Originally from Coeur d’Alene, Aaron graduated from Lake City High School in 2007 and went on to study Business Administration at Gonzaga University, where he earned a degree in Finance & Marketing. He was very active on campus throughout college; Senior year serving as President of the Ski Club and even a member of the Gonzaga Cheerleading Team. After graduating with honors, he began working for local Spokane real estate developer, Gerry Dicker of GVD Development. After a year with GVD in Spokane following graduation, Aaron then took an opportunity to join a fast-growing tech company in the San Francisco area, Wildfire Interactive, which was quickly acquired by Google where he worked until 2015.
It was in 2015 that Aaron decided to leave tech and pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Leaving Google, he spent the next year competing in the Ironman triathlon circuit and skiing across the west coast, looking for the right place to settle & start his business. Choosing Denver, Aaron began networking in pursuit of the right business opportunity. After many months of exploring ideas & recognizing his passion for working with people and project management, Aaron settled on the Home Service industry focusing on a huge need in the Denver Metro, decks & fences. With the assistance of his new mentor Curtis Welch, a general contractor of 40 years and owner of Advanced Construction Management, Aaron founded Denver Deck Pros. For the next 3 years, Denver Deck Pro’s served the Denver area. Focused on hiring Veterans, Aaron’s team grew — even helping one homeless veteran find both employment on the team and a home —Denver Deck Pros was proud to maintain a solid 5-Star reputation throughout its existence. After getting married, in 2018 Aaron decided to close Denver Deck Pro’s — and in short time Direct Siding was born.
Direct Siding was founded with the purpose of creating a great customer experience in an industry that often lacked great project management. From awesome communication and no-pressure design consultation, Direct Siding has created a 5-star customer experience in the exterior transformation process.
Since 2019, Direct Siding has quickly grown to compete with the best exterior renovation companies in Colorado, earning the prestigious James Hardie Alliance “Elite Preferred” award, a solid 5 Star Google rating with 24 verified reviews, and awards from HomeAdvisor as a Top-Rated service provider. Serving customers within a few hour radius of the Denver Metro, Direct Siding has an impressive portfolio of work to view on its website and social media channels.
Family-owned & operated, Aaron’s father Scott Mote manages the office. In Colorado, his once-mentor now Branch Manager Curtis Welch oversees the Denver area team. In Southern Idaho, his older brother Cory is now assisting with sales and operations.