David C. Smith & Son, Inc.

General Contractor, Builder, and Developer

Specialized Expertise

David C. Smith & Son, Inc. understands the unique culture that exists within the biomedical research community. We understand the mission critical importance of completing tasks on time, within budget and with as minimal an impact as possible to existing infrastructure, research subjects and ongoing experiments. Whether it is a fast turn-around on a minor laboratory alteration in order to complete critical research or completing a large-scale design-build renovation project on time, David C. Smith & Son has proven time after time that we have the means to successfully complete tasks in fast paced, highly sensitive research and hospital environments.


Over the years, our staff has had the privilege of working directly with some of the nation’s premier researchers and their staff. We intimately understand the impacts of construction activities on critical research and we strive to apply the knowledge gained by working in a variety of research facilities to each and every project.  Four examples of the specialized experience /technical competence that set Smith & Son apart from the competition are:

  • Experience. We have documented evidence highlighting the successful completion of renovation projects that occurred in highly sensitive laboratory research environments, hospital environments, animal care facilities, and patient care areas! It is one thing for a company to say they can perform a given task, it’s another to provide evidence of successful completion!


  • Our staff is trained and familiar with specific construction requirements set forth by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


  • Our staff is familiar with the recommended practices set forth by Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care.


  • Our staff is familiar with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED rating system promoting sustainable building and development practices through a rating system that recognizes projects for better environmental and health performance. In fact, Lee Smith, Vice President of David C. Smith & Son, Inc. is proud to have earned the LEED Green Associate credential denoting fundamental knowledge in green design, construction and operations.