Jim Davis

Jim Davis

President + CEO

His name may be on the door, but he is first and foremost an exceptional leader and team player — always quick to give credit for a job well done.

As President and CEO since 1988, Jim is truly the heart of the company, and views each and every person at DAVIS as family. For over 30 years, his foresight, intelligence, and genuine passion have helped transform a small family business into a nationally recognized construction leader. Jim’s pride in the company’s reputation for honesty and integrity is absolute; a reputation supported by the belief that corporate responsibility extends well beyond the bottom line. He consistently demonstrates this by his commitment to improving the quality of life for all employees and their families, as well as the community where we live and work through his involvement with the National Building Museum, Samaritan Inns, and the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation. 

Jim strategically oversees operations and key project development, exemplifying teamwork, and his commitment to quality and excellence in service. As a fourth generation construction industry leader, Jim reflects the principles of hard work and innovation in everything he does. His well-honed instincts are invaluable, and his experience and perspective are essential as the company moves forward. His pride in continuing the good work his father began is abundantly clear and inspirational to all who work at DAVIS.

Virginia Tech, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering – 1980

Jim’s career began at 16, working as a DAVIS laborer. It was on the jobsite that he cemented his passion for building structures and relationships, and from that point on Jim was hooked. To this day his open and honest interaction with everyone he comes in contact with is the cornerstone of DAVIS’ culture — and why we are known as the client’s contractor.