Dave working on a boat.

Dave

Project Lead

Dave’s roots with Van Dam are definitely worthy of mention; Dave began building boats professionally with Steve Van Dam in 1987. Dave was in fact the youngest employee at Van Dam at that time.

Dave remained with Van Dam until 1993, at which time he decided to take a sabbatical from his responsibilities at Van Dam. Dave chose to transfer his skills of handcrafted woodworking to homeowners, whose refined tastes for custom high-end woodworking he could fulfill, a skill that he continues to this day.

Dave made his return to Van Dam in 2013 and now is fond of stating, “When I first started in 1987 I was the youngest member of the crew, and when I returned in 2013, I was the oldest!”

As if Dave’s woodworking skills and demands are not enough to occupy his time, he has been involved in the rescue of abandoned Doberman Pinchers since 1977. Dave and his wife Cheryl volunteer their time with the Exceptional Riders Program, a human service organization for the mentally and physically challenged persons of all ages.

Dave is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint, where he earned his B.A. while majoring in Physics with a minor in math.

  • Started at Van Dam: The first time in 1987 and returned in 2013
  • Born in: Flint, Michigan
  • Graduated: University of Michigan-Flint
  • Favorite Projects to work on: Dave likes a little bit of everything

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Steve

Co-founder
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Jean

Co-founder
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Ben Van Dam posing for a photo next to a boat.

Ben

President
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Dave working on a boat.

Dave

Project Lead
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Trevor

Paint Shop Foreman
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Chad working on a boat.

Chad

Project Manager
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Thor working on a boat.

Thor

Master Craftsman
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Jesse working on a boat.

Jesse

Metal Shop Foreman
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Dave

Handyman & Grill Master
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Charlie & Jeremy

Worldwide Sales
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Kim

Marketing
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David working on a boat.

David

Apprentice Craftsman
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Nick working on a boat.

Nick

Metal Craftsman
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Derek working on a boat.

Derek

Apprentice Craftsman
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Adam working on a boat.

Adam

Apprentice Craftsman
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Ralph

Purchasing
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Jason working on a boat.

Jason

Project Manager
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Aaron

Apprentice Craftsman
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Chuck

Apprentice Craftsman
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Stephanie

Accounting
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