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Who We Are

Frampton Construction, based in Charleston, S.C., is a regional full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. In 1977, the company started as Limehouse and Frampton, and in 1993, Charles T. Frampton founded Frampton & Associates. In 2015, under the leadership of Chad Frampton, the company became Frampton Construction.

Though a mid-sized firm, Frampton adopts large firm processes with a small company mindset and a personable approach. They are focused on delivering quality service with hands-on involvement at every step of the conception, design, and building process. The company brings added value to its clients by meeting and even exceeding schedule, budget parameters, and overall job expectations.

The management team at Frampton Construction includes Chad Frampton, president, Tom Black, executive vice president and Keaton Green, director. Together, they provide executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process. Their collective goal is to deliver incomparable results on each and every project. The entire Frampton team works diligently to exceed expectations with a goal of building and growing formidable, lasting relationships with clients.

Frampton Construction has had a local presence in the construction industry for decades, and the company’s experience is reflected in a myriad of projects completed across the Southeast region. Over the years, Frampton has increasingly contracted outside of the Carolinas, becoming better known as a regional firm with a national footprint for its repeat clients. To handle client needs, Frampton opened an office in Charlotte, N.C., in 2013, and continues to grow and add new talent. Although the company has progressively changed to adapt to the dynamic construction industry, the mission remains the same – to consistently provide high-quality construction services on every assignment.

With offices in Charleston, S.C., and Charlotte, N.C., the company is positioned to manage projects throughout the Southeast and beyond.

Our Vision

Together and collaboratively defining ourselves by a new measurement scale in construction by challenging procedures, staying innovative, and inspiring continuous improvement, all while practicing proven management strategies. We will remain disciplined; we will preserve our core values; and we will stay true to our ethics. Frampton Construction strives for a fun, energetic career for all its team members rooted in a company culture that encourages the team to always challenge the status quo.

 

Our Core Values

  • Client-focused - building quality relationships that go far beyond quality structures
  • Dynamic - challenging the status quo to foster a culture of continuous improvement
  • Veracity - truth and holding high the Golden Rule in every business aspect
  • Building futures - passionately invested in the growth and development of our team, vendor partners, and clients

Limehouse and Frampton

Frampton Construction's origin dates back to 1977 when Mr. Charles Frampton first partnered to open Limehouse & Frampton.

1977

More than 300 projects sold

Throughout the next fifteen years, Charles Frampton delivered a multitude of building projects to satisfied clients in the South Carolina Lowcountry and established his credibility as a respected construction professional.

1985

Frampton & Associates, Inc.

In 1993, Frampton and Associates formed and set out on its own path to establishing itself as a successful, well established construction company in the Carolinas.

1993

After completing a high volume of commercial and industrial facilities over its first decade, Frampton Construction expanded its market discipline and completed its first healthcare project in 2002.

2002

Over its second decade Frampton Construction diversified further in its construction services, delivering a large volume of its projects utilizing the design-build approach.

2003

Highest Sales

In 2012, Frampton Construction experienced calculated and controlled growth and reached its highest sales volume on record.

2012

New Office

In 2012, Frampton opened is first division office in Charlotte, North Carolina, to better serve its North Carolina clients and for ease of access to the southeast region.

2012

In 2013, Frampton extended its construction footprint beyond the Carolinas to deliver projects for repeat customers as far reaching as Arizona.

2013

Record Sales

In 2013, Frampton achieved consecutive years with record sales, allowing for sustained growth while maintaining core values.

2013

Second Generation

After four decades in the construction industry, Charles T. Frampton retires as President of Frampton & Associates. His knowledge and reputation will be upheld by second generation leadership in Chad Frampton, who now assumes the responsibilities of President.

2014

In 2014, Frampton enhanced its corporate guidance and strategic planning with the employment of Tom Black as executive vice president.

2014

Introduced New Brand

On January 1, 2015, Frampton & Associates was renamed and rebranded Frampton Construction to better reflect its passion and vision for the future, and to mark a new generation and chapter in the company.

2015

Vision Statement

Frampton pens their vision statement, further defining their culture and brand.

2016

#1 FASTEST GROWING

Frampton is named the #1 Fastest Growing Large Company in South Carolina by SC Biz News for their 2017 Roaring Twenties Awards.

2017

A Career with Frampton

 

CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Choosing a career path and company is an important decision in a person’s life. At Frampton, you’ll find a dedicated team of professionals who take pride in building strong relationships with each other and with clients, while providing the highest quality of service. Our team members work hard and enjoy what they do.

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CAMPUS RECRUITING AND INVOLVEMENT

Frampton Construction is actively participating in campus recruitment around the Southeast. We encourage students and/or faculty members to invite us to college training sessions where we can provide current, real-time construction information to students. Keep an eye out for us at your next career fair.

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What Customers are saying


These guys are very knowledgeable of the construction trade, and the office staff members are just as experienced as the field guys. They were just a pleasure to work with – no games. RFIs were promptly answered and payments were on time. They consider sub-contractors as part of their team and we’d work with Frampton again anytime. They are good people, and they are pros!

Graham Pattison
UK Electric

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