Dan is the founder of DDMA. He is involved with client relations on a daily basis, and is particularly proud of the close relationships he has developed with his clients over the years. Dan’s internal responsibilities include overseeing sales and marketing, bookkeeping, and the overall financial status of the company. Dan began his career as a cabinet maker with partner Charlie DeTillio in California in 1979. He later became a detailer/draftsman. The high quality that our clients have come to expect from DDMA is a direct result of Dan’s philosophy of meeting and exceeding the client’s expectations. In his free time, Dan likes to spend time with his wife, grandkids and his horse (sometimes not in that order!).
Daniel DeMarcoPresident & CEO
Dennis is responsible for reviewing the day-to-day operations of the company; specifically drafting, fabrication and project management. All job schedules are reviewed by Dennis and adherence to those schedules is stringently monitored. Moreover, Dennis and his team have established concrete systems to ensure that quality benchmarks are met. Dennis has been involved with woodworking and installations for over thirty years. His knowledge of the installation process is a great asset to the company and clients alike. Dennis joined DDMA in 1992. Prior to his employment at DDMA, he was a proud member of the FDNY and NYPD. In his spare time, Dennis likes to spend time with his family and his granddaughter, snowboard and go boating.
Dennis LocherSr. Vice President & COO
Charlie has been working in the architectural woodworking industry since 1979, when he started with Dan as a cabinet maker and draftsman. He is involved with client relations, design development, and project management. This includes the engineering of new fixture lines and the exploration of new materials and ideas, as well as devising cost-effective ways of making projects work within the design and budget constraints of the client.
Sue began working at DDMA in 2016. Throughout high school and college, Sue worked in retail, and after receiving her BA from Hofstra, she began her career in textile sales. Sue took some time off to be with her three kids and when she returned to work, she did bookkeeping for an Interior Design firm, as well as some paralegal work. Sue prides herself on her work ethic – being able to check things off a list and working well with co-workers, clients, and vendors. She’s happy to be a part of the DDMA team and enjoys being a part of each project from the very start. After work and on the weekends, Sue is often running around with her kids, getting her family and friends together, and heading to the beach when it’s nice out. One thing Sue wants to check off her own personal list is seeing the Northern Lights and going to Iceland!
Danielle has been with us since 2009. She began here straight out of college, starting as a receptionist. After a short time in that position, she moved to the bookkeeping department; while simultaneously acting as Dan’s assistant. She is currently an Associate at DDMA, specializing in capital management. In her spare time, Danielle likes to take part in any outdoor activity like skiing, as well as other sports (she is a member of the DDMA Intramural Volleyball Team and is a fan of Crossfit). Danielle is also fond of interior design and enjoys decorating her home.
Danielle JahnCapital Management
Design Development and Drafting
Lan ColetoSenior Drafter
David has spent the past nine years with us. He started in 2010, as an intern while completing his degree in Drafting at SUNY Farmingdale. After two years, he became a full-time member of our team, as a Senior Drafter and then segueing into Design Development. Every job and every day is different for David, and he’s excited by that challenge. He believes that the most dangerous phrase in all languages is – “we’ve always done it this way”. He loves to work with our clients to create details that fit their original design intent but also assure the best functionality. Some of his favorite projects at DDMA include Polo Restaurant and Bar, Bergdorf Goodman jewelry department, and Louis Vuitton SoHo, just to name a few. David lives by the motto, “Don’t downgrade your dream just to fit your reality. Upgrade your conviction to match your destiny.”
David CorriganSenior Drafter & Design Development
Sam DeRienzoSenior Drafter
Corey is a Junior Drafter here at DDMA. He joined us back in 2017 and loves being able to create something that can begin as a single thought. Like others at DDMA, Corey attended Island Drafting and Technical Institute. He’s currently enrolled at Farmingdale State College. In his spare time he plays hockey, enjoys chicken parm, and as a party trick – Corey can juggle!
Sean started at DDMA in April of 2018. As a senior drafter he is always excited by the details of a project and learning something new. Prior to DDMA, he’s worked as a draftsman and a CNC programmer. Sean has an Associate’s Degree in Graphic Design and gained all of his Millwork knowledge from experience on the job! Though he typically works on retail projects, Sean has really enjoyed his time on a residential project out in East Hampton. He says he finds it both interesting and challenging. Sean likes to spend time with his wife and daughter outside of work. As well as ride bikes and design and build multitools – fitting considering he used to run a small bike company where he designed and manufactured frames, handlebars, and more!
Sean NemethSenior Drafter
Fernando has been part of our team since 2013 and heads up our Miami office. He began his career as a draftsman for a Miami-based millwork company that produced extensive work for the Department of Defense and then transitioned to a Miami-based millwork company. Here the company produced extensive work for commercial retail and architectural industry. Prior to joining us at DDMA, Fernando worked both in drafting and project management for a company that specialized in fabricating millwork for high-end cosmetic shop-in-shops.
