CEO • Dendy Construction Services, LLC
Born in Fort Worth, where he was raised and attended Texas Christian University, Bill is proud to be a native Texan. After meeting his wife, Katrin (Kathy) Schatz in 1999, Bill made his home in DeSoto, where he has been an active member of the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the DeSoto Economic Development Corporation. Bill’s daughter and grandson also live in Fort Worth.
Bill joined the DeSoto Rotary Club in 2002 and immediately became involved. He served the DeSoto Rotary Club in multiple capacities, including two terms as President in 2005-2006 and 2010-2011. After his first year as Club President, Bill took his passion for Rotary to the District level, serving three terms as Assistant Governor in 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009, and becoming a Facilitator and Out-of-District Team Leader for the Rotary International Leadership Institute (RILI) of District 5810. An avid aviator, Bill is also a member of the International Fellowship of Flying Rotarians. For the past five years, Bill has been a volunteer pilot for Challenge Air for Kids and Friends, a nationwide non-profit which helps youth with specials need builds self-esteem and confidence through the experience of flight.
Bill is a construction consultant and certified project management professional with over three decades of commercial and heavy construction experience. In addition, he owns and operates a DeSoto-based infrared thermography company. Kathy, a native German, is an attorney in the Dallas office of Jackson Lewis LLP, a national labor and employment law firm, and also holds advanced degrees in cultural anthropology. Kathy is also a member of the Park Cities Rotary Club. Bill has enjoyed the privilege of visiting and networking with several Rotary clubs in Germany as an adjunct to visits with Kathy’s family.
In 2011, Bill and Kathy celebrated their tenth anniversary by traveling to Nicaragua. They chose Nicaragua in part because of Kathy’s love for anthropology, but mostly because of Bill’s previous experience building a mission church there during the revolution in 1978. The trip included several days on an organic coffee farm in the mountains of northern Nicaragua, where communities are miles away from the closest source of electricity and sanitary drinking water. Bill and Kathy spent their anniversary evening visiting the Granada Club Rotario and immediately launched efforts to help raise funds for sanitary kitchen facilities in two Granada elementary schools. They look forward to developing other service projects in the region in the future.