Our Team

John DeAngelis

John began his construction career bleeding orange and blue as a Florida Gator. He graduated from University of Florida with his Bachelor’s Degree in Building Construction, which launched his 25 year career in the industry. John co-founded DeAngelis Diamond in 1996 in sunny Naples, where he grew up. John plays a vast role in establishing numerous successful companies in the real estate, development, and various other industries. John and his family have participated in many Christian mission trips around China, Cambodia, Haiti and South America helping women and children from the plight of human trafficking. When he is not running businesses or participating in mission trips, John enjoys spending quality time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

David Diamond

Growing up in South Florida, David became inspired with the innovative, creative genius of Walt Disney, which led him to study art, architecture and construction management at the University of Florida. David co-founded DeAngelis Diamond and with his co-founder, drives the company’s culture, vision, strategy, and growth as well as leading the Innovation, Talent, and DeAngelis Diamond Academy teams. A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, David enjoys investing in and advising brilliant startup entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, New York City and South Florida. A restless traveler, David also brings aid and raises awareness of the global magnitude of human trafficking, the plight of refugees in Darfur, orphans in Sudan, Kenya, and the Favelas and in relationship building in the Caucuses of southern Russia

Reggie Morgan

Reggie grew up on a farm in Arkansas where he acquired his strong work ethic, sense of leadership and values. He graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (Go Warhawks!) and in 2005, joined the DD team. Reggie now serves as Chief Operating Officer. His secret to being successful is that you must always be flexible, trustworthy, and willing to take on challenges. In 2012, Reggie was featured in the annual 40 under 40 Gulfshore Business article. He enjoys the outdoors, sport fishing, and spending time with his wife, Brandi, of eighteen years, and their children Lilly, Landon and Lola.

Jason Sain

Jason graduated from Auburn University with his Bachelor’s degree in construction management and building science. He has traveled around the country leading teams with one common mission: to build quality buildings. With 17 years of experience under his belt, Jason now serves as Executive Vice President and Principal for DeAngelis Diamond. His work ethic and passion led him to opening the Nashville office for DD. Jason was featured in the annual 40 under 40 Gulfshore Business article in 2015, and in 2016 named one of Southwest Florida’s fittest business executives. Jason embraces his competitive nature by competing in high endurance events, whether it be a Crossfit competition or Ironman race. When he’s not working, Jason spends time with his beautiful wife and three daughters.

Robert Lewis

Robert is an Auburn University graduate, with ten years of trade experience prior to returning to college. He has been with DD since 2010 and serves as the Executive Vice President/Principal of Program Management in Birmingham. He offers over twenty six years of construction experience and believes the key to his success in the construction industry is working with people and teams that are always striving to improve. He feels blessed to work for a company with such a faith oriented culture. He enjoys spending time with his lovely wife of twenty years and their two children. In his spare time, you will find him tinkering on cars and playing music.

Christian Young

Christian is a native of Massachusetts and a diehard Boston sports fan (Go Sox!). He attended Suffolk Law School and began his legal career as a trial attorney in Boston. Most recently, Christian served as in-house counsel for a construction company covering both New York and Boston regions. As DeAngelis Diamond’s General Counsel, Christian advises on contract negotiations and collaborates with operations and risk management. He also provides legal counsel on innovation, technology and data analytics. In his spare time, Christian plays golf and loves exploring Southwest Florida with his wife and twin daughters.

Joshua Rhodes

Joshua grew up on a cattle and tobacco farm in central Kentucky. If he wasn’t working in the construction industry, he’d be raising cattle and working on John Deere equipment! He graduated from Murray State University and has worked on many commercial construction projects throughout the United States. Joshua manages our Nashville, TN and Birmingham offices after joining the DD family in January 2016. He loves working in the hay fields of the family farm, hunting, fishing, hiking, running in half marathons and completing GORUCK events. He is actively involved with Our Kids, an organization based in Nashville, TN that supports children and families of children that have been sexually abused. Joshua lives in Franklin, TN with his wife Katie, daughter Susie and sons Thatcher and Axton.

