Commercial Builder, Residential Home Builder, Remodeling and Construction Specialists

Commercial Construction, Residential Home Remodeling and Construction in New Bern and Surrounding Areas since 2006

Commercial Construction & Remodeling

We build commercial facilities from ground-up, upfit or remodel existing buildings in Craven, Carteret and Pamlico counties.

Residential Construction & Remodeling

As a residential home builder we take pride in offering the highest quality construction and superior customer satisfaction.

Why Bruin Builders?

Experience. Quality. Service.

We specialize in commercial construction projects and work closely with the owners and developers to maximize construction dollars and minimize operational expenses. We work collaboratively with designers to deliver the project on budget.

When we talk to people about the possibility of working on a commercial project, building a new home, or renovating an existing home, the concerns are the same. Can we get a quality builder who can deliver a project on-time for a reasonable budget? The answer is yes!

At Bruin Builders we take pride in what we do and are driven to exceed your expectations. We have been in the industry for a long time and unlike many builders out there, we have experience in a many areas of construction including:

  • preconstruction
  • design
  • permitting
  • supply purchases
  • building codes adherence
  • construction management
  • zoning regulations
  • detailed bids
  • remodeling and renovation
  • ground-up construction

Testimonials from

Happy Customers

Our veterinary hospital was building a new 13,000 sq. ft. facility and were fortunate enough to select Bruin Builders, LLC for the project. We selected Bruin because we felt their owner, Lee Hiner, gave us an honest, straightforward proposal and came across as someone who would personally back the work of his company. We were not disappointed, throughout the project we experienced excellent communication from everyone at Bruin Builders and always got an honest answer to any questions we had. Lee, his project managers, David and Brandon, and the rest of the Bruin Builders team was professional, hard-working, and most importantly accessible and responsive. Bruin Builders finished our building on schedule and on budget despite battling unfavorable weather conditions for a good portion of the project. Lee, David, and Brandon always worked with us to make sure we were satisfied with the progress of the facility and were extremely responsive to any questions or concerns that we had during the process. The finished product has been excellent and we are all very impressed not only with the professionalism of the Bruin Builders team but also the quality of construction and work they put into our facility. It definitely shows that Lee and the team at Bruin Builders take a lot of pride in everything they do. I would recommend Bruin Builders, LLC as my first and only choice for any construction project in Eastern North Carolina.

David HightowerPractice Manager, Craven Animal Hospital

Lee Hiner of Bruin Builders was selected to be the General Contractor to build our new Town Hall. He and his staff did an excellent job and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a competent General Contractor.

Chuck TysonTrent Woods Mayor

My wife Joy and I initiated discussions with Bruin Builders early in 2006. We bought an attractive water front property on a private lane in River Bluffs. After getting setback requirements, we developed several home designs from internet sources and consulted with Bruin on optimizing the views and property value. Bruin pointed us to a local architect who finalized plans in conjunction with Bruin at a very affordable rate. In late 2006 and early 2007 Bruin formalized a contract and building commenced in March 2007.

During construction we resided in New Jersey. Lee maintained a constant dialog over the eight months of construction via phone, email and the internet pictures. The suppliers they selected were top notch and made decision making on our part painless. As a result we only took three trips to view progress before closing.

We are thrilled with the results. The entire process was beyond our expectations. The quality of workmanship was superb and we thoroughly enjoyed our relationship with our builders.

We strongly recommend Bruin Builders. Our home design was complex and their grasp of detail was outstanding backed up by their ability to readily communicate. Our great relationship continues to this day.

John and Joy KurtzRiver Bluffs, NC

I recently moved into my home constructed by Bruin Builders over the last six months or so. I worked in Washington DC and wanted to retire in New Bern which meant building from a distance.

This was the first time I had built a home and the process was a little intimidating, but the trust I developed with Bruin Builders made the process much easier. I was able to monitor progress through monthly visits and a web site the company created. Bruin Builders posted pictures regularly for me to view and kept in constant email and phone contact as building progressed .

I was very pleased with the honesty and integrity of Mr. Lee Hiner, and the quality of workmanship provided. As with the building of any home there were some minor glitches of what I had envisioned and expected and what was being built, but the company worked with me to make agreed to adjustments.

I am thoroughly satisfied that I have a home that is structurally sound in every way.  I highly recommend this company.

Donna R. WilgusNew Bern.NC

My husband and I recently employed Bruin Builders, LLC to remodel our condo on New Bern St. in Atlantic Beach. We are thrilled with the outcome. Their workmanship is quality. Every delivery person and installer (TV etc.) thought it was brand new construction. No detail was overlooked.

Lee leads a great team. Every time I called, he got right back to me. It was a pleasure working with them.

Furthermore, we have a restaurant that we are going to remodel soon. We are so pleased with the result of our condo, we are hiring them again.

V. Carole JonesAtlantic Beach, NC

Last fall, I contracted Bruin Builders to build a front porch, and a rear screened porch on my home. I accepted their bid, which was fair and reasonable .

They gave me a starting date and an estimated completion date, and we signed a contract. As promised, they began work on time, and completed the work promptly. Everything was done as contracted, and we were very pleased with the quality of their work. 

If I need future work done to my borne, I would choose Bruin Builders as my contractor. They have proven themselves to be honest, professional, and dependable in all of their business dealings.

Arnold C. HarrellTrent Woods, NC

Dear Lee,

It is a real pleasure for me to write this letter. I’ve been in sales and customer service my entire business career. So I know good service when I see it . And I have now seen it. I want to really acknowledge you and your entire team for a great job.

• You gave me a realistic quote and addressed all of the concerns I had for the construction of a screened porch.

• You started when you said you would and finished when you said you would.

• You stayed to the quote to the penny.

• Your construction team was a pleasure to work with — I felt like they were working on their very own home.

And most importantly, I am so very happy with the finished project. Any time you want a referral from a very particular customer with an eye to detail and price, please feel free to call on me. Since Gary Brown of BB&T referred me to you, I am also sending a copy to him so that be knows to send more work your way.

Donna AngeNew Bern, NC

In 2006, Bruin Builders completed a significant addition and remodeling job to our home in Pamlico County. Throughout the project I found them to be very accommodating and patient with us and helped us a great deal with making our ideas become reality.

They helped design the new addition’s exterior elevation, installed custom flooring throughout the entire house and completely replaced the exterior siding with cedar shakes. Like many people remodeling an existing home, we were somewhat picky and had high expectations.

At the conclusion of the project, my wife and I were completely satisfied with the outcome. We would recommend Bruin Builders to anyone interested in building a home.

Keith LeflerCharlotte, NC