Mad Dog Construction

Who We Are

Mad Dog Construction

Our Team

Adam Pritchard


Adam joined Mad Dog Construction in 2019. He grew up around his family’s business that was located in central Mississippi, Pritchard Construction. Because Adam always saw himself in the construction field, he completed a degree in Architectural Engineering and is actively pursuing an additional degree in Construction Management. Adam previously worked as a Drafter for a residential and historic preservation design firm, then as an Assistant Superintendent/Project Manager for a multi-family developer.

During Adam’s former employment, he gained valuable knowledge in various types of construction to include multi-family housing, commercial development, hospital construction, custom homebuilding, and residential historic preservation. He has personally been a part of managing and completing over 600,000 SF of finished projects, worth more than $70 million in construction value.

Ben Todd


Prior to joining Mad Dog Construction, Ben earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. He has been a part of the Tallahassee community for over 30 years and is an active member of Four Oaks Community Church. Ben is married to Kelly Todd and they have four children. Prior to joining Mad Dog Construction, Ben worked on various high-end residential projects and several commercial projects within the Tallahassee community. He joined Mad Dog Construction in 2018 and has worked on projects at Summit East and Florida State University.

Curtis Whigham

Vice President, Senior Project Manager

Curtis graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Accounting in 1981. After graduation, he opened a business, Curtis Whigham Cabinetry, Inc., providing custom cabinetry to residential and commercial customers. Curtis then went to work for Albritton Williams as a Project Manager and in 2000 joined the Mad Dog Construction team as Senior Project Manager.

Curtis has managed a multitude of projects ranging from educational facilities, multi-family apartment complexes, student housing, surgical suites, commercial office spaces, laboratories, residential homes, and various renovations. The scope of this work represents over 1,000,000 square feet of finished projects with over $100 million in construction value. Curtis has a keen focus on construction costs and attention to detail along with valuable strengths in negotiations.

Community Service

Curtis was appointed to the Leon County Code Enforcement Board in 2008 and became Chairman of the Board in 2009.

Professional Licenses and Continuing Education

General Contractor’s License
State of Florida
#CGC 1512923

Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Qualified Stormwater Management Inspector

23-Hour (SREF) State Requirements for Educational Facilities Course
Biennial 14-Hour State Licensing Required Education

David Phelps


David joined Mad Dog Construction in 2014 as a Superintendent, bringing many years of valuable experience in the construction industry. David began his career as an electrician for Walt Disney World, after which he began managing construction projects as a Superintendent and then a Project Manager. David later started his own company, Phelps Construction & Remodeling in Thomasville, Georgia where he managed the development of a town home community from start to finish, including all infrastructure in 32 of the units. in 2014, David returned to his home town of Tallahassee, taking a position with Mad Dog Construction. David has experience with commercial office spaces, financial institutions, multi-family and residential projects.

Debbie Baker

Project Coordinator

When Debbie joined Mad Dog Construction in 2013, she brought over 15 years of experience as a Project Coordinator which included work on educational facilities in Leon County and beyond, in addition to commercial, healthcare, and retail projects. Debbie has worked on numerous Florida State University projects during her time as Project Coordinator at Mad Dog Construction and during previous employment. Working closely with our Project Managers, Debbie interacts with all project team members throughout the construction process.

Keith Hampton

Assistant Superintendent/Labor Foreman

Keith has been an asset to Mad Dog Construction for over 10 years. His ability to fill in and take command over certain aspects of a project make him invaluable to our delivery. He works tremendously hard and is great at leading labor efforts as well as supervising small projects.

Kelly Dozier

Senior Vice President, Chief Community Officer

After completing her double BS in Psychology and Communications for Business and MS in Interior Design from Florida State University, Kelly Simmons joined Mad Dog Construction in 1985. For 10 years, Kelly was the Design Director designing custom homes and serving as Project Manager on over 200 residential projects. She also created and headed up a renovations division at Mad Dog in the early 90’s. In 1993, she began to manage the administrative end of the company and became a partner and Senior Vice President in 1995. Kelly is currently Co-owner and Chief Community Officer of Mad Dog Construction.

Kelly has extensive experience with client interactions in design and production of residential construction projects and over twenty years of experience managing Mad Dog Construction’s administrative functions. Kelly purchased and renovated a 1960’s building into a LEED gold certified property called Urbangreen as a learning lab in green construction methods for the Mad Dog team. This was done to allow Mad Dog to have first hand, local experience in the most current sustainable building methods. Kelly is committed to giving back to the community and has been involved with many local nonprofits and community efforts during her time at Mad Dog Construction.

