About Blair Construction

Three years after Henry Ford introduced the Model T to the American public, Roy Blair took his outstanding work ethic and expert craftsmanship and started a construction company.

More than one hundred years later, Fred Blair and his family continue in the footsteps of his father and grandfather by running a high-performing construction firm based on simple family values and long-standing business principles.

One beam at a time, Blair Construction is making the Virginia and North Carolina area a better place.

1911

Blair’s Grandfather Begins Construction

Blair’s grandfather, Roy, began his commercial building career in 1911, hauling tools to job sites in the trunk of his car.
1911

1979

New Office is Built

Fred Blair built an office on U.S. 29, just outside Gretna, despite warnings about the cost.
1979

1981

Camden Hall Fire Repairs

A devastating fire burned the top floor of Camden Hall at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, VA. Fred Blair rose to the challenge of making the repairs. This was Fred Blair’s first big opportunity with commercial construction and from there Blair began to grow as a commercial builder.

1981

1985

Insurance Bonds

Former English Construction owner Curtis English helped Blair get his first bonds, insuring the construction work and allowing for bids on public jobs in the early 1980s. That insurance relationship still exists today through English’s granddaughter, Whitney Dalton Melton.
1985

2000

Blair’s Office Grows

Blair Construction Office BuildingAn addition to the original Blair Construction office is made in 2000 which tripled the original office size.

2000

2007

Over 1 million square feet

Our volume of business has doubled every other year since 1976, and in 2007, we celebrated over 1 million square feet of construction.
2007

2014

New Danville YMCA is completed

An anchor to Downtown Danville’s redevelopment, the Y is one of the most transformational projects with which Blair has been involved.

2014

2015

James River Equipment

Blair begins a longterm relationship with the region’s largest John Deere equipment dealer.
2015

2017

Blair Grows with Centra Health

Blair completes its second large medical office building for Centra Health in Danville.
2017

2019

Charlotte County Courthouse Addition

Blair completes another major courthouse addition.
2019

2020

Danville Cyber Park Addition

Blair completes its eighth project in Danville’s Cyber Park – the high bay addition to the Hawkins Building.
2020

2021

Halifax County Courthouse

Blair completed the historic renovation and addition to the Halifax County Courthouse.

2021

Old-fashioned Values Meet the Latest Construction Systems

In 1911, Roy Blair kept his contracts in his head and his tools in the trunk of his car. In the modern age, Blair Construction maintains those same high, small-town standards, while incorporating the latest industry advances in technology and construction safety for our design build and bid work customers.

It's All About People

Each Blair Construction team member represents the best in construction: a combination of creative thought and natural talent, along with an honest, friendly, straightforward attitude. This unique combination has helped us to grow into one of the most successful and sought-after commercial construction companies in Virginia and the Blue Ridge region.

A Large and Growing Portfolio

The proof of our success is in our track record. Our volume of business has doubled every other year since 1976. In 2007, we celebrated over 1 million square feet of construction.

This large and growing portfolio is no accident. Our presentation portfolio is backed by over 92 years of experience. It includes public and private schools, churches, municipal buildings, medical office construction and facilities, retail construction, office construction, agricultural construction, and a multitude of industrial facilities. Our projects span the width of Virginia and North Carolina, from Richmond, VA, to Raleigh, NC, and from Emporia, VA, to Blacksburg, VA, and all points in between.

About Blair Construction: Put Your Project in the Right Hands

Nine decades after Roy Blair first started this company, we continue to go above and beyond our customer’s expectations for planning, locating, and completing high-quality construction projects. Though we’ve expanded from one man and a toolbox to over 80 employees, we’ve never lost sight of what makes us so successful: an old-fashioned dedication to carrying our customers through a high-quality, low-stress construction project.

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