Executive Leadership


Founder & President

Dale R. Hedrick is the Founder & President of Hedrick Brothers Construction, a privately-owned company headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. A fourth generation general contractor active in Palm Beach County since 1979, Dale has been instrumental in building and maintaining the company’s reputation for providing quality craftsmanship, professional project management, and conducting business with integrity. Hedrick Brothers Construction provides preconstruction, construction management, general contracting, and design-build services for Commercial, Luxury Residential, Equestrian, Industrial, Automobile Dealeships, Municipal, Country Clubs, Education, Historic Restoration and Sustainable/LEED construction projects in Florida and Georgia. Recent company awards include AIA Florida Builder of the Year 2014, AIA Palm Beach Builder of the Year 2013, and Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches Business of the Year 2014.

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Dale’s dedication to leadership is demonstrated by serving as Past President, Board of Directors, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce; Member, Board of Trustees, South Florida Science Center & Aquarium; Member, Board of Advisors, Historical Society of Palm Beach County; Member, Economic Council of Palm Beach County; Member, Board of Trustees, BIZPAC; Member, Palm Beach County Regional Council for the University of Florida Tomorrow Campaign; Chairman, Advisory Council Executive Committee, University of Florida, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management; Member, Past Board Member, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County; and Past Board Member and President of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) Florida East Coast Chapter, and Past President of the State Council of the AGC. He has been honored with the 2015 World Leaders Group Servant Leader of the Year Award; 2015 University of Florida M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management Distinguished Alumnus Award; 2010 South Florida Business Journal Palm Beach Ultimate CEO Award, 2008 Sun Sentinel Excalibur Award for Small Business Person of the Year and 2001 Palm Beach Atlantic University American Free Enterprise Companion Medal.


Dale R. Hedrick was born and raised in West Palm Beach.  He graduated from the University of Florida with a BS in Building and Construction from the M. E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction. Dale is a Member of Family Church, Downtown.  He has been married to Cathleen Burk for 28 years and they reside in West Palm Beach with their three sons.


Executive Vice President – Residential & Palm Beach

Gene Parker joined Hedrick Brothers Construction in 1983 as a general superintendent and has advanced his career to Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer. For more than 30 years, he has overseen the development of hundreds of projects, and has led the company’s pursuit of total quality management and superior client satisfaction. Gene’s hands-on approach includes executive-level project management for the renovation, restoration, and new construction of world-class luxury residential homes and condominiums, equestrian estates, country clubs, high-end retail boutiques, and commercial properties on Palm Beach.


Vice President – Education, Municipal & Industrial

Jack Ullrich has been building throughout South Florida for over 40 years. His expertise is in Construction Management Services for both the public and private sectors, including K-12 campuses, university and college dormitories, classroom and administration buildings, as well as municipal, industrial, and commercial facilities. Jack has built 7 LEED Certified Buildings in South Florida, and brings his experience in innovative and high-performance technologies to each project. Jack is past President of the AGC Florida East Coast Chapter.


Vice President –  Commercial

Erik Himmel has been building high-performance projects with Hedrick Brothers Construction since 2007. With more than 30 years of construction experience in South Florida, Massachusetts and The Caribbean, he has advanced his career with the company from Project Manager to Vice President & Project Executive for the automotive market and all projects in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Erik has invaluable knowledge in building and renovating high-performance and LEED certified commercial and industrial projects, premiere automobile dealerships, parking garages, and high-end luxury residential and equestrian estates. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a Major in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA.

Vice President – Hospitality & Preconstruction

With over $6 billion worth of estimated and constructed projects, Brian Vanderburgh provides project developmental service in concert with preconstruction and construction services to owners and commercial developers who are contemplating new, expansion and renovation projects. He is adept in managing design details from conceptual construction schematics through design development to construction all phases of the project. He brings extensive experience in constructability evaluation of all critical path items, such as structural and infrastructure elements, analysis of all scopes of work, and evaluation of codes and regulations with local governmental departments.


Chief Financial Officer

Eric Engstrom joined the Hedrick Brothers Construction team in 2011 with extensive experience in the accounting and construction industries in Palm Beach County. His responsibilities include financial management, accounting, human resources and information technology. Eric is a Member, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA); Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA); and former Member, Board of Directors of the South Florida Manufacturers Association. He graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting.