People come to North Carolina for the mountains, beaches, culture, history, and job opportunities. The state has ten national parks, four national forests, and 41 state parks with miles of trails, calm lakes and streams, and wild rushing rivers. No matter where you decide to live in North Carolina, if you like the woods, you can find a place to get away. North Carolina is also a place where people study and learn new things—the university system is one of the most respected in the country. Yet the state’s communities retain their friendly, small-town feel.

This article lists eight of the best office builders in North Carolina. These impressive firms were chosen for their skills, experience, knowledge, and portfolios. 


4111 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 2809

Edifice is a general construction firm that serves North Carolina and its neighboring areas with exceptional projects and extensive services. Since its inception in 1978, Edifice has built a strong reputation as a reliable contractor by helping its clients achieve their goals through high-quality craftsmanship, creative techniques, and cost-efficient solutions. The firm has a team of over 160 full-time workers, and the pre-construction and building management services are led and managed by experts. The firm’s impressive portfolio and solid track record showcase its ability to deliver exceptional results on schedule and within budget while providing the highest quality possible. Over the years, the firm has earned many clients willing to testify to its quality and professionalism. 

Edifice was the general contractor for this four-level, 76,000-square-foot office and lobby addition to the company headquarters for Off Broadway Shoes. Class-A offices, a bar, a balcony, and a back patio were also included in the project. The new building doubled the size of the headquarters and moved the offices from the area around Atlanta to Charlotte.

Rodgers Builders

5701 North Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte, NC 28215

Since its inception in 1963, Rodgers Builders has been known as one of the top general contractors working in the country. With over 60 years in the industry, the firm has remained committed to the core values it was founded on—-solid leadership, honest business practices, and unwavering safety and quality standards. The firm has an impressive portfolio that includes countless high-quality projects in various markets such as the healthcare, education, commercial, mixed-use, cultural and community, and senior living markets. The firm’s team of experts takes an integrated and personalized approach that allows it to understand each client’s vision and turn it into a reality. Its team of talented, forward-thinking, and customer-focused employees remains focused on communication, collaboration, and solid relationships to ensure smooth and seamless project delivery. 

One of the firm’s notable projects is the Charter Communications Corporate Shared Services Campus, which includes planning and building a new stand-alone office building, employee cafeteria, and parking deck. The project features a steel-frame structure for the office and a four-story parking building made of precast concrete that took six months to finish. It can accommodate 425 cars. 

Barnhill Contracting Company

800 Tiffany Boulevard, Suite 200, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Founded in 1949, Barnhill Contracting Company has come a long way from its humble beginnings. The firm started as a family of builders developing solutions that would help clients and improve communities. It has since expanded to provide exceptional projects and extensive services across North Carolina and the neighboring area. The firm has remained committed to delivering high-quality projects on schedule and within budget. Its expert designers and builders work hard to develop new ideas to create visually pleasing and functional spaces that meet each client’s needs and exceed expectations. Its hands-on approach and streamlined operations allow it to guide each client throughout the complicated construction process, ensuring a stress-free and enjoyable experience. 

The 101 North Third Office Building in downtown Wilmington offers 69,000 square feet of Class A office space. The five-level building has business and retail space, parking on-site, and direct access to the nearby Second Street Parking Deck. The building is across the street from City Hall and has a tall entrance that works with the rest of the central business neighborhood.

Clancy & Theys

421 N Harrington Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27603

Two brothers-in-law started Clancy & Theys Construction Company in Raleigh, North Carolina, intending to deliver one-stop-shop construction services to their clients. Since its inception in 1949, the firm remained committed to its values of integrity, fairness, honesty, and a strong desire to help others with their needs and goals. As a result, the firm grew fast and expanded its services to meet each client’s ever-changing needs. The firm offers the capabilities of a big company while maintaining the small, personalized approach of a small one. Its highly-skilled professionals focus on understanding each client’s unique vision and turning that vision into a reality. The firm deploys high-quality craftsmanship, creative techniques, and cost-efficient solutions to create stunning projects that guarantee satisfaction and exceed expectations. 

This new office building is part of Glen Lennox, one of the country’s first mid-century modern planned communities. The architecture and details mix the property’s mid-century history with modern design features that meet the needs of today’s picky office tenants. The LEED-certified Class-A office space will have 25,000-square-foot floor plates, covered parking, an on-site café, and bike and pedestrian amenities like bike lanes, indoor bike racks, and on-site showers and locker rooms.

