Certified CR, CKBD, GCP
Don’s 32 years as a Licensed Building Contractor in St. Petersburg has been entirely devoted to building a community-based business serving homeowners and business owners in the Tampa Bay, Florida region. His belief is that “Friends are clients, and clients are friends.” Strobel Design Build has clients today that were clients 25 years ago! Don knows that keeping long-term relationships with clients means giving them an unmatched product and experience. These are the core values that he has built Strobel Design Build on.
Don is proud to be an active founding Board Member of the Rebuilding Together Tampa Bay Affiliate, a national charitable low-income home rehabilitation organization. Recently, Don was honored as one of Studio@620’s “Studio Honors Award 2015” recipients for Community Building and Philanthropy. Don has served on St. Petersburg’s Environmental Development Commission board for a decade, and as the chairman in 1999. He has been an active Board Member with the Tampa Bay affiliate of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) serving in most of their board positions, from President of the Board to Education Chairman. He has also served at the national level as Chairman of NARI’s Educational Certification Committee. In 2009 Don was given the prestigious Harold Hammerman Education Award by NARI.
Don is passionate about designing, building, and remodeling homes. His first job in construction at 13 years old was sweeping out new houses near his parents’ home. He worked his way through college as a carpenter and graduated with a BA degree from Ohio Wesleyan University. Continuing studies at the Universidad de las Americas in Mexico City, and travels across the globe have instilled a broad multicultural appreciation into his life’s work. Don enjoys spending time with his family and friends by traveling with them around the globe. Don is also a USCG licensed captain and avid outdoorsman spending free time on or in the Gulf, fishing, diving, or paddleboarding.