DOUG KLEE

glenview home designer
  • Doug Klee

  • Senior Vice President
  • Years of Experience: 17
  • 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

MARTY MEADOW

skokie home designer
  • Marty Meadow

  • Senior Vice President
  • Years of Experience: 40
  • 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

SARAH GOESLING, LEED AP ID+C

Sarah Goesling
  • Sarah Goesling

  • Project Development Director
  • Years of Experience: 12
  • Hometown: Park Ridge, 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 Director
  • Years of Experience: 14
  • 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.

CHRIS DICICCO

Chris DiCicco
  • Chris DiCicco

  • Project Development Director
  • Years of Experience: 15
  • Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
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Originally from Schaumburg, IL, Chris has a degree in Finance from Roosevelt University. With over 15 years of experience in the home building business, he started interning with a design-build firm in high school and college, continuing on as a Superintendent doing field work with a national home builder, and working his way up to Project Manager for a large territory and multiple sub-divisions. He particularly loves the Craftsman style of architecture, and his biggest reward is making his clients happy. He’s won multiple awards for Highest Customer Satisfaction.

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

winnetka kitchen designer
  • Gina Bon

  • Senior Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 14
  • 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: 22
  • 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: 40
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
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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: 30
  • 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

KATHRYN DEMAIRE

chicago home architect
  • Kathryn Demaire

  • Design Director – Interiors
  • Years of Experience: 12
  • 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.

ROBYN RUE

wilmette kitchen designer
  • Robyn Rue

  • Kitchen & Bath Designer
  • Years of Experience: 15
  • 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: 4
  • 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.”

HEATHER SHERRELL

  • Heather Sherrell

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 20
  • Hometown: Aurora, IL
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Heather Sherrell comes from an artistic family and became obsessed with design and renovation as a child helping her father work on home improvement projects. Although she is originally from Aurora, IL, she’s also lived in Nashville, New Orleans, and even Italy. Happy to be back in Chicago, she brings 20 years of design and home renovation experience to the Airoom team. Heather most values building a lasting relationship with her clients. Listening to and fully understanding their needs is her first priority, and she loves seeing their projects come to life. She also has a degree in Culinary Arts and her favorite activity is cooking, so she particularly loves working on client kitchens!

DAVID POPE

  • David Pope

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 28
  • Hometown: Tarpon Springs, FL
winnetka kitchen design

David’s deep experience stems from owning and operating his own design firm before joining Airoom. Much of his career has been spent designing and building custom homes. During his high school years, David yearned to understand how things work. This passion grew into an interest in the artistic design of space and structures. He went on to study architecture at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and has been developing and designing buildable home solutions for 28 years. He loves helping his clients realize how worthwhile a well-designed space can be and is passionate about collaborating with them to design beautiful, functional home solutions that will bring joy to their every day life for years to come.

KATHLEEN SATHERN

Kathleen Sathern
  • Kathleen Sathern

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 4
  • 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.

TALYN KASKEL

Talyn Kaskel
  • Talyn Kaskel

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • 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.

LIZ WENSEL

  • Liz Wensel

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 1
  • Hometown: Geneva, IL

Liz became enamored with architectural design when her family was stationed in Europe and she spent weekends touring castles and villas. Currently completing her AAS in Interior Design, she’s also certified in Advanced Lighting, Advanced Computer-Aided Drafting, and Kitchen and Bath Design, and has worked on visual displays for Williams Sonoma. She’s inspired by the art and architecture that emerged from the Viennese Workshop in the early 1900’s, as well as the elegance and simplicity of Japanese design. She loves the challenge of coming up with creative design solutions that her clients absolutely fall in love with.