What We Do
The Washington County Road Department maintains roads and associated infrastructures within unincorporated areas of Washington County. Inside the area of about 2,500 square miles that makes up Washington County, the Road Department maintains 302 miles of dirt roads, 222 miles of gravel roads, and 156 miles of paved roads. Maintaining these roads includes: grading, asphalt maintenance, chip sealing, snow removal, and maintenance of borrow ditches and flood channels within the road right of ways.
Dean Wulffenstein is a native of Washington County. Dean began his working career at the age of 14 working for a local trucking company servicing trucks, fixing tires, and loading freight onto trucks. Dean continued working part-time for the trucking company until he graduated from Pine View High Schoolin 1988. After graduation, Dean became a full-time heavy equipment operator, where he quickly excelled and was promoted to Foreman for a rapidly growing construction company. He was the Foreman for 18 years, helping to build many buildings, roads, and infrastructures in St. George and surrounding areas.
During this time, Dean became a volunteer fireman for the Washington City Fire Department, where he excelled and was quickly advanced to Captain. During the 18 years at the Fire Department, Dean obtained Fire Fighter 1, 2, and up to a Hazmat Technician. He served on the Regional Hazmat Team and was an Intermediate EMT. For 3.5 years Dean worked full-time for the Washington City Fire Department as Battalion Chief, all while still working part-time in Construction. Deciding he preferred the Construction Industry, he returned full-time as the Foreman of the large construction company.
In 2008, Dean applied at Washington County Roads for the Road Crew Foreman position. He was offered the position and was Foreman here for 6 years. In 2014 Dean became the Road Department Superintendent. Dean brings to Washington County 20+ years of Construction experience, mostly in leadership positions. Dean strives to make Washington County the best place to live with the best roads to travel on.