Single Source Responsibility

Firm Profile

CDG Healthcare Facilities (CDG) is a full service development and construction firm. CDG was founded on a simple principle – to provide our clients with an alternative method of project delivery, in an expedited fashion, and with no hidden costs.

The CDG process of facility development provides clients with several advantages over "traditional" delivery methods. Most importantly, CDG provides a single-source of responsibility over every aspect of the project.

CDG’s professionals have extensive experience in design/build project delivery. Our success is based on working with the client to establish a set of goals for a specific project, then implementing a package of services that is customized to achieve those goals.

CDG’s involvement with a client begins with an in-depth understanding of their needs, followed by an analysis of how best to meet these needs within the client’s time frame and budget requirements. When adding new facilities or protecting market share by bringing new properties online, capital expenditure is the most critical factor in determining the viability of a project. CDG can reduce the effect this factor has on the overall equation. By utilizing our expertise at fast track design/build development, and our ability to bring facilities online with off-balance sheet financing, our clients maintain their working capital to support investments in advanced technologies, personnel additions and expansion to the core services that are the foundation of their operations.

By carefully orchestrating the steps of a project’s development, from concept to occupancy, substantial time is saved in bringing new facilities online. Site plan approvals run concurrent with plan development and financing. Pricing and scheduling move forward with the building design to allow identification of project costs early in the process and ensure that the final price is within the initial budget. The shell building construction can run concurrent with interior space planning, and a host of other activities move forward simultaneously, saving valuable time and money. In most cases, when a facility is given the green light for development the need for space has already become a critical factor. The faster a project can come online the faster it begins to provide returns on its investment.

We understand that the initial project cost is only part of the equation. Our experience as building owners and managers also assures our clients that we will offer design solutions that take into consideration total life cycle project costs. We emphasize project designs which offer flexibility in use, low maintenance, and efficient operations.


John Slavens, President

John Slavens has developed medical and professional facilities for 20 years. Total facility project development activity completed by John exceeds 2.2 million square feet. Of this amount, John has been a partner in ownership of approximately 600,000 square feet.

Rich Tracey, Vice President

Rich Tracey leads CDG’s development team. Rich has extensive development and construction experience including the successful completion of healthcare facilities, retail locations, restaurants and multi-family housing. Rich is also a licensed general contractor, and has directed construction projects exceeding $100 million in value.

Leonard Roca, Vice President- Construction

Leonard Roca has twenty-five years of experience in the construction of healthcare facilities, from simple medical office remodeling to $200 million hospital expansions. Prior to joining CDG, Lenny spent eight years with Skanska USA as a healthcare facility specialist. Projects at Skanska ranged from a multitude of hospital renovations to a 280,000 square foot bed tower.

John Endicott, Vice President- Finance

John Endicott has been involved in construction accounting and real estate finance for 20 years. In his capacity as Vice President, Mr. Endicott is responsible for overseeing financial reporting and accounting for CDG as well as for individual real estate holding entities. Additional duties include project feasibility analysis, financial analysis and planning, managing project funding, overseeing disbursements to sub-contractors, and general business administration.

Doug Gibson, Director of Design

Doug Gibson has designed many medical projects in Florida and in the Southeast, and as Director of Design for CDG, he is responsible for both the aesthetic and technical quality control of CDG’s projects. Mr. Gibson works closely with owners and physicians to provide space planning of their buildings and suites. He provides technical planning and design assistance for AHCA projects. Additionally, he provides conceptual site planning and analysis, giving CDG the ability to quickly assess and determine a site’s potential. Over the past 20 years, he has designed over 1,000,000 square feet of medical, educational and office space. His versatility and experience in design and construction helps CDG provide unparalleled service to our clients.