You get three things when you work with Trace...After knowing Trace Adams for almost seven years, and working with him on two major projects, I can honestly say there is not another builder I would work with on any other project. You get three things when you work with Trace and these three things are probably the most important when it comes to looking for a builder. Trust, Timing, and Quality within a budget. The first is Trust. You can trust him with every aspect of the project from the pricing to quality of the craftsmanship. You can trust his recommendations and you can trust the dedication he and his employees put into every day on the job. The second is Exceptional Timing. Trace promised us he would be completed by a certain date on both occasions and made those deadlines with time to spare. He and his team are very efficient and work through challenges with clarity and determination. Lastly, you get an exceptional product without blowing your budget. Trace was excellent at making sure we got the things we desired in our building and finding ways to save money without sacrificing quality. In fact, on our last project, Trace finished our project just below his contracted amount even though we added almost $50,000 in additions to the building during the process. I was amazed and thankful. Trace is not just a builder. He is a friend and a mentor. Without his help, I am positive that our dental practice would not be where it is today. Thanks Trace!
John J. Sweeney, DDS, PA

Bluewave Dentistry 1300 S. Dickinson Drive Leland, NC 28451

Trace understands his clients... I have known Trace for 4 years. I have completed 2 major projects and 1 minor project with him and am currently working on 2 additional major projects with him. Throughout each of these projects he has maintained a truly professional stance as well as offering imaginative and forward thinking ideas from his vast knowledge and past experiences. I have worked with numerous contractors in the past and have acted as the contractor on 4 spec homes and 1 personal residence. I can with no hesitation offer 5 adjectives that describe Trace and his team. Adams Southeastern Construction is honest, efficient, knowledgeable, quality driven, and trustworthy. I have been thoroughly satisfied with each of the projects and trust Trace and his team completely. Trace understands his clients, ensures an enjoyable experience, and strives for complete client satisfaction in a timely manner providing a quality product. It is and has been a pleasure to work with Trace and all of my future projects will only involve Adams Southeastern Construction.
Kevin J. Mancini, D.M.D, P.A.

Mancini Orthodontics

Unlike Other Builders... Trace and his team were extremely professional during the whole construction process. Not only did Trace complete our project ahead of time, but he helped me keep it on budget with a lot of his design ideas. This was extremely important due to our budget constraints. Unlike other builders that complete your project and you never hear from again, Trace and his team have followed up with us continually to this day making sure we are taken care of.
Tristan W. Hamilton, DDS, M.Arch

Port City Dental Center

Nothing Short of Exceptional... Our entire experience with Adams Southeastern Construction was nothing short of exceptional. All members of the construction team were very friendly and always happy to address any questions or concerns. Trace was personally involved with the entire project, from planning through completion and beyond. His management and attention to detail allowed me to focus all of my energy on running my business, confident that the construction project was well taken care of. Trace was and continues to be available any time we need him. I give Adams Southeastern Construction my highest recommendation for any of your commercial construction needs.
Clay Alford, DDS

Alford Family Dentistry

The Right Person For My Project... Building a dental office was a new experience for me. I didn't have any knowledge of architectural drawings, building codes or commercial up fitting. But I did know exactly what I wanted my office to look like. I quickly learned there are unique features to dental office construction which an experienced commercial builder would be familiar with. A colleague recommended Trace Adams. During my first meeting with Trace, I realized he was the right person for my project. He explained features, terms and processes to me which I did not understand. He is very conscientious, organized and prompt. Trace Adams, Brian Shelton and all their sub-contractors worked tirelessly to help make my project a reality. They were the most professional, courteous and competent construction team I could have ever hoped to assemble. I have recommended them to other friends and colleagues and will continue to do so in the future.
Sharon S. Giesler, DDS, MS, PA

Practice Limited to Endodontics

A great pleasure to work with... Trace, Brian, and Justin along with the whole Adams Southeastern Construction Team were a great pleasure to work with. The office looks great and I would recommend their team to any office thinking about renovations or start-up construction.
William D. Carmichael, DDS, PA

