Dan Druffel Inc. (DDI) is an award-winning landscaping services provider in the Greater Cincinnati Area. The company was founded by two enterprising Cincinnati high school entrepreneurs who formed a partnership around the core philosophy that consistent dedication to quality services at a competitive price point would provide longevity. During their first year of operations grossed just over $8,000 in revenue. A mere seven years later the company had grown by over 1,600 percent, but partner Mike Schmerge elected to sell his equity in the business to Dan and the "DDI" brand was born.
Since Mike's departure DDI has continued its growth including investing in property in Morrow, Ohio to develop a wholesale nursery business now known as Double D Plant Ranch, as well as the investment of the operations center in Walnut Hills. However, we owe our continued success and growth to the same core philosophy that existed when Mike and Dan started the business. Whether it's a modest landscape installation to beautify a small front yard or a plush pool and patio installation DDI is always dedicated to providing premier services and a positive return on experience to our customers.
Dan has spent the over 40 years building a team of knowlegable professionals to help opperate Dan Druffel Inc.
Our Management Team
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.
Brandon Druffel - Landscape Architect
Brandon is a registered Landscape Architect and LEED AP. He has a passion for design and horticulture. Growing up in the family business he was taught what a properly done job was by his father and works to carry on that tradition today.
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.
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.