MARTY MEADOW

skokie home designer
  • Marty Meadow

  • Senior Vice President
  • Years of Experience: 39
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
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With over thirty-nine years of experience in design, construction and team building, Marty is the perfect person to head the Airoom design team. Throughout his career, Marty has been involved in remodeling, new custom homes, commercial development, site selection and store development for a national chain.

Marty attended Northern Illinois University, where he discovered his love for architecture and design, while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Real Estate Development. What he finds most gratifying is developing ways to improve his clients’ lives by designing and building the projects of their dreams. Marty’s work has earned such accolades as the 2011 Qualified Remodeler Magazine Gold Medal Award and Silver Medal in 2015.

Featured Projects:

Arlington Heights Kitchen Remodel
Award Winning Deerfield Bathroom Remodel
Skokie Second Floor Addition

GINA BON – (CKD) Certified Kitchen Designer, (CBD) Certified Bath Designer, Showroom Director

winnetka kitchen designer
  • Gina Bon

  • Senior Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 13
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
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Gina has been with Airoom for 10 ½ years and has acquired many titles including Project Development Manager, Showroom Director and Senior Kitchen & Bathroom Designer. She combines all three when designing functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces for clients and outfitting entire rooms with specific products while working within given investments.

A Chicago native, Gina received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Harrington Institute of Interior Design in Chicago and has been nationally recognized for her work since graduation. She was a 2012 National Kitchen and Bath Design Competition Finalist and her work has been featured in a number of publications including Kitchen and Bath News Magazine and National Kitchen and Bath Association Magazine.

Gina knew from a very early age that she wanted to be involved with architecture and design. She has always had a creative nature, with a pragmatic type personality. The combination of the two, plus her affinity for people, took her on a clear path to success in residential design. According to Gina, the most rewarding part of her job is knowing she enhanced the well being of her client (and family’s) life by improving their dwellings.

Featured Projects:

Award Winning Chicago Bathroom Remodel
Flossmoor Modern Kitchen Remodel
Evanston Home Addition and Kitchen Remodel

PAM MORRIS

chicago kitchen and bath designer
  • Pam Morris

  • Kitchen & Bath Designer
  • Years of Experience: 21
  • Hometown: Half Day, IL
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Equal parts designer, artist and craftsman, Pam has been a Kitchen and Bath Designer with Airoom for 13 years and has 17 years of experience in her field. An Illinois native with a Bachelor’s degree from Winona State University and a Master’s from University of Illinois, Pam is a life-long artist. Her first detailed home design was sketched in colored pencil at age eight and it comes as no surprise that by age twenty-four, she had put an addition on a townhouse. During the years between, she learned a variety of home design aspects including laying tile and refinishing furniture.

Although her stunning designs have garnered such recognition as the Contractor of the Year (CoTY) Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Pam values real world results over design competitions. She knows how to captivate her audience with her creativity and knowledge. She loves advising clients through the material selection process and drawing inspiration from their enthusiasm.

A member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), Pam’s work has been featured in many local publications, as well as the Winnetka Garden Walk tour.

Featured Projects:

Winnetka Kitchen Remodel
Chicago Bungalow Award Winning Kitchen Remodel
Wheaton Lower Level Renovation

DUDLEY BANDY

chicago home remodeler
  • Dudley Bandy

  • Senior Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 39
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
chicago home remodeling

The warmth “Dud” Dudley Bandy brings to his client relationships as a Senior Project Manager is surpassed only by the breadth of his experience. An Indianapolis native and graduate of Dominican University in River Forest, IL, Dudley has spent 30 years in the field of architecture and design. He has cultivated his holistic approach to problem-solving, honing in on the clients’ dreams and seeing them to fruition.

Dudley’s personal mission is to uncover the soul of each house and transform it into the clients’ ideal home. Despite his ever-present goal to make his clients the envy of their friends and neighbors, his work invariably maintains a comfortable livability.

Dudley’s work has earned such prestigious recognition as a Silver Award from Professional Remodeler Magazine. He proudly works with and designs for the Fuller Center for Housing, a not-for-profit dedicated to redeveloping outdated homes for families in need.

