A lifetime resident of Spokane and a graduate of Rodgers High School in 1969.Del received an Associates of Arts degree from Spokane Community Colleges in architectural drafting in 1971. He worked as a draftsman in a local architecture firm from 1971 until 1975.
In I975 Del left the drafting profession to work in the flooring and tile business at Wilson Floors. until 1985. In 1985 Pella Windows & Doors recruited Del for a sales position, he continued to work his way up to the the general manager of the Spokane Pella franchise.
Del joined Silvey Construction in 1993. His duties include estimating and project management. Additionally, Del has been in charge of $1,000,000 plus custom homes, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as dental and medical offices.