About Us

Our History

S.B. Cox has been in business for more than 60 years.

From tearing down countless structures that have included old roller coasters, deteriorating medical facilities, university buildings, industrial sites, homes, and more, S.B. Cox has a long history of serving customers throughout Virginia and surrounding states.

The company was founded as a demolition contractor and construction service provider in 1963. As owner, S. Barbee Cox III continues the work his parents began more than a half century ago.

Sidney Barbee Cox, Jr.

1937 – 2023

Company founder and entrepreneur, Sidney Barbee Cox, Jr. was considered a pioneer in the demolition industry. He was also a farmer, family man, race-car driver, horseman, pilot, and member of the Coast Guard Reserves. 


Sidney Barbee Cox, Jr. founds the demolition company, S.B. Cox.


S.B. Cox opens a landfill in Chesterfield County.


The company adds a roll-off dumpster business with 1,500 containers and one truck.


S.B. Cox launches a portable toilet business, which now includes more than 3,000 units.


Our first concrete crusher is purchased.


We enter the ready-mix concrete business, which now operates nine plants in Central Virginia.


S.B. Cox builds its first construction & demolition recycling facility in Richmond.


We open a second facility, Yorktown Recycling.


Mike Fanelli is named president of S.B. Cox.

The Team

The team is the heart of our family-owned business. Our dedicated managers and more than 250 employees are treated like family. Many workers have been with us for years and are moving up the ranks to manage the business.

We value our company’s strong leadership history. For more than two decades, S. Barbee Cox III headed the business founded by his father, Sidney Barbee Cox, Jr., who retired in 2000. Mike Fanelli now serves as president. Our first priority is the safety and well-being of all who serve on our team.

The Fleet

S.B. Cox has a large fleet of specialized demolition equipment ranging from high-reach excavators to skid steers. We own more than 300 pieces of demolition equipment and more than 150 transportation vehicles, including dump trucks, roll-off trucks, and road tractors.

We’ve got whatever your job demands, from mechanical and hydraulic cranes to rock crushers, stump grinders, and various attachments, including concrete pulverizers, hydraulic shears, universal processors, and grapples.

We want to hear from you.

Let’s do business.

© S.B. Cox, Inc.

S.B. Cox has been a leader in the demolition industry for more than 60 years.

901 Potomac Street
Richmond, VA 23231
United States

(804) 222-3500 sales@sbcoxdemolition.com