Dale Sellers, President & CEO
Kenneth Paar, Principal at Conley Group, probably described Dale Sellers better than anyone could when he wrote this,
“There was that hunting trip to Alaska we took together. We were dropped off in the bush in the middle of grizzly bear country 350 miles from the nearest village with no form of communication with civilization and no way back without our raft. About three in the morning we awoke to strange noises next to our tent and in the direction of our raft. As we listened more intently from inside the tent, we heard something clawing the ground. Dale was certain the bears were after snacks left on the raft. Without hesitation, Dale led the charge out of the tent into that cold dark night without knowing how many bears were out there or where they were. The bears, after assessing the situation and obviously concluding they were outmatched, tore off down the river bank leaving the honor of the raft intact and Dale standing there in his underwear on the ice covered ground. I remember Dale just looking disappointed they left so soon. The bears made the right decision; Dale always carries a big gun.
As I have learned more about Dale over the years, I find the way he handled that situation in Alaska is characteristic of his approach to life and business. Dale may not always know what his competition is or what he is getting into but that has never stopped him from accepting the challenge and charging forward. I’ve never known Dale not to be successful in whatever he tried to do.
Dale purchased a struggling construction company and armed with that same tenacity and determination built it into a highly respected and prosperous multi-faceted company employing over 100 employees. Phoenix I has also received many awards for Historic Courthouse Restoration and Construction Excellence and has become one of the contractors of choice for me and many others in the industry. Phoenix I is regarded by many in Texas as the ‘800 pound gorilla’ in the Historic Courthouse Restoration market place.”