Property Management Services

History of Quality and Service

Since 1973, Stephenson General Contractors has provided high quality construction services to our clients completing projects on-time and within budget. For the past 20 years, we have witnessed a market in transition with Design-Build method of construction rapidly gaining popularity.

We are a NC Unlimited Licensed general building contractor with over thirty-six years experience in real estate development, specializing in commercial and industrial construction.

In addition, we are an authorized dealer in this area for pre-engineered structures by three nationally known manufacturers. Complete metal building packages can be customized and combined with conventional materials such as glass, wood, and masonry to produce a cost effective, aesthetically sound building designed for your special requirements. Inland Building chose Stephenson General Contractors as its National Builder of the month for March, 2001. Our firm has also been selected several times by independent newspaper reader's survey as "BEST BUILDER."  In 2006 Inland Steel selected the Four Oaks Kidney Center Building of the Year nationally.  In 2007 we earned Building of the Year in Retail Category.

By building affordable quality for a variety of purposes, Stephenson General Contractors has developed a reputation for integrity, fairness, and sound business dealings. We currently employ three licensed general contractors, three real estate brokers, a licensed home inspector and an excellent support staff to meet your needs. We also offer design capabilities through a registered architect with approximately 40 years experience, along with site planning through a professional engineer and registered land surveyor.

Our professionals at Stephenson General Contractors are available to design, construct, build to suit and manage for you! In addition to our construction services, we assist our clients in securing financing, if needed.



Frequently projects are planned, budgeted and bid only to find construction costs exceeds funds available by a considerable margin. Stephenson General Contractors has earned a reputation for our ability to effectively value-engineer your project to assure project can be constructed within budget, without sacrificing quality, appearance or utility. We are often contacted by owners, architects and lenders to request our assistance in reducing costs to comply with planned budgets or available funds.

Stephenson General Contractors completed Four Oaks Town Hall , a project where we reduced construction costs by $ 268,633. We also recently completed Midway Business Center in Chapel Hill. We reduced construction costs at this project by more than $ 100,000. It has become a speciality in which we have been very successful and in which we take great pride.


FOUR OAKS After months of watching the building take shape on the lot behind them, town employees moved into the new town hall last week.

Builders broke ground on the project in March and beat their scheduled completion date of late October by more than a month.

We moved last Tuesday and Wednesday, said Town Clerk Amy Dunn McLamb. We have worked hard.

Town employees still have some unpacking to do and some pictures to hang, but their offices are up and running, ready to handle town business.

The 4,584-square-foot building suffered many setbacks during planning, as commissioners debated everything from design to cost.

I know we spent a lot of time on it, Commissioner Stacey Lee said, adding that town leaders worked with the prime contractor to get the price within the $640,000 the town had set aside.

But the attention to detail and cost paid off, said Lee, who praised Durwood Stephenson of Stephenson General Contractors, the projects builder. We certainly got our money's worth, Lee said. Durwood worked with us all the way. We couldn't have had anybody who would have worked with us any better than he did.

The new town hall, located just behind the old building, includes separate wings for town and police offices.

In addition to the town clerk, Utilities Director Roy Adams and Mayor Jack Austin now have offices of their own.

The law enforcement side includes a central office, offices for two policemen, an interview room, evidence room and the chief�s office.

At the center of the building is the commissioners room, where town meetings are held. The chamber can seat up to 60 people in a room with 16-foot ceilings.

It looks great, said Commissioner Linwood Parker. I think it will be something the citizens can be proud of. It will be serviceable to the town for a long time to come and will begin a period of downtown revitalization.

Reprinted by permission by The Smithfield Herald.



"Thanks Jimmy and great job on the building.  Will have to say this was  the smoothest construction project I have been involved with."

