Don has more than 40 years experience in the building industry. He spent four years as Director of Construction and Design for Bally Corporation in Chicago, designing and remodeling their restaurants, nationwide. Don then became co-owner of four restaurants in Geneva Illinois, overseeing their construction as well as managing daily operations. In 1991, Don, his wife and two daughters relocated to Siesta Key, Florida where he specialized in restaurants, commercial construction, and remodeling. In 2001, Don established Beyond Design Contracting to service the Gulf Coast of Florida in commercial & custom residential construction, design consulting, and construction management.
Don is a Vietnam Army veteran, and upon his return home to California, designed and built a 50' trimaran in San Diego. He then set sail for two years, traveling thoughout Central America, the Panama Canal, and the Caribbean. Don operated a charter business in the Perlas Islands of Panama and after returning home to California, he continued his career building theme restaurants and expanding his knowledge of the construction industry.