Who We Are

History/Timeline

2010

The URBANgreen building is fully leased and we welcomed our new tenant Citilabs at our September ribbon cutting.

2009

"The Doziers of Mad Dog Design and Construction" were recognized in Home and Design.

 

2008

Mad Dog received the first Green Business of the Year Award from the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

Kelly Dozier named Volunteer of the Year by the Tallahassee Democrat.

2007

Mad Dog donates preconstruction services to the FSU Off-Grid Zero Emissions Building.

2006

Southern Living showcases the “Florida Idea House”, St. Joe’s White Fence Farm House constructed by Mad Dog.

 

2005

Mad Dog donated a second Gazebo at Lake Ella and was cited in the Tallahassee Democrat, "City to Dedicate Lake Ella gazebo."

 Received Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Award for the Mad Dog office.

2004

Mad Dog breaks ground for the 4th time at Summit East and Staybridge Suites Hotel is completed in July 2005.

Laurie and Kelly Dozier nominated for the Champions for Children, Budd Bell Award.

2003

Mad Dog began construction on the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, which was the first of three fraternity house at Heritage Grove in Tallahassee.

2002

Received the Historic Renovation and/or Reuse Merit Award for the Mad Dog Office from the Tallahassee Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

2001

Mad Dog begins work on The Grove and University Club Apartments of San Marcos, Texas, which are the final two student housing complexes built for University Club Apartments.

2000

Mad Dog began construction of the Children's Home Society of Florida, North Central Division headquarters. We proudly support CHS and the essential work they do to help children and families in our community.

Mad Dog named Small Business of the Year by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce for the fourth time.

1999

Construction begins on our second project for the Zimmerman Agency.

 

 

1998

Mad Dog begins construction of the Mainline Information Systems headquarters at Summit East and the infrastructure needed for this high-tech office park.

 

1997

Mad Dog donated services to remodel the Refuge House building and later constructed a new residence for women and children.

 

 

Mad Dog receives third Small Business of the Year Award from the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

1996

Construction of the University Club Apartments begins in Orlando.  This is the first of 8 student housing complexes constructed for University Club Development in Florida, North Carolina and Texas.

1995

Mad Dog begins construction on the Florida Medical Association Annex Building, located on Adams Street and College Avenue in Tallahassee, Florida.

 

1994

Mad Dog began work refurburshing portions of the historic Jefferson County Courthouse in Montecello Florida.

Mad Dog receives third Small Business of the Year Award from the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

1993

Renovation of the Monticello Opera House begins and Mad Dog is recognized in the Tallahassee Democrat , "Historic opera house gets face-lift" and is recognized in the Tallahassee Democrat for our work at the YMCA, "Parkway YMCA gets a boost with new facilities", by Gerald Ensley.

 

1992

Mad Dog receives the Leon County Environmental and Neighborhood Award.

1991

Mad Dog receives the Partners for Excellence Award from the Leon County Schools.

1990

Mad Dog awarded the Tallahassee/Leon County Historic Preservation Special Achievement Award for preservation of the Soto-Appalachee site. The site was discovered during the early stages of construction and work was halted to protect the site and artifacts.

 

1989

For our work to preserve the Soto-Appalachee Site, Mad Dog receives the Florida Archaeological Council Preservation Award and the Take Pride in America National Award for outstanding contribution to Americas natural and cultural resources.

Mad Dog donated a playground at Chairs Elementary School and receives our second Small Business of the Year Award.

 

1988

Mad Dog received the Leon County Commissioners Environmental Award for the Henry Buchanan Mick and English office building and is awarded Best of Show in the Tallahassee Builders Association Parade of Homes.

1987

Mad Dog donates new Gazebo for Lake Ella to the City of Tallahassee, is named Outstanding Small Business of the Year by the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, and is awarded Best of Show in the Tallahassee Builders Association Parade of Homes.

 

1986

Mad Dog received the Leon County Environmental Award in recognition of Blairstone Forest and is recognized in Builder Magazine, "Energy Minded Builders Heat up Sales" for the Twin Lakes Energy Efficiency Guarantee.

1985

Mad Dog wins Volunteer of the Year from the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

1984

Mad Dog received the Award of Merit from Tallahassee Tree Watch for our work at Blairstone Forest and is named as a finalist for Volunteer of the Year. Chuck Mitchell is appointed by Leon County Commission to a committee to re-draft the Stormwater Ordinances.

1983

Twin Lakes Energy Efficient Guarantee continues to make headlines in Home Builder and Professional Builder magazines and the Miami Harold.

Mad Dog named WFSU-TV Auction Donor of the Year.

1982

Tom Barr’s "onion home", conditioned by a passive cooling system, is detailed in an article in Rodale's New Shelter magazine.

 Laurie Dozier received General Contractor license qualifying Mad Dog to take on larger projects.

1981

The "Berm House", which was naturally conditioned by a Passive Cooling system, receives national and state wide attention in Fine Homebuilding, The Mother Earth News, and House and Garden.

1980

Articles published in SolarAge and SolarTimes showcase Mad Dog buildings with Passive Cooling systems incorporated into new homes.

1979

Mad Dog was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, Appropriate Technology Division, to construct and monitor a solar kiln.

1977

MD Construction incorporated under the name Mad Dog Design & Construction Company and opened our first office in Tallahassee, Florida at the Sunrise Community, primarily working as a residential contractor. 

 

1974

MD Construction receives the nickname "Mad Dog" from Leon County's Chief Building Official.