Knoxville's Full Service
General Contractor Since 1986

We know our business and we do it right. With over thirty years of experience serving the East Tennessee region, we have the skills and enthusiasm needed to manage your project—regardless of where it stands on its journey to completion.

Our Work

Our team specializes in educational, medical, governmental, and privately owned commercial and industrial facilities.  
With experience in water and wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and odor control stations, Southern Constructors, Inc. is committed to remaining compliant with the Homeland Security Act.
With a proven track record of minimizing shutdown impacts, various utility districts across East Tennessee trust Southern Constructors, Inc. for their construction and replacement needs.
Highly competent in new bridge construction and structural repairs, Southern Constructors, Inc. efficiently manages bridge projects so traffic flow can return to normal conditions as quickly as possible.
In a market that continues to grow rapidly, Southern Constructors, Inc. keeps East Tennesseans moving on reliable interstate and state highways.  

Mark B. Whitaker Water Treatment Plant

Cumberland Avenue Streetscapes

Knox CNU131 Holston River Bridge

First Utility District Wastewater Treatment Plant

Swaggerty's Freezer Addition

Our work speaks for itself. See what Southern Constructors, Inc. customers are saying.

I have worked with SCI on three major WWTP or pump station renovation projects. Given that all these projects involved renovating existing structures and associated buried pipework, SCI’s ability to deal with and negotiate reasonable changes required by unforeseeable conditions is particularly appreciated. I would recommend them to any of our clients and look forward to working with them again.

Richard Yarbrough – C2RL, Inc.

If we gave grades to general contractors, we would give Southern Constructors, Inc. an A+ in all categories. They are one of the most capable, knowledgeable, and savvy builders we have ever worked with. SCI ensures the owner gets what they need, managing budgets and schedules while maintaining quality and anticipating project constraints. And they’re fun and pleasant to work with.

Frank Sparkman – Sparkman & Associates Architects, Inc.

SCI conducts business with professionalism and integrity. They are very knowledgeable in all aspects of construction and understand how to navigate the daily challenges that are a part of today’s construction environment. Most importantly, you can trust them to do what they say they will do.

Joe Fowler – Ready Mix USA

I have worked with Southern Constructors for 20 years on multiple projects, and they always provide cost-effective, quality work. Whether it be a lift station or collection system line upgrades, piping changes or more involved equipment improvements as part of a treatment plant process upgrade, they complete their projects on time and within budget.

Martin Cross – Veolia North America

I’ve worked with SCI on several projects over more than 20 years, from water and wastewater plants to pump stations and various infrastructure improvements. They have always been good partners, and I appreciate their integrity and attention to detail. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others in the industry.

Nick Jackson – Hallsdale-Powell Utility District

I’ve worked with SCI for several years now on water and wastewater plant projects. They have very experienced leadership and field personnel who work in a cooperative and can-do manner with owners and engineers. SCI consistently performs with the utmost integrity and conducts their business in a very ethical manner. I recommend SCI for your project needs.

Dudney Fox – FOXPE

Our experience with Southern Constructors was outstanding. Our most recent project with them was a complete rehab and buildout of a 1950s shopping center space of about 15,000 square feet. This space turned from a dark dilapidated building to a modern, current, functional area that our church uses daily. The job was managed well, finished on time by craftsmen in all the trades, and best of all, under budget. We gladly recommend Southern Constructors.

Clark Byram – First Baptist Church of Sevierville

Southern Constructors has performed work for us on two occasions over the past few years and has provided us with an excellent building on the first one and then completed build out on another. In both cases they were responsive to our requests in the decision-making process, and also in making the process easy. I would highly recommend them and would use them again if the opportunity arises.

Chuck Nave – Pro Therapy Services of East Tennessee

Our Story

We’ve served East Tennessee for over 36 years.
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Southern Constructors, Inc. was founded in 1986 as PIKs Contracting. Originally headquartered in two repurposed rail cars outside Knoxville—a box car and a caboose—we’ve since gone through a name change and multiple expansions while remaining locally owned. 

Join Our Team

Build a Better Career with Southern Constructors, Inc.  

The culture of Southern Constructors, Inc. is proactive, engaging, and highly rewarding. Our team is forward-thinking and dedicated to serving our community through construction. We welcome you to view our available positions and reach out with any questions you might have.  

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