F.L. Showalter, Inc. is a proudly-owned third generation family business and is one of the oldest continuously operated construction companies in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are a general contractor licensed for heavy construction presently specializing in urban civil services, stormwater control, and urban water treatment. Our proven reputation for providing the highest quality of service, unsurpassed field knowledge and experience, an exceptionally safe workplace, and a culture of environmental stewardship makes F.L. Showalter a leader in Virginia’s construction industry.
After serving in the US Army during World War I as a Musketeer, Fred Leslie Showalter in partnership with his commanding officer, Edley Craighill, formed a construction firm responsible for the initial planning, construction, and opening of Timberlake in Campbell County, Virginia. From here, Mr. Showalter went on to form his own company, F.L. Showalter Inc., in 1934.
During its early years, F.L. Showalter Inc. got its start performing structural concrete projects including rising to the occasion of emplacing the complex foundation of one of Lynchburg’s most notable landmarks, the Allied Arts Building. Having a strong military background, the company also pursued and was awarded many contracts to erect buildings and develop infrastructure for the military base now known as Fort Pickett near Blackstone, VA. Building on these great successes, F.L. Showalter, Inc. enhanced its already impressive resume by offering its services to other sectors of a growing nation, including the construction of numerous bus and railroad stations all across Virginia through the 1950’s. It was during this golden age in America that the company began to specialize in providing major water and sanitation projects to local municipal governments which continue to be F.L. Showalter’s specialty today.