How he built one of the Charlotte area’s fastest-growing Black-owned businesses

PUBLICATION: CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL | AUTHOUR: ASHLEY FAHEY Gene Harris remembers sitting in a Ballantyne-area Panera Bread with Tino McFarland a decade ago. There, McFarland shared a detailed vision of a commercial construction company he wanted to build. It was a business plan McFarland had written while working in Indianapolis, where he started his career in construction. He revisited those original plans amid the global financial crisis after a job took him to Charlotte in the late…

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For Tino McFarland, entrepreneurship was always the path; construction was the gateway

PUBLICATION: QCITY METRO AUTHOR: DANTE MILLER McFarland Construction opened shop following the Great Recession. It marks its 10th anniversary during a global pandemic. At 34, Tino McFarland started McFarland Construction in the third bedroom of his Charlotte townhome. It was 2010, not more than a year after the Great Recession, and according to McFarland, there wasn’t a lot of work going on for the new construction firm. Ten years later, the Charlotte-headquartered company is marking…

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