Testimonials

I came by your office last week to say Thank You! I wanted to reinforce what I told David Heller, the ABC Lobby looks absolutely beautiful.

Being in the industry, this is an example of what I preach daily–people make the biggest difference! Thank you for putting David and Marcy on the project. Their leadership and personal commitment to the project brought the results we expected.

Brett Atkinson

Co-President South Florida - Moss & Associates

On behalf of the City of Coconut Creek, I want to let you know how pleased we are with Big Dog’s work on our City Hall Renovations. This $1 million, two-phase job included renovations to the lobby, restrooms, and city manager’s office. Phase 1 was completed 8 weeks ahead of schedule, and Phase 2 was completed 10 weeks ahead. There were no in-scope change orders and a minimal punch list. All work was done while City Hall remained operational. Great care was taken to keep all public areas clean. BDCSI kept me apprised of the schedule and what was happening. They worked with me, the building department, and inspectors daily to ensure the project was completed to the City’s satisfaction in the shortest time possible without sacrificing quality. I look forward to working with them on future projects.

Project Manager

City of Coconut Creek

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

I deal with many people each day in the course of running my companies. It is refreshing to come across people like Dave and Rhonda. Not only do they work with honesty and integrity, but they have demonstrated over and over their willingness to go the extra mile. Their ability to work through difficult situations and quickly develop alternative plans when required has made them vital members of our team.  It is rare to find a contractor with the breadth of knowledge and experience that Dave has, especially when it is also accompanied by the personality to make any building project as pleasurable as possible.

Seymour Holtzman

Renowned Entrepreneur

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
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David is the type of client that a professional consulting firm loves to work with. He is diligent in ensuring that you are provided all the needed information to meet your contract requirements and is a very effective communicator. As everyone knows, construction never goes perfectly, but David was always able to keep everything and everyone on track with his realistic and problem-solving mindset. David is a true professional and a leader in our industry.

Randall Bagwell

President & CEO - Nova Engineering

I knew that that the GC that was hired for my current project had already caused setbacks that impacted not only the project, but ultimately my reputation!

I came across Big Dog after seeing their quality work at the Marina Offices on Williams Island in Aventura. David and Rhonda visited the site of my current project the very next day. I was so impressed by their professionalism that I resorted to a move every designer tries to avoid — I terminated the contract with the GC a month before the project’s scheduled completion. In one day, I fired one GC and hired Big Dog for what would ultimately be two initial projects, followed by future additional work together.

After week one, I knew I found the right company. It wasn’t just their quality of work, attention to details, experience and problem solving, but especially the concern and care for the site at any moment. My reputation was saved because of the Big Dog team. I couldn’t have delivered the beautiful and perfectly crafted work that I wanted for my clients if it hadn’t been for the quality of work Big Dog stands for every single time.

I am excited at all that we have achieved together and for my client. I look forward to working with the Big Dog Family on many projects to come.

Bianca Boie

Owner - Bianca Boie Design

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

It has been my pleasure to work with David on large commercial building projects — his intelligence, diligence and professionalism make him stand out from the rest. He has taken complicated issues and clearly stated his objectives while working towards a common goal — to reach a fair, equitable resolution.

Kim Dodd

Senior General Adjuster - The Hartford

Dave is the ultimate professional bringing customer service to a new level in the construction and real estate development business. His attention to detail, accessibility, and willingness to go “the extra mile” made it a pleasure to work with him on projects.

Bruce Miller

Assistant Vice President - Exxcel Project Management

Big Dog is a big deal — the real deal! They exceeded my expectations in identifying and repairing a complicated ceiling leak without a hint of any work having been done. The job required two stories of scaffolding, removing my eight-layer Art Deco chandelier, and putting it all back together flawlessly.  The Big Dog crew did a wonderful job!  Everyone involved was professional, neat and a pleasure to have in my home. What a great company — old fashioned work ethic with reliable pros! Thanks for a job well done. I’m a fan. I highly recommend them.

Sandy Baker

Ft. Lauderdale

I have known David Rosenof professionally and personally since January 1998 when I represented SMS as the Assistant General Manager of the Broward Civic Arena, now known as the BB&T Center. David served as Project Manager for the general contractor. For the last nine months of construction and the following two years of operation we were in frequent contact about the operator’s perspectives and needs. David was genuinely interested in understanding those operational needs and where possible making sure they were satisfied.

