Michael D. Young


Michael D. Young is a native of Pensacola, Florida, a conservative city in Florida’s Panhandle. Growing up, Michael never considered himself to be a leader, however, other plans were in store for him. At an early age, Michael dreamed of owning and operating a business. Michael has inherited an entrepreneurial spirit as his grandfather was one of Pensacola’s First African American lounge bar owners and operators.  Michael’s attractions to Architecture and Drafting in high school lead to his pursuit of additional education in Architecture and Construction industry at the University of Florida. After three years of Architectural studies, Michael completed his Bachelor of Science in Construction Management in December 1997.  

Michael became a licensed Certified General Contractor as he passed the state examination in August of 2000. Michael currently qualifies ACY Contractors, LLC and HT Construction & Renovations, Inc. with his contractor’s license. Michael also held a real estate associate license for several years. Michael owned and operated a full-service commercial construction firm, providing start-to-finish services since 2004. Michael has provided construction management, general contracting and trade construction services for K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare, Federal, Hospitality, and other niche markets. Michael’s years of construction and real estate experience has ranged to projects over $200 million.  

Michael has been employed by some of the most notable construction companies in the nation such as Hardin Construction, now known as DPR, and Skanska. He has worked for diverse types of companies ranging from small minority owned companies to large privately held organizations.  Michael has over 20 years of experience in the A/E/C Industry, and currently sits on the board of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Association for Minority Contractors (NAMC) and the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida. Michael has received considerable recognition for leadership and is known in Central Florida as a recipient of the following awards:  

  • 2019 Gator100 Recipient (Fastest Growing Gator -Led Company)- Ranked #10 of 100 
  • 2018 Gator100 Recipient (Fastest Growing Gator -Led Company)- Ranked #1 of 100 
  • 2018 African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida – Eagle Award Winner 
  • 2017 Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council (FSMSDC) – Supplier of the Year: Class Ill 
  • 2017 Orlando Business Journal – Ranked #9 – Largest Minority-Owned Business in Central Florida 
  • 2017 Orlando Business Journal – Ranked #8 – Florida Fast 100 
  • 2017 Orlando Business Journal – Ranked #3 – Central Florida Fast 50 

Michael is a leader in the marketplace and ministry. Michael functions as a satellite campus Pastor of The Kingdom Church. Michael began his ministerial call on May 21, 1995 and has coached hundreds of rising leaders. Michael is married to Dr. Felicia C. Young, and has four children, Malachi, Gabriel, Jordan, and Olivia, and one granddaughter, Chleo. 

Michael is excited to bring his years of entrepreneurial experience, drive, and business knowledge to The Legado Company. As a founding member of Legado,  Michael will serve as President. To follow Michael click here https://linktr.ee/michaeldyoung