Fernando PalenzuelaSenior Drafter
Robert started working with us part-time in May of 2018 while attending Island Drafting and Technical Institute. Upon graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Architectural and Mechanical Drafting, he joined the DDMA team as a full-time Drafter. Robert’s experience with hands-on construction – both residential and commercial – lends a lot to his position here at DDMA. He enjoys the satisfaction of seeing a job from conception to completion, the challenges the job brings, the architecture of it all, and especially the drawing! A couple of his favorite projects to work on include Van Cleef & Arpels in Beverly Hills and Cartier in Arizona. If he’s not in the office, then Robert might be in the ocean! He loves to fish, boat, and scuba in his spare time and even hopes to cage dive with a Great White one day (maybe without the cage!). Robert also likes to give back and has spent time as a Deputy Director of a veteran’s charity that pushed for legislation for combat veteran’s health issues and assisted veteran families in crisis.
Gil has been in the business since 1975. As a person that oversees estimating, purchasing and project oversight, Gil is involved with each project from inception to completion. His career-long experience with multiple store rollouts and showcases sets Gil apart from most people in the industry. When not in the office, Gil enjoys spending time with his granddaughters, biking and outdoor activities of any kind.
Gil D’OrazioSenior Estimator
Charlie DeTillio Jr.
“Chache” has been with us since 2010, and is currently an Estimator. He started working for DDMA part-time while he completed his degree in Fine Arts at FIT in New York. Initially, Chache worked on the truck, but he gradually became involved with installing our work. Upon completion of his degree, he came to work for us full time. Chache has estimated several important projects for us over the years, including the Polo Bar in New York City and the NBA flagship store; also in New York. His hobbies include photography (he took the photos of his co-workers that you see on our website), German cars (he has owned a number of Audi’s), working-out, mountain-biking and music of all types.
Charlie DeTillio Jr.Senior Estimator
Alex joined the DDMA team in August of 2019. Prior to working here, he was an assistant facilities manager for three years while studying at Hofstra University. Alex graduated from Hofstra with a Bachelor of Business Administration and is currently enrolled at Stony Brook University, getting his Masters of Business Administration. So far, Alex has enjoyed the problem-solving involved in his position as Junior Estimator and working alongside the rest of our team. When he’s not at work, Alex can be found outdoors, hiking, playing sports, or volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America. He’s a big fan of Marvel and the Yankees and hopes to travel Europe one day!
Frank has been with the company since its inception in 1989, and is currently in Estimating and Sales. In fact, it was he and Dan who started the business in Deer Park, NY all those years ago. Before working for Dan, Frank had a strong foundation in woodworking, and was accustomed to a wood shop environment. In the beginning (before Auto-CAD was around!), Frank would do hand sketches to develop details before meeting with clients. In the many years that he has been with DDMA, Frank has been involved in a number of different projects. Some of his favorites include: Ralph Lauren’s executive office, Crate and Barrel on Madison Avenue in New York, as well as several celebrity homes. Appropriately, in his spare time, Frank likes to “dabble” in woodworking!
Frank MauroSenior Estimator
Mike is our Estimating Manager. He’s been with DDMA since April of 2007. After receiving his B.S. in Economics from Siena, Mike worked as a Job Super at a New York general contracting firm. Shortly after, his neighbor – Dan – asked him to join the DDMA team. Like a lot of people at DDMA, Mike learned about every aspect of the company before assuming his current role. Mike says he enjoys the people in our office, as well as, always getting to do something new. He says that very few projects are alike and he enjoys the challenge of figuring out how to make it all work and come together. Some of Mike’s favorite projects are for Polo Ralph Lauren; he’s worked on many, including flagships like – 888 Madison Avenue, the Ralph Lauren Mansion, and 711 Fifth Avenue, all in New York City. He’s also worked on the Beverly Hills Ralph Lauren flagship on Rodeo Drive, just to name a few. As for his free time – Mike loves to spend time with his family – his wife and three sons. Every year, Mike organizes an event and raises money for Suicide Prevention. He’s a die-hard Mets and Giants fan, and hopes to visit all 30 MLB stadiums with his sons. Mike’s father passed on the mantra, “always be humble”, to him and he plans to pass that on to his three boys, as well.
