Dennis began his career with Norm Bloom and Son in 1997 at the age of 21. He quickly learned the ins and outs of the industry working along side Norm and his small crew. After working in Norwalk for a few years, he joined Patty, Art and Jay in New Haven. Dennis spent five years with these incredible mentors learning about the clamming industry from Patty and welding skills from Jay.
When Dennis returned back to Norwalk he remembers seeing Norm trying to repair a dredge and said, “I can do that for you”. Norm then handed the tool over to Dennis and was blown away at how well he operated the machinery. From that day on Dennis became Copps Island’s head maintenance man, specializing in welding, engine repairs and boat repairs. He learned from only the best and always strived for perfection. During his time away from the boatyard, Dennis coaches team Aguilas with his brother Jonny. When he’s not cheering for his own team he is rooting for Barcelona!