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April 9, 2019
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C. Raymond Davis & Sons Receives National Excellence in Construction Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

By C. Raymond Davis & Sons, Inc.
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Kimberton, PA—C. Raymond Davis’s work on a private residence in Philadelphia, PA, has earned a National Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors in the Residential: Single-family Projects Up to $100 Million category. Representatives from the company received the top honor March 27 during ABC’s 29th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards gala at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California.

The project consisted of a complete renovation to a five-story historic residence located in an exclusive Philadelphia neighborhood. The 9,000 sqft residence includes an elegant entry parlor, grand circular staircase, formal dining room, library, wine cellar, living room, custom kitchen, three bedrooms, a finished basement, and a roof space with a grilling kitchen, entertaining area, and koi pond. The home boasts numerous high-end finishes and historically-accurate features, including marble fireplaces, walk out balconies, a Wasco 6' x 6' Pyramid skylight, and imported design elements.

C. Raymond Davis restored the residence in a historically accurate manner according to the strict requirements established by the Philadelphia Historical Society and the high-quality standards of both CRD and the homeowners. The project was also awarded Best Residential Project in the $5-10 Million category in the 2018 ABC Eastern PA Chapter’s Excellence in Construction awards program.

“We are proud to honor C. Raymond Davis & Sons with a National Excellence in Construction® Eagle Award,” said 2019 ABC National Chair Tony Rader, telecom vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas. “The Philadelphia private residence shows not only the exceptional talent in our industry, but the overall commitment to building safely, on time and on budget. C. Raymond Davis’s breadth of skills and craftmanship greatly benefits the merit shop construction industry.”

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.

A full list of EIC winners is available on ABC’s website.


Founded in 1928, C. Raymond Davis & Sons is an award-winning construction management firm specializing in institutional, commercial, and high-end custom home construction. CRD is headquartered in Kimberton, PA, with branch offices located in Princeton, NJ, and Bolton Landing, NY. For more information please visit

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