In 1999, with numerous project offers, and an impressive crew assembled,
Alex Dejneka and Alan Futterman
officially opened A&A Enterprises. For both
Alex and Alan, founding a construction company was the culmination
of years spent in and around home renovation, building, and design.
Alex developed an interest in building and remodeling
as a child in Brazil watching his grandparents. In 1976, as a young
adult, he became part owner of an apartment building, responsible
for its upkeep and repairs. Over the next 20 years Alex did design
work and general contracting, coordinated construction of a large
parking garage, built, remodeled, and did design work on residential
homes, and commercial properties both in the Seattle area and in
Alan built his first house in 1981 in Riverside,
California - a custom home with solar panels and a unique, two-sided,
glassed-in fireplace, to heat both the living and dining rooms.
For the ten years following, Alan focused on other interests, completing
a master's degree and two years of doctoral work in music. Then in 1991, he
purchased a house in Seattle and, unable to resist the urge to build,
turned it into a Duplex. In 1994, he purchased another unfinished
house and transformed 1000 square feet of raw space into an upscale
two bedroom, two-bath apartment, plus a music and rehearsal studio.
In 1998, Alex and Alan joined
forces to purchase and renovate a "tired" property on
University Way in Seattle. The property became a thriving Brazilian
Restaurant and rooming house. In the course of their various projects,
Alan and Alex had gathered together a talented, dependable, and
pleasant crew. Friends and acquaintances, after viewing their many
successful remodels, had begun to ask them to design and draw plans
for their own renovation projects. So, in 1999, Alan and Alex became registered,
licensed, and bonded professionals and opened a construction company.