Committed to Building Together

Carolina Commercial Contractors began in 1998 as The Keller Group with the construction of The Oaks, a multi-family housing complex in Sanford, North Carolina. The success of the project led to more work in the Triangle area, spurred growth within the company and inspired us to change our name.

Family-owned and operated since its inception, Carolina Commercial Contractors is now led by W. Carter Keller and O.A. (Buddy) Keller, III. Over the years, we’ve expanded and adapted to meet the challenges we seek while never straying from our roots. To this day, we are unwavering in our commitment to integrity, quality and strong partnerships both in and outside the company.

We uphold these values throughout all aspects of the building process and have established strong relationships with sub-contractors, vendors, municipalities, financial institutions and other stakeholders in our development and construction projects. These include self-storage facilities, assisted living complexes, elegant office buildings and more.

With experience all over the state of North Carolina as well as in South Carolina and Virginia, we bring a high level of expertise and quality to every step of the process, offering personalized service and extensive knowledge across all types of commercial construction.

Our Team

  • O. A. (Buddy) Keller, III

    Managing Member

    Buddy served as the founding director and Chairman of Capital Bank Corporation from 1997 to 2012 and before that was a founding director of Triangle Bank, where he served on its executive committee from 1988 to 1998. Beyond just building senior care facilities, he has extensive experience running them. Buddy is also a pilot and for 20 years, served as the Chairman of the Sanford Lee County Regional Airport Authority (Raleigh Executive Jetport). During that time, he was responsible for securing the funding, financing and construction of the airport which has since expanded and grown into the largest general aviation facility in the state.

    When he’s not working, Buddy loves spending time at both Grandfather Mountain and Pawley’s Island in South Carolina.

  • W. Carter Keller

    Managing Member

    Carter attended Appalachian State University and studied business. A recreational pilot, he currently serves as Chairman of the Raleigh Exec Airport Authority and is past Vice-Chairman of the Sanford Area Growth Alliance. At Carolina Commercial, he has been involved with several multi-family projects in varying capacities; both from the construction side as well as the ownership side. He also has experience in the construction and management of mini-storage facilities.

    Outside work, Carter enjoys spending time with his four kids, flying and fishing with his sons off the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.

  • Linda Keller

    Member Manager

  • Susan Keller

    Research and Development

  • Mike Eskra

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Rhonda Woodell

    Financial Controller

  • Daysi Dossenbach

    Human Resources/Office Manager

  • Corey Mabus

    Vice President of Construction

  • Dave Richardson

    Senior Project Manager

  • Chase Dodson

    Project Manager

  • Mike Parker

    General Superintendent

  • Jessica McDougald

    Construction Team Administrative Assistant

  • Alaina Buehler

    Office Administrative Assistant

  • Brennan Miele

    Project Manager

  • Nick Hoffman

    Assistant Project Manager

  • Jonah Williams

    Estimate Coordinator

  • Mackenzie Johnson

    Project Coordinator

Building a Community

Beyond our work, we feel it’s just as important to invest in our community. For that reason, we’ve partnered with several local organizations who work hard everyday to elevate Sanford and its residents.

If you’d like to know more, send us a message and a Carolina Commercial representative will be happy to connect with you.

Contact Us

  • RaleighExec Jetport
  • Sanford Area Growth Alliance
  • Lee County Education Foundation
  • YMCA
  • Central Carolina Community College Foundation, Inc
  • Kay Yow Cancer Fund