Peter Nosler
Co-Founder (the P in DPR)

Peter Nosler

The P of DPR Construction, Peter Nosler is one of DPR's three co-founders. In July of 1990, Peter, Doug Woods and Ron Davidowski, started DPR. Peter is now a member of DPR’s Board of Directors and he is on the board for the DPR Foundation

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Favorite core value: All the core values of DPR are so very important but I have to say that "Ever Forward" is my very favorite.
Favorite movie: I am a true lover of movies, but "Local Hero" is my favorite. Filmed way back in 1983, it could easily have been made yesterday.
Best part of the job: By far the greatest thing is working with so many folks that are not only passionate about what we do but are so much fun to work with.
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February 3, 2013

$30,000 Check Presented to Girls Inc. by DPR Foundation

DPR Foundation folks presented Girls Inc. of Orange County with a check for $30,000. At the check presentation, the Girls Inc. president & vice president gave a touching speech about DPR's impact to the organization, referencing our core values (Integrity, Enjoyment, Uniqueness, Ever Forward) and found real life examples of each through our involvement with the organization. Reps from California Senator Mimi Walter’s office (37th state senate district) were also on hand and presented DPR folks with a certificate in recognition of the company’s continued support, both financially and through volunteer commitment, to the organization. “It is our pleasure to thank DPR Construction for their financial, and more importantly, physical contributions to improve the opportunities for the girls enrolled in the program, ” said Martin L. Paine, district director for the office of Senator Mimi Walters.

Girls Inc. CEO Lucy Santana-Ornelas said, “DPR’s gift is literally transformational in the sense that it allows us to impact the lives of more Orange County girls who need our help.” DPR began working with Girls Inc. of Orange County in 2012 when the non-profit was chosen to receive a complete makeover as part of DPR's Rebuild America Day. As a result, the organization received new classrooms and expansive repairs to their Youth and Family Center based in Costa Mesa, with materials alone totaling over $100,000. 

At the check presentation event, DPR was cordially invited to join Girls Inc.'s Green Club (Girls Restoring Emerging Environmental Needs), inspired by our GenR3 project this summer. DPR's plans for this year's involvement include hands-on volunteer opportunities with the elementary-aged girls that will focus on the importance of sustainability, protecting the environment, and making a difference in their community.

The girls made an incredible and sustainable gift for us to take back and hang in the office: a framed D, P, and R made out of recycled materials. Thank you, girls! 

Here's to a great year together!

About Girls Inc.
Girls Inc.® of Orange County positively changes the lives of 4,000 girls, ages 4 1/2 to 18, each year, by providing year-round holistic, compensatory, and intentional programming focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Girls Inc. of Orange County has been a respected member of the non-profit community for almost 60 years. The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. We put our mission into practice through the Girls Inc. experience that equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Health, education and independence are the three main areas that surround our program curricula.

About the DPR Foundation
The DPR Foundation is a company-wide, focused outreach to help children who fall short of their potential due to socio-economic challenges. For 2012-2013, the DPR Foundation distributed a grand total of $845,000 to support 15 organizations selected, nationwide. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million to 21 different organizations.

January 28, 2013

$65,000 Check Presented to Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club by DPR Foundation

Last week on Tuesday, Jan. 22, DPR Foundation folks presented the Brookhaven Boys and Girls Club with a grant of $65,000. This is the fifth consecutive year that the Foundation is supporting the Club. This donation will help support the Power Hour Homework program and the Healthy Habits program at the Brookhaven Club.  DPR Atlanta also received an additional $10,000 in discretionary funds to help increase volunteerism and develop more programs like the “DPR Green Day” that was implemented in the summer of 2012.  

Read more about the check presentation event here.

In addition to our grant announcement, we are proud to have been chosen as the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA)'s “Club Corporate Partner of the Year." According to BGCMA representatives, the DPR Foundation was chosen because: "DPR gives more financial support & volunteer hours to one specific club (Brookhaven) than any other corporate partner across our 10-county region; it is one of the healthiest partnerships BGCMA enjoys, and it has grown steadily every year as DPR continues to expand their investment; and, DPR staff who volunteer have been consistent over a long period of time, which has fostered a family-like atmosphere between the company & the Club."

