our leadership team

Katie Whitt DWM Katie Whitt DWM Bennett Van Wert DWM Bennett Van Wert DWM Allison Bishop DWM Allison Bishop DWM Ryan Knapp DWM Ryan Knapp DWM David Meeks DWM David Meeks DWM Caitlin DWM Caitlin McCarthy DWM Paul Meeks DWM Paul Meeks DWM Heidi Neil DWM Heidi Neil DWM Brian Whitt DWM Brian Whitt DWM
DWM Construction Renovation & DWM Facilities Team

David William Meeks President

our leadership team

 
 

 

favorite food
Anything in the pasta food group

 

when not at work
Hanging with my Australian Shepherd

 

hobbies
Snowboarding & hiking

 

 

favorite tool
Excel

 

Caitlin came on board with DWM in early 2015. She started in the Accounting department and as the company continued to expand, so did her role. Caitlin is now the Human Resources Manager.

 

Caitlin has her bachelor's degree in Business Management and Adminstration from the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh and is a certified human resources professional.

 

 

favorite food
Ice Cream

 

when not at work
playing with my dogs until my bedtime at 7:30

 

favorite quote
"It's not where, but who you're with..." -DMB

 

favorite tool
Google

 

Allison came on board with DWM in early 2014. She brought with her experience in marketing serviced-based companies in the supermarket, c-store, and restaurant industries. Allison currently leads the company’s marketing and communications initiatives.

 

Allison has her bachelor's degree in Business and Communications from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and her MBA from The Sage Colleges School of Management in Albany, NY.

 

 

hobbies
Skiing, Working Out, Rugby, Football, Boating

 

when not at work
I am on Northern Lake George

 

favorite movie
The Departed

 

favorite tool
Notepad

 

Ben brings several years of diverse sales experience to his role as National Sales Manager. Having grown up in a couple of family businesses himself, Ben has a unique understanding and perspective of “why” we do what we do. His background is primarily in new business development and relationship building with potential clients and partners. Ben’s responsibility is to ensure the success of our partners and provides exceptional attention to detail for our new clients.

 

Ben graduated from Plattsburgh State University with B.S. degrees in Marketing and Business Administration.

 

 

hobbies
working out, reading, traveling or planning to travel

 

when not at work
Raising 3 children

 

favorite TV shows
I'm slightly addicted to House Hunters International

 

favorite book
Anne of Green Gables series

 

Katie has been with DWM since its inception in 1997. Working part-time through high school and college, she joined the company full-time in 2001 as a customer service coordinator. With a proactive approach to client service, it soon became apparent that she would be a natural fit for sales. She has since made a name for herself throughout the industry, with a reputation for developing close personal relationships with her clients and making sure the job always gets done right. In 2015, Katie was promoted to Vice President of Strategic Account Management.

 

Katie graduated from Harding University in 2000 with degrees in International Business and French. She was a member of PRSM and was co-chair of PRSM Ethics Committee from 2008–2010.

 

 

hobbies
Golf, Tae Kwon Do, sports in general

 

when not at work
Doing Dad stuff

 

favorite movie
Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

favorite tool
Level

 

After working part-time for two years, Brian became a full-time employee in 2001 when he came on board as Quality Assurance Director. In 2008, he was promoted to VP of Operations. Brian has been instrumental in shaping many of the policies and business structures of DWM, including everything from the internal systems design to the employee handbook. In 2014, Brian was named Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for strategic oversight of the company.

 

Brian has a BA in Communication Management from Harding University. In 2005, he received his MBA from the University of Albany. He is a member of PRSM, RFMA and a deacon at Albany Church of Christ.

 

How it all began

Raised in Rochester, NY, David Meeks has always had a passion for people and helping them solve problems. After studying Retail Business, David began his career as a Maintenance Manager for the Hess Corporation. After 20 years at Hess, David’s job was outsourced to a single-source service provider--a trend he noticed emerging strongly for other retailers.

 

The start of something new

David saw the opportunity to capitalize on this shift and jump into the vendor side of the industry. In 1997, after a year on the vendor side, one of David’s former colleagues called him up and said “I’m going to start working on the retail side and need a facilities maintenance company. I need great service for my stores. Will you be my facilities maintenance provider?”

DWM's first client relationship began that day and continues to flourish to this day.

Since 1997, DWM has grown from a single spare bedroom office to a leading international facility solutions provider for some of the world's best brands.
 

