Dennis Cotter

Dennis Cotter


A man of contrasts — Dennis is extraordinarily focused, yet eminently approachable.

Dennis provides an incredible scope of construction experience, from effective preconstruction planning to implementation of construction methods. His focus includes strategic initiatives, as well as building and fostering client relationships. Dennis is a people person, and his value-driven business approach has led to steady organizational growth during his 30+ years at DAVIS. He’s a highly accomplished operations leader — and a pretty decent surfer.

Dennis brings together people from different trades, matching backgrounds and personalities to create a synergy that takes a project to a whole new level. He is highly regarded for his early commitment to developing a cohesive, company-wide strategy to make sustainability an everyday practice at DAVIS. This commitment, combined with an attentiveness to collaboration, creativity, and problem solving, have helped distinguish DAVIS as one of the region’s most innovative contractors.

George Mason University, Bachelor of Science in Public Administration – 1980

Dennis’ first project with DAVIS was actually as an electrical subcontractor on 1020 19th Street. He joined the DAVIS team not long after, and has been here ever since. Dennis’ focus on the importance of partnerships — from client and subcontractor to community — is the root of our Corporate Social Responsibility