Past Projects

YUKON BUILDING is a Michigan Corporation founded in September of 1995 owned and operated by David Dowling.  His career began in 1975 as a builder in Florida in building his first subdivision, Woodland Oaks, a 14 unit single family subdivision in Bradenton. Dowling has an extensive background in building restoration and waterproofing. He managed and employed the expertise to renovate historic complexes. Dowling worked on Historic buildings on the west and east coast of Florida through 1986. He developed a superior reputation for quality and economy. His team also participated in multi-unit and single family housing subdivisions, commercial and industrial developments.

After Landmark Properties a Chicago Corporation purchased the Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, MI in 1986 he was hired out of Florida as an Owners Representative for the 90 million dollar renovation project because of his extensive background in historic renovation The project funding fell short for Landmark. Walbridge Aldinger the general contractor, hired by Dowling to renovate the Book Cadillac later hired Dowling as a development consultant in Detroit. That commission led to the site acquisition and relocation of the Walbridge team to Detroit. Working with the Walbridge team, Dowling developed other opportunities in the metro area and Florida.

For the last 27 years in Michigan Yukon Building has constructed luxury homes, condominium projects and participated in partnership in several medium to large property development programs.      

While residing in Michigan, Dowling was hired by Pacific Tomato Growers, one of the largest tomato packing plants in the United States. As their Owner’s Representative he combined their existing properties with additional privately held sites. The projects pre-development planning consisted of civil, mechanical, electrical and architectural drawings and permit submittals. The construction challenge was to develop the second largest tomato packing plant in the country from demolition of the existing plant to operation of the new plant in four months. Dowling removed the existing plant and replaced it with a new building capable of 300,000 lbs. per shift within the off season of 4 months. Extensive planning and production scheduling was needed to accomplish construction of this plant. The plant was fully operational three weeks early.


Michigan Projects by Yukon Building:

  • Created “Youth Care Associates”. Awarded a consulting contract from Wayne County to study the Juvenile youth in Wayne County. This effort set the standards for the development of three 80 bed locked facilities, now in operation by non-profit corporations within the State of Michigan.
  • Remodeled Maxey Training Facility - largest Michigan Juvenile Maximum Security facility remodeling and infrastructure projects. $2.7M
  • Domestic Linen Company managed properties, numerus interior buildouts as general contractor from 1993-2002
  • Wolverine Human Services, Was instrumental in acquiring, planning and re-zoning property for their Juvenile Youth Boot Camp in Vassar Township, MI
  • Working alongside Walbridge Aldinger, Dowling served as a development consultant in the areas of property selection/acquisition and design/development of over $15M in projects.
  • In response to a General Services Administration RFP. Walbridge was awarded the development of the four-story parking structure in downtown Detroit. Dowling purchased property from the City of Detroit, directed the design of the parking structure, now attached to the new police station.
  • Edgewater Condo Community. Re-zoned the vacant site to an upscale Condominium Project in Northville, as developer, general contractor. $4.7M
  • Developer and General Contractor for the Michigan School of Professional Psychology, a 58,000 sq. ft. College for Masters and Doctorate programs. $6.2M
  • Construction Management services for Danou Enterprises in property development and site infrastructure for the "Utica Town Homes project, consisting of over 300 condominiums.
  • Consultant for Shink Engineering for the Huron Port Authority for a $11M bus transit station
  • Purchased a 38 acre site re-zoned PC through site development. Received full site plan approvals for Timber Creek a single family 95 unit housing subdivision. Proposed start in 2019.
  • Hired as Construction Manager by The V & R Group out of New Zealand to rebuild an existing 405 unit hotel site in Southfield MI. Originally constructed in 1984 under roof a 297,000 sq. ft. complex. Phase1 13.4 million, consisting of a 16 story tower with 192 suites, restaurant, banquet and convention center opened as the Best Western Premier on March 2017.
  • Yukon purchased and combined three properties in Superior Twp. totaling 63 acres. Presently in the process of rezoning the properties to a Planned Community. The proposed preliminary area site plan is a 236 unit community. It is a mix of five model types. Multi-unit, Single family, and paired home concept. The complex will also include 35,000 sq., ft. of retail commercial development assembled on the 63 acre property in process. This project is submitted for the August 2018 public meeting.

  • Florida Projects:

  • Woodland Oaks Subdivision-developed the property and built 14 single family homes, North West Bradenton Fl. $2.6 Mil.1975
  • Palmetto Bank and Trust remodeled executive floors, Palmetto Fl. $600,000 1978
  • Boyd Bank and Trust branch, Palmetto, Fl. $720,000 1979
  • Turtles Restaurant, Homes Beach, Fl. $300,000.00 1982
  • The Sand Bar Restaurant, Anna Maria Island, Fla. $380,000 1984
  • Pacific Tomato Growers Packing plant, Palmetto, Fl. $3.8 Mil. 1988

  • Project in London, England:

  • Remodeled 3-attached 1900 century 3-story townhouse units into one estate home in downtown London, England. Finished living space of 7,480 sq. ft., 2.9 million pounds sterling 2012

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