Experienced. Passionate. Reliable.
Jason Drake has more than 25 years in the construction business. Having begun his career as a laborer during college breaks for D.A.S Associates, Jason continued to hone his skills by taking on more and more responsibility, and showing an insatiable hunger for greater understanding of all that goes into residential development.
After graduating Roanoke College in 1994 with a degree in Physical Education & Health, Jason started working fulltime for D.A.S Associates as a “working” superintendent, continuing to learn best construction practices and techniques. He has unique sense for quality and a keen understanding of codes and building departments. Jason has developed outstanding relationships with several local municipalities, earning himself a near “open-door” policy with even the toughest inspectors and building departments.
From early on Jason proved to have innate leadership abilities. He grew up in South Salem, NY and was the captain of his high schools Lacrosse team. He’s newly married and currently renovating his own house in Bedford NY. When not working, Jason spends time practicing Brazilian Jiu JItsu and tending to his dog.
Doug Slater has spent the last 30 years in real estate development and construction. He founded D.A.S. Associates, Ltd. in 1991. Concurrently Doug pursued real estate development deals, focusing primarily on high end single family homes in Greenwich, Connecticut and the surrounding areas.
As the primary partner Doug was responsible for sourcing land, planning and zoning approvals, design approval, budgeting, banking, construction supervision, marketing and customer service. His companies sold numerous homes in excess of 10,000 square feet, with many of them valued well above 5 million dollars. The success of these deals was based on the creation of value, the perception of quality, and a reputation of honesty and a commitment to the customer.
Doug holds a BA in Economics from Vassar College (1988) and a 100 ton Masters License from the U.S. coast Guard. He has 2 children, 2 grandchildren and has been married for more than 18 years. In 2012 he hosted a season of Fishin’ Impossible, an outdoor television show that played around the world on ESPAN International. He has lived in the Bedford/Pound Ridge area for 40+ years. For the last 25 years, he has based his businesses in Bedford and Greenwich.
Chris graduated Adelphi University with a degree in Business Management. He had an outstanding 4-year career on the Adelphi baseball team and was team captain for two of those years. Chris Alvarez is a third-generation contractor. Needless to say, construction runs deep in his veins.
Immediately after graduation Chris embarked upon his career in construction. What began by doing odd jobs for D.A.S. and the like, Chris managed to grow into a vibrant business known for extremely high quality workmanship and a relentless pursuit of perfection.
Showing a keen eye for detail, deep understanding of the various trades, and a unparalleled understanding of “space” and environments, Chris became a fulltime employee of D.A.S., ultimately making partner while still in his early 30’s.
Born in Mount Kisco, NY, Chris still lives locally in South Salem, NY with his young family of 3 children and his wife of more than 10 years. Chris enjoys fishing and golfing in his spare time, but especially loves spending time with his kids.