Welcome to J.B. Donaldson

We are Building the Future, Today

We blend a century of expertise with innovative design-build strategies to deliver projects that redefine standards. Our commitment to excellence and client collaboration ensures every project reflects your vision, budget, and timeline.


Collaborative, Predictable, and Successful

At J.B. Donaldson, our approach is centered on partnership and predictability. We engage from concept to completion, ensuring that every project detail aligns with your goals, while maintaining utmost quality, schedule, and cost efficiency.

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Years as Leading Firm
27 +
Annual Construction
$ 73 M

Trusted by 100s of world-class brands and organizations

Efficiency, Accuracy, Satisfaction

The Donaldson Advantage

Experience the Donaldson Advantage – faster project completion, precise budget adherence, and tailored solutions that align with your business objectives. We turn your investment into value-driven results. Our strategic approach enables our clients to:

Move in Sooner

J.B. Donaldson completes projects 30% faster than competitors. We accomplish this through our highly effective processes developed over nearly 100 years of industry experience.

Finish on Budget

Our team is especially skilled at creating hyper-accurate projections. By getting us involved early in the process, our clients benefit from our ability to effectively estimate and adhere to the budget.

Enjoy the Benefits

The expertise we provide early on leads to the desired outcomes for clients, helping them maximize their investments and avoid unnecessary costs and achieving their building goals.

Featured Projects

Diverse Projects, Consistent Excellence

Explore our Portfolio to see the breadth and depth of our work across various sectors. Our projects speak for themselves, showcasing our commitment to delivering quality and innovation in every build.

Staying Ahead of the Curve

Setting Industry Benchmarks

Our commitment to staying ‘Ahead of the Curve’ means proactively tackling challenges to keep your projects on track. With our approach, we consistently meet deadlines and budgets, outperforming industry norms.

At J.B. Donaldson, we anticipate and prevent problems, keeping our clients’ projects on track.

Industry-wide, nearly 70% of our competitor’s projects miss their deadlines and budgets by more than 10%.

Our projects outpace industry standards in hitting budget and deadline targets.

From initial design to final build

Our Comprehensive Solutions

Our expertise spans across design, permitting, pre-development, entitlements, and more, ensuring a seamless and efficient project flow.


Tailoring architectural visions to reality, J.B. Donaldson excels in creating designs that blend aesthetics with functionality.


Navigating the complexities of permits, we ensure compliance and smooth project progression from start to finish.

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Construction Services

Providing top-tier construction services with a focus on quality, efficiency, and client satisfaction.


Expertly handling the preliminary stages, from site analysis to planning, ensuring a solid foundation for successful projects.

Client Testimonials

Hear from Those Who've Built with Us

Explore the experiences of our clients. Their reviews highlight J.B. Donaldson’s commitment to excellence, showcasing our dedication to fulfilling every project’s unique needs with precision and care.

“JR Automation collaborated closely with the team at JB Donaldson to design, construct, and open two facilities in the past five years. Their exceptional professionalism, effective communication, and unwavering support throughout the entire process ensured all challenges were overcome quickly to keep the projects on track. We value their expertise and dedication and would be proud to work with the JBD team again.”

JR Automation Lucy Ballesteros (EHS Specialist)

“For over 20 years, we have had the pleasure of being on the JB Donaldson team. JB Donaldson has proven to be an exceptional developer and general contractor that has a solid track record of delivering well designed projects on time and within budget. The company is well versed in construction projects encompassing many different sectors including industrial, manufacturing, retail, and multi-family among others.

JB Donaldson can be trusted to execute and communicate well from conceptual budgeting through construction to final occupancy with a well experienced team from start to finish. We are proud to be one of the subcontractors that JB Donaldson has on their highly performing team.”

Merlo Construction Brian Misaras, Director of Operations

“JB Donaldson has been Lume’s general contractor for the large majority of our 38 retail locations in Michigan. This included ground up new construction and renovations of existing buildings. Hands on ownership. Excellent design support. Seamless communication with municipalities to manage through the various approval steps.

Rapid and efficient construction process. JBD consistently hits the completion dates which is critical to a business. Strong project leadership team that can simultaneously manage multiple projects throughout the entire State of Michigan.

I strongly recommend JBD for any project and look forward to working with them as we continue to expand the Lume retail footprint.”

Lume Cannabis Co. Doug Hellyar, President & COO

“King Development started working with JB Donaldson in 2008 - the company is a first class, top notch general contractor. Their scheduling coordination is outstanding and their office staff could not work harder and more efficiently for a subcontractor. Their ability to communicate and their loyalty to us has been tremendous.”

King Development Paul Brillati, Owner
Where Vision Meets Execution

Start Your Project with J.B. Donaldson

Ready to transform your ideas into reality? Connect with us to explore how our tailored design-build solutions can elevate your next project.


Frequently Asked Questions

We specialize in a wide range of commercial construction projects including industrial, medical, retail, and multi-family, with a strong focus on the industrial sector.

Absolutely. We offer varying levels of client involvement, from full collaboration in design-build projects to more hands-off approaches where we handle everything.

Our unique design-build approach and extensive industry experience enable us to accurately predict project costs, timelines, and outcomes, ensuring high quality and no surprises.

Yes, we offer comprehensive pre-construction services including site feasibility studies, cost estimating, and scheduling to ensure a smooth construction process.

Through our expert forecasting and proactive management approach, we ensure projects stay on budget and on schedule, often outperforming industry standards.

Our century-long legacy, the predictability of our process, and our commitment to meeting client visions with practical and innovative solutions set us apart.