Marion Caleb Dean, better known as M.C., was born on March 4, 1919, in James City County, Virginia. He grew up in the U street section of Washington, D.C. and attended Central High School, later renamed and known today as Cardozo High School.
M.C. served in the Navy during World War II from 1941-1945.After his honorable discharge M.C. worked at the Newport News Naval Ship Yard as an electrician for three years.
In 1948 he returned to the Washington, D.C. area and in 1949, started his self named firm. By the 1950's, M.C. Dean's roster of clients included the now Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Bolling Air Force Base, and the Naval Research Laboratory.
Additionally, the firm illuminated some of Washington's most recognized monuments including the Washington Monument, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the United States Marine Corps Memorial, commonly known as the Iwo Jima Memorial.
In 1952, M.C. created an electrical apprenticeship program which continues to operate today as the largest and oldest program of its kind the Mid-Atlantic region.
M.C. retired from the firm in 1980 and was succeeded by his son, Casey Dean. Under Casey's leadership, the firm continued expansion into new technologies such as local area networks and electronic security systems as well as moved into international markets. In 1997, Mr. Dean's grandson, Bill Dean, assumed leadership.
Today, under the leadership of CEO Bill Dean, M.C. Dean continues to be the nation's expert electrical design-build and systems integration firm for complex, mission-critical organizations with capabilities that include electrical, electronic security, telecommunications, instrumentation and control, and command and control systems.
In 2009, M.C. Dean celebrated its 60th Anniversary as an industry expert and continues the tradition of "Building Intelligence" locally, nationally, and globally.