The Trusted Name in Construction Since 1860


We believe that…

  • Every client deserves our full attention and our best work.
  • We can and must add value to every project.
  • Solutions are best when arrived at through teamwork
  • The subs, suppliers and associates we depend upon deserve our respect.
  • High ethical standards in all relationships and decisions are the basis of real success.
  • Merit Shop (non-union) competition creates a resilient free enterprise system.
  • and We Believe… That America will recover through the leadership, ingenuity and commitment of the Business Sector.

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Minghini's General Contractors Inc. was established in 1860 to serve the commercial construction needs of customers in the Baltimore/Washington Corridor. Since 1988  the firm has been owned and operated by General Contractor Craig Collis and his partner and wife, Berniece Collis. During these two plus decades, Minghini's has grown in reputation and size, but it continues to retain its founding business philosophy dictated by the Golden Rule in serving cutomers and dealing ethically in all of its business tranactions. Moreover the company's ardent focus on providing value-added consulting and impeccable craftsmanship has resulted in a loyal clientele not to mention a number of professional awards from the Associated Buiiders and Contractors of Cumberland Valley, the leading Industry trade association serving this region. Additionally, in recent years Minghini's has garnered the "People's Choice Award as Top Contractor in the Eastern Panhandle in four annual polls conducted by the Martinsburg Journal Newspaper

As you will see from perusing this website, Minghini's offers its customers a turn-key solution in the construction of new buldings, remodeling of existing faclities and handling of ADA and adaptive-reuse retrofits for business, industrial, government, service, religious, professional, and retail customers — primarily in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. We encourage you to get to know Minghini's qualifications and achievements by exploring this quick overview of  its projects, customers, news and promotion. We sincerely invite you to contact Minghini's if you have any construction questions or projects to discuss. The management and crew at Minghini's General Contractors look forward to being of service to you now or in the future.

State Journal Article 3/08

Celebrating 25 Years of Construction Excellence!

On the occasion of our 25th year of ownership of Minghini's General Contractors, we would like to thank our staff, customers, subs, suppliers, professional associates,  and business and industry associations, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Associated Builders and Contractors for their support. Our growth is partially a reflection of building many excellent relationships over the past two decades.

Thank You for your interest in Minghini's. We look forward to knowing you and would like to extend our turnkey commercial construction services… from planning and estimating to construction and post-construction maintenance… to you.

Our relationships with clients tend to be deep as well as long. We are honored by this level of trust. Take a moment to get to know us through this Internet introduction, but please don't stop here. Send us an email or give us a call, so that we can talk in person about your needs.


Craig & Berniece Collis

WV License: WV000056

Minghini's has served this region for close to 140 years. The Collis family has been involved in the company for two generations and purchased the company in 1988.

Minghini's is licensed in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. Minghini's bonding covers multi-million dollar projects. The company and its management are involved in numerous business, service and professional associations

  • Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Martinsburg / Berkeley Co. Chamber of Commerce
  • West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Club of Martinsburg
  • U.S. Green Building Council Member


Members of Minghini's management also serve on the board of directors of the Shawnee Girl Scout Council and other prominent local organizations.

Minghini's Wins Martinsburg Journal Readers' Choice Award for Best Commercial Contractor for 7th Year in a Row!


Minghini's VP Chosen "Woman of Distinction" by GSCNC

The 2011 Women of Distinction:

Berniece Collis – Vice President, Minghini's General Contractors, Inc.

Berniece has been a community leader in Martinsburg, WV for many years. She began her career as an educator, teaching special education. A successful businesswoman and mentor, Berniece is the Vice President of Minghini's General Contractors, Inc, she dedicates her time and talents to many organizations. She is the former President of Girl Scouts of Shawnee, and currently serves on the board of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital. She is a member of the MVB Bank Board of Directors, Martinsburg Rotary Club and was the first woman recognized by the Chamber for the Leslie Golliday Business Person of the Year Award. Her work has impacted not only her community, but the lives of her peers as well.

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Minghini's Welcomes Third Generation into Business

Minghini's General Contractors, Inc. of Martinsburg, WV has achieved a corporate benchmark not to mention a family achievement for company owners Craig and Berniece Collis. The entry of their son Jacob Collis into the business as Project Manager marks the third generation Collis to join the commercial contractor's construction team.

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