • Clear communication throughout your project

  • Your work done on time and budget – down to the last detail

  • Satisfaction in both process and outcome


(623) 986-9365

Licensed, bonded and insured with Register of Contractors in Arizona # 286976.


What We Do

Products and Services

Blue Book Network Classifications

We can be found under the following Blue Book Network Classifications.

CSI Codes

Our standard scope of services includes the following CSI Master Format™ code(s).
01 35 16 - Alteration Project Procedures

Commercial Construction Project Specializations

Animal Hospital / Kennel
Apartments & Condominiums
Assisted Living
Auto Dealership / Service
Church / Synagogue
City / Town Hall
Club House / Community Center
Court House
Design Build
Grocery Stores
Hospital / Nursing Home
Hotel / Motel
Medical Office
Mixed Use
Non-Residential Building
Office Building
Radio / Television Station
Residential Building
Retail Store
School / College / University
Single Family Residential

Company Information

Year Established:
Labor Affiliation:
Non-Union Prevailing Wages (Davis-Bacon)
Annual Volume:
Company Size:
10-19 Employees
Service Sector:
Public Private
Typical Project Size:
Not Provided Request
Project Types:
Interior Fit-Ups

Associations & Memberships

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

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