Our Story

  • The Demis Story

    At Demis, our slogan is “Innovation in Wood”. Woodworking technology always continues to improve and change and we work to move with it. We integrate the automation of some processes to help ensure accuracy and increase the efficiency of things such as label placement, advanced precision cutting and drilling, and wood shaping.

     

    We partner with innovative companies who are on the forefront of manufacturing equipment to develop machinery that can enable us to provide the best price to our customer. We our dedicated to being pioneers of the woodworking industries.

     

    In addition, we structure our skilled labor using Kaizen and Lean manufacturing process to ensure the factory is being run as effective as possible. We operate on multiple production lines with the help of over 100 skilled craftsmen.

     

    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 CEO 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 Vision

    To be a leading innovator and producer of crafts & home decor.

     

    Our Mission

    By building loyalty with all of our stakeholders, we strive to be THE dependable organization that crafts creative, quality products and solutions for makers and home improvers around the world.

     

    Our Core Values

    PEOPLE Build a rewarding and inclusive atmosphere for all of our craftsmen by promoting teamwork and idea sharing to achieve our goals.

    SAFETY Create a clean, safe, work environment to protect the wellbeing of everyone who enters our facilities.

    QUALITY Deliver the highest quality products in the industry at competitive prices.

    PARTNERSHIPS Promote lasting relationships by holding true to our commitments with our customers and strategic partners across the globe.

    INNOVATION Enhance results through new technology and processes. Never settle.  There’s always a better way.

  • Aaron Weil

    President & COO

    As 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.

  • Brian Misterka

    CEO

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