About Us


R. E. Lee Companies, Inc., traces its history from 1939 into a group of independent businesses engaged in the commercial building construction industry.

Our independent businesses are organized as a Prime Group and a Trade Group. The Prime Group (Piedmont Development Group, R. E. Lee & Son, and Piedmont Facilities Management) all serve building owners and developers directly. The Trade Group (Piedmont Concrete Contractors and Piedmont Plaster & Drywall) serves general contractors and construction managers. Each set of companies markets itself differently as they have unique expertise to serve their clients and projects.

The Prime Group provides a full life cycle of services to real estate developers and building owners from concept to construction to operation. We can provide any portion of our services or the full suite of services to meet your needs. By serving clients, R. E. Lee builds relationships that last and serves our clients’ best interest.

The Trade Group provides first class service to regional construction managers on institutional projects. PCC and PP&D are often selected because the success of the project is dependent on the capability of the trades actually building the project. By serving clients, the Trade Group performs almost all of their work for repeat clients who value the high standard in construction services.

The R. E. Lee umbrella provides support to allow each business to stand independently and thrive while also providing them with the resources of a larger organization. R. E. Lee’s role is to cultivate our people and our businesses to be leaders – in our industry and in our community. Above all, R. E. Lee wants to be known as a community of companies with passionate leaders who set the standard of quality in their industry. R. E. Lee uses our diverse expertise to provide a unique combination of services that no other firm can offer.

Our market area is predominantly Charlottesville and Central Virginia, but we do cover most of Virginia. R. E. Lee’s primary market is construction and renovation of commercial and institutional buildings, both public and private. We also have a deep history of historic restorations and unusual projects of extraordinary complexity. Our work experience continues to include the most complex construction challenges. Most of our work is negotiated as our clients recognize the value our company brings to the planning and development of their project. R. E. Lee values our client relationships and is proud to have many repeat customers.


To support our client’s vision by developing, constructing, and maintaining buildings that enhance our community.


To pioneer a unique client experience built on our tradition of honorable professionals – true to their word, competent and dependable.


Our Clients who collaborate with us to create a positive experience.

Our People who are dedicated and passionate about their work.

Our Business Partners who are also honorable professionals.

Our Work Environment which is safe, enjoyable and respectful.

Our Community which provides meaning for our life’s work.