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Over Half A Century Of Excellence In Construction

In the summer of 1946, Tuckman-Barbee Construction Co., Inc. was founded by Mr. H. Graham Barbee, Jr., Mr. David Tuckman and Mr. A. E. Lichtman.  With our first project, the renovation of the home of Mr. Milton Starr, we began building a reputation for competitive pricing, quality construction and professional project management.


Throughout the years Tuckman-Barbee has built more than buildings. Building continuing relationships with many property owners, agencies, universities, hospitals, subcontractors and suppliers in the Washington area has afforded us the good fortune of repeat business with customers that include:

   • Department of The Navy
   • United States Marine Corps
   • United States Department of Agriculture
   • General Services Administration
   • Georgetown University
   • Marriott Corporation
   • Montgomery County Public Schools
   • Prince George’s County Public Schools
   • Anne Arundel County Public Schools
   • National Rehabilitation and Providence Hospitals
   • Washington National Cathedral
   • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
   • Washington Center for Aging Services
   • Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church

Financial Stability

   • Outstanding credit history - Dun and Bradstreet's highest rating - 3A1
   • Strong capital base - No debt.  Tuckman-Barbee has always operated within our own cash reserves
   • Bonding capacity - Same surety since 1946, few projects are beyond consideration

Our Mission

While over the past few years "Partnering" may have become a cliché... one representing an ideal relationship between owners, designers, architects, general contractors, employees, subcontractors and suppliers. Tuckman-Barbee has, since inception, called this “business as usual.” Treating people with respect, setting reasonable goals, then working hard to achieve them. Knowing that in order for a project to be successful each and every member of the project team must be successful has been, and continues to be, the key to Tuckman-Barbee’s success.