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Building a Legacy

About Dickerson



Mr. Norvin Dickerson began operations in the southeast dating back to 1936, a humble construction firm equipped with a single dragline and a few trucks. In 1982 Dickerson Operations expanded to Florida. Mr. Dickerson grew the business by prioritizing investments in the breakthrough technology of the day and by enshrining an unshakable obligation to achieving the highest levels of customer service.

That legacy endures, and today Dickerson Infrastructure is one of most respected full-service specialty infrastructure solution provider in the market. Our ongoing mission to equip our skilled and dedicated workforce with the latest cutting-edge machinery and systems helps us build more than infrastructure—it enables us to forge long-term successful relationships with satisfied customers.

Our Future-Focused


Industry leadership relies entirely on assured company governance, underpinned by a restless motivation to challenge the status quo and seek improvements to the way we work. We thrive when challenged to bring innovation to the workplace, with the ultimate goal of passing on operational enhancements and efficiencies to our clients. This passion—to “Build Better”—underscores why we do what we do.

Dickerson Infrastructure chairman, John Joyner, and president, Mike Bryant, share more than 50 years of combined experience in steering the company vision on a growth path that not only addresses the immediate shifting needs of a market, but also nurtures a day-to-day company culture that celebrates creativity and actively promotes opportunities for employees to develop professionally.



The US infrastructure market finds itself at an exciting juncture. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal sets out to, among other things, rebuild America’s roads, bridges and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, and make safe and reliable energy infrastructure investments in communities that have too often been left behind. Infrastructural transformation on this scale calls not only for unprecedented sector collaboration, but also industry-shaping expertise.

Our long history of delivering heavy civil construction and energy-related infrastructure projects—including the build of sub-stations, ISFSI facilities, Security Operation Centers (SOC), site excavations, drainage system improvements, roadway development, and transmission construction—on time and on budget make Dickerson Infrastructure ideally positioned to play an instrumental role in this new era of US infrastructure development.

John Joyner


Mr. Joyner is responsible for developing and executing corporate strategy and, in doing so, works closely with the operations to implement and adapt the company to the changing needs of its customers.

John is currently involved in adapting Dickerson’s various energy clients’ needs to the company’s extensive experience in nuclear and environmental remediation services. His reputation for taking on increasingly challenging projects is equaled by his passion for providing a safe, diverse and family oriented work environment.

He is known as an energetic and forward-thinking leader whose is dedicated to Dickerson’s core values of safety and quality projects.

Mike Bryant

Mike Bryant


As the company’s executive leader Mr. Bryant is responsible for business development and operations management. He effectively communicates the company’s goals and vision.

He empowers management and all employees to take initiative and accept responsibility for performance.

Mr. Bryant’s experience in all areas of civil site and roadway construction serves Dickerson well from a project’s beginning to final completion.

His open communication with the project management team keeps him informed and updated on a regular basis. He is actively involved in a project from start to finish and leads the team to complete on time and within budget.

Mr. Bryant has successfully overseen several energy sector projects including the first Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation project for FPL in Florida.

His professionalism and expertise are respected within the industry. He encourages an attitude of excellence that reflects in the projects undertaken by Dickerson.

Richard J. Forlifer

Vice President / Chief Estimator

Mr. Forlifer’s extensive estimating experience combined with his project management skills allows him to analyze each project during the bidding process to offer a comprehensive proposal with the best opportunity for a successful outcome.

His careful and thorough approach to each bid and his familiarity with all aspects of civil construction are a true benefit to the organization.

He reviews, reads, and interprets specifications and drawings to determine work or project requirements specified by clients and to plan work.

He studies job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods and leads the Dickerson team in obtaining and responding to new bids and contracts.

Brenda Paquette

Director of Safety and Human Resources

Brenda began her career with Dickerson in 2001 in the Human Resource Department and has been promoted to Safety Director she also serves as our Human Resource Director. 

Brenda’s dedication and determination is reflected in our Safety program. 28 years of professional experience in Human Resources and Risk Management.

David Smith

Director of Nuclear Services

With over 30 years of experience in the nuclear and construction industry, David is a seasoned and certified professional who leads the nuclear services division at Dickerson Infrastructure, a leading provider of infrastructure solutions for the energy industry.

He has a proven track record of overseeing large-scale multimillion-dollar physical modifications for nuclear power plants.

He holds a PMP certification and two active general contractor licenses in Washington and Florida,

David is passionate about enhancing the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of nuclear energy, and he strives to exceed expectations and standards in every project he undertakes.

Tobias Horne

Tobias Horne

Business Development Director

Tobias career includes being a continuous top sales performer ranging from pre IPO to multiple Fortune 500 Companies.

In addition to his sales experience, Tobias brings years of civil litigation and business law experience to mitigate risk and leverage Dickerson’s success.

He is in charge of Business Development and fosters the attitude that sales is a team based activity.

David Autrey

Operations Manager - Utilities & Department of Defense Services

As Senior Project Manager, David Autrey’s responsibilities include successful project management of complex projects for customers such as Duke Energy and Florida Power and Light.  David is leading the company’s innovative efforts in business development and project management, implementing the growth of the company’s capabilities along with our partners in construction and expansion of substations.

He has experience with complex nuclear and substation security projects including Utility Perimeter Hardening, Physical Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems.

John Pluswick

Project Manager

Leveraging over 24 years of professional project management experience in the field of construction and engineering, John is well respected within the industry.  

He continues to provide stellar Project Management to several ongoing public and private civil construction projects. John’s continued service to Dickerson includes the successful management of environmental, utility and airport projects. 

Jay Rex

General Superintendent

Jay started as a laborer for Dickerson, being promoted to equipment operator, then Superintendent.  After providing 29 years of dedication and hard work in the construction field, 

Jay was most recently promoted to Dickerson’s General Superintendent in 2023. His knowledge-base and experience provides him with the ability needed to keep multiple crews on track.

Cary Cheatham - Project Manager

Cary Cheatham

Project Manager

Began his career with Dickerson in 2015 as a project Superintendent and was promoted to Project manager in 2023. He has worked on Energy projects, USACE projects and Environmental projects, his professionalism & adaptability make him a valued member of the Dickerson team. 

Cary’s hands on management approach provides successful onsite project management for any challenge.

Dan O’Leary

Project Manager

After retiring from the USMC as a combat veteran, Dan began his career with Dickerson in 2022. He brings the utmost professionalism and attention to detail to each project.  

When project challenges arise and Dan’s quick thinking and out of the box solutions ensure that best possible outcomes.

Marvin “Moe” Madrigal - Estimator / Project Manager

Marvin “Moe” Madrigal

Estimator / Project Manager

Began his career with Dickerson in 2014 in our Estimating Department. In addition to estimating projects on bid day, Moe has experience in Project Management, including USACE and other major projects.  

Moe’s understanding of both the estimating and project management provides the foundation for successful projects.

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