Buddy Henley

Chair of the Board of Directors
Henley Construction Co. Inc.

Robert C. “Buddy” Henley, president of Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, is the chair of the Board of Directors for Associated Builders and Contractors. Active in the association on the national and local levels, Henley served in 2022 as secretary and as Mid-Atlantic* region vice chair, a position he had held since 2019. He also served on the board of directors of the ABC Metro Washington Chapter from 2010 to 2017.

Henley began his career in construction at the age of 16. After college, Henley began his career at Henley Construction, which was started by his father Robert J. Henley in 1964. He worked his way up through the ranks, from field work to estimator, then pivoting to project management up to his current position as president, learning the business and industry from the ground up. Henley assumed the role of president in 2007, beginning the second generation of family leadership.

He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in economics.

*Includes Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.