Desmond (Des) Haley Managing Director
Des undertook a Building Services mechanical and electrical apprenticeship with Southern Mechanical Services in Farnham in the 1980’s. As his career progressed, he moved on to work as a senior Engineer for Honeywell Control systems in Bracknell. Des over saw Honeywell’s first Facilities Management contract in the United Kingdom while working with FM Squared and the Digital Corporation at DEC Park in Reading. After ten years’ service, Des finished working for Honeywell on an FM contract to Kuwait Petroleum in Staines, Middlesex.
While at Honeywell Des was given the opportunity to serve in Britain’s reserved armed forces as a specialist engineer in the Royal Engineers. Complimenting his civil building Services work, Des worked in an STRE team responsible for looking after the British Military estate all over the world. After reaching 55 years old, Des retired from this position having finally completed 30 years’ service.
Once his ten-year service with Honeywell controls finished and after travelling in North America, Des started D.A.G Services Ltd in 2000. The company has now been running for over 20 years and has built up a large clientele specialising in Building Services and FM contracts throughout London and the South East.
Des is married to Fabienne, a French lady he met in London, they have a young son, and a second home in Normandy.
Ian Colpus Business Development
Ian’s background has always been in business development related roles, including as director of a company installing carpets & soft furnishings to new homes, being part of the ground-breaking commercial team at Thomas Sanderson, Regional Manager for Luxaflex or working with the franchises of a flood & fire restoration business. He is known as a strong team player and builder that leads in an inclusive way, with a philosophy that strong teams are the bedrock of success. Ian has been a neighbour of Des’s for over 30 years but it was during lockdown in 2020 that got them talking business. The result was that Ian joined the team to help Des to achieve his goals in the next 5-10 years.
In his spare time Ian is an avid piano player having trained to Grade 7 & played in bands in his youth. Sundays will find him playing for 2 or 3 hours with a suitable bottle of red as lubrication for the fingers. In the lockdown, he recorded music for friends including one friend’s wedding reception. He is also an accomplished photographer and a fanatical car enthusiast. BTCC is his preferred motorsport but he also loves visits to Goodwood plus driving exotica at Thruxton when he can. He also enjoys finding the real culture in places on holiday, with Europe & the Caribbean being favourites. Ian has been married to Sarah for 40 years and they have two grown up youngsters, his daughter, also a car fanatic, works for the biggest car auction group and his son works for a major IT support company.
Aaron Ashwood Office Manager
Aaron, (normally called AJ) joined in November 2021 after being a manager at several trade wholesalers in the area. He knew Des and Ian, so coming to join the team at DAG Services was a natural progression for him. He runs the office whilst also scheduling the work for our engineers and sub contractors. In his past career, he qualified in Part P electrics and still has an interest in that side of the business, bringing his knowledge to DAG Services so that we can offer a wide range of facilities services.
Outside of work his interests include music & physical challenges. He did the 3 Peaks Challenge in 24hrs for Help for Heroes a few years ago with 2 of his best friends, along with Ian, who acted as chauffeur & chef. He is currently working on his new home having married a few years ago and his current pride and joy is his lawn that he hopes will soon be as smooth as a putting green!
He thoroughly enjoys working at DAG Services as each day is an unknown in terms of the opportunities to excel in offering clients first class service. He looks forward to each day as we have a great team and are supportive of each other as we know that we can produce a better end result by bringing all of our skills to bear. The camaraderie and banter also means that we can still have a chuckle when the clients presented crisis has been solved or if a team member has had a tough day.
George Haley Senior Engineer
George has been working for DAG Services Ltd since 2019; he has been put on to various training courses, including electric boilers, water treatment, building services, underfloor heating (TUS) and completed a commercial gas course, therefore receiving his gas safe qualification and certificates.
In his spare time he likes to keep active whether this is gym related or climbing up Snowdonia in Wales occasionally! He also enjoys spending time with his 2 kids, whether this is at home or on day trips.
He enjoys working for DAG Services Ltd for the challenges that we face as a team with various sites and working out the solutions to fix any issues which gives him the satisfaction of knowing that the problem is solved and the client is happy.
Janos Czegledy Engineer
Janos is currently an engineer who has just completed his training for his domestic gas certification, joining DAG Services Ltd in October 2021. He has completed the building service course and has other courses lined up soon.
In his spare time he enjoys going to the gym and rock climbing, and also likes kayaking when the weather allows. He has also been building a show car for the last few years which involves all the mechanical aspects of the car including engine building and respraying.
He is also a qualified carpenter/joiner and previously worked on a Farm fixing all the mechanical machinery and general maintenance before joining DAG Services.
He enjoys working for DAG Services because of the mechanical challenges faced whilst on the various sites for which we have contracts.
WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
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If you believe you have what it takes to join a high calibre team, or you are willing to learn and train to meet our exacting standards, then we’d love to hear from you. We especially welcome applications from those who have a positive and friendly disposition, who understand the value of being professional whilst at the same time possessing great customer care skills. Please Contact Us