Meet the team behind Capital Contracting Services. We’re ready to help make your next commercial project a reality and a success. From getting your initial estimate to the final walk-through once the work is done, we’ll be there to help each step of the way.
Dave was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He attended St. Francis DeSales High School where he lettered in Football and Baseball. After graduation from high school he attended Bowling Green State University where he graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance and Risk Management. While attending college and after graduation he became one of the first franchisee’s for College Pro Painters in Columbus.
While running College Pro Painters in Columbus he was offered the opportunity to start the first Certa ProPainters franchise in Ohio. After 2 years in business he became partners with Paul Darche. In 2003 Dave and Paul started Capital Roofing & Siding Ltd. Which is now known as Capital Contracting Services LLC.
Dave still resides in Columbus with his wife Trisha. He and Trisha raised 2 children who attended Olentangy High School. Dave played in the Men’s Senior Baseball League for 4 years. He enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid Ohio State Football fan.
Paul attended the University of Rochester where he played baseball and was a member of the university’s cross country ski team. After graduation he became a franchisee for College Pro in Brighton, New York. Two years later he began his career in franchising as a general manager for the upstate New York division. He was then transferred to Ohio.
He served as Vice President of the Ohio Valley division of College Pro until 1995. He then purchased one of the first franchises of Certa Pro in the U.S., which is now in its 23rd year of operation. His responsibilities include overseeing the operation of the franchise. With specific duties in the areas of marketing, sales, production, administration, finance, and franchiser relations. In 2003, in response to market demand, Paul founded Capital Roofing and Siding now known as Capital Contracting Services. Capital concentrates on repair, rehabilitation, and renovation, of multi-family and commercial real estate.
Paul was a 10 year member of the Columbus Men’s Senior Baseball league as a catcher for the Columbus White Sox and Giants. He is an avid golfer who plays in local tournaments around central Ohio. He lives with his wife in Galena. They have two grown children who attended Olentangy High School.
Born and bred an Indiana Hoosier, Joe “saw the light” and moved to Columbus to attend The Ohio State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree – GO BUCKS! During school, he began his painting career when he applied for an internship at the Sherwin-Williams Co. Joe entered Sherwin-Williams’ Management Training Program after graduation and worked in store management until 2004.
After leaving Sherwin-Williams, Joe joined CertaPro Painters in the summer of 2004 as a residential sales associate. In 2010, Joe took on a new role within the company as VP of Operations for the Columbus Residential CertaPro franchise. In that position, he managed and oversaw the marketing, sales, administrative and production systems for the franchise. Joe became full partner in 2017 when he joined Capital Contracting Services and CertaPro’s Columbus Commercial franchise.
Joe has played drums for nearly 30 years and is a passionate concert-goer. He loves Disney vacations with his family and has two sons who attend Big Walnut schools.
Michael Hess is a native of Columbus, Ohio and attended Marietta College (1999-2003) where he played 4 years of Varsity football. His junior year he was a founding father and named Vice President of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. During his first 3 years of college Michael purchased and ran a University Painters franchise in the Columbus area.
During his senior year of college Michael was introduced to Paul Darche and Dave Jones of CertaPro Painters and was hired as a residential sales associate in 2003. In 2005, he took over the production duties for CertaPro Painters and Capital Roofing and Siding (now Capital Contracting Services). In 2009, Michael became a full partner in both companies. His responsibilities include production, overseeing contractors and job sites, maintaining customer relations, sales, and safety requirements.
Michael is a member of Central Ohio Big Brother’s Big sisters. He enjoys golf, traveling, and attending sporting events. He currently lives in the Short North/Downtown area of Columbus.