Who We Are

Building with Integrity. Contracting with Excellence.

Founded in 1989, Continental Construction, Inc. has grown to be a leader in the Metro DC construction industry through exceptional focus and leadership. Under the capable leadership of founder and CEO Jim Simpson, this focus has produced a wide range of project experience and a diverse group of clients — for both public and private sector clients.

These multi-disciplined projects, some with construction values up to $10 million dollars, serve as examples of Continental Construction’s ability to provide customized service to a variety of clients with different requirements.

That’s the foundation upon which Continental Construction, Inc. has been built — earning the praise, trust, and referrals of loyal and satisfied clients.


  • Department of Small and Local Business Development DSLBD
  • Maryland Department of Transportation MDOT
  • Metropolitan Washington Airport DBE
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority LDBE
  • Minority-owned 8(a) contractor certified by the U. S. Small Business Administration.
  • Prince George's County Minority Business Enterprise
  • Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Notable Clients

  • American Iron Works
  • Balfour Beatty Construction
  • Broughton Construction
  • Clark Construction Group
  • Davis Construction
  • Eichberg Construction
  • Hamel Builders
  • Tompkins Builders
  • TSI Corporations
  • Turner Construction

Our Leadership

  • Jim SimpsonCEO, Founder

    Jim Simpson, is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Continental Construction Incorporated (CCI). Continental Construction Incorporated was founded May 1989. He has over 42 years of experience in the area of construction administration and management. As President and CEO of CCI, he has overseen the successful completion of projects of all sizes and complexities for both public and private sector clients in the Metropolitan Washington DC area.

    The projects range in construction value from $225,000 to $10,000,000. Continental Construction Inc., most notable projects include The Washington Nationals Baseball Stadium, Walter E. Washington Convention Center, the World II Memorial and the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

    Prior to Continental Construction Inc., Jim served in many management positions in the General Contracting Industry and was elevated to becoming President of two local General Contractor companies. He also served as the Chief Operation Officer (COO) for First District Construction which was the construction company for the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (First District) Jim currently is a member of the following associations: Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Also, he serves as Chairman for the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC).

    A native of Washington, DC, Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from D.C. Teacher’s College in 1971, Master of Science degree in Government from Southern Illinois University in 1975, Certificate in Construction Engineering from Catholic University in 1983 and Real Estate and Developers Executive Program Certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1991.

    Jim and his wife Marilyn presently lives in Bowie Md. and has six children
  • James “Jay” SimpsonOperations Manager

    James “Jay” Simpson is part owner, and operations manager, for Continental Construction, Inc. (CCI). He received his Bachelors of Arts from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY in 2010 and started working for the company after spending a short time working in housing management and development for National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA) in Washington D.C.

    His experience level in the company over the first 5 years extended from being an assistant project manager, to lead estimator, to now operations manager for the glass and glazing division of the company. He quickly grew and learned the intricacies of the various glazing systems within the glazing industry. With this knowledge, along with the extensive experience and leadership of his father Jim Simpson, Jay has become recognized, respected and positioned to become a leader in this industry. He is also an accredited Glazing Specialist certified by the Glass Association of North America.

    After playing basketball and graduating from St. John College HS in the District of Columbia, Jay was recruited and played basketball at Hamilton College as well. He is a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. and a Founding Father at the Hamilton College Chapter, and was named Chairman of the Brotherhood Committee his junior year.

    He currently lives in Takoma Park, MD.

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