ECF Worldwide Headquarters Topping Off Celebration
ECF Engineering Consultants is an engineering and consulting company that provides consultation and technical solution services to the Electrical Energy Markets. Congrats to the amazing team of CHAMPIONS who have been working day in and day out to complete the structure of this building!
Overtown Youth Center Nears Completion
Get a glimpse of this brand new monolith in the heart of Miami! The OYC is a youth development program instituted by the Mourning Family Foundation, providing comprehensive services to at-risk-youth (from kindergartners to 25-year-olds) and their families, all of whom live in some of the most underserved neighborhoods in South Florida. OYC’s primary goal is to bridge educational, social, and emotional gaps; while providing family services to include housing, financial assistance, health care, and employment. The OYC provides in school, after school, summer, family, and post-high services, as well as providing hot catered meals to over 500 students daily across four different locations in Miami-Dade County.
WHAT'S BEEN SAID
The Future Is Bright
September 15, 2023
D. Stephenson Construction was a participant at the Architects and Engineers Summit Honoring Hispanic Heritage Month event presented by the School District of Palm Beach County. Prominent Hispanic Architects and Engineers currently working for the district were there to provide mentorship to 42 students from local Palm Beach high schools. D. Stephenson champion, Jorge Perez, who operates as the Design Director of Program Management for The Schools District of Palm Beach County, shared his architecture knowledge and advice from his many years of management experience overseeing the planning and construction of capital projects for aspiring architectural students entering the field. Also, D. Stephenson champion, Jay Angel, VP of Operations talked with ambitious engineering students from the perspective of the engineer’s role in construction. Both Jorge and Jay were inspired by the students’ passion and were impressed with their thoughtful questions. The future certainly looks bright for our industry!
D. Stephenson providing CM at Risk Services for Overtown Youth Center
August 11, 2023
D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. provided Construction Management at Risk Services for the OYC Miami (Overtown Youth Center) project which is near completion and consists of the comprehensive redevelopment of the community center, renovation of the existing gym, and 51,200 SF of new construction. The new 2 and 3-story structure, which will serve as the central hub for the Mourning Family Foundation’s flagship programs, includes offices, classrooms, specialty labs and studios, a warming kitchen, meeting rooms, a wellness center, a multi-purpose room, and terrace areas. The project was being constructed on a tight site located near downtown Miami.
ECF World Headquarters topping off celebration
April 27, 2023
D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. recently celebrated the topping out of the new World Headquarters for ECF Engineering Consultants. D. Stephenson Construction, in conjunction with CORE Construction, are providing Construction Management services for this 2-story tilt-up class A office structure with administration offices, conference rooms, work stations, and elevators. There will be Sage glazing (industry-leading smart glass solution), a thermal ice storage chiller system, and a rooftop PV system for solar energy.
Dwayne Stephenson is panelists at the Urban League of Broward County seminar, Scaling Your Business Through Certification
April 27, 2023
D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. was recently at the Urban League of Broward County for their seminar, Scaling Your Business Through Certification. Dwayne Stephenson was one of three panelists, alongside Robert Ballou, an Officer with Broward Schools Economic Development & Diversity Compliance Department and Monica Cupid, V.P. of Operations for the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC). The goal of the outreach event was to provide a gateway for information and resources for small and disadvantaged business enterprises to increase their viability by getting certified and thereby scale their organizations. D. Stephenson showed the audience that it is possible for minority businesses to succeed in this market and beyond that we can S.H.A.R.E. our resources and reap the synergistic benefits. The D. Stephenson Construction S.H.A.R.E. Academy is a novel assistance program that assists S/M/WBE firms to go through the prequalification and certification processes and lowers barriers for participation in the bidding process.
Scaling your Business Through Certification
April 13, 2023
Are you looking for real-world and actionable solutions to grow your business? Then join us on Saturday, April 15th, as D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. will be one of several panelists for the Urban League of Broward County’s inspiring seminar, Scaling Your Business Through Certification. We’ll be showing you several tools of the trade, including how to leverage certification to win contracts, and how you can set the stage to enable and support growth in your company. https://lnkd.in/eYwHSzQp
SAFETY and TEAMWORK are our highest priorities
March 31, 2023
D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. culminated the month of March with a five-star safety lunch & learn hosted by UES (Universal Engineering Sciences). SAFETY and TEAMWORK are our highest priorities; this is evidenced in our excellent Experience Modification Rating (EMR) rating of 0.80! This month we had the opportunity to get the latest information about Fire Protection & Electrical Safety Protocol. Thank you D. Stephenson Champion TEAM and to the UES experts!
