History

In 1951 our Chairman, Donald Smith Jr co-founded Zinke-Smith, Inc., a heavy construction company. In 1966, Zinke-Smith, Inc. began overseas operations.  Donald Smith Jr. purchased his partnerís interest and renamed the firm Devcon International Corp. in October 1971.  Jon Chellgren led Pavex Corporation (since renamed Ranger Construction-South) for the Vecellio Group for over 20 years.  An investor group led by Donald Smith Jr. and Jon Chellgren purchased the marine and construction assets of Devcon International Corp. in March 2007.  The assets were purchased by Devcon (TCI) Ltd, a Turks and Caicos Islands limited liability company, as part of the transaction.  Donald Smith Jr. serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Jon Chellgren serves as President & Chief Executive Officer of Devcon Ltd.

Since 1951, our experienced management team:
 
  • Has excavated and moved more than 200 million yards of rock and earth
     
  • Dredged an additional 200 million cubic yards of sand, silt, and rock
  • Constructed and paved highways, roads and streets throughout the Caribbean including
  • 76 miles of interstate highway and turnpike in Florida
     
  • 130 kilometers of the Pan American Highway in Costa Rica and Panama
     
  • 120 kilometers of reconstructed highways in Peru
     
  • 70 miles of roadway on Abaco, Bahamas
  • Performed significant marine construction throughout the Caribbean including construction of the Deep Water Pier and Turning Basin in St. Johnís Harbour, Antigua, the Albany Marina in Nassau, Bahamas, and the Turks and Caicos Yacht Club in Leeward, TCI.
  • Constructed major expansions of airports including Sint Maarten, Canouan and various locations in Florida
  • Was the original contractor for the Daytona International Speedway
  • Built over 40 golf courses for eight of the leading golf course designers throughout Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean, including Indigo Run, a Greg Norman designed course at Emerald Bay on Exuma
  • Performed significant residential, commercial and industrial site development in Florida, the Caribbean, and the Bahamas representing excavation and earthmoving of more than 40,000,000 cubic yards of material, laying over 10,000,000 tons of asphalt, construction of roads and underground facilities.
     
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