Community Involvement

-LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival, Chair since 2007
-Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare, Board Member since 2016
-Cultural Plan Review Committee, Chair 2013-2014
-Imagine Tallahassee Steering Committee 2013
-Zonta International, Member since 1999
-Big Bend Business Exchange, President in 2013
-Tallahassee/Leon County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls 2011–2013
-Friends of Mission San Luis, Board Member 2011-2015
-LeMoyne Center for the Visual Arts, Board President 2007-2009 and 2017
-Village Square Founder
-Whole Child Leon, Vice Chair 2004-2007
-Community Foundation of North Florida, Board Member 2007-2013
-Lively Technical Center’s School Advisory Council, Chair 1992-1993
-Tallahassee Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction, President 1999-2000
-Leon County Representative on Workforce Development Board 1999-2001

Awards and Recognitions

Kelly Simmons Dozier was honored in 2010 as one of the 25 Women You Need to Know and the Oasis Center for Women and Girls Trailblazer. In 2008 Kelly received the Tallahassee Democrat’s Volunteer of the Year Award in the Arts for her work supporting the arts and her other volunteer efforts for the community. In 2008 Kelly was also awarded the President’s Call to Service Award for outstanding volunteer efforts by President George Bush. Kelly was most recently a Leader of the Year finalist in Leadership Tallahassee’s awards.

Kerri Bryan

Marketing Manager/HR Coordinator

As a long time Tallahassee resident, Kerri is very proud of the community in which she lives. Her decision to expand her career into marketing after 11 years in finance and business admin stems from a desire to ensure that others enjoy our community as well. Joining Mad Dog in 2017 was an exciting opportunity, given their deep roots and heritage in Tallahassee. Kerri brings with her 20 years of experience in client relationship support and 15 years in the marketing field.

Laurie Dozier


Laurie Dozier, a 1972 graduate of Florida State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, is president and CEO of Mad Dog Construction, Inc. a Tallahassee-based construction management firm.

Six months after graduation, Laurie joined with many other future neighbors in founding what would become an award-winning intentional community, the Miccosukee Land Cooperative. In addition to participating in the creation of the covenants and restrictions, laying out the roads and the lots, monitoring power line installations and creating a Town Council, Laurie designed and built his home, which he occupied seven months ahead of electricity being available to the Co-Op.

Incorporated in 1977, Mad Dog’s initial focus was designing and building well-crafted, energy efficient homes in Mad Dog’s environmentally sensitive developments. (Mad Dog was the nickname given to M&D Construction a few years earlier by the director of the Leon County Building Department.) By the early 1990’s, the firm had evolved into construction management. focusing on office, retail, multi-family and health care.

Prior to the great recession Mad Dog’s client list was exclusively private sector and as a result Mad Dog’s work opportunities plummeted. Recognizing the significant value of Mad Dog’s brand, staff, facilities and culture, the company was held together while laying the groundwork for successfully expanding into the public sector.

As Mad Dog has garnered significant recognition for its quality work product, its business environment and its community leadership, so has Mad Dog appreciated the confidence of the not-for-profit community and proudly notes a clientele that includes the Children’s Home Society, YMCA, Refuge House, DISC Village, United Way, West Gate (adult male housing), Renaissance Center (resources for the homeless), Jean McCully Family House (at Big Bend Hospice) and the Kearney Center (a facility for comprehensive emergency services).

Community Involvement

Laurie served as the Mustian Center Project Executive, a $260,000,000 surgical and ICU addition to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Laurie has served on numerous community boards and currently serves on the Board of Whole Child Leon and the Leadership Council of FSU’s School of Arts and Sciences.

Professional Licenses

General Contractor’s License
State of Florida – 1981
#CGC 018607

General Contractor’s License
City of San Marcos, Texas – 2001

Unlimited License (Construction)
State of North Carolina – 1997

Les Parks


Prior to joining Mad Dog Construction, Les worked directly for Shawn Roberts at TeamSouth Construction as a Superintendent from 2006 to 2010. When Shawn closed TeamSouth to align his business with Mad Dog, he recruited Les to join Mad Dog as well. Before TeamSouth, Les operated his own company, Parks Construction Company, from 1999 to 2006. Les also worked as a Superintendent building motels between 1995 and 1999 and as a drywall contractor from 1986 to 1995. Les has extensive construction experience and has worked on many types of projects including commercial office space, hospitality, retail, and residential.

