Leadership Team


Chad Frampton


As president and CEO of Frampton Construction, Chad Frampton leads the firm in overall direction and company development. He also works to maintain positive, lasting client relationships and heads the company’s work acquisition endeavors.  Frampton began working for his father, Charles Frampton, founder of Frampton & Associates, in 2002. The younger Frampton worked on the operations side of the business as assistant project manager and then project manager before joining the management team in 2009.

In 2010, he assumed an executive leadership role and has since led the company to a record of consistent and significant growth and sales. In 2017, Frampton Construction was honored by SC Biz News with the Roaring 20s award for being the number one fastest growing large company in the state of South Carolina. That same year, Frampton was selected as a Forty Under 40 winner by the Charleston Regional Business Journal, and he was also named Man of the Year by the South Carolina Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Frampton takes great honor in the opportunity to lead Frampton Construction as a second-generation construction firm. He earned a degree in business administration from Newberry College, in Newberry, South Carolina. A native of Charleston, Frampton resides in Mount Pleasant.


Tom Black

Executive Vice President

As executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company in the Charleston, S.C., office, Tom Black manages daily operations of the business. He also leads the company’s administration, accounting and project management and is responsible for business development across a broad range of industries and sectors.

Prior to joining the Frampton team, Black served as the vice president and general manager for Roy Anderson Corporation, in Jackson, Mississippi. There, his main responsibilities included implementing annual business plans and policies to achieve overall corporate objectives.

He brings over 30 years of construction and management experience as a construction services executive. Throughout his career, his experience has bridged all roles and responsibilities of a commercial general contractor, including leadership positions in preconstruction and project management. Black holds a B.S. degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.  A native of Nashville, Tenn., Black resides on James Island.



Keaton Green


Keaton J. Green, director, started with the company in 2002, and after expanding his construction management skills, returned to Frampton Construction in 2013 as a project manager. Later that year, he was promoted to director. In this role, he helped grow the Charlotte division and its project management operations. 

Having moved back to Frampton’s Charleston office in 2017, Green continues to manage client relationships and focus on company development, including initiatives. He also handles many of the company's standard processes and procedures. Additionally, Green leads internal training sessions to ensure that team members have the resources readily available to consistently deliver on client projects. 

Prior to joining Frampton Construction, Green served as senior project engineer for Holder Construction Company, an ENR top 50 contractor. He holds a B.S. in construction science and management from Clemson University and is a LEED certified accredited professional for building construction and design. A native of Charleston, S.C., he currently resides in Mt. Pleasant.  



Derek Robbins


As a director in the Charleston, S.C. office, Derek K. Robbins manages the design-build process for the preconstruction and operations phases of projects. Robbins, who has over 26 years of experience in the construction industry, joined Frampton Construction in 2012 and brings extensive preconstruction & estimating, project management, and business development expertise in the design-build method.  He has worked on projects in a diverse range of industries including, manufacturing, office, K-12, higher education, transportation, retail, multi-family, and healthcare. 

Robbins is a graduate of Appalachian State University, where he majored in construction management and minored in marketing. He is a two-time elected official in Asheboro, N.C., having served as a board member for the Asheboro City School Board of Education from 2003 - 2011. During that time, he also served a term as vice-chairman and as chairman of the policy committee. 

He and his wife Teresa have (4) boys, Ryan, Tyler, Kyle, and Thomas. They enjoy going to the beach, tailgating at college football games (NCSU and ECU), and spending time with their boys. 


Chris Knight


As director, Chris Knight handles the daily operations and development of the company’s Charlotte office. Knight is responsible for managing the acquisition, operations, and delivery of projects in the Charlotte area. Prior to joining Frampton Construction, he spent eight years with Lendlease, a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company, where, as general manager, he focused on the origination and delivery of fully integrated large-scale communities, hospitality, and utility scale renewable energy projects. 

Knight, who has over 15 years of construction experience in roles ranging from preconstruction to management, is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned a bachelor’s degree in management. Originally from Greensboro, N.C., he currently resides in Charlotte, N.C.




Planning & Design Support

Single-source, up-front look at budgets, schedules, project sites, systems, project delivery, concepts and development



Fast tracking the preconstruction process with comprehensive services from estimating through trade procurement


Construction Services

Proven Processes and Procedures ensure your project will be reviewed daily on schedule, quality, safety, and cost management


Sustainability Services

A Sustainable purpose encompassing our commitments of eliminating waste and supporting our client goals.





What Customers are saying

"Please convey my sincere appreciation to your entire team for building the new home of Streit USA Armoring, making it one of the premier manufacturing facilities in the armored vehicle manufacturing industry. My competition is envious." - Eric Carlson - President, Streit USA

W.T. Brogdon, VP of Real Estate

Southeastern Freight Lines

Frampton was originally interviewed for our Corporate Office in Columbia and although not selected, the Frampton team not only impressed me but also the owners of the company so much so that we decided after that interview that Frampton should be included on our very short list of contractors to handle our projects throughout our service area in the Sunbelt.  Like all of our contractors we started out with a couple small renovations projects and progressed to much larger turnkey/design build service centers. Frampton has been a pleasure to work with. Their attention to detail and continuous improvement for quality and cost control to the owner is very much appreciated. The Southeastern team looks forward to many more successful projects with the Frampton team.

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