Our Experience

Are you a budding local business building your first location or a thriving franchise opening a new store? If so, our experience will provide unbeatable workmanship and quality. Chapin Commercial Construction has the tools to make your South Carolina building project a success. We can help from selecting the lot until move-in. Our team has a reputation for quality in a variety of industries. Our experience includes athletic, office, industrial, automotive, religious, restaurants, retail  and much more.

So take a few moments to look at some of our recent projects and reach out today for more information or for a construction estimate!

Boland’s Ace

Boland’s Ace

"If you are needing to build from the ground up or a remodel Chad is your guy! I have had the pleasure of working on four projects with him. He will sit down with you, listen to what you would like to do and will work his magic to come up with a great plan. He was so easy to talk to and would explain exactly how he was going to get us to the final project. He would talk to me daily about where we were, the plan for the next day and would always get back to me promptly with answers to my questions. If you are looking for someone to be right by your side as you build, you want Chad Lindler to be your Builder."

Leigh Ann Whitticar, Vice President

Cablecraft Motion Controls

Chapin Construction did a wonderful job with the expansion of our commercial building. They met our timeline on getting the work completed for us to stay on plan. I would recommend Chad as project manager for your needs. He is quick to respond and kept lines of communication open. Everyone associated with his company was pleasant to work with. Call Chapin Construction and let them handle your project.

Carla Lacons, Operations Manager

Club Pilates

"Chad Lindler did a great job in building out our Club Pilates studio in Lexington. This was our first studio in the Columbia area, so we were unfamiliar with contractors in the area. We immediately felt comfortable with Chad, and he did a great job managing us through the process. Their professionalism was first rate, and I was greatly impressed with their attention to detail, response to our concerns, and the quality of his sub-contractors. We now have a beautiful studio and a contractor we are comfortable with as we grow our presence in the Columbia market. I would highly recommend Chad's services. "

Henry Keen, Franchise Owner

Columbia Ballet School

Columbia Ballet School

"I have known Chad Lindler since 2010. He served as construction manager on my dance studio. On all levels, Chad is friendly, professional and excellent at his job. The work was completed in a timely fashion and the quality of the work far exceeded my expectations. Ten years later the building still looks new."

There were many parts to the construction and Chad guided me step by step, even offering money saving suggestions.

I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for quality and professionalism."

Anita Ashley

Columbia Ballet School
Core Advisors

Core Advisors

"Commercial construction has never been an easy task. From the initial moment of talking with Chad, I knew he was going to make our project a special one. We ran into many surprises as you do in a commercial upfit. Each was brought to us only after careful thought and planning by Chad, which made our decisions the easy ones. I can’t say enough about Chad’s professional character and expertise in his field. From the initial planning phase until he was blowing and cleaning our parking lot so it was clean for our move in, Chad went over and above to provide a great project experience."

Thomas Gore


"From the very beginning of our project, the team at Chapin Commercial Construction, was by our side.  Whenever we had any questions or concerns, Chad was responsive at all times day or night.  Every construction project is unique and there are challenges along the way.  This project was no different, but Chad and his team helped us navigate these challenges with poise and professionalism to ensure the project was completed on time and within budget.  We absolutely recommend Chapin Commercial Construction to anyone looking to build their business."

Julianne R

Diablo’s Southwest Grill

"From the very beginning of this project, Chad & Caroline were there for me to assist and answer any questions I had. This was my first big project for my new company and they made it extremely seamless. Chad was extremely easy to reach and bounce ideas off of and really took pride in making this restaurant shine! I would be more than happy to use Chapin Commercial Construction in the future."

Kevin Boyd, Owner/Operator

Firenza Pizza

Firenza Pizza

"Chad Lindler did a great job of building our dream business. We are so happy we used him. We had confidence in Chad starting with our first meeting with him. While we were faced with issues caused by our architect, Chad communicated those issues promptly and helped resolve them. The final result is exactly is what we wanted. We get many compliments from our customers on the appearance of our restaurant. "

Bruce Rickman, Owner

Firenza Pizza


Chad, Caroline and all of the subcontractors were wonderful to work with. They set a new record for Frenchies Modern Nail Care build-outs!! Chad was extremely responsive no matter what day/time I reached out! I highly recommend Chapin Commercial Construction!!

