Our Mission

Elite of all commercial general contractors in Charlotte NC. We use the latest technology, experienced managers, and meticulous job planning to make your new project a success. When struggling with how to make your idea a tangible success, we can help!

Full Service

We have drafting services in-house and we offer free conceptual drawings and estimates to help you plan your future project. We also have partnerships with local lenders that have a large range of financing options that are available.

Ferrara-Buist LLC

Ferrara Buist, LLC. offers General Contracting, Construction Manager, and Design-Build (turnkey) services to the commercial business market. The best of  all commercial contractors in Charlotte NC.

  • North Carolina (unlimited) General Contractor
  • South Carolina (building class 5, general contractor)
  • Florida (Unlimited General Contractor CGC)
  • Professional Engineer, FL, SC
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance
  • Bonded

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Historic Downtown Fort Mill Renovation

Historic Downtown Fort Mill Renovation Ferrara Buist is excited to be part of the renovation in Historic Downtown Fort Mill. Kuester Cos. has bought three historic buildings at the corner of Main and Confederate streets with plans for a $1.6 million project that could...

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Fort Mill Theater Redevelopment Project

Fort Mill Theater Redevelopment Project A theater on Fort Mill’s Main Street that’s almost 70 years old will soon be redeveloped into a mixed-use building. The Old Centre theater opened in 1947 and closed in the 1970s. A fire in 1990s did significant damage to part of...

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What You Can Expect


The Planning Process

Whether you have already finished design drawings or have a great idea but haven’t started, we can help. Ferrara Buist delivers great projects by working with Design Professionals to prevent surprises and giving the full picture …. Up front. We want to maximize your return on investment by setting expectations early.

Our Work

By placing our clients into the full picture at the beginning of the project, we eliminate any chance of vast deviations from scope, budget and timeline. We don’t play the “change order” game. Our experience, by default, removes any guess work. We literally can manage any “unknowns” at the beginning of the project.

The Result

We offer value engineering services, and can provide real-time cost comparisons during the Design Phase. Ferrara Buist is cost competitive, but our real value is in helping our Customer and Design Partners see the whole picture. We prefer to let our clients tell you about our results. Here are just a few below.

I would like to express my appreciation of the excellent job David Buist, of Ferrara Buist General Contractors, did for me. As a former teacher and administrator, Idid my homework on several contractors in the area and without a doubt, David was the clear choice. The project was an upfit for a new Big Apple Bagels in Tega Cay, SC. David was involved with the process well before Idecided which contractor to go with. He was extremely helpful and went above and beyond what he was paid to do to make sure that I was happy with every step in the process.

David was a pleasure to work with. He is professional and extremely competent in every phase of the construction process. When the time comes for my next Big Apple Bagels,the decision to use David is guaranteed. David gives you a projected time frame for the build out that is easy to follow and very accurate. And even with the timeline, David finished almost 3 weeks ahead of schedule in order to hit the time frame I really needed him to hit.

His sub-contractors were all excellent and were very easy to work with. Each did a very high quality of work, finished on time or worked nights and weekends to finish,left the building very clean and neat and in great shape.

I would have no hesitation in recommending David Buist for any contracting job. I cannot imagine that you could find anyone better.

If you have any specific questions that I could answer for you, please feel free to contact me on my cell at xxx-xxx-xxxx, or xxxxx@gmail.com .


Managing Partner, Big Apple Bagel

We, the Upper Palmetto YMCA and more specifically the Fort Mill Branch would like to offer our strongest recommendation for Ferrara-Buist. They have the skill set and business approach that convinced us to trust them completely as we consider who would guide us through a grant based project.

Adam Ferarra and David Buist offered our YMCA not only their counsel and guidance in a recent project at the Fort Mill YMCA but became our best friends as we struggled with the York County Planning to agree with our plans. They truly went above and beyond our expectations in working each obstacle that appeared as we progressed through the construction and occupancy phases of our project.

In addition their expertise was invaluable to us as we value engineered this project. I have no doubt that their experience enabled us to receive a finished product that not only met, but exceeded what we had hoped the end result would be.

We only hope that in the future we will have the opportunity to call on Adam and David again. If you are looking for a design group that is truly “full service” there is no need to look further!



I’m writing this letter to express my gratitude for the amazing job you did with our recent office upfit. The quality of the finished office is fantastic -as expected- but the actual process itself was far more smooth and stress-free than I could have ever imagined. Please feel free to use this letter with any of your sales materials and feel free to use my name as a reference for future work.

I’ll now tell a short story of our recently completed project: When we started gathering bids for our project the team at Ferrara Buist immediately stood out to us. When we met with David and Adam, it was clear that they were professionals. They took the time to understand our needs, and really earned our business. The other contractors that we had quote the job just put a rough figure in an email. They didn’t show that they cared about our firm or our project in the quoting phase, so I didn’t want to trust those contractors with the actual build out.

By contrast, Ferrara Buist presented themselves professionally, responded to our questions quickly, and told us exactly what to expect. Before I got their quote I was anticipating that this extra level of personal service and professionalism was going to cost me an extra 10 or 20 percent on the bill. Not true. Their bid was at or below the other bids we received. The choice to go with Ferrara Buist was a no-brainer. During the actual build out we experienced a level of customer service that I thought did not exist in the construction industry.

David and Karen met our special requests with no hesitation, and gave us advice and recommendations when requested. The end result? The project was completed on budget and ahead of schedule. I only wish our relationship with all outside vendors and contractors could go as smoothly . Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication with our project!


President, Ephricon Web Marketing

Our new office expansion was a great success. We really appreciated your attention to detail, and the professionalism that your staff offered us. When we first started this process, we were told by others that our project could not be built because of the difficulties working in an existing older building. Your design team met with the building department, and got the project approved and permitted in Jess than six weeks, which is fantastic.

Your preliminary design planning that you did for us at no cost really helped us decide what our needs were. It makes a big difference when you can see what a project will look like before you start and have all the construction costs up front. The construction process went smoothly and you stuck to the construction schedule as promised.

Thank you! I know that if in the future we need more work, we will call Ferrara Buist to get the job done.


Partner, Brothers Heating & Cooling

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