Alvin L. Davis
In 1958, My father, Alvin L. Davis started a construction and real estate business. In 1971, he chose to incorporate his name as his brand and built his first home. In 2020, we still operate the same corporation in the construction, real estate, & repair industry.
He worked by night as a Millwright in the Union Bag Company with the likes of Heyward Grooms, Walter Phillips, Tony Adams and many others. During the day he chased his dream and built new homes down the street or next door to the one he was currently living in.
Throughout the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s; he worked on everything: building, remodeling, making home repairs, tearing out kitchens and baths, renovating commercials spaces, building office space, replacing fire damage and water damage structure throughout the city.
This was in a great era when a deadbolt lock was a luxury item added to the cost. A house cost some $30 per square foot to assemble. Stucco was made out of cement. Paint did not mildew. New doors did not rot out within 2 years. Cell phones did not ring every 5 minutes with another distraction. Subcontractors were true craftsmen committed to the trade of their profession.
In 1969, Alvin L. Davis was appointed President of the Savannah Home Builders Association.
The one man home building machine was building homes throughout the Savannah area in neighborhoods like Windsor Forest, GreenBriar, Coffee Bluff, Wilmington Park, Wood Ridge, Palmetto Cove, River Oaks, Tybee Island, Dutch Island, Skidaway Island, and even Hinesville. The little home based construction and real estate business had spread across four separate counties in the Coastal Empire.
In 2001, he was chosen to aded to the Greater Savannah Home Builders Association’s Hall of Fame. His name is now branded forever into the history of the Savannah Home Building Industry.