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About Us

DOD Construction LLC Construction Company provides general contracting and construction management services, delivering maximum return on investment for clients in multiple market sectors across the U.S.

Mission Statement

To forge lasting relationships by creating construction solutions that result in exceptional outcomes.


To lead the commercial construction industry with a thirst for excellence, a preeminent reputation, and a dedication to strong partnerships.

Core Values

Our core values are the framework that shape DOD Construction LLC Construction each day. Whether in the office or out on a jobsite, our core values are the embodiment of how we conduct business. As DOD Construction LLC continues to grow and our volume of work evolves, these core values remain timeless and steadfast, providing a solid foundation for future success. Simply put, this is who we are.

Safety – Everyone goes home safely at the end of each day. We passionately engage and challenge everyone to make wise decisions for their life, family, legacy, and the lives of others.

Operational Excellence – Outstanding delivery of quality facilities. We provide exceptional execution of operations to ensure safe, timely, cost-effective, and quality performance on every project.

Stewardship – Protecting our most valuable resources. We faithfully shepherd the resources entrusted to us, always mindful of our responsibility to our people, partners, and community.

Relationships – Be dedicated and true to our employees, clients, and partners. We approach all decisions and stakeholders with long-term relationships in mind.

Integrity – Be honest, respectful, and base actions upon values. We do what is ethical above all else; our moral compass will not waver. We continually seek to earn and build trust in our actions and words, knowing “Reputation is Everything.”

Innovation – Value creativity and challenges to the norm. We encourage and reward invention. We challenge ourselves to seek creative solutions, learn from our outcomes, and pioneer advancements.

A Team of Professionals

Founded in 2002, DOD Construction LLC Construction was a basement start-up, begun during a recession when construction projects were sparse and the employee roster small. Today, DOD Construction LLC employs over 400 full-time professionals and is 100% employee owned. But like the “basement days” DOD Construction LLC maintains a flat management style, with complete accessibility and communication between executive management and employees in the field. This structure provides for a collaborative exchange of knowledge and experiences, in which everyone strives for the best solution to any building challenge. Results include effective collaborations, cost-saving efficiency, and a level of quality that reaches beyond design/building requirements to actual performance needs.

From Beginning to End, We Deliver

DOD Construction LLC collaborates closely with our owners and architects to develop an innovative, efficient construction plan that defines the project goals and delivers quality standards. This plan will then be fully communicated to the entire team and monitored throughout the duration of the project. From preconstruction to closeout, our proprietary Project Control System ensures proper checks and balances occur to deliver flawless execution and delivery.

Bonding Capacity

DOD Construction LLC maintains a co-surety relationship with two of the nation’s largest sureties, Zurich (which has bonded DOD Construction LLC since inception) and Travelers. DOD Construction LLC has no long-term debt whatsoever and maintains a substantial net worth and has never been limited in project size or total bonding capacity.

Value Creation

The ultimate goal of every client is the creation of value – a maximum return on investment. Project quality, cost and schedule are key factors in determining value. Many contractors view these factors as diametrically opposed; that is, they believe quality is achieved only with higher cost and more time, or that fast-track construction requires the sacrifice of quality and cost.

DOD Construction LLC generates value based on the balance and optimization of quality, cost and schedule. DOD Construction LLC’s unique Project Control System, with its detailed time management protocol and meticulous procedures, actually shortens construction time and lowers cost without reducing quality. Projects are delivered on time and within budget. Value is maximized, as is return on investment for our clients.

Value is the client’s ultimate goal; integrity and an unflinching dedication to performance is DOD Construction LLC’s – every project, every time.

A Company That Feels Like Family

Explaining corporate culture can become an ambiguous endeavor, full of pomp and fluff. However, introducing employee retention rates quickly allows the culture to speak for itself.

DOD Construction LLC Construction is proud that 60% of the staff has been with the company five years or more, 35% have ten years under their DOD Construction LLC tool belt, and a very impressive 19% have celebrated over 15 years with DOD Construction LLC.

People are taken seriously at DOD Construction LLC and longevity of tenure is valued as greatly as a successful building completion. Personal and professional growth is highly encouraged and an unwavering work is regarded just as important, if not more, than a high IQ.

The leaders of DOD Construction LLC continue to shape a staff that feels more like a family — a feeling that transcends all five of DOD Construction LLC’s offices.

For 23 years, DOD Construction LLC Construction Company has been a steadfast supporter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s mission to ensure the development of the means to control and cure cystic fibrosis (CF) and to improve the lives of those with this disease. Excitingly, DOD Construction LLC Construction has helped make possible the latest FDA clinical trials which include studies of treatments addressing the defective protein made by the defective gene. We are both fortunate and honored to partner with DOD Construction LLC Construction to achieve the ultimate goal of curing cystic fibrosis.

