Owner/Vice President

Enhancing our teams Since December 2016

Long-time friend of Tony Slade, Dan’s vision is clear: provide customers with the highest level of service in all areas and work diligently to offer the greatest value for every project.

Dan works closely with a dedicated, experienced team of professionals at Design First Builders who share his enthusiasm for this industry and he has been responsible for helping several companies in the industry win countless awards for design creativity and construction excellence.

Not content to simply design and build fabulous custom homes and renovation projects for his clients, Dan understands the need to offer additional services, and believes his company’s Cooking Skills Academy and Cabinet Works company rise to the occasion. Today, Dan enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a designer and builder, with satisfied customers and magnificent projects throughout Chicagoland.

Dan earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and a master’s degree from Newman University. Dan and his wife Monique have two children and live in Oswego, Illinois. Dan enjoys spending time with his family, and is active with the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest fraternal organization dedicated to providing charitable services, promoting education and actively working to provide insurance to care for the widows and orphans who are left behind.