“Construction is a relationship based business and we are passionate about developing long-term relationships. Our clients hire us to solve problems and execute solutions. We approach each and every opportunity in a forward-thinking mindset and bring innovative solutions to the table. This approach, in the end, will help our clients build their dreams and save time and money. At the end of the day, we are here to successfully and safely execute what our clients hire us to do, while providing exceptional client service, every single time.”
DONOVAN A. EVERETT, LEED AP BD+C, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER – Donovan has over 15 years of experience successfully leading and delivering commercial construction projects totaling over $350 Million Dollars. From an early age, he learned that hard work pays off with positive results. Thanks to his father, the owner of a Beaufort, North Carolina – based general contracting firm, Donovan began working with his father, thereby learning knowledge about the construction business at an early age. Observing his father throughout the years gave Donovan the inspiration to pursue his own goals, including owning his own construction company.
While attending NC State University, Donovan successfully built on his resume by working with a Raleigh – based commercial real estate developer in the construction division gaining firsthand knowledge of developing and constructing commercial construction projects. Donovan rapidly progressed through the ranks and became a Commercial Real Estate Project Manager before graduating from college. He achieved another goal and milestone at the age of 21 when he obtained his general contractor’s license. When Donovan graduated from NC State, he had worked on the construction of 1.5 million square feet of commercial construction projects.
After graduating from NC State University, Donovan went on to work for over 9 years for one of the largest commercial construction firms in the world, Balfour Beatty Construction. Donovan quickly progressed through the ranks with multiple promotions including: Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager, Pre-Construction Manager/Estimator and Project Manager. While at Balfour Beatty, Donovan was responsible for leading, managing and collaborating on signature commercial construction projects totaling over $250 million dollars and managed single projects up to $115 million dollars. Donovan has a great amount of experience successfully leading and delivering many signature projects, including but not limited to projects in healthcare, higher education, public assembly, retail, office interiors and hospitality.
In the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, Donovan Everett is responsible for carrying out his passion and the vision of D.A. Everett Construction Group. His focus is on leading the direction of the company by developing and implementing the company’s strategic framework, company growth strategy, developing and maintaining key relationships, developing strategic partnerships, operations and project management.
In March 2013, at the 32nd annual State Construction Conference in Raleigh, the North Carolina State Office of Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB), presented Donovan with the prestigious Individual award for HUB Good Faith Efforts for Industry/Agency. Donovan was recognized for his leadership and commitment for utilization and mentoring HUB firms.
Donovan holds a B.S. in Business from North Carolina State University, is a LEED Accredited Professional, holds unlimited General Contractors licenses in North Carolina and South Carolina and also holds a healthcare construction certificate. Donovan is a recognized community and industry leader. Donovan serves on the Board of Directors for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities and is an avid supporter of the organization. Donovan has been a guest panelist for several industry organizations. He is a member of the Raleigh Chamber of Commerce – Young Professional Network, US Green Building Council, North Carolina Health Engineers Association, American Society for Healthcare Engineers, NAIOP and Associated Builders and Contractors.