Director of Design
Don describes himself as outgoing, passionate, and meticulous. He and his wife Cindy have been married for more than two decades, and have four children, six grandchildren, and three Labrador retrievers. When Don is not creating amazing and functional homes, he is fishing and cycling. He and his wife enjoy home improvement projects, craft shows, farmer’s markets, and wine tours. Don is passionate about spending time with his family and friends, many of which are fellow Chesmarians.
Don’s favorite quote is, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi
A younger Don wanted to be a residential home designer when he grew up. Dreams do come true! According to Don, “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your concepts on paper come to life, and knowing that in your own way you are helping beautify the streetscape of your city and make people’s dreams come true”.
When asked what makes Chesmar special, Don asserts that at Chesmar we are one big family with a philosophy of having fun and taking ownership. Each Chesmarian has a voice, and it is heard. Chesmar boasts great leadership and great benefits. We do not just build homes, we build experiences and dreams.