Welcome Jermaine McMinns, new Project Superintendent
March 31, 2023
D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. welcomes Jermaine McMinns to our team as a new Project Superintendent, bringing years of Construction Management & Superintendent experience. Jermaine has displayed great fortitude within the public sector, successfully completing projects for local government CRA’s (Community Redevelopment Agencies) with a focus on rehabilitating urban community landmarks for Fort Lauderdale’s Sistrunk Corridor, Delray Beach Housing, City of North Miami Beach, and Broward County. He also oversaw daily operations for the U.S Custom & Border Protection Treasure Coast Airport expansion and renovation project, and several other office buildouts and expansions for governmental and private entities. Jermaine credits his success in the construction field to a strong work ethic, being a supportive team player, meeting deadlines in a timely manner, and consistently exceeding employer’s and client’s expectations.
D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., serving as the Owner’s Representative on the new construction of the Central Charter School
March 22, 2023
Building Hope! D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., serving as the Owner’s Representative on the new construction of the Central Charter School, was thrilled to attend the Groundbreaking recently and celebrate with owner Hugh Jarrett, President & CEO, Broward Schools Commissioner Torey Alston, Broward Schools Superintendent Dr. Earlean Smiley, and Central Charter School Principal John Billingsley. Congratulations all, we are looking forward to the next project milestone!
South Florida Leaders - Virtual Table Talk in Honor of National Black Business Month
August 18, 2021
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Office of Economic Opportunity is so proud to present these South Florida Leaders for our Virtual Table Talk celebrating National Black Business Month. Join us and this excellent set of panelists via @zoom on Thursday 8/26/21 at 4:00 p.m. See you there!
Kravis Center For The Performing Arts Announces Two New Life Trustees
June 11, 2021
After serving 12 years on the Board of The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, Mark Levy and Joseph Sanches will be awarded the designation of Life Trustee, beginning July 1, 2021. "Their leadership and business expertise has contributed immensely to the overall success of Palm Beach County's cultural crown jewel. The Kravis Center is honored to have their continued involvement and guidance as Life Trustees," said Jeffrey Stoops, Kravis Center Board Chairman. Mr. Levy and Mr. Sanches were awarded special Tiffany & Co. pentastars honoring their dedication and service to the Kravis Center. As Life Trustees, they will continue to serve on various committees for the Center.
Touchdown D. Stephenson: Historic Miramar Public Safety Complex!
April 20, 2021
DSC recently celebrated the completion and unveiling of the new Historic Miramar Public Safety Complex during the ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour on April 13. Located at 6920 SW 35th St., the 24,000SF LEED building will serve as a police substation featuring Crime Scene and Property units, Dive Team Operations, SWAT Team Logistics and a Community Room that can be used by residents. The substation will also be used by patrol officers working in East Historical Miramar.
2017 Distinguished Black Business of the Year
February 16, 2017
DSC was honored by the Black Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County with the 2017 Distinguished Black Business of the Year Award. The award is presented to a business that has been in operation for more than five years, exemplifies excellence in business operations, growth, and community involvement and has made a significant impact on the community and economic development base in Palm Beach County.
Broward College Vendor Spotlight
May 12, 2016
D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. is Florida's largest African American-owned construction services firm. Founded in 1992 by former Miami Dolphin and NFL Hall of Famer Dwight Stephenson, and his wife Dinah, DSC continues to be dedicated to building long lasting client relationships by providing unequaled service to its South Florida clients. DSC provides its clients with comprehensive construction services utilizing a variety of project delivery models including Program Management, Construction Management at Risk, General Contracting and Design-Build.
Let's Celebrate, Fire Station No. 8!
March 02, 2016
Let's Celebrate, Fire Station No. 8! We are pleased to announce, D. Stephenson Construction has been selected as the Construction Manager for the new West Palm Beach fire station which will contain three bays and will house living and working quarters for two full crews and contain an exercise room, workshop, decontamination room and other typical facilities associated with fire stations. The floor area of this station is anticipated to be approximately 10,000SF.
Riviera Beach Marina Village
February 04, 2016
Riviera Beach Marina Village came to fruition thanks to support from a wide variety of partners including the Riviera Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, the City of Riviera Beach, Viking Developers, Palm Beach County, and lending partners at BB&T Bank, KeyBank, and the National Development Council. Small and Minority Business Enterprise goals for this project exceeded expectations thanks to the diligent effort of D. Stephenson Construction!
