City Grill

Brad CrottsBrad Crotts
DLR Group

There’s no shortage of optimism in Charlotte about future  construction. “The skyline is scattered with cranes in all four wards of uptown Charlotte,” says Crotts. For 2020, Crotts says, “Forecasts for construction activity in the Queen City as well as the region, including upstate South Carolina, do not show signs of a substantial slowdown” thanks to a “strong backlog” of both private- and public-sector projects. “Optimism is high that 2020 will continue to provide the industry with the opportunity to hire qualified professionals to tackle the demand.”

Firm in Focus

DLR Group
121 West Trade St., Charlotte
Southeast Region Leader: Andy Anderson
Employees: 1200
Founded: 1966
Revival: The firm is designing the restoration of Charlotte’s Carolina Theatre. The project will include a transformation of the 950-seat audience chamber, a two-story lobby and two floors of office space.