Paul has been active in the construction and real estate industry for more than 35 years in a variety of disciplines. As one of the founding members of DFS he has managed processes and procedures for the execution of the projects.



William has over 37 years of corporate experience in a variety of disciplines including Corporate Real Estate, Client Relationship Management, Information Technology and Shared Services.  He is a graduate of Alabama A&M University where he earned a degree in Computer Science.



President & Chief Operating Officer


Emmett has over 30 years of Corporate Operations and Project Management experience including commercial construction, business development, client services, contract negotiation and real estate property management. He is a graduate of the Ohio State University where earned a BS degree in Construction Management. For over a decade Emmett has been involved in every aspect of the construction industry and has developed the experience, knowledge and leadership skills necessary to be successful in today’s competitive environment.


Prior work experience includes, Vice President – Business Development of a med-size Cincinnati based Construction firm and various leadership positions at Cincinnati Bell, Inc., where he was Director of Business Installation and Repair Operations. Emmett attends Crossroads Community Church where he an active volunteer in several church and community outreach projects. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Cinco Family Financial Center Credit Union and recently completed a four year term as Vice President of ScoutREACH for the Boy Scouts of America, Dan Beard Council.


Other volunteer assignments include:

ACE Mentor Program – Woodward HS – Mentor

The Better Housing League of Greater Cincinnati – Board Member

Lincoln Crawford Nursing Home – Board Member

Corinthian Baptist Church – Chairman, Board of Trustees and Chair of the Building Committee

YMCA Black Achiever – 1990 Achiever and Volunteer

Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company, Diversity Council – Advisory Board, President

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Cincinnati – Big Brother Mentor


Project References

US Bank Elmwood

  • Businesses Banking Center

PNC Bank

  • Multi-Branch Renovation

Wachovia Re-Imaging

  • Retail Banking Centers Frito-Lay/ PepsiCo

Cincinnati Public Schools

  • New Woodward High School
  • Career Technical Center
  • Bond Hill Academy
  • Fredrick Douglas

Gateway Condominium (featured above)

  • Vine and Central Development

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

  • Buildings 50 & 50a Renovation

Federal Aviation Administration

  • Air Traffic Control Tower

Department of Veteran's Affairs

  • Ten (10) projects including:
  • Out-Patient Care Facility