ANDREW SCHROEDER | CEO, Master Certified Remodeler (MCR), Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP)
As CEO, Andrew focuses on all aspects of a project, ranging from the big picture to the smallest details. He joined the Schroeder Design/Build team in 1999 and became owner in 2011. In addition to running SDB, Andrew volunteers time with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). He was one of the youngest people ever to receive his Master Certified Remodeler certification and was the 2020 winner of NARI’s national honor: the John Quaregna Award.
Andrew holds a degree in Business Management from James Madison University and is an avid traveler. He enjoys Crossfit and adventure races, along with soccer. In both work and play, Andrew demonstrates and sets the standard for the integrity that is an essential part of SDB’s success.
MARK GILL | General Manager
With a long career in local residential remodeling, Mark Gill serves as General Manager for SDB and became a co-owner in 2018. In his role, he works closely with clients to uncover and define their vision for their home, determine budgets and develop plans to help them achieve their dream. Mark is active in area networking and is a two-time past president of a local BNI chapter. He holds a Class A Contractor’s license.
When not working, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, airplanes and baseball.
GLENN MACCULLOUGH | Director of Design
After a career working for large architecture firms and running his own practice, Glenn MacCullough joined the Schroeder team to serve as Director of Design where he leads all design projects and helps to coordinate between design and construction.
Glenn is a registered architect in VA, MD and DC and is a member of the American Institute of Architects, Congress for New Urbanism, Lambda Alpha Honorary Land Economics Society, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He earned his Master in Architecture degree from Harvard University and his BS degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia. He previously worked with a variety of well-known architecture firms and has worked on sports-related projects including Nationals Park and Disney’s Wide World of Sports.
When not working, Glenn loves to travel. He’s visited 49 U.S. states and more than 30 countries so far. Glenn lives in Arlington with his wife and son.
NINA CARHUARICRA | Lead Designer
Nina applies her design training and knowledge of materials to tailor a home’s vision to each client’s needs. Through interaction with the client, she obtains a keen sense of their lifestyle, which guides the ideal design. Nina holds a BA degree in Interior Design and is proficient in the use of AutoCAD®, Revit, Chief Architect and 2020 Cabinet Design design softwares.
Through the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Nina earns continuing credits in the field. In her free time, she is a boot camp instructor at an Alexandria gym and an avid volleyball player.
JESSICA PAGE | Lead Designer
Jessica’s role as a lead designer on the Schroeder team includes setting design process schedules, originating and presenting design concepts, proposing selections, preparing contract and construction drawings and meeting with clients to review proposed layouts and material selections.
She is a 2011 graduate of James Madison University with a BFA in Interior Design and holds a Master’s Degree in Interior Design from Florence Design Academy in Florence, Italy.
Raised in Richmond, VA, Jessica lives in Chantilly with her husband, two children and two dogs. She enjoys spending time with her family and when she gets the chance, loves to scuba dive.
CHRIS WILSON, JR. | Designer
Chris serves as a Designer to create architectural designs and works with client to help them realize the spaces they want and envision. He helps SDB by offering a trained design eye and a different perspective. He also helps to create efficiency and improve communication across the board.
Chris graduated cum laude from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, or “Virginia Tech,” in 2008 with a degree in Architecture. He became a licensed architect in 2019 and he is NCARB certified. His previous architectural jobs included commercial work on fire stations, K-12 schools and recreation centers.
A Front Royal native, Chris now resides in Spotsylvania. When not working he enjoys spending time with family, snowboarding, travel and designing clothes. He once wanted to be a fashion designer!
GOLNAR AHMADI | Lead Architectural Designer
Every remodel, no matter how large or small, is the result of a team of talented professionals working together to design and build it. One of the most important members of this team is the lead architectural designer.
Bringing considerable experience to her role, Golnar has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Tehran University in Iran, a second Master’s degree in Architectural Technology and Energy Conservation from Frankfurt University in Germany, and a PhD in Architecture and Design from Virginia Polytechnic University. Beyond practical work experience, she also has years of teaching experience as a college professor in architecture.
At Schroeder Design Build, Golnar provides schematic design for clients, prepares permit drawings, design specifications and selections. She is passionate about the external influences of psychology, arts, and technology on architecture, and enjoys collaboration with other design-build professionals, sharing experiences, and learning through exploration.
Outside of work, Golnar plays the violin. She is a member of a local band that plays classical Persian and fusion music. She also has a certificate in skydiving, loves baking, and has cut and donated her hair to childhood cancer patients three times.
SELEMA LAWSON-JACK | Director of Production
After 10 years of overseeing Operations in the residential remodeling industry, Selema decided to diversify into the design/build industry and joined the Schroeder team. In her role as Director of Production, she ensures that projects run on time and on budget, and that our clients are happy.
Selema earned a Petroleum Engineering degree from the University of Kansas and is an EPA Lead Certified Renovator. She is passionate about delivering quality work to our clients and maintains a strong focus on exceptional client experiences. She was named to the nation’s top Forty Under 40 by Pro Remodeler in 2021.