When I was sent to Houston as the Director of Operations for what is now NRG Stadium, Convention Center, Arena and Astrodome, David always answered my calls for expert advice and assistance on construction and renovation projects.

After being appointed Director of Operations of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, I continued to rely on David for that same expert advice and assistance for over 10 years because I knew I could rely on his extensive construction knowledge involving large projects, project planning and management experience, understanding of arena and convention center operational considerations and unquestioned personal and professional integrity.

I am pleased to recommend David Rosenof and Big Dog Construction Services for any project that requires the skills and qualities described above.

David Rosenof completed this project while employed by Centex Rooney Construction Company.

Jerry Braud

Former Director of Operations - BB&T Center

We’ve been working with Dave and Rhonda from Big Dog Construction Services for most of the Southwest Airlines project at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. They provide semi-skilled and skilled workers for various general trades work including clean-up, escort for unbadged workers and support for work back-charged to other subcontractors.  Throughout the inevitable last-minute emergencies and curve balls thrown at them, Rhonda has been especially organized providing the manpower and documentation necessary to keep things moving.  We look forward to working with the Big Dog team again soon!

Big Dog worked as a CBE partner to Hunt/Moss JV.

Jack Newgent

Cost Control Manager - AECOM/Hunt

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 deal with many people each day in the course of running my companies. It is refreshing to come across people like Dave and Rhonda. Not only do they work with honesty and integrity, but they have demonstrated over and over their willingness to go the extra mile. Their ability to work through difficult situations and quickly develop alternative plans when required has made them vital members of our team.  It is rare to find a contractor with the breadth of knowledge and experience that Dave has, especially when it is also accompanied by the personality to make any building project as pleasurable as possible.

Seymour Holtzman

Renowned Entrepreneur

New loft built by Big Dog — the workpersonship is spot on. They use top quality subs who clean up every day. We lived in our house and cooked every morning and night while they added a ceiling to my kitchen with the floor in the loft over ahead. They removed our stairs and put in a new safer staircase. Thanks Dave, Rhonda, Joe, and crew!

Lori Parrish

Southwest Ranches

Dave always responded in a timely manner with manpower, equipment and the know-how to deal with any size problems. Further, his ability to negotiate with our insurance company, as well as perform the final repairs makes him a valuable asset to our building.

Sherry Espido

Property Manager-Marquis Miami - KW Property Management & Consulting

Dave is a true professional, navigating his way through difficult time frames and high expectations.  I enjoy working with him because of his positive attitude, knowledge, and integrity.

Yair Daiksel

Owner - DQM CORP

I worked with Dave Rosenof and Big Dog Construction Services during the renovation and concrete restoration project at Kirkland House — 100 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach.  While Dave was originally hired by a third party to help oversee the contractors doing the work, we worked extremely well together ensuring the quality and efficiency of the work while working around some of the highest level of finishes around.  Dave offered great suggestions regarding costing, contract issues and constructability.  I look forward to the prospect of working together soon.

Elaine Gunnoe

Manager - Kirkland House

We have now had Big Dog Construction Services out to do a third project at our home and we were just as impressed with their work as we were on the previous jobs.  Everyone on their team has been professional, knowledgeable, and courteous and the quality of their work has been excellent.  We would not hesitate to recommend Dave and Rhonda to any of our friends or clients.

Michael Agnoli

Partner - Swedroe Architecture

Dave is extremely efficient, effective, and organized manager of the project. He works autonomously managing each detail to ensure the project flows smoothly to completion.

Bonnie Miskel

Owner - Siegel Lipman et. al.

It’s perfect! I look forward to working with you guys again.

Robert Montero

Facility Shift Manager - Seminole Casino Coconut Creek

What sets David apart from (and above) other contractors I have used is that he is not only skilled, but also unfailingly professional and personable. Their foreman, Joe, was respectful, polite, and patient working in a house with a big dog and small children. Dave and Rhonda were a pleasure to deal with. I enthusiastically recommend Big Dog Construction Services and look forward to working with them again in the future.

Evan Nierman

Founder - Red Banyan Group

Dave’s high-level approach ensures the projects he manages are executed in a manner that is successful for both the customer and the company. He is a great team member and provided valuable insights from his 30+ years of experience in the construction industry. He is an excellent resource to have on any team.

