Property Management Since the mid-1970s

About Our Legacy

D & G Equity Management is one of the largest and oldest property management companies in Sonoma County. D & G 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:

Our Team

Michael DeProto – CEO, Managing REALTOR®/Broker & Commercial Property Services

License #01920878

I have been managing property in Sonoma County for 40 years. As a licensed real estate broker and active community member it has been my goal to provide safe and clean homes and commercial spaces that make people happy to be in them.

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I have been instrumental in renovating many properties, most recently the renovation of a large block of storefronts in Guerneville. It is my goal to enhance the owners investment in the property and the tenants enjoyment of it. I am a member of several community organizations including local chambers of commerce and real estate industry groups. I have been a member of Russian River Rotary for over thirty years, where I have served as President, secretary, and treasurer and worked to increase its fundraising and contributions to schools and students. I am proud of the longevity and growth of my property management business and have clients who have been with us for over thirty five years.

2016 Member of North Bay Association of REALTORS® and BAREIS MLS

Office: 707-869-0808 ext 103

Fax: 707-869-1739

Michael DeProto

Patricia Gerlach – President & Accounting

As the co-founder of D&G Equity I have worked for the last 40 years to maintain the records for our clients. We have instituted many innovations in our tracking and accounting programs. I have gone from pen and paper to state of the art database systems. Through all the changes it has always been my goal to strive for the highest degree of accuracy and clarity.

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I am an active member of the river community. Over the years I have participated in local organization including Guerneville School’s GATE program, and River to Coast Children’s Services, where I am presently the board treasurer. My greatest pleasure is to gaze off my deck at the beautiful redwood forest that surrounds me and know that this is truly my home.

Office: 707-869-0808 ext 104

Fax: 707-869-1739

Patricia Gerlach

Jill DeProto – Manager, REALTOR®/Broker, Property Management Services

License #01173800

I joined D & G Equity Management and Russian River Vacation Homes in 1986 — just in time to get a crash course in property management during a major flood! During my four decades as Manager of D & G Equity Management, our family business has expanded to include the Sebastopol, Santa Rosa, Wikiup, Windsor, and Rohnert Park areas. It has become the “go to” Property Management Company in West County.

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As both a licensed California Real Estate Broker and a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), I work with homeowner clients to improve their properties. That and building relationships with “blue ribbon” tenants are the most rewarding aspects of my job. As of April 2018, we added sales to our list of services offered. Having the property management experience provides me with a wealth of knowledge needed to be successful in the field. Whether people are finding a rental property or purchasing a house, I hold the highest level of fiduciary relationships with my clients, customers, and tenants, and it gives me great reward when they find the place they can call home.

Most people know of my passion for food and wine, horses and community service. I was a professional barrel racer and horse trainer early on and was crowned Rodeo Queen in my district in 1981. Beginning in 2005, I was a member of the Russian River Rotary Club and of the Sebastopol Sunrise Rotary Club from 2006 to 2011. I served as president from 2008 to 2009 and as Rotary District 5130 Assistant Governor from 2010 to 2011, organizing several large district events during my term. I was also honored in serving as the Rotary District Governor’s Aid. The highlight of my Rotary membership was organizing local events, including the Community Holiday Dinner where I put my culinary education to use.

These days, I am focused on the ever-changing field of Property Management and keeping current with all the Tenant/Landlord laws that come with it! And, I remain dedicated to our community.

2016 Member of North Bay Association of REALTORS® and BAREIS MLS

Office: 707-869-0808 ext 107

Fax: 707-869-1739

Email: jill@riverhomes.com

Jill DeProto

Sherry Garcia – Front Desk Receptionist and Social Media

My name is Sherry Garcia and I have been a resident of Guerneville since 2002. I was born in Sacramento and moved around most of my child hood and found that my life brought me here on the Russian River. I have the beautiful Redwoods surrounding me and the river around the corner. I am in love with my small town and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

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I met my husband here and got married in January 2005 in Tahoe. We have three fabulous children who love to play sports with and are on our local schools teams. My hobbies include: reading, watching movies, going out with my friends and taking my kids and participating in their sporting events. We rented a home from D & G back in March of 2016 and then later joined their team. I love working with the various types of homes. The area offers a lot of unique properties with the original craftsman style to tree houses, river front and mountain side properties.

Office: (707) 869-0808 ext 106

Fax: (707) 869-1739

Sherry Garcia

Naomi Flores – Front Desk Receptionist and Social Media

My name is Naomi Flores, I have lived in Northern California all my life. Having grown up in Santa Rosa, I was always fascinated by all the surrounding areas, and I knew a career in real estate was the ideal next step for me. After starting my real estate course, I became interested in learning more about all aspects of the career, especially property management.  I was drawn to D&G because of their positive review, and welcoming environment.

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Having been here for a short time I have received nothing but encouragement and enthusiasm towards continuing my education in an ever changing field.

When I am not at work, I find myself spending time with my English bulldog Cookie, traveling with my boyfriend, and advancing my photography. Having done photography for the past 6 years, I always have my camera with me and ready to capture any fun and unexpected moment that may happen.

Office: (707) 869-0623 ext 101

Fax: (707) 869-1739

Email: inquiries@dandgequity.com

Naomi Flores

Locally-Driven Sonoma County Property Management Services

High Ethical Standards

Our business was born and has grown with the highest level of ethical standards in the industry.

Building & Retaining Relationships

It’s proven when D & G is building relationships because we retain Clients who hired us decades ago still to this day.

How We Value Properties

We value and take care of properties as if they are our own. We understand our neighborhoods and protect Client’s investments.

Facts

We’ve Been in Business for Over 45 Years

You’re contacting a company that’s family-owned and local since the mid-1970s.

