With a history that dates back to the 1700s, Winston-Salem has long been home to prominent innovation and commerce. Today, the city has developed into a hub for flourishing industrial and corporate communities. Other companies are interested in establishing or expanding their businesses in the area because of the city’s advanced infrastructure and deep history. The city’s lively and diversified culture, historic presence, and booming population make it a fantastic environment to conduct business. 

Establishing a business means choosing the right workspace, a space that promotes efficiency and productivity. That part can be difficult. That’s why our editors have curated this list of the best commercial contractors in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. These firms were chosen for their background, awards, recognition, and expertise.

Samet Corporation

309 Gallimore Dairy Road, Suite #102, Greensboro, NC 27409

Samet Corporation creates and produces creative and progressive building solutions that engage its communities and help its clients achieve long-term success. The firm provides exceptional customer experience and that leaves a lasting impact in the community, not just through the spaces it provides, but also through the genuine service it provides to its clients. For Samet Corporation, it’s not just about building structures; it’s also about forming communities. 

For over 60 years, the firm has been dedicated to its clients. The firm’s work has been recognized and accredited by several organizations, including ABC, ASHE, NC Building Star, and LEED. It has also earned awards such as the ABC Step award, the ABC National Safety Merit Award, and the CPN Star Award.

One Technology Place is a large commercial project that was accomplished by Samet Corporation. The building is part of Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, a large industrial center, and was developed and designed as a research facility and laboratory. The firm’s services included the addition of a pronounced natural light system for the space, a large parking space, and a mechanical roof.

Fourth Elm Construction

408 E Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Fourth Elm Construction is a general contractor serving multiple areas, including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. The firm’s professionals offer a diverse set of specialties in order to handle projects that span varying market sectors. It offers a variety of services that are not only employed during the construction phase but also before and after the process. The firm provides pre-construction, facility maintenance, and supervision services. The firm has been listed in Triad Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies from 2019 to 2021.

AON Insurance Corporate Office is a prime example of Fourth Elm Construction’s office projects. The firm was able to provide a first-rate space within the upper levels of a Wells Fargo building that included high-end furnishings, additional utilities—such as HVAC and electrical systems—and custom finishes on some of the materials. The project includes both private and open offices, conference rooms for meetings, specialty areas for additional functionality, and a cafe for employees to enjoy.

Frank L. Blum Construction Company

203 South Church Street, Greensboro, NC 27401

Frank L. Blum Construction Company is a flexible contractor that strives to provide its clients with high-quality facilities. The firm follows a stringent code of ethics and believes in building long-term partnerships based on trust and enjoyment. The firm’s services result in spaces that promote meaningful experiences. The firm has been a trusted builder and partner across the state of North Carolina since 1923. For over 98 years, the firm has been expanding its scope and developing its services to adapt to changing times and strengthen its own capabilities.

During its century in the business, Frank L. Blum Construction Company has won numerous awards, including NAIOP New Development Project of the Year, Top Overall Design in Business North Carolina’s Annual Building NC Awards, and Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Downtown Excellence Award. It has also earned certifications with NAIOP, CFMA, the WS Chamber, and the Highpoint Chamber of Commerce.

Featured here is the Leadership Institute, a center for various corporate conduct and business. When the firm developed this building, it took into consideration the natural setting in which the center was constructed. That’s why the building has natural, rustic elements that resonate with the wooden landscape around it. The project is also divided into three sections, which include a conference center and two hotel wings for accommodation. Effective utility systems and facilities were added to further improve the establishment. The resulting project earned the Top Overall Design in Business North Carolina’s annual Building NC awards as well as the New Development Project of the Year award.

Omega Construction

1100 S Stratford Road, Building C, Suite #110, Winston Salem, NC 27103

Omega Construction is staffed by motivated professionals that are driven to excel due to its healthy work environment and principles. The firm has been recognized by the Triad Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work in the Triad. The firm’s productivity is rooted in its passionate and involved approach toward the communities it works in. The firm offers a wide array of pre-construction and construction services. It also works on projects across markets, including hospitality, industrial, and commercial, and is more than capable of delivering on time and within budget. The firm has been certified by ABC and LEED AP.

Showcased here is HanesTowne Village, a project that involves multiple establishments or tenants that collectively comprise the village. Retail establishments include coffee shops and restaurants, namely Starbucks, Fleet Feet Sports, Sleepy’s Mattress, and Hickory Tavern. Other commercial properties include fitness centers, banks, and stores, such as LA Fitness, PF Chang’s, The Bank of North Carolina, and Walmart Neighborhood Market. The project itself was accomplished by initially demolishing a large textile mill and subsequently constructing the various tenants that comprise the area. Parking spaces, retaining walls, and infrastructure work were also provided.

New Atlantic Contracting, Inc.

2635 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

New Atlantic Contracting, Inc. has a mission: provide transformative experiences for both its clients and team. The firm preaches teamwork and believes that providing the highest-quality projects lies in coordinated and trusted relationships. The firm is dedicated to diversity and inclusion on every project and has a great reputation as a proponent of community involvement. The firm has a large client base that provides positive testimonials in support of the firm’s exceptional efforts and services.

The firm’s excellent work has been featured in Star Award, ENR, and Triad Business Journal. The firm has also earned awards, such as the AGC of America Certificate of Commendation for Excellent Safety Record (2020) and the Carolinas AGC Foundation Presidential Award (2020). It was also named the No. 3 Fastest Growing Company in the Triad (2020).

Markor Art Center is one of the firm’s most notable projects for the commercial market. It was designed so that its charm and design standards would serve as an attraction for users. The facility’s exterior employs 32 twisting panels that converge to create its iconic entrance. This project won a national award for its innovative design. Its unique geometrical shape further accentuates the center’s wonderful style. The project won the Carolinas AGC Pinnacle Award for Best Building Project and the ENR Southeast Best Building Project, both in 2019.