"While the market is always changing, the one thing that will never change is our commitment to creating long-term relationships & happy customers.”


 
 

 

hobbies
Private pilot, golf, rock band road trips

 

when not at work
I referee high school basketball games

 

favorite quote
"It's always something."

 

favorite tool
Hot water carpet extractor

 

Paul had worked at Hess Oil Company for over 12 years when he decided to move to Albany, NY, and help his brother, David Meeks, create DWM. From the outset, he's been an instrumental part of building DWM into a strong national company that services the facilities maintenance needs of the retail industry.

 

Paul shares more than a passion for the industry with his brother. Like David, he's also a seasoned pilot. In his spare time, if he's not in the air, Paul can be found on a golf course. Or a baseball field. Or a basketball court.

 

 

hobbies
photography

 

pet
Kit the cat

 

favorite movie
It Started With Eve

 

interesting fact
was a missionary in Mexico

 

Heidi joined DWM in 1997 as a dispatcher of service calls. As the company grew and changed, so did Heidi's role. Eventually, she helped create DWM's Accounting department and now reigns over it (benevolently). Heidi was promoted to Vice President of Finance in 2014.

Heidi has an MBA and a BA in Political Science from the University of Albany. In her spare time, she is a consultant with WellVersed Gifts and serves as secretary for Camp Hunt, Inc.

 

 

hobbies
Golf, poker

 

favorite movie
Saving Silverman

 

favorite book
Little Red Book by Harvey Penick

 

favorite tool
Compound miter saw

 

Having worked in construction for Barden Homes, Ryan brings over 11 years of solid project experience to his job. That, combined with his multiple-location management experience at Quiznos, has helped him hone the skill set he needs to effectively manage projects for DWM. A licensed water filtration expert and proven project manager, Ryan has earned 3M's Level 4 certification and many accolades for his ability to complete projects on time and on budget. Ryan was promoted to Director of Projects in 2015.

When he's not at work, Ryan can most likely be found on the green indulging in his favorite activity: golf.

 

One of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies two years running!

One of the Nation's Best and Brightest Companies two years running!

DWM Construction & Facilities Services
DWM Construction & Facilities Services
DWM Top Workplaces

DWM is proud to be a 2016, 2017, & 2018
Times Union Top Workplace

DWM Top Workplaces

DWM is proud to be a 2016, 2017, & 2018 Times Union Top Workplace

 
DWM Project Managers & Technician Network
 
 

Hera® reduces your paperwork & protects your assets.

One source. One call. One invoice. We'll handle it.


We only partner with trained, experienced and licensed experts across a wide range of trades. From plumbers and general handymen to licensed electricians and door specialists, we find the right person for each individual project.
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  • Insurance is managed by our team, so you don’t have to assume the risk
  • Documentation and invoicing are consolidated and digitally available to reduce your paperwork
  • Ongoing screening and review process helps assure the highest quality work
 

53

trades
serviced

62

states/
provinces

 
 

Tailored Scoring On Each Work Order
service | cost | adherence to procedure


 
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DWM Project Manager & Technician Tenure

7+ year average tech tenure

"It is really nice to have our efforts appreciated."

 
 


 
DWM Employee Continuing Education
 

DWM U: our virtual campus for leadership, learning, & advancement.

At DWM, we feel that is important to hire the right candidate.


To us, that means someone who is willing to learn and grow. DWM Comprehensive Facility Solutions prides itself on keeping employees up to date with the latest advances in the both the industry and the trades we service. DWM-U achieves these goals through a wide variety of learning opportunities that allow employees to grow personally and professionally at DWM.
 

 

client-specific training

 

trade-specific training

 

on & off-site education

 

license & certificate programs

 

 

mentor advancement

 

skills development classes

 

tuition reimbursement

 

DWM-U online training program

 

 

monthly lunch & learns

 

trouble-shooting materials

 

CMMS/CAFM systems training

 

management training program





 
DWM Cares
 
 

Since 1997, founder & CEO David Meeks has been dedicated to making a difference.

This mindset led to DWM Cares--a team of employees committed to Doing What Matters.
 

Our Partners in Caring:

 
DWM Cares
DWM Cares
DWM Cares
 

DWM is proud to be an Inc. 5000 honoree for the fourth consecutive year.

DWM is proud to be an Inc. 5000 honoree for the fourth consecutive year.

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DWM Associations
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DWM SPECS
DWM Brightest
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