Featured Projects:

Hawthorn Woods Home Addition
Chicago Kitchen Remodel
Barrington Home Addition

CALINA GOBIS

wilmette home remodeler
  • Calina Gobis

  • Director of Design Department
  • Years of Experience: 29
  • Hometown: Bucharest, Romania
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Originally hailing from Bucharest, Romania, Calina’s passion for design first bloomed at age twelve. During college, she worked part time for several construction companies, inspiring her to open her own residential design firm just three years out of school.

Calina oversees the architects and designers who create initial concepts for Airoom’s home addition and renovation projects. Her guidance, leadership, and adherence to industry standards help the whole team develop innovative designs. She thrives on Airoom’s quick and creative environment and receives the greatest satisfaction out of creating the best solutions to fit each client’s budget, range and lifestyle.

Calina has been with Airoom for 13 years and has over 30 years of industry experience. She is currently a member of NARI (National Association of Remodeling Industry) and NKBA with Airoom. Calina received her Bachelor degree in Construction Engineering from Purdue University, Hammond, IN.

Hinsdale Home Addition
Arlington Heights Home Addition

DOUG KLEE

glenview home designer
  • Doug Klee

  • Senior Vice President
  • Years of Experience: 16
  • Hometown: Jackson, MI
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Doug’s refreshing approach is a unique blend of artistic vision and practical operational understanding. While his portfolio demonstrates beautiful, no-holds-barred design, it is his grounded, budget-conscious approach that wins him the most fans. His greatest strength is the candid advice that pragmatically guides his clients to their dream homes. With projects that vary widely in both in scope and geography, Doug’s experience is vast. From elaborate custom homes in suburban neighborhoods to efficient contemporary makeovers in urban condos, he consistently exceeds client expectations.

Doug joined Airoom after graduating from Michigan State University in November of 2000. He has remained dedicated to his personal development by following through and obtaining his Master’s Degree. Over his tenure, he’s held several leadership positions within the Airoom organization, but none that he finds more rewarding than working directly with homeowners as a Senior Architectural Designer.

Featured Projects:

Glenview Home Addition
Evanston Home Addition
Chicago Lower Level

KATHRYN DEMAIRE

chicago home architect
  • Kathryn Demaire

  • Design Director – Interiors
  • Years of Experience: 11
  • Hometown: Hinsdale, IL
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Receiving a BFA in Interior Design from Illinois Institute of Art gave Kathryn the architectural foundation needed to support her diverse career. She has experience in high-end residential remodeling, luxury resorts, restaurants, hotels, new home construction, commercial and medical facility remodeling. Her work has also been featured in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart.

The key to Kathryn’s project success is her straight-forward, client focused approach. She views projects from the client’s perspective and uses artistic vision to produce unexpected solutions. Educating clients is the most important element in helping them understand the realities and components necessary to turn a concept (large or small) into reality.

Many clients have found it easy to build trusted relationships with Kathryn due to her open style of communication. All of this translates to successful projects that consistently exceed client expectations.

Working with a variety of clients on various styles of projects isn’t her only passion. Kathryn is fiercely dedicated to mentoring the department and upholding the standards clients expect from Airoom. Elevating the knowledge of others and helping them achieve their goals is the most fulfilling part of her job.

SARAH GOESLING, LEED AP ID+C

lincolnwood home designer
  • Sarah Goesling

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 11
  • Hometown: Palatine, IL
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Sarah graduated from Iowa State University with a BFA in Interior Design and passed her LEED Accreditation with a specialty in Interior Design and Construction that same year. During her career she has worked at a high-end residential design firm, spent years designing luxury kitchens and baths at KOHLER, and worked as a Project Manager at a residential construction firm.

Sarah’s mother is a fine artist and her father reconstructs antique motorcycles, so she grew up in a household where finding creative solutions and building things with her hands was the norm. She typically draws inspiration from the period of the home and focuses on developing a design that feels as though it was always meant to be a part of the house.

NIKKI AGUINAGA

naperville home designer
  • Nikki Aguinaga

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 13
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
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Nikki has been captivated by architectural elements since childhood, often forsaking her toy box in favor of rearranging her room.

Thriving on a challenge, Nikki prides herself on finding the perfect balance between her clients’ budgets and the homes they’ve always dreamed of. In fact – practical, buildable design is one of her greatest passions, and her ability to unite form and function is born of time spent on both the design and contractor ends of the architectural spectrum.

