At 8 years old, my grandmother hung a framed picture of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water house in her dining room. I was mesmerized. From that day, I knew I was going to design houses that were unique, creative and thoughtful. Growing up, weekends were playing hockey and house projects with dad. There was always at least one project on going and a growing wish list from the general contractor (mom). Having a garage full of tools and carrying around a tool bag has been in my genetics for many generations.
In 2007, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. Out of college I worked 13 years for a high-end residential firm. I already knew how to use my hands to build. The experience working in the firm taught me and groomed me into the designer I am today. Being self-employed was never something I foresaw in my professional life but in June of 2020 opportunities aligned and the gained ability to balance work with a young family life was an opportunity I could not look back on later and regret not trying.
1. When you call Design Worth Calling Home it's me that answers the phone. When you email Design Worth Calling Home it's me that replies. When there is a design or drawing related question on your project, it's me that drew it and it's me that will know the answer. Site meetings during construction are attended by me. There is no oversight, confusion in coordination or chasing the right person internally. Working with Design Worth Calling Home is giving you 100% focus and dedication by me, start to finish. This is a key quality to me and working with Design Worth Calling Home.
2. Hopefully the name speaks for itself. We aren't trying to mass produce drawings, modify a previous design ever so slightly to call it your own or just give a solution because the allotted hours for the project have run out. Our designs and drawings are unique, thoughtful and specific to you and your location.
3. We understand the importance of clear, accurate and thorough drawings. The dedication to a complete set of drawings saves time, money and materials during construction.
4. As a small business you succeed by your reputation. Not only our word of mouth through clients but within the industry. This is crucial to our success and how we intend to follow through with your project.
We look forward to the opportunity of working with you on your next new home, addition or renovation.