In Washington, DC, health care construction is a critical focus, requiring both expertise and innovation. The eight firms on this list excel in building facilities that meet these complex needs, from hospitals to specialized clinics. Selected for their track record, awards, and years in the business, these contractors are leading the way in the city’s health care construction landscape.
12530 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852
Established in 1966, DAVIS Construction has evolved as a prominent general contractor nationally and locally, built on four core values: trust, excellence in service, integrity, and building relationships. The company specializes in redefining construction experiences and employs state-of-the-art technologies like virtual construction and sustainability practices. Dennis Cotter, a founding partner who has been with the company for 35 years, leads the team. A graduate with a Bachelor of Science in public administration from George Mason University, Cotter’s people-centric, value-driven approach has been a cornerstone in the company’s steady organizational growth.
DAVIS Construction holds accreditations from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Metropolitan Washington DC, the General Building Contractors Association, and the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Several team members also hold Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certifications in various categories, highlighting the company’s commitment to sustainable construction practices. By combining over half a century of experience with continual innovation, DAVIS Construction aims to shape the construction industry’s future.
2900 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
Founded in 1937, HITT Contracting is a pinnacle in the construction industry with 85 years of expertise. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, the company has evolved into one of the top 30 largest general contractors in the United States, with projected revenues of $5.4 billion for 2022. With a workforce of over 1,600 team members spread across 14 offices nationwide, the company specializes in a broad spectrum of construction services. These range from complex core and shell buildings and renovations to interior fit-outs and routine service work, all delivered with a commitment to innovation, research and development, sustainability, and client satisfaction.
Leading HITT Contracting’s ambitious endeavors is Kim Roy, the chief executive officer (CEO). Over the years, she has delivered more than 6.5 million square feet of complex tenant fit-out and new construction projects, rising to her current leadership position. The firm has received awards from notable organizations like Modern Healthcare, Building Design + Construction, and Engineering News-Record (ENR) Mid-Atlantic. By relentlessly pursuing innovation and client satisfaction, HITT Contracting continues to set new industry benchmarks, truly embodying its goal of elevating the business of building.
Forrester Construction Company
12231 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852
Founded in 1988, Forrester Construction has etched its name as an eminent general contractor in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan market. With 34 years of operational excellence, this locally-owned leader provides various services, including construction management, preconstruction, and design-build services. The company has a well-earned reputation for client satisfaction, construction quality, and efficient project delivery. At the helm is Kristin Prudhomme, who serves as the president and CEO. Her leadership was inaugurated in 2023, and she holds an OSHA 30 certification, underlining the company’s commitment to safety and compliance.
Forrester Construction’s expertise has been acknowledged through a series of industry awards. The company received a 2021 National Safety Award from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the Award of Merit in Healthcare from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of D.C., and the Award of Excellence from NAIOP DC | MD. Its excellent work has also caught the media’s attention, with features in publications such as the Mid-Atlantic Monitor by Engineering News-Record in 2023 and citybiz in 2021.
10907 Guilford Rd, Suite A, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701
Established in 2001, Mazzuca Contracting has been “Building Beyond Expectations” in the Mid-Atlantic Region, particularly in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Recognized as one of Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Companies, the commercial general contractor emphasizes client-focused services. With 21 years of industry presence, Mazzuca Contracting successfully completes over a hundred fast-track projects annually, with more than 70% of these projects originating from repeat clientele. The firm delivers a wide range of pre-construction and construction services, providing clients with creative solutions tailored to their unique goals.
President David “Dave” Mazzuca leads the company, a construction executive with 25 years of commercial construction experience. Specializing in Corporate Office, SCIF, and High Tech Construction Projects, Dave is an affiliated member of the Fort Meade Alliance and holds a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP) certification. The company has been lauded with various accolades. Notable among them are its rankings in America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2013 and 2015, along with multiple recognitions from the Baltimore Business Journal, such as being among the 100 Largest Private Companies and Top Construction & General Contracting Firms.