Selema loves going on road trips with family and friends any chance she gets! On weekends when she is not on the road, she can be found hosting sessions for teenage girls through her youth mentorship program, or exploring local restaurants as a self-proclaimed foodie.
STEVE LINGER | Project Manager
As Project Manager, Steve serves as an interface between the Schroeder team and our clients. He supervises teams to let them know what needs to be done on a job, and reviews progress with clients to ensure a successful outcome. His solid background in project management and construction, along with his lets-work-it-out attitude, are assets to our team.
Steve grew up in West Virginia and has made his home in Northern Virginia since 1985. He lives here with his wife, daughter and pet boxer named Rock. When not working, Steve enjoys weekends in the country, driving his Jeep through the woods and cooking out.
PAUL FORGÉT | Project Manager
Having worked in construction for over 20 years, with experience remodeling homes almost exclusively himself, Paul is a competent remodeling professional, well-versed in the operational and business aspects of remodeling projects. His responsibility and passion are ensuring efficient and timely completion of Schroeder remodeling projects and building strong client relationships through integrity, good listening skills and honest and open communication. His job, in addition to coordinating all phases of a project, is to regularly communicate with our clients so that they understand the project’s progression in real-time.
“Nothing gets me more pumped than home improvement,” exclaims Paul. “I’m pretty sure it’s in my DNA.” He also happy to work with the people at Schroeder. “I love the fact that I get to work with so many talented coworkers and exceptional trade partners to build with excellence. But, I most enjoy the reactions of clients when they see their completed dream home!”
A continuous learner with a great sense of humor, Paul has a knack for capturing great images on camera and video. When he’s not working, you’ll find him hiking with his wife of 36 Years. To him, there is nothing more regenerative than soaking in the energy and awesomeness of a wooded trail. Touché!
Paul is surrounded by a loving family of four adult children and two grandchildren. He is OSHA-certified (10- and 30-hour), certified in CPR/AED & Mobilize Rescue Systems, a member of the National Safety Council, and supports non-profits that honor veterans and facilitate making the often difficult transition to civilian life after sacrificing so much defending our great nation.
ANGEL MUÑOZ | Project Manager
With a degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from Morgan State University and over 8 years of industry experience, Angel is influenced by the art of creating interior and exterior projects that reflects good craftsmanship, architecture and client satisfaction. Angel’s experience started as early as high school, influencing his passion for the construction industry and fulfilling client expectations.
“Our clients trust us to be in their homes for 2-3 months depending on the project, admits Angel. “What makes me happy with my career choice is doing a job well done, and seeing the client’s pleasant surprise in our standards of professionalism.”
Angel is a welcome addition to the Schroeder production team responsible for the timely completion and cost control of his assigned projects. He works closely with the design team, sales team, trade partners, and Schroeder clients to bring every project vision to life, keeping everyone on schedule and working as efficiently as possible.
Angel enjoys walking his dog every night after work, helping to clear his mind at the end of the day. He also enjoys roaming around D.C. on weekends or meeting up with friends, and traveling.
ARIEL MASTBROOK | Project Developer
As a Project Developer, Ariel serves as a liaison between the design and production departments. Whether she’s coordinating subcontractors, ordering materials, or performing other behind-the-scenes work, her main focus is to ensure that your project is completed on time and on budget. Prior to joining the SDB team, Ariel had a background in customer service, sales, marketing and administration in both the pet care and design/build industries.
Outside of the office, Ariel enjoys spending quality time with her husband and their fur babies—3 playful dogs, a mischievous cat and a rescued turtle. Some of her favorite activities include travel, reading and making memories with family and friends.
RUDY CASTILLO | Project Developer
When you’re starting a home remodel, you want an experienced Project Developer like Rudy working on your project. With 8 years of construction industry experience, working as a Project Manager and Project Developer, Rudy has advanced himself in all facets of construction including materials, flooring, plumbing, electrical, and even first-hand knowledge working with home interiors at MOSAIC.
Above all else, Rudy is an excellent communicator with a penchant for organizing and coordinating home remodeling projects. He manages construction quality and budget costs while conducting site visits and builds healthy relationships with the crew, trades, and clients, and effectively fields answers for project questions or concerns.
Professionally, Rudy is known for his reliability, ensuring every task he commits to is completed on time. “I also pride myself in taking extreme ownership in the event of a mistake,” admits Rudy. “I don’t place blame on others. If something needs to be executed, I take initiative and ensure the project is completed to plan, taking into account every detail.”
Speaking of details, specifics fascinate Rudy. He loves the art of craftsmanship, particularly good carpentry, and crown molding. And, he enjoys putting pre-construction packages together in coordination with the project designers and estimators.
DENNIS “DENNY” DEAN | Estimator
“Alrighty Roo, meet our estimator, Dennis or ‘Denny’ Dean.” When you meet Dennis, you’ll recognize his idiolect and charming personality.
