I took my first bicycle apart before I learned to ride it. Fortunately, I’m also good at putting things back together. That’s how I discovered my aptitude for creating things.
My father was a DIYer – I watched him tackle all kinds of things around the house and that’s how I learned to use tools. Shortly after the bicycle incident, he started locking his tool box, to stop my constant tinkering. Parent-approved building started at about 8, when I began building model cars and airplanes. I learned to formally see the pieces and design the whole by earning an engineering degree from University of Illinois.
Fortunately I had a mentor earlier in his career who insisted that every engineer who designed something had to be involved in implementing it. That approach reinforced my conviction that the best designers can build and the best builders can design. The design + build philosophy became a cornerstone in my business.
The distance from a Houzz photo on a Pinterst board to a happy kitchen filled with new aromas and the laughter of family is measured in inches. Engineering starts with a problem that leads to ideas. The best of them become the design. The solution happens because a top-notch project manager gets the materials, manages the schedule and the people and completes the project. My Designed for You™ process follows this path.
I love detail, form and function, and of working with my hands. So I’ve crafted a solid kitchen & bath design + build business — going strong since 2006.
I call it Momentum Construction. I saw it in my head before my clients did. I do the same now for my clients. I’d love to build a beautiful space for you.