About Us

By communicating with our clients, listening to and evaluating the client’s needs, R. Lawson Construction Company is able to offer expert advice and utilize the most cost effective building methods in a sensitive coastal environment while emphasizing the quality and structural integrity our clients have come to expect from our homes. A commitment to direct supervision of the job from start to finish involves visiting the job site every day, monitoring the quality of the work and quality of the materials used, and frequent communication with the client throughout the construction process. This “no surprises” approach is the hallmark of our success and the key to your satisfaction.


Rob LawsonPresident
Building has been in the Lawson family for generations. Coming from a long line of builders, developers, and engineers, Rob started R. Lawson Construction Company within a year of graduating from Hampden-Sydney College. From his first carpentry projects in the mid 1980’s to winning the 2005 Parade of Homes in the Unlimited Category, Rob understands his commitment to his homeowners. It is a commitment to quality craftsmanship, attention to detail, and integrity in relationships.

Ed DonohueProject Manager
A long-time veteran of the construction industry, Ed brings nearly 30 years of experience with commercial and residential projects to RLC. His extensive background affords RLC an opportunity to truly set itself apart from the rest of the field in the management of your project.

Renee Descoteaux – Office Manager


Renee has been involved in construction for over 20 years on the Outer Banks.  She  oversees the RLC office and manages your project budget. She also coordinates and advises on client allowances, item selections, and assists with the general flow of your construction project.