Dryden Builders, Inc. was founded in August 1975 by Donald R. Hinkel. From 1975 to 1981, Dryden Builders, Inc. rented office/warehouse space on Dryden Road in the city of Moraine, hence the name Dryden Builders, Inc. In 1981, Don purchased our offices and warehouse on Thomas Paine Parkway in Centerville.
In the 70’s, the majority of Dryden Builders, Inc.’s work was with gas and oil companies. Since the ‘80’s, Dryden Builders, Inc. has built commercial buildings for most industries including tool & die, manufacturing, office buildings, multiplex theater houses, branch banks, restaurants, churches, social organizations, government/public buildings, elderly living facilities, country clubs, distribution facilities and funeral homes.
In 1991, Chris Hinkel was hired to oversee the office including financial accounting, estimating of new work, marketing, sales, and scheduling of jobs. In 2006, Chris became the president of Dryden Builders, Inc. and Don will remain active as CEO and in the decision-making process to support Dryden Builders, Inc. in whatever role that is required. This transition will allow Dryden Builders, Inc. to remain one of the finest General Contractors in the Dayton marketplace for many years to come.
Don is a Civil Engineer and Chris is an Industrial Engineer both from the University of Dayton. We feel that this background makes us thrive on perfecting the details in every project. The principals profess that we self-perform approximately 35% of the work especially the foundations, since everything starts there.