ABOUT Handy Dan

Dan is an experienced and highly skilled licensed contractor with 20 years

in the construction industry.  He is an expert in many facets of residential construction as well as maintenance and repair of commercial office buildings.  


Handy Dan took his business door to door...popularly known as the handyman with a catchy poem, "My name is Dan and I'm a handyman....I can do most all from hanging lights to building walls; whatever it may be, I will check it out for FREE!"


He was inspired to open his handyman business after working for several contractors in the construction industry. Dan had a wealth of hands-on experience in working with top-notch construction and specialty companies. A soon-to-be-retired contractor gave Dan the best advice, "Start your own company, because you know more than me now." (Thanks, Jack!)

'Handy Dan' was established in 1991 and word spread quickly in the vicinity by word of mouth and referrals. Within 10 years a valued customer wanted 'Handy Dan' to remodel his beautiful home and suggested he obtain a Contractor's License so that HE could be hired for the job. Dan went back to school while raising his young boys and earned his license. 

In 2005, Dan opened the doors to D L S Construction specializing in room additions and remodels, while giving his regular customers the same great service.  Dan's loyal customers continued to inspire him to grow his business even more.

In 2014, Dan enrolled in real estate school and became a California State Licensed Realtor in 2015...just in the event you are seeking to buy or sell a home...One Call (really) Does It All!

Meet the Family

Dan and his lovely wife have lived in southern Orange County for the past 32 years.  Dan is originally from N. Aurora, Illinois and moved to Santa Monica in 1981 to study gemology.  He became a Certified Gemologist of the Gemological Institute of America many years ago, where he met his wife to be.


Dan and Jean have been blessed with three wonderful sons, their beautiful wives, and two grandsons.  Dan values his family time, enjoys riding his motorcycle, beach outings and playing the drums.  He and his wife are members of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest and enjoy volunteering in the MotelChurch ministry among other areas. 


Dan is genuinely caring, honest, hard working and committed to his customers.  He is passionate about his work that it's no wonder 90% of his business is based upon referrals.  Dan greatly appreciates his customers and many who are just like family!

Thank you for taking the time in visiting our website.  We are open to your comments.  Give us a call today...One Call Does It All!

Thank you for your business!

Handy Dan

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Many customers have mentioned Handy Dan resembles Hulk Hogan...well, Dan met up with The Hulk in 2015 and The Hulk himself (jokingly) thought 

he was his stand-in.  It just might be the mustache...