Our History

Established in 1923, Frank L. Blum Construction Company has been a trusted building partner to owners across North Carolina for generations. With the lowest actively-used general contractor license number in the state of North Carolina - License #18 - the 97-year-old firm has a solid reputation for weathering the most challenging economies, partnering with the most exacting owners, and excelling at the most complex projects. Many iconic and beloved buildings bear the Blum Construction imprint of fine craftsmanship on the original structure or its subsequent renovation or restoration.

The organization’s beginnings were humble. When Frank Blum founded his company, he listed just a few assets, including a Ford automobile, two concrete mixers, one team of mules, and a wagon and harness. After surviving the economic challenges of the 1930s and turbulent war years of the 1940s, the company suffered yet another blow – Mr. Blum’s sudden death in 1954. Employees rallied to save the company, and that first ownership team embraced the challenge of carrying on the Blum tradition of excellence. They recruited and developed a new generation of leaders who would carry the company through the recession and recovery of the 1980s and position it to become one of the most stable and respected businesses in North Carolina.

Looking toward the future, Blum’s team of managing partners has brought new partners to the forefront. This generation of leadership, now firmly in the saddle, is leading Blum’s expansion throughout the state of North Carolina, and into southern Virginia, and well past its 100th anniversary.


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