Deborah Hopewell De Clercq, President
Deb is President of greenbox-is, a nationally certified woman owned business enterprise, and is passionate about manufactured construction solutions. She is also President of De Clercq Office Group, a certified women owned Knoll furniture dealership in Hamden and Hartford, Connecticut. Deb brings over 25 years of management experience in the contract furniture industry. Deb excels at team building and creating solutions that are client driven and cost effective.
Deb is a member of REFA and SIOR and a marketing graduate of American University in Paris. Deb was involved in a mentoring program at Project Return in Westport and continues mentoring a graduate of the program.
Dan De Clercq, Managing Director
Dan is Managing Director at greenbox-is. Dan has been in the office furniture industry since graduating college and playing one summer of professional baseball in Florida. Since 1988, Dan has served as Founder and Managing Director of De Clercq Office Group, a global office furniture distributor and furniture management firm.
Dan has a Master's in Corporate Sustainability and Social Responsibility from Green Mountain College, ranked third nationality in sustainability degree programs. Dan is an Associate Professor and gives back by teaching online undergrad business courses to returning students who stopped their education due to financial or personal reasons. Dan is also on the Board of Trustees for a small private college and is chair of the Diversity and Inclusion committee.
Maureen Funke, Director Business Development
After 17 years of construction project management and business development experience, Maureen joined the greenbox-is team in 2018 as our DIRTT Champion and Director of New Business Development. During her building career Maureen managed over a billion dollars of construction projects for leading national construction companies. Maureen grew up in the Hudson Valley of NY and earned her B.S. in Civil Engineering from The State University of New York at Buffalo. Shortly after leaving Buffalo she landed in CT where she now lives with her husband and three children. Maureen has a passion for organic relationship building, client satisfaction, and efficient collaboration, bringing a host of skills to the greenbox-is team.
Maureen gives back by serving her community in many ways, she’s a member of the Board of the Bridgeport Economic Development Corporation, the PTA at her children’s schools, her local church as well as being a sustained supporter of the CT Food Bank and Share Our Strength.
Jose Cardoso Jr., Senior Project Executive
Jose joined greenbox-is at our inception. As our Senior Project Executive, Jose has lead our project management team to great success by applying his vast field knowledge of construction and architecture. Prior to joining the greenbox-is team Jose spent nearly a decade as a Project Manager at a Connecticut architectural firm. He is a versatile Project Manager with extensive experience with commercial, public, and private projects ranging between $1 million - $78 million.
Jose has been closely involved with the ACE Mentor Program for the past 9 years and is currently transitioning to continue his involvement with the local New Haven Chapters of the ACE Mentor Program. The ACE Mentor Program's mission is to engage, excite, and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.
Amjad Almidani, Project Manager / ICE Designer
Amjad joined greenbox-is in 2015 as one of the first employees! Amjad brings nearly a decade of design and project management experience to our team with a focused passion for bringing organic design together with cutting edge technology. Amjad collaborates with our clients as a project manager and 3D designer. Born and raised in Syria, Amjad received a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Yarmouk Private University. In addition, Amjad is currently earning his Master’s Degree in Construction Management at Central Connecticut State University. Amjad’s early career was as a Designer and Project Manager for a residential development company. In this role he handled all aspects of design and construction, giving him a deep and practical field knowledge for interior fit-up.
Throughout his life Amjad has been called to serve those around him. Before coming to the US, Amjad began his work helping refugees by building camps on the Syrian-Lebanese border. He has graciously continued this work here in the States and founded Life Line Collaborative Organization, a Not for Profit Organization focused on the education of and resource matching for refugees finding themselves in a whole new world!
Hajrolda Beshi, Project Manager / ICE Designer
Haj brings vibrancy, creativity, passion and a competitive edge to her design and project management role - not to mention a contagious smile. Born in Albania, she moved to the States as a young child and grew up in Connecticut. Haj has always had a passion for art and design. As a graduate of Paier College of Art with a BA in Interior Design, Haj spent her early career as an Interior Designer with a well-known leading firm in New Haven. There she specialized in corporate and education Interior Design. Haj joined greenbox-is in 2017 and has expanded the markets we serve with her balance of design and practicality. Haj has a dual role as a 3D Designer and a Project Manager… and our clients love her!!
Haj gives back to her community as a compassionate health and wellness coach. She is an accomplished athlete, team player, and nature lover.
Amanda Henriques, ICE Designer
With almost 10 years of industry experience, Amanda is multifaceted having explored several venues of interior design. Starting her career in event design and moving shortly after into high end residential, she learned the importance of nurturing client relationships by understanding their personal style and function of their space. In recent years, Amanda transitioned into a Project Manager role where she specialized in corporate and retail design. Her personalized approach to working closely with project stakeholders allowed her the opportunity to help establish or rebrand retail prototypes. She has gained valuable in-the-field construction knowledge, and understands the process that it takes to reach a final product, prior to, and while implementing a design. It was in this role that Amanda was introduced to DIRTT and knew that the intention to “build better” and the values that this company stood for were exactly what she wanted to be a part of!
In her new role as a Designer with greenbox-is, she hopes to bring her positive energy and support the team as they continue to grow and reach new markets.
Briar Nolin, Account Coordinator
Briar brings more than twenty years business experience to her role as Account Coordinator with De Clercq Office Group and greenbox-is. Briar grew up on the South Shore of Boston and relocated to CT in the late nineties. Since then Briar has applied her broad skill set to managing accounts, training, proposal and project coordination in manufacturing, telecommunications and furniture industries. Briar is a detail oriented team player with the clients’ best interests at hand. In her role as Account Coordinator Briar assists the team with custom order materials, order entry, tracking and scheduling deliveries.
Briar gives back to her community through her local philanthropic efforts. Briar loves spending time with her daughter along with spending time walking and hiking and is a hobby potter!
Where to find us
36 Huyshope Avenue
Hartford, CT, 06106
34 Sequassen Street
Hartford, CT, 06106
P: 860 969 8050
1227 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT, 06517
P: 203 230 9144