Drew Maran

Founder and Vice President

In 1985 Drew found a way to manifest his twin passions - his love of nature and his appreciation of fine craftsmanship. The result was DMC. Long before "green" was a verb and "green building" was commonplace, Drew was learning what was not then known and doing what was not then being done: building beautiful custom homes that serve the environment as well as they serve the people who live in them.

Today Drew's enthusiasm for that mission continues to grow, along with the experience, resources and relationships that he and his team have developed since 1985. Thanks to his leadership in the charge toward the carbon neutral home, Drew was appointed Chair of the City of Palo Alto's Architectural Review and makes frequent appearances as a speaker and in the media, promoting the virtues of the craft he practices proudly.

Speaking Venues

  • Green Roofs, Green Walls and Radiant Cooling: A look behind the scenes of an innovative, Green Point Rated Palo Alto House", AIA East Bay 2012
  • Building a Beautiful Carbon Neutral Home, Kepler's Bookstore 2010
  • Build It Green Conference Certification Course, 2006
  • University of California, Berkeley Environmental Engineering Course, 2005
  • Pacific Coast Builders' Conference, San Francisco, 2001
  • San Francisco Design Center Winter Market, January 2001
  • Stanford University Interior Design Class, Continuing Education

Appointments and Board Memberships

  • Environmental Entrepreneurs (Member)
  • The U.S. Green Building Council (Member)
  • The ReUse People (Advisor, Board of Directors)
  • City of Palo Alto Architectural Review Board (Past chair)
  • City of Palo Alto Green Building Code Committee
  • County of San Mateo Green Building Task Force
  • City of Palo Alto Green Ribbon Task Force
  • Sustainable San Mateo County Green Building Contest (Juror)
  • Ecological Building Network (Past member, Board of Directors)