August 28, 2018

Hardaway Construction Announces New Ownership, CEO

David Frazier takes helm of nearly century-old, prominent Nashville construction firm as new owner and CEO; Poises Hardaway Construction for growth and diversity, builds on historic past

Hardaway Construction Corporation, a prominent Nashville construction firm that has been serving Middle Tennessee for 95 years, today announced seasoned construction executive David Frazier has acquired the company and will serve as its new CEO. Frazier, who joined Hardaway Construction in 2017 as president, has purchased the firm from the Hardaway Family nearly a century after it was founded by L. Hall Hardaway SR. in 1924.

“I am humbled and excited to lead a firm with such deep roots in Nashville and one that has played a vital role in helping the city become what it is today,” said David Frazier, owner and CEO of Hardaway Construction. “We are starting a new era at Hardaway Construction, and we will embark on it with a tremendous appreciation of the Hardaway family, the firm’s history and the impact it has made across Middle Tennessee. Having served as president for over a year, I am energized about the talented team and fantastic clients we have in place and the opportunity Hardaway Construction has for future growth.”

“I have great love for this city and believe the Nashville market will remain strong for many years to come,” said Frazier. “At Hardaway Construction, our goal is to build off the firm’s successful past while also making sure we are prepared to maximize opportunities in this ever changing and dynamic Nashville market. From large-scale commercial to multi-family, we have the capabilities, expertise and experience that our clients seek.”

A native Nashvillian, Frazier graduated from Montgomery Bell Academy prior to earning a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.  After graduation, Frazier earned his Naval Aviator wings and then flew operationally in the European and South American theater. In his final tour, Frazier transported foreign dignitaries and Naval senior leadership to global locations. As a result of his military experience Frazier bring a unique background to Hardaway Construction with principles centered on self-evaluation, teamwork and communication – all of which were formed during his tenure in the Navy.

Following his service, Frazier returned to Nashville and earned a master’s degree in engineering and construction management from Vanderbilt University.  His work in Construction Management includes such notable projects as the Gaylord Opryland Resort and the Nashville Westin. Frazier serves on the board of directors for the Associated General Contractors of Middle Tennessee, and he is active in volunteer efforts with the American Heart Association.

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