About Us

D.S. Powell Construction is locally owned and operated in Davis, CA. Since 1977, we have been specializing in new home building as well as beautifully incorporated home remodels and additions.

You can see the quality of our work throughout Davis, from zero lot line homes in Green Meadows Subdivision to million dollar homes in North Davis Farms, Oak Shade and Northstar. Owners, Dan Powell and his son Joel Chessher, can assist you with your project from engineering and design to plans, permits and Title-24.


Dan Powell

Dan Powell began D.S. Powell Construction Company in 1977. He built many small subdivisions, townhouses and apartments in and around the greater Sacramento area. In 1986 he built out the last 15 homes in Green Meadows and moved to Davis the following year with his wife Betsy and son Joel. He’s built commercial projects and restaurants around town and many custom homes in almost every major subdivision in Davis. For the past eight years he and his son Joel (project manager) have concentrated on remodels and additions with an emphasis on custom kitchens and baths with extreme attention to detail and customer satisfaction.

Joel Chessher

Joel Chessher grew up in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1994. Now a husband and father of two, Joel has been working with Dan since the year 2000. As partner and project manager of D.S. Powell Construction, Joel specializes in customer assistance as well as the every day on-site supervision and hands on construction of each project.