Deborah Magano

Deborah Magano
Director of Safety and Quality Assurance
Professional Experience
My passion is everything construction. There is a thrill in the execution of the process, that drives me. I love visualizing the end product and the collaborative nature of the work. After paying my way through college by painting concrete roofs in Florida, I was hooked. I started as a small GC Company after graduation. One of my first successful projects being a restaurant/ coffeehouse in a subterranean basement, in Historic Downtown WPB after being told it could not be done.
I relocated to the Washington DC Metro area in 1994 and started DMI Development Group. Which became an award-winning Residential Construction Company. I acquired clients throughout the US and Europe. After 18 successful years I retired from the residential business to become a Commercial Construction Manager, before finding my forever home at TEEL Construction.


  • Institute of Technology, Associates Degree in Basic Drafting, Rivera Beach, FL
  • University of Florida, BS Health Sciences Center, Med-X Tech, Gainesville, FL
  • New York Design and Finishing School, Certificate Interior Surface Finishing, Floral Park, NY
  • Florida International University ASID-Audit

Awards and Press

  • The Barefoot Home 2005 published book by Mark Vassallo, pgs 104-106
  • Architecture DC Magazine feature articles – Winter 2005 and Summer 2005
  • Custom Home Design Award – 3/2005
  • Natural Home & Garden Magazine “best outdoor space” – 3/2005
  • Architecture DC Magazine feature article “Sculpting in Space” – Summer 2006
  • Metropolitan Home – Design House Fall 2006 – Washington, DC entry
  • Architecture DC Magazine Merit Award in Interior Architecture – Winter 2005-2006
  • Inform Architecture Best in Construction Award – 2007
  • Architecture DC Magazine feature article – Winter 2007 and Summer 2007
  • Montgomery County Insight Magazine feature story – 1/2008


  • Board of Directors / Rebuilding Together Southern Delaware
  • AGA
  • NARI
  • IWFA
  • PWC