YORK-Donald Davis founded Davis & Associates P.C. on February 28, 1982. Forty years later, his business continues to flourish. The business offers a mixture of surveying and land planning services for residential, commercial, and industrial properties on the Peninsula as well as Gloucester, Mathews, Virgnia Beach, and Isle of Wight County. The company provides services that aid in the construction and design of new homes and developments.
Davis studied civil engineering at VMI before serving in the U.S. Army for a few years. Introduced to land surveying while in the service, he then worked at NASA after his stint in the military.
“After working at NASA for a short period of time, I got a job working for an engineering company in Newport News and worked with them for about eight years before starting my own business,” said Davis.
Many people are introduced to the concept of land surveying when purchasing their first home, but the field’s footprint extends much further.
“While establishing boundary lines is a small part of what we do, we also design residential and commercial sites from the ground up,” said Davis. “We start with the raw piece of land, survey the property, do a topographic survey of the property, establish the boundaries of the property, and then, using zoning codes, we determine what can be built on a piece of property.”
Davis said the largest project he’s worked on is Michaels Woods in Hampton. “It was started in 1985, and we’re just now finishing up the last section of it,” said Davis. “It encompasses about 1,500 lots.”
Another project Davis is currently working on is Commonwealth Green, a mixed-use development that stretches from Newport News into the southeastern portion of York County. “The project has many types of facets that are part of the overall project,” said Davis. “There’s almost 400 multifamily sites, approximately 100 residential buildings, and a mixed-use site there that will be commercial and residential.” He predicts the project will be completed within the next year or two.
Over the years, Davis’s business has handled more than individual 70,000 jobs. A few of the projects that gave him the greatest sense of satisfaction in York County include Running Man, Lakes of Dare, and Sommerville subdivisions.
Davis & Associates P.C. is located at 3630 George Washington Memorial Highway in York County in the Pilgram Village Office Complex. For more information on services offered, call 757-867-8583 or click here to visit their website.