Julie Strickland Riley

Garden State Lumber Products Corp.

Garden State Lumber Products Corp.

Very knowledgeable, hands-on and always available providing great customer service!

Will definitely work with Chad again!

Rodrigo Winther

Garden State Lumber Products Corp.

Garners Ferry Retail Center

Chad at Chapin made this project a breeze for us. He would always answer phone calls and would always answer any questions that were asked. It's hard to find contractors that are as honest and hardworking like Chad. I would highly recommend Chapin Commercial Construction.

Ujesh Patel, Sai Hotel Group

ISI Elite Training

"Chapin Commercial Construction was a pleasure to work with. They were professional, extremely responsive, able to adapt on the fly to deal with COVID related supply issues, and finished on time and on budget. We would definitely use them again!"

John Scarborough

John Harris Body Shop

Chapin Commercial Construction completed our Bluffton, SC location in 2021. I was very impressed with the final results. Their quality and speed are unmatched and I would recommend them to anyone without hesitation. Chad is open and honest, communicates very well, and does business with integrity.

Campbell Harris

LEED Green Associate, NCARB

LEED Green Associate, NCARB

"My employer- a developing company that is housed within a Dental Management Company, hired Chad for the design and construction of a new 7,000 square foot retail shell with a 2,902 square foot Dental office upfit. As the in-house architect for a development company that is based in Southern California, I knew that we needed someone who could coordinate and construct the project from conception to completion, that was local to the area to handle this project at the speed we like to have them built. Chad handled the entire process from budgeting, the plan design coordination with his local architect and consulting engineers, as well as obtaining subcontractor and supplier input to ensure that the project stayed on schedule and within budget."

Julie A. Margetich, Architectural Manager, NCARB

LEED Green Associate, NCARB
Lexington Decorative Concrete, LLP

Lexington Decorative Concrete, LLP

"I have known Chad Lindler for 15 plus years in his role as a contractor, client, and business professional in the construction industry.   First and foremost, I believe Chad to be a man of character and principles.  He is always reliable, responsive, and fair and stands behind his word in an industry that requires day to day integrity.

Second, he is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the vast construction landscape.  Through years of experience, Chad is a proven problem solver and has the ability to bring common sense solutions to issues that arise daily on the typical jobsite.  He brings needed leadership to all elements of construction.

Third, Chad is a likeable guy and I have spent a lot of time professionally and personally.  He maintains a positive, proactive attitude and always finds the good in all situations.  I would highly recommend him as a dependable contractor."

Jon Black, Owner

Marco’s Pizza

"Chad and I have worked together since 2013 on many of my restaurant and retail development ventures.    Having played the role of both landlord and tenant on these construction projects, my development company needed someone who fully understands both the landlord and tenant’s requirements and can integrate all of these parameters in cohesive fashion, while also adhering to the strict corporate branding requirements associated with my franchises.   The design-build process with Chad was smooth, flawless, fast-tracked and executed in a professional fashion which resulted in expedited construction schedules, substantial cost savings and construction of the highest quality.  We highly recommend Chad Lindler and his services for anyone looking for retail, franchise and commercial construction development.  We look forward to working with him in the future."

Joe Walker, Owner, JH Development, LLC

Midland’s Crematorium

"We found the Chapin Commercial Construction team incredible to work with, from design through project completion.  In a time where materials availability and timelines are unpredictable, Chad and the team managed to keep us informed and confident in the process at all times.   We are very pleased with the finished product and would highly recommend CCC for your next commercial project."

Erin Whitaker and Justin Baxley

Moe’s Southwest Grill and Smashburger

Moe’s Southwest Grill and Smashburger

"Over several years, Chad Lindler led several of our restaurant construction projects for Moe's Southwest Grill and Smashburger. Chad is always professional, well-organized, and thorough. From project quote to punch list completion. It's always been a pleasure to work with Chad. He's a natural leader that's serious about his work without taking himself too seriously."

