Office and 24/7 Emergency Line

910.485.6738 / 919.803.6242


Highland has been providing quality Restoration and Renovation services in southeastern North Carolina since 1981. If you have damage to your property from fire, water, wind, storm, or vandalism, Highland Construction and Restoration is Here To Help

Locally owned and operated since 1981, Highland Construction and Restoration provides award-winning restoration, renovation, and repair services for home and business owners across southeastern North Carolina.

Our founders, Margaret and Gary Strickland Sr., have inspired us to not simply offer services to people but to serve people. We relate to stories of loss because we ourselves have experienced loss. In 1981, the Strickland family’s home caught fire. At that time, there was no restoration industry as we know it today. So when the Stricklands’ insurance company wrote an estimate for the repairs, Mr. Strickland took on the project himself. His management skills greatly impressed the insurance adjuster, who asked Mr. Strickland if he’d take on another insurance repair job… and then another, and another. 

This went on until Highland developed a reputation as one of the top renovation contractors in southeastern North Carolina. As the years went by, the Stricklands’ business expanded to include their son Kenny Strickland and brother Gary Strickland II.

Highland is now a licensed and certified construction and restoration company, for residential and commercial properties alike, with offices in Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Raleigh.

What Makes Highland Stand out

From your first consultation to the final walkthrough, your experience matters to us! Empathy is what sets us apart from other contractors. Because we know what it’s like to be in your shoes, we know exactly what you need in a contractor. You need a team that:


Is dependable, honest, and caring


Comprised of well-experienced, highly qualified experts


Gets the job done right, on time the first time


Works tirelessly with a good attitude


Treats your establishment with the same care and respect you do

We consider it a privilege to do and be all of the above. Highland has 60+ staff members, each one dedicated to working hard, delivering results, and “making your damage disappear.

Schedule Your free consultation

Why Our clients choose us

It takes something exceptional to stand out in this industry, but for nearly 40 years Highland has been doing just that. We have received numerous awards and recognition such as “The Golden Hammer Award for Exemplary Performance and Dedication” (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017). The Golden Hammer Award is given to the top 200 contractors out of 4,500 nationwide based on Performance Objective Monitoring System (POMS) scores. This system measures how quickly contractors complete key aspects of restoration projects. Highland consistently ranks in the top 10 in our three-state district for emergency response, estimate upload times, and time and process.


Fire, Smoke, Water, Storm, & Crime Scene Damage Repair


24-Hour Emergency Service


Full-service Restoration & Renovation


Residential & Commercial Construction


Content Inventory, Cleaning & Storage


EPA Certified Renovator- "Lead Safe"


NC Licensed General Contractor


Direct distributor of cabinets & flooring

Certifications & Memberships

Highland is certified by the Institute for Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for the following services.

  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Water Damage Restoration
  • Fire and Smoke Restoration
  • Odor Control
  • Applied Structural Drying
  • House Cleaning Technician

Highland is a Lead Based Paint Certified Renovation Firm by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

Highland is a proud member of the Restoration Industry Association (RIA), the Homebuilders Association of Fayetteville, the Greater Fayetteville Apartment Association, the Wilmington Apartment Association, the Triangle Apartment Association, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, the Garner Chamber of Commerce, and the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce.

Restoration & Renovation Experts

If you have damage to your property or are looking for a renovation, Highland Construction and Restoration is here to help.