Future Employees, Nolan 13 and Landen 10
We haven’t put them to work yet but a couple more years . . .

“Alan Ames is what you want in a good contractor.  He is trustworthy, reliable and dependable as a person, while providing the highest quality of work.  Alan has helped me with every step of the business, from preliminary pricing and budgeting through full construction and satisfaction of all necessary building requirements.  I know when Alan is in charge, the job will get done right and in a timely manner.”

​Bryan Wyker, Commercial Real Estate Broker, The Providence Group

Experience  Quality Value


I have used Ames Builders for several tenant build outs and Alan has always been responsive, on budget and on time. He keeps the job site clean, treats his subs with respect and communicates well back to me and keeps me updated. I’d have no hesitation using them again or recommending them.

Duncan Lewison, Providence Group Management Services

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Ames Builders has provided Airport Commerce Park with on budget quality solutions to our ever changing tenant needs.  Work has always been performed on time and in a clean and polite manner.  In the roughly 25,000 square feet of vanilla shell to purpose built upfits I can truly say it has been a smooth and easy process.  In this day and age it is very hard to find someone who possesses not only the drive to get the job done but also the knowledge and first hand experience to execute the project.  I am very happy to say that Ames Builders has been an integral partner in our work at Airport Commerce Park.

William H. Bodenhamer III, President, Airport Commerce Park
Bodenhamer NC Properties, LLC 

Our Company

Ames Builders is a family owned general contracting company established in 2007 serving customers in the greater Charlotte, North Carolina area and upstate South Carolina.  We have more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry with a depth of knowledge acquired from years of hands on experience.  This experience in invaluable when it comes to identifying potential issues and solving problems as well as providing the most accurate estimate possible for your project.  As a client of Ames Builders, you will have access to the company owners from inception to completion of your project.  Our commitment is to provide the highest quality service while managing the cost and timeline to meet your needs.  We take pride in the fact that our business has been built by developing great partnerships with our repeat clients.  We look forward to forging more great relationships in our local business and residential communities so if you are a property owner, landlord, broker or tenant contact us for a consultation on your next project!

Alan Ames, President
Site Management and Business Development

Alan grew up in Hillsborough, New Jersey where he learned the nuts and bolts (pun intended) of the construction industry.  As a young teen he and his older brother began working for his father’s construction company and continued throughout high school and during college breaks.  A few years after graduating from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania Alan decided to move to Charlotte.  With a degree in economics he decided to try his hand in the banking industry.  That was short lived as he realized the cube farm lifestyle was not for him and he moved on.  Alan worked as a Property Manager, commercial Project Manager and residential building Superintendent.  When the housing market began to slow down Alan obtained his General Contractors license followed his dream of opening his own business in 2007.

Kirstin Ames, Vice President
Administration and Marketing

Kirstin is a native of Charlotte and graduate of West Charlotte High School, NC State University and The University of South Carolina.  She spent several years working in social services then rather by accident found herself working in the banking industry.  Her tenure in the cube farm was a bit longer where she spent 18 years working as a Project Manager, most of it at First Union/Wachovia/Wells Fargo.  In 2015 she decided she was ready to give up the corporate rat race and join the family business.  She came on board in January 2016 and is loving it!

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