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.
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.
Ryan is an experienced carpenter with over 15 years experience working in the home remodeling field. He’s been with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen in Ann Arbor for over 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.
Gerry has over 25 years of construction experience and it shows in his quick and thorough craftsmanship. He’s spent more than 10 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.
Dave has over 25 years of construction experience and 10 of those have been spent with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. When Dave isn’t building and putting together the best kitchens and baths, he is golfing and spending time with his family.
Jerry 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.
Kyle loves spending time with his family, which is perfect because he gets to work with his dad, Field Supervisor Gerry, 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 the river.
Matt is one of our lead carpenters and he loves to see your vision come to life. He is kind, courteous, and compassionate while working in your home. When he’s not working he likes to golf, fish, and work on his truck.
Taylor comes to DreamMaker with passion for both organization and bath and kitchen design… which seems like the perfect combination for a Purchasing Agent.
Taylor lives with her parents, four dogs, and an Amazon parrot. She says she’s a “homebody” and that “cozy and comfortable is the way to go.” Accordingly, Taylor also loves to bake, paint, and read.
Something very unique about her spare time – she hosts a true crime and paranormal podcast called Morbid Academy. Sounds thrilling!
Matt describes himself as someone with “great attention to detail” who “likes to get things done in a timely manner”! Matt is the lead carpenter that everyone loves to have working in their home! Matt loves “anything outdoors”: hunting, fishing, skiing, and kayaking.
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.
Tammy has been in the design industry for 17 years. She enjoys being “the fun aunt” in her large extended family. She likes to attend live music events or doing outdoor activities 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 it’s a team filled with great people, and I’m in a role that will grow my career.”
Macy grew up in a small town on a farm. Outside of work, she enjoys working out, DIY projects like rehabbing old furniture, spending time with her husband, her son, and playing with their two dogs. She also says that “the atmosphere, location, and opportunity of DreamMaker all appealed to me.”
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.
As a former wrestler at Olivet College, Dom says he is very goal-driven and tries to do his best at everything. After work, he likes to watch various sports, including football and basketball, and likes to kayak and play cornhole. He also spends time with his girlfriend, their daughter, and his two dogs, Koda and Dutches. “What appealed to me about DreamMaker was the ability to create custom projects for clients. I also like that they are family-oriented and very welcoming to new employees.”
Travis has over a decade of experience, continuously improving his knowledge of the kitchen and bath remodeling industry. In his spare time, he likes to bowl, go fishing, and golfing.
Scott is our Production Coordinator. Scott has been doing this kind of work for 7 years, and said the close-knit feeling of the entire team — how it feels like a family — was what drew him to DreamMaker.
Scott has two kids, who he describes as “bright, devious, and incredibly kind.” Outside of the office, Scott likes to spend time outdoors: camping, kayaking, boating and hiking, and this influenced his interest in vintage recreational vehicles. He owns a 1967 Yellowstone Cavalier camper and a 1975 Century Raven 180 Runabout boat.
Rob retired from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office after a 30-year career, in which he served in various roles. During that time, he also developed an interest in home improvement projects, and enjoyed doing renovation work for family and friends. Rob joined DreamMaker’s staff because of the team atmosphere. When he’s not working, Rob likes to spend time with his family and friends, and chips away at his ‘Honey-Do’ list.
Alissa describes herself as a “very compassionate person who loves to help others.” That fits in exactly with the job description, and DreamMaker as a whole! Outside of work, Alissa likes to spend time with her family on vacations, but also likes to hang out on their boat.
Travis and his wife have three kids and two dogs. He says, “It’s a little chaotic, but it’s a new adventure every day!” In his spare time he likes to ride his motorcycle and learn new things! He was attracted to DreamMaker because of our efficient scheduling process – we schedule jobs from start to finish, and don’t ask carpenters to juggle several projects at once.
Shannon attended Central Michigan University and has always had a passion for design and functionality. Outside of work, she loves to travel, and obsess over her two cats. She and her husband love the Detroit Tigers and attend games frequently during the season.
Olivia is a graduate from the University of Michigan School of Architecture.
Olivia’s immediate family consists of her parents, two brothers, two sister-in-law’s, and six nieces and nephews. She includes her boyfriend and her Golden Retriever, Maizie, in the group as well.
Outside of work, you can tell Olivia loves being outside, because her interests involve camping in the U.P., and gardening. She also likes cooking, doing “any kind of art”, and buying home décor.
Lee helped found DreamMaker Ann Arbor in 2004. Since then he has been directly involved in nearly every aspect of the business. 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.
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.
In Matt’s first career, he worked as a firefighter/paramedic/SWAT medic and training officer. In his spare time, you can find Matt working out, taking care of his bees, watching his kids’ sporting activities, or going on outdoor adventures. .
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. Over the years in the industry, Marsha has worn many hats from production manager, accounting, design, and marketing. Marsha has a passion for developing new markets with a unique background in design and production. When she’s not working on the business, she can be found at her children’s sporting events or practicing yoga.
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.