TEAM DACG

Seasoned industry experts with a dedication to our motto - Building Better Partnerships. Find out more about our hardworking team.

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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 Advent Health 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.

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 and is part of the Mentor Program for Seminole County Public Schools, and coaches Pop Warner football.

Heather McCandless

Founder CEO

Jamie McCandless

Vice President of Operations

An Army veteran and devoted grandfather, Dave has over fifty years of construction experience in a host of different specialties. He mentors and trains the young staff. Dave is an active volunteer within his church and Mason organization.

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Dave McCandless

General Superintendent

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.

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Steve Smith

Superintendent

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.

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Jaime Torres

Superintendent

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.

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Katie Sarabasa

Assistant Project Manager

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Adis has been working in Commercial Construction for over 15 years. She has a Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering and her passion for efficiency, impeccable attention to detail and ability to remain calm in stressful situations, makes her a great asset to our team. She's always looking for better ways to collaborate between departments. She actively participates in NAWIC - National Association of Women in Construction -  and in her spare time enjoys gardening, beekeeping, yoga, scuba diving and fishing.

Adis Farrington

Estimator

Holding a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on Business and Law from UCF, Paige Kelley is also graduated from Everglades University with a  Bachelor's in Construction Management. We are happy to have her on our team.

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Paige Kelley

Project Engineer

Fernando holds an Associate's Degree in Construction Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. He has over 25 years’ experience in Estimating and Construction Management. 

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Fernando Curras

Project Manager I

Cynthia's 15 years of interpersonal and organizational skills have been a key component to achieving her administrative expertise. This mother of four and newest member of our team, is also an avid PTA member who has implemented her technological support to help organizations keep a tight reign on what matters most to her team. 

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Cynthia Jimenez

Administrative Assistant

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Hayden graduated from Winter Springs High School as the valedictorian and was a finalist as SCPS athlete of the year. He currently attends the University of Florida and is majoring in Engineering. We are so glad to have him on our team for the summer.

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Hayden McCandless

Estimating Intern

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