Chris Smith

Moe’s Southwest Grill and Smashburger

My Pharmacy & Optical

During the planning and construction of our full service pharmacy and optical retail location in Lexington, SC we experienced a superb level of communication from Chad and his team at Chapin Construction. All questions were addressed in a timely and effective manner and the project was completed as laid out by the timeline provided. We cannot say enough about the reliability and professionalism of this team. We would gladly work with them again and plan to on future projects!

Hamp Manning

Pacific Dental Services

"The coordination between the site work, building shell construction, and the tenant improvement was excellent and proceeded flawlessly. Chad also served as a constant and responsive main source of contact with immediate responses regarding submittals and permitting statuses. We would highly recommend Chad and his services and look forward to working with him in the future!"

Julie A. Margetich, Architectural Manager, NCARB

Palmetto Spine and Pain

The best, hands down. Looking for the right contractor to build your vision? Stop wasting your time and call these people.

Honest, transparent, punctual. The type of company (run by the type of family) where a handshake agreement is an ironclad guarantee.

Interested in checking into the other commercial contractors….? So was I – let me help save you some time. I went to several commercial contractors with the general idea of an office space, I was given very little time, and given even less constructive information on how to make this a reality.

Thankfully I was put in contact with Chad Lindler of Chapin Commercial Construction – completely different experience. I could write a novel about how much Chad did to help me figure this out, he was unbelievably giving of his time and knowledge to help me understand what I needed to do. I spent hours on the phone and in email discussion with Chad helping me get the pieces together for this build. At that time I had no obligation to utilize his company, and I had not paid him anything.

Ultimately, Chapin Commercial Construction (CCC) did a design build from the ground up for us. Throughout the entire build Chad and his team were in constant contact with us, often answering questions before we had a chance to ask it. If I emailed, called, or sent him a text – he was always great about getting back to me in a timely manner. If I needed something done, or a document for records – it was always handled quickly. His wife was amazing with communication as well – always transparent about where we were in the build, and if I had any questions, she always had the answer.

The budget projections we had laid out in the beginning were met perfectly. If we had anything that came in under our projected budget, they let us know and credited that towards our build.

Hoping to complete your build on time…? CCC did better than that, we finished earlier than we had projected – and communication was clear throughout so I knew exactly where we stood.

I get compliments daily from people about how beautiful the office space looks, both interior and exterior. CCC exceeded our expectation.

Summary: Fantastic communication, honest and transparent, reliable and timely, genuinely care about the project and the people they are building it for, understands financial parameters and stays within budget. Good people who understand the importance of the human element in the process of conducting business. Honestly feel like I gained a friend through this process and I’m grateful to have the opportunity to work with CCC.

If you don’t give Chapin Commercial Construction the opportunity to at least have a discussion with you about your project, you are selling yourself short.

PennTex Ventures

Chapin Commercial Construction brought our recent project in W Columbia SC in “on budget”, and, “on time”.  President Chad Lindler has established excellent contacts with the area City and County Permitting and Engineering Departments.  Chapin Construction’s work is outstanding.  They are attentive to detail.  We look forward to our next project with them.

D. Edward Baker, VP New Business Development

PennTex Ventures

We were introduced to Chad by a mutual contact who raved about Chad’s abilities, dedication and expertise in construction and development in that market.  Following introductory discussions we engaged Chad on our project for full design-build.  Chad and his group of consultants and sub-contractors charged fair prices, hit every deadline and every budget and kept us constantly apprised of progress along the way.  There is no doubt we will work with him again in a similar capacity on other projects and gladly recommend him to anyone for these types of services. 

