Whether you are planning to renovate, remodel, add an addition to your existing facility or build a new building, our design / build project delivery method allows us to seek out the most economical way to build consistent with your objectives. It permits faster occupancy of your building and provides alternate ways to keep the project within your budget. 


Since Jan. 1, 1958, the pioneer of metal building systems in the Central Virginia area is ready to put its knowledge and experience to work for you. If you are considering a new building or an addition to your existing facility then a pre-engineered metal building may be your answer. Metal Buildings offer the following benefits: 

  • Faster Construction

  • Lower Life Cycle Cost

  • Design Flexibility

  • Low Maintenance

  • Energy Efficient 

  • Environmentally Friendly

  • Cost Savings

Pre-Engineered Metal Buildings


Virginia Class A Building Contractor, Modern Buildings offers complete turn-key construction for new commercial / industrial facilities, additions and renovations.  

We also offer industrial maintenance construction: In-plant changes, concrete, carpentry, light steel fabrication, and installation, from mezzanines to showrooms, fixed price or time and material arrangements are available. 

General Contracting

If your existing roof is approaching the end of its useful life, a retrofit roof system is the ideal solution. A retrofit roof system allows us to install a new metal roof system over top of your existing built-up, single ply or metal roof eliminating the need for costly tear-off and disposal.  On flat roofs, a light gauge metal framing system is installed to create slope for proper drainage, eliminating problems with ponding water.  Work can be performed without disrupting your business, and insulation can be added, making your building more energy efficient. 

Retrofit Roofing

In many cases we can extend the life of your existing roof and  eliminate your roof leaks at a substantially lower cost than that of the investment in a new roof. 

Coatings can also improve your buildings energy efficiency by reducing cooling cost. 

We offer coatings / roof restoration systems for metal, built-up and single ply roof systems. 

Roof Coatings 

As developer of First Lynchburg

Industrial Park we offer excellent building sites for industry and support services in this corporate community.


Build to suit packages are available for ownership or lease. 

The Lynchburg area is the U.S. Headquarters for several major corporations, ranging from pharmaceuticals to nuclear power. Lynchburg has four colleges and two universities and is ranked by Forbes Magazine and several other national publications as one of the best places to live and do business in the country.


For any inquiries, questions or recommendations, please call: 434-385-5210 or fill out the following form



P.O. Box  1197

Lynchburg, VA 24505

2347 Lakeside Dr.  

Lynchburg, VA 24501



Tel: 434-385-5210

Fax: 434-385-5205

To apply for a job with Modern Buildings, Inc. Please send a cover letter together with your Resume to: jthornhill@modernbuildingsinc.com




Since Jan. 1 1958 Modern Buildings, Inc. has specialized in pre-engineered metal building construction. What started with the sale of metal buildings, soon came to include erecting those buildings, followed by request for concrete foundation and floor work along with other trades as well. This led to Modern Buildings offering full general contracting services.

Through the years Modern Buildings has completed projects for many well known businesses such as Simplimatic Engineering, General Electric, B&W, Belgium Tool & Die, N.B. Handy, Skateland of Lynchburg, W.W. Novelty, Central Virginia Community Services, Dodson Bros. Exterminating, Pepsi and many more. 

Over the years our services have expanded to include the development of First Lynchburg Industrial Park, Retro-fit Roofing and Roof Coatings. 



60th Anniversary



Year Established 
Started Offering Roof Coatings






The right location to give your business room to grow. FIRST LYNCHBURG INDUSTRIAL PARK is situated between two limited access highways, located right off of the Lynchburg Expressway / U.S. Rt. 29 and Rt. 460 via the new Odd Fellows Road/460 Interchange (Opened in the fall of 2018), close  proximity to the Lynchburg Regional Airport, Fed Ex, UPS, the Main Post Office, DMV, Virginia Employment Commission, River Ridge Mall, Hotels and area trucking companies. 

  • Zoned I-3 the Park allows manufacturing , warehousing and industrial support facilities

  • Located in City of Lynchburg Enterprise Zone

  • All utilities, including natural gas, are available 

  • Sites available from 2 - 20 acres

  • Turn key - build to suit packages available for ownership or lease

Complete Development services for ownership or lease are available. 


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