Who We Are
Mad Dog Construction continues to be led by our founding member and President, Laurie Dozier, and his partner Kelly S. Dozier, who've been a driving force of the company for 25 years. We currently have two Project Managers, a Field Operations Manager, three superintendents and a fantastic support staff that ensures each project is completed with the same attention to detail and quality.
Since the early 1970’s, Mad Dog Construction has been a leader in quality, client service and environmentally sensitive construction. The innovative style and impeccable craftsmanship of the founding group of worker/owners, who incorporated under the name Mad Dog in 1977, has resulted in an experienced construction management team that remains committed to the original values of our founders.
As founding members of the Miccosukee Land Co-op our first design/build projects were our own homes. Early collective works included heavy timber residential construction, custom millwork packages, architectural stairs, prefabricated hot tub kits and a geodesic dome. So different were the designs, materials and methods that in 1974 the Leon County Chief Building Official changed the original name of MD Construction on a building permit to Mad Dog. In 1977 we incorporated the name Mad Dog Design and Construction Company and the rest is history.
Our house-raising work parties at the Co-op were the forerunners for much of our community work (link to Community page). The Chaires Elementary School playground, a house for WFSU Public Television's auction, the Miccosukee Land Co-op's community center and swimming pool, a gazebo at Tallahassee's Lake Ella, a house for troubled youth at Disc Village, the dining hall at the YMCA's Camp Indian Springs, a maintenance facility at the Tallahassee Museum, many Housing Foundation volunteer projects and Habitat builds have all involved our coordination - most often with many eager volunteers, tools in hand, awaiting instructions!
Beginning in 1984 with converting the old Joe's Spaghetti House/Seafox Lounge into an office building, commercial construction projects (link to Commercial page) gained more and more of Mad Dog's attention. It soon became evident that our clients were looking for a single ally to coordinate their entire projects.
Soon after we began providing commercial clients with complete Design/Build services, we joined in the development of two commercial office parks, Governors Park followed by Commonwealth Office Park. Mad Dog received proclamations of appreciation from the National Park Service, the U. S. Department of the Interior, the Florida Archaeological Council and the Florida Governor's Office for our key role in the discovery and preservation of De Soto's winter encampment at the Governors' Park site.
Today, whether as the Construction Manager or the Design/Builder, our name is associated with projects as far away as Charlotte, North Carolina and as diverse as The Moon Musical Hall and the Tallahassee General Aviation Terminal. With each new project, we meet the challenge of providing innovative, efficient methods to deliver a quality product.
Although the foundation of Mad Dog's reputation is directly related to our responsive service to our clients, Mad Dog and its associates are recognized as community leaders and contributors. Mad Dog's selection as the first Tallahassee business to be recognized as a "Volunteer of the Year" by the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce is indicative of our belief in the integration of business success with civic responsibility.
We look forward to many more years of providing quality project management services to our clients, with practiced thoroughness, integrity and responsiveness, as we continue to BUILD MORE THAN BUILDINGS.