"I wouldn't expect you to entrust something as important as your home to strangers, so I want you
to know more about me."
- National Pinnacle Design Silver Award for a Whole House Renovation (2002)
- Chrysalis Award for Best Kitchen Project (2004)
Remodelers Best of the Midwest Design
Award for Kitchen
- COTY Award for Residential Exterior Design (2005)
- Featured on HGTV’s popular show
Before & After
- Qualified Remodeler Master Design Award (2006)
- Chrysalis Award for Kitchen over 100,000 (2007)
- COTY Award for Kitchen/Porch/Mudroom (2007)
I started my career in remodeling as a carpenter.
There is no question that this background and experience has made me a better designer. When I enter a
home, I quite literally have X-Ray vision. I know how
the space was put together. I understand the fundamentals of structural engineering.
Yet it takes more than this to be a successful
professional building designer.
It is important to study architectural history,
particularly the various styles of traditional residential architecture, so you understand proper proportion,
balance and style. I have an instinct for space
planning. I study and pay attention to flow, patterns of living and lifestyle.
I am ever vigilant to what is new and available
in cabinets, plumbing fixtures, fireplaces, appliances, surface materials etc. so I can make educated
recommendations and suggestions to my clients.
This includes an understanding of best practices
and current trends relating to universal design. Too often, significant money is spent on home improvements that overlook the subtle, but all-too-important
design details that would age-proof the work and seamlessly incorporate the extra comfort and ease of use that
everyone should enjoy.
I understand the basics of HVAC, electrical and
plumbing systems. Additionally, it is important to know how to use and detail the installation of various types
of building materials.
I have a passion for design and an eye for
detail. My experience is vast with familiarity designing projects across a broad range of
styles and budgets. You can count on my ability to deliver award-winning design with integrity and