Quality and experience from the ground up.

Henley Construction is a family-owned contractor. We create quality projects through proactive solutions, experience and personal attention, because where we live andwork matters.

Core Values


Building and continuing to foster internal and external relationships is essential to our success; accountability and respect are non-negotiables.


Growing and training to leverage the best of our team and the industry of builders, leadership and succession; supporting the industry and clients we serve to grow and achieve their dreams.


Empowered to provide input, challenged to be innovative and proactively make it happen.


A blend of experience, new ideas and differing opinions all contribute to positive outcomes; all ideas are valued.


Our leadership is personally invested with every project to empower the entire team to proactively seek solutions, collaborate in the best interest of the project and be able to respond quickly.

Buddy Henley


While earning his degree in Economics from the University of Maryland, Buddy began his career with Henley Construction Company, Inc. He progressed through the ranks, starting in the field and eventually transitioning into the office. He assumed the role of President in 2007. Buddy is LEED AP, BD+C certified, has served on the Board of Directors with The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Metro Washington Chapter. He currently sits as Regional Vice Chair for the Mid-Atlantic Region for ABC National. Buddy's primary goals are to build and continue to foster internal and external relationships. To grow and train the Henley team and support the industry of builders, while maintaining the core values and principles established by his father fifty-five years ago.

Robert J. Henley

Chief Executive Officer

With a pickup truck, his own field skills and the assistance of his wife Jean, Bob Henley started Henley Construction Company from scratch in1964. In the beginning, Bob built custom homes for architects. Later, transitioning to larger buildings including warehouses, nursing homes, office buildings, public works, industrial buildings as well as school construction and renovations. Today, Henley Construction Company performs commercial projects up to $150 million, offering Pre-Construction, Design/Build, Construction Management and General Contracting. Bob has led Henley Construction Company from a hands-on, one-man operation into a robust construction company serving the entire Washington DC Metro area. He founded the company with hard work, common sense, strong ethical values and great people and has maintained those core values for fifty-five years.

Dave Riffle

Executive Vice President

Dave began his career after earning his degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1976, starting as an Estimator/Project Manager for a local concrete subcontracting firm. Transitioning to a local General Contracting firm, he worked as an Estimator/Project Manager and eventually took a Project Management position with Henley Construction Company, Inc. Now thirty-one years later, as Executive Vice President, Dave takes the lead on all Pre-Construction tasks Estimating, and as Project Executive for various projects. Dave is familiar with many styles of project delivery including General Contracting, Construction Management and Design-Build. His attention to detail and tireless work ethic is contagious, as he drives our team to an extremely high standard. Dave has been a presenter on the topics of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Construction Management (CM) at various venues including the USGBC.

Gregory Ramirez

Vice President

Greg joined Henley in 2018 as a Project Executive and consistently demonstrates his dedication to the company with his positive attitude and engagement with daily operations and the future planning for Henley, moving him up to his current role as Vice President. Greg has been in the construction industry for over twenty-eight years and is as passionate today as he was on day one. He proudly states that he started his career in the Construction Management program at Montgomery College, and now enjoys being in the position to mentor current students as they embark on their careers in the construction industry. Greg’s primary goal is to grow Henley’s team, our clients, and projects, prioritizing our Core Values.

Robyn Henley - In Memorandum

October 28, 1962 - November 10, 2021

It is with great sadness that Bob and Buddy announce the sudden passing of Robyn, daughter, sister, mother and friend. Robyn passed away peacefully at the hospital, on Wednesday, November 10th, with family and friends by her side. More than thirty-seven years ago, Robyn began her career at Henley Construction, telling her Dad and Mom that it was temporary. Bob remembers and enjoys sharing the stories about Robyn in her early years, who was an integral part in the growth of the company. How everyday she would do the work of five employees, then load herself down with books and ledgers to take home at the end of the day to work on night at while at home. Robyn made many friends throughout the years through work and in her personal life. May we all offer prayers for peace for Robyn and those who have been part of her life during this difficult time.


What does safety mean to Henley?

To constantly improve our safety practices, personnel, equipment, and training.  Our company and its individuals adhere to the following practices: a drug-free workplace, new hire safety orientation, site-specific safety orientation, toolbox talks, near-miss/near-hit analysis and a safety committee.  By implementing these practices and persistent due-diligence, Henley maintains its commitment to safety.

  • 2023 - National ABC STEP Award - Diamond
  • 2022 - National ABC STEP Award - Diamond
  • 2021 - National ABC STEP Award - Platinum Level
  • 2020 - National ABC STEP Award - Platinum Level
  • 2019 - National ABC STEP Award - Gold Level
  • ​2018 - National ABC STEP Award - Platinum Level


Building and continuing to foster internal and external relationships is essential to our success.
  • Fairfax County Public Schools has successfully worked with Henley over the past 30+ years and we have found that their quality, team approach, project management, superintendents and field workers have always come through on their word, on time and within budget.
    Eric Brunner, Project Executive, Office of Design and Construction, Fairfax County Public Schools
  • Throughout the 18-month project they were responsive to my questions and interests, welcoming me as a true partner in realizing our vision for the new school. They worked collaboratively with me to ensure that our school was on time and ready to receive staff and students for the new school year.
    Donna Michela, Principal, Wayside Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  • Henley Construction Co. is recognized by the subcontractor community as the best General Contractor in the region. Henley has won a SUBBY award for excellence in five of the last six years. Henley evidences its belief in the American Subcontractors Association of Metro Washington mission of “Better Construction through Fair Construction”, through strong support both financially and through active participation in activities to educate the industry on fairness.
    D. L. “Ike” Casey, Executive Director, ASA of Metro Washington
  • Montgomery County Public Schools and Henley Construction have a long-standing business relationship for over fifty years. MCPS has partnered with Henley on both General Contracting and Construction Management projects. The firm’s management, supervisory, and field staff have collaborated well with MCPS both during design and construction. The staff’s ability to perform at the highest level creates a positive working environment for all stakeholders. The management and ownership are always accessible and responsive. They conduct business with integrity and are mindful of their client’s best interest taking special care to ensure that the finished project meets or exceeds expectations, on time and within budget.
    Jeff Rotz, Construction Supervisor, MCPS/Division of Design and Construction
  • Architecture, Inc. has successfully worked with Henley for more than 20 years and have found that the quality of their team of Project Managers, Superintendents, and field staff distinguishes them in the construction industry. It has been rewarding to work with a company that is dedicated to a team approach assisting the owner, architect, and consultants in making the construction process efficient, economical, and successful for all parties involved. It has truly been a pleasure to work with such a capable, talented, well organized and committed organization.
    Ken White, Vice President, Architecture, Inc.
  • Henley Construction has a professional team of quality people on all levels. They always produce a quality finished product that is completed ON TIME. I look forward to doing more projects in the future with the entire Henley Construction team.
    Jim Giokas, AIA, Construction Contract Administrator, Moseley Architects
  • I am a neighbor directly across the street from the school, and the new building housing both Maryvale and the Carl Sandburg Learning Center is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much, and I offer my best wishes in your future endeavors. I especially hope you work on many more schools in Montgomery County! I also hope you plan to bid on some private-school projects as well, for while they will likely be on a smaller scale, I can guarantee you that they will be equally rewarding.
    Pat Talbert Smith, Neighbor, Maryvale Elementary School/Sandburg Learning Center, Rockville, MD