About Us

Denham-Blythe Company is a people-focused, design-build construction group committed to providing the best possible construction service in the industry. We exceed expectations in order to earn clients’ trust for life. We build projects and relationships.

Our History

In 1976, two like-minded engineering college graduates started a modest construction company in Lexington, Kentucky that aimed to create a construction experience centered around customer advocacy. Dale Blythe and Charlie Denham wanted to sit at a round table with all project partners that invited open discussion about innovative ideas and how to avoid obstacles. The client’s scope would be the center of the table, but all teams would drive the project to completion. The client’s open access to the project ensures complete transparency.

At a Glance

  • Founded in 1976
  • Completed over 20,000 projects across the US
  • Project locations in 34 states and Mexico
  • Offices in Lexington, Louisville, Nashville, and Greenville
  • 90% of our projects are with repeat clients
  • All-in-one capability to design, manage, and self-perform
  • Project expertise ranges across multiple sectors: Industrial/Manufacturing, Automotive, Food/Pharma, Healthcare, Retail/Commercial, and Institutional
  • AGC member and currently serving on AGC Board of Directors


Our Approach

Our company quickly employed the design-build delivery system as the ideal means to execute the goals of working alongside, not against, all teams of our projects. The failure of many construction projects is attributed to the difference of how the project was designed to be built versus how the contractor thinks it should be built. In the design-build system, these two parties are at work under the same roof and therefore eliminate those obstacles.

As a true design-build company, we offer our clients a simplified construction experience with the assurance of a single-source partner, while improving project schedule, costs, and quality. Clients choose us because of our ability to provide a turn-key project with all of our in-house services. We are Design/Build.


Our Mission

Our company strives to render the greatest values from design-build: lifelong client relationships and continuous improvement in project execution. These two values are galvanized when working in a collaborative effort with the best professionals towards one goal. Within each project, we learn more about our client and their processes and those lessons are carried over to our next project.

Our founders were equally interested in building projects as they were building relationships. Like projects, relationships are not built over-night. The strongest relationships are built with trust that is earned over time. As your teammate, you can depend on our expertise to deliver your project goals. We are happy to help with minor facility maintenance or a facility addition. Your trust is our mission.

Our relationship with our clients is the strength behind our growth. Are you our next success story?

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