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We Build Stuff

Building landmark projects in Central Virginia and beyond since 1979.

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Martin Horn has been Central Virginia's premium choice for general contracting for decades, and we're growing! From construction to project management, we're looking for passionate, hard-working professionals to join our team.

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About Martin Horn

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What We Do

"We build stuff." What once started as a funny tagline has become our true mantra. Whether it's a state-of-the-art medical facility, an affordable housing complex, a stadium, a concert hall, or a Class-A office building--we've built it. We love building challenging projects that improve the lives of our community members.

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Who We Are

We're a tight-knit group of hard-working professionals united by our shared values. We're proud to have worked on some of Charlottesville's most-beloved landmarks, including UVA's Scott Stadium and the Ting Music Pavilion.

Do the Right Thing

Construction projects may be complicated, but our philosophy is simple. We treat our customers, trade partners, and employees with respect. We speak honestly and openly. We give our customers everything they need and nothing they don't. That's the Martin Horn way, and it's served us well for over 40 years. 

> 90%

Of Our Work Comes from Repeat Clients


Years in Business

10+ Yrs

Average Employee Tenure (5x Industry Avg)





Two things rarely spoken during a construction project are – ‘on-time’ and ‘within budget’.  To say this project is a success would be an understatement. It’s a monumental achievement. BIG received its Certificate of Occupancy on February 15th, exactly 3 weeks ago today and well in advance of the original date of April 24th. So, we were not just on time, we actually finished 63 days ahead of schedule.  And we were under budget by 8%.  This remarkable feat is due to the unwavering effort of some truly great partners...most especially Martin Horn.  

The team of Martin Horn in known for delivering exceptional work and they certainly did not disappoint here.  Personally, I think they undeniably boast one of the hands down coolest and most fitting slogans – “We Build Stuff.” It's succinct, yet informative and accurate…as demonstrated by the facility we're standing in today. Martin Horn did an outstanding job in ensuring the smooth progress of this project, thanks to their project team.

Mac Russell

Vice President of Operations at Macmillian Publishing


ICRA work within an active healthcare institution is extremely difficult and the team you led did an excellent job with the pre-planning aspects, which led to a successful implementation of the different ICRA measures and aspects required by Skanska and UVA. Additionally, the areas where Martin Horn was required to install ICRA were in some of the highest risk populations (specific examples are working within the level 5 east behavioral health unit and level 7 NICU), which only further complicates the scope and requirements. However, this did not stop the Martin Horn team from excelling and completing the scope in these areas successfully and without incident. Martin Horn was one of our best-performing ICRA partners on the entire hospital expansion project and Skanska recommends Martin Horn for any future ICRA work either at UVA or any other healthcare facility in the region.

Matt Kidwell

Senior Project Manager at SKANSKA (University Hospital Expansion Project)

UVA Hospital


Farmington has partnered with Martin Horn on several projects over the years. Some more challenging than others.  Martin Horn has always stepped up to the plate to make sure things are done right.  They have consistently provided spot on advice that has resulted in completed projects on time and on budget.  Martin Horn’s team is diligent and thoughtful, they work to understand our business and how we function minimizing construction impact to our operations.  It is a great combination – a strategic partner who is easy to work with, but also focused on quality and value.

Joe Krenn, CCM, CCE

Chief Executive Officer & General Manager at Farmington Country Club

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Once again I am pleased to write you with our thanks for a great job by your firm. The project team did a great job bringing this emergency project to a timely, cost-efficient, and successful completion. Although I know you were busy with other planned work, your team complete the job with the diligence and expertise that are your trademark.

Robert P. Dillman

Chief Facilities Operator, UVA

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