Dennis Gordon Mello

August 8, 1950 ~ May 17, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Dennis Gordon Mello passed away on May 17, 2023 at the age of 72, in Miami, Florida.

Dennis was born on August 8, 1950 to Manuel (Mal) and Delphine Mello in Cambridge, MA. His family moved to Miami in 1958 and Dennis graduated from Columbus High School in 1968.

Dennis had his first daughter, Carmen in 1983.

In 1985 Dennis met Diane Knaus. They married 6 months later and went on to have five children (Maximilian, Zachariah, Denise, Mariah, and Anastasia).

In 1986 Dennis, together with his wife Diane, started Mello Concrete Services Inc. (union company of South Florida Trowel Trades) – a premier concrete placing and finishing company in Miami. Dennis won his first job in Key Largo, Tradewinds Shopping Center, completed in 1988. Dennis expanded his company over the years and won contracts to place and finish concrete for several notable buildings that are now staples to the Miami and Fort Lauderdale Skylines:

Dolphins Training Facility at Nova Southeastern University, Davie, 1993

6303 Waterford at Blue Lagoon, 1993

La Tour Condo, Miami Beach, 1995

Santa Maria Condominium, 1997;

FLA Live Arena (Formerly Broward County Civic Arena), Sunrise, 1998

Bass Pro Shops, Dania, 1998

Ocean Club Tower 1 and 2, Key Biscayne, 1998

Ocean Club Tower 3, Key Biscayne 1999

The Palms Condominium Phase II, Fort Lauderdale, 1999

Kaseya Center, 1999 (formerly American Airlines Arena). World Record flattest slab at the time of construction, 18,600 sqft, FF 124.0/FL 98.3 – Golden Trowel Award for Flat and Level Concrete Floors

Blue and Green Diamond Towers, Miami Beach, 2000

Ocean Tower Two, Key Biscayne, 2001

Ocean Tower One, Key Biscayne, 2002

Oceania V, Sunny Isles 2003

Diplomat Resort & Spa, Hollywood, 2003

Four Seasons Hotel Miami, 2003. Tallest building in Miami at the time of construction (781 ft and 70 floors)

Brickell Arch, 2004 (formerly Espirito Santo Plaza)

Jade at Brickell, 2004

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami, 2006

Brickell on the River North Tower, 2006

Brickell on the River South Tower, 2007

Trump Royale, Sunny Isles, 2007. Largest mat pour at the time of construction, 24 hours to complete, approximately 13,500 CY, 138 x 270 feet wide and 11 feet deep

Dennis also completed various parking garages and additions to: Miami Metro Rail Improvements, Aventura Mall – Burdines Parking Garage, Fort Lauderdale Airport Parking Garage, Miami International Airport, Nova Southeastern University, Barry University, Florida International University, Miami-Dade College, Saw Grass Mills, Sunset Place, Cutler Ridge Mall, and many more.

Dennis was integral to the growth and expansion of the Miami skyline as the city transformed into the thriving metropolis it is today.

Dennis was predeceased by his mother and father Mal and Delphine Mello.

Dennis is survived by his wife Diane Mello, his 6 children (Carmen (Bill), Maximilian, Zachariah, Denise (Sam) Mekras, Mariah (Josh) Anderson, and Anastasia), his grandson Dennis Mekras, his sister Debra Mello (Jeff Quinn), and many nieces and nephews.  

The family is requesting yellow flowers, all flower arrangements can be sent directly to Stanfill Funeral Home.

In remembrance of Dennis’s unique character and style, the family asks that guests honor him by wearing floral attire.

Donations can also be made to: 

St. Louis Catholic Church

or to:

St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral


Mass of Christian Burial
May 23, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Louis Catholic Church
7270 S.W. 120 St.
Pinecrest, FL 33156

Celebration of Life
May 23, 2023

1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Stanfill Funeral Home
10545 South Dixie Hwy.
Pinecrest, FL 33156


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