Designing someone’s home is an intense personal journey and I have a profound respect for the process. As a Residential Designer, I love to understand each family’s personal lifestyle, needs, dreams, and desires. Ideas from these brainstorming sessions evolve into home designs that are livable and functional. Design innovations are constantly evolving and I am committed to finding new ways to create fresh and original homes that masterfully blend classic elements, trendy innovations and comfortable floor plans that make a house become a home.
I graduated from Ferris State University in 1999 with a degree in Residential Design. After graduation I worked in Grand Rapids, Michigan for 2 years with various custom home builders and then in Charlotte, North Carolina for 4 years for a Residential Architecture Firm that also provided stock plans all over the country. After working my way up in these firms I decided to go out on my own and become a Self- Employed Residential Designer so I could better serve my customers and builders with a more hands on approach. Through the years I have designed everything from 10,000 square feet European Chateaus to 1000 square foot homes, additions and renovations and a portfolio of plans for builders to use for developments and condominiums.
Typically the design process is started with a meeting with the client or a builder to determine a design vision, budget and style. Using AutoCAD, I will then take these preliminary design notes and work with the clients and turn them into working Construction Documents to create a one-of-a-kind design that fits their lifestyle. I pride myself in staying abreast of current architectural trends and merging style with function.
A full set of construction documents includes a foundation plan, foundation details, floor plans, all 4 elevations and a roof plan.
I have been a self-employed Residential Designer for over 20 years. Over these years I have created a portfolio of a variety design styles. From Urban Farmhouse, Lake and Golf course community driven plans, Luxury European designs, Ranch and Two- story designs, Remodels and Renovations, Modern style plans and designs for active adult lifestyle.
I take great care in creating a relationship with every client and becoming a faithful steward of their dreams. Below is a small sample of my work. If you are interested in getting started with having me design your home, please contact me and we can start the process of creating your dream home.
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