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Recognizing 90 years of operation in 2017, M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. provides a variety of construction services to all market sectors across the Southeast. Our nine strategically located offices allow us to serve our diverse client base conveniently. We’ve gained recognition as one of the nation’s most esteemed construction firms and are consistently ranked highly by Engineering News Record. With 90 years of experience as licensed contractors and a long list of projects and loyal clients, we’ve earned the right to be called specialists in our field.

Our History: Celebrating 90 Years

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1927 Our Founding

In 1927, Myron B. Kahn moves from Florida to settle in Columbia where he and a partner first establish the company, calling it Sellers and Kahn.

1934 Establishing a Reputation

The name of the company is changed to M. B. Kahn Construction Company, and it quickly becomes one of the South’s most respected builders, known for the high standards of performance set by its founder.

1939-1945 War Contribution

M. B. Kahn contributed to the U.S. war effort through various construction projects at Fort Jackson in Columbia, SC, and Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC.

1954 Medical College of South Carolina

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the Medical College of South Carolina’s first teaching hospital to expand clinical teaching opportunities and serve as a major referral center for the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

1958 McMeekin Station Power Plant, Lake Murray, SC

M. B. Kahn completes work on the power plant for Lexington Water Power Company (now known as South Carolina Electric and Gas). The facility is comprised of two adjoining buildings: the main 252-megawatt, coal-fired plant building and a smaller brick structure housing offices and meeting rooms.

1965 USC South Tower Dormitory

The company completes construction of the 18-story residence hall, providing housing for 423 students from its central location on the University of South Carolina campus.

1969 SCN Building

The team completes construction of the 235,000-square foot bank and office building at Main and Lady Streets in Columbia, SC. The building was specifically constructed for the South Carolina National Bank, which was founded in 1834.

1972 Greenville City Hall

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the 11-story, bronzed aluminum and glass solar-paneled building designed to house the Greenville, SC city government and the water system.

1973 Mack Trucks Assembly Facility

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the 700,000-square-foot assembly facility for Mack Trucks.

1974 Changing Locations

M. B. Kahn moves from the Blossom Street location in downtown Columbia to the Bankers Trust Building, which the company constructed in 1972 for Bankers Trust of South Carolina. The old Columbia Hotel was imploded to make way for the new Bankers Trust Building.

1974 USC School of Law

M. B. Kahn completes construction of USC's School of Law building, which features the largest legal library in the state and a garden patio stretching the length of the building.

1975 The Heritage Condominiums

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the premier, 18-floor high-rise residence building located in a neighborhood of historic homes next to the USC campus.

1977 Columbia Mall

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the City of Columbia's largest mall, prominently located on Two Notch Road.

1981 Discovery Place

The team completes construction of the new, 72,000-square foot Science Museum and Omnimax Theater, known as Discovery Place, in Charlotte, NC.

1983 Clemson Memorial Stadium North Stands Addition

M. B. Kahn completes a second upper deck addition to Memorial Stadium, increasing its capacity to a total of 80,000+ and making it one of the largest on-campus college stadiums in the country.

1984 Building a Home

M. B. Kahn constructs and moves into its new headquarters building, located on Flintlake Road.

1985 The Wilshire House

The company completes construction of the 9-story, high-rise condominium complex located in a historical part of Downtown Columbia called Union Station.

1988 Launching Safety Program

M. B. Kahn launches its safety awareness and awards program.

1988 Sonoco World Headquarters

The company completes construction of the 72,000-square foot facility for Sonoco, South Carolina's largest corporation in terms of sales.

1993 Duke University Sanford Institute of Public Policy

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the Sanford Building on Duke University's West Campus in Durham, NC. The building is named for Terry Sanford, former Duke University president, North Carolina governor, and U.S. senator.

1995 Clemson University Madren Center

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the 57,000-square foot conference center named for Clyde V. Madren. The Clemson Madren Center was built to house meetings and conferences as well as weddings and banquets.

1996-97 Bose Manufacturing Facility and Addition

The company completes construction of the 465,000-square foot electronics manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facility for Bose Corporation.

1997 Bryan Street Parking Garage

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the 497-space parking structure located in historic Savannah, GA. The Bryan Street Parking Garage was awarded the 1997 PCI Design Award for Best Parking Structure.

2002 GE Gas Turbine Technology Laboratory

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the largest off-grid gas turbine testing facility in the world for General Electric in Greenville. The test facility validates gas turbines which are capable of generating enough energy to power 225,000 homes.

2005 MUSC Children's Research Institute

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the 140,000-square foot, seven-story research and laboratory facility. Named for Charles P. Darby, the institute is the largest and most comprehensive pediatric research facility in the Carolinas. It is one of 15 buildings in the country dedicated to children's research.

2008 Lincoln Street Parking Garage

M. B. Kahn completes construction of the 674-space, four-level Lincoln Street Parking Garage in downtown Columbia, providing parking for the surrounding commercial and restaurant district.

2009 The Village at Sandhill

The company completes construction of the 300-acre, 1.3 million-square foot, mixed-use development in Columbia, which includes more than 60 retail stores and restaurants.

2016 GE Advanced Manufacturing Works

The company completes a first-of-its-kind incubator facility for the development of advanced manufacturing processes and rapid prototyping of new parts. The 132,400-square-foot facility in Greenville consists of a two-level customer experience center and manufacturing space utilizing digitized cutting-edge technologies.

2017 Celebrating a Milestone

2017 marks M. B. Kahn's 90-year anniversary, a milestone that unifies our team under one goal: to do the highest quality work with the highest level of integrity for the greatest good of the communities we serve.

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Leaving a LegacyBuilding a Strong Foundation

When M. B. Kahn first began, our team knew it wasn’t just our buildings’ foundations that needed to be strong—our company’s did as well. We’ve made sure to create a company we can be proud of at every turn. Since 1927, we’ve been in continuous operation and have grown to national recognition as one of the country’s leading contracting, design-build, and construction management firms.

What People Are Saying

M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. repeatedly demonstrated their competence and professionalism by their project coordination, leadership, quality control, and general acumen of construction procedures.

- John H. Bryce, Owner Representative and President of Bryce Brothers, Inc., Hilton Garden Inn Northeast