The metropolitan city of Charlotte in North Carolina has always been known as a business and financial center. It was recognized as the second-largest banking center and the third fastest-growing city in the U.S. Now, thanks to a growing hospitality industry, Charlotte’s southern charm is making a name for itself as an authentic tourist destination. In 2020, Yelp named Charlotte the most up-and-coming city in the country. With its thriving arts scene, growing events and convention industry, and booming restaurant and beer scene, it’s easy to see why Conde Nast Traveler says you “don’t sleep in the Queen City.”
This list contains the most raved-about hotel contractors in Charlotte. Our team handpicked them because of their stable reputation and their clients’ stellar reviews.
4500 Cameron Valley Pkwy. Suite #220, Charlotte, NC 28211
Frampton Construction is topping Charlotte’s hot lists at every turn. After more than four decades in the business and numerous awards, it’s safe to say that being named a “top contractor in the Southeast” by Engineering News Record Magazine is very well-deserved. With offices in Charleston and Charlotte, the company offers everything from early project development support and preconstruction to comprehensive construction services. It has also earned awards from the ABC Carolinas and has been ranked on Inc.’s Top 5000.
Heading this award-winning company is Chad Frampton, current President and head of Business Development. He was named by Charleston Business Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential from 2017-2018 and included in ENR’s Top Young professionals in 2019. But Chad is not one to rest on his laurels, despite the recognition. He believes in improving continuously and reimagining the status quo.
The Cambria Hotel is a recent addition to Frampton’s vast portfolio of hospitality properties. It is a 126-room branded hotel from the Choice Hotels group.
1800 Cross Beam, Charlotte, NC 28217
Cleveland Construction is helping shape Charlotte’s cityscape. Its work is all over Charlotte. Its long list of projects includes some of the city’s most important landmarks—the Ohio State University, City Hall Office, Southern Theater, and the Ohio Judicial Center.
This family-owned construction company is not just about quantity. The quality of its work is award-winning. A former recipient of the “Excellence in Construction” award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the company is also emerging as a sought-after commercial contractor, building quality hospitality properties through its trademark Make it True philosophy.
Cleveland Construction added another landmark to downtown Charlotte. The Skye Condominiums and Hyatt Place Hotel is a luxury high-rise development that features the first-ever rooftop restaurant in the city.
9144 ArrowPoint Blvd. Suite 150, Charlotte, NC 28273
For Hendrick Construction, there are no shortcuts when it comes to safety. This Charlotte-based general contractor is known for excellent commercial work and a strict Safety First approach. Roger Hendrick is an experienced builder and the founder of Hendrick Construction. He leads his team of professionals with a passion for construction work and an uncompromising commitment to industry safety standards. This commitment is rewarded with glowing recommendations from former clients and consistently recognized by industry experts. Aside from being a three-time recipient of ABC’s Excellence in Construction Eagle Award, the company is proud to hold the most important safety achievement award that a general contractor can receive: the Department of Labor’s Building Star Award. This reputation is why world-class hospitality brands choose to work with Hendrick Construction.
The Courtyard by Marriot is a 100-room property strategically located near the airport and shopping destinations. It was completed by Hendrick Construction in 2019 and is now a highly-rated hotel by both business and leisure travelers.
J.M. Cope Construction
1600 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC 28203
J.M. Cope Construction is a family-owned company with an impressive resume. As a commercial contractor, it has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the region by Charlotte’s Business Journal. In its 40 years in the business, it has served clients in the healthcare, industrial, institutional, municipal, office, retail, hospitality, and worship markets. As a member of the Associated General Contractors (AGC), it is dedicated to building cooperation, collaboration, and trust with its clients as well as creating sustainable projects throughout North Carolina.
J.M. Cope’s CEO, Andrew Cope, continues to lead this strong contractor. He is steering the company and solidifying its reputation as a market leader in the region by leading with a Team First philosophy. He believes the company is in the business of building communities and he is committed to providing a family-oriented work environment to all his employees. His dedication was rewarded with a Best Places to Work award.
Featured here is one of its projects in the hospitality sector. JM Cope developed Tru by Hilton in partnership with the giant hotel brand, the Hilton Group. The 106-room property has a fitness and business center and a beautiful outdoor pool.