Premium Supplier to the Hospitality And Lodging Industry

1.800.8.DERNIS or 800.833.7647

About Us

slider-residentialIn 1984 Dernis International opened its doors in Norfolk, Virginia operating as an importer of European marble for the residential market. Within one year, Dernis launched its fireplace division, selling pre-cut fireplace surrounds to the building products industry. By 1988 Dernis built a 30,000 square foot plant in Virginia Beach that serves as its headquarters today. Dernis experienced rapid growth in the 1990's, selling marble and granite furniture tops to companies such as Thomasville, American Drew, Kincaid, Henredon, Millender and Hinkle Harris. As production of furniture tops moved overseas, Dernis launched its Hospitality Division in 1999 and quickly expanded its offerings to include wood products such as vanity bases and kitchen cabinets for hotel guest rooms. By forming strategic relationships with national industry leaders such IHG, Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham, and Choice Hotels, Dernis positioned itself as the premier supplier of stone tops and wood products in the hospitality and lodging industry. With the residential housing boom kicking into full gear in 2006 Dernis started it Commercial division and completed many of the largest multi- family housing projects in the Mid-Atlantic.

Today, Dernis operates four separate divisions – Hospitality, Residential, Commercial and Fireplaces.  Our customers include single family home owners, residential home remodelers, home builders, hotel procurement and FF&E companies, hotel management and ownership companies, designers, architects, general contractors, developers and fireplace companies. Whether you need overseas or domestic production, our team of dedicated professionals is here to meet your needs. Please allow us the opportunity to work with you on your next project. Thank you for your interest in our company.

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what we offer

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Hospitality

Dernis has established an enviable reputation as a premium supplier of hospitality bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets & stone counter tops, and public space stone counter tops.
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Residential

Dernis has earned a reputation as the most dependable & knowledgeable natural stone company in Eastern Virginia & Northeastern North Carolina. Our custom residential group of experienced professionals works with homeowners, contractors, designers and architects.
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Commercial

The commercial division at Dernis partners with some of the most noted general contractors & developers in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Dernis specializes in jobs involving condominiums, hotels, multi family housing projects, commercial office buildings & restaurants.
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Fireplaces

As a market leader in the fireplace surround industry, Dernis partners with zero clearance fireplace distributors & installers throughout the United States.
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Our Team

  • Hamdi Zaatut

    While Hamdi is the leader of Dernis International and responsible for all aspects of the business, he spends most of his…

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  • Don H Clark, Jr.

    Don is responsible for sales management, domestic operations, and financial management of Dernis International. Don joined Dernis in 2005 and became…

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  • Stephanie Windsor

    Stephanie is part of the residential management team and sales in the Hospitality Division.  She joined Dernis in 2009.  Stephanie has…

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  • John Allard

    John is heavily involved in sales at Dernis International and is currently Vice-President of Marketing. John joined Dernis in the fall…

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  • Sharon L. Zebro

    Sharon is responsible for the daily financial operations at Dernis.  She is also responsible for the logistics management of the import…

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  • Clark Loveland

    Clark has always loved working with wood and started his own company at the early age of 16. He specialized in…

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  • Pat Armstrong

    Life long resident of Virginia Beach, Pat is a Class A contractor for 14 years and studied at Va Tech and…

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  • Cesar Rubio

    Cesar received his degree from the University of Tolima, Colombia in Business Administration. He moved to the United States in 1999…

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  • Jennifer Oliphant

    Jennifer is involved in the accounting, overseas/domestic logistics, fireplace, hospitality departments as well as employee relations at Dernis International. She is…

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  • Mohamed Zaatut

    Mohamed graduated in 2016 from ODU with a degree in Information technology. He started working for Dernis upon graduation. He works…

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  • Rontrell Brim

    Rontrell started with Dernis in 2001 and was in charge of Shipping and receiving. He is now part of our Hospitality…

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  • Kelly Medaglia

    Kelly’s background is in accounting. She relocated from Pennsylvania to Virginia Beach because of her love of the ocean. She started…

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  • John Todman

    John graduated from ODU in 1986 with a degree in Fine Arts. He has worked in the building industry since 1989…

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