Brooks & Freund was established in 2000 to provide quality, professional construction services at a competitive price, Brooks & Freund offers extensive experience and an unparalleled commitment to excellence.  Team leaders have managed hundreds of successful projects in Southwest Florida, making the company an industry leader. The company’s solid reputation reflects a strong set of values that are exemplified in both the integrity of its work and a commitment to supporting the community.  We are proud of the highly qualified team of construction professionals that we have assembled at Brooks & Freund.  Our staff will provide the high level of management, contract and project administration, and site supervision that each project deserves.

Richard Freund


Richard formed Brooks & Freund, LLC, the culmination of over 30 years of construction management experience, in August of 2000. He relies on his extensive industry knowledge and hands-on approach to guide his team. He is actively involved in every aspect of business operations, ranging from the field to the office. Richard attributes Brooks & Freund’s success to the hard work and dedication of his team. His no-nonsense attitude and impeccable attention to detail enables Brooks & Freund to deliver exceptional service from conceptualization to construction for each and every client. He is a firm believer in aggressively pursuing the expectations and goals of his clients. Richard is a Class A Certified Contractor and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management from The University of Florida.

Joseph McClaran

Director of Project Management

Joseph joined Brooks & Freund, LLC in 2018. He brings over 13 years’ experience in design-build construction featuring projects such as Light Rail Lines, Wineries, Multi-Family Housing, industrial manufacturing centers and distribution centers. His knowledge as a Project Engineer, Project Superintendent, and Project Manager with many forms of construction allow him to adapt to the challenges of the most complicated projects managing every aspect of the project from experience. Joseph holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from California Polytechnic University Pomona and Associates of Science Degree in Physical Sciences.

David Lawless

Director of Preconstruction

David joined Brooks & Freund, LLC in 2013. He brings over 20 years’ experience in the commercial construction industry in the state of Florida including construction experience in multi-family housing, student housing, condominiums, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, storage, warehouse, entertainment, commercial, residential, and renovations. David is a licensed Certified General Contractor and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Construction Management from The University of Florida.

Lenny Maenza

Director of Field Operations

Lenny joined Brooks & Freund, LLC in 2017. He brings over 30 years of experience in various aspects of the construction industry including carpentry and business ownership. He also has over 13 years of experience as a Senior Superintendent throughout the State of Florida. His perspective and experience in addition to proven problem solving, planning, and communication skills make him a valuable asset to the management team. Lenny holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Economics from Oneonta State University in NY.

Michelle Wise


Michelle joined Brooks & Freund, LLC in 2000 as head of the Accounting Department. Her dedication, efficiency, and experience make her an invaluable member of the Brooks & Freund management team and a necessary presence in the company’s day-to day operations. Michelle holds a Masters Degree in Accounting from The University of South Florida and an Executive MBA from The Florida Gulf Coast University.

Rose McCurry

Director of Operations

Rose joined Brooks & Freund, LLC in 2012. She credits her interest and experience in the construction industry to her father who is a Contractor. As a part of the Brooks & Freund management team, Rose’s responsibilities are diverse and make her a vital asset to daily operations. Rose holds an Associate’s Degree, with a concentration in Construction Technology, from Florida Southwestern State College.