Daniel has lived in Northwest Arkansas since his teen years where he has experienced first-hand the tremendous growth in this region. Daniel began working in the construction industry with his father at an early age. He also served our great nation in the US Army for nearly a decade before establishing DC Sparks Construction in 2011. With more than 20 years of experience, Daniel has the knowledge and expertise to bring any size project to life. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys twisting wrenches, hunting, ATV’s and spending time with family.
Chief Financial Officer
Melody brings more than 20 years of business experience to her role at DC Sparks Construction including customer service, logistics, data analysis and office management. She made the jump into construction in 2016 after spending several years helping from the sidelines. With her education in business management, Melody has helped to streamline office processes and implement marketing strategies to grow the company. She enjoys traveling, the outdoors, exercising, reading and spending time with family and her fur babies.
Commercial Construction Estimator
Jeremy started as a Project Manager for DC Sparks Construction in September 2017. He is now responsible for the daily supervision of the Estimating Team and has been instrumental in streamlining project deadlines, creating company policies and procedures, and implementing comprehensive training. For over a decade he was a Police Officer, International Police Advisor and Force Protection Specialist. In these roles he had to display excellent interpersonal relations skills and how to handle stressful situations while remaining calm and respectful. These skills are also what makes him an asset to the team. Jeremy also has over twenty years of experience as an Audio Engineer and A/V Technician and has led and supervised teams on large-scale commercial installation projects consisting of a wide scope of work and demanding deadlines. Jeremy is passionate about music and has served as a Consulting Audio Engineer/Assistant Production Manager for numerous national touring acts. Jeremy is a respected DJ, having toured the United States, and has DJ’d in several countries.
Chadd moved from Oklahoma to Fayetteville in 1995 with his wife, Lisa. They both graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1999 and loved the area so much, they decided to make it their home. Since 2003, Chadd has been in the window treatment business providing blinds and shades to outdoor screens and retractable awnings. Chadd opened his own business in 2010 and after over 9 years, decided it was time for a new challenge. He joined the DC Sparks team in October 2019 and is very much looking forward to his new venture. When he’s not in the office or on the jobsite, you can find him on the golf course, the ballpark cheering on his kids or camping.
Arien began her career in property management over 12 years ago where she gained valuable knowledge and insight on all aspects of development and renovation. Since then, she has continued her
education and obtained her Arkansas Real Estate license. In March 2019 she joined DC Sparks Construction as the Office Manager. Originally from Minnesota, Arien now calls Northwest Arkansas home, where she enjoys the farm life with her husband and animals. When she’s not in the office, Arien can be found outdoors. She also is an avid hobbyist and is always creating unique items. She appreciates the opportunity to improve the lives of those in her community in whatever small way she can.
Keri has been a part of the construction industry for over 18 years with extensive Educational, Hospitality and Healthcare project portfolios. She began her career in 2000 as a Purchasing Agent for a structural steel fabricator and evolved into positions including: Plan Management, Project Coordinator, Assistant, Project Manager, Estimator and Project Management. She values success and always fosters a team environment. Keri’s vast experience provides her with the knowledge to be a successful team leader, extremely resourceful and dependable, always providing clear direction while keeping to the goal. She is an organized, detail-oriented professional with excellent technical and communication skills. Keri has a pleasant demeanor and will always put in the extra effort to make sure her team and clients achieve a positive outcome. Outside of work, Keri enjoys live music, the great outdoors and spending time with her family.
Tony graduated as and Electronic Technician from a 2-year technical college in New Jersey just out of high school. He relocated to California a year later, where he met his wife Judie. Over the years, Tony has held positions as Project Manager and Owner Representative in wholesale distribution focused on the technology side of commercial construction. Since 2011, he has been focused on Business Development, Marketing, and Brand Building. In 1996, Tony received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and continued on to complete his MBA three years later. He also holds a master’s in Project Management and Information Systems Technology Management and certification in Lean Six Sigma Project Management.
Jon’s construction career started at the early age of 13 alongside his father. He picked up many skills including painting, trim carpentry, tile and equipment operator. Jon’s desire to continue seeking out new skills led him to DC Sparks Construction. Through hard work and dedication Jon has advanced in his career, from starting as a Construction Hand to his new role as a Superintendent. He looks forward to continuing his career growth and learning more about Construction Management.
Jeff has been with DC Sparks Construction since 2017 and has worked in the construction industry for 15 years as a pipe welder and carpenter. He grew up in northeastern Oklahoma and when he left school in 1991 Jeff went to a trade school for pipe welding. He traveled as a pipe welder for 12 years working on power house, refineries and nuclear power houses. In 2003 Jeff retired from welding and moved his family to Missouri. For the next 11 years Jeff had a career in law enforcement and retired as a Sargent over patrol. Jeff is an avid outdoors man and prefers to be outdoors when he isn’t working.