About Us

About Us

Atlantic Corporate Contracting was founded by Mike Higgins in 2015 after 36 years of working throughout the southeastern United States. With a strong local presence and deep roots in the Triangle, Mike thought it was time that a “true general contractor” was needed to provide services for the Raleigh-Durham market.

In just a short time, ACC has become known for superior project management and field supervision, best-in-class standards, and excellent attention to detail. Our expertise runs deep in pre-construction, project planning, and the timely and professional execution of the construction process in recreational, commercial office, and mixed-use developments.

Our clients love that they can count on ACC for any project because no matter how big or small the budget and scope, ACC’s spirit of professionalism and teamwork gets it done right the first time.

Our Team

Mike Higgins

Mike Higgins

President

Born and raised in North Carolina to a family of builders, Mike has spent his life in the construction industry. As president of ACC, Mike enjoys helping clients develop a fresh approach to their construction projects and thinks outside the box. He is the contractor you always want on your side because your job will get done right the first time. Mike enjoys offshore fishing, NC State sports, Durham Bulls Baseball, and spending time with his wife, Janet, and dogs, Maggie and Hammer.

Billy Higgins

Billy Higgins

Superintendent

Building upon a successful career of over 30 years of industry experience, Billy offers a wealth of expertise to his role as a superintendent. A seasoned and equipped leader, Billy is responsible for communication, coordination, and safety on the jobsite, ensuring the successful and on-time completion of each project. Billy is a true problem solver and has a hands-on approach to his projects. Billy lives in the Triad with his wife, Kim, and two children. He enjoys fishing, golf, NC State sports, and NASCAR.

Chad Phillips

Chad Phillips

Superintendent

With several decades of construction in his toolbox, Chad is always excited to help create new spaces for clients and provide quality workmanship along the way.  As superintendent, Chad is responsible for directing the planning, coordination, and execution of work on time, within budget and maintaining a safe workplace.  Outside of work, Chad enjoys spending time with family and training his dogs.

Javier Portales

Javier Portales

Superintendent

A dedicated bilingual superintendent, Javier brings a wealth of hands-on knowledge and field experience to ACC and our clients. Javier has enjoyed working alongside Mike for 20 years in the Triangle market and is skilled at managing diverse labor forces and complex projects. Javier ensures every project element meets ACC's high standards of construction excellence. Javier lives in Durham, is a father to three, and enjoys spending his free time with them.

Tanner Morrison

Tanner Morrison

Assistant Superintendent

Tanner is a performance driven, outgoing Assistant Superintendent with proven ability to achieve and exceed project goals.  Tanner strives to keenly identify and understand the client’s crucial project requirements and translate them into practical and achievable terms.  Outside of work Tanner enjoys spending time with family and exploring all things Durham.

Kim Higgins

Kim Higgins

Administrative Coordinator

Kim has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Guilford College. She is also a licensed NC Real Estate Broker and NC Certified Paralegal. Prior to joining ACC, Kim worked in the non-profit field developing, constructing, and managing affordable housing for individuals with developmental disabilities. In her free time Kim enjoys listening to music, interior decorating, and spending time with her husband and two teenage children.

Mark Higgins

Mark Higgins

Operations Manager

Mark has over 40 years’ of experience in the construction industry. He has worked from his early years in the field to operations manager with a personal goal to make every team he is on successful. Mark brings a depth of understanding and knowledge that sets him apart from the Pack. His ability to build projects, in his mind from ground up before ever starting on-site, provide a level of preconstruction, constructability, logistics and safety that makes every project he oversees a success for his clients and teams. He will supervise, coordinate and direct construction activities for Atlantic Corporate Contracting projects, while focusing on Client requirements and goals for each project. Mark does find time to spend with his lovely wife Donna and his 2 daughters Madison and Hanna.

John Lambert

John Lambert

Project Manager

John has 11 years of Construction Experience. Since graduating from NC State in 2007, John has Co-Owned R&L Construction of Mount Airy. John has worked on various mill renovation projects throughout North Carolina and understands both the development and construction of historic properties. Through these projects, he has built relationships with Preservation North Carolina staff.

Gail Adams

Gail Adams

Corporate Controller

Gail has 53 years of experience in the construction industry, starting with McDevitt & Street in May of 1966. The company, after the Owner, Robert Street, passed away, was sold to Bovis in 1990 and then later to Lend Lease 1999. During her 53 years, has held a variety of different positions that would align with the growth of the company. Some of this growth allowed Gail to be involved in the development of new procedures that would assist the company in their growth and the control of that growth.