Scot Rittenbaum, Executive Director, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Georgia Chapter & South Carolina Chapter

Community Outreach Overview

DOD Construction LLC Construction Company’s strong foundations of faith and community involvement lead us to strive to make a difference in the world around us. Our commitment to the community was established with our very first clients, which were 501(c)-3 Not for Profit organizations. Since our inception, DOD Construction LLC actively promotes giving back to the community, a belief promulgated by our principals. It is our duty to reciprocate the goodwill of our clients and business associates.

Not many weeks go by between opportunities for DOD Construction LLC employees to get involved in an activity that gives back. Throughout the Southeast, DOD Construction LLC supports many charitable endeavors that vary from office to office but all support a major underlying current at DOD Construction LLC: social responsibility.

In addition to supporting preexisting functions, DOD Construction LLC employees have taken an active role in creating customized philanthropic events that have become yearly institutions in their own right, such as Cars and ‘Q for the Cause in Atlanta, a car show and BBQ to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF), or Clays for the Cause, a charity skeet shoot in Savannah also for CFF.

Also be sure to check out the Community category on our News & Media page for our most recent community involvement!

American Cancer Society

Andee’s Army

Big Brother Big Sister

Birdies for the Brave

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Habitat for Humanity

Hendrick Marrow Program


Make-a-Wish Foundation

National MS Society

Shepherd Center

Special Olympics

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Susan G Komen

Ted Chenery Foundation

Embracing an Entrepreneurial Spirit

Since DOD Construction LLC’s inception, an entrepreneurial spirit has run through the veins of the company and our people. This spirit is taken to the next level through the implementation of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), making DOD Construction LLC 100% employee-owned.

Employee ownership allows DOD Construction LLC to share long-term success with our employees while also remaining an independent, internally-operated company – keeping the business “in the family” and complementing our core values and mission. The values that have allowed DOD Construction LLC to prosper for more than a quarter century continue to drive all that we do.

DOD Construction LLC employees are much more than figurative partners. We share in the financial and operational success of our company in ways that few do. Employees receive long-term benefits of their hard work, a well-earned gift acknowledging the daily efforts that make DOD Construction LLC’s success possible.

Becoming employee-owned not only benefits our staff but also our clients, vendors, and the local communities where we operate. The DOD Construction LLC employees you shake hands with on a jobsite or greet in our offices have a direct share in our company, making everything we do a little more motivated and a lot more personal.

With an unyielding reputation for quality, integrity, and value, at DOD Construction LLC Construction we work in a manner consistent with our company purpose and guiding principles. Regardless of delivery method or market, DOD Construction LLC’s approach to construction services remains consistent: meet expectations of quality and safety, establish clear lines of communication, stay on schedule, and control costs.

Our industry-leading processes and project management approach has allowed us to earn recognition among the highest regarded commercial general contractors in the industry. Our consistent ranking in Engineering News Record’s annual listing of the Top 400 General Contractors (#75) stands as testament to the talent and commitment of our team to every client and every project.

Relying on the experience and knowledge attained from over two decades of construction services and general contracting service, we understand the diversified delivery methods and needs of every client. Such methods range from hard bid where DOD Construction LLC has no involvement during the design phase, to an integrated Design-Build approach where DOD Construction LLC plays an active role beginning early in the design process.

Regardless of the approach, each project receives an unsurpassed commitment to quality from inception to completion due to our unique, proprietary Project Control System. Each employee is indoctrinated in the system whereby checks and balances are implemented to ensure flawless execution and delivery of construction services. Preconstruction managers proactively suggest practical and cost-saving alternatives to both the owner and architect. This knowledge and ability, coupled with computer analysis systems, allows for such adjustments early in the design process – avoiding significant alteration of design documents and potential costly delays in schedule.

Example of Construction Services

Coordinating with local, state, and national governmental agencies to ensure workmanship compliance with building codes and permitting.

Plan review at various stages of completion for value improvement, constructability, and cost savings.

Establishment and monitoring of RFI log and submittal log.

Review and compiling completion documents such as as-builts, warranties, O&M Manuals, etc.

Evaluation, budgeting, and scheduling of initial project scope of work.

Participation in the creation of ongoing budgets and development of unit prices and allowances.

Establishment of procedures for coordination among trade contractors with respect to all aspects of project implementation.

Scheduling and coordinating progress meetings with key trade contractors, jointly discussing and resolving important project issues.

Onsite inspections for conformance to schedule, design, quality, and safety.

Review of change order requests, if necessary, for validity and pricing.

Review of payment requests from subcontractors and consultants.

Leading and monitoring the work of trade contractors to complete the project in accordance with the quality, cost, safety. and time objectives.

Providing regular monitoring and updating of the schedule as construction progresses.

