Most family businesses have humble beginnings. Unfortunately, most of them fail, too, within a short period of time.

But the history of Roper Brothers Inc., a general contractor in Fountain Inn, S.C., just outside Greenville, is one of those remarkable tales of a business that has grown into a great success over 35 years while also staying completely family-run.

(L-R): The Roper Brothers construction family is John, Elise, Jacob, Brandon, Bobby and David.

(L-R): The Roper Brothers construction family is John, Elise, Jacob, Brandon, Bobby and David.

David and John Roper founded the business in 1985 with the vision of serving the underground utility needs of Upstate South Carolina. Since then, thousands of feet of water and sewer mains have been installed by their company for municipal, industrial and private usage. Roper Brothers’ construction capabilities has grown to include turn-key site developments, building construction ranging from office space to metal buildings, boring, pipe bursting, effluents monitoring systems and pipe rehabilitation.

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