Steve Daves
Executive Chairman/Partner

In his capacity as Executive Chairman/Partner, Steve is responsible for business development and advising the current President and CEO on the overall management of the firm including strategic planning, operations, and the development and implementation of strategies which ensure unparalleled client service, efficiency, quality, and cost-effective management of resources.  


Steve brings over 34 years of experience to the company, having served in various roles on projects throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. His shell building experience encompasses all types of construction including masonry, tilt-up concrete, and pre-fabricated metal buildings. His interior construction experience covers all aspects from commercial office to medical facilities and heavy industrial projects. Since joining R.W. Murray Co. in 1989, Steve has been instrumental in the management and construction of over 16 million square feet of shell building projects and 21 million square feet of interior projects in the Metro area.

  • Bachelor of Science in Building Construction, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 1989
Leadership Training
  • Rapport Leadership International – Leadership Breakthrough One
  • Rapport Leadership International – Leadership Breakthrough Two
  • Leadership Prince William – Class of 2008
  • FMI Corporation – Leadership Institute
Professional Affiliations
  • Lifetime Director and Past Board Member, NAIOP Northern Virginia
  • Past Board Member, Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • Industry Advisory Board Member, Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction
  • Past Chairman, Associated Builders & Contractors – Virginia Chapter
  • Member, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Member, Virginia Association of Commercial Real Estate (VACRE)
  • Chairman, Construction Education Foundation of Virginia
Publications & Awards
  • “Creating Value Through Design: Warehouse/Distribution Facilities” Development Magazine
  • “No Way but Forward” Profiles in Success, presented by Bernhardt Wealth Management
  • 2005 Member of the Year, NAIOP Northern Virginia
  • 2014 Member of the Year, Associated Builders and Contractors, Virginia Chapter
  • 2015 Department of Building Construction Outstanding Alumnus Award, Virginia Tech
  • 2004-2016 Outstanding Commitment and Service on the Board of Directors, Associated Builders and Contractors, Virginia Chapter
  • 2023 Myers-Lawson School of Construction Award, Virginia Tech