Lilly Quaglino


When Lilly joined Mad Dog Construction she brought over 16 years of Accounting experience with her. She started her career by studying Accounting at Lake City Community College and then went on to work at a local non-profit agency in Live Oak, FL for 8 years. She then relocated to the Liberty County area where she worked 8 years at a bio-mass power plant and did part time Bookkeeping for a local Ace Hardware store, assisted living facility and a General Contractor. While working for the General Contractor, she realized her true passion in the construction business and joined the Mad Dog team in 2004.

Lilly was promoted from Bookkeeper to Controller in 2019 and her responsibilities include all aspects of job costing, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial statement preparation and analysis. Lilly is also the Human Resource Benefits Administrator.

Mike Bozone


Mike Bozone joined Mad Dog Construction in 2019 and brings with him 20 years experience in the construction industry. He earned his Florida Certified General Contractors License in 2012.

Mike started in the field as a carpenter and later earned a certificate in CAD drafting.  He then worked as a draftsman for a premier Tallahassee architecture firm that specialized in multi-million dollar custom homes, condo projects and restaurants while putting himself through college. With the desire to further his education and career, he moved to South Florida in 2001 and went to work for a post-tension design and supply company as a draftsman and project coordinator. He quickly learned the high rise structural concrete industry and earned a PTI certification and learned the trade of identifying structural issues and repairing high rise structures.

Mike was recruited by a general contractor in 2005 to act as Superintendent building complex high rises in Miami and Dallas. He later moved on to build restaurants ranging from tenant finish out restaurants to ground-up fast food and high-end restaurants throughout Dallas and Ft. Worth from 2014-2018.

Mike Daughtry

Vice President of Field Operations, Senior Superintendent

With over 40 years of construction experience, Mike brings a plethora of knowledge to every job and is one of our most experienced and seasoned Superintendents. While Mike continues to serve as a project Superintendent, for over 20 years he also served as Field Operations Manager for most of Mad Dog’s projects. Mike has experience with educational facilities, commercial office space, student/multi-family housing, research facilities, hospitality, healthcare, and retail projects. Mike is extremely knowledgeable in all methods of construction and is looked to as an in-house expert.

Mike Earp

Project Manager

Experience & Education

Mike began his employment with Mad Dog an Assistant Superintendent for the expansion and remodeling of New Leaf Market and assumed full responsibilities as the Superintendent for the second half of the project, earning recognition from the Owner as a valuable asset to the project.  Mike has since been the Superintendent for Mad Dog’s first LEED project, URBANgreen, in addition to numerous other projects including educational facilities, commercial office spaces, hospitality, retail, and residential projects. He is now the lead on multiple projects as Project Manager.


Mike’s Project Manager responsibilities include ensuring adherence to project schedules and budgets, scheduling work with subcontractors, scheduling delivery of materials, ensuring project safety, preparing daily job reports, maintaining as-built drawings, ensuring quality, coordinating inspections with building department, preparing punch lists, and general oversight of all jobsite activities.


Certifications and Continuing Education

OSHA 10 Hour Construction Safety and Health Certification

FHBA Superintendent Training, including General Project Management, Planning and Scheduling, Budget Management and Cost Control, Customer Services, Subcontractor Relations, Safety and Security, among other subjects

Home Builders Institute, Residential Construction Superintendent Certification

American Heart Association First Aid, CPR, AED Certification

Patrick Cox

Assistant Project Manager

Patrick joined Mad Dog Construction in September 2015 as an Engineer in Training while actively pursuing his Construction Management degree at Tallahassee Community College. In the short time Patrick has worked for Mad Dog he has proven himself as a valuable asset to our Project Managers, Superintendents and office staff. Patrick has assisted on multiple Florida State University projects during his time at Mad Dog Construction.

In 2013, Patrick worked as a Civil Engineer Trainee at the Alabama Department of Transportation where he gained construction knowledge and experience working side by side with Civil Engineers and Project Managers. He assisted with shop drawing reviews, figuring construction costs, building concrete test cylinders, and a variety of other tasks. Later, Patrick worked at Verdicorp Environmental Technologies as a Construction Assistant for Clean Energy where he assisted pipefitters and welders.

