After graduating from Georgia State University with a B.S. in Urban studies in 1974, Danny hitchhiked, bicycled, and rode a motor scooter around the Middle East and Europe for a year. Upon returning, he began working as an apprentice carpenter in 1976. In 1980, he started his own remodeling company, calling himself the “Small Carpenter at Large.” As the company grew the name naturally evolved into Small Carpenters at Large, Inc (SCAL).
Having lived in Atlanta since his family moved here in 1954, Danny feels a strong commitment to making Atlanta a better place to live. That commitment is evident in everything Danny does, including his approach to home remodeling. He loves the creative process of working with his team and homeowners to create not only more functional spaces, but also making those spaces that have what he calls a “WOW!” factor.
Danny bought his home, a 1910 Inman Park bungalow, in 1977 where he still lives today with his wife Lori. His son Cory is a mechanical engineering student at Georgia Tech. Danny is very active in neighborhood and city wide political activities and enjoys his coordinating responsibilities for the Inman Park Annual Festival and Tour of Homes. Danny’s favorite pastimes include hiking, bird watching, biking, cooking, camping, playing tennis, woodworking (particularly wood turning), and playing guitar.
Amanda Johnson has been designing for SCAL since January of 2001. She is from Charleston, SC and earned her degree (Bachelor of Science in Design) from the College of Architecture at Clemson University. Since graduating from college in 1990, her residential design experience has consisted of work in new construction, renovation, and remodeling. She and her husband, Marty, reside in Decatur with their sons, Ellis and Reese.
A native of California, Theresa moved to Atlanta and began working for SCAL in 1997. She graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in business. With her skills in business and interest in old homes, she feels that SCAL is the perfect job for her. Theresa loves traveling, live music and spending time with her friends and family. She lives with her husband Terry and son Theo in Decatur. She is a co-founder of the Medlock Area Neighborhood Association, and she currently serves as the Zoning Chair.
In 2015 Theresa became a SCAL client when she and her family underwent a major renovation and addition to their home in Decatur. After eighteen years at SCAL, it was a great experience to live through the remodeling process. The result is a beautiful home that will serve her family for a lifetime.
Steve joined the team in 1997 with many years of carpentry experience. In 2000, he was one of the first employees at SCAL to become a NARI Certified Lead Carpenter. He believes that paying attention to the details of a job and the concerns of the homeowner, no matter what the job or size, will bring the homeowner “peace of mind."
Raised in Atlanta since his family moved here in 1980, he began working as a carpenter one summer to help pay for school. It was then that he found his love of construction and spent the next several years working as a carpenter, performing everything from small repair work to large-scale renovations and new construction. He has now been in the Atlanta residential remodeling industry for almost twenty years and has brought that experience to SCAL. At home he spends his time with his wife, Carrie, and their four children and when time allows, he likes to do woodworking and just about anything outdoors.
David, the newest member of our team, just returned from a little over three years in the DC area. Before leaving for DC David ran his own general contracting business in Atlanta for several years. His love for building and carpentry started as a kid growing up in the North Atlanta suburbs but truly began in the mid 90’s when he took his first job in the construction industry. Laborer. It took over 15 years but he developed a keen eye for detail and turned out to be a decent carpenter. Most of his work has been servicing the neighborhoods around Atlanta. He’s happy to be back in Atlanta and happy to be working for one of Atlanta’s best design /build firms.
When he’s not managing projects for SCAL you can find him doing projects for his wife Jill in their Candler Park home.