About Us


Dean Builds, Inc. is a commercial and industrial construction company. Our services include Construction Management, General Contracting and Design-Build. We are licensed to work in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida and West Virginia. Dean Builds has established relationships with national businesses such as Starbucks, Nestle, HomeGoods, Ulta, Roses and Staples. We have also finished projects for local customers such as Berea College, Sayre School, Lexington Catholic, Midway University, Centre College, University of Kentucky, Liquor Barn, Gates Automotive group and One Holland.

We are committed to sticking to each work schedule and budget, and emphasize a quality work environment for employees and subcontractors. Job site safety is of utmost importance, and we have a robust safety program that all employees and subcontractors must adhere to. To accomplish this goal, Dean Builds has created a team that strives for excellence, integrity and professionalism. Our goal is absolute customer satisfaction and a finished project that meets or exceeds expectations.

David Dean

David Dean

David Dean, Founder & President of Dean Builds is an alumnus of Sayre School and the Construction Management Program at Eastern Kentucky University. David began his career with Gray Construction in 1994 and was named Vice President of the Southeast Region in 2003. In 2006, David left Gray to fulfill his life-long dream of owning his own construction company. In 2013, Governor Steve Beshear appointed David to the four-year term on the Kentucky Board of Housing, Buildings and Construction. David served as 2013 President of AGC of Kentucky, and continues to serve on the board. He was recognized nationally in 2006 for his outstanding leadership in commercial construction by being named “Top 40 Under 40” by Building Design & Construction magazine.

In 2007, David was recognized as “Alumni of the Year” at Eastern Kentucky University. He serves on the Eastern Kentucky University Advisory Board for the Construction Management Program, and the Sayre School Mentoring Program. David’s biggest achievement is his family. He is married to his best friend, Melissa and has two children, Robert and Parker. David is a cancer survivor and is blessed by this life-changing experience.


Superior Working Experience for our Customers

  • Collaborative approach, understanding client wishes and parameters and utilizing the skills and experience of the team to achieve them on time and in budget.
  • Anticipating potential problems and bringing creative ideas and solutions to challenging situations.
  • Clear, frequent and proactive communication so clients are always informed and trust that Dean Builds has their best interests at heart.

Safety Above All

  • Assure our project workers get home safe and healthy to their families.
  • Exceed the requirements set by our customers and regulatory bodies.
  • Raise the priority, knowledge, understanding and awareness of safety hazards and proper practices and behaviors such that the prior two objectives are the natural result.

Providing a Great Place to Work

  • Providing a warm, caring and professional leadership.
  • Maintaining a strong team with high levels of character and ethics teammates can depend on.
  • Concern for and flexibility for family, work-life balance and individual differences.
  • Working hard for, achieving and sharing organizational success.

On-Time Delivery

  • Understanding the mission critical nature of our client's business and their need to be operational on a specific date.
  • Employing the best tools available to plan and organize the project resources.
  • Keen attention to and control of all aspects of critical path items from preconstruction through delivery.