DSC Names Joseph Sanches President
January 01, 2016
D. Stephenson Construction Inc., the largest African American-owned general contracting firm in Florida, announced the appointment of Joseph Sanches as the company’s new president. Sanches has been with the firm for almost three years, previously serving as executive vice president. Prior to joining the company, Sanches was chief of support operations for the Palm Beach County School District, where he oversaw more than $2 billion in capital improvements. He is also credited with leading Palm Beach County School District's focus on sustainable design and construction, which helped earn him a place on the National Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council. Sanches also sits on several other boards, including the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Pratt Institute and a master’s degree in business administration from Baruch College. He is a LEED Accredited Professional as well as a certified general contractor in the state of Florida.
Miami Dade Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual Holiday Gala
December 07, 2015
The evening of December 5th was nothing short of magical! The stars came out with the likes of dynamic jazz songstress Carole Ann Taylor and the Old Skool Gang delivering a night to remember. Many guests filled the beautiful ballroom at Jungle Island to celebrate the South Florida Multicultural Business Community. The 10th Annual Holiday Gala was in full swing, and it didn’t disappoint. It was awe inspiring to see so many people come together demonstrating a selfless commitment to the South Florida Community.
5th Annual College and Career Expo
November 02, 2015
On Thursday, October 29, 2015, DSC participated in the 5th Annual College & Career Expo presented by the 100 Black Men of South Florida and Miami Dade County Public Schools. The expo was a great opportunity to introduce students to careers in construction management as well as to recruit students for DSC’s internship program.
Meet and Greet FLL - Hollywood International Airport Southwest Airlines Terminal One
October 29, 2015
On Wednesday, October 28, 2015 DSC in conjunction with Hunt and Moss held a meet and greet outreach meeting for prime contractors and County Business Enterprises (CBEs) at the Broward County Main Library. This $239 million project involves the modernization and expansion of Terminal One at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.
Palm Beach Partners Business Matchmaker 2015 Corporate Partner of the Year Award
October 01, 2015
The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region. The Business Matchmaker Conference & Expo was a great opportunity for Small and Minority/Women Business Entrepreneurs, representatives from government agencies and private sector organizations to network and build stronger business relationships. D. Stephenson Construction was a proud sponsor at this years 9th annual event.
Broward College Achieves LEED Gold
August 17, 2015
Broward College’s new state-of-the-art health sciences simulation center, constructed by DSC, recently earned LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Originally slated for LEED Silver, the school exceeded the College’s expectations by incorporating numerous sustainable features including: solar shading, water efficient plumbing fixtures, LED lighting, recycled materials, low VOC materials, daylighting, EMS controls for lighting and thermal comfort, and much more. Congratulations to the project team including Jeff Haymond, Sandy Franklin and everyone else that supported the project in the field and in the office.
Featured Project: Miami Heights Elementary
August 03, 2015
DSC is providing construction management services on the bond referendum project at South Miami Heights Elementary School. The photo shows the new windows which were recently installed.
Broward Education Foundation Honors Dwight & Dinah
December 31, 2019
Dwight and Dinah were honored with the Community Dreamcatcher Award by the Broward Education Foundation at the foundation’s annual Black & White Gala. The Stephensons were recognized for their business leadership, support of public education and commitment to the Broward community. Bill Ellis sits on the Board of Directors for the Broward Education Foundation along with Shari Francis, wife of DSC teammate Stan Francis.
Business Development Happenings
April 01, 2015
Sun Life Stadium Clubs – Next time you step into one of the clubs at Sun Life Stadium, you just might be entering one of the three clubs DSC will be building for the Miami Dolphins over the next four month. After a very short and competitive selection process, DSC was selected to build the East, West and much larger North clubs at Sun Life Stadium. Each club will be totally new and include extensive high end woodwork. The projects must be completed prior to the start of the preseason in August.
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Pompano Beach CRA Assigned DSC 1st Projects – The Pompano Beach CRA recently assigned DSC its first two projects under its continuing service contract for streetscape improvement. Both projects involve the construction of parking lots to improve access to businesses located within the Pompano Beach CRA.
Featured Project: Florida Memorial University Multipurpose Athletic Wellness and Education Center
March 02, 2015
DSC is constructing a new arena for Florida Memorial University which will serve as the home for their basketball team and other sports and recreation programs for the school and the community. The project is just now coming out of the ground and is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.
Rendering of Riviera Beach Marina
February 02, 2015
As part of Riviera Beach’s redevelopment of its marina area, DSC is working as part of a joint venture team to rebuild an event center, park, promenade and other improvements. The City’s investment is intended to spur $300 million in private development in the area including restaurants, hotels, shops and more. The current phase of the work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015.
Rendering of FLL Terminal 1 Moderation Program
January 01, 2015