leadership
David Rosenof
David Rosenof

MBA, CGC, LEED AP, PMP

President
“Alpha Male”

Dave Rosenof, MBA, CGC, LEED AP, PMP is the Alpha Male at Big Dog Construction Services.

Dave’s career in construction spans four decades, beginning with his first job as a union carpenter. Throughout his career, Dave has worked on many projects.

Whether working on a major commercial construction project or a residential remodel, I draw upon my extensive experience and education to ensure the success of every project.

Dave offers a rare-to-find combination of education, experience and credentials, melded with the focus that he has achieved through earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

  • M.B.A. in Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S. in Construction Management, University of Cincinnati
  • A.S. in Civil and Construction Engineering Technologies, University of Cincinnati
  • Florida Certified General Contractor (CGC #1520372)
  • Graduate of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional
  • Certified PMP (Project Management Professional) from the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Dave has been an active member of the community at organizational, city and county levels:

  • Broward County Planning Council
  • Leadership Award, Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance Entrepreneurship Council
  • 2015-2016 Sun Sentinel 100 Most Influential Leaders in South Florida
  • Elected three times as Parkland City Commissioner, serving 2008-2016
  • Broward League of Cities President 2015-2016
  • Broward County Affordable Housing Task Force
  • Greater Ft. Lauderdale Alliance Permit Action Team, Founding Member
  • School Board of Broward County-Facilities Task Force
  • School Board of Broward County-Energy & Environmental Design Task Force
  • Broward County Board of Engineering Construction Trade Contractors
  • Steven Zafir Leadership Award winner, Congregation Kol Tikvah

…And his “tool” of choice on the weekends is a 2006 60th Anniversary Fender Stratocaster which he also plays in the band for Kol Tikvah’s monthly Rock Shabbat service.

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Dave has a keen understanding of the operational aspects of construction and uses that knowledge to continually improve and streamline procedures. In addition to his operational experience, David brings a high degree of integrity, analytical ability, and complex problem-solving skills.

Bruce Moldow

Executive Vice President - Moss & Associates

David Rosenof’s support of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and our Permitting Action Team has been tremendous.  David has served since 2016 on the Permitting Action Team and on the Chair’s Advisory Committee. His contribution has been invaluable.  His focus was on the permitting process during his term as President of the Broward League of Cities, while he was also serving as Vice Mayor of the City of Parkland. His goal was to look at best practices within the County that could become unified in operations, as well as standards that all municipalities could adopt.  David, to this day, is still focused on that mission and direction.

His experience as a former elected official and his work as a General Contractor blend the perspectives of the private and public sector, as well as the municipalities. This comprehensive view and his ownership of a private construction company drive him to continually strive to make permitting business-friendly in Broward County.

Big Dog Construction Services became an active member of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and has been deeply involved in the economic development and jobs growth mission of the Alliance.  Over the years, Alliance Staff members have called upon David for assistance. He has always said “yes” to the task.

I respect David as a businessman but, more importantly, consider David a personal friend. I enjoy working at David’s side as we continue our focus of economic development for Broward County.

Jack Bennings

Director, Workforce Services - CareerSource Broward/Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance

Not only is Dave a highly trained professional, but his leadership skills make him one of the best executives in the construction business.

David Santo

Former Business Development Manager - Johnson Controls

I have found Dave to be a man of integrity, honesty, and competence.

Jeffrey J. Smith

Chief Financial Officer - Wexner Investment Company

His knowledge, acumen, and experience in this profession created an environment of success, cost effectiveness, and compliance with code as well as a schedule for construction. A consummate professional.

Christopher Cotler

Former Director, Building & Code Enforcement Dept. - City of Sunrise
Highest Profile Projects

Abigail House

At the time, this was one of the three largest private homes in the U.S.—a total of 199 rooms spread among 72,000 sq. ft. 

