Meet The Team
Our company is made up of a great bunch of individuals who love what they do. That’s what makes DFI such a great company, and one that values each and every one of our clients. As some of the top professionals in the construction industry, the skills and experience our team brings to the table is what sets us apart from our competition.
Don has more than forty-two years of experience in all phases of commercial general contracting, including leadership and management, supervision, estimating and project scheduling. Don founded DFI in 1987 because he wanted to fill a gap in the industry, and he makes running the business a family affair.
"Being a father is my most favorite job."
So how does a father of two young boys balance a full service, fully staffed commercial/retail construction firm that owns and operates its own equipment and his family?
"I don't need a lot of sleep, I'm either working or spending time with my kids."
The boys play baseball, basketball and football. The boys enjoy going to job sites and learning everything from running equipment to running a successful organization. Don is very close to his own dad and often recalls advice and lessons he's learned from him,
"It was a lesson a minute with my dad.
His advice is usually the best."
Adam has over 15 years of experience in all phases of commercial and industrial construction projects. His strong leadership style provides him with a reputation for creative problem solving and team building.
"I enjoy getting up and going to the office or my job sites every day. What I enjoy most is winning new work, closing out projects with a satisfied client, making the impossible-possible, and developing new expansion opportunities for the business."
With his strong desire to make a positive impact in the profession and the community, Adam is a member of the Economic Development Commission of Florida's Space Coast, Melbourne Rotary Club, and the Enterprise Zone Development Agency for the City of Palm Bay. He is widely recognized as an emerging leader in the industry.
"Construction is in my blood — I love it. From the time I was very young, I can remember listening to my grandfather, my dad, and my uncle talking about their construction business and I could not wait to be a part of it. Construction is very satisfying work in that you actually get to see the fruits of your effort."
Chief Growth Officer
Randy is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member with more than 25 years of success across the non-profit, finance, energy, and technology industries. He has fulfilled roles ranging from Vice-President of Business Development, to Chief Operating Officer, President, and Chief Executive Officer. His broad areas of expertise include sustainability, energy conservation, financial services, fundraising, business development, and organizational leadership.
Concrete/Masonry - Division Manager
Dan can always be found with a smile on his face. A skilled project manager with a knack for attention to detail, he leads DFI's concrete and masonry division. As a member of numerous committees outside of work, he is most passionate about taking missions trips to Haiti. He says the best part is being able to influence young minds and watch them grow and prosper over the years.
Estimator / Timber Bridge Project Manager
Travis is the go-to for all things bridges. Inspired by the idea of pushing the limits of construction through new concepts, Travis quickly developed a deep passion for working with his hands. This resolve stuck with him, leading him to get his Associates degree in Construction Technology and Management. Over 12 years later, Travis leads DFI's bridge team and has helped construct more than 25 bridges across the U.S.
Shauna is our reliable, charismatic designer. Starting out as our Architectural Intern, Shauna is knowledgeable in all things BIM. From Navisworks to BIM 360, she has been an integral part of our larger projects.
Myles is DFI's in-house electrical contractor.
Mike has been a registered architect since 1992 and certified general contractor since 2015. With a voice of reason and direction, Mike guides DFI's architectural efforts to increase efficiency and effectiveness in the field. Bringing his creative leadership and diverse knowledge to the team, he aims to directly impact and contribute to DFI's successes.
Mike Vaeth is a dependable, intelligent problem solver. He is our lead safety manager and qualified MOT specialist. He claims the most powerful tool in construction is a single finger and who is to argue? With 20 years and counting under his belt at DFI, he is our most flexible leader, participating in all jobs regardless of the type. When not on the job, he tinkers in his shop and works on his house. He is also known for housing all the misfits in Brevard County.