History

History


Davis Erection was founded in 1978 by Sherry and Jeff Davis performing structural steel erection and rebar installation. From the onset, their foremost goal was to provide unmatched customer service and the highest quality of work with knowledgeable, experienced craftsmen at a competitive cost. Jeff Davis has stated, “Our success has been consistently hiring quality people, providing them the best tools, equipment and training, and allowing them the opportunity to perform.” This basic philosophy is still adhered
to today.

Throughout the years, Davis Erection has looked to expand in the service industry. Davis recognized the need for short term hoisting of materials in the area. In 1982, the crane service division began with the hiring of Randy Greer. The new division’s mission was to be the best crane service in the Midwest. This offered Davis the opportunity to purchase a wide variety of equipment and enhance its current business.

With the hiring of Larry Keith in 1987, Davis Erection Company was able to pursue larger projects, with complex and demanding critical path schedules. These projects included:

• Beta West/The Landmark Center
• (I-80)-(I480) Interchange Bridges
• University of Nebraska Stadium Scoreboard, Husker Vision and Skyboxes
• Strategic Air Command Museum
• 1st National Bank Boystown Business Park (5 buildings)
• Harvey’s and Ameristar Casinos

Davis Erection Company acquired Hughes Steel Erection and Crane Service in 1994. The Sioux City, Iowa, based company was predominantly a pre-engineered metal building erector and a plant maintenance company.

In 1995, Davis Erection Company became an authorized dealer for Terex and Marklift equipment. These dealers gave Davis its first taste of crane sales and services.

In 1996, Davis Erection Company opened an area office in Lincoln, Nebraska,providing the same professional services with qualified personnel and well maintained equipment.

Davis Erection offers a variety of services including, steel and precast erection and pre-engineered metal buildings. With offices in Omaha and Lincoln, we have a notable presence in Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota. All of our offices provide the same professional services with qualified personnel and well-maintained equipment.

Davis Erection is proud of its history and with the leadership of current CEO, Warren Griffin and our COO, Mike Dail, we look forward to our future. We our proud of our success, but we recognize the journey has just begun. Our goal and mission for the future is simple “It’s all about being the best”.