Williams Island Marina Office

Addition of a mezzanine combined with luxury finishes to serve the marina's residents and visitors

Tao Condominiums

West Broward’s first luxury high-rise with 396 units in two towers with resort-like amenities

BB&T Center Arena

Arena designed and built on 139 acres in only 26 months, the shortest time ever for a facility of its kind
Dave Rosenof’s Project Portfolio Includes

Prior to establishing Big Dog Construction Services, Dave was involved in over $1 billion of construction including one of the largest homes in the U.S., as well as the BB&T  Arena (home of the Florida Panthers), and TAO condos in Sunrise.

Projects have included more than a dozen market sectors: public assembly, government, education and higher education, warehouse, manufacturing, multi-family (mid- and high-rise condos), high-end residential, office, retail, hospitality, religious, medical, recreation and transportation.

Contracts have spanned the gamut of delivery methods:  CM at risk, cost plus, design build, master agreement, performance contracting, preconstruction agreement, as well as stipulated sum.

Roles have included Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Owner’s Representative and Vice President of Operations.

Although this work was completed prior to the founding of Big Dog and while working for others, it demonstrates Dave’s extensive construction experience.

Abigail House

At the time, this was one of the three largest private homes in the U.S.—a total of 199 rooms spread among 72,000 sq. ft. 

The Rotunda

30-room, 15,000 sq. ft. estate built for the CFO of The Limited in New Albany, Ohio

Tao Condominiums

West Broward’s first luxury high-rise with 396 units in two towers with resort-like amenities

City of Pompano Beach

Various facility improvement measures were implemented on a performance contract basis, including a new chilled water plant

Lynn Univ. Energy Upgrades

Construction management based on energy audit recommendations leading to a performance contract

BB&T Center Arena

Arena designed and built on 139 acres in only 26 months, the shortest time ever for a facility of its kind

Disaster Response

Transformed disaster response business as an entrée to ongoing work

Florida Memorial University Central Energy Plant

Project management for a new central energy plant on a performance contract basis

St. Joan of Arc Athletics

Modification of an open air pavilion to create an indoor climate-controlled athletic facility

St. Therese de Lisieux

New parish hall in Wellington included kitchenette and gift shop

Our Lady Queen of Apostles

New parish hall on an existing campus

Villa Alhambra Condos

Owner’s representative for 36 two-story residences and single story flats in Coral Gables

Villa Zamora Condos

Owner’s representative on boutique enclave of 38 plush condominium residences in Coral Gables

Valencia Grande Condos

Owner’s representative for prestigious 32-unit condominium in the heart of Coral Gables, each with a semi-private elevator.

Miramar City Hall

Project management to bring the job into schedule compliance on various trades

W Residence Sales Center

Remodel of the lobby and office space of a 60-year old hotel to create a sales center

BB&T Center – Sin Bin Lounge

Meeting room repurposed as a luxury lounge featuring a complex ceiling and high-end bar finishes

Congregation Kol Tikvah

Owner’s representative for 25,000 sq. ft. of space for for classrooms, offices and prayer

St. Thomas Aquinas Parking Garage

Conversion of soccer field to a 3-story, 186-car parking garage; going from permit to Certificate of Occupancy in 46 days

Liberty Park

Construction management of a community-built park in Parkland

Centex Rooney Headquarters Move

Coordination of 2½ days to move 120 employees from their old office to a new building

Broward College/Florida Atlantic University Tower

Preconstruction management for 150,000 sq. ft., 12-story classroom and office tower in downtown Fort Lauderdale

Broward College Student Center

Preconstruction management for the design and construction of the Student Services Building

Mills Pride Manufacturing

212-acre campus to house multiple storage and manufacturing facilities

Metro Place South

Preconstruction management working with designers and estimators

New Albany Country Club

Preconstruction management for club featuring high-end amenities and a Jack Nicklaus golf course

Ohio Strip Centers

Construction of centers in Gallipolis and Lancaster

Big Bear Grocery Warehouse

Project management for an old appliance factory turned into a dry storage warehouse

Bulk Warehouses

Project management for various warehouse and manufacturing facilities