K3 Construction Group
14155 Sullyfield Cir, Suite I, Chantilly, VA 20151
Founded in 1982 by Jorge A. Kfoury as JAK Construction Company, K3 Construction Group has a storied history of growth and transformation. The company underwent a name change to Kfoury Construction Group in 1993 when it expanded into the Baltimore market—another pivotal moment occurred in 2006 when Jeffrey J. Martello acquired a controlling interest and assumed the role of president and CEO. The name was formally changed to K3 Construction Group, Inc. in 2007, signifying a new era of ownership while paying homage to its history and core competencies: Interiors, New Structures, and Renovations. With 40 years in the construction industry, the company operates in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland.
At the helm is Jeffrey J. Martello, a graduate of civil engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He oversees the company’s project management teams and support staff and is an affiliated member of the Washington Executives Association. The firm’s work and contributions to the industry have been featured in press outlets such as The Connection Newspapers and AIA Northern Virginia, marking its influence in the field.
45449 E Severn Way, Unit 155, Sterling, VA 20166
Arminco Inc., established in 1996 by the father-son duo of Vahik and Artin Safarian, has carved a unique niche as an all-in-one architecture and construction firm with specialized dental, medical, and veterinary clinic construction expertise. With 26 years of hands-on experience, the Sterling, Virginia-based firm serves nationwide, ensuring its projects are both time-efficient and cost-effective.
Under the strategic leadership of Artin Safarian, the company shifted its focus to general construction in 2002. Mr. Safarian, the current president and CEO, brings extensive experience from the practice startup industry to his role. His vision and leadership have enabled the company to become a dominant player in its sector, supporting various professionals, from students to full-time practitioners.
Arminco’s unique value proposition lies in its mission to deliver exceptional workmanship and provide its clients with a comprehensive educational process made possible through a highly skilled team of consultants, architects, designers, project managers, and site foremen. The company has attracted media attention for its original approach and contributions to the field, featuring in outlets such as 1190 iHeart Sports DC, The Hilltop, and PR Newswire.
8740 Cherry Ln, Suite 27, Laurel, MD 20707
Incorporated in 1978 by founder Edward Silva, Silva Contracting has matured into an industry-leading construction and design company specializing in health care facilities. With its headquarters in Laurel, MD, Silva Contracting has dedicated 44 years to serving health care systems across the Baltimore-Washington region, offering a seamless blend of exceptional work and superb customer service.
Edward Silva, a University of Maryland alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, leads the company as its president. With extensive experience approaching four decades, Mr. Silva is a recognized planning, design, and construction project authority. Under his adept leadership, Silva Contracting has cemented itself as the go-to construction partner for the region’s leading health care systems.
Various certifications and accreditations reinforce the company’s reputation for specialized excellence in healthcare construction. These include the Certified Healthcare Constructor (CHC) certification from the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) and the American Hospital Association. This focus on specialization ensures the team is trained to work within the stringent requirements of health care settings—a factor that sets it apart in the construction industry.
Liberty Group, LLC
255 N Stonestreet Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
Founded in 1981 by John Sanati, Liberty Group, LLC has transformed itself into a leading family-operated general contractor focusing on the health care sector. With its headquarters in Rockville, MD, the company serves clients in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia regions, with an impressive 41-year history.
Though the firm originally focused solely on dental offices, a strategic expansion in 2021 brought new consultants to its Project Success Team, diversifying its portfolio to include offices for plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and veterinarians. This strategic addition broadened the firm’s range of services and expanded its market reach, making it a one-stop solution for a comprehensive array of health care professionals.
Under the seasoned leadership of President John Sanati, a licensed contractor with four decades of experience, Liberty Group has honed its specialty in building high-quality medical offices. Mr. Sanati’s background in fabricating millwork for medical practices laid the groundwork for the company’s niche focus. His expertise has positioned Liberty Group as a trusted choice for business owners in the health care industry. With Liberty Group’s consistent growth trajectory, the company aims to continue fulfilling the design and construction needs of an expanding health care market.