What we stand for

Pillars of Abernethy

The foundation of our company rests on three pillars that inform every decision we make.

Our work

Our work

We perform and execute work at the highest level of quality, providing premium service for our clients and customers.
Our people

Our people

We recruit and train top-level talent and unite our teams behind a common purpose to build the best projects possible.
Our partners

Our partners

We foster long-lasting, successful partnerships with quality clients who share our passion for bringing value to our region.
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Who we are

A proven name in contracting

For decades, the Abernethy family name has represented the highest quality in sitework and development services throughout the greater Charlotte region of the Carolinas. Our reputation has made us the go-to contractor for many of the top local and national developers in our area.

Over three generations we have pursued our work as craft, striving to bring our well-earned sense of care and attention to every facet of our work from start to finish.

Our services

Turnkey services for total project delivery

Abernethy Contracting is structured to provide complete site delivery services from excavation to paving.

What our people are saying

Employee testimonials

“I’m a prime example of how Abernethy values hard work and dedication. They gave me a chance to grow from having no previous experience to being one of the longest tenured individuals in the company. The ownership team has treated me like family since day one and I am grateful to be a part of this firm.”

Sean Cordova

“Abernethy encourages cross-training so that you are always growing and promotes a family atmosphere. Management is very personable and always the first to check in on you when personal issues arise. All of these things encourage an infectious energy in the company that draws you in.”

Crystal Louthan
Accounts Receivable

“Abernethy is a family-owned company that I am blessed to be a part of. The guys truly make you feel like family and not just another number. I am excited to see in the years to come what the company can become as a whole and see what we can build together.”

Woody Ferguson
Utility Superintendent

“Abernethy is a great company to work for and I am grateful to be a part of this experience. I started with Abernethy in 2014 as Asphalt Foreman, then became a Asphalt & Milling Supervisor and now I am a Milling Superintendent. I feel like Abernethy Contracting is not just a job, it’s an experience.”

Dennis Higgins
Milling Superintendent

“I joined the Abernethy family three years ago and it has been the best career move I have ever made. After working in the large corporate world for almost 25 years, this has been such a welcoming change in culture and lifestyle. The management team treats everyone here like we are all a part of the family.”

Rusty McElroy
Asphalt Division Manager


Integrity over three generations

Formed in 1973 as Hal Abernethy Inc., our company has served Charlotte, NC and the surrounding region throughout three generations of family ownership. For 50 years, we’ve helped grow and develop our community through our involvement in many of the city’s landmark development projects. The Abernethy legacy is fueled by the entrepreneurial spirit with which our company was originally founded, while being guided by our mission to serve others.

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Markets we serve

Abernethy Contracting operates with experience in multiple markets in the Charlotte, NC region. Our management teams are experts in addressing the unique challenges of these markets and providing an exceptional experience for a range of project owners.






Large-scale residential

Heavy Civil

Heavy Civil



Abernethy crew


Build a life with Abernethy

Family has been at the heart of our business since day one. Today, 50 years after getting started, Abernethy Contracting offers exceptional benefits to protect the health of our team members and their families as if they were our own. Additionally, we provide training to grow the skills needed for long-term security and advancement within their careers.

Excavating dirt

Build your project with Abernethy

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