Joseph Sanches | U.S. Green Building Council
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Joseph Sanches

  • AP-BDC Certified

Mr. Joseph Sanches is the President of D. Stephenson
Construction, Inc., a mid-sized construction firm providing construction
management, general contracting and design-build services primarily in
Florida. The firm has a 24 year history of building multimillion dollar
public and private commercial projects including numerous buildings and
complexes earning LEED certification.

Prior to that Joseph was the Chief of Support Operations for the Palm Beach
County School District, the 11th largest school district in the country with
a student enrollment of over 174,000 students in 187 schools. In that
capacity Joe oversaw the construction of approximately 90 new and replacement
schools and construction projects valued at over $2 million from 2002 until
2013. Joe is credited with taking sustainable construction to a higher level
at the School District including building the first LEED Gold school in
Florida, Pine Jog Elementary School. He also implemented several other green
practices such as green cleaning in all schools as well as policies for
energy and water conservation and improved indoor air quality.

Before arriving at the School District in 2002, Joe spent 20 years in the
private sector working for such companies as Bovis Land Lease, Tishman and
Heery International were he provided program and project management for
schools, malls, prisons, hotels and other buildings in New York, New Jersey,
Atlanta and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Joe has earned an AAS degree in
Construction Technology from New York City Technical College, a BPS degree in
Construction Management from Pratt Institute and a MBA in Management from
Baruch College.