About the Builder

photo of Dean, owner of Zamkro Development, LLCDean Kroll is the owner and President of ZAMKRO Development, LLC and ZAMKRO Homes.  Dean's passion for building was evident at an early age.  It was just side tracked by a very successful career spanning 33 years at the IBM Corporation where he reached the position of Sales Director.

During Dean's tenure at IBM, he earned his Construction Technology degree from Erie Community College to complement his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Ithaca College.

With degrees in hand and the dream of some day becoming a successful residential home builder, Dean tackled his first project; a complete down to the studs, move and remove walls, raised the roof remodel in the Buffalo area. The project was a success as it sold in six days to the delight of neighbors who saw their property values increase.

After many more projects, ZAMKRO Development LLC was launched in 2005 to build its first new home in Orchard Park, NY. Dean has an eye for design. "Too many houses look the same. They are all some variation of the center entrance colonial. My goal is to be different. Defined by design for today's lifestyle." ZAMKRO Homes was formed in 2016.

Dean believes "enhancing one's skills is critical to success." Recognized by the National Association of Home Builders, Dean has earned the following certifications:
  • Construction Contract and Law
  • Estimating for Builders and Professionals
  • Graduate Home Builder
  • Green Building; Building Science and Project Management
  • Home Technology Integration
  • Land Development, Site Planning and Zoning
  • Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals
  • Project Management
  • SUNY Buffalo Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership Alumni
Growing up in Williamsville, NY, and now a resident of Orchard Park, NY, Dean is married to his wonderful bride for 31 years. Dean is currently serving as the 2016 President of the Buffalo Niagara Builders Association.