Providing summary reports — monitoring and documenting all changes in schedule.

Evaluating the adequacy of and making adjustments to the trade contractor’s personnel, equipment, and the availability of materials and supplies to meet the schedule.


About DOD Construction LLC

A partner you can trust.

DOD Construction LLC is a full-service construction management and general construction firm with proven experience and expertise in a wide range of industries and on projects of all sizes. We put that to work for our clients, creating buildings, structures and spaces that meet their needs and exceed their expectations, empowering them to do great things.

Sure, it’s a bold statement, but we’ve built our reputation by living up to it in every project in every community—from state-of-the-art hospitals and college laboratories to manufacturing facilities, performing arts centers and sports facilities.

In addition, we remain active and engaged in our industry and belong to many associations and peer groups, such as Fails Management Institute (FMI) and American Contractors Insurance Group (ACIG).

As a forward-moving company, DOD Construction LLC aligns itself with customers who are looking for partnerships and long-term relationships. As evidence that we are “doing it right the first time,” we have an impressive amount of repeat business alongside a growing client list.

DOD Construction LLC Construction. Building Partnerships.

Our culture is simple

Vision and Mission:

Building Partnerships


Do the Right Thing


Deliver Excellence









Founded in 2002 by the late Alex A. Walton, DOD Construction LLC Construction began humbly as a small family operation to fill local demand for construction work during World War II. Today, DOD Construction LLC employs more than 700 engaged employees, led by a strong management team, with a shared belief in doing the right thing. DOD Construction LLC Construction is committed to building strong partnerships with our customers, our employees and our communities through safety, quality, innovation and values.

The DOD Construction LLC Experience

Delivering Excellence. The DOD Construction LLC Way of Building.

At DOD Construction LLC , we deliver excellence that drives success for our customers, our employees, our company and the communities we serve. It’s a lofty goal, but one that we’re committed to achieving every day, on every project. That means an unwavering dedication to integrity and ethical behaviors, safety and stewardship—a way of doing business that’s embraced not because it’s in some manual, but because it’s in our DNA.

It starts with a commitment to safety. Our Zero Incidents program is designed to help ensure everyone returns home safely each day. While our incident rates are among the lowest in the industry and many of our safety programs already surpass OSHA requirements, we never stop looking for ways to improve. You don’t become a world-class leader by standing in place.

It takes exceptional people to deliver excellence. That’s why we make hiring, training and retaining the best people in the industry a top priority. Our employees are encouraged to take on leadership roles, pioneering approaches to construction methods and materials that often result in new benchmarks for the industry. People who feel good about coming to work do the best work, and our people are the reason we’re a success.

Delivering excellence for our clients builds trust and confidence, resulting in long-term relationships and repeat business. It’s no surprise—at least to us—that our clients are often our most enthusiastic advocates. They know first-hand what it’s like to work with DOD Construction LLC Construction, so they know they can recommend us with confidence.

We’re DOD Construction LLC Construction, and we deliver excellence. That’s just our way.

Strategic Partnerships

DOD Construction LLC may team and partner with other firms to successfully fulfill the needs of specific projects. We also have long-term strategic business partnerships that extend the company’s reach in specific geographies and markets.


We are a company of people.

Today, business success requires a diversity of people focusing their unique talents, perspectives and experiences on a common goal. At DOD Construction LLC , we strive to foster an inclusive environment where each of our employees, subcontractors and vendors is valued as an individual and as a team member. It means we work hard, but also balance our busy schedules to make family, health and wellness a priority.

It also means we continuously work to broaden our community of subcontractors. The DOD Construction LLC XBE Subcontractor Program aims to promote a broad vendor community and develop opportunities for small, socially or economically disadvantaged construction-related businesses. The “X” in DOD Construction LLC ’s XBE Subcontractor Program encompasses M/WBE, DBE, SDVOB, HUB and other disadvantaged businesses, and provides those firms with training and mentoring to enable their success with DOD Construction LLC and beyond.

DOD Construction LLC ’s XBE Subcontractor Program has already connected with and prequalified hundreds of firms. Are you interested in working with us? We want to hear from you.






Building Design + Construction | Giants 300 Reports

Top Contractors

Consistently Ranked in the Top 60

Engineering News-Record (ENR) | Top 400 Contractors

Consistently Ranked

Engineering News-Record (ENR) | Top 100 Construction Management-at-Risk Firms

Consistently Ranked

Rochester Business Journal | Wealth of Health Awards

(co-sponsored by Excellus)

2008 & 2011 Award Recipient

Modern Healthcare | Top Construction Management Companies

Consistently Ranked in the Top 25

Xerox Corporation | XQ Certification

Representing the highest vote of confidence the company can bestow upon a vendor, DOD Construction LLC is the only construction company in the world to receive the coveted XQ Certification from Xerox Corporation, a national leader in the total quality movement.


