Our History

Who We Are

Integrity and ingenuity cornerstone the TEEL trademark. From mega malls to quaint country inns throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, TEEL has been building excellence since 1987.

The company has been built by treating our clients as we would want to be treated. Specifically, we take a team approach by keeping our commitments, by providing a quality finished project, and by quickly correcting problems.


TEEL begins work with LIDL – Chantilly becomes a landmark project at $5.8M.

  • Richmond, VA satellite branch established.
  • COVID-19 pandemic hits. Over $49M of bids were either cancelled or indefinitely postponed due to the pandemic.
  • Bonding capacity increased to $85M aggregate in the middle of the pandemic, highlighting the company’s financial strength.
  • Westwood Country Club in Vienna, VA becomes the company’s 2nd landmark project booked for the year.
  • Overall volume of work bid crossed the $300M threshold for the first time.

After 8 months of planning and a massive team effort, the company’s Standard Operating Procedures are rolled out.

  • The company held its 1st Trade Partner Appreciation Day [TPAD]
  • After 20 years with Insurance Associates, the company signs on with Delmarva Surety.
  • Our Senior Superintendent role is established, leading to the promotion of 7 superintendents who had been with the company for 5+ years.
  • With 4 jobs in progress for KinderCare valued over $11M, our educational client became our 3rd largest customer for the year.

The company has 10 women in the organization – a first crossing this threshold.

  • TEEL was brought in to build the Washington Golf & Country Club’s halfway house, the company’s first country club project.
  • TEEL enters into a collaboration agreement with Heidenberger Construction, Inc. [HCI], adding 5 new staff and the SCI Funeral Homes account to
    the team.
  • The company books over $60M in revenues, earning a place on the Washington Business Journal’s Top 30 Largest General Contractors List.

The “Year of ALDI” represented 38 projects booked and completed in DC, MD, NC, PA and VA.

  • In October, Parker Teel assumed title of CEO and Spencer Teel was named President.
  • The first floor expansion opens in November to allow our team to continue our growth.
  • The company clears $55M at the FYE and crosses the 70 employee mark.

Signed lease in May for TEEL’s Midtown Manhattan satellite office to support our NYC-based customers.

  • Our Vice President, Joe Ellingsworth celebrates his 25-year tenure with TEEL.
  • Work with Dominion Power, Pret A Manger, and HSBC begins.
  • The company clears $40M at the FYE and crosses the 50 employee mark.

In December, the new Fairfax headquarters opens to support the company’s growth.

The 2nd and 3rd floor office is designed to accommodate 9 additional people. These seats would quickly be accounted for over the next 18 months.

  • Chillum and Channing marks TEEL’s 1st medical marijuana facility.
  • Lincoln Memorial roof repair was completed for the National Park Service.
  • Parker is acknowledged as the CBN Businessman of the Year.
  • The company clears $20M in May, $25M in June, $30M in July, and $35M in August.

Smashburger national roll-out begins with the Dupont Circle build-out. 21 jobs valued over $7.5M have been completed as of December, 2017.

  • ALDI begins with a facade paint job in Edgewood, MD. Over 90 projects valued over $60M have been completed for this client as of December, 2017.
  • TEEL completes Tysons Corner Center Phase I Common Corridor Renovation. Phase III would be completed 2 years later.
  • EDENS begins with the Angelika Film Center Pop-up at Union Market. Over 25 jobs valued at $10.5M have been completed as of December, 2017.
  • TEEL completes 7 restaurants at DCA/IAD concurrently, pulling half of the company’s personnel on the projects.
  • TEEL’s 1st ground-up ALDI in Waynesboro, VA is completed and marks its 1st ground-up project since Foxchase in 2005.
  • PNC work begins. TEEL begins CM agreement with WashREIT.

TEEL begins work with Zadig and Voltaire in Aventura, FL.

