About Us

In The Beginning...

Norris Building Company was founded in 1977 as a partnership by Paul E. “Chip” Norris, Jr. and his wife, Patricia “Tricia” Norris. Chip worked out of his home office and pick-up truck; estimating and attending to the miscellaneous paperwork at night while acting as a laborer, carpenter, concrete finisher and superintendent during the day.  Tricia paid the bills and did the book keeping at night after teaching school during the day.

In 1979, the company became incorporated in the state of Alabama and relocated its office to downtown Montgomery.  In the beginning, our scope of work focused on small residential projects.  By 1980 we shifted our concentration to larger commercial and light industrial work ranging from renovations to brand new construction.  By 1984, the company had outgrown it’s office yet again, and relocated to east Montgomery off the Troy Highway to an office facility with an attached warehouse and two detached covered sheds to house our fleet of dump trucks and heavy equipment.

Our company has built several large custom homes in the past, but we prefer to concentrate on commercial construction. We regularly participate in the local competitive bid market and negotiate approximately 50% of our projects. Many of these negotiated projects are with repeat customers, and we are proud to continue these relationships.

Norris Building Company, Inc. performs most of its business in the tri-county area surrounding Montgomery, Alabama, but we have ventured as far as Dothan, Troy, and Huntsville for projects. We are a licensed general contractor in the state of Alabama with an unlimited bid classification.

who we are

Chip Norris


After graduating from Auburn University with a degree in Building Science in 1973, Chip went to work for a local contractor as an estimator/project manager for four years. In 1977 he founded Norris Building Company. Today, he is in charge of daily field operations, estimating, and project management. In his spare time, Chip is an outdoor enthusiast; enjoying hunting, fishing, and anything to do with outdoor activities.
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brad norris

Secretary / Treasurer

Brad was hired on at the newly-started Norris Building Company as a summer employee, and worked for four consecutive summers while attending college. Attended the University of Alabama, Auburn University and Auburn University Montgomery. Graduated in 1984 as a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Previously worked for Durr-Fillauer Medical, Inc. for seven years prior to re-joining Norris Building Company in 1987 as Secretary-Treasurer and office manager. He also performs estimating and project management. Brad is active in his church and Rotary Club. He enjoys outdoor activities, reading and traveling.

trey norris

vice President

Trey worked for Norris Building Company as a laborer/carpenter during summers while in high school and college. After graduating from Auburn University in 2000 with a degree in Business Administration, Trey joined Norris Building Company in 2001 as an estimator and project manager. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends.

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wade norris

vice President

Wade also spent his summer months of high school and college working at Norris Building Company.  After graduation from Auburn University in 2004 with a degree in Building Science, Wade and his wife moved to Orlando, FL where he enjoyed spending 7 years working as a project manager for McCorkle Construction Company. In 2011, Wade and his family moved back to Montgomery where he joined the family business. Wade and his wife, Lauren, have 3 girls. Wade enjoys hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends.

Our vision

“Developing client relationships for repeat business is where we have built our foundation. When doing business in central Alabama, primarily in the Montgomery River Region, reputation means everything. We constantly strive for perfection with every project we undertake, large or small, meaning we want to complete each project ahead of schedule, under budget, and most importantly with 100% client satisfaction.” – Chip Norris