Biz Spotlight: Davis Construction

Friday, May 03 at 11:25 AM
Category: Business Banking

Davis Construction has been a leader in residential and commercial construction in the Missouri and Arkansas Ozark Mountains for over 100 years. Headquartered in Harrison, Ark., Davis Construction* can handle most any new home or business project that can be dreamed up. With a friendly staff and a team dedicated to making dreams come true, they treat projects as if it were their own, providing feedback and direction from the blueprint design stage to the ribbon cutting ceremony and everything in between. The company’s commercial building experience includes the design, development and construction of banks, retail stores, factories, medical practices, dental clinics and more. 

Larry Davis grew up learning the business of building custom homes from his father. In the mid-1970s he took the business over when his father retired. He weathered the economic climate of the early 1980s and came out fighting. He continued building custom homes throughout the '80s but worked at expanding the business. He began by hiring job foremen and gradually adding divisions.

In the early 1990s he hired David Brantley who helped expand the commercial division with medical clinics, banks, schools, jails and much more. Then in 1994 his son-in-law, Scot Matlock, came into the picture. Scot has a long history of heavy equipment operation in his family and Davis Construction proudly added that to their portfolio by the mid to late 1990s. Scot is currently the vice president and chief operating officer.

In the early 2000s Grant Novak joined the company bringing experience of underground utilities and David Parker, a licensed master plumber, was added to broaden the scope with the addition of a plumbing division. Davis Construction’s most recent addition has been an electrical division. Brian Warner is the key player in Davis Construction’s residential division, managing sales, estimating and construction.

“Arvest has been instrumental in our growth by providing financing when we needed it,” said Larry Davis, chief executive officer at Davis Construction. “We do our payroll electronically and use the Arvest card. We do a lot of electronic transfers and Arvest makes us feel secure doing those.”

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Tags: Arkansas, Business Banking, Lending and Financing, Missouri
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