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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cheryl Corey Coffman
Cheryl is an artist at heart and loves working with her clients to design spaces which are not only functional, but beautiful, and reflect the client’s unique needs. Her background in graphic design and her passion for working with people is what drew her to our design team. When she isn’t helping you create your dream space, you can find her baking in her very own DreamMaker-remodeled kitchen.
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.
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.
Problem solving and space planning have always been a passion for Erin. She has loved creating different layouts for spaces since grade school. After graduating from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Interior Design, she worked in lighting for several years, so she has a deep understanding of how different lighting applications can help create the best impact. In her spare time, she loves baking – cupcakes are her specialty. You can also catch her relaxing with a good book or catching up on some of her favorite TV shows. Quite frequently, you can find her in random antique shops and re-use centers, looking for the perfect piece of furniture to up-cycle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dave has 25 years experience and 5 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!
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.
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.
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.
Kristina brings 13 years of accounting experience, from helping her family’s business while she was in college. She has a 9 year old and a 6 year old who keep her very busy. In her free time, she enjoys bowling, roller blading, and watching her kids play sports. She hails from Arkansas originally, but has lived in Michigan for many years now. Her family loves amusement parks and riding rollercoasters.
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.
Although Leaundra Calfee has 4 years of experience in purchasing, she has been with DreamMaker for just over a year, and has become a central part of keeping everyone organized. Her experience was in the aviation industry before switching up to home remodeling. She says she loves everything about her job, “starting from the amazing people I work with, to the challenges that I face in my position. I love that my position is fast-paced; I learn something new every day. I enjoy the fact that I know the people I work with, too. DreamMaker is not a huge company with 100 employees where you don’t know half of their names. It’s a family setting.” At home, Leaundra has two children – a boy and a girl – and she loves being with them, spending time outside, and cleaning (true story).