Balfour Beatty

1930 Camden Road, Suite 280, Charlotte, NC 28203

Balfour Beatty has earned its reputation as an industry leader by providing general contracting, at-risk construction management, and design-build services for clients. Since its inception in 1909, the firm has put together an impressive portfolio of unique buildings and infrastructure that help people live, work, learn, and play in communities. Its team members are naturally driven to find new ways to improve things, ensuring that each project guarantees satisfaction and exceeds expectations. The firm takes an integrated, personalized and hands-on approach to managing each project from start to finish. The firm is committed to delivering construction projects that reflect each client’s needs and goals, offering them the best value for their hard-earned investment. It has built many solid relationships with its clients and trade partners to ensure a smooth project delivery without sacrificing safety, quality, time, or the impact on communities or the environment.

One of the firm’s notable projects is the 300 South Tryon, which features about 630,000 rentable square feet of Class A office space. The office building has a fantastic list of amenities, including a stunning two-level lobby at the corner of Third and Tryon, cutting-edge security for all office floors, and reserved and unreserved parking. There are also four underground parking floors that serve as the main parking for the building, and it offers 408 spots.

Vannoy Construction

1608 US Highway, 221 North, Jefferson, NC 28640

Vannoy Construction is a top business general contractor providing exceptional projects and comprehensive services throughout the Southeast and beyond. Since its inception in 1952, Vannoy Construction has completed many complicated projects that guarantee satisfaction and exceed expectations. The firm focuses on its pre-construction phase, taking the time to understand each client’s vision and design projects that meet their wants and needs. From start to finish, the firm takes an integrated and personalized approach to managing each project to ensure a smooth delivery and an enjoyable experience. Over the past 70 years, Vannoy Construction has perfected its processes and streamlined its operations to grow into a large, yet exceptional business. Its expert designers and builders are committed to delivering high-quality craftsmanship, cost-efficient and flexible solutions, and the best materials and technologies. As a result, the firm has earned a list of satisfied clients willing to testify to its quality and professionalism. 

One of the firm’s notable projects is Asheville City Center, a new four-level, 60,000-square-foot Class “A” office building with a 320-space parking deck. The new, modern building was designed to bring life to a part of downtown that has been quiet for a long time. The parking structure is the most essential part of the south end of the site. 

McKinley Building Corporation

3807 Peachtree Avenue, Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28403

Since its inception in 1992, McKinley Building Corporation has been serving the Greater Southeastern area of North Carolina. With over 30 years of experience, the firm has an excellent reputation for reliable, high-quality construction based on its track record of over 360 projects. Its impressive portfolio is a testament to this fact, which features many industrial warehouses, flex spaces, Class A office buildings, retail shopping centers, multifamily projects, and tenant improvements. Over the years, the firm has put its clients first, remaining committed to its core values of faith, family, integrity, relationships, and teamwork to ensure smooth project delivery. The firm has focused on building solid connections with its clients and stakeholders. From the beginning of the design process to the end of a project, it works closely with its clients and gives them a single point of contact to ensure their project is completed on time and within budget—and always of the highest quality possible. 

The Wilmington, North Carolina office of Corning Credit Union is at 3705 Federal Park Drive and is one of the firm’s notable projects. It features a 40,000-square-foot, three-level building that will serve as its headquarters. Even after Hurricane Florence and 102 inches of rain fell in 2018, the place was delivered to the client two months early.

Doerre Construction

2459 Wilkinson Boulevard, Suite 210, Charlotte, NC 28208

Doerre Construction is a client-centered construction company that was started in 2000. Since then, the firm has remained committed to providing proactive solutions to each client’s unique construction needs. The firm’s impressive portfolio features a wide range of projects, including new buildings, adaptive reuse, and projects with special needs. It takes an integrated, personalized, and hands-on approach to manage each project, ensuring it is completed on schedule, within budget, and of the highest quality. Its experts take the time to talk to its clients, collaborate with its stakeholders, and build solid relationships to ensure that each project exceeds expectations. As a result, Doerre has grown steadily and has projects and licenses in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland. Its long list of clients is a testament to its quality and professionalism. 

The firm completed this new office building from the ground up for Karney Law in Concord, North Carolina. The new working space for Bob Karney is great—visually pleasing and functional for the employees, it simply creates a pleasant working environment. It features a transitional design with a unique mix of classic and contemporary elements that create a warm atmosphere. 


  • 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