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.
JIM BAKER | Director of Design
Jim comes to Schroeder Design Build as the former National Director of Workforce Development for Associated Builders and Contractors and previous co-owner of McNeill Baker Design Associates. As the new Director of Design, he is helping to nurture and advance the depth and vision of our design services.
Jim brings more than 25 years of architectural design and construction experience to the new role. He is most recognized for his design ethos working as a Director of Operations at Morris-Day Design Build. Jim, along with principal architect, Dwight McNeill, created a portfolio of highly coveted custom homes that valued context, community and craftsmanship. After a tragedy that dissolved the Morris-Day Design Build firm, Jim and Dwight partnered together to form McNeill Baker Design Associates, continuing to fuel demand for the nostalgic brand of architecture.
Most recently, as President of McNeill Baker Design Associates, Jim used his multi-faceted expertise to create homes and communities with a timeless sense of place. As a past executive and realtor with a keen understanding of construction materials and building codes, Jim has effectively learned how to guide clients through the complexity of building their homes while remaining true to traditional forms of architecture.
“Everybody needs a comfortable space. Everybody needs place to call home. The thing we do every day is to make a house or living space feel like HOME. It’s just great to be part of that.”
Outside of work, Jim’s passion is fitness. They gym is his happy place — a “fortress of solitude,” as he would say. Jim also loves Sunday brunches and volunteering to support causes that are near and dear to his heart, particularly the Hope Connection for Cancer, the Tyson’s McLean Orchestra and the Capital Area Foodbank.
GLENN MACCULLOUGH | Senior Architect
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, and is now our Senior Architect.
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
Meet Jessica, our talented lead designer who is dedicated to exceeding our clients’ expectations. With 10 years of industry experience and over 2 years with Schroeder, she is exceptional at ensuring each project has a coordinated design, in keeping within the client’s budget, and the scope of services are clear for delivery.
Jessica has a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of design principles, which she uses to create stunning room additions and interior alterations that perfectly reflect each client’s unique vision. Her expertise in interiors and product selections have also transcended to exteriors.
“It means everything to me that my clients are happy with the end result and that I help them make the process as easy as possible. The most exciting part about working at Schroeder Design Build is seeing the end result—being part of the vision and seeing it all come together in the production phase.”
Outside of work, Jessica is a devoted mom to her son and daughter. She also loves gardening, specifically her strawberry plants, warm weather, and scuba diving.
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!
KEITH BROWN | Director of Production
Keith, who brings with him 30 years of industry experience, has been appointed as the company’s new Director of Production. His industry experience started in the early 1990s as an entrepreneur when he launched his own painting services company. In 1996, Keith transitioned into remodeling services after purchasing the first ever Case Design Remodeling franchise in Williamsburg, which grew into a large, multi-million-dollar business. Keith also holds a degree in Business Management from Christopher Newport University.
Providing auditing oversight of the entire crew (field staff, subcontractors, and team of project managers), Keith is responsible for monitoring work on remodeling projects to ensure jobs are completed on time and within budget, to the standard expected of our company.
His strength is his management style – being able to assess workforce competence and developing staff to grow within the company. Keith is known for his meticulousness and attention to detail when it comes to quality of work.
“I am passionate about creating something that’s beautiful for the client after guiding clients through the natural ebb and flow of the design-build process.”
In his free time, Keith is immersed in his family, enjoying time with his daughter and granddaughter. He also indulges in boating, golfing, and attending concerts, particularly those with a country music flavor.
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.
MIKE MAREK | Project Manager
After working in the autobody/automotive industry, Mike switched careers and started a long, rewarding career in the remodeling industry. He became a certified remodeler working for several design build firms. His expertise spans working on complex remodels, historic renovations and high-end homes, and includes skills that range from installations, training, cabinet work, and project management. Mike also started his own company, working for himself as a successful entrepreneur.
As a valuable project manager working for Schroeder Design Build, Mike is responsible for developing and maintaining great working relationships with field supervisors, clients, subcontractors, consultants and other team members.
Mike is professionally known for his exceptional problem-solving skills. He is also mechanically-inclined so he knows how things come apart and can put them back together again.
Personally, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, and friends. He also has a big heart, using his skills to assist members of the community. Mike also enjoys cooking, known to make a mean BBQ on his smoker.
TYLER CHRIST | Project Manager
A native of Purcellville, VA, Tyler comes to Schroeder Design Build with 15 years of construction experience and 4-5 years of project management experience. He is a self-motivated individual with exceptional attention to detail. He has a keen eye for catching even the smallest details that others may overlook.
Tyler is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a remodeling project, ensuring the project is completed on time, within budget, and to the client’s satisfaction. He oversees and sets quality standards for the production team, coordinates with all stakeholders, and acts as a main point of contact throughout the project.
“I really enjoy the whole process. I am a good problem-solver and I like fixing things literally and figuratively.“
When Tyler isn’t working, you’ll find him tackling home improvement projects of his own, or crafting items in his workshop.
Tyler also enjoys music, bands and band history. He values figuring things out on his own, especially construction. He is also passionate about environmentally sustainable practices and resource conservation. He finds remodeling particularly fulfilling as it allows him to improve and enhance existing spaces in a way that is both environmentally responsible and aligned with the needs and desires of his clients.
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.
GILLIAN VAN NEST | Administrative/Marketing Assistant
Starting out as a temp in July 2022, Gillian officially joined the Schroeder Design Build Team in February 2023.
A bright and productive worker, Gillian came to us with extensive support staff experience working in the Fairfax County community and its public school system. She has dual degrees from the University of Mary Washington, a BA in Geography and MS Geospatial Analysis.
Responsible for keeping the “wheels running” behind the scenes, Gillian is often the cheery voice you will talk to when calling into the office. She also handles office maintenance, tech support, provides support to HR, the accounting department, marketing and executive management. Gillian helps coordinate company events, makes travel accommodations, and schedules meetings. When it comes to marketing, she’s boots on the ground–coordinating photo shoots, seminars, award submissions, client support, meetings, and much more.
True to her position, Gillian is known for her passion and commitment to helping others. She is the always positive, willing partner in supporting the Schroeder team ultimately ensuring client satisfaction.
When Gillian isn’t working, you’ll find her at Weird Brothers Coffee in Herndon, at the library, or at a roller skating rink.
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.
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