Affectionately known as the “Soda City” by locals, Columbia is one of the best places to live in South Carolina. This makes it an excellent place to put up an industrial project. As Columbia continues to be a place where goods are produced, industrial manufacturing structures remain a core of the building industry.

This article has created a list of the best industrial contractors in Columbia, South Carolina. These firms were chosen based on their history, reputation, awards, and press features.

M.B. Kahn Construction Co.

101 Flintlake Rd., Columbia, SC 29223

M.B. Kahn Construction Co. provides a comprehensive range of construction services. These are based on the company’s long-standing reputation for bringing projects from inception to construction on schedule and within budget. While the company sometimes provides conventional construction services, it also guarantees that each project proves unique and that it receives extra attention and planning.

M.B. Kahn is headquartered in Columbia, but it also serves clients from Charleston, Charlotte, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Richmond, and Roanoke. It has been in the industry for almost a century and has been featured by the press for its commendable projects. These publications include ENR, Post and Courier, Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Report, Live 5 News, and The State.

McCrory Construction Company

522 Lady St., Columbia, SC 29201

The John C. Heslep Company, which later became McCrory Construction, LLC, was established in 1918. It is based in Columbia and services many business and public sector clients throughout the Southeast United States. McCrory expanded its customer base in the retail, commercial, healthcare, multi-family, and industrial sectors as it entered its fourth generation of private ownership in 2003.

Military and government markets were also included in the firm’s portfolio. McCrory is also a certified Mentor in the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Mentor/Protégé program, which helps underprivileged businesses realize their full potential. It produces high-quality projects on a contract basis. General contractor, design-build, construction manager at risk, program administration, and integrated project delivery are examples of these (Partnering). The company has LEED certification and is skilled in Building Information Modeling.

Mashburn Construction

1820 Sumter St., Columbia, SC 29201

Harry Mashburn, the firm’s founder and CEO, established Mashburn Construction in 1976. It is dedicated to safeguarding the interests of its customers. Building with Integrity remains the firm’s mantra today, a s it demonstrates its commitment to honesty, excellence, and efficiency in construction.

The Mashburn family’s next generation was appointed to major leadership positions in 2010. Paul Mashburn was named President and Chief Operating Officer, Lee Mashburn as Executive Vice President of Preconstruction, and Harry Mashburn as President and Chief Executive Officer. When Harry announced his retirement in May 2017, Paul took over as CEO, and Lee became President of the company.

Clients in Columbia, Charleston, and Greenville are still serviced by the firm today. It is a LEED-certified construction company and is accredited by the Associated General Contractors of America. It prioritizes long-term partnerships over short-term profits and guarantees that the owners realize their bold vision for a facility. The company then collaborates with creative designers, offers open book affordable pricing, and delivers quality craftsmanship.

Fitts & Goodwin

120 Corporate Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169

Fitts & Goodwin, Inc. is a second-generation general contractor and construction company that was founded in 1984. It has provided construction services to industrial, commercial, and institutional clients in the Southeast for over thirty years.

Apart from the more conventional technique, the firm has familiarity with the Design-Build way of project implementation. Third-party design services are employed to complete the Owner-Architect-Contractor team when dealing with the former. Its utilization of independent design professionals provides the necessary system of checks and balances for a successful project.

It believes that a worthwhile building project is the product of collaboration among all parties involved, including the owner, architect, general contractor, and  subcontractors. Each project the team delivers meets the owner’s quality and timeline expectations. Fitts & Goodwin consistently delivers a profitable return to its construction team and receives repeat business for its exceptional results.

Montgomery Construction

1919 Augusta Highway, Lexington, SC 29072

Montgomery Construction, a small business established in South Carolina with vast experience, provides sophisticated construction services and solutions at an affordable price. It’s team has approximately 7.5 million square feet of general contracting expertise on project values in excess of $865 million. The team’s extensive expertise spans practically every industry sector to include commercial, industrial, multifamily, historic, hospitality, retail, and student housing.

Montgomery Construction provides value by being a true reflection of the customers and owners it serves.

The firm is led by its namesake, Matt Montgomery, who formed it with fourteen years of industry expertise. His portfolio includes projects worth more than $250 million and covering more than five million square feet on the east and west coasts.


  • Jake Gustafson

    Jake has served as Senior Editor at General Contractors and brings a wealth of experience rooted in his passion for building. Holding a degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University, he actively engaged in industry-related activities, including membership in the Associated General Contractors of America student chapter and participation in the Associated Schools in Construction student competition. Previously, Jake served as a project engineer for a prominent general contractor in Portland, where he played a pivotal role in various aspects of construction projects, from pre-construction to subcontractor management. His expertise extends to working on innovative projects, such as North America's largest CLT commercial building. Expertise: Commercial Construction, Commercial Remodeling, Home Design and Build Key Highlights: Editor at General Contractors, Project Engineer for Portland-based general contractor, Field Engineer for the largest CLT commercial building in North America Education: Oregon State University, Degree in Construction Engineering Management