Warren J. Horton Jr., The owner of Virginia Beach Marble & Co and long-time friend of Dernis International, joined the Dernis team in February 2022 and currently serves as a Sales Executive.
With over 25 years of experience, Warren got his start in the Cultured Marble Industry in 1996 at the tender age of 18. Throughout the years, he has successfully negotiated, secured and managed over 10 million dollars of both Federal and State contracts along with 6 million in the Private Sector. Although his area of expertise begins with assisting Minority Business Owners in marketing and selling to Federal, State and Local governments with strategic solutions his Class A license in commercial and residential construction has proven to be a key to his foundation that has allowed him to increase his success and profitability with over 85 companies.
When finding new business opportunities; including new markets, Warren studies: Potential areas of growth, analyzes trends and consumer interests of products and services. By doing so, he becomes familiar with existing strategies and practices and is able to identify areas for improvement and aid each entity in developing an innovative approach to formulate the best course of action; ultimately achieving the desired goal, to help companies grow.
Warren’s ideals were founded on the belief that, regardless of the industry or size of the business, acquiring a deep understanding of profitable planning, seamless transitions and a clear strategy forward will produce endurance and financial success.
Warren, has always been fascinated by the rise of a new middle class in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. While living in a time of such rapid growth, he projects there will be around 30 million new members joining the global contracting industry and considers this to be one of the most powerful and long-term entrepreneurial opportunities of our lifetime.