About Us

Ideal Contracting LLC
Ideal Contracting, LLC (Ideal) is a certified minority (MBE) general contractor/construction manager that was formed in 1998 as a partnership between Frank Venegas, Jr. and Barton Malow Company.  Headquartered in Detroit, Ideal has developed a reputation based on quality in the construction industry and has grown to be one of the largest general contractors in the Midwest. Ideal’s standard for customer service is based upon our demands for honest and ethical conduct from every member of our organization. Ideal maintains the highest level of communication throughout the project process. Construction schedule, safety, quality requirements and budgetary constraints are always our number one priority on every project.

Ideal Contracting specializes in:

  • Preconstruction Services
  • General Contracting
  • Construction Management
  • Design-Build
  • Self-Perform Trade Labor
  • Service Agreements

With over 100 full time staff and an average of 250 skilled trades laborers, Ideal Contracting’s ability to plan, manage and execute work with our own forces provides our clients with preferred pricing, exceptional quality and rapid project completion.

Self-Perform Capabilities:

  • Civil
  • Concrete
  • Interiors
  • Structural and Miscellaneous Erection 

Ideal Contracting’s philosophy and corporate value system stress Safety and Quality as absolutes. No Exceptions! We credit our success as a general contractor to our skillful combination of specialty services and self-perform trades. Our industry knowledge allows us to retain a respected base of quality subcontracting partners in addition to enhanced self-perform capabilities. We listen to our customers’ project goals and implement strategies to achieve them in order to offer competitive pricing and the highest level of quality, safety, and customer service. Utilizing self-perform specialty trades, we gain a competitive advantage and stay one step ahead. This allows us to avoid costly delays or any other disruption of our successful project delivery.


Nov 3


On October 18th, the Detroit Police Department’s Fourth Precinct held a ribbon cutting at their new and improved gym facility. Ideal Contracting renovated the gym and installed new equipment. To make...