  • The successful completion of this project would lead to the completion of Zadig’s Canadian roll-out in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
  • TEEL begins working with Lord & Taylor on shop-inshops on the East Coast. This begins negotiations with Saks Off 5th jobs that would begin 4 years later in 2016.
  • C. Wonder account begins.

Morgan Stanley (MSSB) begins with the 1st job in Charleston, WV. Over 30 projects valued at $7M would be completed over the next 3 years.

  • Over 100 jobs are booked FY 2011.

Vino Volo Dulles International Airport marks TEEL’s first airport restaurant.

  • The high-end restaurant and bar, Circa Clarendon in Arlington, VA is awarded.

TEEL begins work with The Rappaport Companies.

Kaplan carries TEEL through the recession and accounts for nearly 75% of the company’s book. While many GC’s are laying people off, TEEL was hiring.


On October 1st, TEEL rents office space in Oakland, CA to better service national clients including Kaplan and Federated Department Stores (Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s).


TEEL goes international on sovereign soil with the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt addition and renovation in Northwest, DC.

Paper Source’s national roll out begins with TEEL completing 15 projects over the next 4 years throughout the East Coast.


In June, TEEL was awarded the Foxchase Shopping Center redevelopment for Washington Real Estate Investment Trust.

The project marks TEEL’s largest project as of December, 2017, just under $10M.


The first Kaplan job was awarded to TEEL in DC.

Over 250 projects throughout the country valued at over $40M would be completed through the next 12 years under Kaplan’s various programs including Score!, Kaplan Test Prep, Kaplan University, Kaplan International, and Kaplan Higher Education.


TEEL completed its first airport retail store — America! at Dulles International Airport.

  • The first modifications of TEEL’s headquarters were made to accommodate a larger staff.
  • The company clears $15M in September.



TEEL built a 5-story Country Inn & Suites in Lawrenceville, GA. The project marked the 8th ground-up hotel in TEEL’s portfolio.

Several additional Country Inn & Suites, Sleep Inns, Microtels, Hampton Inns, and Holiday Inns were completed in the late 90’s.

  • TEEL was awarded its first educational project with Notre Dame Academy in Washington, DC.
  • Hershey, PA office phased out.

TEEL began working with Douglas Development on 6010 Executive Boulevard in Rockville, MD. The company clears $10M in September.


Satellite office in Hershey, PA opens.

TEEL begins working at Dulles International Airport while completing terminal work for Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority (MWAA).

TEEL built its first ground-up Weis Markets store in Lebanon, PA.


TEEL became a base building contractor for the first time at the Factory Stores Shopping Center in Hershey, PA and became known for more than interior space renovations.


Macy’s/Bloomingdale’s work begins. TEEL has completed over 300 projects for Federated Department Stores (as of December, 2017).

  • TEEL’s completion of Butterfield 9 Restaurant in NW, DC wins an AIA Award of Excellence.

Bloomingdale’s façade renovation at Tysons Corner Center took TEEL from red to black.

  • First year of operation (FYE 9/30/88) booked $1.8M in revenue.

Bice Ristorante in Atlanta, GA marked the first out-of-state project for TEEL.


The company cleared its first $1.0M in April while completing the build-out of Bice Ristorante at 60l Pennsylvania Ave, NW.


On December 2nd, PTCC incorporated to TEEL Construction, Inc. and moved into a new office space at 768 Walker Road in Great Falls, VA. The company would be headquartered there for the next 28 years.


Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. awards PTCC demolition and structural portions of the Tysons Corner Mall redevelopment, converting the lower level truck driveway/storage into tenant spaces.

PTCC was subsequently awarded over a dozen tenant build-outs following the conversion. TEEL has been on the property as a preferred contractor ever since.


Parker Teel Construction Company (PTCC) forms with Parker Teel as sole proprietor.

  • Notable projects: Chez Francois and River Club

Parker Teel and Peter Gundlach started T&G Enterprises, Inc. The company focused on new home construction, additions and small commercial projects.