David R. Beckham, AHC, FDAI
Operations Manager, Cook & Boardman Group, LLC
David Beckham, AHC, FDAI, is operations manager for the Cook & Boardman Group. As a member of DHI since 2001, David has served as an Instructor multiple times for various class courses including: Master keying, electrified hardware, take off & estimating, and AHC Exam Prep. David is currently on DHI’s Media and Editorial Board and previously served as the North Carolina Chapter President. He achieved his AHC credentials in 2006.
Dave was first introduced to doors when he worked at a local lumberyard in high school. In 1999 he went to work for a distributor, J&L Metal Doors located in the Chicago Market, where he held many positions from warehouse to sales. Thanks to the owner of J&L, he was encouraged to get involved with the industry and work toward earning the AHC credential.
In 2007 he joined Hollow Metal Specialists, a traditional Division 8 distributor. HMS was eventually acquired by Stock Building Supply, and later became part of the Cook and Boardman Group. He functioned in many roles there including Project Management, Estimating, Sales, Sales Manager, and Assistant Manager. In early 2018 Dave moved to North Carolina where he continues to work for Cook and Boardman in the corporate office as the Operations Manager.