“Quality design and construction” 

John murrell, President Conquest USA

John murrell, President Conquest USA

Because of our extensive experience in construction work, we have a clear understanding that the resources of our organization are a fundamental key to the success of a project. CONQUEST USA, INC. has a unique set of skills allowing us to complete infrastructure and specialized construction projects that include concrete, sheeting, pile driving, utilities, site work and electrical. Our customers receive outstanding responsiveness and customer service, quality design and construction and a partnership that will deliver their project in an economical, timely and ‘hassle-free’ manner. Professional conduct, organization, coordination and follow-up are afforded every project.

A lot has changed in Hampton Roads since Howard and Betty Murrell started their business back in 1969. With its beginning as Quality Electric Co., the main focus of the company was on local gas station electrical work. Incorporated in 1973 as Quality Engineering Company, Inc. (QE), the new name reflected the company’s growth and shift to general contracting and petroleum-related service work. QE eventually expanded its operations to include heavy civil, buildings, utility and mechanical piping installations, and asphalt and concrete paving. With a growing geographical presence in the Mid-Atlantic and evolution of project experience, the company name was again changed in 1994 to Quality Enterprises USA, Inc.

Having developed into a highly regarded construction firm with a reputation for quality performance in the areas of major civil, building, and specialized construction, Quality Enterprises underwent yet another change in 2017. While QE’s corporate office in Naples, Florida kept the company name, the Mid-Atlantic regional office in Chesapeake, Virginia became Conquest USA, Inc. Conquest USA continues to operate under the leadership of John Murrell, with many of the same personnel, some of whom have been with the company for well over twenty years.

Conquest USA is proud to continue to provide quality construction services with the same level of effective management and high-quality workmanship it has been known for throughout its history in Hampton Roads.

Working with Conquest has been a great experience.
They have provided innovative and cost saving solutions,
assigned professional and knowledgeable staff,
and been very responsive to the project owner’s various requests
throughout the scope of work. Conquest is a valued partner in the successful execution
of this construction project!
- Jonas Alered, P.E. @vbgov.com

John Murrell, President John Murrell’s construction experience spans more than 35 years and includes managing large, complex specialty construction projects, and providing oversight and direction for construction processes and operations. He has been responsible for operations at satellite branches in Atlanta, Nashville, Biloxi and New Orleans. John is a graduate of Old Dominion University and a life-long resident of Virginia Beach. As owner and president of Conquest USA, Inc., John oversees all construction operations and business development.



Brandon Sawyer, Estimator Brandon has over ten years of construction experience in estimating civil construction projects in the Hampton Roads area and serves as the primary Estimator for Conquest USA, Inc. With his extensive construction background, and a degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University, Brandon easily handles all facets of the bid process from initial bid document procurement, solicitation, takeoff and pricing, job review, and bid document assembly and submission. He is a lifelong resident of Chesapeake where he resides with his wife and son.


Adam Shepherd, Project Manager Adam Shepherd is a project manager who joined our team in 2007. He has a customer-focused management approach that all of our clients welcome and appreciate. A bachelor of arts degree from Regent University, and extensive experience in the construction industry, have equipped him with a unique detail-oriented skillset. Adam’s aptitude to manage complex projects with challenging timelines, budgets, and administrative requirements is unparalleled. He has managed projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NAVFAC (U.S. Navy), Hampton Roads Municipalities, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, as well as local private developers, and his ability to effectively manage and communicate with our clients, operations staff, subcontractors, and vendors make him an essential asset to our team.


Shawn Sherlock, Facilities Manager As the Facilities & Maintenance Manager for Conquest USA, Shawn provides support for the field crews by managing and maintaining our building facilities, grounds, equipment, fleet and daily field consumables. The numerous skills he brings from over 25 years of experience in the construction and service industry include: Servicing electronics, hydraulics, HVAC, plumbing and electrical. He has also served in the capacity of a superintendent and project manager and has constructed projects from cellular towers to large complex airport related projects.

Vincent Macdonald, Project Superintendent A Project Superintendent with over 25 years of construction experience, Vinnie serves as Conquest’s Government QAQC Specialist, overseeing and reviewing our Quality Assurance Quality Control program on government projects. He is a graduate of the Plumbing Apprenticeship Program and has held a Master Plumber Designation. Vinnie has constructed multifaceted projects throughout his career including: Airfield Maintenance, Utilities, Petroleum, Pumping Stations and Levee Systems to name a few. Vinnie works hard to make sure Conquest and our customers have a positive and successful experience.