Building the Future
DGA Builders is a construction management and general contracting firm with offices in Upstate New York and Pennsylvania.
The business was established in 1978 by Gary A. Dake. Gary Dake earned his degree from Hobart College in 1967. He served as a pilot in the US Air Force, flying "Jolly Green Giant" rescue helicopters and air refueling tankers in Vietnam. Upon his return, Gary formed Dake Construction in 1978 to service the Monroe County area, later renamed DGA Builders. Under Dake's leadership, DGA Builders has grown from a staff of two to a company of over 100 employees.
Today we work primarily within Western and Central New York, with an additional roster of clients regionally within the Northeastern, Mid-Atlantic, Mid-Western, and Southeastern United States.
Over our forty plus years of business, DGA has developed an extensive, in depth expertise in numerous construction sectors. DGA specializes in medical, commercial, multi-unit, institutional and industrial construction, and has completed thousands of new construction, expansion, and renovation projects. DGA is an industry leader in Health Care Construction with a deep portfolio of acute care facility development with specialties in high intensity phased occupied renovation, major building additions, facilities infrastructure modernization, departmental phased re-organizations, ICU and Operating Theater construction, and all phases of imaging and radiation suite construction. DGA is a regional leader in Multi-Unit Construction. With well over 7,000 housing units totaling over 6.5 million square feet of new construction, DGA is an undeniable industry leader. We have extensive experience in the market rate, senior living, affordable, HCR, HUD housing sectors.
DGA has a passion for safe, ethical, hard driving, well managed contracting. We imbue these attributes into our entire construction team. Our construction professionals possess a wide range of technical expertise which allows us to successfully execute projects across a varied number of market segments.
DGA is founded on one simple guiding principle - fully satisfy our client’s needs. We are an intensely client-driven organization. More so than buildings, we build relationships. We get to know our customers closely. By fully understanding their personality, needs, and philosophy we are best equipped for project success.
DGA Builders would be honored to show you what we can accomplish together.
MEET OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
MICHAEL S. SZUROMI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Michael comes from North Tonawanda, in Niagara County, Western NY. He attended Cornell University and began his DGA career in 1985. Michael quickly established a reputation for honesty and integrity with clients. His detailed, hands-on approach drives the completion of your project above expectation.
Greg comes from the North Country, Adirondacks region: Ogdensburg, NY. He attended Rochester Institute of Technology and Canton Technical College. He has been with DGA over 30 years, managing healthcare projects for 25 years. Greg has a reputation for successfully leading complicated medical construction projects.
KEVIN W. NOWACK
Kevin is a native of Fairport, NY and carries the DGA legacy as a second-generation employee in his family. He attended Cornell University and the University of Virginia. Kevin works primarily in the healthcare sector and is responsible for oversight of commercial and healthcare construction.