An early adopter of sustainable building practices, Alex Dean, founder of The Alexander Group, Inc., has been a proponent of energy conservation, solar and alternative energy resources since 1976, specializing in both residential and commercial construction.
With an eye toward building energy efficient dwellings, Dean was a leader in the field long before the current “green” movement established itself in the headlines and energy efficiency became an important focus within the building industry and professional trade organizations.
Upon graduating from Punahou School, Honolulu, Hawaii, Dean spent a summer working for a builder and stone mason—a job that eventually set the stage for his career in the design-build, renovation and construction services industry.
After completing a self designed curriculum in architecture, energy, environmental law, business law and management at Boston University, Dean moved to Washington DC where he established The Alexander Group in 1986. He has subsequently opened The Alexander Group in Hawaii in 2004.
Alex is an active member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) and holds the Association’s Green Certified Professional (GCP) designation. Dean also holds NAHB’s Certified Graduate Remodeler (GCR) and Green Certified Professional (GCP) designations and The US Green Building Council’s LEED AP Homes certification. He was president of the DC Metropolitan Chapter of NARI in 1992, and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the DC Metropolitan Chapter of NARI from 1990 to 1994.