Pete Pelletier - San Diego
Pete Pelletier learned to work with his hands from his grandfather in Montreal. The family moved to Southern California in 1965, and by his early 20’s, he’d decided that being his own boss would be his path. With a talent for precision woodworking, Pete turned his Ocean Beach garage into a shop that eventually evolved into The Pelletier Caseworks in downtown San Diego, where he and his employees designed and built custom kitchen and bath cabinetry for high-end homes across San Diego County.
In 1999, he took his knowledge of and reputation for excellent finish work in a new direction, founding The Pelletier Company on a philosophy of supplying discerning clients with top-of-the-line window and door products. With minimal marketing and a high reliance on referrals, Pete built and sustained the company by supplying only proven products, working with precision installation subcontractors and providing responsive, solutions-focused service.
Pete is a certified fly-fishing guide and a licensed captain. He lives in a mid-century adobe home in Escondido with his wife and teenage daughter, Gretchen. Son Charlie is a broadcast associate at Fox Sports in Los Angeles. Daughter Sue is an elementary school teacher in Solana Beach who is married to David McFarland, one of The Pelletier Company’s top producers.
Craig Dawson - San Diego
Craig Dawson moved to San Diego from Annapolis, Maryland in the spring of 1998. He took his hard work ethic, sales knowledge, and operational and management experience, and built a successful door and window business he owned and operated for over 12 years. At its peak, Craig sold the business and is now a partner and co-owner of The Pelletier Company. He brings over two decades of diversified experience in the building supply industry to The Pelletier Company.
Craig’s brings creativity, integrity, fairness, and energy to every project earning him esteem in the industry. His multitasking management approach enables him to oversee many projects at various stages of development and construction. Craig has established long-lasting relationships of mutual respect with clients, architects, subcontractors and project managers that enhance job progress and performances.
Craig is a family man with a devotion to God, his beautiful wife, and three young boys.
David McFarland - San Diego
David developed a very early interest in the building industry; you can say it is in his blood. For over 70 years, his family has been deeply entrenched in the development of the Coachella Valley area in the desert. He gained hands-on experience from his father who has been a successful developer for the last 30 years.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Communication from Arizona State University with a minor in Urban Planning. He is both resourceful and informative in every aspect of the selling process. A project success expert, his knowledge of industry standards and the latest housing trends, instills confidence in every client.
When not at the office David enjoys having fun with his wife, his two kids and their dogs. He is also a certified CrossFit Coach and loves anything involving fitness.
Nick Fracchia - San Diego
Nick Fracchia, at a very young age, enjoyed sports, art and design. He was fortunate to be able to bring all three passions together while attending college at Portland State. There he studied architecture and community development while playing Division 1 tennis. In the summer of 2012, he traveled to Spain to study architecture in Barcelona and Madrid. While in Barcelona, he even made time to squeeze in a few weeks of classes at a tennis school.
In 2014, Nick graduated from Portland State and returned to Northern California where he grew up. He was fortunate to find a job right out of college, working for a small family-owned company in the windows and door business. Living in Silicon Valley, he was influenced by the tech industry, where he developed a keen eye for contemporary clean lines. His attention to design details and the desire of quality workmanship helped him to form good client relationships.
Nick is excited to expand his career in Southern California. He looks forward to helping customers create their vision and to be a part of our team.
Ross Garner - San Diego
Ross has 10+ years of experience in doors and windows. He is an expert in all window types; wood-clad, aluminum, fiberglass and vinyl. Proficient in specialty doors, including bi-folds, lift & slides, multi-slide, pocket systems, pivot and full custom doors, Ross has a massive amount of knowledge. He enjoys discussing on-site design options and works with contractors and homeowners to walk projects to verify sizes, jamb depths, left/right handing and configurations.
Chandler Gregory - Costa Mesa
Chandler was born and raised in Newport Beach, CA. As the son, nephew, and grandson of general contractors he has always held an interest in construction. After spending seven years as a carpenter and project manager he quickly took to windows and doors. Chandler provides his customers with a smooth and easy process and specializes in price-performance ratio.
Robb Mangels - San Diego
My passion is Doors and Windows. I think it is what sets me apart from others. I enjoy the relationships I’ve built over the years whether it’s with a contractor, designer, homeowner, or architect . To be able to speak to a stranger and have them explain to you what they would like to spend their hard earned money on, and to be able to accomplish that and more to me is the best part. Seeing projects from start to finish is very rewarding.
Here at Pellco, they give me every tool a salesperson needs to be successful and to give the customer the best experience possible. We can meet at our beautiful showroom with full displays, or at the job site to get a better idea of your needs or wants.
Brian Galusha - Costa Mesa
My name is Brian Galusha and I have been providing customers with custom doors and windows all over Southern California since 1999. I attribute my professional success to my dedication to seeing a project through from beginning to end, as well as my ability to be extremely detail oriented. My area of specialty is in custom high-end homes and remodels, and value engineered custom spec homes. I look forward to working with you and would love to share my beautiful, completed projects with you.
Antje Mills – Costa Mesa
Antje is the daughter of a career military father (Marines) and a talented German mother, who taught in the college system for nearly 40 years. Early on, they moved quite a few times before settling down in Southern California. Her dad was quite resourceful and always fixing up the places where they stayed. Once they bought a house of their own in Dana Point, the years of remodeling began.
Its wasn’t long before her creativity kicked in, and Antje was trading her childhood paints and brushes for a hammer and power drill. With her dad’s help, she honed her building skills assisting with home improvement projects, designing custom picture frames, and helping build furniture, which still stands proudly in her family home today.
During the college years Antje had less time to fix and build. She lived in Germany for a year, earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Policy Studies, and a minor in journalism. She worked as city desk assistant for the Orange County LA Times newspaper, a reporter for the Huntington Independent, Daily Pilot, and then 5 years as an Associate Editor at a publishing firm that produced special interest magazines such as Cat Fancy & Dog Fancy.
Later when she lived in Oregon, Antje fixed up and flipped a few houses while successfully running a website design and marketing business for 15 years. During her years living in the countryside, she fell in love with kayaking, hiking and wood working. Her 4,000 square foot barn become a mini wood shop and at times a paint/stain booth.
After the economic crash in 2008, house remodeling was not as lucrative and she returned to OC, transitioning into sales in the building industry. Her understanding of how it’s made, love of quality home products and attention to detail, provide customers with an informed and positive experience when searching for the best windows and doors for their homes.
In September 2019, Antje got married to Dr. Barry Aaronson and they currently live in Irvine – still searching for the right place to turn into their dream home!
Julie Armstrong - San Diego
Julie is a key member of the Pellco team, often the friendly first link -- or face or voice -- between the company and our clients. She is proud to be part of a team dedicated to providing customers with a great experience, and your project with the best outcomes. "Our team shares a strong work ethic, thorough product knowledge, and they're fun to be around!" With her many years of office experience, she understands the value in serving customers pleasantly and efficiently, her number-one aspiration. Her favorite personal mantra is, Kindness is free…sprinkle that stuff everywhere!
When not at work, her top choice for off time is playing with her grandson, who fills each day with happiness, laughter and fun.