The Road To Success Is Always Under Construction

D&S Builders

In 1997, D&S Builders, LLC, was started and has steadily grown to become one of the area’s premier hospitality contractors. The company motto was and is, “The road to success is always under construction". Alex & Mary Davis, along with the belated Howard Sexton, founded D&S Builders with the idea that completing projects in a timely manner while building lasting relationships with the owners would be the foundation to a successful business; and this business model has served them well over the last two and a half decades.

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Dollywood Resorts
Margaritaville Resort and Spa

The Best In Hospitality Construction

“We look at a job and see if it makes sense and fits within the dynamics of our company and works with our schedule and load.  There’s a whole checklist we go through to make sure that the work makes sense for us.  We do add to the client base, but we’re not going to be that contractor who takes on more than we can do.”

– Alex Davis
That philosophy has allowed the business to grow and created opportunity for diversity. Although the hotel industry has become our specialty, we have been given opportunities in other areas such as retail, education, office buildings, banks, and churches.
DreamMore Resort by DollywoodConstruction of the HearSong Resort by Dollywood
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D&S Builders has been lucky enough to work in several surrounding states, such as Kentucky, North Carolina, and Alabama in addition to our home state of Tennessee. Our home base is in the heart of East Tennessee, nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. We love our beautiful mountains and are thankful to call Sevier County, TN home.

About Us

We care deeply about our employees and work to ensure they are in a safe working environment and having fun. Our substantial amount of repeat business speaks to our family nature as well.
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D&S started in 1997 and has been successfully building hotels and resorts in the Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg areas


hotel rooms
5,225,000 SF
 of hotel space
Completed Hiltons
Completed Marriotts
Our Work Speaks For Itself


Hospitality Solutions

" I have been involved in the development of this hotel since its conception and have been on the job site since the beginning of construction. No matter the problem, I was impressed at the pinpoint execution and delivery of the solution each and every time. The final product exceeds my initial expectations, and we now have a product that is guaranteed to lead every category of its market segment. Everyone is raving about the new Courtyard by Marriott - Gatlinburg Downtown. D&S Builders have outdone themselves. "


Davy Thomas

Chief Operating Officer

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