Nearen Construction


We are Nearen Construction Company. For 50 years now we have been building well. To us, building well is about more than just moving dirt or building a structure. It is about more than technical expertise and attention to detail. That part is a given. Building well is about trust and long term satisfaction. It is about experience. It is about relationships. It is about family. It is about Building Together. We are Nearen Construction company. We Build Together.

NEAREN CONSTRUCTION is an established construction company that was started in Cullman, Alabama. For over 50 years, Nearen Construction has provided planning, construction, construction management and design-build services for retail, commercial, institutional, and industrial clients.

Everything we do comes back to taking care of others—our subcontractors, our customers, and their buildings. This foundation gives us the stability to build and maintain long-term relationships with our clients while continuing to pursue our commitment to exceeding quality and service expectations.

James W. Nearen, 1965

Nearen Construction, 1965

At Nearen we not only believe in building but in building well. We do this by relying on our unique approach to the construction process, which has been bringing projects in on-time and on-budget—without excuses—for fifty years. This takes trust, flexibility, transparency, loyalty, and teamwork—qualities to which we are committed as a company.

Mr. Nearen’s philosophy was that you would always “work a little harder” for a friend.

In 1964, James W. Nearen founded Nearen Construction. His vision of a more personal approach to the construction business has created strong relationships with clients. Some of these have lasted for five decades, which has resulted in a higher industry standard of quality. Mr. Nearen’s philosophy was that you would always “work a little harder” for a friend.

Tommy Ross

In the early 1980’s, Thomas B. Ross became President of Nearen Construction. When Thomas became President, Nearen started constructing larger retail buildings and quickly became one of the Southeast’s top builders of retail space.

James W. Nearen, 1965

Nearen Construction Today

Nearen has maintained itself as one of the South’s premier builders of retail centers in 12 states and is constantly expanding their coverage area. Though retail centers have been our focus, Nearen has also built medical facilities, banks, schools, multi-level buildings and industrial centers, and is focused on growing in these areas. What has made Nearen successful is our people—good people. They have a passion for their business and the “Know-How” to get it done. In fact, the average length of employment for Nearen employees is 18 years. We believe that fostering our own community helps us better serve those outside of the Nearen family.