Rockville, MD – Recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” for a record-breaking twelve consecutive years, nationally and locally ranked construction leader James G. Davis Construction Corporation (DAVIS) announced eleven promotions today. The newest round of promotions recognizes leadership in operations and preconstruction/estimating expertise.

CEO and President Jim Davis said, “At DAVIS, we’re invested in our employees’ growth, both personally and professionally. These recent promotions are a true reflection of this philosophy, while at the same time strengthen the management of our teams and performance on our projects.”

Three previous Project Executives have been named Directors: Chris Hartzler, Steve Hawryluk and Meghan Ulrich. As leaders for their respective market sectors, they are responsible for the strategic development of business plans and corporate initiatives. In addition to being actively involved throughout the entire construction process, from project procurement to completion, these Directors will also streamline the engagement of corporate resources during all phases of a project.

• Chris Hartzler – Director, Education
• Steve Hawryluk – Director, Base Building
• Meghan Ulrich, LEED AP BD+C – Director, Base Building

In a move to further develop the Integrated Marketing + Development group, previous Preconstruction and Estimating Senior Managers, Bennie Kovach and Gail White, have been promoted to Executive titles respectively. These newly created roles will expand responsibilities to include a focus on staff development and mentoring, development of best practices to ensure consistency and building relationships with key external business partners.

• Bennie Kovach – Preconstruction Executive
• Gail White – Estimating Executive


• Kenneth Cruz – Estimating + Preconstruction Engineer
• Anthony Maffei – Project Engineer
• Bruce Overbay – Project Accountant
• Ghansham Persaud – Senior Helpdesk Technician
• Korey Price – Estimating Manager
• Daniel Ressler, LEED AP BD+C – Senior Project Manager

DAVIS Construction is the largest general contractor that solely serves the Washington region, building nearly one billion worth of construction a year; including some of the region’s most complex and notable projects, across 10 diverse market sectors. Current employment opportunities can be found at

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