Hired as a part-time project manager and estimator, Dennis has parlayed his role at Schroeder into a full-time estimator. Dennis’s vast work experience spans many industries including welding, banking, engineering, and construction. With an Associate’s Degree in Computer Technology, Dennis worked as an engineering robotics technician, and then a line builder working in the auto industry. In 1998 he started his own home improvement business called Double D Home Improvement, and spent a majority of his career working on home improvement projects earning the privileged title of “Mr. Fix-It”.
Dennis has a knack for cabinetry, antique furniture and replicas. He is currently refinishing the cabinets in his home. He has 4 kids (3 girls and 1 boy). He’s also a proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren, one of which has Spina Bifida and is a part of a dance group.
Dennis is passionate about family, God and country. On the weekend, you will find him playing with his grandkids as much as he possibly can. He bowls with his wife on Sundays, enjoys hunting and fishing, and, of course, talks about building projects all of the time.
Dennis is also the Committee Chair of Hopsfrog Grille in Burke, VA. Be on the lookout for his chili cook-offs, which support charities like St. Jude’s and Spina Bifida of America. If that isn’t enough, Dennis also works with a veteran’s group that helps to transport people to their medical appointments, provides much-needed housing and helps to feed the homeless.
KAY BURSLEY | Client Support
Kay has a substantial history in office work and customer service in various fields. After a career pause to work as a stay-at-home parent, she returned to college to complete her Bachelor of Science in Business Management with a Marketing micro-credential and her Master of Science in Management and Leadership. She brings her years of experience and updated skills to the Client Support role at Schroeder Design Build. Kay is often the first person our customers meet. She then works for our clients behind the scenes maintaining current, accurate, and organized documentation and systems.
Kay lives with her husband, son, and puppy and is the proud grandmother of two children by her stepchild in Texas. She volunteers as a leader in her local brother and sister Scouts BSA Troops and donates time to organizations that assist the homeless and elderly. Kay enjoys family time, crocheting, camping, hiking, and traveling to relax from her busy schedule.
BETH BOTWRIGHT | Chief Accounting Manager
Beth keeps the wheels turning and daily operations running smoothly at SDB with her incredible organizational skills. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of SDB, including AP/AR, billing, sales and customer service. Beth personifies our culture of customer service and responsiveness. She holds degrees in both business and human resources.
In her time off, Beth enjoys time with her husband and two sons, and in ensuring that each student receives the level of education that allows them to achieve their highest potential. She is an advocate in the fight against breast cancer and has participated five times in the Susan G. Komen 3-day, 60-mile walk.
TEHRAN BROWN | HR Manager
With over 15 years of work experience, a background in Training and Development, and six years in HR, Tehran comes to Schroeder eager to make her mark. Tehran not only enjoys people and likes to learn, but she is also especially skilled at helping people sharpen their skills and engage them in their work. She is used to wearing many hats which will prove beneficial in her new role, overseeing multiple functions like recruitment, onboarding, training, relations, and engagement.
Tehran has many strengths, one of which is her innate ability to relate to people and put them at ease. She enjoys sharing information, skills, and efficiencies with others to help them “be their best selves.”
Passionate about having fun, Tehran works hard and plays hard. She enjoys reading, listening to music, shopping, road trips, and visiting with family and friends. She also likes streaming and engages in outdoor activities. On weekends, you can catch her taking in a local concert, festival, winery, museum, movie, or show.
Fun fact: Tehran really enjoyed working at a non-profit that supports adults and kids with developmental disabilities and autism. She had a unique opportunity to teach daily “life” skills. And, honestly, she admits, these amazing people taught her more than she taught them.
FRANC CORDERO | Project Consultant
Meeting with clients to originate their remodeling projects and working as a liaison between the client and the company throughout the project are just some of the roles Franc plays as a salesperson for SDB.
With more than 20 years’ experience in construction sales and management, he focuses on building and maintaining positive relationships. He is bilingual in Spanish & English.
Franc is fitness and health oriented, and places importance on holistic practices, spirituality and the study of human behavior. Outside of work, he loves to travel and has been around the world learning new cultures on self-improvement seminars and retreats. His competitive spirit drives him to always offer his best. Franc resides in Arlington, VA.
TOM SCHROEDER | Founder and Engineer, Certified Remodeler (CR)
Tom co-founded SDB in 1986 and is proud to be called a “Remodeler.” Today, he serves as SDB’s technical specialist, structural reviewer and troubleshooter.
Tom earned a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and his Certified Remodeler certificate from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). When not busy on projects, Tom volunteers at a local women’s shelter. With an infectious sense of humor and insatiable love of life and adventure, Tom is more than a cornerstone for SDB.
TRISH SCHROEDER | Founder, Director of Business Development
Co-founder Trish has been the backbone of SDB from its inception in 1986, and now serves in a business development role to ensure the company’s ongoing success. With perseverance, she continually pursues the goal to be a trusted resource for all clients, past and present.
Trish volunteers with the PRO Mid-Atlantic (Professional Remodeling Organization), and has served in many leadership positions including as president and committee chairperson for the former NARI Metro DC chapter. She received NARI Metro DC’s President’s Award in 2020 and was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Award by NARI National in 2020. In her free time, Trish delights in gardening and spending time with her family.