who we are

Being an Active, Impactful Member of the Community We Love

We are grateful for our sustainable growth that has allowed us to create jobs, have a positive impact on the community, and most importantly give back to the community that helped make us successful.

Committed to the Greater Richmond Region’s Economy

Our contributions to the Greater Richmond economy can be measured through job creation and assistance to startup small business owners. We have been able to create and offer positions to the region in diverse job classifications, which include laborers, carpenters, superintendents, administrative, project engineers, project managers, and accountants.

We work with new small business startup ventures and subcontractors. We help by mentoring small business subcontractors, assisting them with estimating, accounting, and insurance and bonding requirements.

We utilize our construction knowledge to assist small business commercial businesses with not only cost effective construction, but help them to create a corporate or franchise image, marketing and networking. We believe mentoring our subcontractors and clients not only has a positive impact on their growth but is a way to give back to the people that help make us successful.

Giving Back to the Community

ML Bell supports Glen Allen Youth Baseball

Giving back and volunteering are important values of our company. We love to sponsor organizations, donate time to community organizations, and anonymously construct non-profit religious projects. We encourage our employees to contribute time and volunteer for charitable organizations. These are organizations that directly affect our employees and help create a positive impact on the community.

Impact on the Lives of Our Employees

We have a family environment. We provide educational training for employee improvement and sponsor employee first aid training and safety classes. In addition to the traditional benefits of quality health care, our employees enjoy profit sharing at the end of the year.

Our employees state that family-oriented values, the opportunity to give back to the community, and an energetic, fun environment as reasons why they enjoy working at M.L. Bell Construction.

Innovation within Our Industry

“Build it like you own it” is the key component of our success. More important than new innovation, it brings back an approach to construction that was engraved in the old school craftsmen prior to the days of fast track projects.

“Build it like you own it” puts the emphasis on the quality of construction and attention to detail in every project. This approach to construction makes us a reliable, hands-on partner with clients in every project. From initial concept and design, through all stages of construction, we coordinate the efforts of the project team at every level.

At M.L. Bell, client service and attention to detail are the cornerstones of every project. We measure success in terms of client satisfaction and believe relationships are the most important thing we build.

Some of the organizations that we love to support include:

  • Richmond Little League
  • Sportable
  • Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
  • St. Christopher's School
  • Glen Allen High School Sports
  • Susan G. Komen Cure for Cancer
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Hanover Sports Scholarship
  • Hanover High School Football
  • VCU Rams
  • Richmond Tool Bank
  • Special Olympics of Virginia
  • The Doorways
  • The Texas Diaper Bank
  • Cowgirls for a Cure
  • The JCC of Richmond