DMI has a long history in the building industry in Southwest Florida. Founded in 1977 to offer high quality affordable housing, DMI has gone on to build thousands of new homes in Southwest Florida. For three generations the Peters family has been offering innovative and economically priced home building. We have the history and experience to make your Florida Dream Home an affordable reality.
Mike Peters, our general contractor and vice president, is a Chicago native and a graduate of Drake University (BS Business Administration) and Northwestern University (BS Civil Engineering). Mike moved to Florida in 1975 and started working in the construction industry. Working and learning the business from the ground up, he gained experience in every trade and became one of the state’s youngest certified general contractors. In 1977 DMI was founded to provide affordable high quality housing to Southwest Floridians. In 1981 Mike founded DMI’s sister company, The Triad Group, www.triadgroupgc.com, to provide high quality custom residential and commercial construction services to the greater Southwest Florida area. Mike’s education along with his many years of “hands on” experience in the Florida construction industry make him a remarkably qualified general contractor.
Marla Peters, our president, has lived in Fort Myers since 1955. She has seen the area explode from a sleepy small town to a bustling and fast growing metropolitan area. Marla attended local public schools and is a graduate of Edison Community College (AA) and the University of South Florida (BA Business Administration). Marla is a Florida Certified Public Accountant and a Florida State Certified Building Contractor. After practicing public accounting and serving as an executive in the construction supply business for nearly 20 years, she joined DMI as its president. Marla’s education and experience in business have provided her with the qualifications necessary to keep DMI a leader in high quality affordable homes in Southwest Florida.
Brian Peters is a Florida native. He was educated in local public and private schools graduating from Bishop Verot High School in 1994. Brian started his career in the construction business at age 14 working summers with his father learning as much about every trade as possible. Brian has over 20 years of “hands on” field experience and is a state certified building contractor.
Brett Peters is also a Florida native and a graduate of Bishop Verot High School. After graduation Brett attended Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas on a football scholarship. After college Brett decided to move home and join his family in the construction business. Since joining the business Brett has worked in the field gaining a wide variety of experience in every trade and in field management. Brett is also a state certified building contractor.
At DMI, family means more than family members. Our talented and dedicated team of employees has been very important to our company’s success. Most of our employees have been with us over 5 years some over 30 years. We have also worked very hard over the years to build long term and mutually rewarding relationships with our sub contractors. We have worked with most of our subs for many years and respect them and the job they do for DMI. Family members, employees, and sub contractors all make up the DMI family and TEAM!