Wilmington - Our Team

The DreamMaker Wilmington 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.

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Brad Jacobs Owner DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Wilmington 910.408.4848
Brad Jacobs

Owner/General Manager

Brad Jacobs

Since growing up in northern Virginia, Brad has always had a passion for building, fixing, and improving things.  Summer jobs in new home construction and at a stair manufacturing company helped to pave the way for attending the College of William & Mary, where he met his best friend and future wife, Lila.  After going on to receive a PhD in chemistry, Brad pursued a successful career as a technical leader for R&D in Fortune 500 companies, developing products for industrial adhesives and coatings markets.

Brad and Lila were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Maya and Marina.  Between driving his girls to soccer games, music and dance lessons, Brad always found time for home improvement projects such as finishing basements, installing hardwood and ceramic tile flooring, and remodeling bathrooms.  His favorite project was a complete design and rebuild of a 1940’s vintage kitchen, where he worked with an architect, a custom cabinet maker, carpenters and other trades to completely transform an old, outdated room into an open, comfortable and welcoming space to enjoy with family and friends.

That project gave Brad an appreciation for the importance of careful planning, good project management, and open communication for handling the potential surprises and inherent complexity of a large remodeling project, not only to achieve a beautiful result, but also to minimize the dust, disruption and inconvenience of living without a kitchen for several weeks!

Now that Brad and Lila are empty-nesters, they decided to leave corporate life and colder climates to move to beautiful Wilmington, NC.  In 2018 Brad earned his North Carolina Residential General Contractor License # 80473. Buying a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchise is a perfect fit for Brad—it combines his passion for remodeling and years of experience in project management and business together with a successful, national organization that is one of the most trusted names in the remodeling industry.  DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is built upon a strong Code of Values, offers extensive training, processes and support, and is dedicated to quality, integrity, excellence and a positive customer experience.

We invite you to stop by and visit our Design Center and start a conversation about your ideas for a dream bathroom or kitchen.  We would love to meet you and help you to make the best decision for you and your home.

Lori Lanier

Office Manager

Lori Lanier

A 41-year native of Wilmington, Lori began woodworking and preserving things as a teen. Being the oldest of three sisters and the only one mechanically inclined, Lori became the “fix-it” person of the family. It wasn’t until middle and high school when shop class provided her the opportunity to create and build larger wood projects. This fueled the fire for many creative avenues.

Lori regularly volunteers at Legacy Architectural Salvage, a local non-profit project of The Historic Wilmington Foundation. Always enjoying having a project to keep her busy, Legacy offers another outlet for Lori to share her creative energy. Lori has a passion for handcrafted workmanship and its beauty. Being a part of DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen allows her to use her many talents to help others attain the perfect home.

When Lori isn’t working she can be found with her grandson and dogs every minute possible. However, there are always friends desiring to go antiquing, a project needing to be renovated, or just family wanting to visit with her and the dogs.

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