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About Us

Our watchword is build.

 

We build Lives, Careers and Projects...… One person at a time. Currently DSA holds a Labor Compliance contract with the Houston Independent School District (HISD) and has performed admirably on contracts with Hensel Phelps Construction Company to provide Labor compliance services for a City of Houston Airport System project and purchase and install both specialty items and medical equipment for the Jennie Sealy Replacement Hospital project at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

 

 

With nearly 40 years of experience of public and private construction management, DSA creates and uses innovative technological, logistical, and personnel strategies to guarantee total client satisfaction throughout the entire project, from design through occupancy by:

  • Aligning each job with the client’s business objectives along with the project’s impact upon the community and environment.

  • Providing a single point of contact ensuring accountability with constant, pro-active communication

  • Delivering quality services to safely complete projects on time, within budget, and in compliance.

 

 

 

Meet The Team

Darryl Samuels

Courtney Coleman

Lionel Blackwell

Tedla Kuma

Yolonda Gaines

Germaine Gray

Jorje Munoz

Nicole Bird

Yolonda is instrumental in assisting with human resources and resource development.   She is passionate about the professional growth of others and assisting them in achieving their goals.  She has over 20 years of human resources and professional development experience.

Strategic Partner: MG Training Services

Jorje is responsible for gathering worker’s information in order to establish payment of prevailing wages for construction workers.  He is a creative thinker with great integrity who likes challenges which make him a valuable asset to the Site Visit Team.  He is currently attending college to obtain his degree in biology.

Marketing Specialist & LCP Data Analyst

Senior Auditor

Lead LCP Site Team Officer

Junior Auditor & LCP Data Analyst

Lead LCP Site Team Officer

Nicole specializes in data analysis and Auditing on the HISD Labor Compliance Projects. She is an analytical thinker with excellence in customer service and problem solving. She has a Bachelors degree in Accounting with a minor in Psychology from Howard Payne University.

Lionel is responsible for gathering worker’s information in order to establish payment of prevailing wages for construction workers. He has worked in the construction and healthcare industry.  He is straight-forward and compassionate about his work as well as the Site Visit team.

Courtney is responsible for assisting with  the brand awareness and growth of DSA. She is also a data analyst over 14 of the HISD Labor Compliance Projects. She is a creative and innovative thinker who strives for new ways to improve business. Courtney received her Bachelors Degree in Advertising with a minor in Creative Works from University of Houston.

Analytics Manager

Managing Partner

Samuels, a proud graduate of Iowa State University with dual MA degrees in Public Administration and Community & Regional Planning, took an unorthodox route in developing a niche in the construction industry by first starting out working in and managing city sponsored home repairs programs for non-profit organizations followed by several years in the industry. Having a brief spell in the Demolition industry, Samuels finally decided to go on his own and form D. Samuels & Associates, LLC in 2011.  Darryl is an active member in the construction community by participating in the Houston Chapters of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and Associated General Contractors (AGC).  He is an Iowa State University Alumni Association Board Member and a member of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce who donates his time and resources to local community groups.

Germaine is key in managing the data analysis team. She is responsible for maintaining key contractor relations to ensure compliance. She is passionate about problem solving and processing data information for the growth of the company.  She has over 20 years of experience with  professional development and collecting data resources.

Tedla is a leading officer of the data analysis team. He is a project manager for 6 of the HISD Labor Compliance Projects. He is also the lead auditor. He has over 10 years of finance and data analysis.

Victor Bowen

LCP Site Team Officer

Victor is responsible for gathering worker’s information to establish payment of prevailing wages in the field, and spatially analyzing the data using ArcGIS. He has a positive mindset and is passionate about geography and environmentalism. Victor obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Houston - Clear Lake.

Lonnisha Carrier

LCP Data Analyst

Lonnisha is a data analyst for 11 of the HISD Labor Compliance Projects, is a key part of the data analyzing task force team. She is a creative thinker and is passionate about educational and business growth. She received her Bachelor's degree in Accounting from University of Houston Downtown and is currently in obtaining her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Supply Chain Management.

Larry Williams

LCP Data Analyst

Larry is a data analyst for 9 of the HISD Labor Compliance Projects and works with digital contractor training videos. He is a persistent worker who focuses on using technology to better educate and assist clients. Larry received a Bachelor's degree in Technology Management and Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University.

Madeline Patterson

LCP Data Analyst

Maddie is a data analyst for both the HISD  and North Tarrant Labor Compliance Programs. She is a key player in bringing new ideas to provide quality customer service in career development for DSA's Construction Career Combine and $Million Blueprint programs. Maddie received a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources from the University of Houston.