Dellbrook|JKS remembers Dana Marcotte, a husband, father, grandfather, and part of our Dellbrook|JKS family for 14 years. Beyond his role as a Senior Superintendent, Dana was unparalleled in and dedicated to the art of kindness, customer service, and relationship building.
With over 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Dana completed numerous notable, high-profile Dellbrook|JKS projects, like the Cape Cod 5 (CC5) Banking Headquarters in Hyannis. He was incredibly invested in our partnership with 2Life Communities and took pride in nurturing a lasting relationship with this client through collaborations on complicated renovation projects at the Ulin House, the Genesis/Kurlat, Shillman House, and the Kurlat Program Center. Dana was most recently leading our field efforts on the redevelopment of JJ Carroll. “He was the glue between us and 2life,” said Chief Operating Officer, Ed Sople. He was and will always be “a large part of our history at Dellbrook.”
Dana kept his site trailer stocked with peanut butter pretzels by the family-sized jar and candy of all kinds, because he understood how to care for and connect with people. “Whether it was feeding people, asking about your family, or simply being relentlessly cheerful – Dana was such a positive force. We’re better Project Managers and Superintendents for having worked with him – but I’d think we’re all just better people too”, said Project Manager, Carolyn Kimball.
His “commitment to mentorship and good humor was well-known to not just the Dellbrook family, but also to the trades in the field. He truly enjoyed ‘work’ and his attitude was infectious” said Superintendent, Abby Harris. “‘There's no such thing as problems, only opportunities to succeed’ is a Dana saying that will forever follow me to my job sites and another example of the time he took to teach not only technical knowledge, but also leadership, to all around him".
An inspired dad of three daughters, Dana was also a proud supporter of women, especially in our industry, and an active ally of our Dellbrook|JKS Women’s Collaborative. “He was always present and encouraging of the group, from attending meetings and befriending every member he could, to buying out the entirety of BJ’s hygiene aisle for our philanthropic work,” said Sheryce Hearns, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). “Dana was invested in not just our diversity efforts, but also, the work of the Madison Park Development Corporation, often bringing their fundraisers and events to my attention. He was truly an advocate for change and I’m so appreciative of how he embraced DEI and the DWC”.
Capturing a sentiment shared by so many at Dellbrook|JKS, Ed said: “He cannot be replaced as he was one of a kind”. We are so grateful to have known him and are filled with thanks for the moments we shared.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to Dana Marcotte, whose impact and memory will live on with our people.
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