Big enough to get the job done,

small enough to care. ®

“It’s about our people.”

– Scott W. Pray

Who We Are

D.F. Pray is a single-source contractor providing a wide range of services that include design build, preconstruction, construction management and general contracting. Our portfolio includes ground up, new construction, renovation of retail projects, including roll-outs, tenant fit-outs, commercial/industrial facilities as well as educational, public, and occupied renovations executed through our five offices: Main Office & Corporate, Seekonk, MA; Boston, MA; New Bedford, MA; Nashville, TN; New Haven, CT.

Our emphasis is on the client and their specific needs. We take the lead in managing the complex design, planning, and construction every owner faces during the preconstruction, planning phase, and/or the construction process itself, the activities and objectives of the project team are designed to create value for the client while achieving the maximum scheduling and budgetary outcomes.

KORE, Keeping Our Reputation Excellent, is the bedrock of our business and begins with building excellence for our clients.

Our Team




Our History

Since its founding in 1959 by C. Edward Pray, D.F. Pray has been building excellence by specializing in hands-on, design build, general contracting services, regionally and nationally. Edward’s son, Scott W. Pray, continues the family tradition of building excellence started by his father. D.F. Pray currently employs over 86 industry professionals.


Kara Anderson

From their executive team to their on-site superintendent and craftsmen, D.F. Pray is professional, committed and attentive to details at every level. Though the timeline and budget were impacted by Covid, they did an exceptional job in shepherding the project through the challenges, and we recommend them without reservation.

Kara Anderson

Senior Project Manager and Director of Preservation,
Architectural Heritage Foundation

Jason Jewhurst, AIA

The successful transformation of the Charles River Speedway is a result of the diligence,  efficiency, and adaptability of D.F. Pray General Contractors. This dynamic project is a testament to the power of teamwork, and we are grateful our team included D.F. Pray.

Jason Jewhurst, AIA

Partner + Principal,
Bruner/Cott Architects

Mark E. Conley, P.E.

D.F. Pray?s dedication, hard work and commitment to the various projects that we have completed together is both impressive and beyond expectation. Working with D.F. Pray has been a wonderful experience.

Mark E. Conley, P.E.

VP of Construction & Development,
Linear Retail


The PF Foundation is supported by D.F. Pray General Contractors. We had been donating to various charities for many years, when one of our own, Ron Carr, was struck with Leukemia. The PF Foundation was created in Ron’s memory and continues with him in mind as we raise funds in support of finding a cure. The “419” Sail is a reminder of Ron and his passion for sailing.

The mission of The PF Foundation (PFF) continues in its endeavors to fund research to help eradicate Leukemia and Lymphoma, Neuroblastoma, Pancreatic Cancer, and fund research for Southcoast Health.