Jerry started in the independent retail building supply business. At the time, he never realized much of what he learned would translate into the very business philosophy that would lead to the success of DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE. In the years that followed, and with the advent of the "mega-home center" type stores, Jerry wisely decided to take the company in a different direction. With his knowledge of the industry, he chose the custom home, commercial, and retail remodeling field and began to include custom casework in many of his projects. He realized he had found the company's true calling, and DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE was born.
Like any successful business, the development of a clear perspective regarding potential competitors was DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE's number one priority. Jerry recognized early on that being competitive in all aspects of the millwork industry meant obtaining the right machinery, as well as the right people. His fascination with the power of the computer, combined with the capabilities of automated machines, prompted him to start acquiring the necessary equipment. He also began to assemble a management team consisting of individuals who were eager to bring various specialized skills to the company. These skills encompassed design, marketing, product development, and manufacturing. In 2000, Jerry spear headed the construction of DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE's brand new facility located in a well-known industrial park. He has provided his staff with a facility that includes every piece of "state-of-the-art" equipment and the most modern resources available. This, combined with Jerry's solid business management skills, will ensure continued growth and success in DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE'S future.
Jerry's extensive background in raw materials uses and fabrication, as well as his product development capabilities allow us to bring greater diversity to the markets we serve.
A team member since 1988, Jerry's enforcement of the quality control standards shared by both him and Jerry Vitillo, contributed to the development of the protocols DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE continues to maintain today. When the company entered into the automated world of machining, Jerry was the individual destined to assume the early responsibilities of that aspect of the company's progression, and he received his certification in CAD-CAM programming for Stiles and Holzma machinery. He is responsible for writing the machining programs for every piece undergoing the production process. Jerry is also responsible for maintaining a vast machining files library, and his presence here continues to be an integral part of DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE's success.
For nearly 20 years, Phil has been a part of DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE. He started as an operator on the edgebander before moving on to the Holzma Automated Horizontal Panel Saw and the Weeke Optimat Point to Point machine. He has also been involved with every step of taking a project from fabrication to installation on numerous occasions. To be able to serve DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE'S customers better, and solidify his understanding of the custom millwork industry, he has completed training for ISSFA Solid Surface Fabrication and Application, AWFI Advanced Wood Finishing, Stiles Panel Saw Techniques Operators & Supervisors CAD 3.0 course, Stiles Machining Center Programming and Operation, and the Sandler President’s Club Sales Training. This further education combined with his unique experience of growing up working in the shop, has made him the perfect fit for DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE'S Head of Operations.
On a daily basis he is the key contact for our customers in regards to estimations and job status. He is an integral part of ensuring all aspects of DIVERSIFIED FIXTURE are running smoothly in both the front and back office.