WHO WE ARE

In 1992, D. Stephenson Construction (DSC) was founded by Dinah & Dwight Stephenson with the vision to be one of South Florida’s most successful construction firms. Together they have instilled their own values of honesty and integrity in establishing a company dedicated to building long lasting client relationships by providing unequaled service. Since inception, DSC has provided Construction Management, Program Management, General Contracting and Design-Build services to various clients throughout Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties, and has earned a reputation for delivering complex projects on time and within budget.

 

Our team of dedicated professionals, known for being the best in their specialties, was carefully assembled from across the construction and administration disciplines to provide first class construction services for each project.  In our constant pursuit of providing quality service, we offer clients the services from our offices in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Delray Beach. Our valued clients include a diverse range of public and private market sectors.

 

Understanding our clients’ goals and seamlessly integrating them into operations has been the key to our consistent growth. As our company expands, our primary commitment remains unchanged: our clients are our first priority. We are proud that much of our work is a result of repeat clients, confirming that our “client first” philosophy is more than just a phrase – it’s our way of doing business.

 

OUR CULTURE

We are a company that is committed to exceeding our client's expectations while providing a family environment for our team members. Our motto is "Build Like Champions" because we believe in the hard work and dedication it takes to succeed, yet we recognize the need to celebrate as a team. We also are not shy about our faith and our call to support the communities which we serve.

 

TEAM MOTTO

Build Like Champions!

 

TEAM MISSION STATEMENT

To provide exceptional facilities in a manner that enriches the lives of our teammates and the communities we serve.

 

TEAM VISION STATEMENT

To be the premier construction services firm our communities need and expect us to be.

 

 

 

OUR VALUES

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OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dwight Stephenson

Founder/CEO

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Dwight is the owner and co-founder of D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. and provides the leadership and control of all field operations and supervision of all projects. Through Dwight's leadership the Company has established a strong following of repeat clients based on his own values of honesty, integrity, hard work and the efficient and timely completion of projects. Outside the office, Dwight is a tireless fundraiser for local charities through his own organization, the Dwight Stephenson Foundation.

Harry Darling

Chief Operating Officer

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Harry holds a BS degree in Accounting and Political Science from the SUNNY Brockport College. Harry has 30 years of experience in construction. During this time he has been involved in over $2 Billion worth of projects. He has managed companies that have grown to be some of the largest in South Florida, giving him a breadth of experience that is an added value to D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. projects. In addition to overseeing the operations of the company, Harry assists in the preconstruction phase and provides input on detailed cost control, value engineering and estimate analysis. He has a thorough knowledge of the subcontractor market and will work closely with the Team identifying the right subcontractors for your project.

Dinah Stephenson

Founder/CAO

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As a Co-founder of D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. and Chief Administrative Officer, Dinah handles various aspects of construction management, including contract negotiations, insurance issues, human resources management, and overseeing all legal issues. She is actively involved in both Professional and Charitable Groups. Among her most recent accomplishments is co-founding the Dwight Stephenson Foundation and being named by the South Florida Business Journal as one of 2008's “Women Who Mean Business.”

Julian G. (Jay) Angel

Vice President of Construction

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Jay brings over 30 years of construction, program and facilities management and operations experience to DSC.  Some of our more seasoned team members may know Jay from his 25 year career at Turner Construction where he lead Turner’s South Florida Education Division.  There he helped the firm secure and manage $100 million in projects with Florida Atlantic University, Miami Dade College, the School Board of Broward County and Miami-Dade County Public Schools.  He also implemented Quality Control Programs as well as oversaw multiple residential and transportation projects.  Since leaving Turner in 2009, Jay has focused his efforts in the education sector.  He was the Director of Facilities for Martin County School District where he led the development and buildout of over 500,000 sf of major construction projects and over 2,500 student stations on occupied campuses.  This included several classroom, administration and cafeteria building projects. 

Joseph Sanches

President

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Joe joins D. Stephenson Construction, Inc. with 30 years of construction and facilities management experience. Most recently Joe was the Chief of Support Operations at the School District of Palm Beach County. While there Joe managed over 3,000 employees, oversaw more than $2 billion in construction and managed 29 million square feet of schools, offices, warehouses and other facilities. Joe is credited with leading Palm Beach County School District's sustainability focus which has earned him a place on the National Board of Directors for the U.S. Green Building Council.

Adanay Valcarcel

Accounting Manager

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ADY earned her AA in Business Administration from Broward College, her BBA in International Business from Florida International University and she is currently pursuing her MBA at Florida State University.  Prior to joining DSC in 2018, ADY spent 12 years acquiring hands-on business management and construction accounting experience including positions as a Human Resources Generalist, Payroll Manager and Assistant Controller where she gained valuable knowledge while managing A/R, A/P, payroll, project accounting and other business and financial management functions.  Her primary responsibilities at DSC include oversight of all accounting and financial reporting, risk management, human resources and employee benefits.

 

OUR CLIENTS

D.Stephenson Construction is committed to providing true service quality to its customers and strives every day to deliver top-quality, reliable, lasting and innovative solutions. Our willingness to listen and our speed of response enable us to foster close ties with our customers.
 

 

 
 

OUR AWARDS

The Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce Names Dinah Stephenson The Woman of Distinction 2016

With over 19 years of experience in the construction industry, Dinah Stephenson was named A Woman of Distinction by the Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce. Dinah is passionate about mentorship and giving back to her community and through the foundation she shares with her husband, has made countless donations to various charitable organizations in the community.

Community Dreamcatcher Award by The Broward Education Foundation May 2015

In Native American cultures, the Dream Catcher is the symbol of unity and the enduring hopes of the tribe. Dream Catchers enable the community’s dreams to come true. Each year the Broward Education Foundation acknowledges outstanding individuals and corporations who, through their service and philanthropy, enable the dreams of success of our children, our schools, and our community. 

Distinguished Black Business of the Year

The Distinguished Black Business of the Year Award is presented to a business that 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. The nominee may be a franchised business. The nominee must have more than five years of business operation.

Corporate Partner of the Year Award by The Palm Beach Partners 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.

TESTIMONIALS

D.Stephenson Construction is committed to providing true service quality to its customers and strives every day to deliver top-quality, reliable, lasting and innovative solutions. Our willingness to listen and our speed of response enable us to foster close ties with our customers.
 

 

The Board was very pleased with your ability to engage the minority vendors and I want to personally thank you for helping me to fulfill this aspect of the vision for the venture.  Your team is to be commended for their work.

- Germaine Smith-Baugh, Ed.D, President & CEO

Urban League of Broward County

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In my 17 years of overseeing construction projects as an Owner Representative, I can honestly state D. Stephenson Construction, Inc., is one of the finest General Contractors I have dealt with in South Florida.  They are a very professional organization providing personalized service, I highly recommend them for any project you are considering.

- David Jaccrino, Director of Facilities Management & Plant

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OUR CERTIFICATIONS

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