It was during this time that family members, Danny Gonzales, John Gonzales and Jose Miranda joined the Hartmann-Sanders close knit family. This addition further provided stability, work ethic and a deliberate attitude toward superior quality and service. Later additions of extended family members continued to support these efforts.


Over the years, Hartmann-Sanders provided wood architectural columns for many distinguished clients such as, Governor’s Mansion in Georgia, Cesar’s Palace, Vanderbilt Estates, The White House, Grand Ole Opry, Ft. Monroe, numerous courthouses and thousands more public and private dwellings.  


After gaining tremendous expertise and vast knowledge in manufacturing and through a series of promotions, Danny became Inside Sales manager. This considerable experience helped secure the largest single residential column project in Hartmann-Sanders’ storied history.


Later, in 1996 Danny was retained by the CEO of Dixie-Pacific Manufacturing Company to become one of several vice presidents. Priority number one was to vastly improve manufacturing efficiencies and support the architectural column sales team through education and direct sales involvement.  


This overall experience and exposure to very high ethical and moral standards set in place the foundational roots of DMG Architectural Specialists, LLC, long before its formation, which has become the cornerstone that serves its clients today.  


Danny is a founding board member and vice president of the Chicago-Midwest chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA). He additionally is the co-chair of the Mississippi committee of the Southeast ICAA chapter and serves as a committee member of the national ICAA finance committee in New York city.


DMG Architectural Specialists, LLC was born long before 2008 out of a desire to offer a superior client experience. A second generation industry professional, Danny Gonzales was introduced to high-end architectural wood column fabrication by his father, Juan R. Gonzales, with an emphasis on superior quality, service and moral integrity.


Juan was hired in 1968 by the Koll family of Hartmann-Sanders Company located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, the world’s largest manufacturer of authentic architectural wood columns. Ten years later Hartmann-Sanders would be relocated to the northeast suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia by Juan, Rudolph Camaano and W.J. Moon. This strategic move placed Hartmann-Sanders closer to their ever growing market and clientele.