Named after Christopher Columbus, Columbia is the capital of South Carolina and the state’s second-largest city. Residents enjoy the city’s urban-suburban mix and diversified economy. Columbia is home to a number of corporate headquarters as well as high-end condos and townhomes, hotels, and mixed-use structures.

LIsted below are the five of the best restaurant contractors in Columbia, South Carolina. They were chosen based on their experience, expertise, and the awards they have received over the years.

Hood Construction Company, Inc.

1215 Shop Rd., Columbia, SC 29201

Hood Construction was founded in 1986 and has served diverse clients across South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. It is a full-service construction management company and one of the premier firms in the industry. Through the years, it has evolved into an organization of efficient and creative people who are dedicated to producing world-class quality in services and construction products.

Hood Construction Company, Inc. is led by its President and Chief Executive Officer, Mark Hood. Mark started his career as a Civil Engineer major at the Citadel and has worked for more than 30 years in the commercial construction industry. He established his own company in 1986, focusing on the tactical study of various construction methods and management processes. He has served as Executive Board Chairman, Director-at-Large Board Member, Executive Board Treasurer and Chairman of the Building Services Division of the Carolinas AGC.

The firm has repeatedly been recognized for its excellent performance. Its awards include the Honor Award at the 26th Annual South Carolina Historic Preservation Awards 2021, Carolinas AGC Presidential Safety Awards 2019, and the 2015 Historic Columbia Foundation’s Award for Adaptive Reuse for the renovation of the former Adluh Flour Warehouse.

Pyramid Contracting

1108-A Lykes Lane, Irmo, SC 29063

Pyramid Contracting is a general contracting firm based in Columbia, South Carolina. Since its start in 2003, it has grown to occupy six offices in three states—South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina. The firm specializes in federal, commercial, and defense construction in pre-engineered metal buildings, design-bid-build, design-build and commercial renovations and additions. 

The company has won awards for its impressive work for municipalities and institutional projects. Awards include the Small Business Administrations’ 2018 South Carolina Construction Firm of the Year, John Hughes Cooper Library-AIA Merit Award 2018, and the Parks and Recreation Administration Building – 2014 Honor Award by the AIA of South Carolina.

Heading Pyramid Contracting is Bobby Alexander, who earned his degree in Business Administration from Winthrop University. In April of 2003, he founded the company with only a handful of employees. Under his leadership, the firm has expanded to its current six locations.

Chapin Commercial Construction

573 Chapin Rd. Chapin, SC 29036

Chapin Commercial Construction was founded by Chad and Caroline Lindler in 2017. This licensed general contractor provides a range of services, including preconstruction planning, design-build, traditional bidding, and office, athletic, industrial, automotive, religious, and restaurant construction. It serves the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Chad Lindler is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chapin Commercial. During his stay at Clemson University, he worked with several local construction companies, working on weekends and during the summers. After graduating from Clemson, he began working in the field with site superintendents, laborers, steel erection crews, carpenters, and other tradespeople. This hands-on experience provided him with crucial knowledge and insight. He has now been bidding, estimating, and managing projects for 17 years.

Weathers Contracting Company, Inc.

2543 Morningside Dr. West, Columbia, SC 29169

Weathers Contracting Company was established and incorporated by Ronald A. Weathers in 1995. The firm holds general contracting licenses in South Carolina and North Carolina. It provides commercial services such as interior and exterior renovations, new construction, additions, and design-build. The company has been repeatedly honored, with awards including. the 2021, 2010, and 2009 Historic Preservation Award by the Historic Columbia Foundation.

Weathers Contracting Company is headed by its president, Ron Weathers. Ron received his architecture degree from Clemson University and his Associate Degree in Architectural Engineering from Midlands Technical College. Ron was a co-founder of Summerfield Associates for 12 years prior to establishing Weathers Contracting. His extensive experience as a general contractor includes design, negotiation, and management. Over the years, he has established many relationships based on trust and confidence and has shown consistent dedication to quality craftsmanship and integrity.

Montgomery Construction

1919 Augusta Highway, Lexington, SC 29072

Montgomery Construction is a full-service general contractor that provides a wide array of services, including general construction, project management, construction management, interior design, development, investment, and cost estimating. It has extensive experience in almost all sectors of the industry, including commercial, public works, office, healthcare, laboratory-pharmaceutical, residential, and industrial projects. 

The company has been honored with the 2018 Historic Columbia’s Adaptive Use Award and has been recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for its many contributions to the areas it serves. 

Matt Montgomery is the president and founder of Montgomery Construction. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. He also has an unlimited-dollar general contractors’ license, a brokers’ license, and a construction manager certificate. Matt established the company in 2014 in Lexington, South Carolina. He has a deep knowledge of numerous project types, from ground-up, high-rise buildings to industrial uplifts.