Mike SmithDirector of Estimating
Dano officially started working for us full-time in 2009; however, he grew up helping out on installs during the summer and on weekends while attending high school and college. When he came on-board, the plan was to have him work in each department, so as to learn the various facets of the business and ultimately grow into his current position as an Associate and General Manager. After one year of doing just that, Dano became involved with project management, assisting on several jobs which included Escada, Boston; Polo, Greenwich and Christian Dior, Beverly Hills. He also spent a period of time in Estimating. During the time he has been with us, Dano counts the Christian Dior, Beverly Hills project as one of his favorites. Its sheer size, the level of difficulty involved in fabricating and installing our work, as well as the amazing design of the store as a whole is indeed impressive. It is Dano’s goal to always be mindful of not only the immediate, but also the long-term future of DDMA. In an effort to ensure longevity, he works in conjunction with the Operations and Sales departments in order to achieve this end. And because a company cannot thrive without the right people in place, he works to ensure that we are staffed accordingly. When not in the office, Dano loves to travel, and counts South Africa as his favorite destination (he honeymooned there with his wife and would love to go back one day. In fact, his dream job would be to own a safari lodge in the African bush!). He loves to play golf, baseball (he played in college) and watch professional and college football (he is a season ticket holder at Clemson University…go Tigers!). Dano and his wife Kristen are also the proud parents to their daughter, Olive Grace, and dog, Tomlin (after the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers).
Dano DeMarcoGeneral Manager
Rob GrahamProject Maintenance Manager
Stephanie has been with us since 2008. She began her career with us as a receptionist while she was still in college studying broadcast journalism at NYIT. Upon completion of her degree, Stephanie was promoted to a position in logistics, where she specialized in coordinating deliveries for roll-out fixture programs to multiple stores throughout the country. This position ultimately lead to her current role as Executive Assistant to Dennis Locher. In addition to assisting Dennis, Stephanie is now an Associate at DDMA. In her spare time, she loves to travel (Stephanie is especially fond of Disney and all island locales) and renovating/redecorating her home.
Stephanie PowersOperations Manager
Rich started with us as a Project Manager in late 2014. He began his career in the industry as a draftsman. A nine year career in carpentry followed, after which he began working as a Project Manager for a New York based construction company that specialized in commercial, residential and corporate projects. Since 2014. Rich has been involved in some important work; including the H. Stern flagship in New York and the phase one renovation of Bergdorf Goodman in New York. Rich’s interests include hockey, martial arts and kickboxing. During the warmer months, you can find him spending his spare time on his boat.
Rich AhlProject Executive
Brianna DelzellProject Coordinator
Rob joined the DDMA team in May 2011 and has been part of the construction industry since2002. As a project executive, Rob brings experience with every step of the process to the table, from surveys to layouts to engineering. What he loves most about his position is getting to witness the transformation of a job first hand. He loves building and finds it so rewarding to see a job from start to finish. One of his favorite projects at DDMA was the Ralph Lauren Flagship on 5th Avenue in New York City. Outside of work, Rob likes to be at home with his wife and kids. He says, “golf and hockey are my mecca,” and he likes to cook! His guilty pleasures include anything sweet – chocolate, cookies, candy, ice cream, you name it. He hopes to visit all 50 states one day and maybe even most of Europe!
Rob HerzogProject Executive
Dennis Locher Jr.Project Executive
George began working for DDMA since 2012. With an Associate’s Degree in Architecture from Island Drafting & Technical Institute and his countless experience, George is one of our project executives. He is responsible for bringing projects from start to finish with the help of our internal team, clients, architects and designers. During this process, he reviews drawings and, both, oversees and executes drafting, fabrication, and installation schedules. Prior to DDMA, George worked for nine years as a draftsman and project manager for a high end woodworking and trade show display company. There, he worked on countless projects and large trade shows, leading him to become the Production Manager. In that position he oversaw project management, the shop, and shipping. George has always loved construction. When he was five, his parents bought him a toy tool belt, which he wore around the house pretending to fix things. It only makes sense that his career has led him this way. George really enjoys the challenge of different and exciting designs that allow him to work with designers and architects on concept designs through to the final product. Some of his favorite projects at DDMA include (but are definitely not limited to), Van Cleef & Arpels NYC Flagship, Dior Beverly Hills, Louis Vuitton Garden State Mall, Under the Dunes Residential, Conway Residential, and 4510 at Hudson Yard NYC. In addition to his degree, George also has a certificate in AutoCAD training and OSHA. In his spare time, George enjoys practicing Brazilian Jujitsu, doing construction on his house, and spending time with his wife and daughters. George says his guilty pleasure is eating different types of pizza from his favorite Italian restaurant with his family. He also hopes to one day travel Europe on a month-long excursion.
George MunozProject Executive
Tyler O’BrienProject Manager
Mike has been with the company since 2001, and is currently a Project Manager. Prior to joining our team, he was a Project Manager at a New York based store fixture company alongside Charlie DeTillio and Gil D’Orazio. When Charlie and Gil joined DDMA, they brought Mike along with them. He has managed quite a number of projects for us over the years, including several Tommy Hilfiger locations, the Brian Atwood flagship in New York, as well as roll-outs for Jones New York Sport and shop-in-shops for Calvin Klein. His hobbies include rollerblading, boxing, gardening, and going to the beach during the summer.