Steve Daves

In his capacity as President, Steve is responsible for the overall management of the firm including strategic planning, operations, and the development and implementation of strategies which ensure efficiency, quality, exceptional service, and cost-effective management of resources.  When necessary, he also serves as Project Executive, providing overall team leadership while also ensuring exceptional customer service. His duties include monitoring and directing the project management team throughout projects, overseeing the estimating, scheduling, cost control and analysis, as well as quality control, field supervision coordination, design coordination, contract negotiations and business development.


Steve brings 30 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 10 million square feet of shell building projects and 15 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 Board Member, NAIOP Northern Virginia
  • Board Member, Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • Advisory Board Member, Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction
  • Past Chairman, Associated Builders & Contractors – Virginia Chapter
  • Volunteer Board of Directors, Patriot High School Booster Club
  • Member, District of Columbia Building Industry Association (DCBIA)
  • Member, International Code Council (ICC)
  • Member, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
  • Member, Virginia Association of Commercial Real Estate (VACRE)
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
  • 2014-2016 Outstanding Commitment and Service on the Board of Directors, Associated Builders and Contractors, Virginia Chapter