Where It All Began.
Ernie Davison started Kent Construction after his tour of duty from the United States Airforce ended. His charisma, business-acumen and love for his work grew his business out of his basement and into his office in Smyrna. Under his direction, Kent Construction grew as a notable name in the commercial construction industry. Ernie oversaw the building of community staples including Holy Cross Church, Schwartz Center for the Arts, and Scott Paper (now Proctor & Gamble). In year 2000, he was a nominee for Small Business Man of the Year and was awarded the J. Paul Harris Award for Outstanding Community Involvement. He also founded the Davison Scholarship for Outstanding Athlete Award.
Continuing The Legacy.
After Ernie’s passing in 2007, Ernie’s oldest son Rick took over as the President of the company. Along with his siblings, Rick continued the Kent Construction legacy through many high profile projects. Throughout the State of Delaware, Kent built the Velocity Skyboxes at Dover Downs International Speedway, BCP car dealership in Smyrna, the DSWA Route 5 Transfer Station, a variety of buildings on the Delaware State Fairgrounds and so many more. In 2013, under the leadership of the 2nd generation, Kent Construction celebrated 40 years in business!
Doing It Better Than Anyone In The Industry.
Kent has grown from a business in Ernie’s basement to over 50 employees! We are an industry leader in technology, culture and strive for excellence in everything we do. You can find us all over the state working on some of Delaware’s largest projects from schools to medical buildings to NASCAR garages!