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David L. Smith
President, Verandah Construction, Inc.
President, Ascent Building Company
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Under the leadership of David Smith, since the founding in 1996, Verandah Construction has provided the infrastructure for three private community subdivisions and four multi-family developments in Texas, including the construction of 1,445 homes. The Ascent Building Company was founded in 2006 specifically for the construction of luxury townhomes in the Versante communities developed by The Verandah Companies. Ascent Building Company has completed more than 60 luxury townhomes and villas since 2006.

Major community infrastructure projects undertaken by Mr. Smith and Verandah Construction, Inc. include Beacon Island located on Clear Lake in League City, Texas; Versante Canyon Homes overlooking the Balcones Canyonlands Nature Preserve near lake Travis in Austin, Texas; and The Estates at Grandview Hills also overlooking Balcones Canyon in Austin. 

These projects, have a combined value of more than $185 million.  Mr. Smith has earned a reputation for mitigating construction risk by preplanning, value engineering, copious contract negotiations and watchful job supervision, techniques that also control construction costs and ensure the highest quality outcome. Please request information by e-mail or by calling the Verandah offices.  

Mr. Smith is formerly Chairman, Earl Campbell Construction Co., 19901999, a large-site work and railroad construction company, and Vice President of Construction, Heritage Building Co. located in Dallas, Texas, 19841990. During his tenure as Chairman of Earl Campbell Construction, Mr. Smith handled numerous major civil engineering and construction projects, notably an underground project for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), fabricating and installing low-vibration rail track in the tunnel between Mockingbird and downtown Dallas, and a project for the Port of New Orleans, the Nashville Avenue major dock expansion and restoration project. At Heritage, Mr. Smith had authority for new development, renovation and maintenance operations for its multifamily portfolio. 

He has been responsible for an accumulated construction value of more than $224 million.

Education: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; Texas A&M University; 1979.

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