Don has served in executive positions with commercial, single-family and multifamily builders around the country. Don’s formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Brown University, a master’s degree in civil engineering as well as a MBA, both from Stanford University.
Don remains an active member of various professional associations, giving back to the industry to which he has devoted his career. He is a member of the Madison Area Builders Association, serving as President in 2007 and was chosen as the MABA Builder of the Year in 2006. Don is also a member of the Wisconsin Builders Association, serving on its board and as its President in 2011. He was awarded the WBA Rising Star Award in 2007 and WBA Builder of the Year in 2015. On the national level Don is a member of the National Association of Home Builders board of directors as Wisconsin’s State Representative and serves on its executive board and Audit committee. He is also an associate member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Don is involved in his local community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, Commissioner and Secretary of the Dane County Regional Airport Commission and member of WI State Building Inspector Review Board. He was also a Board Member of the former Dane County Regional Transit Authority, City of Sun Prairie Economic Development Commission and also served as Treasurer of his church in Sun Prairie. In 2009, Don was awarded Dane County Water Champion for his work in building industry erosion control and stormwater management.
Don and his wife Christine are the proud parents of three sons and daughters-in-law as well as 4 grandchildren. In his downtime; he enjoys gardening, gourmet cooking, woodworking and being a Big 10 sports fanatic.