Investing in real estate properties in Raleigh, North Carolina is appealing because it is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Located in the northeast central region of North Carolina, Raleigh is referred to as the “Smithsonian of the South” because there are plenty of museums and historical attractions. It has an excellent job market, is home to several top universities, and provides an exciting food scene. If you want to build a commercial property in the area, below are the six best tenant improvement contractors in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Barringer Construction

417 S. Dawson St., Raleigh, NC 27601

For 11 years, Barringer Construction has built lasting relationships by exceeding clients’ expectations and paying attention to every detail. The firm serves clients across Charlotte, Raleigh, and Asheville and has undertaken diverse projects, such as corporate interiors, industrial, life sciences, health care, and commercial buildings. It offers a wide selection of services, including construction management, preconstruction, program management, design-build, and service solutions. Since its inception in 2011, the team has completed over $450 million in LEED projects. 

Barringer Construction’s client-centered approach ensures clients a transparent and honest building experience. Its commitment to its clients, the community, and the team is at the heart of everything it does. Randy Canady directs the company as the CEO. Alongside him are his partners, Chris Butlak, Tim Mille, and Chris Frye.

HITT Contracting

6601 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh, NC 27615

Established in 1987, HITT Contracting is a leading commercial construction company building with integrity, experience, and commitment. It provides services to diverse markets, including government, health care, education, hospitality, industrial, law firms, life sciences, mission-critical, mixed-use, multifamily, and office. Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, the firm extends its services to Washington, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, and beyond, working tirelessly and relentlessly to make clients’ experiences exceptional.

Peter Thaler leads the Raleigh office as senior vice president and office leader. He has been in the construction industry for 37 years and has a proven track record of delivering base building renovations and high-end, fast-track interior construction projects. Since its inception 85 years ago, it has ranked as one of the country’s top 30 largest general contractors, with over 1,500+ team members in 14 office locations.

HMD Development

8204 Creedmoor Road, Suite 100, Raleigh, NC 27613

HMD Development is a full-service commercial construction and development company in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was launched nine years ago and has provided new construction, expansion, and development services to clients in Raleigh-Durham/Triangle and surrounding areas. Since its inception, the firm has established an impressive portfolio of office, health care, restaurant, fitness, retail, and dental facilities. HMD Development’s extensive background and expertise in commercial construction set it apart from its competitors.

The company operates under the leadership of Kenneth Dickinson and Bryant Dickinson. The former spent seven years in corporate banking and commercial real estate finance before venturing into real estate development. Meanwhile, Bryant worked for a commercial general contracting firm for eight years, where he served as a lead superintendent/project manager.

Bordeaux Construction Company

4 Copley Parkway, Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560

Bordeaux Construction Company has served clients in North Carolina since 1977. It was formed by Joseph and Agnes Bordeaux, with their sons, Tom and David, and was incorporated the following year. The firm specializes in health care, correctional, commercial, education, sports, and recreation projects and provides pre-construction, competitive bid, CM at risk, and post-construction services. For 45 years, Bordeaux Construction Company has maintained its legacy of providing clients with uncompromising quality work and excellent customer service.

Today, Tom’s son, Blair, leads the firm as the president. He took over the leadership role in 2016 and has worked hard to continue the excellence his family has provided for decades. Bordeaux Construction Company has amassed numerous awards since its inception, including the 2022 Raleigh Safety Awards and the 2020 AIA Triangle Merit Award.

Davidson and Jones Construction Company

1207 Front St., Suite 200 Raleigh, NC 27609

Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Davidson and Jones Construction Company has earned a reputation for its attention to detail, incredible experience, and consistently being on time and within budget. It specializes in hospitality, industrial, life sciences, office, residential, automotive, education, faith-based, health care, and retail facilities, serving clients in Raleigh, Durham, Apex, and surrounding areas. For 87 years, the firm has built a long-standing history throughout the building industry for its superior job performance and delivering client satisfaction.

Robert Jones is the president of Davidson and Jones Construction Company and plays an integral role in driving strategic business efforts. He is a licensed real estate broker and was recognized by Commercial Real Estate Today in 1994 with the Rising Star Award

Riley-Lewis General Contractors

236 S Boylan Ave. #101, Raleigh, NC 27603

Riley-Lewis General Contractors is a Raleigh-based firm specializing in renovating and up-fitting professional office spaces, medical and dental facilities, sports arenas, gyms and wellness centers, retail stores, restaurants, and commercial spaces. It opened its doors in 1997 and has focused on integrity, teamwork, and steadfast dedication to providing for its clients’ needs. For 25 years, it has assembled a team of seasoned experts supporting customers at every step and ensuring their projects turn out exactly what they envisioned. The firm’s commitment to quality work and customer service earned it an excellent reputation.

Sean Riley and David Lewis are the company’s owners. Both principals are passionate about building durable spaces that enhance how people live, work, and learn. Riley-Lewis General Contractors has worked with several known clients, including North Carolina State University and North Carolina Medical Society.


  • 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