Dale is a hands-on leader who finds enjoyment in maintaining interaction with each project and ensuring complete client satisfaction. Under his guidance since 2005, Brownstone has grown dramatically to include the opening of our Charleston, Savannah, and Charlotte offices. Dale is a Certified Construction Manager who, before establishing Brownstone Construction Group, worked with many reputed organizations like Southern Management Group, Richland County School District One and Zach McGhee & Associates. Collier is a native South Carolinian and earned his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina.
What Drives Dale?
Fear and Faith have the same definition: “Believing what you don’t see will happen.” Choose Faith!
What drives and makes me believe in Brownstone is our people and the personal relationship I share with most, if not all, of our personnel. When we started the firm, I had to be involved in all aspects of the company in a “hands on” manner. Therefore, I grew close to many employees to the point where I came to know their spouses, children, parents and even pets. This in turn has become the burden I bear as I work each day to see that Brownstone succeeds on behalf of the many families that are supported by our efforts and the decisions we make. I’ve seen many of our people go the extra mile for this company and know that they truly believe in what we are trying to do as a company. I don’t take this for granted and want them to know that I too am giving my best for this organization.
While blessed to have had a few high points in my career, none of them compare to the challenges and excitement of starting Brownstone and building it from the ground up form a group that essentially sat around at 6-seat conference room table. After almost 15 years now, I’m still excited about what the future holds for the company and our personnel. We are now challenged with managing the growth of the company as we have expanded to having personnel in five offices across three states. It has been extremely satisfying to not only see the growth of the firm, but also the quality and commitment of our team members who have excelled to a point where it is now easy to sell our services to interested owners. I’m also proud of the fact that this company growth has not come at the sacrifice of the culture which allows us to celebrate our diversity, enjoy the work we do and deliver excellent service.
Outside of the Office
All who know me should be aware of the Faith and Family that drive me each day. In the construction business, there are times when one’s faith is tested. While this may be true, we have resolved that we will enjoy each day and not become disgruntled by the various challenges of this industry. I have no doubt that Brownstone has grown in part due to the faith that we’ve kept over the years we’ve been operating. This could not have been done without the dedication of not only the Brownstone family, but my own personal family. My wife Denise and children (Dale, Jr. and Damaris) have supported me through the years and provided inspiration for me during this journey. Denise has allowed me to be fully invested in Brownstone while reminding me that she must “maintain her current standard of living.” As our children were very small when we started BCG, they provided the very personal motivation I needed to work toward making the company a success.