Key Executive Staff
Craig Danto, Chief Executive Officer, was raised in the construction industry in Michigan and has been in Florida for over 35 years. He has worked for and with some of the largest builders as a subcontractor, builder and co-developer. Craig’s experience in land planning and development and dealing with architects, along with his extensive construction and engineering background, allow him to quickly understand clients’ visions and place them on paper, work with design professionals and complete the development and construction efficiently and effectively. Craig has helped many clients develop and get approved zoning and plans for properties, which provide the best and highest use of the land. He provides in-house preliminary structural and design drawings, which help the communications among the engineers, architects, designers and construction professionals when developing plans and budgets. Given Craig’s relationships in the industry, he is able to contract quality and experienced resources to complete the construction. (For more information on Craig’s experience, see References and Project Experience.)
MBA, LEED AP is responsible for the business development of Danto Builders. She has over 25 years of experience in developing and operating businesses. Debbie graduated from Ohio State University with her bachelor of science in business administration and MBA from Cleveland State University. Her career started with Pizza Hut and Arby’s, which then led into working in the manufacturing, construction and engineering-related industries. The last eight years of her career has been spent developing energy-efficient, cost-effective solutions for buildings, which includes design, value engineering, product sourcing, project management, tax incentives and financing. She has helped clients generate millions of dollars in savings, which have dramatically reduced payback periods. Debbie has been with Danto Builders since 2003.
Mariana De Souza
Mariana De Souza is our office manager and fluently speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish. She oversees our bookkeeping, insurance, bonding and office administration. She has a degree in business administration. Mariana has experience with QuickBooks Pro, AIA contract billing, job costing, payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable.