What is a DHI Certified Consultant?


DHI is the focal point for a team of more than 2,200 professional consultants and 900 apprentices. Their goal may be personal achievement, but their direction encompasses efforts that will improve the lifestyle of millions of people as well as enhance the fire and life safety of buildings and their occupants. Those who have achieved consultant status, or who are working toward that plateau, know the hundreds of hours it takes to learn every aspect of the door and hardware industry plus the attention and effort required to hone that knowledge into a tool of skill that will satisfy the many different needs of a building.

What Certification Designations are Available?



Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC), Certified Door Consultant (CDC), Electrified Hardware Consultant (EHC) and Architectural Openings Consultant (AOC) are the certification designations recognized as marks of excellence throughout the industry. These professional certifications attest to the high principles of the individual and that he or she is a professional prepared to provide sound architectural door and hardware specification advice and counsel to architects, contractors and building owners.DHI awards these credentials to individuals who have successfully completed a prescribed series of training and have passed rigorous certification examinations. Individuals pursuing certification must complete the core educational curriculum before branching off to follow a particular discipline.


Architectural Hardware Consultants (AHCs)

AHCs are trained to recognize a builder’s hardware requirements for door openings in all types of public, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. AHCs coordinate thousands of builder’s hardware items and options to ensure door openings are in compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements and that they function properly for the lifetime of the building.


Certified Door Consultants (CDCs)

CDCs are trained in the construction and application of standard and custom hollow metal doors and frames, architectural flush and stile and rail wood doors and aluminum doors and frames. CDCs must master a myriad of fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements for all types of buildings.


Electrified Hardware Consultants (EHCs)

EHCs specialize in the coordination of architectural door openings with the increased security needs of public buildings in today’s society. EHCs are experts at interfacing electrified architectural hardware products into access control monitoring and fire alarm systems, while maintaining compliance with fire, life safety, accessibility and building code requirements.


Architectural Openings Consultants (AOCs)

AOCs are individuals who have attained AHC, CDC and EHC professional certifications. AOCs have mastered all facets of the commercial door and hardware industry and exemplify the highest standards of expertise and professionalism.

Consultants pursue an accreditation and maintenance program that broadens and enriches their understanding of the architectural openings industry and encourages continuing education.

Find a Consultant in your area below


Allan Deutscher, AHCI

Deutscher & Daughter, Inc.
105 07 150th Street
PO Box 350306
Jamaica, NY 11435
Tel: (718) 291-5600
Fax: (718) 658-4426
Email: rdeutscher@dddoors.com
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Andrew Giuliano, AHC

Retired
7 Timberlane Drive
Katonah, NY 10536-3332
Tel: (203) 761-9901
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Charles H. Lesko, Sr., AHC

Halpern and Sons, Inc.,
Architectural Hardware
111 St Joseph Terrace,
Woodbridge. NY 07095
Tel: (732) 738-1200
Fax: (732) 738-1361
Email: c1@halpernandsons.com

David A. Kanner, AHC

Long Island Fireproof Door, Inc.,
LIF Industries
5 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050
Tel: (516) 390-6800
Fax: (516) 390-6860
Email: dkanner@lifi.net
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David O’Keefe, AHC

C & M Door Controls, Inc.
20 Markley Street
PO Box 39
Port Reading, NJ 07064
Tel: (732) 596-1900
Fax: (732) 596-1992
Email: dokeefe@cmdoorcontrols.com
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David Pedreira, AHC/CDC, CSI, CDT

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
37 Manor Drive
Shirley, NY 11967
Tel: (203) 624-5225
Fax: (203) 777-9042
Email: dpedreira@assaabloydss.com
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Dominick J. Gargano, DAHC

022 Overlook Place
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Retired
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Douglas Lesko, AHC

Halpern and Sons, Inc.,
Architectural Hardware
843 King Georges Road
Fords, NJ 08863
Tel: (732) 738-1200
Fax: (732) 738-1361
Email: dlesko@halpernandsons.com
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Edwin Aviles, AHC

J C Ryan EBCO/H&G, LLC
1800 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631) 694-0008
Fax: (631) 694-1795
Email: eaviles@jcryanebco.com
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Eric N. Weinstein, AHC/CDC

Architectural Openings, Inc.
234 Broad Street
Suite 1A
Summit, NJ 07901
Tel:
Fax: (800) 780-8603
Email: eric@archopeningsinc.com
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Fred F. Troutman, AHC

