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Celebrating its 31st year in the real estate development and construction business, Rogers & Associates, Inc. was begun in 1978 by David Rogers.
Prior to forming his own company, he worked for one of the nation’s leading developers. At the age of 26, David Rogers was the project/construction
manager for Crow, Carter & Associates in overseeing one of Charlotte’s greatest urban renewal achievements. As the owner’s representative for
development, construction, leasing and management, Rogers completed the 40-story NCNB Plaza Tower (now Bank of America Plaza) in eighteen
months. Following that he built the Radisson Hotel (now Omni) and appurtenant parking structures, the Overstreet Mall and the Charlotte Athletic Club.
Before leaving Crow, Carter, he built Charlotte’s twin in Nashville with Commerce Bank and Radisson and oversaw the headquarters of Southern States
in Richmond, Virginia and NCNB in downtown Greensboro, North Carolina.
Rogers, a licensed broker in North and South Carolina also holds an unlimited General Contractor’s License in both states. He quickly established
himself as Charlotte’s leading renovation and restoration developer and contractor. The awards from every type of jury in the fields of architecture,
construction and development bear out his unique ability. The recipient of numerous AIA Awards, Rogers was cited as Charlotte’s “Clean Builder” on
some nine projects, published in National magazines that included Architecture Record, Builder Magazine and Commercial Renovator. He was honored
in 1999 by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, SC Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism and the SC Department of Archives and History
for the A. Friedheim & Bros. Building in historic downtown Rock Hill. He was also recognized by the SC Board for Barrier Free Design.
Hired by the City of Rock Hill, South Carolina in 1993, the construction company oversaw the removal of the mall roof that covered the downtown historic
buildings on the City’s original Main Street. Replacing infrastructure and restoring storefronts and numerous buildings for others, Rogers purchased the
100-year-old Friedheim Building which became the cornerstone of the downtown revitalization effort. Now home to Wachovia Bank, it is the most stately
and grandiose of the City’s treasures. Four other buildings purchased and restored included the Kimbrell’s and Belk’s. City Plaza is occupied by the
City Club of Rock Hill, Wachovia Bank, and numerous office and retail tenants.
A true preservationist in every sense of the word, Rogers saw a dream come true when he completed the Grove Arcade in downtown Asheville in 2003.
As master developer for the Grove Public Foundation and Progress Energy, he oversaw his most challenging restoration yet. This imposing structure
stands on an entire city block and now hearkens back to the days of splendor and magnificence that is characteristic of this genre and particularly this
mountain town. With two lower floors reserved solely for crafts people and artisans, retailing and food establishments provide a steady flow of
customers and tourists. Office space, though limited to one floor, lies beneath three floors of luxury apartments with views of the Blue Ridge like no
other. The grove project received the 2003 Top Honor Award from AIA North Carolina, Carolinas Associated General Contractors best building project
2003 Pinnacle Award, U.S. Conference of Mayors first place for small cities 2003 City Livability Awards Program, Historic Preservation Foundation of NC
2004 outstanding achievement in preservation Gertrude S. Carraway Award and Construction Professionals Network of NC 2003 Renovation Award.
The Grove has been a catalyst for other downtown development in Asheville that Rogers & Associates was a part of as well as the project known as
Biltmore Village Condos located at the entrance to the Vanderbilt House.
Once slated for demolition, the former Georgian Mansion used for the chancellor’s residence at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was
relocated (the 420-ton brick structure was lifted from its foundation and rolled about 900 feet down Spring Garden Street) and renovated to house the
offices for admission and enrollment services for the University.
Committed to serving the client, dedicated to the preservation of history and eminently qualified to accomplish both has earned Rogers & Associates a
reputation synonymous with excellence.