D.W. Wilburn served as the general contractor for the new Bluegrass Stockyards complex, which is to house the largest cattle market east of the Mississippi River. The facility features a 190,000-square-foot sales pavilion and a 40,000-square-foot administrative office on 100 acres of property adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park on Ironworks Pike. The new complex in rural Fayette County was chosen to replace the former urban site because of the easy access to I-75 and I-64. 

The new Bluegrass Stockyar replaces the historic 10-acre stockyards complex that was destroyed in 2016, by a massive fire.

Project challenges included ensuring nearby communities that siting and environmental controls would prevent groundwater contamination.  

D.W. Wilburn is the general contractor of this new high school located in Lexington, Kentucky. The 280,000-sqare-foot school is situated on 65 acres along Winchester Road and is being constructed in response to the rapid population growth in eastern Fayette County.

Frederick Douglass High School is a state-of-the-art facility designed by the combined team of Tate Hill Jacobs Architects with Design Architect Perkins and Will as a flexible, 21st-century instructional space with the inclusion of both a "living lab" and traditional classrooms to be used to prepare students for STEM careers.

Students will begin studies in the new high school in August of 2017.

D.W. Wilburn served as general contractor on this new elementary school located in Lexington, Kentucky. The new facility was built in response to continuously growing population on the south side of the county.

This new 73,900-square foot facility includes general classrooms, specialty classrooms, a cafeteria and gymnasium, a media center, and administrative offices and support spaces.

The building will be constructed in a single story with a structural steel building frame and include services for general plumbing, fire protection, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, electric work, communication and technology.

Wellington Elementary was built as the first “green” elementary school in the district.

D.W. Wilburn served as both part-owner and general contractor on the 300 Soward Boulevard Building for the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Frankfort, Kentucky. The project is utilizes the design-build-finance-develop and maintain delivery method. This unique project approach included phased design, permitting and construction, including a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) for construction as well as long-term maintenance throughout the term of the lease. That GMP was established at contract award prior to construction based on limited design development drawings.

The 371,000-SF facility includes office and support spaces for five different cabinets for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The first floor also includes a separate food service area. The building was constructed for optimum energy efficiency, and achieved LEED certification.

Project challenges included beginning construction at the downturn of the building cycle, site issues including sink holes and significant amounts of rock, an extremely short 13-month design and construction window for a project of the overall size and scope.