Rob Peterson


Prior to joining Mad Dog Construction, Rob grew up working most summers on job sites for the family business, Peterson Construction in Frisco, TX. In 2012 he joined Peterson Construction full-time and proved to be a valuable asset as he moved from Foreman to Superintendent to Project Engineer to Project Manager within the 6 years he was employed there. Rob has worked on a variety of projects including multi-family housing, commercial office space, K-12 and University projects.

Roger Barineau


For over 45 years Roger has worked in the construction industry serving in various roles, such as Superintendent, Project Manager, Quality Control Manager and President. He has extensive experience in every aspect of the construction process bringing a broad spectrum of knowledge to our team. From 1989 to 1994 Roger operated his own construction company called R.L. Barineau & Co., Inc. managing small commercial projects, interior renovations and pre-engineered building sales. Later, Roger worked as Superintendent and Project Manager for Shawn Roberts, Mad Dog’s COO, when they were both at TeamSouth Construction. Roger’s extensive construction experience has allowed him to work throughout the southeastern United States and covers many industries including commercial office space, hospitality, retail, residential, medical, and industrial.

Scott Dull


Prior to joining Mad Dog Construction, Scott worked as a Superintendent for a Construction Manager on Florida State University’s campus as well as on other projects in the local area. Scott came highly recommended to Mad Dog and has become an excellent addition to our team. He has a unique ability to communicate with field trades and gains their respect quickly. His attention to detail and specs is excellent. His knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems was gained during his time spent as a designer for an MEP firm and as an Architect’s site representative on large projects.

Scott Rowse

Project Manager

Scott began his employment with Mad Dog Construction as an Assistant Superintendent and quickly progressed through the ranks to Project Manager. Before joining Mad Dog, Scott earned a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Florida State University and spent 6 years in the Information Technology industry in Tampa, Florida. He left a career with Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida to join the family business in Tallahassee in 2003.

Scott has experience on many types of construction projects including educational facilities, commercial office space, retail, high-end custom homes, single family residences, and hospitality projects. Throughout Scott’s career, he has consistently proven to be an indispensable asset in every role he holds.

Scott’s Project Management responsibilities include solicitation of bids, subcontractor selection, contract preparation and administration, site personnel management, material acquisition, cost control, quality control, document management, conflict resolution, submittals, pay requests, Owner/Architect meetings, and general oversight of project activities.

Professional Licenses and Continuing Education

Certified Building Contractor
State of Florida

Home Builders Institute – General Project Management Planning and Scheduling

Biennial 14-hour State Licensing Required Education
OSHA Safety Training

Shawn Roberts

Chief Operating Officer, Owner

Shawn is a graduate of Auburn University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Sciences. He is a distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps, and is a Honorably Discharged Captain of the United States Air Force.

Prior to joining Mad Dog Construction, Shawn served as President of TeamSouth Construction’s North Division in Tallahassee, where he led numerous projects in Florida and Georgia and he directed a regional office in Jacksonville, FL responsible for all aspects of operations, finances and marketing in 12 counties.

Shawn has led the construction and oversight of many University and K-12 projects in North Florida and South Georgia as well as numerous other commercial projects including offices, retail, industrial, club house/resort and financial institutions throughout Florida and Georgia. These projects represent over 1,500,000 square feet, 250 plus projects and over $200 million in construction and over $150 million in preconstruction, development planning and estimating services.

In 2012 Shawn became a shareholder in Mad Dog Construction.  He currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for all financial and administrative functions of the company.


Shawn’s interests include golf, tennis, guitar and family.

Professional Licenses and Continuing Education

State Certified General Contractor’s License

State of Florida

State Certified General Contractor’s License
State of Georgia
# GCC003107

# GCQA003116

State Certified General Contractor’s License
State of Alabama
# 47531

Smith Currie and Hancock Risk Management Course (yearly)
Biennial 14-hour State Licensing Required Education

Stephen Bass

Accounting Clerk

Stephen joined Mad Dog in 2018 bringing with him multiple years of accounting experience. Stephen has worked within several industries including construction and real estate. He is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.

William “Shemp” Yastcemski


Shemp began his employment with Mad Dog Construction in the mid-1980’s as a carpenter, during a period when Mad Dog self-performed many of the construction tasks. Shemp was one of Mad Dog Construction’s top carpenters for years, specializing in fine woodworking. Shemp was then promoted to Assistant Superintendent and later Superintendent. Shemp has experience on many types of construction projects including commercial office space, student/multi-family housing, residential, and hospitality projects.