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Dale Hedrick

CEO & Founder

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Gene Parker

COO & President

Residential Division

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Erik Himmel

President

Commercial Division

Leadership is attitude, imagination and inspiration and needs to be front and center to create a corporate culture that works. We all strive to be leaders in business, in the community and in our daily lives. Founder and CEO Dale Hedrick has provided the leadership for the diversified growth of the company and corporate culture and has created an environment of trust, creativity, and open communication.

DALE R. HEDRICK, CGC
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dale R. Hedrick is the CEO 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 pre-construction, construction management, general contracting, design-build and virtual design & construction services for public and private sectors in Florida including commercial, industrial, automobile dealerships, municipal, education, and historic restoration, with a dedicated division for luxury residential and equestrian estate clients.

Dale’s dedication to leadership is demonstrated by serving as Member, Board of Trustees, South Florida Science Center & Aquarium; Member, Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches; Trustee Member, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce; 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; Past 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; Past President, Board of Directors, Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce; 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. 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.

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.

GENE PARKER
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & PRESIDENT-LUXURY RESIDENTIAL DIVISION

Gene Parker joined Hedrick Brothers Construction in 1983 as a general superintendent and has advanced his career to COO and President of the Luxury Residential Division and Corporate Officer. For more than 38 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.

 

ERIK HIMMEL
PRESIDENT-COMMERCIAL DIVISION

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 President of the Commercial Division and Corporate Officer.  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.

JACK ULLRICH, CGC
VICE PRESIDENT

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 municipal, industrial, and commercial facilities, as well as university, college, and K-12 campuses. Jack has built seven 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.

BRETT STRASSEL, CGC
VICE PRESIDENT SPACE COAST 

Brett Strassel leads the company's Space Coast Office in Melbourne, Florida. Brett’s expertise is in Construction Management Services for both the public and private sectors, including the recently completed BallenIsles Clubhouse renovation, K-12 and university facilities, precision-based industrial complexes, and general commercial projects. He brings his experience in innovative and high-performance technologies to each project. Brett is the current President of the AGC Florida East Coast Chapter and board member of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of Commerce.  He brings a resource of professional relationships and contacts throughout the South Florida and Space Coast building industry.

SEAN BURNIE, D.B.I.A
VICE PRESIDENT PRECONSTRUCTION & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Sean Burnie has more than two decades of construction industry experience. He is an expert in providing cost estimating management for projects with tough logistical constraints, and has a proven track record of delivering exceptional quality projects.  His diverse experience includes commercial, government, education, and hospitality projects, and he oversees the Estimating, Virtual Design & Construction, Marketing and Business Development teams. Sean is a board member of the Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce and a member of Leadership Broward Class XXXIX.

ROBIN LUNSFORD, LEED AP
SENIOR PROJECT EXECUTIVE

Robin Lunsford has been building high-profile projects with Hedrick Brothers Construction since 1995. With more than 30 years of local experience, he has advanced his career from carpenter to Senior Project Manager to Senior Project Executive. Robin has invaluable knowledge of local conditions and costs, and vast experience in building and renovating historic, commercial, luxury residential and high-end retail projects.  In 2007, he received the American Institute of Architects-Palm Beach Chapter Craftsman of the Year Award for his work on the historic restoration of the Palm Beach County 1916 Historic Courthouse and is a former board member of the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation.

ERIC ENGSTROM, CPA, MBA
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. As CFO, Eric Engstrom is responsible for the Finance, Accounting, Human Resources, Safety, and Information Technology departments, as well as general business matters, management of all insurance lines including Workers’ Compensation, General Liability, Property & Casualty, Health and related, Employers Liability, and the company’s bonding and banking relationships. As CFO of the privately held Hedrick Brothers Construction, Eric is also responsible for overseeing the financial and business-related matters including general accounting, contracts and operations for  additional companies owned by the founder of Hedrick Brothers Construction. The companies are in various industries including commercial rentals, vacant land, and energy-efficient products.

PATRICK PAINTER
VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS

Patrick Painter joined the Hedrick Brothers Construction team in 2015 with extensive legal and business experience.  He is the sole legal counsel for Hedrick Brothers Construction and manages all legal and general business matters for the company. Patrick actively participates in the management and operations of the company by, among other things, implementing company-wide business strategies aimed at eliminating risk, increasing revenues, and shaping the evolving company culture.  Prior to joining Hedrick Brothers Construction, Patrick worked for North American Development Group and Broad and Cassel. His areas of expertise include construction law, real estate law, real estate transactions and development, land use and zoning, corporate and business law.

NADINE COSTIGAN
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Nadine Costigan is the Executive Assistant to the CEO of Hedrick Brothers Construction. Ms. Costigan has more than 20 years of experience in high level administration support and human resources with various companies throughout Florida. She is active in the community as Board Member, Transformation Palm Beach County; Chair, UF BCN Clay Shoot; Chair 2021 Annual Clay Shoot, Member of Annual Fishing Tournament & Annual Golf Tournament Committees, President’s Award (volunteer) 2015, 2018 & 2021 for Associated General Contractors Florida East Coast; Volunteer, University of Florida Rinker School Club Activities; and Participant, Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build and Palm Beach County Food Bank CANstruction Build. Ms. Costigan received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

CHRISTINE CORRIGAN
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Christine Corrigan joined Hedrick Brothers Construction in 2000 and has been instrumental in building the company’s brand and reputation through strategic marketing and business development initiatives.  As Director of Marketing, Christine oversees the in-house marketing and proposal team, works in collaboration with the business development team, and is responsible for internal and external corporate marketing.  She attended Fordham University and is a long-term member of Society of Marketing Professional Services, South Florida Chapter.

LISA HENDRICKS
DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Lisa Hendricks has over 30 years of experience in management and human resources. She has managed law firms in Washington D.C, Nashville TN, Lexington KY and Asheville NC which included roles as Legal Administrator and Chief Operating Officer. In addition, Lisa provided consulting services to a range of businesses through her own firm for over 10 years. She has been active in the communities where she has lived and served on several boards including National Association of Women Business Owners – Lexington Chapter as President, and President of the Kentucky Association of Legal Administrators. Lisa is a member of The Society of Human Resources Management Palm Beach County Chapter. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French from Georgetown College.

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Our team is passionate about quality construction and bringing visions to reality for national and regional clients and their design teams for the most demanding and complex projects.

Corporate Headquarters

2200 Centrepark West Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
561-689-8880
[email protected]

Broward/Miami Office

101 North Riverside Drive,
Suite 208
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
561-312-0930

Space Coast Office

478 North Babcock Street,
Suite 116
Melbourne, FL 32935
321-610-7083

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