Architectural Hardware, Inc.
169 171 York Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 432-0264
Fax: (212) 285-7110
Email: ftrout.ahinj@comcast.net
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George E. Labadie, AHC

708 Four Seasons Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470-1947
Tel:
Fax: (973) 773-4187
Email: glabadie@aol.com
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George W. Daneke, AHC

Door and Hardware Supply, Inc.
205 Herbert Street
PO Box 191
Perth Amboy, NJ 08862-0191
Tel: (732) 826-6666
Fax: (732) 826-0606
Email: george@doorandhardwareco.com
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Gerard Sierchio, AHC

Door and Hardware Supply, Inc.
205 Herbert Street
PO Box 191
Perth Amboy, NJ 08862-0191
Tel: (732) 826-6666
Fax: (732) 826-0606
Email:
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Henry G. Todaro, AHC

H.T. Sales Company, Inc.
718 10th Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Tel: (212) 265-0747
Fax: (212) 262-0150
Email:
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Ira R. Hymowitz, AHC, FDAI

Weinstein and Holtzman, Inc. / Unified Door & Hardware Group LLC
44 Wall St Suite 401
New York, NY 10005
Tel: (212) 233-4651
Fax: (212) 571-5301
Email: irah@212hardware.com

James F. Bongiovanni, AHC

Architectural Hardware, Inc.
169 171 York Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 432-0264
Fax: (212) 285-7110
Email: jbong.ahinj@comcast.net
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Jerry D. Monse, AHC

J C Ryan EBCO/H&G, LLC
5939 NW 52nd Street
Coral Springs, FL 33067-2149
Tel: (631) 694-0008
Fax: (631) 694-1795
Email: Jmonse@bellsouth.net
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John H. Weimer, AHC, FDAI

Weinstein & Hoffman Inc
44 Wall St Suite 401
New York, NY 10005
Email: johnw@212hardware.com
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Joseph Pellagatti, AHC

DCI Metro, Inc.
1 Maple St Unit 1
East Rutherford, NY 07073
Tel: (201)340-4329
Fax: (201)340-4318
Email: jpellagatti@dcimetro.net
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Kenneth A. Lindquist, AHC

Canaan Distributors Corp.
10 Palmer Place
Easton, CT 06612
Tel: (203) 356-1000
Fax: (203) 348-3268
Email: klindquist@canaandist.com
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Kenneth R. Raikowski, AHC, CSI

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
64 Prince Lane
Westbury, NY 11590
Tel: (516)-334-6466
Mobile: (516) 236-6779
Email: kenneth.raikowski@assaabloy.com
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Lauchlin D. MacMillan, Jr., AHC, FDAI

Allegion, Inc
33 Brookside Terrace
Clark, NJ 07066
Tel: (914) 747-4200
Fax: (718) 370-0095
Email: lauchlin.macmillan@allegion.com
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Laura A. Wacik, AHC, FDAI, FDHI

J C Ryan EBCO/H&G, LLC
1800 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631) 694-0008
Fax: (631) 694-1795
Email: laurawacik@jcryanebco.com
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Leah M. Convery-Meyer, AHC, CSI, CDT

Best Access Solutions, Inc.
Ph:(732) 337-5859
Leah.Convery@dormakaba.com
43 Townsend Court
Franklin Park, NJ 08823
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Liana M. Steffens, AHC

Ph: (516) 607-4337
liana.steffens@assaabloy.com
8 Wyona Avenue
Lindenhurst, NY 11757

Martin E. Rosenfeld, AHC

15 Burr Farms Road
Westport, CT 06880
Tel:
Fax: FAX
Email:
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Mary E. Capurso, AHC

Architectural Hardware, Inc.
169 171 York Street
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Tel: (201) 432-0264
Fax: (212) 285-7110
Email: mcapurso.aninj@comcast.net
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Michael A. Bonaventura, AHC

Architectural Openings, Inc.
1144 Iris Drive
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Tel: (800) 780-8602
Fax: (908) 232-4973
Email: mike@archopeningsinc.com
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Michael G. Heller, AHC

AAA Architectural Hardware
3 Shelly Lane
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Tel: (212) 840-3939
Fax: (212) 921-5086
Email:
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Norman D. La Poff, AHC

Door and Hardware Supply, Inc.
22 Halifax Drive
Monroe Township, NJ 08831
Tel: (732) 826-6666
Fax: (732) 826-0606
Email:

Paul R. Selden, AHC

J C Ryan EBCO/H&G LLC
1800 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631)694-0008
Fax: (631)694-1795
Email: pselden@jcryanebco.com
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Peter A. Brown, AHC

