Key Personnel

Daniel Bernstein - President & CEO

Since 1979, Daniel has worked with some of the highest caliber architectural and construction professionals in Los Angeles.  Concurrent with earning an undergraduate degree from UCLA in Economics, he worked as a carpenter for many large contractors in Los Angeles, building museums, high rises, and public works projects. After earning a Masters of Architecture he then started his own firm, building the houses that he designed as well as projects designed by others. This early design/build company evolved into two separate corporations, Daniel Bernstein & Associates, Inc. and DB Builders, Inc. which act as the manager of development projects and the General Contractor, respectively.

Daniel Bernstein & Associates Inc. | DB Builders Inc.

Maria Stermer - External CFO

Maria oversees the financial aspects of Daniel Bernstein & Associates Inc., and DB Builders Inc., as well as the individual project LLC’s and their respective funding obligations during the process of development and construction.  She also assists in the due-diligence process reviewing the financial expectations of each project.  Maria has 24 years in Finance and Accounting which spans a variety of different industries both as an in-house professional and consultant.   Previously, Maria was a partner at Hoffman, Stermer and Associates, an accounting consulting company.  Maria is a licensed CPA and earned her B.A. degree in English from UCLA where she also studied Economics.

Daniel Bernstein & Associates Inc. | DB Builders Inc.

Ellen Golla - Director of Acquisition and Development

Ellen joined Daniel Bernstein & Associates Inc. in 2003 in order to assist in the expansion of the company’s real estate development portfolio. Over the years she has primarily served as the Forward Planner, managing our team of professional consultants including the architects, engineers, attorneys and title officers through land entitlement and construction process.  Ellen now focuses on raw land and project acquisitions.  She holds a BA from UCSD and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from UCLA.  Prior to joining Daniel Bernstein & Associates Inc., Ellen worked as designer in Los Angeles and later in Raleigh, NC.  She designed both residential and commercial buildings including public school renovations, multi-family low income residences, multiple industrial facilities and community projects.

Daniel Bernstein & Associates Inc.

Steve Johnson - Director of Construction

Steve has 30 years of experience building housing in California, Steve is a highly talented and seasoned veteran. During his career he has built more than 1200 units of single family homes, apartments and condominiums. Although he is proficient in all areas of residential construction, his specialty is building tract homes of the highest quality. Steve came to work for DBB in April of 2002 and we are glad to welcome him back after his time at Williams Homes as our Director of Construction. He will be managing all aspects of Onsite and Offsite Construction, Purchasing, and Project Superintendents.

DB Builders Inc.

Please reload



Tel: 818-772-2626


Fax: 818-772-4747

9748 Topanga Canyon Blvd.,

Chatsworth, CA 91311

© 2011 by