About Us

LOTT Builds is a full-service Commercial Construction and Consulting firm that specializes in restaurant development.

Who We Are

LOTT has built more than 550 restaurants throughout 22 states. Over the past several decades, LOTT has carved a niche in the restaurant and hospitality fields, becoming the go-to builder for restaurateurs and designers alike. Our team has built restaurants for most of the 20 top national restaurant holding companies as well as many independent and specialty small business operators.

There is no restaurant or kitchen project too large, too small or too complex. We provide turnkey solutions for hard-to-solve problems with the client’s budget and deadline always the top priority. 

With more than a quarter century of success in restaurant construction management, we have the experience and knowledge to understand your vision and turn it into reality, from soup to nuts.

As CEO Frank Lott says, “We equate the construction of a restaurant to that of a fine watch. It must be precise, exact, consistent and on time.” That’s the LOTT way and we stake our reputation on that!

Josh Laird, President & Director of Construction and Frank Lott, CEO/Founder

What We Do

We build restaurants. That’s what we do, so we speak the language. We understand the consequences of an equipment breakdown or shutdown. We build restaurants to last and to hold up to the rigorous activity of a commercial environment. LOTT guarantees bringing jobs to completion in record time, without the constant change orders most builders charge. We believe “Do it right the first time.” Our no-nonsense principles have successfully guided us through the construction of hundreds of projects nationwide and led to our stellar reputation for “getting the job done right, every time, on time.”

Why Choose Us

We are not just a general construction company.  We specialize in restaurants.  After investing countless hours on the menu, design, kitchen layout, equipment, and real estate, why hire just a general contractor to build your restaurant?  By working with us, all you’ll need to do is stock it and operate it! That’s how LOTT Builds is different from everyone else out there.

  • Soup to nuts – If you’re building a restaurant, we have the dedicated team you need for completing every phase and component of your project. From site selection to the design, build-out and FF&E (furniture, fixtures and equipment), we can fully perform or assist your team at every stage. We can orchestrate all components of the turnkey fit-out, including permitting, programming, budget, design and construction, as well as the procurement of FF&E.
  • On budget and on time – Opening on time and within budget is as important to us as it is for our clients, and critical to our success and future referrals.
  • Qualified field management – All of our field personnel know restaurant construction.  Since many restaurant owners are running other restaurants while building their current project, having a contractor on site that knows all critical steps to completion and has opened over 550 locations is a valuable resource that is not represented on any bid form and often overlooked. 
  • You’re in good hands with LOTT on the job! You’re working with one of the best in the business.

Careers with LOTT

Are you highly dependable and excited about exceeding expectations? Join our team for a LOTT of rewarding experiences where you’ll make a difference daily.

  • We are committed to the success and growth of our employees in a team-driven environment.
  • Our goal is to provide strong leadership, trust, and vision among all of our employees, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • We value the power of diversity and are proud to offer an inclusive, diverse, safe, and welcoming work environment that respects individual ideas, backgrounds, perspectives, and personal characteristics.

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