Kalvin Kwan

Energy Engineer - Siemens

Rhonda and Big Dog made my kitchen renovation painless.  Their professional staff defied all the perceived norms — they arrived on time, met all the deadlines, used highly skilled sub-contractors, left the site clean at the end of each day, and ultimately created a final product that exceeded my expectations.

Shelly Spivack

Hollywood

David is a go-getter. He will do what it takes to get the job done, a true professional!

Jacqueline Fermin

Office Manager, Assistant Corporate Secretary - Centex Rooney Construction Company

Dave has been a ‘self-starter’ on all aspects of work that have been given to him. The selection of the millwork contractor is a good example of Dave’s ability to prequalify, bid and negotiate a contract. He has carried through to having finished millwork installed on the project.  His decision-making process has been sound in identifying the problem, listing the options, and recommending a solution to either the subcontractor or fellow employee. He has been well received and respected by his fellow employees.

Walt Betley

Vice President - Setterlin Construction Company

David is a loyal individual who has been my inspiration for balancing the priorities of family and workplace. His creativity in the construction industry is refreshing. His long-term vision provides him tremendous opportunity to strategically align operational issues. He knows how to influence the entire team to be successful.

Douglas Kaiser

Project Manager - EXXCEL Project Management
It is an achievement for which you can be extremely proud for its quality, speed of construction and cost savings. It is a credit to your leadership, workmanship and team effort. You did this while keeping an impossible schedule, minimizing cost through donations and sales tax savings as well as working with the neighbors, government officials, architects, teachers, students and staff.

Reverend Vincent T. Kelly

Supervising Principal - St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Dave’s ability to see both the big picture while simultaneously staying on top of the details to make sure clients’ goals are exceeded — the right mix of high level vision and critical path problem solving to keep things moving along — excellent communicator and listener.

Mike Davila

President - JLRD

Thank you for your caring attention to our family.

Liz DeLuca

Rockridge Capital Holdings LLC

David is a detail orientated project manager. He was always fair and reasonable, and we found him very good at considering all the issues when resolving conflicts in drawings and timing of work.

Chuck Frost

Vice President - Division Nine Interiors, Inc.

We are absolutely thrilled with the magic your team of experts, Rick and Joe, performed on our kitchen and bar makeover. They are wonderful artists- their work and professionalism go unmatched. Faced with some critical challenges, their creativity and passion for the work saved the day. Thank you all very much for your efforts. Please know we recommend you highly.

Robin & Michael Shane

Parkland

Integrity, experience, craftsmanship! I love working with David and his team. He is a very “hands on” high-end builder and is knowledgeable in all aspects of construction. He stays on top of his projects and works within budgets and timelines like nobody’s business. The tradespeople that he hires are equally qualified. His competence and professionalism put everyone at ease. David is an all-around nice guy. I recommend him highly and look forward to working with him for years to come.

Leila Mancini

Owner - Mancini Design

What impressed me the most was David’s intelligence and problem-solving skills. Besides that, he always had a positive viewpoint i.e., a can-do mindset for getting tasks done or solving issues.

Larry Casey

Former Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing - Centex Rooney Construction Company

Dave illustrated a superior knowledge of all facets of the construction industry. He was able to coordinate an extremely complicated construction phasing schedule yet keep the project within budget for both myself as a subcontractor, as well as for the owner. Dave’s organizational skills came to light during a myriad of value engineering ideas, project bulletins and change orders. These numerous changes were clear and concise, and Dave was able to present cost-saving ideas to the owner as well as improve the overall value of the project.

Mark H. Fenwick

Columbus Regional Manager - Cincinnati Floor Company

David is a true professional in every way. My dealings with him were often controversial but David handled it well and in the end was fair. He was always very focused on the bottom line, project quality and the schedule.

Gary H Elzweig

Owner - CAPRI

David is strategic, knowledgeable and a terrific motivator. He inspires both innovation and true craftsmanship. David defines “effective” — in construction, in marketing, and with people.

Linda Lewis

Partner - Smith & Knibbs, Inc.

Dave is organized, efficient, a good communicator and a team player. He seemed comfortable in a leadership role and was assertive yet considerate in directing and managing colleagues.

Harry Ragan

Owner - JLRD

David’s attention to detail and cutting through all the red tape is instrumental in keeping the projects on target and having all the team members work together efficiently.

Viviana Franyie

Owner - Franyie Engineers, Inc.

