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40 years 


Celebrating 40 years of DASA 

This year we are celebrating 40 fantastic years of DASA.  We have lots planned to celebrate this important milestone, but this week we held a very special party for our head office team and field engineers at our local pub. 40 years providing a best in class service to our customers, here we thought we’d give you a whistle stop tour of our history.


Where it all began

In 1982 Darryl Gartley, founded the business, undertaking drainage default works for local councils, operating from a small premises in Manchester.

Darryl was passionate about establishing a business that would deliver a value added service,  exceeding client expectations by investing heavily in technology and recruiting the very best and highly trained colleagues.


Along the way

In 1990 we began working with one of UK’s leading insurance companies – Guardian Royal Exchange (GRE) now AXA.  AXA still remain one of our largest clients 30 years later.

Our work with AXA established us in the insurance industry and this continued to grow, we now work with some of the countries largest insurers and their wider supply chains, loss adjustors, surveyors and many more.

In addition to our work with insurers, we also operate in a number of other industries and sectors including;  facilities management, education, housing and  niche areas such as, high net worth, unusual and historical properties.


The future

DASA has, in the last 18 months, achieved the largest growth in its history and we are now providing a national service to some of the countries biggest insurers.

Although we are now much larger than we were in 1982, the family ethos is embedded into our core values and approach.

Our vision is to continue to improve the customer experience, control cost and lifecycles, find innovative solutions to restoring damaged properties, offer sustainable and environmentally friendly services and continue to exceed customer expectations.