DEAN de FREITAS
Dean is a principal of The Macallan Group and is primarily responsible for managing the operations of the company. Dean joined Macallan in 2007 and has been employed in the Construction Industry for over twenty-five years. His project management abilities and operational experience have proven invaluable at both the corporate and project management levels.
After graduating from The Tulane University of Louisiana with a degree in Civil Engineering, Dean began his career with George Hyman Construction Company (now Clark Construction) in Bethesda, Maryland. While at Hyman he worked in the Foundation Group, engineering and constructing specialty foundation projects including work for the Baltimore Metro System. He later joined Beers Construction Company (now Skanska USA) of Atlanta, Georgia in 1992, and after a short stint in their Healthcare Group, he joined their Heavy Civil division. Dean worked as a Project Engineer and Project Manager in the Group, managing a number of projects including dams, water & wastewater treatment plants and bridges, before ultimately leaving as a Senior Project Manager.
Immediately before joining Macallan, he served for nine years as the Operations Manager for Tayco Contractors, a sitework contracting company, where he had overall responsibility for all operations including business development, estimating, construction management and client relations for the firm.