780.490.7870 [email protected]

About Us

Established in


 The DDL Group has operated in the Architectural Openings Marketplace striving to be the leading provider of architectural, security, fire and life safety product solutions.

Our regional coverage today includes Western Canada, Yukon, Northwest Territories; not to exclude our involvement with projects at the national and international level. Today our full circle experience provides industry related design services including specification writing, consulting, inspections, product solutions sales & manufacturer relations. Experience also includes Executive Level Management and Ownership since 1983.

Through our value-added service package, we offer specialized consulting, third party project management, security, door inspections along with knowledge-based support of product solution partners.

Our scope includes Doors, Frames, Builders Hardware, Security, Electric Locking Systems, Access/Egress Control – wired and wireless deployment strategies, Building System Monitoring and Integration.

Our Mission

DDL Group strives to be the leading provider of architectural, security, fire and life safety product solutions.
We extend to our stakeholders; which include owners, facility management, architects, engineers, designers, contractors, dealers, distributors, suppliers and end users.
Our experience includes built environment sectors: Education, Institutional, Industrial, Health Care, Government, Commercial, Industrial and Mixed Use/Multi-Family

Our Objectives


Relationship building with our manufacturers, addition of new alliances or role players,

Providing Value and Earning customer respect and loyalty

Utilizing today’s technology to continually improve upon information delivery, efficiency, accuracy and effectiveness.

Conduct day to day business in a professional, ethical, confidential, and courteous manner.

Best Practice Education, seminars and presentations to stake holders

Value Added Package

•Our Deliverables include
We pride ourselves on partnering with key manufacturers that provide the finest of quality of products, options and functions, and custom applications unique to your facility needs.
•Door Security,  Architectural, Fire and Life Safety Product and Consulting Solutions
•Alliances with Manufacturer Product Solution Partners, we provide product awareness, deployment and best practices applications
•Code Compliancy, Security Assessments, Fire and Egress Door Inspections, Pre-occupancy and Life Cycle 

Project Team

Don Lopatka, AHC/CET/FDAI

Don Lopatka, AHC/CET/FDAI

Founder / Project Team Lead

Shannon Moran, FDAI

Shannon Moran, FDAI


Casey Choma

Casey Choma


Related Education

•We believe that offering this package supported by the resources of 36 plus years in house industry experience, provides great value to our client base. 

•accredited  Architectural Hardware Consultant (AHC) 

•Fire Door Assembly Inspector (FDAI) of the Doors and Hardware Institute (DHI)

Western Canada & The Territories

Ask us about your project today!