For over 80 years, Dailey has been solving problems and meeting new challenges with professional competence and construction know-how.

Our coordinated team approach allows us to tailor each project to our client’s specific needs while maintaining a tight rein on project time and cost.



We deliver
what we promise

Regardless the size of your project, experience the technical capabilities, personal attention, resources and talents of the Dailey Company.

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Stephen R. Dailey

Phone: (248) 364-2600


The amazing roots of the Dailey Company go back nine decades and three generations, evidence that our company’s philosophy and business principles are built on a solid foundation.


30-year old Ralph Dailey borrowed $4,000 and founded R.E. Dailey & Company in July of 1936. Dailey began to build a reputation for the ability to successfully complete complicated and hazardous Public Works Administration projects during the Roosevelt administration.


Photo: Ford Motor Company – Rouge Plant, Dearborn, MI


Ralph Dailey’s principles of quality, timeliness and attention to detail became the hallmark of the company and fueled its growth through the years. Ralph’s sons, Tom and Larry Dailey, started spending their summers working for the company in the late 40’s.

Photo: E&L Transport – Dearborn


Tom and Larry became full-time employees in the early 50’s. The Company continued to grow and to diversify and quickly entered the arena of commercial office building construction. In the late 50’s the company built its first office structure, the IBM Building in Detroit (7700 2nd Ave Detroit, MI 48202).

Photo: IBM Detroit Headquarters


Tom and Larry Dailey ran the company starting in the 60’s and the company enjoyed steady growth. Ralph Dailey’s principles of client service and attention to detail ran deep through the entire organization and the company was rewarded with an increasing volume of repeat business.

Photo L to R: Tom Dailey, Ralph Dailey, Larry Dailey


The Dailey team flourished and successfully constructed many significant building landmarks in the Metro-Detroit area including the American Center, Top of Troy and Southfield Town Center. Ralph’s grandson, Steve Dailey, started his construction career with the company in the late 70’s.

Photo: Tom Dailey


In the early 80’s, the company was sold to a larger national construction company. Steve Dailey stayed on and was soon promoted to vice president of operations, responsible for the execution of all construction operations for the division’s $350M annual revenue.


In 1996, Steve Dailey realized his dream of founding his own company utilizing his experience and the time-tested family business philosophies of quality, integrity and professionalism. And so began The Dailey Company.


The Dailey company grows to become an industry leader. Constructing and designing some of the most noteworthy projects in the Metro Detroit area.


Our experienced professionals continue the Dailey ‘heritage of excellence’ of exceeding client expectations in both new construction and renovation projects. We solve problems and meet new challenges with professional competence and construction know-how.


For over 80 years and three generations, Dailey has provided high quality construction services for some of the most iconic and recognizable buildings in Southeast Michigan and beyond.