Michael Dubb, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Beechwood Organization, the leading builder of residential homes on Long Island and one of the largest in New York State, was inducted to the Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) Hall of Fame on Wednesday, November 9.
“Michael Dubb truly represents all that success and ‘paying forward’ stand for. His induction to the LIBI Hall of Fame is not simply a reflection of his success within the building industry. It recognizes the contributions he has made of his time, talents and resources to the community too. In the years since Michael became a member, he has been a leader in virtually every significant cause and program. Always a calm, incisive and proactive voice, his leadership is counted on and he always delivers,” said Charlie Mancini, LIBI 2016 Hall of Fame Chairman.
Formed in 1941, LIBI is an association of building industry professionals who are dedicated to making Long Island a better place to live and work, by creating a balance between the economy, the environment and the achievement of the American Dream of Ownership in all of our communities. Mr. Dubb is a former two-time president and life director of LIBI; and a former board member of the Long Island Housing Partnership.
Under Mr. Dubb’s leadership since 1985, The Beechwood Organization has developed over 60 communities from the Rockaways to the Hamptons, built over 7000 homes and is in the planning stages for new communities. Transitioning from small builder to national leader, in 2016, Beechwood ranked as the 73rd largest builder in the United States by Professional Builder Magazine in its Housing Giants Top 400. Development brand names include Arverne by the Sea, Bishops Pond, Country Pointe, Harbor Pointe, Marina Pointe and Meadowbrook Pointe.
Mr. Dubb is renowned for his innovative and forward thinking in “not just selling a home, but a lifestyle” with signature quality construction and design for the way sophisticated buyers want to live and entertain today. He and his company hold dear their commitment to thoughtful land planning and design, repurposing underutilized land, building in harmony with nature and creating a benefit for the local community.
Born and raised on Long Island, Mr. Dubb is highly active in professional, civic and community organizations. The American Cancer Society, American Jewish Committee, Family Service League, Rockaway Development & Revitalization Corporation, Mid-Island Y JCC, Suffolk YJCC and Tilles Center have honored him for his achievements and philanthropy. In 2004, Networking Magazine recognized him with the prestigious David Award for community service.
The pinnacle of Mr. Dubb’s public service, on behalf of The Belmont Childcare Association for which he is a past president and currently its chairman, is the creation of Anna House. In 2002, Mr. Dubb spearheaded, built and donated materials for construction of a 7500-square-foot day care center for the children of Belmont Racetrack’s backstretch workers. This innovative project, providing daily education and care for more than 70 children each day, 365 days a year, was the first of its kind in the nation and set a standard for other racetracks to emulate. In 2011, due to the overwhelming need for this program, and to accommodate additional children, Mr. Dubb built a 1500-square-foot extension. In addition, he has led in the renovation of several NYRA backstretch dormitories as well as the construction of new dormitories. Mr. Dubb is also a board director of the New York Racing Association since 2008. An avid horseman, he has been the leading thoroughbred owner on the NYRA circuit in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.
Mr. Dubb continues to be recognized for his professional and charitable contributions to Long Island taking great pride in giving back to the community he has called home all his life.