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Who We Are 2017-05-15T13:08:40+00:00

HISTORY

Vanguard Companies was founded by Michael A. DiNello and Frank A. Lalama in the wake of the Great Recession that began in 2007. In December 2006, the partners believed that the bursting of the housing bubble and the impending credit crisis provided a perfect storm for their plan to “reinvent real estate” by providing a unique, fully integrated services platform. Soon, Vanguard quickly rose to the forefront of Southeast Michigan’s real estate scene as DiNello and Lalama were creatively acquiring stalled projects and infused them with fresh concepts that led buyers back to the market. Vanguard continued uncovering opportunity in the midst of great uncertainty during its early years, which established a strong foundation for future growth.

Today, Vanguard has established itself as an industry leader, recognized for their innovation in identifying and providing unique opportunities for rapidly changing real estate markets.

MISSION

Identify, provide and monetize unique opportunities for rapidly changing real estate markets.

CORE VALUES

  • Relentless positive action
  • Passion for execution
  • First-class professionalism
  • High energy performers
  • Reliable, responsible & disciplined

DRIVING PERFORMANCE

The people of Vanguard Companies are the cornerstone of the organization’s success. Comprised of industry leaders in their respective fields, the Vanguard team is results-driven and customer-focused.

MICHAEL A. DINELLO

PRESIDENT / CO-FOUNDER

Michael DiNello is responsible for constituting Vanguard’s vision by leading the land acquisition, disposition, market research, physical site analysis…

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FRANK A. LALAMA

PRESIDENT / CO-FOUNDER

Frank Lalama leads the Vanguard Companies’ luxury home construction division; planning, budgeting and directing every facet of each complex project.

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DOUG DOLAN

PROJECT MANAGER

Doug Dolan manages all Vanguard Building Group’s day-to-day construction operations, which are comprised of scheduling, delivery & use of materials…

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TAMMY VALLEY

OFFICE MANAGER

Tammy Valley joined Vanguard Companies in October 2013, after having served in various administrative support roles. She provides a welcoming…

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