Serving Northwest Arkansas Since 2005
History of Da Vinci
The grandson of a US Veteran/Builder, a successful Chemical Engineer who has led numerous multi-million dollar projects, combined with a passion for custom home building launched the creation of Da Vinci Construction, Inc.
President, Brian Lehmann, founded the company in February 2005 serving the Northwest Arkansas area. His mission, with wife and high school sweetheart, Michelle, was to build forever homes and spaces where dreams are created and memories are made.
Da Vinci primarily built custom homes in the early years throughout Benton and Washington counties. During the recession, the company continued business by shifting to a very strong remodel and renovation market where opportunities mainly came through word of mouth. Their consistent focus on the customer, the application of project management principles, and the practice of energy-efficient building has led to a successful business that thrives on referrals.
This continued success has been built on the trust and partnership of the best of the best sub-contractors in the Northwest Arkansas area. The majority of these relationships are 10+ years and counting. In addition to the long-standing team of subs, Da Vinci has recently added a full-time foreman and additional skilled contractors. This will allow Da Vinci to scale for the continued growth in serving the Nation’s #4 Best Places to Live.
This increased growth over the last few years gave Michelle the opportunity to leave her 20+ year career in Engineering and join her husband in their shared dream of building homes for others. They value each opportunity as a partnership and strive to continually learn and improve. They share these values with their daughter, Bailey, and son, Keegan.
If you are looking to partner with someone who values your dreams and investment, a neighbor who has your back, and a trusted builder, call Da Vinci today. Let us build your masterpiece.
Brian & Michelle Lehmann
Brian, President & Founder, was born and raised in Mena, AR. He was a National Merit Scholar and Mena High School Salutatorian. Brian earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Magna Cum Lande at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He started his career working for Dow Chemical in Plaquemine, LA. After a few years, Brian returned home to Arkansas to be closer to family working for several companies in the area before starting Da Vinci. He is a well-respected builder, engineer, and project manager with 20+ years of experience in the manufacturing and construction industries.
Michelle, Vice President, was born in Arizona and moved to Mena, AR as a teenager. After recovering from cultural shock, meeting her future husband, and making lifelong friends, Michelle also graduated Mena High with honors. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Michelle joined Brian at Dow Chemical and later moved back to the area to be closer to family. She continued her engineering career working for five Fortune 100 companies across four different industries in multiple leadership positions.
We strive to build forever homes & spaces where dreams are created & memories are made