Dean has always been interested in construction. He was raised in a family that fostered a strong work ethic and he grew up helping his father build houses from start to finish. He spent much of his early years learning the trades from the ground up, specifically carpentry.
He went on to school at Penn State University and graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree. His love of construction and his desire to convert that into a business led him to start Rittenhouse Builders with George Metzler in 1995.
Dean lives in Chester County with his wife and sons. Family and church are central to Dean’s life and he devotes his free time in the service of church. Dean is passing along the carpentry-as-a-calling ethic to his sons, taking them along on trips to lumber yards and explorations of tool departments. Generations of experience make the best teacher.