Jeff Pope
Four Oaks Bank & Trust Company

TO:Paul Meyer, Insurance Adjuster
First Citizens Bank:  Jeff Carver & Kim Dowdle
Steve Biggs, Town of Clayton
Quality Plumbing & Heating Co.
N & N Electric
Airmakers, Inc.
Southeastern Interiors
C & E Construction Enterprises Corp.
Lariat Construction Company, Inc.
Godwin Door & Hardware Inc.
JP Edwards
E.G.S., Inc.
Garland Woodcraft
Ernest Glass Company
Gates Concrete Construction
S & D Painting Company
Insulating, Inc.
Barbour’s Fence LLC
Parrish Roofing, Inc.
Triangle Installation Service
Elliott’s Masonry
Melvin’s Pest Control
Fulford Asphalt

FROM:  M. Durwood Stephenson

DATE:  August 6, 2010


We began construction of Building Blocks Childcare on Vinson Road on November 4, 2009.  After more than 5 months of work, the building was totally destroyed by an arsonist on April 5, 2010.  At that time, the building was approximately 75% completed.

Following release of the building by police, fire and insurance investigators, we began demolition of fire debris and cleaning and repairing the building pad.  On April 27, 2010, the Town of Clayton issued a new building permit and we began the process of rebuilding the structure.  I asked each of you to make an extra effort to expedite the process in order to deliver a completed building to the Owner to meet her original schedule for occupancy by mid August, 2010.

Thanks for your extra special efforts, we delivered the 14,616 SF building in only 84 days.  A Certificate of Occupancy was issued by the Town of Clayton and presented to Owner on July 21, 2010.  Every member of the team worked diligently and did their part to assist the Owner’s needs and requirements.  It was an awesome display of co-operation, determination and effort and I am deeply grateful for your response and I can assure you the Owner, Ms. Lois Stephenson is pleased with your performance and response to a crisis situation. 

Led by our tireless leader, David Price, this team was able to accomplish extraordinary achievements during a difficult time.  Every member of our team is to be commended for performance that initially was labeled as impossible when I first asked to meet the August challenge.

Beginning with Insurance Adjuster, Paul Meyer; First Citizens Bank Representatives, Jeff Carver and Kim Dowdle; the Clayton Fire Department, Police Department and Inspections Department (John Harris) all assisted us in positioning ourselves and workers to commence this Herculean effort.

Under David’s leadership, tireless work ethic and organizational skills all of the partners performed under pressure while continuing our high standards for quality workmanship.  Again I am deeply grateful for your response to my request for special attention and performance.

I would be remiss if I did not also express our appreciation to Owner, Lois Stephenson who was always quick to respond to our requests for information.  Her dedication to the project and total co-operation made our tasks possible.

On behalf of Stephenson General Contractors, please accept my deepest thanks and gratitude for a job well done  - quickly.  The performance here shows what can be accomplished when every member of the team performs as requested with total commitment. 

cc:Lois Stephenson
David Price


From: Jo Hudson
Sent: Saturday, March 26, 2011 11:05 AM
To: 'Jimmy Boykin'
Cc: 'Errol Warren'
Subject: RE: Benson Area Medical cabinets


It was a pleasure working with you and your subcontractors on this project.  Your flexibility and responsiveness
is very much appreciated, and made this project run smoothly, with minimal interruption to our daily operations.
We are very pleased with the outcome and the additional space will serve our needs very well.

We will contact you when we’re ready for installation of the cabinets and materials in the 3 exam rooms.

Take care.


Jo D. Hudson
Benson Area Medical Center, Inc.
P.O. Box 399
Benson, NC  27504
Ph:       919-894-2011
Fax:     919-894-7645



I realize the school project is not yet completed, but it is closer to being completed than I ever imagined that it would be on August 11.  I wanted to tell you how impressed I have been with Jimmy and David.  They have gone beyond good service and have entered a realm of professionalism that is rarely seen in our world today.  All your personal efforts are gladly appreciated as well.  If you ever need a reference on any project, please ask me and I will gladly prepare a glowing testimony.

Thank you,


D. Lee Jackson, C.P.A.