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  • Chris DiCicco

  • Vice President of Business Development
  • Years of Experience: 16
  • Hometown: Schaumburg, IL


With over 15 years of experience in the homebuilding business, Chris DiCiccio, Airoom’s Vice President of Business Development, is a stalwart figure in the space. Originally from Schaumburg, IL, Chris holds a degree in Finance from Roosevelt University. He started his career interning with a design-build firm in high school and college, and quickly moved on to the role of superintendent doing fieldwork with a national homebuilder in the area. His passion for homebuilding continued to grow, and he worked his way up to a Project Manager position, spearheading involved homebuilding projects for large territories and multiple sub-divisions.

Chris has always been particularly interested in the Craftsman style of architecture, and has found the greatest reward in his work is making his clients happy. Over the years, Chris has earned multiple awards for Highest Customer Satisfaction, and has a true talent for involving his clients in every stage of each project he works on.

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  • Marty Meadow

  • Senior Vice President
  • Years of Experience: 41
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL


Featured Projects:

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

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.

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  • Marvin Warner

  • Senior Project Manager
  • Years of Experience: 41
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL


If we can say anything about Marv Warner, it’s that he’s a true vanguard in the design and architecture world. Aside from his already remarkable tenure at Airoom— where he has worked as a standout Senior Project Manager for 23 years and counting— he ran his own business for 25 years before joining the team.

At Airoom, Marv uses his wide knowledge of design, architecture, and construction to supervise all plan developments with every client that walks through our doors, and acts as a guide for clients from development conception to the final phase of construction. No stranger to the design industry, he has worked in every possible design field across the past 44 years and his favorite designers and styles are a reflection of the time he’s devoted to his craft. When Marv’s not at the office, you can find him on the golf course or spending time at home with his five lovely grandkids.

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  • Gina Bon

  • Senior Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 15
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL

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

Featured Projects:

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

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.

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  • Pam Morris

  • Kitchen & Bath Designer
  • Years of Experience: 23
  • Hometown: Half Day, IL


Featured Projects:

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

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.

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  • Dudley Bandy

  • Senior Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 41
  • Hometown: Indianapolis, IN


Featured Projects:

Hawthorn Woods Home Addition
Chicago Kitchen Remodel
Barrington Home Addition

The warmth 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.

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  • Maida Korte

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 30
  • Hometown: Wheaton, IL


Having grown up with family in the construction industry, Maida Korte has always possessed a unique view into the architecture and design world. As a child, Maida enjoyed watching family members design and build projects from the ground up, and soon discovered she had a passion for interior design herself. Fast forward to today, and Maida now boasts 30 years of design experience and previously founded a company that saw her designing homes all over the nation, picking up a number of awards for her work along the way.

Named as one of the Top 50 Remodelers in 2016 by Remodeler’s Inc. Magazine, Maida joined the Airoom team as a Project Development Manager where she works directly with clients to uncover unique design solutions for their homes and executes those designs alongside her team of esteemed colleagues. Maida prides herself on her fresh approach to space, her thoughtful collaboration practices, and her fearless ability to search for solutions that will bring a client’s dreams to life.

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  • Alesia Bentley

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 11
  • Hometown: Detroit, MI


Alesia is a creative that believes the power of design has a true impact on our every day lives. Born and raised in Detroit she moved to Chicago seeking her passion for architecture and design. From there she graduated with a Bachelors degree from Harrington College of Design. She has over 10 years of design experience including high end residential, textiles, new home construction and art restoration. She was recruited by Airoom and is thrilled to bring her skill and knowledge to remodeling interiors and exteriors. She is multifaceted when it comes to her clients projects, but is most recognized for her stunning kitchen remodels. Her aesthetic is eclectic and timeless and she prides herself on close attention to detail. Alesia’s natural ability to connect with her clients gives her the impeccable reputation that precedes her. She is an artist at heart, with a logical and practical approach that turns her clients dreams into reality.

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  • Maxx Klein

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 3
  • Hometown: Winnetka, IL


From a very young age, Maxx Klein always knew he would be a part of the design and architecture world. His family has worked in construction, architecture, and design for three generations, and his work and talents he contributes to Airoom are a testimony to the time he’s spent surrounded by others who have helped mold him into the project manager he is today. Maxx was hired on as a Project Development Manager at Airoom after graduating from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in 2018.