Thank you to BGCMA for this honor and to all who made this award possible. Here's to a great year of helping our communities!

The DPR Foundation is a company-wide, focused outreach to help children who fall short of their potential due to socio-economic challenges. For 2012-2013, the DPR Foundation distributed a grand total of $845,000 to support all of the organizations selected. Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million to 21 different organizations.

January 21, 2013

$75,000 Check Presented to LAYC-MMYC by DPR Foundation

Last week, DPR Foundation folks presented a $75,000 check to the Latin American Youth Center-Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (LAYC-MMYC). LAYC-MMYC is one of 15 organizations that the DPR Foundation is supporting this year. 

DPR Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager Jeff Vertucci and DPR Foundation "champion" Alison Lyons presented the check to Maryland Managing Director Luisa Montero and LAYC Chief Development Officer Elliott Gaskins, along with dozens of youth and AmeriCorps service members and volunteers. In addition to the award, DPR gifted a digital camera to encourage LAYC-MMYC staff to share great pictures of their work with youth. The event took place at Nicholas Orem Middle School in Hyattsville, Maryland where guests enjoyed gourmet cupcakes. 

This grant marks the fifth year in a row that the DPR Foundation has supported LAYC-MMYC programs. Over the years, the Foundation has contributed more than $250,000 to LAYC-MMYC. The organization provides first aid training, cultural enrichment, nutrition, summer programs and physical activities to middle school youth.

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The DPR Foundation formed in 2008. It is a company-wide, focused outreach to help children who fall short of their potential due to socio-economic challenges. For 2012-2013, the DPR Foundation distributed a grand total of $845,000 to support all of the organizations selected ($750,000 in grants with an additional $95,000 in discretionary funds to be disbursed regionally for the year). Since 2008, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million to 21 different organizations focused on providing community support to grade school and high school-aged children.

December 17, 2012

DPR Foundation Awards $845,000 to Youth Organizations

The DPR Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of its 2012-2013 grant awards program to 15 total organizations (with three new grantees joining the 12 returning). The Foundation distributed a total of $845,000 to support these organizations ($750,000 in grants with an additional $95,000 in discretionary funds that will be disbursed regionally for the coming year).

Established in 2008, the DPR Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged children reach their full potential through regional organization support. Over the past five years, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.4 million to 21 different organizations focused on providing community support to grade school and high school-aged children.

The new DPR Foundation grantees for 2012-2013 are:


The 12 returning grantees include:

Looking forward to a great, productive year!

December 14, 2012

2,600 Bikes Produced at TurningWheels for Kids Annual Bike Build

Kids don't choose their parents, or where they live, or how food gets on the table. Most of us rarely actually see, much less interact with kids who have had a very disadvantageous life thrust upon them. But when you do, the realization that something needs to be done is often overpowering. Sue Runsvold, a nurse, was compelled some eight years ago to take action. Her idea was that poor kids in Santa Clara County would be helped in a big way if only they had a bike of their own. Now, 20,000 new bikes later, that brave idea--TurningWheels for Kids (TWFK)--is truly helping to change lives. And DPR's San Jose office is now in their fourth year of providing significant financial help through DPR Foundation financial grants as well as an impressive number of hours volunteered for both building new bikes and working directly with the kids, teaching them how to keep this simple yet empowering machine in good running order.

Last weekend, I visited the annual Bike Build effort next to the San Jose Convention Center and was truly blow away. The DPR team of a dozen folks was one of many teams totaling 1,000 dedicated folks assembling 2,600 bicycles of all sizes. And a bunch of the kids who were representative of those who will receive the bikes were there as well. 

As I left the Build, Mike Humphrey was completing his seventh bike assembly and it was only 11:30am! In addition to the Bike Build and the clinics, our Scott Greubel and Phil Bartkowski serve on the TWFK board and play a much needed role in helping the effort grow while maintaining the focus of impact on kids' lives (not just the bike gift alone).

DPR is justly very proud.

-Peter