The storage market is one of the biggest industries in the United States, bringing in billions of dollars annually. It’s used by a wide array of clients, from individuals looking to store some of their extra things to businesses that need a place for their merchandise. With such a large and continuously growing business, the need for a top-notch storage facility builder is vital, to ensure each client has diverse options regarding the unit’s functionality and size.

If you’re looking to build your new storage facility project in the area, below is a list that compiles the best storage facility builders in North Carolina, curated based on each builder’s background, their accreditations, and their recognition in the business.


EDIFICE

4111 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28209

Backed by forty-three years of experience, Edifice is a top regional general contractor with offices in North and South Carolina. It has developed a diverse portfolio with projects ranging from educational facilities to commercial projects. Edifice has earned a reputation for tackling unique and challenging projects that they execute with high quality, which includes expansive storage facilities. 

They are also accredited with the Associated Builders and Contractors and Upstate SC Alliance, and they have several LEED Gold Certified projects due to its high building standards. As a top contractor in North Carolina, it’s been recognized by several publications and associations, some of which include being in Charlotte Business Journal’s 2020 Top Area General Contractors list, the 2020 Excellence in Construction Project of the Year for St. Joseph College Seminary from Associated Builders and Contractors, and the 2020 Excellence in Construction for The Skilled Care Center at Acts Retirement-Life Community in Matthews, also from Associated Builders and Contractors.

Pictured above is EDIFICE’s work on the Extra Space Storage project. For this project, the team built a modern 100,000 square foot three-story, fully conditioned, self-storage building, found on a two-acre property in the 4600 block of South Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina. This expansive facility houses over 700 units, with sizes ranging from 5ft x 5ft to 10ft x 35ft.


Fourth Elm Construction

408 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284

Founded in 2015, Fourth Elm Construction is a relatively young commercial general contractor that has now served clients all across North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. In the past five years, it has expanded its expertise in the business and has worked on several projects in the office, industrial, medical, retail, residential/senior living, and automotive markets while building meaningful relationships along the way.

The company was co-founded by John Martin and Justin Gibhardt, two highly experienced builders and active members of their community. John has a background in Environmental Science and Business Administration and currently serves as a board member of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce and City of Greensboro Planning Board. Also, he is the Board Chair of Preservation Greensboro Development Fund Board. As a leader and businessman, he has also been included in the Triad Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list and is a recipient of the NAIOP National Developing Leader of the Year award. His partner, Justin, has a background in Industrial Technology Construction and is an experienced and licensed general contractor in all the places the company serves. Currently, he is in the FUMC HP Board of Trustees and the HP Board of Adjustments.

With such strong leadership at the helm, it has already built for big names like AAA Storage and Mazda. To get a glimpse of the company’s handiwork, featured here is the Life Storage project found in Thomasville, North Carolina. It’s a spacious 60,780 square foot self-storage unit made up of brick and EIFs veneer with horizontal metal panels. Units in this single-story facility are climate controlled and with sizes ranging from 5’ x 9’ to 10’ x 15.


Metrolina Builders, Inc.

425 Hebron Street, Charlotte, NC 28210

Founded in 1972, Metrolina Builders has a respectable reputation in the area for being a comprehensive commercial and industrial design-build contractor. As a builder, it understands the intricacies of building a project, which is why its team commits to a collaborative approach throughout the construction process. To lessen the stress, the company serves as the main builder, and it oversees the whole project to ensure that everything is in order, as well as to decrease the workload on clients.

With five decades of experience in the business, it has built a very diverse portfolio with projects like law offices, places of worship, community clinics, dental offices, automotive retail spaces, and multi-family housing developments. These experiences combined have made Metrolina Builders especially equipped to manage large projects with specific requirements, like storage facilities.

Pictured above is the Bee Safe Storage, an innovative storage facility that has mini storage units that range from 5’x5’ to 10’ x 30’, with options for climate-controlled units for your belongings. The building also has covered unloading zones so clients can comfortably transfer their things into their units.


Magnolia Construction

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

In the industry for more than twenty years, Magnolia Construction has become one of the well-recognized names in the commercial construction industry in North Carolina. Their clients can expect principal-level attention to their projects because of Magnolia’s unique business model, which allows Randy Foster and Gerard Perreault to provide their valuable input on the progress of each project. As a result, the company delivers high-quality results with cost-effective methods that prove important when it comes to building large projects like storage facilities.

Above is Magnolia Constructions’ work on the Mayhew Self Storage project, with affordable units ranging from a quaint 5’ x 5’ to a larger 10’ x 20’ with options for climate control functions. All units also have convenient elevator access for easy transfer of clients’ belongings inside and outside of the building.


Bobbitt

600 Germantown Road, Raleigh, NC 27607

With offices in Raleigh and Winston-Salem, Bobbitt is a highly experienced builder with seventy-five years in the business. It specializes in public and private buildings throughout the Southeast, and regardless of the size and project type, it strives to make the complex process of constructing an easy and enjoyable experience for the client. Its thoughtful and collaborative building process sets it apart in the commercial construction market.

It has also built for big names like Shurgard Storage Center and Ace Hardware. The U-Haul Mini-Storage project featured above is a good example of Bobbitt’s handiwork on storage facilities. Efficient site planning made way for creating maximum storage space for the facility, and best of all, this project was completed on time and within budget. After this project, Bobbitt went on to build similar facilities for U-Haul around Jacksonville, North Carolina, and Richmond, Virginia.


Danforth Construction

2023 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205

With thirty-nine years of experience, Danforth Construction is among the leading contractors in the North Carolina and South Carolina region. It owes much of its success and good reputation to its commitment to providing its clients with a striking new space that reflects their needs. Its success is evidenced by the fact that ninety percent of its business stems from satisfied repeat clients or referrals from past clients who vouch for the company’s expertise.

In the commercial construction market, Danforth Construction has worked with several big names in the past, including Amazon and Piedmont Natural Gas. This diverse portfolio has equipped it with the necessary skills to properly build for larger projects with very particular needs. For example, the Morningstar Storage Interior featured above is a great example of Danforth Construction’s handiwork on storage facilities. 

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  • 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