If you ask him, architecture and design have always been in his blood; At the young age of 17, Maxx founded his own cabinet and appliance resale company called Sellvage One, where he helps customers sell their existing cabinetry and home appliances during a move or remodel. As a Project Development Manager at Airoom, Maxx particularly enjoys the process of finding ways to make his clients’ visions become realities while working within their budgetary wishes. Maxx has a sharp eye for aesthetics, and loves Coastal or mid-century inspired design. He’s an avid traveler, is passionate for outdoor activities like skiing, and when he’s not at the office you can likely find him dining at new, interesting restaurants all around the Chicago area.

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  • Peggy Sorenson

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 10
  • Hometown: Chicago, IL


Like many of her contemporaries, Peggy was passionate about design and the impact of interior composition on the world around her from a very young age. In her early years, Peggy cut her teeth in Design sketching floor plans for her eager classmates on the Northwest side of Chicago at an affordable rate of ten cents per piece. Her creative drive and fervent desire to share her craft pushed her to study Interior Design at Purdue University and Harrington College of Design.

Shortly following graduation Peggy launched her career at such revered design firms as HKS and Cannon Design, where she had the opportunity to offer first class design services to Fortune 500 companies and world-renowned healthcare practices. Peggy brings her inherent ability to visualize possibilities and provides tailored solutions to each of her clients as a Project Development Manager at Airoom. When she’s not helping her clients develop their dream homes, you can find Peggy at the park with her husband and two young children.

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  • Lynda Oertel

  • Project Development Manager
  • Years of Experience: 7
  • Hometown: Joliet, IL


Lynda joins the Airoom team with 7 years of residential design experience to her name. Having first earned her degree from WIU, she spent time as a project developer at Sears Kitchen & Remodeling and Galaxie construction before bringing her expertise to Airoom as a Project Development Manager. Lynda adeptly acts as a sort of gatekeeper between the renovation world and her clients, providing them with information on project scopes, design solutions, financial solutions, and carefully guiding each client through the Airoom process, acting as their key advocate from those preliminary design conversations all the way through to the completed renovation. When she’s not dedicating herself to ensuring Airoom clients have the best renovation experience possible, you can find her spending time with her daughter, or enjoying outdoor activities like hiking, mountain climbing, and white water rafting.


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  • David Shalkow

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 20
  • Hometown: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico


A quick look at David Shalkow’s work history will reveal that he’s quite the Renaissance man when it comes to the Design/Build world. David originally hails from Monterrey, Mexico, a place whose history and varied style has left a large impression on his work and aesthetic today. David graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architecture from Anahuac University in Mexico City, Mexico, and boasts 20 years of international experience working in all phases of commercial and residential construction projects. At Airoom, David is a Design Associate where he collaborates with his fellow Project Development Managers to find adequate and innovative solutions to create new spaces for his clients.

Before lending his design expertise and creative vision to Airoom, David led a Design/Build firm in Mexico, where he had the opportunity to combine his passion for travel with architecture, designing apartments in cities like Acapulco, Cancun, and many others. Though David is a natural creative, his approach to his work falls into the analytical; He shines when he is able to find spacial solutions that perfectly adhere to his clients’ needs and wants. Some of his passions outside of design include cooking, movie nights, and spending time on science projects with his son.

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  • Liz Wensel

  • Design Associate
  • Years of Experience: 6
  • Hometown: Geneva, IL


Though design and architecture were career paths that Liz Wensel stepped into later in life, it didn’t stop her from quickly making a mark on the industry with her talent for detailed and attentive design proposals and wide knowledge of various architecture movements and styles. Liz completed her Applied Associates in Science degree in 2016 from the College of DuPage and joined the Airoom team shortly after graduation. Not one to shy away from going the extra mile, she also completed the classes necessary for certification in Kitchen & Bath Design, Advanced Lighting, and Computer-aided Drafting. Liz now enjoys her post as a Design Associate for Airoom, where she assists the Project Development Managers in creating comprehensive design proposals and prepares 2D layouts and 3D computer models to present to prospective Airoom clients. Here she really gets to put her credentials into practice, creating presentation for projects ranging from simple pull and replace kitchen and baths to large and complex interior remodels and home additions. She finds herself drawn to architecture hailing from the Arts & Crafts movement of the early 20th century, and the Japanese-inspired Prairie School of Architecture. Liz’s next goal is to pass the NKBA certification exams, but in her free time she enjoys walking her dogs and working her way through the New York Times weekly crossword puzzles.