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Makaveli Construction & Associates, Inc. (MCAI) is certified with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) & Pre-qualified Construction Contractor. Wayne County Airport Authority as a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and the City of Detroit as a Detroit Based Business (DBB), Detroit Headquartered Business (DHB), Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE).  MCAI is also a proud member of the United States Women's Chamber of Commerce (USWCC) .


Other Certifications Include:

1.   Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT)

2.  Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

3.  Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT)

4.  Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT)

5.  Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

6.  Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT)

7.   Iowa Department of Transportation (IowaDOT)

8.  Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT)

9.   Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

10. Oregon Department of Transportation (ORDOT)

11. Tennessee Department of  Transportation(TDOT)

12. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)) 


13. North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)


Makaveli Construction is based on the principles where respect, value, workmanship and safety must come first.  We are dedicated and committed to become a recognized industry leader in large scale and high profile road construction, underground projects, site preparation, and structural concrete work.


DUNS: 054569837


MDOT Pre-qualification Classifications:  Cb, Ea, J, N3

NAICS CODES: 237110   237310   238110   238190   238910   238990



Our mission is to be a dynamic team, providing the highest quality construction services available. We believe in building a better tomorrow with safer roadways, lasting infrastructures through three old fashion principles:


 Respecting our commitments, personally and professionally.


Pushing ourselves and one another to be our very best.


Positive change begins with us, by serving as a bridge to economic opportunity for individuals and families in under-served communities. We emphasize the principles of accountability, confidence, and professionalism  to provide a workforce where trade skills are developed, refined and allows skilled laborers to thrive in their trade.


We are committed to becoming the contractor of choice, pursuing excellence through dedication, experience and an ongoing passion to deliver quality, timely and profitable projects.  We will provide first class and established construction services, innovative employment opportunities and training strategies to promote awareness and incentives to inspire individuals to seek careers in construction and skilled trade industries.

Our Team

 Makaveli is prepared to "Fix The Damn Roads"

Dawn Hart has over 20 years experience in the financial services and management fields.  Her experience ranges from mortgage lending, residential rehabilitation, real estate and investments.  Dawn is responsible for all executive management, administration, public and political relations, labor relations, contracts, invoicing and bookkeeping.


Fred Hart, Sr.

Executive Vice President/COO

Fred Hart, Sr. has over 35 years experience in the construction trades.  His portfolio includes, parking lot maintenance, road construction, flat work, sewer and drainage and residential structure rehabilitation.  He has successfully owned several businesses and has worked successfully with design and construction teams to ensure quality on behalf of project owners and subcontractors.  As a previous Construction Owner and Manager, Fred has direct knowledge of industry preferences and owner issues.  He is an asset at public meetings and understands the need of working with special interest groups affected by construction projects. He is very experienced in addressing innovative solutions to solve complex construction phasing challenges as well as address strategic initiatives to best position MCAI for continued success in a rapidly changing marketplace.


Bruce Washington


Bruce Washington started in the construction industry with Bloom Construction in 1985.  Having over 40 years in this industry, he has supervised many projects and has been the overseer of projects as small as $7.5M and as large as $19M.  His expertise in the building trades and managing his own successful company has given him opportunities to lead teams of construction workers in erecting many car dealerships and medical facilities projects.  Bruce joined Makaveli Construction in 2019.  He is a valuable leader who directs and supervises all project stages from planning to completion.  He has an excellent reputation for quality standards and security of the construction site.


James Ponder

Outreach Director

Mr. Ponder has gained notable respect in the community development arena as an advocate for business development, workforce change, training, and mentor opportunities. His career spans over 35 years and his expertise in setting goals, creating jobs, and workforce preparation is invaluable.  He’s an amazing specialist at engaging in new relationships and strengthening relationships with existing partners.  He is passionate about bringing awareness of the corporation’s mission and capabilities to the full range of local, state, and government agencies.

Dawn Hart

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