First and foremost, we are a company rooted in entrepreneurial spirit, collaborative teamwork, safety and technology. To our clients and business partners, these four pillars represent our commitment to the unique and stringent requirements your project may have. Whether it means skillfully & safely executing a task outside of our normal scope of work; communicating early and often with owners and their design teams to anticipate changes, minimizing impact to the environment & communities in which we work; or deploying the latest in construction technology for the best quality installation of your infrastructure, we seek to add value.
DBE is your full service, turn-key and design/build partner of choice. From our in-house engineering staff to award-winning partnerships with outside firms, we can hit the ground running saving valuable time & money. And because we are a self-performing contractor that also specializes in large diameter horizontal directional drilling (HDD), we can better manage the overall project schedule.
We maintain our headquarters in Loxahatchee, FL and currently have regional offices in Ft Myers and Jacksonville – although you’ll soon see us throughout the southeastern United States. If you have further questions that aren’t covered on our website, please contact us. We are glad to assist with HDD questions, project planning & engineering or discuss contract vehicles such as construction manager at risk (CMAR) or design/build.
Our management team is comprised of tenured leaders whose goal is to provide a seamless construction experience, while maintaining a safe environment for our workers and the public at-large. We seek to best ourselves and grow our capabilities through continuous improvement and BMPs. At DBE, we strive to partner with project owners and their design teams to ensure open communication, a safe jobsite and on-time completion of our contracts. We’ve successfully completed time-critical, award-winning projects by multiple delivery methods, including design/build.
With in-house engineering capabilities, we’re regularly called upon to perform emergency repairs to critical public infrastructure. We realize the importance of resilient water and energy systems and have committed ourselves to this sub-segment of public service.
Beginning his career with an educational background in civil engineering, Mr. Ertle jumped at the opportunity to be an entrepreneur. Founding DBE Management, Inc. and purchasing a drill rig in 2004, he quickly learned to navigate the company through differing economic conditions before scaling it into a large, prime contractor and specialty drilling company with expertise in subaqueous crossings.
Today, DBE is a leader in large-diameter infrastructure replacement that encompasses all facets of utility construction, both above and below ground. He is actively engaged with all facets of the business.
Operations & Safety
Mr. Grant is a multi-licensed contractor and safety professional with over 25 years of experience. His work has included a plethora of different stateside endeavors, and international installations of large-scale and complex infrastructure development for Dynacorp and Halliburton, as a government contractor. Mr. Grant oversees the DOT Operator Qualifications program of our natural gas division, is an OSHA trainer and is the company’s qualifier.
He is a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Award for his work at FOB Apache in Afghanistan.
Business Development & Project Management
Mr. White is a licensed underground utility contractor with 18 years of marketing, business development and management experience. His background in the construction industry includes commercial, industrial & underground utility construction, MRO at power and water treatment plants, industrial tools, anchoring systems and geotechnical engineering.
He has experience in the public and private sector, including work with municipalities, investor-owned utilities and FERC regulated projects.
Controller & Administration
Ms. Alloe is DBE’s controller. She has 19 years of experience managing corporate financial operations and administrative oversight. In addition to fiscal responsibilities, Ms. Alloe oversees human resources, company payroll, forecasting, project analysis and job costing.
She is an integral member of the team ensuring all company divisions are supported and compliant with applicable rules, regulations and internal standards.