John Dempsey



Bachelor of Arts in Economics, University of California, Davis

Economic Honor Society, Dean’s List



Associated Builders & Contractors, Board of Directors, San Diego Chapter

Young Presidents’ Organization, Chairman, San Diego Chapter

NAIOP, Past Member

John Dempsey

President at Dempsey Construction


John Dempsey, a 30-year veteran in the construction industry, is Founder and President of Dempsey Construction, Inc

As President, John is intimately involved in all projects at Dempsey Construction, as well as overseeing the day-to-day management and operation of the company, including directing both office and field personnel, as well as carrying out all the requirements associated with running an active and expanding company.

John began his career in construction at an early age, starting as an Estimator and ultimately becoming President of an ENR top 200 general contracting company based in San Diego. In John’s 27-year tenure, he was involved in growing and overseeing this company to 522 employees, with annual revenues of $340 Million.

John has built an impressive resume over his career containing approximately 10 Million Square Feet of improvements in the commercial building sector and has extensive experience working on office, industrial, manufacturing, retail, medical, car dealerships, parking structures and religious facilities.

John currently lives in Carlsbad with his wife of 22 years and their son. His free time is spent doing anything outside (with his family); cycling, fishing, skiing and wakeboarding.