About Us


In 1985, Daniel H. Ortega opened up Ace Refrigeration, Heating, & Cooling, a full service heating and cooling company in Boise, Idaho. Successfully building this company through 1997, he added plumbing to his expertise, and worked through 2004 on the Indian Reservations throughout Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah under Navajo Housing Authority and Bureau of Indian Affairs programs. During this time, he hired a 100% Native American staff.

After devoting 8 years to work on the reservation, Daniel received his General Contractor’s license in the State of Arizona, and he and his wife, Lauri, who is responsible for the business’ bookkeeping, moved their new business, DH Ortega Construction, LLC (DHOC), dba Dano Builders, full time to Show Low, Arizona. In Show Low, DHOC completed many residential new-builds (including a hangar home at Silver Creek Airpark) and commercial projects including a new Griffin’s Propane office and shop and two 20,000 square foot hangar buildings at the Show Low Regional Airport.

DHOC received its HUBZone certification in 2009 and its 8(a) certification in 2013 and since 2009 has completed 40+ federally funded projects for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, National Park Service, National Forest Service, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and Bureau of Reclamation.

AZ ROC 192580
UT # 7025634-5501
8(a) Certified 305668
HUBZone Certification # 36855

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