Charleston, a port city in South Carolina founded in 1670, is known for its cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages, and striking pastel residences. The city attracts a wide variety of history buffs, partygoers, families, and fishing enthusiasts.

Charleston is the oldest and largest city in South Carolina, making it one of the oldest cities in North America, and there’s a lot to choose from when it comes to the best things to do here. There are numerous reasons why living here is a good idea. After our editorial team reviewed their awards, portfolios, affiliations, and press features, we put together this list of the city’s best multifamily contractors.

Balfour Beatty US

306 Meeting Street, Suite 100, Charleston, SC 29401

Balfour Beatty US is a leading firm in general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for public and private sector clients. Its experts build the distinct structures and infrastructural facilities that play a crucial role in how people live, work, discover, and enjoy in its communities by conducting heavy civil and vertical construction.

Scott Skidelsky is the firm’s current president, which has been in business for over a century. He has spent more than two decades in the construction sector in a range of leadership roles, serving clients all over the United States. Scott is a “Forty Under 40” Building Design + Construction” alumnus, and he was named “Man of the Year” among the Forty Under 40 winners by the Orlando Business Journal in 2007. The press has often featured the firm’s works, including Construction Dive, EIN News, GroundBreak Carolinas, Business Wire, REBusinessOnline, and Global Construction Review.

CF Evans Construction

4921 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC 29418

When Clarence F. Evans started the company in 1948, a man’s word was his bond, and a handshake sealed the deal. CF Evans Constructions’ projects have changed over time, but the same culture of keeping promises is still at the heart of how it operates today. CF Evans is a multifamily construction management firm that is actively developing new communities in North and South Carolina.

Among the many types of work the firm takes on, you’ll find multifamily housing, senior living, renovations, site evaluation, preconstruction, construction management, general construction, and design-build services. Its works were also the recipient of various honors such as the 2019 NAWIC Builds Excellence Award for Excellence in Residential Construction – for the Meeting Street Lofts in Charleston, the 2017 Multifamily Builder of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders, and the Lighthouse Beam Safety Award for Excellent Safety Performance During 2017 by McGriff Insurance Services.

Chastain Construction, Inc.

P.O. Box 20697, Charleston, SC 29413

Chastain Construction, Inc. is a general contractor that was established in 1995. It specializes in new construction and commercial renovations, including office, retail, and medical spaces. The firm is large enough to be efficient in small projects while remaining small enough to be individual in large projects. It has the construction expertise in Charleston to manage clients’ needs, regardless of whether they require a commercial builder to upgrade their office space or a general medical contractor to remodel their practice.

The firm’s projects have been recognized by different award-giving bodies. Some of its honors include the 2019 Post and Courier Charleston’s Choice Winner for General Contractor and Commercial Construction Professional Services, the 2005 PACE Award, the 2004 Presidential Safety Award from the Association of General Contractors of America, and South Carolina’s Fastest-Growing Companies in 2002, 2004, and 2007 from the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.

Renew Urban Charleston

251 1/2 King Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Renew Urban Charleston is a luxury home and renovation company in Charleston, South Carolina. Its attention to artistry and detail has reimagined the idea of a luxury home in Charleston. Commercial projects, custom homes, historic renovations, general contracting, and remodeling are some of its services to homeowners in Charleston and the surrounding areas.

The firm is owned and managed by Andrew Meihaus and is a member of the Preservation Society of Charleston. Renew Urban is also a recipient of multiple Carolopolis Awards by the Preservation Society of Charleston. On top of this honor, the press has frequently featured its work, including the Charleston Regional, Business Journal, SC Biz News, CBS, CHS Today, and FOX TV.

Arnett Construction

One Cool Blow, Suite 322, Charleston, SC  29403

Established in 2008, Arnett Construction has grown into a market leader in the City of Charleston construction market. From inception, the firm has successfully expanded its range of projects and has earned a strong reputation for providing high-quality service for commercial, residential, multi-family – both ground up and renovations of existing structures – as well as Historical renovations throughout downtown Charleston and the surrounding areas.

From general contracting, design-build, and construction management, Arnett Construction’s success begins with core values, centered around providing ethical, reliable, and cost-effective solutions.