Synkd, a publication dedicated to Landscape Design, Build and Maintenance, has featured D’Asign Source’s in their latest edition—Seamless Spaces, The Evolution of D’Asign Source over 62 years!
An excerpt can be found below:
THE EVOLUTION OF D’ASIGN SOURCE OVER 62 YEARS
Family-owned and operated D’Asign Source has evolved over the past 62 years from a small cast stone business to a fully turnkey design/build firm that offers architecture, engineering, construction, interior design, electronic integration and landscape architecture services in the Florida Keys. Brothers Tony, Franco and Amedeo D’Ascanio are the second generation to lead the multi-division company, along with six members of generation three helping to grow the business. The portfolio includes luxury home projects, renovations and outdoor environment transformations.
D’Asign Source clients enjoy the advantages of working with a design firm that shares knowledge and experience between its divisions, as well as across the multiple generations working as one team. Cooperation between services, coordination of project flow and singular accountability give clients the confidence that their investment is in good hands.
Another area where the D’Ascanio family has gotten involved deeply is in the designing of high-performance outdoor audio and lighting systems. With the opening of a 25,000 square-foot design center in 1999, they began not only using products for their own projects, but also selling home furnishings, fixtures and finishes along audio, and lighting systems to fellow contractors, designers and the public. Franco says, “We found we were replacing a lot of outdoor products within a year. The durability, reliability and performance of outdoor products was dismal. We’re in a harsh environment in the Florida Keys, and the manufacturers said, ‘Sorry, no warranty, you’re in a coastal environment.’”
Digging in deep again, they started designing, engineering and testing materials, coatings and finishes, which led to several years of research and development informed by multiple generations of professional experience with the sand, salt, heat and hurricanes of south Florida. Then, in partnership with the Zimmerman Family of New Jersey, who brought manufacturing and distribution experience to the table, Coastal Source was created as a source for high performance durable outdoor audio and lighting equipment built to defy the elements. Franco says, “We’re manufacturing with protection and weathering systems built in to make them not only perform the day we install, but for long periods thereafter.”
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Photography: Austin Follos Photography