Mocean Hollow Metal and Hardware, Inc.
999 Airport Road
Suite 2
Lakewood, NJ 08701-5969
Tel: (732) 370-2001
Fax: (732) 370-0999
Email: pb237@verizon.net
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Peter A. Carroll, AHC

New Jersey Hardware Company
446 Passaic St, Unit 6E
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Tel: (973) 642-3710
Fax: (973) 642-4645
Email:
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Peter D. Borduin, AHC

224 Ballentine Drive
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Tel: (201) 457-0213
Fax:
Email:
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Peter M. Herries, AHC

Charles G. Smith Associates, Inc.
PO Box 266
Newburgh, NY 12551
Tel: (845) 561-2418
Fax: (845) 561-0098
Email:
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R. Larry Niedt, AHC, FDAI

13 Lewis Street
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Tel: (908)552-9106
Email: larry.niedt@dormakaba.com
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Rachel J. Sama, AHC

Stanley Security Solutions
Tel: (317)849-2250
Fax: (317)806-3276
Email: rachel.sama@dormakaba.com
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Ralph E. Roe, AHC

Door and Hardware Supply, Inc.
25 Sunset Drive
Clark, NJ 07066
Tel: (732) 826-6666
Fax: (732) 826-0606
Email:
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Richard A. Hudnut, DAHC

7 Munsee Trail
Branchberg, NJ 08876-5452
Tel:
Fax: FAX
Email: rhudnut@juno.com
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Richard Ashendorf, CDC

Halpern and Sons, Inc.,
Architectural Hardware
PO Box 46
Colonia, NJ 07067-2420
Tel: (732) 738-1200
Fax: (732) 738-1361
Email: richash@hsi-nj.com
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Richard C. Unice, AHC

R&A Marketing & Consulting
dba Herlo, Inc.
10 Farmedge Lane
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724-2705
Tel: (732) 750-8811
Fax: (732) 741-4544
Email: rcunice@comcast.net
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Richard T. Hausler, AHC

Greico Glezen Sales & Consulting
104 County Route 51
Campbell Hall, NY 10916
Tel: (845) 497-9757
Fax: (845) 496-6189
Email: richahc@aol.com
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Robert M. Austin, AHC

Halpern and Sons, Inc.,
Architectural Hardware
111 St Joseph Terrace
Woodbridge NJ 07095
Tel: (732) 738-1200
Fax: (732) 738-1361
Email: austin@hsi-nj.com
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Robert S. Wolfskehl, DAHC/EHC

84 East Shore Rd
Groton Long Point CT 06340
Tel: (914) 747-4200
Fax: (914) 747-4040
Email: zwolfskehl@gmail.com
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Ronald Panicucci, AHC

Door and Hardware Supply, Inc.
34 Clifford Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tel: (732) 826-6666
Fax: (732) 826-0606
Email:
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Ruma R. Som, AHC, CSI, CDT

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
462 Sheffield Road
Ridgewood, NJ 07450-1835
Tel: (203) 624-5225
Fax: (201) 612-6168
Email: rsom@assaabloydss.com

Scott J. Tobias, AHC/CDC, CSI, CDT

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions
12 Phyllis Lane
Rock Tavern, NY 12575
Tel: (203) 624-5225
Fax: (203) 777-9042
Email: stobias@assaabloydss.com
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Steven H. Seif, AHC, FDAI

J C Ryan EBCO/H&G, LLC
1800 New Highway
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631) 694-0008
Fax: (631) 694-1795
Email: steveseif@jcryanebco.com
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Steven M. Plotkin, AHC

Door and Hardware Supply, Inc.
205 Herbert Street
PO Box 191
Perth Amboy, NJ 08862-0191
Tel: (732) 826-6666
Fax: (732) 826-0606
Email: steve@doorandhardwareco.com
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T.G. Yoon, AHC

Doorware, Inc.
266 Jericho Turnpike
Floral Park, NY 11001-2154
Tel: (516) 354-5090
Fax: (516) 354-5102
Email: doorware266@hotmail.com
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Thomas A. Mole, AHC

Architectural Hardware, Inc.
161 21 96th Street
Howard Beach, NY 11414
Tel: (201) 432-0264
Fax: (212) 285-7110
Email: tmol507@aol.com

Vincent T. Coniglio, AHC

Door Security Solutions
of Metro Upstate New York
290 Vincent Avenue
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Tel: (201) 489-3709
Fax: (201) 489-4504
Email: vconiglio@dssnynj.com
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