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About Drafting By Design

Drafting by Design, Inc. is a complete full-service design firm that has been dedicated to providing engineering and design support services for over 45 years. Our background includes designing 30 million-dollar projects for Fortune 500 companies. We work on projects as complex as the Space Shuttle and as routine as a first-floor bathroom for a couple in their 80s. No project is too large or too small; we will tackle the problem and come up with solutions.

We make a personal commitment to provide exceptional cost-effective service and customer satisfaction. Drafting by Design, Inc. is based on this idea.

Drafting by Design specializes in visualization for the Industrial and Architectural industries. Our projects range from commercial and residential renovations to machine part designs. Facility fit-out designs are produced to maximize safety and production. Customer visualization is enhanced by the use of the latest technology. Our 3D modeling capabilities establish accuracy prior to “breaking ground” or factory production.

We are not just draftsmen—we are the missing member of your problem-solving team! We pride ourselves in delivering diplomacy and a comprehensive understanding of your project. From concept to completion, we work with you to ensure satisfaction!

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Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner

President and Founder of Drafting By Design

“Dedicated to providing engineering support services for over 45 years. His background includes designing elements of chemical plants, nuclear submarines, aircraft carriers, commercial reactors and containments, plastics, recycling, manufacturing plants, and the I-95 Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore. He graduated in Architectural Design from IMI where he was on the Dean’s list and has attended courses at Penn State and the University of Delaware. Mr. Brenner has held a Secret Security clearance with the Department of Defense and was entrusted with multi-million-dollar contracts for Fortune 500 companies. Neil has personally analyzed many businesses and processes for improvement and expansion. He makes it his personal commitment to provide exceptional cost-effective service and customer satisfaction.”

Galdino Bahena

Galdino Bahena

Vice-President of Manufacturing

“Mr. Bahena is an efficient designer, manufacturer, and machine designer. He is a graduate of Delaware Technical Community college and is certified in various CAD, CAD/CAM software, and mechanical drafting & design technologies. Galdino is a true student of the industry. His proficiency and expertise come from in-field experience. He has a hands-on working knowledge of conventional machine manufacture and experience executing the most complex projects in CAD/CAM-generated surfaces. Galdino has exceptional knowledge and ability in database and spreadsheet design and implementation. He expresses the essence of Drafting by Design. He is a team member, brings welcomed entrepreneurial skills, and assists customers to the fullest extent of his abilities.”

Tatiana Galindo

Tatiana Galindo

Project Manager

“Tatiana Galindo is a gifted designer and draftsman. She is a graduate of Delaware Technical Community College, but she discovered her passion for drafting while attending Hodgson Vocational Technical High School. She placed 1st in the school in a 2009 Delaware Tech Manual Drafting Competition, 2nd in a 2010 Statewide Delaware Tech Drafting Competition, 2nd in 2010 and 2011 in the State Skills USA Mechanical Drafting Competition, and 1st in a 2011 Delaware Tech CAD Drafting Competition. Tatiana has participated in charity events for Barkitechture where she placed 2nd place in the event with her University of Delaware Memorial “Paw” Hall concept. She is a natural team player with a natural energy and enthusiasm that reflects in her work and dedication to DBD customers.”

David Dalby

Architect w/ AIA, CSI, MBA

“D. Dalby Architect and DBD formed a partnership to provide quality service with innovative designs for customers. Mr. Dalby has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, which bolsters his ability to produce comprehensive job cost estimates, establish and monitor construction schedules, and develop cost-effective solutions to project-related problems. He is currently working on his doctorate at Goldey Beacom College.”

Elizabeth A. Lawrence

Architect

“Elizabeth is our go-to architect in the outer parts of the Delaware state line. She has worked with us through many projects. Elizabeth has a Master’s in Architecture from Architectural Association School of Architecture from the United Kingdom; she is in the class of 2014. She also is a graduate of Roger Williams University and acquired her Bachelor’s in 2004. She worked at the Hagley Museum and Library as the Exhibit Design Specialist, where she oversaw the planning, tracking, design, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of exhibits. She is more than well equipped to take on any projects that come her way.”

All DBD employees are efficient in 2D/3D CAD (Auto-CAD, Solidworks, Revit), and have exceptional skills in Microsoft Office.

Due to our close relationship with local professors, we only hire the brightest designers who demonstrate our expected level of professionalism. We have high standards for employees driven by our vendor services for compliance with Fortune 500 companies. All employees undertake background checks and screening.

An advertising tape from the 1990s. DBD has been on the cutting edge of tech since the beginning!

Our Mission

Drafting By Design is a full service drafting and design firm, specializing in mechanical, industrial, architectural and custom home design, and visualization. Using the latest in technology, their capabilities include 3D Computer aided designs, 2D computer drafting and design, 3D solid modeling, computer aided manufacturing, and animation.

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