Team Members

We are a management consulting firm specializing in strategic reviews, operational efficiency, and mergers and acquisition advisory services. We have over 30 years of industry experience in subcontracting, distribution, homebuilding, and building products. We have worked with Fortune 500 companies, private equity firms, and owner entrepreneurs.


Donald J. DeMarie Jr.
Founder & CEO
DeMarie Management Group, LLC

Donny started DeMarie Management Group in 2013 with a focus on strategic and operations consulting, and merger and acquisition advisory services for building products manufacturers, distributors and construction services contractors. Donny is also President of Homes by DHR of Oklahoma LLC, a homebuilder in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Donny serves on the board of directors of FiFoil Company, and Quality Aluminum Products. Donny is an occasional faculty member at the GLG Institute, and is on the Senior Advisory Council for AEA Investors.

Donny’s previous work history, includes 27 years with Masco Corporation. Masco is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand name products and services for the home improvement and new home construction markets. Masco’s brands include Delta Faucet, Hansgrohe, KraftMaid Cabinets, Hot Spring Spas, Behr Paint, and Milgard Windows. Masco is a Fortune 500 Company, with over $8 billion dollars in revenue.

As Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Donny completed over 50 acquisitions in a span of three years creating the largest insulation and specialties contractor in the United States. Donny was promoted to President/CEO of Masco Contractor Services, and grew revenue from $350 million dollars to over $2 billion dollars. Masco Contractor Services had over 300 locations, 8,000 vehicles and 16,000 employees.

Donny was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Masco Corporation and filled that roll from 2007 to 2012. In his role as COO, Donny was responsible for all operations globally and participated in Board of Directors meetings and quarterly earnings calls. As Chairman of Masco’s Innovation Committee, Masco introduced new to the world products such as Behr’s “Paint and Primer in One”, and Delta’s “Touch2O” faucets. Donny has led, participated in or supervised approximately 100 transactions both on the buy and sell side.

Passionate about energy-efficiency, Donny co-authored “Environments For Living”, still the leading building science program in new construction. Outside of work, Donny loves

to travel with his wife, and is an avid fisherman. Donny received his B.S. in accountancy from Northern Arizona University. He lives in Lake Orion, Michigan with his wife and their eight children.


Jim Nolan
James “Jim” M. Nolan
DeMarie Management Group, LLC
Jim comes to the DeMarie Management Group with 41 years of experience in the building materials industry. Jim’s experience includes working for two of the building industry’s leading corporations in Owens Corning and Masco. Jim has held leadership positions in sales, marketing, business management, operation management, corporate development, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Jim has worked extensively with business owners, entrepreneurs, and was responsible for the corporate management of contractors, distributors, and industry associations.

Jim developed an appreciation for the construction and building material industries while in high school and college working for a remodeling contractor, lumber yard, plumbing distributor, and drywall installer. Jim also managed a framing business for Masco. His career has been extremely well rounded, and he comes to the DeMarie Management Group extremely well prepared for the work we perform.

During his involvement in mergers and acquisitions, Jim and his team completed over 150 acquisitions. Every acquisition was tailored to meet the needs of the seller and buyer. During those transactions, many lessons were learned and applied. The keys to success for a seller are to develop a clear objective for selling, understanding of the value of the business, preparing the company for sale, and developing a thorough, clear presentation to candidate buyers. This should include developing elements of due diligence preparing for the information the buyer will demand. The process continues in complexity as the parties develop a letter of intent, contracts, that succeed only after negotiations surrounding value, terms and conditions, agreeing on legal considerations, and planning for a smooth transition.

The process is complex, and success comes from paying attention to the details. And that is the vision of the DeMarie Management Group.

Jim’s ability to build relationships, understand objectives and situations, effectively negotiate, represent his company or client with integrity, and successfully close transactions are very apparent throughout his career. When you meet Jim, he will be glad to share any or all of his accomplishments…. but remember, they cover a 41-year era. Prior to beginning his career, Jim graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Business Administration/Marketing.


Samuel DeMarie PhD
DeMarie Management Group, LLC
Samuel is a leading expert in business strategy, culture, leadership and virtual teamwork. Samuel’s research is widely cited and published in many leading academic journals, and has been presented at numerous international conferences. He has worked with a wide range of organizations in the areas of designing and executing more effective strategies, and building stronger company cultures. Currently, Samuel is an Associate Professor of Management in the College of Business at Iowa State University. He teaches business strategy courses in both the MBA and Undergraduate programs. Samuel earned a PhD in Strategic Management from Arizona State University.

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