Real Estate 2023: DONALD E. STONE JR.
CEO, DEWBERRY, FAIRFAX COUNTY
Stone, who has been Dewberry’s chief executive since 2010, oversees a $602.7 million engineering, architecture and construction firm with more than 60 offices nationwide.
A 1980 civil engineering graduate of The Citadel, Stone was an Army second lieutenant, and after leaving the military in 1983, he joined the engineering firm O’Brien & Gere, serving in various technical and leadership positions during his 25-year tenure. In 2008, he joined Dewberry as chief operating officer.
Since 2010, Stone has overseen the acquisition and integration of at least six businesses, adding more than 350 employees to the firm and contributing to Dewberry’s continued expansion into the Southeast and California. He is a licensed professional engineer in 18 states and Washington, D.C., a member of the Society of American Military Engineers, as well as a 2020 inductee in The Citadel’s Academy of Engineers.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPIEST: Every quarter, I set up a phone call, a “coffee chat,” with our newly licensed engineers, architects and scientists. It’s time dedicated to hearing what they’re passionate about in their chosen profession and what they’re curious about.
FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM: New York Giants, The Citadel football