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Commercial Construction

Tarheel Associates is accomplished at the design, construction, and remodeling of restaurants, medical and business offices. With our in-house design and drafting services, our team of professionals is able to help our commercial clients find the perfect building and/or remodeling solution from conceptual design to the final details of construction. Tarheel strives to provide our clients with the highest level of service possible before, during and after every project. 

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Residential Construction

With 32 years of home building, home additions and remodeling experience, Tarheel Associates knows well the art of residential design and construction. We are certified in green and energy- efficient construction and we are certified as Aging-in-Place specialists. Tarheel Associates is known for fine craftsmanship, excellent finish work, and close attention to detail. Our clients enjoy the benefit of having a team of experts with over 60 years of combined experience to help build their dream home or remodel their existing home to perfection...all from the initial planning and design to the "final stroke of the paint brush." Our clients are proud to tell their friends "this is a Tarheel home."

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Historic Restoration +

Historical structures within New Bern's beautiful Historic District are highly valued and protected by strict local, state, and federal guidelines to ensure the historic character of these structures is properly preserved and protected. Tarheel Associates has renovated many of the District's finest residential and commercial buildings and has earned a solid reputation for this specialized line of work. We are recognized as being a contractor who truly cares about historical preservation and works diligently at meeting the historical renovation guidelines. We enjoy being part of the effort to preserve New Bern's beauty, charm and unique historical heritage.



Tarheel Associates has been serving home and business owners in eastern North Carolina since 1981. Tarheel is a design-build general contracting firm with in-house design and drafting services. After establishing ourselves as one of the premier custom home builders in the area, we became equally successful in commercial construction, specializing in restaurants, medical and dental office projects. Tarheel Associates also has distinguished itself in downtown New Bern for our historic preservation and renovation work. Tarheel has earned a solid reputation for quality craftsmanship and have maintained a strong commitment to the highest standards of business professionalism. Our mission is to uphold these standards by: 

  • Providing the highest quality workmanship and materials possible, based upon the budget parameters of the client.

  • Meeting and exceeding the expectations of clients.

  • Completing every project as expeditiously as possible without sacrificing quality.

  • Communicating with each client to ensure that his or her needs are satisfied and their anxieties are relieved.

  • Completing punch list items within twenty-one days of project completion.

  • Maintaining a safe and clean work environment for field employees and subcontractors.


"We could not be more pleased! We want to thank each and every one who participated in this project. We are so appreciative of everything you did to make our renovation a joy." 

Charlie and Betty Pace



"We now know the secret of how absentee landowners become the proud occupants of a new home. It's simple -- use caring experts who work as a team. We really appreciate you sharing your talents with us!"


"Absolutely outstanding! You, Lewis and your great Tarheel Team did an excellent job. The craftsmanship and superior quality are a true testament to Tarheel Associates' success. What a great "welcome back to New Bern."





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Office Location

4527 US Highway 17 South
New Bern, NC 28562

Tel: 252-633-6452

Fax: 252-633-6453

Call: 252-633-6452
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