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This Black Owned Construction Company Went From Broke To Billions

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C D Moody Construction is an award winning, Black owned construction company based in Lithonia, GA. When CEO,  C. David Moody struck out on his own in 1988, he and his wife were in debt, struggling to make ends meet, and working out of their bedroom.

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C. David Moody

Over thirty years later, C.D. Moody Construction is a thriving enterprise that has completed over 200 commercial projects worth almost $3 billion.

The company’s growth coincided with rapid regional growth, and as Moody literally helped build 21st century Atlanta, Atlanta’s emergence helped fuel Moody’s success.

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Karia and David Moody

Along the way, Moody has remained committed to the community, planting seeds for future growth by mentoring the next generation of business leaders in Atlanta and teaching his kids the value of hard work and financial responsibility with his wife Karla.

For Moody, those entrepreneurs will play an important role in continuing to build up the community. And his kids will play a vital role in the business.

“Every weekend we would go and look at all the job sites together as a family,” said Karia Moody, David’s daughter. “I grew up in construction. I always knew I wanted to go into it.”

In September on 2019, David Moody joined as a 49% partner on a $650 million mix of affordable and market rate housing, restaurants, retail, offices and a performing arts center.

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In remarks before the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority or Fort Mac LRA board, Moody said he also wanted to build an advocacy center to help treat victims of childhood sex abuse that would focus on victims who are now in adulthood but still grappling with trauma.

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Moody previously was identified as a construction partner but will now take on an ownership stake in the development if approved by the board.

-Tony O. Lawson (IG@thebusyafrican)

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59 Comments

    • This country is better off seeing black entrepreneur success especially when the world thanks to we have contributed nothing this is a blessing for all young black people to look at and admonish because soon it will be there tearing no matter what the test is DaVinci off in life and see what they having them to offer I am much better mentally to see the success of others particularly African-American entrepreneurs God bless

    • I’m pround to see a black owned business that is thriving and growing and also giving back to the community aswell. Much love

    • Google it or use the library; once knowledgeable reach out to somebody local and large. Check with your local county planning commission to see what projects are in the works. Set up your business properly. Check with SBA (Small Busines Administration); they have advise, mentors and sometimes loans or grants to get you started.

      • Congratulations that is awsome I used to belong to a construction union in Cincinnati but they wouldn’t work us only to a limit it ruin me got far behind in my child support it caused me depression but I am good through the grace of God if it wasn’t for Him

  1. We have to give thanks to Mayor Maynard Jackson of Atlanta who made sure
    African American got a fair share of contracts to build in Atlanta during these
    years.

  2. I am proud and happy for your success. Ten years ago I was a licensed Concrete Contractor, had to close down do to lack of work/ contracts.

    Keep up the good work. Errol Boutte.

    • May God continue to bless all of the Black Entrepreneurs,that’s making a difference.🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  3. Very Inspiring gives hope to others … Be strong never lost hope … Every journey of life success is always there…this is an eye opener to everybody.. Oppurtunity is Abundance….

  4. Thank you for the positive news. Please do more stories like this One. We don’t need murder, theft. And rape reported, we live it in our neighborhoods. Again, thank you.

  5. I love hearing great stories for our people of color. Congratulations on building up our communities. My husband and I are investors/landlords. We still maintain full time employment. So far we own 8 properties we rent. But my goal is too buy more. Keep Doing What U Doing, So you can keep getting what your getting. C & N McGill

  6. All Praises To The Most High GOD Our LORD and Savior – Cause Black Lives Do Matter To Become All That We Can Be And Contribute In This Life !!! Thank You All And GOD BLESS YOU !!!

  7. I know that this is a stretch but are you able/willing to recommend any one reliable &trustworthy in Indianapolis,Indiana

  8. Fantastic achievement. Now these brothers need to get into Investing in Africa. There are billions and trillions to be made there. We would rather create trillionare Blacks than letting those who hate us come in RIP us off and then use that money to oppress us in the diaspora; USA, Europe and China. Expand like the white Americans companies are doing. Come to Africa bruv

  9. I’m a just starting Residential Remodeler with the intent to buy and buy delapetated homes remodel and help create affordable homes in our community, the Minneapolis area and beyond it’s encouraging to read a article like this.

  10. The comment about investing in Africa – it really can be done. We manufacture hi vis safety gear, and have much of it cut and sewn in Africa. We started in Rwanda… and had a great experience. The people were helped there, and it worked well from an economics model. Trouble did come, as the treaty that allows favorable importing (AGOA) was not renewed for Rwanda. So we have recently moved manufacturing to Kenya. We have been approached by another in Ethiopia. Manufacturing is beginning to gain strength there. Our office builds wells every year, and the team get an update about the region that is helped. We support Living Water International – and still build the wells in Rwanda

  11. Love what you are doing and have accomplished. Please consider investing in a black-owned bank. It was so sad to see Capitol City Bank fold.

  12. I’m so proud of this job, i will love to work with this beautiful peolpe, i will be glad if my dream come true to work with company, pls help me out?

    • I’m sure that when This company sees your message they have no other choice but to hire you good luck!

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