COMMITTED TO SUCCESS
SEAN G. DONOHOE
Mr. Donohoe has over 30 years of experience in design and construction and oversees all operations of the DDS Companies. Mr. Donohoe started DDS Engineers and Constructors in 2001 and with the addition of DDS Utilities in 2006, has led DDS Companies to become one of the fastest growing organizations in Rochester, NY. Under Mr. Donohoe’s leadership and vision, the DDS family of companies has grown to a staff of over 450 people in the past 17 years and has currently experienced rapid growth throughout the northeast. Sean is a licensed Professional Engineer in New York and Pennsylvania, and holds a dual degree in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from Clarkson University.
BRIAN J. SOROCHTY
VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING
Mr. Sorochty has over 25 years of experience in the engineering, planning, and management of natural gas pipeline, municipal, commercial and residential developments. Mr. Sorochty is the primary client manager and responsible for strategic workload, staffing, and financial concerns of the business unit. In addition to his management responsibilities within the company for clients, projects, and staff, he has specific skills in natural gas engineering, land planning, civil/site design, stormwater management design, and overall permitting for local, county, state, and federal agencies. Mr. Sorochty has supported DDSE’s clientele and managed their development projects from the initial planning stages through the entitlement process, and during construction. Under his leadership, his team has relevant experience providing engineering and consulting service supporting a variety of energy companies.
VICE PRESIDENT, UTILITIES
Earl has over 40 years of experience in outside utility construction. His projects have included underground gas, electric, and telecommunications projects throughout western New York. He is responsible for managing the team of people in our Utilities division. Earl’s construction career began right out of high school as a laborer for a utility construction company, and has advanced throughout the years into management, having held every position along the way.
VICE PRESIDENT, GENERAL COUNSEL
In 2012, Mark was appointed Vice President and General Counsel at the DDS Companies. Mark is responsible for all DDS legal affairs as well as strategic project development related to mid-stream shale gas markets.
From 2005 to 2012, Mark served in a number of key management positions for Talisman Energy USA, Inc., a leading Marcellus and Eagle Ford Shale natural gas exploration and production company. In addition to his work at Talisman, Mark was also appointed by his industry peers as Chairman of ANGA-Appalachia; a group comprised of large natural gas producers in PA, NY and WV that among others includes: Chesapeake, Anadarko, Cabot, Exxon-Mobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and National Fuel Gas.
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
Jim has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, business planning, and business operations. As the Chief Financial Officer of The DDS Companies, Jim is involved in all day-to-day financial aspects of the company, working in conjunction with the leadership team. Jim’s focus is on the financial performance and excellence of the business and he ensures that operational processes and procedures are in place to support the needs of our clients. Jim began his career as a consultant for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, an international audit, tax, and consulting firm. After PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jim spent time in the telecommunications, energy, and construction industries where he held various management positions in both finance and business operations.
Jim holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. Additionally, Jim earned his professional certification as a Certified Public Account (CPA) from the State of New York.
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45 Hendrix Road
West Henrietta, NY 14586
801 US Route 11,
Suite 20 Tully, NY 13159
1527 US Route 11,
Kirkwood, NY 13795
828 Burdeck Street
Schenectady, NY 12306
171 Hillpointe Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317
We believe that our work stands as a testament to the quality and excellence that we as a company stand for. Here you'll find a selected list of some of our featured work that we believe best illustrates the skill, ingenuity and commitment to quality that we strive for in every project.
At The DDS Companies we believe
Safety, Quality, and Productivity
are linked together.
Success is doing them all well, all of the time.
LOST TIME INCIDENT
to improve is to change
to be perfect is to change often...
Our companies unite the practical knowledge of construction with the technical resources of engineering to offer unique value and fully integrated solutions. The result is a more insightful and intuitive perspective on constructability, while fulfilling goals for aesthetics, safety and function.
Every team member of The DDS Companies believes our success is continued by performing safety, quality, and productivity at every level.
From his basement office in his home in Victor NY, Sean Donohoe had a vision to integrate engineering and construction services under one roof, to offer a more cost-effective solution to his customers. In 2001 started DDS Engineers and Constructors. Five short years later Mr. Donohoe purchased Rochester Utility Contractors, a long-standing, reputable utility construction company based in Rochester NY. By performing quality service on every level, The DDS Companies began to cultivate relationships in the engineering and construction realm, and within a few short years opened offices regionally, in Binghamton and Tully, NY. In 2007, The DDS Companies was named to the Rochester Top 100 List of Fastest Growing Companies, as well as Inc. 5000’s List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America. These accolades continued for seven consecutive years. Today, The DDS Companies has grown throughout the northeast region, opening offices in Albany, NY and Pittsburgh, PA.
"PERFECTION IS NOT ATTAINABLE, BUT IF WE CHASE PERFECTION WE CAN CATCH EXCELLENCE."