D.F. Chase, Inc. is a national full-service, general contractor / construction manager headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. We have the capability to estimate and manage virtually any type of construction project. Our commitment is to bring leadership, knowledge, and integrity to the building process for our clients, business partners, employees, and communities.


We have expertise in building data centers, hospitals, hotels, shopping centers, office buildings, medical offices, historic restorations and renovations, industrial and manufacturing facilities, warehouses, aviation facilities, and educational facilities.

Our desire is to provide our clients a thorough analysis of your project and to properly select the most cost effective solutions for your particular construction requirements. We fully understand that ours is a service business, and we pledge our total energy toward earning your confidence in us as a vital member of your development team.

D.F. Chase, Inc. was founded on December 16, 1986 by Dean F. Chase. Dean attended Vanderbilt University and began his career in construction in 1970. Managing high profile projects in Nashville such as the Basic Sciences Building at Meharry Medical College and Opryland Hotel, Dean earned a reputation as an expert in quality construction. His work at Opryland Hotel gave D.F. Chase, Inc. its roots in the hospitality industry with subsequent projects for Marriott International, Ramada Inn, and other hotel flags.

Today D.F. Chase, Inc. is one of the largest construction services firms in Tennessee and has successfully built projects in over 36 states. We continue to grow our reputation in the industry as a quality construction services firm with integrity and a focus on client satisfaction and performance.

Where We Work

D.F. Chase, Inc. is present in more than 36 states. We continue to successfully grow our reputation through integrity and a focus on client satisfaction and performance in the aviation, commercial, educational, logistics, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, and retail industries.


Ensworth School
“Because of the schedule and the fact that we were trying to create a very unique, national-level design or feel, a lot more time went into the design phase than we probably would have liked, and yet the end date didn’t move. Chase is the one that had to make up the difference for that and get it done regardless. They continued to figure out a way around schedule issues, delivery issues, to make that happen. The difference in working with Chase is that I have a very high degree of comfort that when they tell me it can be done, that it can be done. I don’t have to worry about follow-up that it will be done, usually the answers are there before I need them. That makes my job easier, makes the committee’s job easier, so that we can focus on the next piece we have to do as an owner.”

David Johnson, Johnson, Johnson & Crabtree, Architect


The Rawlings Group Corporate Headquarters
“Mr. George Rawlings, the owner and president of The Rawlings Group says, “I am most pleased about the total package of the look and quality of the building. The ease with which the project worked was astounding. Considering the magnitude of the construction process, there was not a single issue that occurred. I couldn’t be more pleased.”

― Mr. George Rawlings, The Rawlings Group, Owner


Teksid Aluminum Plant
“Chase did a fine and professional job, and we are very pleased with the results. We appreciate their flexibility during the construction process which allowed us to continue production during the expansion,” said Riccardo Tarantini, president of Teksid.”

Riccardo Tarantini, Teksid, President