Wow, Rhonda, what a productive and great day here today! Thank you! Everyone was on time, thorough, and efficient. Wonderful teamwork! Tom was excellent as was Korban and the plumbers. Ricardo, bless him, magically cleaned up our daughter’s bathtub. What a difference a few days make! Only problem is that our parrot, Rosie, is now in love with Tom and is still whistling for him. Even though a lot if it was hard for our autistic daughter, everyone was taking care to accommodate her special needs. That is heartwarming and appreciated very much by us.

Maureen & Javier Reyes

Coral Springs

Dave is very knowledgeable about the business of construction. He has a unique perspective, bringing real world experience to solve problems and achieve success for his clients.

Gary Brown

Partner & Chair, Construction Litigation Practice - Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

David possesses a great combination of critical thinking skills and interpersonal abilities and can relate well to a wide range of people. David is a team builder and terrific project facilitator, as comfortable engaging officers in the boardroom as workers in the field.

Steve Kuhn

Preconstruction Manager - Centex Rooney Construction Company

Dave excelled at coordinating the efforts of all teams/contractors. Of particular note was his responsiveness, availability, and his communication abilities…he is extremely thorough and doesn’t miss a single detail.

Alan Murrell

Centex Rooney Construction Company

Thank you for your interest and all your hard work on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra summer home.

Michael Graves

Michael Graves Architecture & Design

Dave is a dedicated professional who brings honesty, integrity, intelligence, and thoroughness to his job. We have enjoyed dealing with him as he embodies the work ethic we value in our employees.

Emeric Wigand, Jr.

Executive Vice President - Wigand Architectural Woodwork

As Owner of Lush Salon in Boca Raton, I enthusiastically endorse Dave Rosenof and his crew at Big Dog Construction Services. The buildout they did at Lush Salon was timely, of the highest quality and gave us great value for our money. We appreciate the design suggestions during the process and Dave’s flexibility as we changed finishes to optimize the look and function of the Spa. We look forward to working with Big Dog again soon!

Nicole DeBehnke

Owner - Lush Salon

I was consistently impressed with David’s knowledge and management skills on the projects he ran. David has also been very effective in his efforts to complete the projects on schedule and within the budget. David’s projects produced a high volume of work while maintaining high standards and safety. Mr. Rosenof takes initiative to go beyond the expected parameters of his job.

Marcus Riggins

President - MARS Contracting

David is the consummate professional who as an executive clearly knows how to drive bottom line results for his Company. He is visionary in his thinking and communicates very effectively to guide and motivate his team.

Robert Morando

Former Vice President - Client Services - Right Management
Kathy and I want to thank you for renovating our new home. We do love it and appreciate all you’ve done to make this happen. From design, to demolition and fine tuning the plan along the way. Our final product as well as your partnership, patience and professionalism distinguishes you and your work.

Chris & Kathy Anthony

Point of America Tower - Fort Lauderdale
Last month we did an awesome photo shoot with our GC who helped build out Intense Core Studio. They did an incredible job. They were extremely pleasant to work with and were on top of everything as well as keeping us posted throughout the whole process. You guys are the best!

Johan & Vanessa Petro

Owners - Intense Core Studio

Big Dog Construction Services is the perfect company to work with.  They scheduled the estimate within days of my first call, had the contract out to me shortly after and were very nice about my counter proposals and revisions.  The crew arrived on time the day they were scheduled and worked efficiently during the entire project.  They were very good at picking up all the scraps, nails, etc. and my home never looked as if it were in the midst of construction.  One small spot was overlooked after I had signed off for the completion of the project and the crew was back out the day after I called about it to take care of it–now that’s truly service! I will be calling on their services again!

Natalie Bigio

Lighthouse Point

We are so very happy with our construction job. I can’t thank you enough for your assistance in getting it done as quickly, neatly and perfectly as possible. We are believers and will be back. Great workers, organization, and reliability.

Laurie Plotnick

Parkland

We look forward to working with Big Dog Construction Services as our CBE partner on the new FAT Village Affordable House Project in Fort Lauderdale.  We are confident that Kaufman Lynn’s experience in this market combined with Dave’s skills and knowledge will ensure a successful project for all the stakeholders!

Big Dog is a CBE partner to Kaufman Lynn Construction on this project.

Ryan Reiter

Director of Government Relations - Kaufman Lynn Construction Company