It all started as a summer job and what better job than to tap the family business. Dean & Derek set out each summer to learn the trade of stonemasonry from Derek’s Dad thinking it was a means to freedom in the off-hours. Little did they know they would become two of the most well-known and respected stonemasons in the industry.
In their early 20’s, a decision was made to set off on individual paths to fulfill their itch for acting. Derek, the Broadway stage and Dean, Hollywood. After lots of hard work, successes and realities, they had, “the talk” about, what if…we work together. In a family full of laughs, sarcasm and a solid work ethic, they set out on taking over Dad’s business, making it their own and realizing they had something to share with the world. Fast forward to a backyard demo tape and a smart network, Dean & Derek became hosts of DIY Network’s Rock Solid and Indoors Out and their careers have soared and have become the inspiration for many viewers to get outside and tackle outdoor projects of their own. They are true experts from their trade of masonry and outdoor design.
As 2011 kicked-off so did The Dean & Derek Show, a radio talk show that focuses on everything from outdoor design, the best products in the market, interviews with interesting people from a variety of industries, and of course, one of their other great passions...food. It is an information-packed hour that keep people coming back for more week after week. Educating viewers is something they have been doing for the past six years and now, they set out to educate the youth of America.