McKinley Building Corporation has served the Greater Southeastern area of North Carolina since 1992 and has earned a stellar reputation for dependable, quality construction on over 360 projects across a wide variety of Commercial Buildings from Industrial Warehouse and Flex Spaces, to Class A Office Buildings, Retail Shopping Centers, Multifamily Projects, and Tenant Upfits.

We have earned our reputation by building on a strong foundation of our Core Values that we always put FIRST.  These guiding principles are Faith & Family, Integrity, Relationships, Service to Others, and Teamwork.  McKinley Building’s greatest assets are our people and the relationships we form with our clients, many of whom are repeat customers.  From initial design through completion of a project, our customers enjoy a close partnership with a single primary point of contact to ensure that their project is a success – finishing on time, on budget, and with the highest quality possible.

Ensuring quality is our primary objective and quality, value, and attention to detail are the foundation of our business philosophy.


After graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Civil Engineering, Ken Dull moved to Wilmington in 1987 to work for a commercial contractor. He started McKinley Building Corporation in 1992 and McKinley Building has been providing quality commercial construction ever since. This is made possible by its highly qualified staff and the use of only the finest subcontractors and suppliers. Among the qualified staff, is a registered Civil Engineer, a professional land use planner, CPA, Former Commercial Real Estate Lender and one of the most knowledgeable teams of construction supervisors and craftsmen in the industry.

Vision, Mission, Values

Our Vision is to help build our community into the best place it can be to live and work.

Our Mission is to build best in class structures, while impressing our clients with the best experience possible, and to build enduring friendships with those we work with along the way.

Core Values.  We put our values FIRST:  

  • Faith & Family:  We place our faith in God, operate on Judeo / Christian principles, and believe in strong family values.
  • Integrity:  Do the right thing always; regardless of who is watching or not.
  • Relationships:  We value our employees, clients, subcontractors, design partners, and vendors who are all vital to what we do every day.
  • Service to Others:  Giving back to our communities to make them a great place to live, work, and raise a family.
  • Teamwork:  It takes a team to do what we do and we appreciate everyone’s individuality, value their opinions, support each other, listen to each other, and trust each other.

Meet Our Leadership

McKinley “Ken” Dull


Mckinley “Ken” Dull is President of McKinley Building Corporation. Since founding Mckinley in 1992, Ken has grown the company to become Wilmington’s leading, locally-owned, commercial builder with over 320 projects to date.

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Chad Hodges

Chief Operating Officer

Chad is the Chief Operating Officer of McKinley Building Corporation. His duties include overseeing operational policies and procedures, managing daily operations of McKinley Building on current and future projects, ensuring compliance on a company, state, and federal level, and driving sustainable growth.

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Andrew Cooke

Business Development Officer

Andrew is our expert in all things financial and new business-related. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Andrew brought his 12 years of commercial banking experience and two years of focus on commercial real estate to McKinley as our business development officer.

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Stephen Nunn

Senior Project Manager

Stephen Nunn has claimed the title of Project Manager at McKinley since 2016. Stephen holds a bachelor of science in industrial technology with a concentration in Construction Management and a minor in Business from Appalachian State University.

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Keri Grant


Keri is McKinley’s controller with more than 25 years of experience in both public and private accounting. With her bachelor of business administration in accounting and CPA, Keri feels that her expertise is in keeping track of the finances and QuickBooks.

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Walter Raymond Avery, Jr. (Pete)

Vice President, Administration

Pete Avery is McKinley’s Vice President of Administration and has been with the company since April of 2004. After graduating from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in urban and regional planning and a Master’s in Public Administration, he gained experience in several positions.

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