About Us

CT Wilson Construction Company is a third-generation, family-owned commercial general contractor headquartered in Durham, North Carolina with an additional office in Greensboro.

  • 1952
    After graduating with an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University (1939), Charles T. Wilson, Sr. establishes CT Wilson Construction's headquarters in Durham, NC. The company gets incorporated in 1955.
  • 1969
    Charles “Chuck” T. Wilson, Jr. (NCSU CCEE 1965) joins his father after serving in the United States Navy. He takes over ownership in the 1980's. In 1995, Chuck creates the Charles T. Wilson Scholarship in memory of his late father. He endows the AGC Student Chapter fund in honor of his father’s role in founding the chapter at NC State.
  • 1997
    Charles "Charlie" T. Wilson, III (NCSU CCEE 1993) joins the family business. Charlie becomes the majority owner and President in 2016. He opens an additional office in Greensboro, NC, and starts implementing a strategic growth plan to maintain the Wilson legacy.
  • 2022
    CT Wilson names Emily Ellis, CFO, as Executive Vice President over Preconstruction, Project Operations, Field Operations, and Administration. Craig Herndon, a superintendent at CT Wilson since 1999, is named VP of Field Operations. Patrick Cummings, a VP from a local engineering firm, is named VP of Project Operations shortly after.

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A Statement on Inclusion

CT Wilson is committed to providing access and opportunities for businesses owned by ethnic minorities and women; groups that have been historically underutilized in the construction market. We have developed an Equal Business Opportunity Plan to encourage the participation of firms categorized by a governing authority as a minority business enterprise, including but not limited to HUB firms, MWBEs, and SDMWOB firms. CT Wilson is dedicated to having minority companies provide contractor support on projects that are constructed or managed by our firm. We provide access and opportunities within the context of the local municipality’s plan and within the constraints and obligations of national and state statutes. Our Inclusion Policy.