COLD HARBOR BUILDING COMPANY has been making a name for itself in competitive commercial construction since 2000. We have successfully expanded our business, and more importantly our reputation, as a general contractor and construction manager on public and private projects in the Northern Ohio region. Our on-time and on-budget results exceed expectations.

REPUTATION: Cold Harbor was built on the principle that owner Dale Griffis II considers first and foremost: “Treat others like you would like to be treated.” Cold Harbor has gained a reputation and repeat client list as a direct result of the integrity, work ethic and relationships forged early in Griffis’ career.

OUR VALUES: Griffis started Cold Harbor to create a modern, dynamic, proactive and technically savvy company that was solidly founded on the small-town principles of honor, trust and service. The company’s growth has been fueled by the addition of dedicated, respected and like-minded individuals who share the same vision, and who bring their considerable experience and enthusiasm to each project.

COMPANY MISSION: Our goal is to earn your business every day and to be the first name you think of for consulting, general contracting, construction management, or design/build services. At the end of the day, the best intentions and promises take a back seat to proven real world performance.

DEDICATION: We do not dictate any project size limits, large or small, and promise to always provide the same level of service and accountability, regardless of the type of work or size of the contract.

SAFETY:  A safe worksite is paramount, and extreme care is taken to protect our workforce. All of our field personnel have successfully completed both the 10- and 30-hour OSHA Safety Training seminars. We employ a third-party safety monitoring company that periodically visits all
of our job sites to ensure rigid adherence to OSHA safety standards.

LEED: We work with owners to initiate, incorporate and document a green building construction process with the goal of obtaining the desired
or requested certification.


Cold Harbor’s broad portfolio of projects includes commercial, industrial projects that range from waste water treatment plants and bridges to libraries and fitness centers. We can also meet the needs of private clients throughout Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and western New York.


CIVIC: Libraries, Aquatic Center, Community Center, Zoo Picnic Area

INSTITUTIONAL: Municipal Service Facilities, Hospital Improvements

PRIVATE: Commercial Gyms, Corporate (New Build and Renovations)


NEW BUILD: Schools K-12 and Universities

RENOVATIONS: Science Labs, Classroom Upgrades

ADDITIONS: Classroom Expansion, Security Entrances


WASTE WATER: Treatment Facilities (New Build and Renovations)

TRANSPORTATION: Cleveland RTA Stations

INFRASTRUCTURE: Bridges, Parking Garages, Utility Substations