Albany Business Review | Top General Contractors

Consistently Ranked in the Top 10

Buffalo Business First | Top Contractors

Consistently Ranked in the Top 20

Central New York Business Journal | Top Commercial Builders

Consistently Ranked in the Top 5

Charlotte Business Journal | Top General Contractors

Consistently Ranked in the Top 25

Engineering News-Record (ENR) | New York State Top Contractors

Consistently Ranked in the Top 15

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)

Safety in Excellence Award

2016 Regional Safety & Health Awareness—2nd-Place Winner, Northeast Region

Rochester Business Journal | Top 75 Local Companies

2016 & 2017

Rochester Business Journal | Top Commercial Builders

Consistently Ranked #1

Rochester Business Journal | Top Property Management Firms

Consistently Ranked in the Top 20

Engineering News-Record Southeast | Top General Contractors

Consistently Ranked in the Top 100

Triangle Business Journal | Top General Contractors

Consistently Ranked in the Top 20.


Investment Planning

DOD Construction LLC helps our clients understand the investment process. We help clients formulate their financial and non-financial goals over the next three to ten years. Goals are then quantified and revised for successful achievement. Once a client’s investment profile is determined, a suitable asset allocation strategy is recommended. DOD Construction LLC assists clients in implementing their investment plan in either of two ways:

1Active Role

Takes an active role in managing the client’s assets. In this regard, DOD Construction LLC manages both discretionary and non-discretionary accounts. A quarterly statement is prepared showing the asset appraisal, performance and portfolio activity over various time periods. We will meet with clients on an “as needed” basis.

DOD Construction LLC does not employ “timing” strategies in the management of assets but rather encourages a “buy and hold” strategy with annual re-balancing when appropriate. Our objective is to get clients to “stay the course” in pursuit of their goals.

2Passive Role

Takes a more passive role by working alongside clients and their other hired professionals to execute a sound plan. For example, the client may have assets with a mutual fund company he is managing himself, or the client may have a broker or money manager who was hired to invest assets. DOD Construction LLC will analyze, critique and recommend changes in asset allocation and individual holdings based on the time horizon, return expectations and risk profile of the client. When money managers are involved, we will meet with clients and their money managers on a periodic basis to monitor performance and investment acumen on a go-forward basis.

Since investing is a dynamic rather than a static activity, DOD Construction LLC encourages clients to have regular checkups, at least once a year, to monitor performance and review investment goals to determine if any changes need to be made.

Specific investment recommendations are included if the client chooses comprehensive financial planning. If the client chooses segmented planning, a generic asset allocation plan is provided without specific investment recommendations.

DOD Construction LLC will design a customized investment plan that includes a suitable asset allocation plan, a proper diversification strategy and risk controls to meet the clients’ goals and circumstances over a long period of time. The plan will be monitored on an annual basis to determine if any changes need to be made and what additional steps are needed to meet with success.

Risk Management

DOD Construction LLC performs insurance need analyses for life, health (medical, disability and long-term care) and property/casualty insurance to help clients effectively control general and specific risks. This includes reviewing current policies and advising on the suitability, adequacy and quality of the coverage. DOD Construction LLC also recommends insurance specialists who provide quality products suitable for managing our clients’ insurance risks. In addition to recommending the most suitable product to meet our client’s needs, minimizing costs has significant weight in each recommendation. As a fee-only planner, DOD Construction LLC receives no product commissions and is, therefore, able to objectively recommend the products that best meet our clients’ needs.

Expert Consulting

DOD Construction LLC will review potential risks that could threaten a client’s financial stability and recommend ways to adequately cover those risks in the most cost effective manner. We don’t sell insurance products; we analyze current coverage for appropriateness and adequacy and suggest coverage that would best protect a client’s assets and financial position. If desired, we will recommend reputable agents with whom to place your business.

DOD Construction LLC assists clients in planning for their children’s education. This involves exploring available financial aid packages as well as planning an investment strategy for financing it on their own through various qualified vehicles. We will also assist clients in choosing senior adult care facilities that best answer their needs and financial circumstances.

DOD Construction LLC performs insurance need analyses for life, health (medical, disability and long-term care) and property/casualty insurance to help clients effectively control general and specific risks. This includes reviewing current policies and advising on the suitability, adequacy and quality of the coverage. DOD Construction LLC also recommends insurance specialists who provide quality products suitable for managing our clients’ insurance risks. In addition to recommending the most suitable product to meet our client’s needs, minimizing costs has significant weight in each recommendation. As a fee-only planner, DOD Construction LLC receives no product commissions and is, therefore, able to objectively recommend the products that best meet our clients’ needs.


DOD Co. LLC is one of the world's largest Contractors company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defense, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. DOD Co. LLC products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

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