Bachelor of Science

Architectural Engineering

University of Colorado


Houston, TX

48 Yrs at Harvey | Harvey-Cleary
48 Yrs in Construction

David E. Harvey Jr.

Co-Chairman of the Board

One of David E. Harvey, Sr.’s 11 children, David E. Harvey Jr. was born and raised in Houston, Texas and started working for Harvey Construction as a laborer prior to graduating from high school. David studied Architecture at Notre Dame before completing his architectural engineering degree at the University of Colorado. In 1986, he became President and Chief Executive Officer of the company and currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Board. David continues to follow in his father’s footsteps with Harvey | Harvey-Cleary . He takes pride in seeing our project teams manage competing deliverables with adept skills and their ability to complete projects that our entire community can be proud of. He is most passionate about human capital and the hiring, training and development of Harvey | Harvey-Cleary’s future leaders. David feels the investment in these relationships is especially gratifying when our future leaders develop relationships with clients based on trust and respect.

David’s wife is a college professor at Rice University. Together, they have three sons, two daughters, and six grandchildren. David was a prior President of the Rice Design Alliance, Board Chair for Catholic Charities, Vice Chair of the Board at the University of St. Thomas and currently resides on Strake Jesuit and St. John High Schools’ boards. A fixture in the construction community, David has also received an honorary doctorate from the University of St. Thomas, the Houston Business Journal Lifetime Achievement award, ACRP Real Estate Professional the NAIOP Howard Horne Legacy Award, Entrepreneur of the Year honor from Ernst & Young and most recently the Red News Lifetime Achievement Award.

What’s the best advice David can give someone?

“Find a career you are passionate about. Give it your all while keeping your standards high. Don’t compromise your values, and develop and nurture lasting relationships. Show people you care and, above all, try to maintain a healthy balance.”


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