About Us

The Harper Story

Who We Are

Founded in 1950 in Williamston, South Carolina, Harper General Contractors is an award-winning, family-owned, and community-oriented full-service general contracting and construction management firm. Our team and capabilities have grown significantly over the last seven decades and we’ve stayed focused on the very distinct philosophy that has guided us since day one, “do what you say you’re going to do the way you say you’re going to do it.”

Today, Harper is headquartered in the heart of downtown Greenville and has expanded into other regions with offices across the Carolinas.

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Our Mission

We build up our communities, clients, and each other by building trust into everything we do.

Throughout history, Harper has had the opportunity to develop strong professional relationships with clients across the Carolinas and the southeast. By bringing to life the vision of our clients, Harper leaves a lasting impression on members of the community. The core of our company is geared toward collaborating with owners and design professionals in an open and transparent manner, enabling the owner to know how every project dollar is being invested.

An award-winning company, Harper consistently receives recognition for quality, safety, environmental stewardship, and community involvement. Directing our focus toward these key areas helps us live out our mission each day. We are engaged in much more than pouring concrete, laying pipe, or setting steel. We are building facilities that enhance the quality of life for communities by providing clean drinking water, creating wonderful learning environments and beautiful outdoor spaces, and so much more.

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Safety Is Part of Our Culture

At Harper, safety isn’t just a priority, it’s a value. Our culture-based approach to safe work performance is part of the management process for all of our projects. We create and maintain a positive work environment that upholds safe behavior and empowers all teammates to take responsibility for safety.

Working together to meet our commitment to safety produces positive results for everyone involved in our projects. It is important for us to celebrate these achievements together.

Our “SOAR” initiative supports and strengthens our commitment to providing a safe work environment for employees, clients, subcontractors, and the public, promoting Safety, Observation, Accountability, and positive Results. SOAR requires all team members to take responsibility for their role in deliberate and comprehensive pre-planning with safety as the major element of concern.

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Top 400 Contractors

2024 Harper General Contractors #288

Top 400 Environmental Firms

2023 Harper General Contractors #144


Philanthropic Spirit Award from the Community Foundation of Greenville


SC Best in Business Award Recognition for Best Commercial Construction Company


Carolinas AGC Presidential Award for Safety

Get to Know Us

Learn more about the team that leads Harper and lives out our mission each day.