Ann Arbor - Our Team

The DreamMaker Ann Arbor Team

With a dedication to superior craftsmanship and ethical excellence, our team of specialists deliver a design that meets your specific needs, while communicating consistently throughout the entire remodeling process. You can feel secure that your project will be completed in the most efficient manner possible with minimal disruption to your life. Plus, our foundation in honest, ethical business practices makes us the professionals you can trust to give you the home you've always wanted.

Keep scrolling to meet the team.

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Lee Willwerth

General Manager/Owner

Lee Willwerth

Lee helped found DreamMaker Ann Arbor in 2004. Since then he has been directly involved in nearly every aspect of the business. As co-owner with his wife Brenda, Lee works to create a place where his employees thrive as they improve the lives and homes of DreamMaker clients. He is proud that it has grown over the years into a company that truly lives up to its mission: creating great environments for great people; both employees and customers. When he is not working, Lee enjoys mission work, traveling with his wife and family, fishing, and all things aviation-related! He has been a private pilot since the age of 17 and enjoys flying his plane when the weather is nice (a rarity in Michigan). The rest of the year, you can find him in the shop driving rivets on the plane he is building.

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Brenda Willwerth

Accounting/HR Manager/Owner

Brenda Willwerth

With over 25 years of accounting experience, her attention to detail, her cost-consciousness, and high level of integrity, Brenda is the right fit for DreamMaker’s accounting and human resources roles. She enjoys providing timely and relevant analysis and working with the team to grow the company. She has been happily married for almost 30 years and has two children in college. They live in a divided house because one attends Michigan State University, and one attends the University of Michigan. Outside of work, she enjoys working out, traveling, and mission work.

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Shannon Janeczek

Marketing Manager

Shannon Janeczek

With more than two decades of marketing and event planning experience, including strategy and digital media, Shannon joined DreamMaker in February 2019. She loves to show and tell the stories of our highly satisfied clients, and enjoys finding new ones. She is an Eastern Michigan grad, has been married for almost 13 years, and they have two active kids and a crazy Australian Cattledog. Shannon is also a Sunday School assistant, and passionately watches football (both Michigan State and the New England Patriots).  When she’s not doing that, she enjoys writing, reading, watching movies, and supports the March of Dimes in any way she can.

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Betty Lane

Sales-Designer

Betty Lane

As a native of the Ann Arbor area, with a degree in Interior Design from Eastern Michigan University, Betty has over 20 years of experience in the local remodeling industry, concentrating on kitchens and baths. She enjoys helping clients achieve their dream of a beautiful space with lots of functionality. Her experience allows her to help guide clients through the decision making and design process effortlessly. When not at work, Betty loves spending time with her husband and two spoiled cats, quilting, reading, and gardening. She also travels as often as possible to Seattle to visit her two grown sons.

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Tiffany Soldan

Sales-Designer

Tiffany Soldan

Tiffany grew up in a small town with a passion for home design and love for city life. She loves to think outside the box, creating beautiful spaces that can be enjoyed for years to come. When Tiffany is not designing, she can be found spending time with her sons or with her family up north, enjoying the great outdoors.

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Kami Michels

Sales-Designer

Kami Michels

Kami is a vintage-furniture-loving mom to two rambunctious boys. Her red hair, eyebrow piercing and tattoos let people know that she believes the design process should first and foremost be fun. Her approach is to maximize the function of the space, while making it “sexy,” as she likes to say. She moved to Ann Arbor in 1997 to attend the University of Michigan, where she earned her BFA in Sculpture. She later attended Eastern Michigan University for an MS in Interior Design. Kami is proud of her geekiness, and brings a high level of genuine creativity to her clients. Her inspired designs have earned numerous awards and features on Houzz.

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Marde Doolan

Designer

Marde Doolan

Marde has been re-creating spaces ever since she can remember. But her parents did not share their eight-year-old’s enthusiastic suggestions for remodeling their home. Eventually she chose to obtain a bachelor’s degree to pursue Interior Design professionally, because she realized she could never own enough homes to satisfy all of the styles that appealed to her. Living more than 18 years on the west coast gives Marde a unique perspective on design. She creates fresh and exciting spaces that work fluidly with the clients’ needs, which in turn reinforces her dedication to her craft – and her award-winning designs are evidence of that passion.

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Sean Dugan

Lead Carpenter

Sean Dugan

Sean has over 21 years of experience, seven of those with DreamMaker. When he is not working, he is at the ice rink five days a week for his childrens’ hockey teams, and enjoys custom cars and camping.

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Carl Space

Production Assistant

Carl Space

Carl has worn a lot of different hats in the home remodeling business over the last 10 years. In his free time, he hangs out with his pitbull/mastiff Simon, and likes to golf.

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Ryan Jahr

Lead Carpenter

Ryan Jahr

Ryan is an experienced carpenter with 15 years experience working in the home remodeling field. He’s been with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Ann Arbor for 10 years, and says what he loves most about his job is being a part of a company that treats employees like family. In his free time, he’s always working on his own home, playing golf, or watching movies.

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Gerry Davids

Lead Carpenter

Gerry Davids

Gerry has 24 years experience and it shows in his quick and thorough craftsmanship. He’s spent over 5 years at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen and says it’s the “good people” that makes being a DreamTeam member so great. In his spare time, he enjoys football, family and shooting guns.

