Brothers Eric and Mike Dieroff grew up watching their German-born father live out the American dream. As a founder of Advanced DC motors, Gary Dieroff showed his sons how to build a business from the ground up, by focusing on excellent engineering, precision manufacturing and unmatched customer service. Even after their dad sold Advance DC Motors, Eric and Mike continued to work there carrying on their father’s legacy.
When the new owners wanted to shift production overseas, the brothers knew they could no longer guarantee the same high-quality product their customers deserved, and on March 19, 2001, D&D Motor Systems was born. The two rented a small office in the basement of an apartment building with Eric leading engineering efforts and Mike overseeing corporate logistics. Their vision? Become the premier DC motor manufacturer in the U.S. by delivering the best quality, engineering support, and customer service. Told it could no longer be done profitably in the states (let alone New York State) only made them more determined to succeed.
Seeing potential and steering around obstacles, they leased an empty 18,0000 sq/ft building that had once been an ice cream factory. Their first year, D&D shipped just over 400 motors, twenty years later, they have built and shipped over 180,000 motors and 19,000 controllers. D&D employs a team of 16-20 workers, eight of whom have been there 13+ years. D&D provides living-wage manufacturing jobs with generous health benefits and profit-sharing. Employees at D&D are truly invested in their work.
It’s easy to spot a D&D motor by its telltale bright blue color, specially selected to make the motors recognizable. In 2021, D&D continues to thrive with Mike and Eric remaining committed to keeping production stateside – a belief that was strengthened by the COVID-19 pandemic, which illustrated the danger of relying on overseas manufacturing. Although D&D Is the last golf cart motor manufactured in the USA, they have no plans to change. Their 83-year-old father Gary is proud of the part his sons are playing in keeping America strong, one electric motor at a time. www.ddmotorsystems.com 315-701-0635.
“If it isn’t blue…it isn’t red, white, and blue!”
Mike Dieroff, President