After over a decade of working in residential and commercial architecture, interiors and exteriors, and even furniture and textile design, Nikki’s tastes span everything from Nantucket to Craftsman to Victorian to Second Empire. This diverse appreciation enables her to craft personalized, custom spaces for her clients, as well as lasting relationships with them. She holds a degree in Architectural Interior Design from Harrington College of Design and another in Psychology from Northern Illinois University.

JOE DELUDE

winnetka kitchen designer
  • Joe DeLude

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 20
  • Hometown: Libertyville, IL
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Joe joined Airoom in early 2016 and brings over 20 years of residential renovation and design experience to the team where he helps prospective clients understand the Airoom difference by creating designs that connect with them and make financial sense.

Originally from the East Coast, Joe has been in the Chicago area for over 25 years, and lives in Libertyville, Illinois. Joe studied Finance at Villanova University. He knew he had a passion for design and architecture when he built his first tree fort. Joe says, “We would scavenge wood from dumpsters and scraps from construction sites and take them to the woods to build forts. I would lay awake at night thinking about how to make the biggest and best fort within the structure of the tree branches.”

That design passion continued in College, where he had a company with three friends that built decks for homes during summers. After running his own small remodeling company, Joe saw the opportunity to join Airoom and focus on the areas of renovation he enjoyed most, working with people and creating innovative designs.

As a Project Development Manager, Joe enjoys solving problems and helping clients achieve their dreams. If he can design a space that makes a client love their home the way they did when they first bought it, he considers it a success.

ROBYN BONIFACI

wilmette kitchen designer
  • Robyn Bonifaci

  • Kitchen & Bath Designer
  • Years of Experience: 14
  • Hometown: St. Joseph, MI
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Robyn has 14 years of experience assisting clients with design layouts for kitchens, baths, laundry rooms, mudrooms and libraries as well as selecting all the necessary products to complete each area. Prior to joining Airoom, she worked for two large, high-end residential firms and designed projects that ranged from city condos to suburban mansions and lakeside retreats.

Originally from Saint Joseph, Michigan, Robyn received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. Her design curiosity was sparked when her dad started building their new family home when she was 12. During the process she learned how to use a nail gun, lay tile, install a toilet and wire a light fixture, cementing her interest in the architectural and structural end of design. She knew by the time she started high school that she wanted to be an interior designer and was constantly rearranging her bedroom, changing artwork locations and helping extended family with layouts and color schemes.

Robyn truly enjoys making personal connections with clients, interpreting their preferences and style to find the best design solution. She spends multiple days with homeowners to ensure she understands how they will live in their new space.

LYNDA OERTEL

naperville kitchen designer
  • Lynda Oertel

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Hometown: Lockport, IL
naperville kitchen design

With three years of experience as a Project Development Manager, Lynda loves helping people achieve their dreams with home remodeling and says that something as simple as a new counter can change the way people feel about themselves.

Lynda’s career in architecture began when she started working at a Restaurant Company that allowed her to take part in the opening of new locations. She began working with the architects and engineers and would ask thousands of questions, which is when she realized she’d found her passion.

Lynda’s proudest career moments happen every time a client sees their finished project. She says, “I am that person who cried every Sunday night at the big reveals on Extreme Home Makeovers and now I have the pleasure of being a part of Airoom makeovers.”

PATRICK LOSURE

chicago home designer
  • Patrick Losure

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 6
  • Hometown: Galesburg, IL
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Originally from Galesburg, IL, Patrick received his Bachelor’s in Architectural Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and his Associates in Construction Management from Morrison Illinois.

Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was an Architect, Patrick joined Airoom with 6 years of experience in related fields including project management, civil engineering and structural engineering. He has a passion for contemporary and modern architecture and finds his job most rewarding when he can change a client’s life for the better through design.

DILYANA MAZUR

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  • Dilyana Mazur

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 6
  • Hometown: Berlin, Germany
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Originally from Berlin, Germany, where she received her Bachelor of Science from Humbold University, Dilyana joins the Airoom team with 6 years experience in the design and architecture field. In addition to her Bachelor’s Degree, Dilyana is also a graduate from the Style Design College in Milan, Italy & holds an Interior Design Certificate from the Design academy in Berlin, Germany.

Dilyana’s appreciates modern art and European architecture and design. Her favorite part of being a Project Development Manager is the moment when she has learned to understand what her client needs and wants so that she can convert their thoughts into something they love.

