Mitch Davenport – President and Owner
Mitch Davenport is recognized in New Mexico as a construction and real estate development professional. He is currently President and Owner of Davenport Construction Management, LLC and a partner in several companies that specialize in investing in real estate.
Mr. Davenport has over 30 years experience in construction and development in Santa Fe, NM. He has worked in all aspects of the industry, from residential to commercial, from construction management to ownership. His first contracting company, Davenport Enterprises successfully completed over $4,000,000.00 in residential renovations and new construction. He has a unique understanding of all aspects of Southwest Style buildings and adobe structure renovation. As a project manager for Cameron Construction, he was responsible for the due diligence on all out of state projects. Duties included working with the local city agencies, engineers and contractors to investigate any and all aspects of the potential construction costs and then to buy out and set up the projects to break ground. He managed over $18,000,000.00 in projects for Cameron. As a independent construction manager in Davenport Construction Management he has overseen the construction of over $40,000,000.00 in high end residences, office buildings, retail establishments, restaurants and galleries, including, Fire Stone Plaza, Century Plaza, both Blue Corn Cafes in Santa Fe and the Gerald Peters Gallery.
Mr. Davenport joined The Lofts team in 1998 and along with partner, Don Wiviott developed and constructed The Lofts on Cerrillos Road and Marquez Place Lofts and the Sky Series totally over $30,000,000.00. These projects have established The Lofts and its sister companies as the premier development and construction companies of live work projects in New Mexico and have added to the reputation of their companies as a leader in innovative, sustainable and successful development.
Davenport Construction Management recently completed the construction management of the Jim West Regional Transit Center in Espanola, NM. for the North Central Regional Transit District, 2040 Pacheco, Santa Fe NM, a 25,000 sq ft office building renovation for the New Mexico Department of Health and is currently consulting on the lease negotiations for a 60,000 sq ft building to a national big box retailer.
DCM is the general contractor on the Luna Project. Phase 1 is the renovation of two historic contributing buildings totalling 40,000 sq ft for various retailers including a grocery store, a coffee shop, a hair salon, a law office and a brew pub. Still to come are a restaurant and an architect's office . Phase 2 is slated to begin soon and will add another 40,000 of residences, retail and office.
In all, Mitch Davenport has constructed or managed the construction of over $120,000,000.00 in projects.
Jim Howard – Project Manager
Jim spent the first 40 years of his career as a plumbing contractor in Southeast Florida after graduating from the University of Florida. During that time he worked on single and multi-family residential projects, retail buildings, hotels, light commercial and medical buildings in Broward and Palm Beach Counties. The last 25 years was spent as Senior Project Manager for Ridgeway Plumbing, Inc. overseeing a crew of 320 men producing in excess of 4,000 units a year and generating over $40 million in gross revenue annually. He was instrumental in developing an in-house pre-fab process and facility and a nationally recognized and certified (NAHB) Quality Control System.
After visiting Santa Fe in 2000 with his wife and family the decision was made to make Santa Fe home. The move took place in mid 2011 after retiring from Ridgeway in July. Two years later, realizing that the retirement may have been premature and feeling that there was still more to do, Jim returned to the construction industry when he accepted the position of Project Manager for Davenport Construction Management, LLC in November of 2013. Since that time he has been working on the historic LUNA Building in downtown Santa Fe, Santa Fe Public School projects and assisting Mitch with managing two properties owned by the Colgate family.
Grant Massari – Superintendent
Grant is a highly motivated, honest and natural born superintendent. Thirty three years in the Construction Trade has given him a wealth of skills and the ability to overcome virtually any obstacle presented to him. Any task that he is involved in will result in a truly Master Craftsman end product. His time in the trade has been spent working in subdivision housing, custom homes, large commercial projects, PV solar plants and military housing projects.
Grant has a preference for working on projects with unusual architectural and structural designs and found those qualities while working the last 20 years on Mitch Davenport’s four large commercial developments. Working at Davenport Construction Management, LLC with the honest and professional attitudes is a perfect fit.
Will Rivera – Foreman
Will Rivera moved to the Santa Fe area from El Salvador in 1999 and started work as a finish carpenter's helper. After a year at that position Will worked with New Q Construction in Rancho Viejo as a framing carpenter on single family homes for three years before moving on in 2004 to work as a finish carpenter with Mitch Davenport at The Lofts in Santa Fe. He has become a senior, bi-lingual foreman with Davenport Construction Management, LLC working on mixed use commercial developments including the current LUNA project in Historic Downtown Santa Fe.
Dan Hogan – Foreman, Master Carpenter
With 33 years of construction experience, Dan Hogan is extremely knowledgeable. He consistantly meets timelines and budgets. He communicates professionally with architects, engineers, inspectors and clients. As a master carpenter Dan understands detail and quality.