Riverside Dental Arts

I appreciate how hard your entire crew worked... We are thoroughly enjoying our new dental office in Bannerman Station. I wanted to take a moment now after the dust has settled and let you know how much I appreciate your professionalism in doing our up fit. I have been in practice for 25 years, however, taking on a new office from scratch was challenging. I appreciate how hard your entire crew worked to get us in on time and with the smallest punch list possible. I was impressed with your selection of subcontractors they seem to have our best interest at heart. Brian and Justin did a great job onsite during and after the move in, exhibiting a professional attitude and being responsive to the owner. The transfer of the plan from the architect to the site is always challenging. Trace was able to come up with solutions on site without compromising the design and esthetics. Overall I am very pleased with Adams Southeastern Constructions up fit of my dental practice.
Gabriel J. Rich, III DDD, PA

Riverside Dental Arts

It exceeds my expectations... Adams Southeastern was my contractor to completely renovate an existing building into a dental practice. Trace, Brian and their crews took care of every detail and when the project was completed, it exceeded my expectations. Not only was the project completed in a timely manner, but throughout the construction, I was amazed at how organized, professional and knowledgeable they were. I was also lucky enough to work with Jodi on several of the design elements of the office. She has a great eye for interior design and helped me make choices to create a wonderful working environment. I would, without reservation, recommend Adams Southeastern to my colleagues, and I continue to use their services for any additional renovation and expansion needs.
Dr. Cammie Morris

Shallotte Family Dentistry

An absolute delight to work with... Trace and Jodi were an absolute delight to work with. Our project was completed ahead of schedule and the final product was far more than I imagined it could be! Their outside the box thinking provided a fresh perspective to the design and build process. All of the sub contractors were very pleasant, clean cut, and took pride in their work. I would highly recommend their services to anyone. I am proud to say that through this process I not only received a wonderfully built dental office, I also received two new friends.
Nathan E. French, DDS

French Family Dentistry

Trace was essential in helping us build our dream practice... Our experience building with Trace Adams of Adams Southeastern Construction has been amazing. From our first meeting with him until the day he handed us the keys, Trace made the process simple and stress-free. He was open and honest with us about the building process, the time table and the costs. We were well informed so there were no surprises and in the end, our final cost was actually slightly less than our estimate! Trace was also very knowledgeable and involved. We were not able to be on site as much as we would have liked, but Trace communicated with us every step of the way. We felt confident everything was being done with exceptional care and attention to detail and the final product reflects that. We cannot say enough good things about Adams Southeastern Construction, but the best part was working with Trace. When we first sat down and talked with Trace, we had the feeling that he was someone we could trust and depend on. As we worked with him and got to know him much better over the last few years, the feeling has been confirmed 100 times over! He is honest, dependable, and trustworthy and always goes out of his way to do everything he possibly can for his clients. Trace was essential in helping us build our dream practice; we cannot imagine working with anyone else.
Misael J. Otero, DDS / Lindsey E. Otero, DDS

Otero Family, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

Knew exactly what we needed to expand our office... Working with Adams Construction on our renovation/addition has been a great experience. Trace and his staff were very professional and knew exactly what we needed to expand our office and create a great atmosphere for our patients. They were willing to work around our schedule and actually completed our entire project without us having to close the doors for a single day! To be able to complete a project like ours and not lose any revenue in the process was amazing. Thanks again Trace.
Hunter C. Joh, DDS, PA

123 Bryan Street Kenansville, NC 28349

Focused and on budget... Working with the entire Adams Southeastern Construction team was great. Everyone involved in the project not only brought expertise and experience but also suggested several solutions to keep our project focused and on budget. Amazingly, our office was able to stay open for most of the project with very little disruption in daily work flow. Our patients love the new office and it definitely would not have been possible without the outstanding service and honest work supplied by Adams Southeastern Construction. Thanks guys!!
Todd Walls, DDS

1133 Medical Center Drive Wilmington, NC 28401


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