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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