Our History

 original company logo

original company logo

 Ridgeway inn

Ridgeway inn

Founded in 1981 by Joe Savage, Metro Construction has been building throughout the Memphis area for over 35 years. In its early days, Metro was an interior specialties company, but with a key “breakout” job in the late 80’s (the remodeling of The Ridgeway Inn) new opportunities were discovered. Once in the role of General Contractor, Metro launched into various commercial projects of all shapes and sizes across the Mid-South, and has not slowed down since. 

Throughout the years Metro has been involved in Memphis’ most recognizable developments and historical projects including renovations of the Peabody Hotel, redevelopment of the Peabody Place Historic Block, constructing the Fire Museum of Memphis, remodeling the historic WDIA building and more. Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail has helped Metro secure a reputation of being the construction company for historic renovations. 

Whether Metro is on the job for FedEx, renovating the Lipscomb & Pitts Building or working for any of the thousands of customers over the last three decades, we continue to surpass expectations every time. Metro has created valuable relationships, cultivated repeat business, and built a reputation for quality construction and exceptional customer service. 

Our Mission

Our mission at Metro Construction is to provide exceptional customer service to each of our clients by devoting our time and attention to every job, from start to finish.

Our People

 joe t. savage, ceo

joe t. savage, ceo

Joe Savage is a second generation contractor who started in the painting industry working for his father, Clifford Savage. Joe has over 45 years of experience in the construction business. 

His efforts have built Metro Construction into the premier commercial construction company it is today. With Joe's leadership, service and attention to detail, Metro has developed a reputation of experience and expertise. 

Presently, Metro staffs a team over 25 strong including estimators, project managers, superintendents and field crews. Since 1981, Metro has completed tens of thousands of projects exceeding $625 million.

Ownership: Joe Savage (CEO), Ryan Savage (VP), Matt Savage (VP) & Jeff Savage (VP).