Seasoned industry experts with a dedication to our motto - Building Better Partnerships. Find out more about our hardworking team.
Founding DACG in 2010, Heather McCandless is a certified General Contractor for the State of Florida. Overseeing daily operations, finance, business development, and client services, she is also an OSHA 500 certified safety trainer, First Aid/CPR Instructor, Forklift, Aerial Lift and Earth Moving Instructor. Heather works with local businesses to improve job site safety practices and knowledge. Heather sits on the board for Florida Hospital for Children, She Is More Than, 100 Plus Women Seminole County and dedicates her time as a liaison through the Guardian Ad Litem program in Seminole County to improve the lives of local children. Heather is a youth sports coach and is an active supporter of the Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools.
Vice President of Operations
A devoted father of five who has over 30 years' experience in the construction industry, Jamie McCandless oversees daily construction operations, field activities and scheduling, as well as being a primary client liaison that coordinates with all stakeholders on each project. Additionally, Jamie has LEED project experience and is adept in all phases of green construction practices. Outside of his career, Jamie volunteers for Oviedo High School, is part of the Mentor Program for Seminole County Public Schools, and coaches Pop Warner football.
An Army veteran and devoted grandfather, Dave has over fifty years of construction experience in a host of different specialties, from Stone Mountain Theme Park to our local Jaws attraction at Universal, to hospitals, penitentiary centers, and the legendary Three Rivers Stadium. Dave is an active volunteer within his church and Mason organization.
An accomplished superintendent and long-time employee for DACG, Steve Smith has the hands-on experience of over 25 years in education and hospitality construction to ensure our staff are as efficient and detail-oriented as possible on your job site.
Jaime's willingness to go above and beyond our company motto of 'Building Better Partnerships' is evident in all of the projects overseen by him. A steadfast and dedicated employee, his 23 years in construction allow him to be a decisive and schedule-oriented superintendent.
Assistant Project Manager
A talented addition to our team, Katie Sarabasa has the technical skills, organization, and drive to ensure all projects go smoothly. With extensive resources available to her, she is constantly analyzing and improving project flow. Katie is an active member of the Seminole County chapter of 100+ Women Who Care, and volunteers with Little League Challengers Baseball.
Assistant Project Manager
Graduating from Florida State College at Jacksonville, Allison is a detail-oriented administrative professional with five years' experience in residential and commercial construction estimating and project management. A proud native Floridian, she dedicates time to the Seminole Education, Restoration, and Volunteer Program cleaning and restoring local waterways, and is an avid supporter of Rescue Me Orlando, Save the Manatee organization, and the Dolphin Project.
Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Panama, Adis is a skilled estimator with over ten years experience in commercial construction.
A Valencia and UCF graduate, Darla is an experienced administrative professional whose experience as a business owner and long-time employee for the public school system has been an asset to our team.