ReliantSouth Construction Group is committed to our community. Our team members are deeply rooted in the schools, churches, and civic organizations of northwest Florida. We are a family and choose to support family life and community growth by investing in our youth.
How do we accomplish this mission?
We understand our financial limitations and realize we can’t help everyone, even though we wish we could!
We value educational opportunities and focus our giving in this specific area.
We believe mentoring is as valuable a gift as providing financial support.
Do You Have a funding request?
If your potential request meets the above criteria, please complete this request form. Allow 7-14 business days for our consideration. Whether we can assist or not, we wish you great success with your endeavor, and you will hear from us in one way or the other.
How have we impacted our community?
Our passion for excellence in Science and Math education led us to support Bay District Schools’ annual Three River Science Fair, History Fair, and Math Counts Competition. In the past ten years, ReliantSouth President, Richard Dodd has spearheaded the collection of more than $150,000 in private donations in support of these academic enrichment programs. In 2013 for example, some of the funds were used to provide an opportunity for seven (7) Bay County 1st and 2nd place winners in the State History Fair to travel to the National History Day Competition in Baltimore, Maryland. For the Science Fair, Bay District Schools sent 17 students to Lakeland, Florida to participate in the State Science Fair, and one promising Rutherford High School freshman, was then invited to enter the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona in May of 2013.
The principals that are now ReliantSouth have always taken a strong interest in our community. From the August-September 2012 edition of 850: The Business Magazine of Northwest Florida regarding Richard Dodd leading the Community Partners for the Civil and Environmental Engineering program at FSU – Panama City and ultimately raising $225,000 in scholarship donations, Dr. Ken Shaw, Dean of FSU – Panama City stated:
“At FSU-PC, I think of our community partnerships as flying buttresses. They make possible a larger presence than we would otherwise have. And they are a key part of what I like most about this campus – its symbiotic relationship with the community.” No matter how Richard Dodd might feel about being called a buttress, Shaw regards him as one… Not long after FSU – PC began its Civil and Environmental Engineering Program in 2002, Dodd helped bring about a partnership between that program and a number of his peers. He and his colleagues at GAC combined to pony up $25,000 to endow an engineering scholarship. Subsequently, 10 more engineering firms would do likewise."
John Meyer, who grew up in Bay County, is deeply rooted in Northwest Florida. John coaches youth soccer and is very active in his church. Previously John served on the board of Bay Haven Charter Academy and in various capacities with the Bay County Chamber of Commerce.
Vice President and partner Dalton Parker has the talent and love for building schools, but at Deerpoint Elementary School, he builds from within as an active member and past president of the Deerpoint School Advisory Committee. In the Fall of 2013, Dalton was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Bay Education Foundation. The board members work to provide important activities and opportunities to deserving students and employees that cannot be supported by tax dollars or that can only partially be funded by Bay District Schools.
Dalton Parker delivering turkeys & canned
food to two (2) schools in Bay County.
Organizations we have contributed to in the past include: