Supporting Homeowners Associations from Conception to Completion

US Builders Review

US Builders ReviewIn 1983, Dennis Brooks got an opportunity of a lifetime. After completing his undergrad and masters program in construction and business management at Colorado State University, he went to work for a large commercial development firm. “The partners of this firm decided they had made their money and wanted to get out of construction,” recalls Dennis, president of Design Build Associates Inc. (DBA). “I was in a fortunate place because the president asked me if I’d like to take over the business. He offered me his contacts and told me he would support me through the first year as a partner.”

A New Niche

By 1987, Dennis was the sole owner of DBA, which started out as a successful retail and commercial developer, but around the same time, he realized a special niche market the company could support. “I noticed the need for a construction management and consulting firm in the Homeowners Association (HOA) market undergoing major rehab projects,” explains Dennis. “When we started out in the mid 1980s, no one was doing it in this area.”

US Builder Review by Molly Shaw