The Ferraro Group team is comprised of talented individuals who create and build legacy homes for our discerning clients through collaboration and knowledge derived from experience.  Our goal is to exceed your expectations.


Dane Englert

Dane Englert

Welcome to the Ferraro Group, where passion for beautiful design meets expertise in construction and building science. My name is Dane Englert, and I am the owner of this company.

Growing up in Indiana, I was immersed in the world of real estate and DIY home renovations from an early age. With parents who were avid DIY enthusiasts, our household was always buzzing with projects, sparking my interest in the art of construction and design.

After completing my studies in Environmental Science at Purdue University, I embarked on a journey to pursue my dreams of entrepreneurship and owning my own construction business.

I was drawn to the natural beauty and vibrant community of Traverse City, Michigan, and after 11 years of working and living in Arizona, I decided to make the move up north and continue to pursue my building career here.

Outside of work, I am an avid outdoor enthusiast, finding joy in activities like running, cycling, and exploring nature with my faithful canine companion. My passion for solving problems and connecting with people allows me to approach construction projects with a fresh perspective and innovative solutions.

Equipped with a master’s degree in business from Arizona State University and experience working for the US Green Building Council, I bring a blend of business acumen and expertise in sustainable construction practices to every project. My understanding of building science ensures that each structure we build is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also energy-efficient and environmentally conscious.

At The Ferraro Group, we believe in the power of collaboration and working closely with our clients to bring their dream homes to life. Whether it’s a custom home build, renovation, or remodeling project, we are dedicated to delivering exceptional craftsmanship and exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Thank you for considering The Ferraro Group for your construction needs. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and create something truly remarkable together.

Warm regards,

Dane Englert

President & Owner
The Ferraro Group

John Marek

John Marek

Operations Manager

John Marek has been a licensed residential builder in MI since 2003 with a focus on building science & performance, as well as historic remodels. John was on the team that built the first LEED v4 home in MI, and he has also successfully completed over 30 other LEED certified homes during his career. John is a lifelong musician and LOVES being outdoors as well, canoeing, camping and hiking.

Jessica Mateusiak

Jessica Mateusiak

Interior Design

Jessica Mateusiak is an interior designer with a background in fashion and has been working as a design professional for over 7 years. She graduated with a BFA from FIT in New York and earned her certification in interior design at Parsons School of Design | The New School. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and drinking wine with her family, who are local grape growers.

Our Services

Architectural Design

  • High-Performance Design
  • Construction Drawings
  • Renderings
  • 3D Modeling
  • Code Review
  • Sustainable Design

Interior Design

  • Remodel Design
  • Electrical and Lighting Plans
  • Inspiration Boards
  • Interior Space Planning
  • Elevations and Drafting
  • Furniture Plan and Ordering
  • Color Scheme Development
  • Finishes and Fixtures Selection


  • Permitting and Inspections
  • Construction Cost Estimating
  • Construction Management
  • Network of Experienced Craftspeople
  • Scheduling
  • Concierge Services