A lifelong Madison resident, Dan has over 40 years in the kitchen and bath industry. He was instrumental in organizing, with others, the Madison Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and Bella Domicile is one of the original members. Dan understands the emotional roller coaster ride involved with building or remodeling a home, having experienced both first hand. That knowledge, coupled with a desire for a strong marriage of form and function, nurtures a culture within the organization that creates lasting value and satisfaction.
Fun Facts About Dan:
How long have you been in the design industry? “I have memories of sweeping the shop floor when I was a kid making .50 cents an hour.”
Share with us one unusual thing many people may not know about you? “At age nineteen I hitchhiked up and down the east coast for 6 months.”
What are a few of your favorite things? “Cooking and eating. I love to experiment with new foods. And, I enjoy cooking with good wine, sometimes, I even add it to the food.”
What do you do in your spare time? “I’m a lay leader and lay preacher at my church. I volunteer in the community and coach and mentor others.”
Do you have family or pets? “My beautiful wife Sally, 2 daughters and 4 granddaughters”
What is one piece of advice or statement you want to make about the kitchen and bath industry (or remodeling)? There is a perception that you need to invest a lot of money to achieve a great design. That is not true!”
What do you like most about Bella Domicile? “We have an amazing team, who are talented and passionate about what they do. I am thankful for the culture that we have in place and I think that impacts positively on the projects we are blessed to work on.”
What is your favorite thing to do in Madison? “Madison is a culinary oasis with no shortages of great dining options. It’s a great adventure to explore those options with friends. Biking comes in a distant second.”
Where are you from? “I was born in Milwaukee but I got to Madison as soon as I could.”
What motivates you to work hard? “Being informed that I can’t do something. A desire to be better tomorrow than today. And, knowing that someone is waiting for me to fail.”
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What’s your favorite holiday? “It’s a toss-up between Christmas and Easter. Both are significant.”
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done? “Change the business name from Modern Kitchen Supply to Bella Domicile when everyone said I shouldn’t.”
What kitchen appliance do you use every day? “The stove top”