AMIE SVEC

Amie Svec
  • Amie Svec

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 25
  • Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
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Having grown up in the unique space of a carriage house outside of Philadelphia, interesting architecture captured her imagination from an early age. She joined Airoom with 25 years of experience in the industry of “helping people live beautifully.”

Upon graduating from Philadelphia College of Art, Amie’s career began in floral design where she developed a love for natural forms, textures, and colors. Her work later shifted to residential design where she found her true passion in interior and architectural design. She received formal training from the New York Institute of Art and Design and her work has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Makeovers and the New York Institute of Art and Design Magazine. Amie is thrilled to be at Airoom because “The synergy of all the creative minds working together here leads to superior results and exciting designs. When planning projects with our team and proven process, my clients tell me they feel as though a safety net is woven around them throughout the building process.”

Dante said, “Beauty awakens the soul to act.” The same is true for well-designed homes. Amie says, “Perfect proportions and high quality craftsmanship will never go out of style.”

CHARI ANDEL-HUBER

Chari Andel-Huber
  • Chari Andel-Huber

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 15
  • Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL
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Chari has since designed and renovated the Costello Jewelry Stores and many other commercial projects over the past 15 years, which eventually lead her to Airoom. Chari has been working within the design community for 26 years. Her passion for the field began at age 9 when her grandmother taught her how to draw and sew her own clothes.

Chari went on to own a clothing design firm, which fabricated her line in Italy, Poland and Ireland and eventually she decided to sell. Here in the States she constructed one-of-a-kind pieces for Mrs. Illinois in the 1996 pageant, including her interview suit and one of her gowns. She has also created pieces for T.V Anchors and other celebrities. Her passion changed direction when she started studying construction and was asked if she could design and renovate a hotel lobby and bar in South Beach, Miami. Her response was, “Sure, why not!”

COURTNEY TER-VELDE

Courtney Ter-Velde
  • Courtney Ter-Velde

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 5
  • Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
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A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Arts in Commercial Interior Design and a minor in Art History, Courtney started out working on freelance residential projects while still in school. Her career shifted when she was hired to create conceptual designs for Phillip’s Food, based in Baltimore and shortly after was hired to be the Principal Interior Designer for Capital Teas, Inc., a retail tea chain based in Annapolis.

Courtney went on to become the sole Interior Designer for Tria Architecture, in Burr Ridge, IL where she was responsible for all interior layouts, custom millwork design, finishes, and new client development. Though the commercial world provided her with a myriad of opportunities, her desire to work one on one with clients brought her full circle back to residential design, making Airoom the perfect fit.

KATHLEEN SATHERN

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  • kathleen Sathern

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL
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Kathleen’s passion for design started at an early age. Born and raised in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, she was always fascinated with the towering steel and glass boxes rising above the city. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from The Ohio State University, Kathleen returned home and earned her Master’s in Architecture from The Illinois Institute of Technology.

While Architecture has always been her biggest passion, Kathleen found that working at a large architecture firm downtown still left something to be desired. Longing for face-to-face interaction with a client and not just her computer screen, Kathleen finds her greatest sense of accomplishment when she’s able to turn her clients’ rough visions into reality.

ANNA VUTECH

Anna Vutech
  • Anna Vutech

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 2
  • Hometown: Columbus, OH
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Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Anna joins Airoom with a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Art and Architectural History from DePaul University and the American Business School of Paris, as well as a degree in Interior Design from the Interior Design Institute.

Her love and appreciation for design and architecture comes from growing up in a home her family constantly redesigned and reimagined. The space evolved to meet their needs and fuel their curiosities and continues to be a source of inspiration in Anna’s designs. As a Project Development Manager, Anna works with clients to turn their project ideas into feasible realities.

TALYN KASKEL

Talyn Kaskel
  • Talyn Kaskel

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 2
  • Hometown: Skokie, IL
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Originally from Skokie, Illinos, Talyn has been a Design Associate with Airoom since May of 2016. Together with the team of Project Development Managers, she uses her years of experience to assist with the design of kitchen and bathroom remodels, second story additions, family and great room additions, outdoor areas and exterior facades, ensuring everything is in place and ready for the client presentation.

Talyn grew up in a family of interior designers, artists, and architectural photographers and was always intrigued by the beauty one could create in the field of design, which led her to earn her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She says the most rewarding part of her job is being able to puzzle through a client’s needs and desires to create an answer they love and watch it come to fruition before their eyes.