Carra Builders was established in 1982 by current owner, Keith H. Bowman, as a commercial construction company. During the first two years of business the company was focused on establishing itself as a General Contractor, with projects consisting of new and renovation work. At the start of the third year, Carra Builders signed a one year contract for project management with the Allen Williams Corporation. This commercial project consisted of a new restaurant and room construction for the hotel known as "The Virgin Grand," located in St. Thomas of the Virgin Islands. The hotel has since grown to become one of the island's most popular hotels and has also been the production site for several movies, such as "Weekend at Bernie's II".
Carra Builders' growing reputation for quality craftsmanship and dependable service helped fuel the tremendous expansion experienced during following years. The company now has annual sales of over 8 million dollars and experiences an estimated annual growth of 10%. Throughout the years the company has succeeded in establishing itself as a solid and dependable commercial construction company.
Carra Builders assists each client with financing options, budget analysis, and recommends architects, engineers and design professionals necessary to complete each project. The company offers high quality in-house interior design services including product sourcing and the company has a casework and millwork division to manufacture custom cabinetry for their projects. From the start through the completion of each project, Carra Builders is in control of every detail and decision that must be made for their clients.
By staying committed to each and every project, providing quality craftsmanship and always maintaining client satisfaction, Carra Builders has proved to be a genuine success.
2005 Real Estate Superstar Commercial Builder
Carra Builders Commercial Construction Co. was nominated along with 2 other Dayton area Construction Companies for the 2005 Dayton Business Journal Real Estate Superstars Award. On Sept 22nd at Dayton's Crowne Plaza Hotel, The Dayton Business Journal hosted their 2005 Real Estate Superstars banquet, honoring top performers in real estate, construction and architecture.
Carra Builders was honored to be in the company of the Miller-Valentine Group and Shook National Corp.as finalists for commercial builder/contractor in the construction industry. Surrounded by family, colleagues and friends Carra Builders was selected and humbly accepted this award for: