Top of the List: Largest North Carolina General Contractors

Despite supply chain woes and labor shortages, general contractors across North Carolina faired good last year with average billings up about 2%.

This week, Triad Business Journal looks at the largest N.C. metro-area general contractors, ranked by 2022 statewide billings. Metro areas include Charlotte, the Triad (Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point) and the Triangle (Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill).

Topping the list is Triad-based Samet Corp. Frank L. Blum Construction Co., Thompson Arthur Division of APAC Atlantic, and Landmark Builders Inc. are other Triad-based general contractors on the list.

The top five

  1. Samet Corp.
  2. Barnhill Contracting Co.
  3. Choate Construction Co.
  4. Vannoy Construction
  5. Clancy & Theys Construction Co.

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Samet Corp.



Barnhill Contracting Co.



Choate Construction Co.

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Some of these general contractors, along with developers, architects, deal makers and key companies will be recognized by at the Triad Commercial Real Estate Awards on Nov. 8 at The Colonnade at Revolution Mill in Greensboro. The celebration we will also recognize Best Projects and a CRE broker Rising Star Award based on their accomplishments in 2022.  A distinguished Triad leader will also be honored with the “Legacy Award” for contributions made to the Triad. Visit the event page for tickets.

Upcoming TBJ events and award nominations

On Nov. 16, TBJ explores strategies needed for Triad manufacturers to continue to adapt, evolve and grow against the ever-changing dynamics of consumer behavior, evolving technologies and supply-chain disruptions at panel discussion. The Made in the Triad event will be held at Millennium Center in Winston-Salem. Tickets for the event are available at the event page.

In December, TBJ continues a series of events exploring what is driving growth in the Triad, the companies creating jobs, and the impacts of housing and retail. The Spotlight on Greensboro event is Dec. 7 at Elm & Bain in Greensboro. Tickets are available at the event page.

There is no charge to nominate or to receive an award for any of TBJ’s award programs, other than a nominal fee for Best Places to Work. To stay up to date on all TBJ programs, visit the nominations page and the events page.


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