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The Cely Way

Leading with Integrity Since 1948

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Manufacturing / Industrial

Churches

Educational

Commercial

Medical

Restorations

Upfits

Pre-Engineered

Our Reputation Speaks for Itself

Over 50% of Our Customers are Repeat Clients

Recent Work

See what we’ve been up to

As an experienced general contractor, our capabilities range from turnkey construction to additions, upfits, renovations, fire and storm restoration, and pre-engineered buildings. Our versatile and experienced project managers deliver specialized construction solutions for your business, so that you get sharp attention to detail and the highest quality. Whether you are looking for an industrial, manufacturing, medical, retail, or commercial contractor or you need a church builder or remodeling contractor, the wide range of projects we have completed in each of those roles speaks to our passion for excellence in every type of project we undertake. You can see more of our past work here.

GSP International Airport Hanger 4 Upfit

BMW Manufacturing Plant

GSP International Airport Hanger 2 Upfit

Taylor’s Mill Historical Up-fit

“Before, during and after construction, Cely Construction works closely with your company to make your visions come to life. Their project manager was excellent at keeping us apprised of any changes, especially schedule changes, throughout their work with our company. The attention to detail guarantees that your finished project will look just as you expected.”

Greenville Eye Care Associates

Awards & Recognition

2016

Pillar of Easley Award

2014

Best Interiors Project 

CREW Upstate 

2014

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas Excellence in Construction Merit Award

2014

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas ABCC Merit-Based Safety Recognition Silver STEP Award.

General Contractor - Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas - Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

2014

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

General Contractor - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. - Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award 2013

2013

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas ABCC Merit-Based Safety Recognition Platinum STEP Award.

General Contractor - Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. - Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP) Award 2012

2012

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas ABCC Merit-Based Safety Recognition Silver STEP Award.

General Contractor - Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas - Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

2012

Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas Excellence in Construction Eagle Award

General Contractor - Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas - Excellence in Construction Merit Award

2012

Associated Builders and Contractors Safety Award

Recent News

Cely Construction is a Proud Supporter of the Greenville WWII Military History Museum

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Cely Construction is a proud supporter of Greenville, SC's very own Military History Museum!

Caroline Cely Talbott Celebrates 11 Year Work Anniversary

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Happy 11 year work anniversary to Caroline Cely Talbott! At a family business, there isn't one day you don't think about work....apparently not even your wedding day!

25th Anniversary as a Certified Butler Pre-Engineered Metal Building Specialist

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Its our 25th anniversary as a Certified Butler Pre-Engineered Metal Building Specialist. Thank you so much for our "silver" gift! It has been an absolute pleasure showing our clients the Butler Difference! https://www.butlermfg.com/why-butler/

Congratulatory Congressional Letter

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The client immediately appreciated Sam and Caroline Cely and their communicative internal team, as well as their subcontractor and vendor team - all of whom Cely proactively brought to the table. Sam and Caroline led the team's efforts to economize materials and systems, drive schedule, and respond to field issues with solutions. Our firm places tremendous value on our relationship with Cely Construction.

Anthrotects Architects, LLC

I have had the pleasure and privilege of both personally and professionally knowing Sam Cely and Cely Construction Company, Inc. for more than thirty years. The high principles, safety standards and commitment to quality upon which Cely Construction was founded, today guide Sam in his personal and professional relationships as well. Sam’s honesty and personal integrity are reflected in the quality and character of each and every employee and subcontractor employed by Cely Construction Company, Inc.

DWAyne Wood and Associates, LLC

We have worked with Cely Construction as a subcontractor for over 15 years. Honesty and fairness are just two words that come to mind. In a time when so many have lowered the bar of professionalism, Cely Construction strives and achieves a high level of competence.

Palmetto Painting and Coatings, Inc.

I can say that of the hundreds of companies, over my fifty year career, with which I have conducted business, Cely Construction rises above all of the rest. The professionalism and fairness with which you have conducted business has always been exceptional. I have always been pleased to be a part of a project where the quality and conscientious economy have given the client an excellent product.

GB Plumbing, Inc.

Over the past six months, they have worked to renovate our office while we continued to work and see patients. They patiently worked around our schedules and kept things very neat and clean in the office during the construction work. Before, during and after construction, Cely Construction works closely with your company to make your visions come to life. The attention to detail guarantees that your finished project will look just as you expected.

Greenville Eye Care Associates

Mr. Cely and his team went above and beyond and made me feel like my job was a top priority. They are a wonderful family owned business who made me feel like I was part of their own.

Upstate Montessori Academy

 

Cely Construction Company, Inc. is an award-winning commercial general contractor, family owned and operated in Greenville, SC, since 1948. Licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, Cely serves the upstate of South Carolina and surrounding areas. Cely Construction is proud to still be a strong, local, family owned and operated business, now employing its third generation. Cely’s team of highly experienced project managers and superintendents deliver specialized construction solutions with sharp attention to detail and quality. Whether you are looking for an industrial, manufacturing, medical, retail, restoration or commercial contractor or you need a church builder or remodeling contractor, the wide range of projects they have completed in each of those roles speaks to their passion for excellence in every type of project they undertake.

Delivering quality, on-time, on budget, construction projects has kept clients coming back.

SERVICES:

  • Design-Build
  • Commercial
  • Tenant Up-fits
  • Retail
  • Restaurants
  • Educational
  • Churches
  • Fire & Storm Restoration
  • Renovations & Additions
  • Manufacturing
  • Light Industrial
  • Pre-Engineered
  • Multi-Family
  • Medical