David Kovalik

David grew up in Northville, Michigan and attended Michigan State University. He moved to Florida in 2005. He started with DD as a field engineer and over the past eleven years has developed into one of the company’s strongest leaders. David is now Vice President and Division Manager of DD's Detroit office and oversees all commercial projects. He has fourteen years of construction experience. David enjoys spending time with his wife, Yelena, son, Michael and daughter, Mila. Some of his favorite hobbies include boating, fishing, and traveling.

Grant Goebel

Originally from St. Louis, Grant launched his financial career after earning his MBA at the University of Missouri. After 28 years in the financial world of construction and at one point calling Egypt home, Grant decided to make a permanent move to his family’s favorite vacation spot in Florida (they will now need a new place to vacation) to join the DD team as CFO. When Grant isn’t spending time with his wife and two kids, he enjoys fishing, boating, water skiing, golfing and hunting.

Brian Hood

Brian is originally from Knoxville, TN and a huge Vols football fan. He has been with DD for sixteen years and is the Vice President of Field Operations in Naples. He brings twenty three years of construction experience to the table. Prior to his career in construction, Brian was a police officer in Chattanooga. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two daughters and son.

Kaisa Schmidt

Originally from Sweden, but with a passion for travel and to discover new cultures, Kaisa chose to continue her education in the US after graduating with a degree in Photo, Film and Art. Starting her career as a computer programmer, she quickly realized she was a right brained thinker and her true passion was in marketing and design. She is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for DeAngelis Diamond and plays a major role in the company leading all marketing, advertising and public relations efforts. Kaisa has won multiple marketing awards, keeping the company on the forefront of design with her creative abilities. In her spare time she can be found spending time with her two children, traveling the world, or satisfying her inner “foodie” by trying out new restaurants.

BJ Brundage

BJ holds the position of Vice President of Strategic Development at DD in the Fort Myers office. She loves developing relationships and the challenge of winning new projects. Her success is driven by over twenty five years of experience in engineering, architecture and construction. BJ used to be an FM Radio disc jockey. She is a tennis buff and enjoys the warm, sunny Florida weather. She loves to spend time out on the boat with her family and grandchildren, they help her to never slow down.

Brett Diamond

Brett Diamond is the son of David Diamond, co-founder of DD, and serves as the Chief Innovation Officer for DD in Naples. He was born and raised in Naples and has a passion for the entrepreneurs and businesses in his hometown. He is an entrepreneur by nature. Brett is not only the CIO of DD, he is the co-founder of VentureX, a revolutionary designed co-working space and the co-founder of Naples Herald, a local virtual newspaper. He was voted and featured in the annual 40 under 40 Gulfshore Business article in 2013. Brett’s dream job would be driving remote control cars, boats and drones. He knows every word to the Newsies musical. Brett proudly welcomed a baby girl in 2016 with his wife.

Peter Burlingame

Peter serves as the Director of Estimating and is based out of the Naples headquarters. His main role is to organize and support our estimating teams across all offices. Peter studied physics and engineering at Purdue University before deciding to get a real job in commercial construction. He has always had a passion for the process and enjoys all of the people he gets to work with. Peter has three wonderful kids Joey, Maddie and Will with his amazing wife Danica. He enjoys bringing his family on cheesy road trips, woodworking and anything outdoors.

Mike Casady

Mike grew up in a small German town in Southern Illinois. He moved to New York City for five years and worked on a construction project and then moved to Naples in 1992. Mike has been with DD in Naples since its inception in 1996 and brings over thirty years of construction experience. He currently serves as the Director of Safety for all jobsites. Mike has had the great privilege to work on several ministry construction projects throughout the world. He says that this is the highlight of his career. He enjoys donating his time to help others. Throughout his ministry work, he has been able to make new lasting friends and relationships.