OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM
Dan Druffel - CEO
Dan founded the company in 1970 as a small lawncare company which quickly grew into the industry leading design build firm it is today. Dan has extensive project management experience serving as the general contractor on a plethora of different types of engagements for over four decades. As a testament to Dan's success the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association Awards Program has accredited him with 26 state awards and the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati has accredited him with 20 Civic Beautification Awards. Dan is also a certified pesticide applicator.
Pody Druffel - CFO
Pody became involved in the business in 1980. Pody manages the accounting and financial analysis for the businesses. Pody spent three years of her collegiate career at the Ohio State University before completing her Bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati with an emphasis in marketing.
Rick Moeller - General Manager
Rick has nearly four decades of industry experience. He started with Dan Druffel Inc. (DDI) in 1987 and has worked on a number of prestigious projects including a number of state and local award-winning projects. He is a certified pesticide applicator and a certified landscape installer.
Dave Marr - Nursery Manager
Dave has nearly four decades of industry experience. Dave worked at the Warren County Conservation Association and Tepe Lanscaping prior to joining us in 1987. Since then Dave has been growing, harvesting, and providing plants for the landscape division and whole nursery. Aside from DDI, Dave's clients include landscape contractors, municipalities, and golf courses among others. Dave is a licensed commercial pesticide applicator.
Brandon has been around the industry his entire life. He started working with landscape crews in 2004 where he started to develop his knowledge. He obtained his Bachelors in Science majoring in Landscape Architecture from West Virginia University in 2008. He then spent two years working for Michael Baker & Associates in Washington DC. Since joining DDI in 2010, Brandon has designed a multitude of projects varying in size and scale. He has been awarded two state awards by the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association. Brandon is a LEED Accredited Design Professional by the United States Green Building Council.
Brandon Druffel - Lead Designer
Joshua has 15+ years of industry experience and 6 years of residential construction experience. He studied civil engineering at the University of Cincinnati, he is a LEED Certified Journeyman, an OCNT certified Nurseryman, a certified pesticide applicator, a Reading Rock certified installer of patios & retaining walls, a certified RainBird irrigation system installer, a Kichler certified residential Landscape lighting installer, a certified Aquascape installer of water features & pondless waterfalls, and certified in first aid & CPR. Joshua is also a professional musician!
Joshua Holland - Foreman
Max Mayer - Foreman
Max has been with Dan Druffel Inc. since the summer of 2013. He is currently enrolled at The University of Cincinnati in horticulture.
Leah McCown - Office Manager
Leah has been managing our administrative operations since she joined us in 1998. Among her many other responsibilities she is our primary customer service representative for DDI and the wholesale nursery. Leah is also a Notary Public.
Santiago Benivedes - Foreman
Santiago has been at Dan Druffel Inc. since 2006, and has grown emensley in that time. He is well versed in plant knowlege and very skilled in many facesets of construction.
Arron Austin - Foreman
Arron started with Dan Druffel Inc. in March of 2014, but has many years of experience in the green industry. He has a great understanding of horticulture, and a love for the outdoors. He is also a professional musician!