Dale Ward serves the Small Nation team as Construction Manager for our development projects. He is the man responsible for meeting with potential tenants and helping them design their new space into their new dream business. Dale handles construction scheduling, meeting with subs, setting up inspections, meeting with Small Nation’s architects and ordering materials for all tasks. He meets weekly with the the city chamber, mayor and engineers to ensure Small Nation’s projects are moving smoothly through municipal construction regulations. He is looking forward to beginning one of Small Nation’s “crown jewel” projects: The redevelopment of the Historic Canby Building.

Prior to joining the Small Nation team in 2016, Dale owned his own companies for 19 years. He has over 30 years of experience in residential and commercial construction, mechanical and quality engineering, and architectural design.

Dale lives in a small community between Zanesfield and West Liberty Ohio with his wife Dianna and has four grown children; Nick, Zak, Ciarra and Grant. When he is not working, you’ll find him in church or cooking bacon in a cast iron skillet on the grill.

In Dale’s words:

What was your first job?

Working for a dairy farmer, baling hay and milking cows.

What was your worst job?

Working for a company in Chicago with some college students who were doing drugs as we worked.

What are you surprisingly good at?

Taking an image, drawing or photo of a dream vision for a client and making it exactly like the vision.

What motivates you? Why do you get up every day to do this kind of work?

The different challenges that come about every day and it’s something usually different everyday. I thrive on learning and defeating something that would hold most people back.

What are 3 personal beliefs or values you hold strong to and act in support of?

First, LOVE God and your family, 2nd, be willing to share what you learn with others and thirdly, be honest with yourself and others. Dishonesty will always come back to get you.

What do you know for sure? (it could be anything)

“I Love My Job!”

What do you really want? Be honest.

To continue being a part of something that is as awesome as Small Nation. It really works!