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.
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.
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 of 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.
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 sexual abuse that would focus on victims who are now in adulthood but still grappling with trauma.
Moody previously was identified as a construction partner but will now take on an ownership stake in the development if approved by the board.