Davis Brothers Construction Company, Inc. (DBCC), a family owned and operated firm, is one of the oldest construction companies of any profile located in Virginia, presenting over 100 years of continuous and exceptional service.  DBCC has an established record of quality, integrity and superior performance in projects.  Utilizing modern equipment and the latest principles in employee management, DBCC offers its clients the highest available standard of quality and cost control techniques.  Davis Brothers Construction Company, Inc. maintains a unique and experienced position in meeting the construction needs of its clients.

Davis Brothers Construction Company, Inc., founded in 1908 and incorporated in 1968, is proud of its history and excited about its future.  The tradition of family management and operation spans four generations of the Davis family.  Its founder, Thornton Davis, began Davis Brothers with a focus on building new homes in the Richmond area.  His vision and commitment was to provide extraordinary building construction services.  Thornton Davis was successful in maintaining the family business through World War I and the depression of the 1920’s and 30’s.  Many examples of this early work are still visible in Richmond’s West End and North Side neighborhoods.


Following Thornton Davis, the company was led by his son, Melvin Davis.   Melvin Davis continued the commitment to excellence and provided more than sixty years of leadership to the company.  His commitment to excellence and growth in business was evident through community service as well as his business leadership.  Melvin Davis was one of the original founders of the Metropolitan Business League.   During his tenure, DBCC branched out into the religious and commercial markets.  Building on its record of excellence in service and reputation, the company secured government contacts including work on the Virginia State Capital and Richmond’s (then) Byrd Airport.


Langston R. Davis succeeded his father as President of DBCC.  Under Langston Davis Sr. 50 years with the company, certain milestones have been achieved that have anchored Davis Brothers in the community as one of the area’s premier construction company.  Under his leadership, 90% of DBCC current work is generated from repeat clients.  Clients who have experience, and wish to continue a successful relationship with our company.  DBCC has expanded its foot print to include offices and projects in Virgina, North Virginia, Washington, D.C., North Carolina,  and Atlanta, Georgia.  The Company has more than 15 full time and hourly employees.  The fourth generation of the Davis family is actively involved in the company.  DBCC specializes in new design as well as renovations, repair and rehabilitating of existing structures.  Project types to include retail facilities, corporate/financial institutions, commercial office buildings, warehouse/industrial facilities, residential communities, educational facilities, medical facilities, military installations and religious facilities.  DBCC has earned acclaim for the successful completion of all projects being delivered on time and with in budget.

Davis Brothers Construction Company, Inc. and its leaders have accumulated an impressive record of achievements to include:

  • DBCC was the first contractor in America admitted to the Federal Government A-8 program and is today one of the largest minority building contractors in the region.
  • Metropolitan Business League – Contractor of the Year.
  • Associated General Contractors of America – Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Award
  • Metropolitan Business League – Minority Business Honor Roll
  • Recognized by Black Enterprise Magazine as one of the “Top 100 Black Businesses in America”
  • Richmond Council for Minority Business Development Proudly Presents – Minority Construction Firm of the Year Award
  • Metropolitan Business League – Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Dedicated to Design/Build Quality that has brought our company National Awards and Recognition among professionalorganizations

Davis Brothers Construction Co. Inc. was also recognized by Philip Morris Corporation with its Quest for Success Award as well as with awards from Richmond Public Schools, Associated General Contractors and the Richmond Urban League.

DBCC‘s services are strengthened by our pre-construction methods.  The seamless transition from design through to the actual start of construction allows us to control time and cost within the budgetary and schedule parameters.  It is this total integration from planning to implementation that best underscores the value that DBCC contributes to the project team.  Davis Brothers Construction Company, Inc. offers you one of the most experienced teams and the best value for your project