About DAI General Contracting

Formed in 2003, DAI began in the Self-Storage Industry building new facilities and immediately expanded into “ground-up” Office Buildings, Tilt-ups and Tenant Improvements. We are a commercial general contracting firm with experience in all facets of construction supported by a staff with well over 60 years of combined and varied construction experience. We have maintained our success by treating our clients with unparalleled service and creative input for all their construction needs. We are a service oriented company with a commitment to client satisfaction through quality control and meticulous management of our client’s pre-construction and construction needs. DAI General Contracting takes pride in building our projects just as we have built our company with a solid foundation of honesty and integrity. 

The values that guide our Company are an extension of the beliefs and commitments of company leadership; the basis of our business culture and our formula for success. 

These Values Include:

1. An atmosphere of trust and respect for our clients and our staff while maintaining a company-wide environment of growth and improvement from project to project. 

2. Endeavor to propose creative, responsible alternatives in scheduling and means and methods in our challenging industry to meet each project’s unique needs.

3. Maximize our varied experience to provide the most competitive pricing through scheduling expertise and our extensive, vetted and managed Subcontractor base.

Laurence H. Damato – Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Damato has more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of construction and 25 years in general contracting as a project manager/estimator in the Southern California commercial construction market. As Chief Executive Officer, he has direct responsibility for negotiating and administrating contracts, directing field operations and directing on-site supervision, establishing, and managing budgets, and schedules.

Mr. Damato negotiates the owner contracts, procures and maintains licensing and insurance. He has lead and directed both office and field personnel while maintaining his leadership role throughout the company’s growth.

Contractor’s Licenses: State of California, 876761 – State of Arizona, 245163

Frederick B. Hanhauser – Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Hanhauser has many years of management experience, including ten years in general contracting and two years in civil engineering.  With an education in business management and accounting, Mr. Hanhauser is directly responsible for developing and managing the Company business plan and all other related fiscal operations.  In addition, he is directly responsible for estimating all DAI projects as well managing the operations of high profile clients on specific projects. 

Mr. Hanhauser is a proven problem solver through sound judgment, adaptability to accomplish virtually any task, and attention to contractual and reporting details has been a key to the success of DAI General Contracting.  Mr. Hanhauser is also LEED BD+C accredited and a volunteer with Junior Achievement, Economics for Success.