Delmarva Veteran Builders with Chris Eccleston

Chris Eccleston: Veteran On the Move

In this episode of Veteran On the Move, Joe is joined by President and founder of Delmarva Veteran Builders (DVB), Chris Eccleston. Chris served in the Navy for six years prior to attending college and later entering the construction industry. He worked in the industry for five years, starting as a laborer before starting his own business. DVB focuses on hiring Veterans and bringing military level professionalism and teamwork to every project. Chris shares his lessons learned from his leap into entrepreneurship and the importance of fostering a growth mindset in your business. Chris is also the co-author of Grit Over Greatness, a children’s book teaching the importance of the construction trade and inspiring the next generation. 


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About Our Guest   

Chris Eccleston, a Salisbury, Maryland native, is the President and founder of Delmarva Veteran Builders (DVB) a fresh, gritty commercial construction firm igniting potential and doing epic things. DVB brings the veteran attitude to local construction projects which led the company to become one of the nations fastest-growing companies recognized by the Inc 5000 list for three consecutive years and the Vet 50 List for two years. Chriss dedication to veteran employment led to DVB receiving the Secretary of Defense Freedom Award at the Pentagon. DVB has completed over 200 different construction projects in the Mid-Atlantic area with a value over $167,000,000.00. A Navy veteran who served for six years as a nuclear machinist mate on the USS Theodore Roosevelt during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Chris takes great pride in his military service and supporting members of DVB who still serve today.


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