Augusto “Kiko” Villalon opens Marine Concepts based on the vision that there was not a single design and development company in the United States that could take a project from start to finish.
Robert “Bob” Long along with his wife Karen purchased Marine Concepts and began work in a leased facility in Cape Coral, FL
Marine Concepts opens a second facility in Sarasota, FL to focus on mold detailing and complex conventional builds, levering the high level of talent in the area
The first CNC mill, Mill 1, was purchased and installed, giving Marine Concepts the ability to CNC machine plugs in addition to conventional builds.
An additional three 5-axis mills were purchased giving Marine Concepts the ability to drive the majority of their business via CNC machining.
Noticing the demand in the non-marine sectors (wind, simulation, automotive, etc.) Marine Concepts launched the JRL Ventures brand, focusing on these non-marine sectors.
Marine Concepts was named Florida Manufacturer of the year for companies with 50 – 125 employees
With large growth showing, Marine Concepts moved their Sarasota operations to the former Wellcraft facility, giving them the ability to expand into an additional 300,000 square feet as sales grew.
Mill 5, the most technologically advanced mill was purchased, allowing high tolerance, large scale machining
Leisure Product Holdings (LPH) acquired DCMC, and with additional capital available, DCMC developed strategy to capture more market share.
JRL Ventures Rebranded – Under new ownership and in an effort to blend the capabilities of both businesses, JRL Ventures was renamed to Design Concepts. Together, these brands became known as DCMC.
Mill 6, the largest and fastest mill was installed, allowing the milling of structures up to 70’ long in one base set.
Patrick Industries, acquires DCMC. This acquisition gave access to even further growth potential as well as relationships with over 80 other business units under the Patrick umbrella.