History

Founded in 1940, Absher Construction Company today is in its eighth decade of operation with a demonstrated tradition of excellence and a commitment to leadership in an ever-changing industry. Over the past 74 years, Absher has grown from a small remodeling company to a large and versatile construction firm performing preconstruction and construction services nationwide. We are regularly recognized as one of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 U.S. Contractors.

R.L. “Barney” Absher began the company in 1940, doing small kitchen and home-remodel projects. His credo, “If you’re going to do a job, do it right,” continues to guide the third generation of family ownership and is imbedded in our core values—Doing Things Right and Doing Right Things.

In 2010, Absher acquired Paducah, KY based Vanguard Contractors to further increase our geographic reach.

Today, Absher maintains a healthy balance of competitive-bid, negotiated, design-build and general contractor/construction manager (GCCM) projects across the country. We work across the federal, civic, corrections, educational, multi-unit housing, healthcare, commercial and ecumenical markets. We are a full-service firm, providing a complete range of professional services in:

  • Virtual Construction (Building Information Modeling/BIM)
  • Estimating and Budgeting
  • Value Engineering/Value Analysis
  • Constructability
  • Project Partnering
  • Life-Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Project Phasing
  • Scheduling
  • Quality-Control Planning
  • Cost management
  • Schedule management
  • LEED/Sustainable Design and Construction
  • Safety Planning and Management
  • Self-Performed Concrete and Wood Framing