After service in the US Army(volunteering for tours of duty in Korea and Vietnam), I moved to Capitol Hill to take a position with the House of Representatives, Appropriations Committee. After 5 rewarding years with the Committee, my brother lured me away to manage his second office of his fledgling real estate company, Dale Denton Real Estate. The residential market was HOT on Capitol Hill. Six months after taking the leap, residential mortgage rates jumped to 16%. A death spiral for our residential market place. It was 2 years before we started seeing life in our market again. Even with it's ups and downs, I have never looked back.
Over the decades, we have built an office culture that thrives on community involvement . Early on, we decided to make community service and support one of the hallmarks of our business. Over the years, we have supported a myriad of community schools and organizations. We, our agents and our company, have invested over a million dollars and thousands of service hours in these pillars of Capitol Hill. Along the way, our office has had 6 Capitol Hill Community Foundation Achievement Award winners. Our agents have served and still serves on many, many boards. I have served as two time past President of the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professionals, four time Chairman of the St. Peters School Board of Directors, and currently serve as Chairman of the Capitol Hill BID, Board of Directors Barracks Row Main Street and Board of Directors Capitol Hill Community Foundation. I am a past President of the Washington DC Association of Realtors and 2 term President of the Capitol Hill Association of Merchants and Professions(CHAMPS).
I am an unabashed cheerleader for life in Washington DC and specifically on Capitol Hill. Along the way, I met my wonderful wife Jean here on the Hill and we have raised two fabulous children here. Real city kids,
1981 -Capitol Hill Brokers Council, President1985 - 2004 -Capitol Hill Association Of Merchants And Professionals(CHAMPS), Board1985 and 1986 -CHAMPS, Vice-President1987 -1989 -CHAMPS, President1986 -1993 -Washington DC Association of Realtors, Board of Directors1992 -Washington DC Association of Realtors, President1986 -2001 -Capitol Hill Day School, Board of Directors1987 -Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, Board of Directors1989 -Capitol Hill Community Achievement Award1993 -Present -Capitol Hill Community Foundation - Board of Directors2002 -2009 -St. Peter's Inter-parish School Advisory Board2004 -2009 - St. Peter's Inter-parish School Advisory Board, President2002 -Present - Capitol Hill Business Improvement District (BID), Board2015 -Present -Capitol Hill BID Chairman2008 -Present -Barracks Row Main Street, Board of Directors
Born in Prince Frederick, Maryland December 31, 1948Attended Calvert County Public Schools. Graduated from Calvert County High June 1966Attended Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland 1966-1970Graduated June 1970 B.A.Enlisted in US Army June 1970. Served in Korea and Viet Nam. Honorably discharged from the Army March 1972Worked as a budget analyst at Air Force Systems Command Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 1972-1975Worked for US Congress, House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations 1975 - 1979