Workforce Development

– Construction Basic Skills Course

LEAD continues to partner with Richard Dodd, President of ReliantSouth Construction Group to offer several FREE Construction skills courses throughout the year. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Dodd shares his vast knowledge on the topic to enhance the lives of those within our community. Each participant receives a tool bag of their own and will be prepared to take on the industry of construction, even if it’s just helping their family with the “honey-do” list.

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Richard Dodd, P.E.

President and Founder, ReliantSouth Construction Group


Richard Dodd has achieved the status of a Florida Licensed Professional Engineer, Florida Certified Underground Contractor, as well as becoming a Certified General Contractor in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi.

With the help and support of many key people, Richard launched ReliantSouth Construction Group where he continues to live out his mission of assembling a talented, integrity filled team that provides value and solutions to clients.

Richard is a passionate downtown Panama City advocate, a community servant and always striving to find ways to help.