Rockville, MD – James G. Davis Construction (DAVIS), a leading general contractor in the Washington, DC area, was recently ranked as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work in 2014 by the Washington Business Journal. DAVIS Construction is the top ranked general contractor in the Large Companies category, and has been named to the Best Places to Work list for eight consecutive years.

“Our people are DAVIS’ greatest asset. They are the foundation of our continued success, and the heart of what makes DAVIS an industry leader,” said Jim Davis, President and CEO. “Every day I am inspired by the passion, integrity and expertise that our employees demonstrate.”

Employees evaluated the company in an anonymous online survey conducted by a third party research affiliate of the Washington Business Journal. Aspects in which employees rated DAVIS Construction the highest included trust in senior leadership, manager and team effectiveness, employee perception of benefits and alignment with company goals.

“DAVIS is successful because of our people, so we make significant investments in recruiting, hiring, training, and rewarding them,” said Kathy O’Grady, Director of Human Resources. “While areas like our first-class benefits package are what attract and retain our employees, it’s the supportive and inclusive culture that keeps them engaged.”

In a corporate social media campaign called #DoWhatYouLove on the company’s Facebook and Twitter, employees tell all about why they love working at DAVIS. Comments ranged from the more traditional to the quirky: “I have support from leadership”; “There’s lifelong learning at DAVIS”; “Coworkers are like family here (the kind you like);” “Casual Fridays” and “6am DAVIS basketball games.” One employee’s dog even had a voice: “My mommy brings me to work.”

To learn more about why employees agree DAVIS is a great place to work, click here to watch the video.


Founded in 1966, DAVIS serves as a general contractor, construction manager, and design-build partner for base buildings, renovations, residential, sustainable and interior construction in the Washington, DC area. Consistently ranked as an industry leader both nationally and locally, DAVIS was most recently recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the area’s “Best Places to Work” for the eighth consecutive year.

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