Roper Construction Company Commemorates 40 Years of Business
Charlotte Business Journal February 3-9, 2023
The team at Roper Construction Company has helped add value to the Carolinas for the last four decades. Celebrating its official 40th year in business this year, the full-service general contracting company specializes in commercial and industrial up-fits, renovations, and new construction. In addition to providing construction services for retail, Class A and medical offices, and industrial distribution and manufacturing facilities, Roper Construction Company is known for tackling technical projects, including chemical labs and plants, electronics labs, and testing facilities. For the last 30 years, the company has been managed by Bill Roper, whose parents opened it in 1983. He has been the sole owner for 15 years and is not afraid to jump into the trenches with the team to provide the best of the best in client service.
"We try to earn repeat business and are fiercely loyal to our customers,” Roper said. “Our success directly depends on customer satisfaction through successful completion of our projects, and we are acutely aware of that. We consider the relationship between us, our customer, and our subcontractors as a partnership – with everybody working toward the same goal. Our definition of success is completing multiple projects over the years with a customer, not just finishing one.”
Amid the pandemic, the company was not immune to disruptions in the supply chain, a tight labor market, and rising costs of doing business. Despite those hurdles, Roper Construction Company’s business never really slowed down. The team – which has an average staff tenure of about nine years – continued to take ownership of their roles, step into lead things as needed, and ultimately helped build an even stronger company. That team atmosphere ripples out into the community, too. The company regularly partners with some of its customers to financially support organizations that mean something to them. They also volunteer at churches, schools, and at Habitat for Humanity. Setting a positive example is something that
Roper is committed to.
Looking ahead, Roper Construction Company has plans to add staff and promote from within to better serve customers.
“Our clients plans to build or expand has us looking forward to what 2023 and beyond brings,” Roper shared. “We’re excited about the new friends we’ll make along the way.”