A true leader can lead both leaders and followers, and he or she realizes that it’s the leaders they lead that are the key to the success of the mission!
As the CEO of DuCon, Ernest F. DuBose II leads and facilitates the multiple facets of the construction management process from inception through completion, bearing ultimate responsibility and accountability for the project at all times. Employing over 18 years of construction management experience and critical leadership skills, Ernest is directly involved with every phase of the project process to ensure that the quality, cost, and schedule expectations of the client are achieved. Ernest will make sure the best project management team is assembled with the appropriate resources, understanding of the project, and fully committed to the needs of the client. Throughout the project, he will play a vital role in keeping all parties – owner, architect, engineers, municipalities, and subcontractors – on the same page. With a career totaling approximately $500 million in completed construction spanning three states and multiple sectors of the construction industry, Ernest will use his vast experience in managing large, diverse construction teams to facilitate the overall execution and goals of the project.
University of Florida: Bachelor of Science in Building Construction
Southern Methodist University: Executive Development Management Certification
Certified General Contractor: FL – CGC1517667
OSHA 30-Hour Certified
Minority Business Enterprise Certification (MBE)
Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota County (Board of Directors)
United Way (Campaign Team Leader)
Downtown Sarasota CRA Extension Committee
Newtown Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board
North Sarasota Workforce Initiative Council
Light of the World International Church (Board of Directors)
Booker High School Advisory Councils (STEM and Athletic)
Sarasota High School Booster Club (Team Liaison)
Sarasota Athletics, Inc. - Youth Sports (Board of Directors)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Youth Mentor, Speaker, Sports Coach, and Football Camp Facilitator
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
University of Florida Alumni Association
F-Club: University of Florida Athletic Alumni Association
DONALD ODOM, JR.
Vice President of Preconstruction/Project Executive
As VP of Preconstruction, Donald acts as the key leader in the entire work acquisition process from initial client engagement through commencement of the work and beyond. He is responsible for management, coordination and delivery of all preconstruction phases of the project to meet the cost objectives with respect to contracting, scheduling, estimating, and bidding. Donald brings over 15 years of construction management experience to DuCon from multiple sectors of the construction industry. With his experience and knowledge, Donald will work closely with the project team to set the tone for the ultimate success of the project.
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Building Construction
Certified Building Contractor: CBC1254888
LEED Green Associate
CICTI Certified Healthcare Worker
UF Alumni Association
UF Association of Black Alumni,
Tampa Bay (Past President)
Society of Real Estate Professionals
Urban Land Institute