After attending University of Michigan and settling in Ann Arbor, Dave entered the real estate business as a sales associate in 1974. He joined the Reinhart Company as a Sales Manager in 1979. In 1994 he purchased the company. He oversaw significant growth in both sales offices and the sales force, and also established Ann Arbor Mortgage Company with Bill Holmes in 1996. In 2001 he sold minority interests in the Reinhart Co. to Marsha Volchoff and Bill Miller. In 2013 Reinhart became part of the Real Estate One Family of Companies.
A resident of Scio Township for more than 40 years, Dave and his wife, Louise have raised two sons. Louise is well known locally as an art teacher. Dave has served on many non-profit boards. Most prominently as Chair of the Ann Arbor Community Foundation, the Board of the Washtenaw Housing Alliance, and as a Co-Chair of the United Way of Washtenaw campaign.