Celebrating 40 Years!

Serving the Sonoma County community we call home.

About Us


D&G Equity Management is one of the largest and oldest property management companies in Sonoma County. D&G Equity Management was founded in 1982 by owners Michael DeProto, a licensed California real estate broker, and Patricia Gerlach. Michael and Patty, a husband and wife team, built the business from the ground up into the vibrant, successful full-service property management company it is today. Their two daughters, Jill and Ellen, have joined the family business. Jill is also a licensed real estate broker.

We have an important role in our community to provide healthy housing to qualified individuals. D&G knows the important role of conscientious property management and is committed to ensuring that we provide excellent customer service. Our extraordinary staff is dedicated to finding the best home for our customer and the best tenant for our client.

We have long term clients whom have been working with us since the company was founded and continue their loyalty to this day. We feel having a line of open communication with both our clients and tenants is one of the many reasons for our longevity.

Our high expectations inspire our clients to improve their properties. Maintaining and upgrading the properties attracts the desirable, happy tenant. Our experience is that a happy tenant will take care of the property as if it were their own.

We have several, innovative ways of advertising D & G. Beyond our own, always current, website: dandgequity.com; we place our listings on numerous websites. We personally take the photos of each home, capturing the features that a qualified individual is seeking. We create the ads ourselves, with a keen eye to making sure that all photos represent the property accurately. We take pride in the presentation of all our homes.

D & G and Russian River Vacation Homes staff members connect with our community by being volunteers in many organizations, from the local radio station and nonprofit agencies, to our Rotary club.

For further information please contact the following:

Michael DeProto – CEO, Managing Broker, Commercial Property Services & Inquires
Patricia Gerlach – President, Accounting
Jill DeProto – Manager, Property Management Services, Licensed Broker
Naomi Huffstutter – Office Operations, Rental Inquiries, Licensed Broker
Kevin M. Nutt – Inspections & Maintenance