Our Firm

Davis General Contracting builds the finest residences in the world. We have been building in Palm Beach and ocean front communities to the north and south over thirty years. We concentrate all of our efforts to make the construction experience a seamless and convenient process for our clients. Davis General Contracting provides cost effective and expeditious solutions to meet the challenges of building intricately detailed contemporary and traditional residences employing state of the art designs, methods and materials.

In over three decades of building in the area we have established relationships with state and local building inspectors and are thoroughly versed in zoning issues, building codes, environmental issues, hurricane building techniques and climate conditions specific to the Palm Beach area. Years of knowledge and experience allow us to resolve problems quickly and professionally.

Davis General Contracting has worked with world renowned architects and interior designers, including Mark Ferguson, Tom Kirchhoff, Bunny Williams, Mario Nievera, Peter Marino, Tony Ingrao, Robert Couturier, Jeffery Smith, Allan Shope, Harold Smith, Keith Williams, Daniel Kahan, Markham Roberts, David Kleinberg, Francios-Joseph Graf, John Murray, Richard Sammons, William Hodgins, among others. We believe in a “team approach” method, working closely with project professionals. We take great pride in implementing complex and intricate designs. Over the years, we have developed resources to provide unique and beautiful woods, stones, metals and hardware of the highest quality from suppliers all over the world to meet the special design and finish requirements of each project. Our projects have been published in numerous hardcover books and periodicals, including Architectural Digest, Town and Country, and House and Garden, Luxe, among many others. They have won numerous awards.

Hugh Davis

Hugh Davis

Hugh Davis graduated from Florida State University and began working in the construction industry as a concrete form carpenter and later a framing & trim carpenter on commercial and residential projects. In 1983 he started Davis General Contracting Corporation. Under his leadership, with the tireless efforts of his highly skilled and motivated team of carpenters and supervisors, built the company into the premier residential builder it is today. “I love the entire construction process. I am energized by the bright and creative people I meet and work with on every new project. I am always working to achieve the highest level of perfection in everything we do.” Hugh supervises operations of the business and is directly involved with every project Davis General Contracting builds.

Jake Furlott

Jake Furlott

Jake graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree from the Rinker School of Building Construction. His immediate exposure to historic restoration and bespoke design in Palm Beach has fueled a passion to build at the highest level. As a senior project manager, Jake is able to interface directly with our clients and architects to weave ideas and details into functional works of art. In addition to being an active member of the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, Jake is personally involved with all aspects of his projects from start to finish. He will continue beautifying the community through building the finest homes for many years to come.
Eric Van Bomel

Eric Van Bomel

Eric is a graduate of the University of Florida, M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Construction Management. Prior to joining Davis General Contracting Corp. in 2012, Eric managed the construction of luxury estate homes in the Vero Beach market. He has more than $90 million worth of residential construction to his credit. Eric began his career in the commercial industry, where he received formal training. His strong organizational and communication skills are a major asset to the company. “Everyone at Davis General Contracting has so much pride in what they do. It’s not just about building a beautiful home, but it’s also about making sure the building process is enjoyable for the client.” As Project Manager, Eric is the primary contact for his projects and oversees the entire construction process and his team from start to finish.
Chet Davis

Chet Davis

Chet has been involved in the construction industry from an early age and has worked in almost every aspect of the industry. Since graduating with a B.S. from the University of Florida, he has managed projects in the custom residential, marine, and commercial sectors, allowing him to gain intimate experience in everything from structural concrete and steel erection, to high end millwork installation. He brings a multifaceted approach to solving problems encountered during construction and diligently works to find creative solutions. “My favorite thing to see on a project is the merging of seemingly disparate materials and technologies, to become a truly one of a kind piece of art for the owner to enjoy.”
Chet Davis

Yanir Demri

Yanir graduated from the University of Florida’s School of Design, Construction, and Planning. Prior to joining Davis General Contracting Corporation, he started his career in New York City working on prestigious commercial construction projects such as 3 World Trade Center and Sony Headquarters.

Since joining the company, Yanir has successfully managed many one of a kind custom homes from start to finish. His attention to detail, organization, and dedication to quality construction have earned the trust and satisfaction of our clients.

Chet Davis

Catherine Davi

Catherine began in the construction industry upon graduating from Stetson University with a degree in Business Management. Palm Beach was her focus; initially answering telephones and growing into Project Management within the luxury residential market. Her passion for organization and the attention to detail on each home helps the entire team navigate the building process to ensure all information is provided in a timely, cohesive manner. With each Client’s request and the opportunity to make that happen is both challenging and rewarding.

Ethos

Davis General Contracting is a residential builder constructing and restoring houses over the past 30 years in Palm Beach, Lost Tree Village, Jupiter Island and neighboring ocean front communities. In our view, the most important component necessary in executing anything from a simple thought to a finished house is the environment and culture surrounding its creation. We understand the design process is a collaborative one between the Owner, Architect and Builder and is non-linear and often not easily mapped out. As such, we are quick to adapt and malleable in our approach to incorporating these ideas into the work as they develop at any point as the design process unfolds. This ensures these new and evolving ideas and details will be seamlessly integrated into the project. We create a culture for ideas to grow into constructible details.

The above process has become second nature to us. We simultaneously look at each detail as though through a microscope and from a 100,000 foot point of view to see how each component relates to the big picture. This multi-focus approach helps us completely understand the designs and intentions of the owner, architect, designers and engineers and further how to best incorporate them into the work. We carefully consider all facets of a design before we proceed with its construction, thereby ensuring it will perform as designed.

We invest our efforts in a select few of the best projects available to us at any given time, so we are able to provide intense personal involvement in all parts of the design and construction. We demand from ourselves full attention to each and every detail and idea throughout the process. We always arrive at the best possible product because we demand the best from ourselves. It’s our internal self-worth and unwavering passion for perfection that drives us forward.

DGCC dedicates a team solely to the construction of each house we build including a project manager, a superintendent and additional support personnel as required. Our involvement with every house we build becomes personal, and we find ourselves taking ownership and inspiring each person crafting the project to do the same. The most complex and difficult houses have been the most fun to build. Our personal involvement creates an “hour-glass” effect, funneling all ideas that come in from design professionals, the owner and us into a cohesive plan before sending it out to the craftsman actually performing the work. Each new decision relies on the previous ones so that everything becomes connected as the project comes together at its completion.

Importantly also, we look forward to the new people we get to collaborate with. Part of the reason we have become the builders we are is the high caliber of professionals we have had the privilege to work with and learn from. The exhilaration of the first planning sessions continues to inspire us. From getting to know everyone, to forming a new team, to meshing with these creative individuals and beginning to perform together, the stages of team development are always exciting. Knowing that our contributions are adding to the project’s success is wonderfully rewarding. We know we can make a project go smoother and finish better and faster. This is what we do, and we’re very good at it!

As a final thought, while we are competitive, we are likely not the cheapest contractor. If you are sick and in need of a doctor you will look for the best qualified doctor to help you, not the cheapest and least competent to chart your path back to health. When flying you certainly would not search out the cheapest paid and least experienced pilot for your plane. We always negotiate with all the project subcontractors and materials suppliers for the best price but not at the expense of poor quality and delays to the work.

I hope I have conveyed in words some sense of what motivates our work from the moment we become involved, I know we are better builders than I am a writer. I would like to thank you for bringing us into any project you have; we are already working on it.

Hugh Davis
Davis General Contracting Corporation

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