Who We Are

Chris Eccleston - President

Chris served six years in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Machinist Mate. Upon returning home, he merged the skills he learned in the service with his lifelong interest in construction, and was quickly hired by local contractor Gillis Gilkerson. During that time he earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, LEED AP certification for the development of sustainable ('green') buildings from the U.S. Green Building Council, and is currently working on his MBA from Salisbury University.

Named one of "Top 40 Under 40" in 2012 by Building Design + Construction Magazine, he is currently on the boards of Lower Shore Enterprises and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce. He is a past member of the boards of directors for both the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and the Salisbury Lions Club.


Lee Beauchamp - V.P. of Business Development

Lee Beauchamp has a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering degree from University of Delaware and a Masters of Business Administration from Wilmington University. He served as a staff engineer for AES Architect from 2005 to 2007 and then as a project engineer for City of Salisbury Public Works. Beauchamp served as Deputy Director of Environmental Services for Cortlandt Manor, New York. Most recently he served as the Public Works Director for Wicomico County. Prior to his work in the public sector, Beauchamp’s experience in construction started with his own business; Beauchamp Custom Carpentry Corporation based in Salisbury, Maryland. Beauchamp continues to serve in Army National Guard as a Staff Sergeant for Delaware Army National Guard with 15 years of service.



Daniel Mills - V.P. of Operations

Daniel Mills served ten of eleven years active duty and is still is a member of the Air Force reserves. He is an Inflight-Refueler and completed a recent deployment last March. Prior to joining the Air Force, Daniel worked in the construction business in his home state of Mississippi. He is a graduate of Southwestern College and is pursuing a Masters in Business.

Daniel received the honor of
Senior Airman Below the Zone after 18 months of service, a title usually given only after three years of service. After this (ahead of schedule) promotion, Daniel was awarded Airman of the Year in 2009. He also became NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) of the Year, awarded in 2014. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Lower Shore Enterprises.

Daniel and his wife Kyle live in Salisbury with their two children, Sydney, 6 and Harper 3.

 

 

News Releases:

September 2018
Delmarva Veteran Builders Welcomes Rich Hertzog and Amanda Hagan to the Team

Veteran-Centered Salisbury Business Continues to Grow

August 2018
Delmarva Veteran Builders Ranks #740 in the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America

Delmarva Veteran Builders Completes New Amphitheater for the City of Salsibury

Delmarva Veteran Builders Completes Renovations to South Bethany Police Station

July 2018
Delmarva Veteran Builders Completes New Dover Christian Church

December 2017
Allen Harim Moving Corporate Headquarters to Millsboro

October 2017
Delmarva Veteran Builders Completes Virginia Department of Transportation Accomack Residency Vehicle Maintenance Shop Project

September 2017

Delmarva Veteran Builders Welcomes New Project Manager, Kathryn Ellis to the Team

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“Every aspect of the project was completed in a timely, professional, and well executed manner with minimal disruption to our business. Their communication to us, the customer, exceeded our expectations. We could not be happier with the final results.”

George Malone
General Manager, Courtesy Chevrolet Cadillac
“Customer Service is a hallmark of this wonderful organization. Throughout the job they kept us informed on the progress of the build as well as the few unforeseeable setbacks. This entire organization exhibited the core values of the military in which I served for 24 years which are: integrity first, service before self and excellence in all they do. ”

Pastor Theodore A. Henderson
Dover Christian Church
“This is one of many construction/renovation projects that we have been involved with. This was, by far, the best experience ever. Our change orders were minimal, to almost non-existent, and all expectations were met and communicated effectively.”

G. Ray Nordstrom
President, Courtesy Chevrolet Cadillac
“Delmarva Veteran Builders, LLC recently completed a tedious and challenging project replacing thru wall flashing on two brick chimneys at the Salisbury University Guerrieri Center while fully occupied. They did an excellent job coordinating their team of tradesmen to complete on time despite winter weather delays and “no work” or “quiet work only” times to accommodate University functions. From start to finish they were responsive, excellent communicators, performed clean work, and maintained an organized jobsite. They were a joy to work with.”

Max Verbits, Architect
Salisbury University - January 2016
"The entire DVB team couldn’t have been more responsive to the city’s needs. They are wonderful. They were able to get the job done on time - in just seven months’ time. I can’t say enough good things about Chris and his staff."

Sharon Lynn
City Manager, City of Rehoboth Beach