Our Clients are Loyal and We are Loyal Too

We have been working with some of our property owners and maintenance experts ever since we opened our doors.

We Lead With Our Values

Our customized services are more than rent collection and tenant placement to us – we are all about your success.

We Care about Our Community

Our team volunteers in many organizations, local radio, nonprofits, and Rotary Club.

We are Passionate about Building Relationships

Investing in and maintaining owner and tenant relationships makes us stewards of property ownership.

You’ll Love Our Unparalleled Service

Our talented team takes care of your unique needs every step of the way. We work hard to exceed expectations.

 See What People Are Saying About Us

4.9/5
4.9 /5
53 Reviews

Google
5.0/5
Sep 30, 2022
Google Susan
Once again D&G has found me a wonderful tenant with a minimum of stress. The tenant expressed to me what a great experience he had dealing with D&G and I concur. Professional and thorough in presentation of my property, vetting of tenants and follow through. Many thanks.
Business Owner replied on Oct 1, 2022:
Thank you Susan. We love working with you and all your participation in assisting us!

Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
D & G Equity Management
Google
5.0/5
Sep 20, 2022
Google Kourtney
Jill is absolutely Stellar! She is not only a knowledgeable professional, but she also a very personable and genuinely caring person. She is skilled and diligent and the whole process/experience for us was efficient and enjoyable because of her. Thanks again Jill, you are appreciated!
Business Owner replied on Sep 21, 2022:
Thank you Kourtney, you both really made my job easier!

Jill DeProto, Broker
Google
5.0/5
Sep 19, 2022
Google Sean
We have been doing business with D&G for over 30 years! Always prompt and professional. Would not manage a property with out them.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 17, 2022
Google Becky
Jill and Sheri were so helpful and continue to be wonderful whenever I have a question.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 17, 2022
Google Vikki
We've been working with D&G for over 10 years and they have done an excellent job of managing our home.
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 15, 2022
Jim
Everything was smooth and efficient and I'm grateful I found a place to live!
Google
5.0/5
Sep 15, 2022
Google Mary
For many years D&G Management has efficiently met the needs of my rental property. D&G is well-established and knowledgeable about the community.
Google
5.0/5
Sep 14, 2022
Google Michael
Honest, hard working, and caring, everything We needed in a real estate management company!
Business Owner replied on Sep 15, 2022:
Thank you Michael. You have been great to us and our team!

Jill DeProto
Broker DRE#01173800
Google
5.0/5
Sep 14, 2022
Google William
Jill and Sherry are always attentive to the needs of our tenant and our requests also...........They are very prompt in addressing issues and responding to inquiries. J & D have provided us with several resources for repairs and upkeep that have worked out beautifully. My husband, Bill and I highly recommend them.
Business Owner replied on Sep 16, 2022:
Hi Bill and Carol,

We are touched by your outstanding review. Our job is to uphold the highest fiduciary relationship with our clients and get the best value and fair costs. We enjoy working with you both!
Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
D & G Equity Management
Survey
5.0/5
Sep 7, 2022
Brad
The staff at D&G made viewing a rental property and submitting an application very easy. They took a personal interest in my needs, and went the extra mile to help me. They also have great systems and tools in place to make the viewing and application processes very efficient. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend D&G to a renter or landlord.
Business Owner replied on Sep 7, 2022:
Hi Brad,

Thank you for all the kind words. You were easy to work with and accommodating with providing us with the information to speed up the application process. We wish you and your family all the best!

Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
Survey
4.0/5
Sep 5, 2022
Brian
Everything has been good.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 11, 2022
Google JoAnn
Excellent, professional yet friendly communication and service. Thank you!
Google
5.0/5
Aug 9, 2022
Google Kevin
I have been using D&G Equity since 1997 with complete confidence. Their record keeping and caring for my properties has been superb and extraordinary in difficult situations and in normal everyday experiences. I completely support anyone to use their services. Roger Kevin James
Google
5.0/5
Aug 5, 2022
Google Ursuline
D&G Equity is an excellent property management company, with a very professional and knowledgeable staff. They have managed my property for over 30 years.
Google
5.0/5
Aug 5, 2022
Google A
D&G has managed my property for over 3 years, and they have done an amazing job. Very professional, upfront about costs, find good tenants, respond quickly to any communication, take good care ofy property, and they are on top of the admin. I would highly recommend D&G to a friend.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 13, 2022
Google Sandie
Quick service when I needed a plumber.
Business Owner replied on Jul 14, 2022:
Thank you Sandie!
Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
Google
5.0/5
Jun 14, 2022
Google Gary
I have used D&G for over 20 years. They are fantastic. We have multiple rental properties, and they take care of everything in the most professional way. I would never change.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 10, 2022
Google Nathan
The owners and personnel at D & G always strive to be thorough and diligent. We have enjoyed working with them the past 6 years
Business Owner replied on Jun 11, 2022:
Thank you Nathan. We appreciate your dedication to our family businesses and the care you show in your work!
Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
Survey
5.0/5
Jun 9, 2022
RJ
We have been rent thru D&G since we move here in 2013. When we lost out place in the flood of 2019, the help help us find a new place and helped us re-settle.
Business Owner replied on Jun 9, 2022:
RJ and his wonderful family have been renting from us for years and they are fantastic to work with!

Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
Survey
5.0/5
Jun 6, 2022
Keana
Always quick and responsive to any questions we may have. Everyone has been incredible throughout these past few years-thank you!
Business Owner replied on Jun 6, 2022:
Thank you so much for the review! We love working with the two of you.

Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800

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D & G Equity Management
14080 Mill Street
Guerneville, CA 95446

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D & G Equity Management
P.O. Box 418
Guerneville, CA  95446

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