William R. Owen

Red Effect Infrared Fitness

We used Chapin Commercial Construction for our fitness studio build out. I could not say enough good things about Chad and his team. Extremely organized throughout the build out, as well with communication with any subcontractors or adjustments that needed to be made. The actual work of the project was of high quality and could not be happier with the final product. Caroline, was great on the back end of billing and working with our loan company and assisting with anything they needed. Look forward to working with Chapin Construction in the future.

Michael and Taylor Withrow

Red Effect Infrared Fitness

Saluda River Baptist Church

Saluda River Baptist Church

"I first met Chad Lindler when our church began construction of a Family Life Center.  Having previously been involved in construction of a dining hall for a Camp and Conference Center in Upstate SC, I was somewhat familiar with construction processes and progression.  From the first I felt that Chad was concerned with our unique situation and needs and found all through the process that he was always available and ready to address my questions or concerns.  He was personally involved when questions surfaced about quality of construction by sub contractors and all was put in order to everyone’s satisfaction quite quickly.  I never found it difficult to contact him and never felt put-off or delayed in his response.  I appreciated Chad’s attitude of friendliness, even when at one point he was faced with contrary building committee members.  He always seemed to smooth things out.  I appreciate his honesty and integrity.  If I had another project to construct, I’d give Chad a call."

Rev. Douglas Phillip Blackwell

St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church

St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church

"Chad Lindler’s work on the renovations of the Sunday School wing at St. Jacobs Lutheran Church NALC was exceptional. He was fundamental in the design and implementation of this project. As the Pastor of the church I was constantly amazed by the hands-on approach he demonstrated during the whole of this project, he consistently demonstrated skills of leadership that included great communication, delegation, development and planning. As the primary contact for the church I felt very included and informed in all phases of the project. Chad Lindler is a builder and a man you can put your trust in and I have no reservations at all in recommending him to any and everyone who wish to walk side-by-side with him in any project. You will not regret it."

Pastor Kevin Powers

St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church
Taylor’s Auto Service

Taylor’s Auto Service

"We used Chad Lindler in 2018 for the design and building construction of our pre-engineered metal building auto repair shop addition in Chapin, SC.  Chad was able to provide accurate budget numbers for our proposed construction, helped coordinate all aspects of our building design to include civil, structural and architectural drawings, and handle the construction process from start to finish in a smooth, clean, cost effective fashion.  The permitting process was simplified, we had no failed inspections, and the job duration was realistic and well communicated.  We would highly recommend Chad to anyone looking for a single point of contact who can handle the entire building process from design, estimating, permitting and construction!"

Jon Taylor

TBG Food Acquisition Corp

TBG Food Acquisition Corp is a franchisee of Dunkin Brands which operates 72 Dunkins in three states. As a result, we have utilized many General Contractors throughout our territory for both remodels and new store construction. No other GC, that we have engaged, is as thorough and professional as Chapin Commercial Construction. From the initial bid until we open for business, Chapin is completely engaged and continuously looking out for our best interest. Chad is a problem solver who sees the larger picture beyond just his bottom line. We look forward to utilizing Chapin on our upcoming new stores and I give Chad and his team my highest possible recommendation.

Photo Credit: Austin Marvel, austinmarvel.com

Peter J. Brooks, Development Manager

TBG Food Acquisition Corp.

"I have dealt directly with Chad Lindler regarding the construction of one of our Dunkin Donuts franchised units in Irmo, SC. Chad is a hands-on construction expert who plans well, understands design and development processes, asks detailed questions that mitigate risk and delivers on time and on budget."

Mike Dobeck

Tint World

Top notch builder. We, at Tint World, will always be grateful for the job done.

Jimmy Leary

Williams Insurance Team

We knew Chapin Commercial was going to be easy to deal with from the start. We filled out a request online for them to contact us on a Saturday and within a hour they had already reached out to us.  They were great to deal with throughout the process in each phase of permitting, design build, and budgeting. Chad and his team always gave us multiple options when choosing materials and made the process easy and fun.  If an issue ever came up they were quick to address and fix. Our clients and staff love our new building!  We highly recommend Chapin Commercial Construction for any of your Commercial Construction needs!

Patrick Williams