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Dave Burke

Lead Carpenter

Dave Burke

Dave has 25 years experience and 9 of those have been spent with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Ann Arbor. When Dave isn’t building and putting together the best kitchens and baths in Ann Arbor, he is golfing and spending time with his family. He also seems to spend a lot of time on US-23 during road construction; so much so, that he listed it as a hobby!

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Jerry Brush

Lead Carpenter

Jerry Brush

With 35 years experience, Jerry has spent the last five of those years with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Ann Arbor. He says it’s the leadership that makes going to work every day so great. When he’s not crafting the perfect room for your house, you can find him on the golf course, camping, or spending time with his grandkids.

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Kyle Davids

Lead Carpenter

Kyle Davids

Kyle loves spending time with his family, which is perfect, because he gets to work with his dad, lead carpenter Gerry Davids, quite a bit. When he’s not working or spending time with his family, you can find him catching up on football or tubing down a river.

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Matt Strahan

Assistant Carpenter

Matt Strahan

Matt has become a vital part of the team as an assistant carpenter. When he’s not working, he likes to golf, fish, and work on his truck.

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Phil Boyd

Quality Manager

Phil Boyd

Phil is that quintessential “Jack of All Trades.” His varied experience in printing, auto body work, farming, and construction makes him the guy we go to with our weird questions. Phil also teaches at the local community college, is a scratch bowler, and likes to work on his Fords.


David “DJ” Spannagel

Assistant Carpenter

David “DJ” Spannagel

DJ has been working the industry for a year, and has been married for eight years. They have three kids, three dogs, two cats, and four chickens. When he’s not at work, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and working on cars.

He says, “What I like about DreamMaker is that there seemed to be a lot of opportunity, and the way the employees are treated also appealed to me.”


Tammy Purol

Client Ambassador

Tammy Purol

Tammy has been in the design industry for 16 years. She enjoys being the best aunt in her family, and wants to be outdoors when she’s not at work — snowboarding, kayaking, or hiking. Tammy says she also loves to laugh, so she encourages everyone to share their jokes. She says, “What I like about DreamMaker is that everyone seems to work together. I wanted to be part of the team!”


Courtney Arnold

Production Administrator

Courtney Arnold

Courtney comes to DMBK with over 10 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry. She worked for a big-box retail store, doing design work and managing the Kitchen and Bath areas. Then she then worked as a design assistant and office manager for Exquisite Kitchen Designs in South Lyon, MI.
She lives with her partner of 20 years, their two college-age children, two cats and a dog. In her spare time, she loves to visit escape rooms, enjoys live music, and practices yoga. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves spending time hiking or hanging out near a lake as well.
Courtney also serves as the Treasurer for the Sparrow Freedom Project, a local 501(c)(3) focused on supporting human trafficking survivors and their children.

Marsha Calus

Sales/Design Manager

Marsha Calus

Marsha graduated from South Lyon High School, and studied interior design at Eastern Michigan University. While attending school, Marsha snagged a job specializing in residential bathroom design. By graduation, she was designing kitchens as well.

A few years later, Marsha saw that South Lyon was in need of more options for design and remodeling. She took a leap of faith and started a business from her kitchen table with a laptop and a software program.

Seven years later, Exquisite Kitchen Designs was busier than ever, so she decided that being part of the DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen family, alongside her husband, Matt – would give her more time to do what she loved, without the responsibility of all the backend business needs as well.

When she’s not designing gorgeous interiors, Marsha can be found at various sporting events with her three young children, working out, and supervising the construction of their new home.

 


Matt Calus

Operations Manager

Matt Calus

For the last 17 years, Matt has worked as a firefighter/ paramedic/SWAT medic and training officer. He and his wife Marsha live in Howell, but are planning a move to Green Oak Township this fall. They have three kids: Christopher, who is 9, Callan, who is 7, and Caila, who will be 3 next week. The boys keep them busy with travel baseball, and the kids will all start jujitsu soon.
In his spare time, Matt will stay on part-time with Green Oak Township Fire Department, as a Sergeant and Training Officer. Matt is also a new beekeeper, and is training their German Shepherd, Onyx, to do scent work.
Matt says, “I am very excited to be starting this new chapter!” We’re glad to have you – and welcome!

Macy Stutzman

Designer

Macy Stutzman

Macy grew up in a small town, on a farm, and outside of work, she enjoys working out, DIY projects like rehabbing old furniture, spending time with her husband, and playing with their two dogs. She also says that “the atmosphere, location, and opportunity of DreamMaker all appealed to me.”


Deborah Manchester

Bookkeeper

Deborah Manchester

Having been a professional accountant for eight years before taking time out from her career to raise her two children, Debra is thrilled to join the DreamMaker team.

Her nature-loving family enjoys playing outdoors. They are guardians to a dog, a cat, a horse, and to countless wild creatures that visit their home in the woods. Debra finds additional fulfillment in her roles as a Stephen Minister at First Presbyterian in Saline, and as a volunteer with Free Mom Hugs. She also enjoys reading and writing when time allows.


Garrett Hall

Assistant Carpenter

Garrett Hall

Garrett Hall, our newest carpenter, has been in the industry for nine years, a lot of that time running his own construction business. In his spare time (now that he’ll have some!), he is also finishing off a remodel/build on a house with his girlfriend, and snowboarding around the world with his brothers. Garrett said DreamMaker appealed to him because of the work/life balance and growth opportunities.

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