Holden Building Company

114 B South Westgate Drive, Greensboro, NC 27407

Holden Building Company, Inc. is a construction company that provides an outstanding degree of service and experience. It operates throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The firm’s team of experts boasts more than 60 years of combined construction and management experience. Each project is the culmination of its professionals’ perseverance and devotion to delivering great results for its anticipating clients. The firm has also built a substantial network of collaborative professionals to aid in developing successful projects. The firm is accredited with AGC and LEED AP.

International House of Pancakes (IHOP) is a commercial project that was developed in the nearby community of Greensboro, North Carolina. Holden Building Company took it upon themselves to transform an abandoned video rental retail store into what is now a thriving IHOP restaurant. The firm renovated the entire establishment and added new areas to support the new business. These new areas include a new kitchen, restrooms, and additional services such as HVAC and site utilities. The project’s new style accentuated the theme of IHOP through the finishing touches.

Bar Construction Company Inc.

611-A Industrial Avenue, Greensboro, NC 27406

Bar Construction Company Inc. takes pride in its long list of referrals from satisfied clients. During its four-plus decades in the industry, it has upheld exemplary standards in construction to achieve top-tier quality projects and performance. It has also continuously honed and developed its knowledge base, expertise, and commitment to enable itself to keep up with an increasing number of clients’ problems and desires for their projects. As such, the firm employs well-rounded solutions and services that adhere to the needs of its customers and ensures that the resulting project is tailored to their taste.

Bar Construction Company’s work has won awards. One notable award that was given to the firm is the 2017 AGC Pinnacle Award-Winner. The firm also maintains professional certifications with AGC and the Greensboro Builders Association.

The featured project is Pittsboro Feed, a retail store for farm supplies. The firm kept in mind the purpose of the store, and it features a wide, one-story rectangular frame that provides a conventional, spacious layout that fosters its customers’ and staff’s smooth accessibility. All the required utilities and systems were applied to the store as necessities.

Kirkland Construction

4140 Mendenhall Oaks Pkwy, High Point, NC 27265

Kirkland Construction has a reputation for loyalty always follows — and this loyalty doesn’t just involve its repeat clients, it also refers to its devoted employees. The integrity and accountability the firm has employed since its inception are still constant principles in Kirkland Construction’s daily performance. The firm’s portfolio includes accomplished projects in several states, proving the diversity and flexibility in services. Some of its specialized markets include hospitality, industrial, commercial, and medical sectors.

Featured is Hilton Home 2 Suites, a project that combines functionality and relaxation in one property. The striking design blends muted hues with pops of color. Concrete and stone frame the stylistic details. The firm also added entertainment rooms, a lobby for initial accommodation, an indoor and outdoor pool for hobbies, a fitness center, and the individual units.

Magnolia Construction LLC

514 S Stratford Road, #140 Winston-Salem, NC 27103

For over 20 years, Magnolia Construction LLC has been serving the local area of Winston-Salem and has more than earned its status as a prominent figure in the state of North Carolina. During its two decades in the business, the firm has accomplished great feats thanks to its principal member, Randy Foster, its founder and current owner, who leads the firm’s operations in construction and employs a direct supervision method.

Before establishing Magnolia Construction LLC, Randy worked as a construction manager for a well-known real estate firm, Highwoods Properties. During his time there, he learned a lot about the effective construction and development of commercial spaces, including offices and warehouses. He has since expanded his knowledge base to better guide his own firm in handling similar projects.

Pike Electric is a fine example of an office space that immerses its users in their profession without leading to burnout. The office features a very light color scheme with some blue hues for contrast. This color combination induces a neutral atmosphere that provides a peaceful work environment for its employees. It also promotes relaxation within the office. Appropriate and sufficient materials and furnishing were distributed across the space for work-related activities, and several areas for different purposes were constructed, such as conference rooms, break rooms, and a kitchen.

I. L. Long Construction Co., Inc.

4117 Indiana Avenue, Winston-Salem, NC 27105

As a firm with over nine decades of history, I. L. Long Construction Co., Inc. has made its mark in the industry as a leading contractor — a pioneer that has devoted itself to strengthening communities and enhancing users’ lifestyles. During its 90 years of service, the firm has provided the kind of work that creates loyal clients—these clients represent generations of repeat business. During its century-long history, the firm has been a significant figure in shaping Winston-Salem into what it is now, and it continues to mold and expand its community.

Verger Capital Investments is the result of the firm’s approach to interior upfit services. Situated at the higher levels of a corporate building, the new office space features an elevated position that overlooks the surrounding downtown district. It was also outfitted with furniture and fixture upgrades that include high-end and chic items, as it displays high modern standards in office floor plans and designs, which strengthens the space’s appeal and luxury. Despite having a schedule of only three months, the firm was able to deliver a great project.

W.C. Construction Company, LLC

140 Club Oaks Court, Winston-Salem, NC 27104

W.C. Construction Company, LLC understands that sustainable practices go hand in hand with well-crafted, innovative solutions and construction. The firm’s methods leave a positive footprint on the environment. The firm also ensures that its client’s needs are met and their expectations are surpassed. The firm has earned a ton of certifications during its 16 years of service, including from NAIOP, AGC, NAHB, and Carolina HBA. The firm’s work has also been featured in ENR.

Featured is the Pilot Mountain Visitor Center in Pinnacle, NC, the largest park project since the initial development of the state park. The beautiful building is home to an exhibit hall and educational spaces where all visitors can take in the history of Pilot Mountain, the Sauratown Mountains and the Yadkin River.


  • 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