The Demis Story

Demis Products was founded by Cynthia and Bob Misterka in 1973, in Lithonia, GA.  Bob had extensive background in the craft industry, and with established relationships, decided to start a business of his own.  Using a deep rooted family atmosphere, they developed and nourished long standing relationships with customers of all sizes, from the small shops in New England, to industry giants.  Bob always had an open door policy for all of his employees, who felt at home away from their families.  Upon Bob’s passing in 2004, his son Brian took over as President and has made sure to keep that family mentality.  With the addition of Brian’s nephew, Aaron in 2012, Demis can proudly say that they are a three generation, family run business.

Since its inception, Demis has become a leader in the wood craft Industry, and we are one of the largest manufacturers of quality unfinished wood products, proudly made in the USA.

Our Mission Statement

To save people time and money by manufacturing a quality, creative, handcrafted solution for the Do-it-yourselfers, home improvers, and crafters in all of us.  We’re a family business, so we want to provide a clean, safe work environment so that all of our employees can return to their families better than they left them.

Our Core Values

  1. Deliver quality products that create reasonable profit margins at a low price to the end consumer.
  2. Create a clean, safe, work environment to reduce the threat of injuries, and protect the wellbeing of everybody who enters our facilities.
  3. Maintain a “family style” attitude for all employees. Promote teamwork and idea sharing from the top down.
  4. Build respect for ourselves, our employees, and our customers, through honest and virtuous decisions.
  5. Consistently strive to move forward, both personally and professionally. Never settle.  There’s always a better way.

Management

Demis knows that you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and that is why we have chosen the best. Our supervisory team has countless years of experience. We incorporate LEAN and KAISEN processes to ensure that we are always creating the best product at the best price possible for our customers.

Brian Misterka
Brian MisterkaPresident
Brian’s family moved to Conyers, GA from upstate New York in 1975. As the son of Demis’ founder, Brian grew up in wood shop floors, changing cutting blades, packing finished goods, and any other job you can possibly imagine. He always knew he wanted to be a part of the family business. Brian attended Georgia Southern University, where he was on the swim team and a member of Kappa Alpha Order.

After graduating in 1988 with a degree in Business Administration, he moved back to Conyers to work with his father in the family business, and has been here since. Brian and his wife, Roxanne, have three kids: Mary Ashley, Michael, and Max, and split time between Covington, GA and St. Simons Island.

Brian assumed the role of President in 2004, and immediately worked to grow the company in to what it is today. As President, he oversees all operations, works with the Vice President on developing and implementing the strategic plan, and works with overseas vendors on all aspects of the import business.

Aaron Weil
Aaron WeilVice President
As Vice President of Demis Products, Aaron is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing the company’s strategic plan, and helping the company to reach its critical goals. He works to ensure that the needs of the customer are met by collaborating internally with the sales teams, manufacturing team, and logistics side of Demis Products, but also by working directly with customer buyers and marketing professionals. Aaron uses his engineering background to help analyze and evaluate the financial success of the organization from both a profit standpoint and a customer satisfaction standpoint.

Aaron is originally from a small town in Savannah called Thunderbolt, GA, but he tells everybody he’s from Savannah. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 2005 in Civil Engineering with a certificate in Urban Planning and Land Development. He joined Demis in 2012 after 7 years in the construction industry. He and his wife, Emily, live in Decatur, GA with their daughter, Sidney Rose, and their English Bulldog, Maggie Mae.