Meet the Team
"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better."
- Art Smith
Art Smith is our Director of Operations AKA Chief Inspiration Officer.
* 40 Years of Carpentry
* Makes Stuff
Art's vast experience in carpentry and life lead to great creativity. Not only can he "make stuff", he makes it the right way. He's a teacher at heart, passing along his knowledge to those around him.
This NJ native is a proud husband and dad and loves challenges.
"The best part of working at DURATION is getting to laugh everyday and prove over and over again, that Math is the Universal Truth!" -
"Once the travel bug bites, there is no known antidote, and I know I shall be happily infected until the end of my life." - Michael Palin
Jeff Hughes is our Master Moulder and CAD Wizard. He uses his talents to engineer projects and make them come to life. Every job in our shop passes through Jeff's hands to ensure we can deliver exactly what you want. He uses his ingenuity to continue to advance the brand.
Jeff grew up in NJ and has the heart of an explorer. He and his family love to travel to places off the beaten path that most people never knew existed and need a map to find.
"I love the freedom to try new ideas and continuous learning I get from working at DURATION. It's teamwork at it's best."
- Jeff Hughes
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller
Denise Gutierrez is the Chief Image Officer. She uses her administrative gifts and creativity to keep everything running smoothly and make us all look good. If she doesn't know the answer, she will find it for you. You'll rarely find her without a smile.
As a Navy brat, she grew up on the East Coast, mostly along the Chesapeake Bay. She loves being a mom, sunshine, summer, being on the water, racing Soap Box Derby cars with her kids, and traveling.
"The best part of working at DURATION is watching our team brainstorm and be innovators. Building things is cool and the experience and know how of this team is impressive."
- Denise Gutierrez