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:; 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 / email:
  • Patricia Gerlach – President, Accounting / email:
  • Jill DeProto – Secretary Manager, Property Management Services, Licensed Broker / email:
  • Sherry Garcia – Inquires, General Maintenance, Inspections, Front Office Operations / email:

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


Jill DeProto

Sherry Garcia – Inquiries – General Maintenance – Inspections

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

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.


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
36 Reviews

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
Jun 9, 2022
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
Jun 6, 2022
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
Jun 6, 2022
Needed repair in shower. Plumber was timely and fixed problem. Fast response time by D & G
Jun 6, 2022
Great sense of urgency in handling maintenance issue.
Jun 5, 2022
Google Russ
I’ve been renting from D&G for the past 3 years or so. And It has been nothing but a positive experience for me. They have been very prompt about fixing things that breakdown or are not right .And recently I had some surgery which incapacitated me for a few months. Jill was kind enough to hook me up with an agency to help pay my rent for a few months while I recuperated. I whole heartedly reccomend D&G . Regards Russ Darden
Mar 12, 2022
Google Peter
Love D&G as a plumber they make it simple with getting repairs completed on a timely manner.
Mar 11, 2022
Communication has been great. And if any action needs to be taken or repairs needed, they handle them in a timely manner.
Business Owner replied on Mar 11, 2022:
Hi Karrie,

Thank you for the review! We are pleased that everything is working properly!

Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
Mar 8, 2022
i didnt even know they came and put a new light in till i cam home when it was dark. thank you
Business Owner replied on Mar 8, 2022:
Your welcome James! Thank you for the review!

Jill DeProto
Broker #01173800
Feb 20, 2022
Very professional office. Love my place and plan on staying for a while. Maintenance requests are always completed in a timely manner.
Feb 11, 2022
Google Yvette
D&G is an exceptional rental agency. They have been very responsive to our needs for maintenance on our restaurant. They have gone above and beyond to assist. The concern they have shown us to helping us get our restaurant open has been amazing. We are forever grateful to them. I highly recommend them.
Feb 9, 2022
They are professional and make sure the area is clean before leaving. I am happy that they provide this service for our neighborhood.
Business Owner replied on Feb 10, 2022:
Hi Dano,

Thank you for the 5 star review. You have been a long term residence of D & G !

Jill DeProto, Broker #01173800
D & G Equity Management
Jan 20, 2022
Excellent experience. Happy to be renting from one of your clients. Keep up the great work
Jan 12, 2022
Getting me into a home was seamless, the home was prepared for my family and the D&G staff were very professional and personable! I highly recommend D&G equity.
Jan 11, 2022
Google Joey
I have been a tenant for three years in two properties with D & G Equity. My experience has been superb. Jill and Sherry are quick to respond to any communication, maintenance issues are responded to with a sense of urgency, and all interactions have been a pleasant experience. Jill and Sherry are great at what they do and I highly recommend any prospective tenant seeking a rental property to rent through D & G!
Jan 10, 2022
They have been so wonderful to us. Have repaired or maintenances all that has needed repaired.
Jan 7, 2022
The guys are great. It would, however, be nice to know when they are going to show up, as we have to let them into the backyard.
Dec 18, 2021
Excellent, prompt and professional response.
Dec 7, 2021
D and G Equity always are quick to respond with any maintenance request. Excellent property management company.
Nov 13, 2021
I discovered that my electric sub panel is connected to the lights in the hallway and the yoga studio which means I am paying for their electricity. Also, have we decided to keep the planter box? It is overgrown and I would like to use that space to display art. Thanks. Mark.

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Street Address

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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