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About Us

Sussex Development Corporation is a privately held corporation with hundreds of years of combined construction experience spread among a close-knit team of professionals.
sussex team on site

Our Mission

Sussex Development Corporation provides unparalleled construction management services, exceeding our clients’ expectations for quality and value. Our success is achieved through a tradition of excellence and a commitment to our clients, employees, and community. We place great focus on upholding the highest standards of integrity and professionalism.
sussex team at ground breaking

Our Vision

In the future, we will continue to build on our tradition of excellence, achieving even greater industry position, growth, and profitability through expanded client markets, dedicated use of the most current technologies, and ongoing company leadership development.

Our Core Values

Integrity

Our fundamental value of acting with honesty

Commitment

Dedication to our clients’, employees’, and community’s interests and success

Collaboration

Teamwork internally & externally, to deliver the best

Excellence

Tradition of world class service without compromise
  • Integrity

    Our fundamental value of acting with honesty
  • Commitment

    Dedication to our clients’, employees’, and community’s interests and success
  • Collaboration

    Teamwork internally and externally to deliver the best
  • Excellence

    Tradition of world class service without compromise

Our History

Licensed in Virginia & North Carolina

Sussex Development Corporation was formed in 1990, by Harry L. Davis III, a Virginia Beach native and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University graduate. He spent his early career working with one of the largest construction firms in the country. In the late 1980s, a vision to create a company that incorporated his core values of integrity, commitment, collaboration, and excellence was born.

In the spring of 1990, Harry and a partner rented a two-room, 800 SF office space and Sussex Development Corporation started business. One of the first projects was a small renovation at a local hospital. The success of this initial project, and capitalizing on years spent building key relationships, allowed the budding company the opportunity to build a much larger ambulatory surgery center. Through additional relationships that were fostered, in the mid-1990s, Sussex Development was referred to multiple large Virginia corporations. These introductions paved the road for Sussex to expand its market presence and set the stage for growth.

Sussex has maintained the same focus on integrity, commitment, collaboration, and excellence throughout its years in business. Those core values have allowed Sussex to cultivate strong footholds throughout the Mid-Atlantic region in key markets such as: Healthcare, Recreational Facilities, Office Buildings, Banking, Education, Retail and Industrial.

Today Sussex remains a closely held corporation, with a dedicated Team showcasing extensive construction expertise and diverse experience in the field.

We foster strong relationships, which in turn equate to over 90% of our business coming from repeat clients and referrals. Our success has been achieved through a tradition of excellence and a commitment to our clients, employees, and community, with a focus on the highest standards of integrity and professionalism and that effort has allowed Sussex Development to establish business relationships that have spanned a lifetime and will follow to the next generation.