Grant graduated from Auburn University's ID program in 1988. Since then, Grant has been the driving force behind DD's success. Constantly moving, emailing, directing marketing activities one minute and on-site managing a major install the next. He's obsessed with traveling, mountain biking and kayaking, but he lives for his family and especially his daughters.
PRESIDENT / INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
We sometimes wonder what Dean CAN’T do. Always ten steps ahead, his business intelligence has made him an invaluable asset. He recognizes new opportunities, makes strategic business decisions, and ensures a successful environment for day-to-day operations. While spending most of his day running numbers, he is also assisting production when it's crunch time. Don’t let his quiet nature fool you, he’s competitive on the tennis court and a proud hockey dad. His wife and kids are driving force behind his passion.
It is no surprise Kim is our design manager. She graduated from Georgia Tech’s ID program and continues to stay on top of the best design trends. With her experienced design skills and collected personality, she effectively guides the project start to finish- from the clients’ vision to the craftsmen’s production. Her ability to see the big picture allows her design and manage projects efficiently. On top of that, she’s a fantastic mother and wife, willing to do anything for her family.
DESIGN MANAGER / INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
Emily started at DD as a young intern in high school and has continued to thrive here. After graduating from Georgia Tech, her eagerness and passion to learn anything we throw at her is refreshing. With a versatile skill set, she jumps from technical computer work to hands-on projects in the shop and installing onsite. In her free time, Emily loves spending time with her family and kayaking on the water.
Alan gets it done. The ultimate PM, Alan is integral in every project aspect from client and paper management to loading the truck. He is frequently seen driving around on the forklift and likes to be hands-on in each project going out the door. He's always on the go but is easy to locate... just follow the singing.
Woody has come to DD with a vast array of advertising, marketing and business consulting experience. He's focused on the positive results of his clients and helping them achieve their goals. In his spare time, he spends time coaching volleyball at his daughters' school and keeping the whole family active.
SALES / PROJECT MANAGER
Bob is the man with the plan. With his incredible experience as a craftsman, he manages the entire production facility. His engineering intelligence and management turn impossible projects into stunning completions. Bob has allowed our team to create multiple stunning projects at the same time, with his touch on each one. On the weekends, him, his adventurous wife, and their pets are on the go in their sailboat.
PRODUCTION MANAGER / CRAFTSMAN
Aaron’s technical proficiency and energy provide a vital momentum to keep the production flowing. You’ll find him at nearly every install hands deep managing and building to ensure the project exceeds client expectations. In his free time, he stays busy with his vast array of hobbies such as playing bass guitar, maintaining his fish tanks and tuning his car.
SITE MANAGER/ CRAFTSMAN
Joe has made it his life’s mission to fulfill the meaning of his last name Manus, “hands'' in latin. With two decades designing and manufacturing, his comprehension and communication provide the perfect bridge between our designers and craftsmen. Every spare moment, he’s making memories with his beautiful family, keeping them on their toes with his enthusiastic personality.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER / CRAFTSMAN