David W. Kopke - President / Founder
Years experience: 29 years in the industry, 22 years as owner
What I do: Oversee all activities as C.E.O. / President
Hobbies: Golf, fishing, euchre
Favorite part of your job: Visiting customers during and after the projects.
Dave founded the company in January of 1993. He was the top salesperson in the remodeling industry for many years prior to opening his own business. Dave is a "hands on" business person whose expertise has led Kopke to record year over year growth.
"I'm so proud of what we have created over the last 23 years. I really get excited when I think about the dreams that we have made come true. Our goal is to make your remodeling project a pleasant experience." If you are considering home improvement/remodeling, ask your friends and neighbors about us and you will hear good things. If you are a past customer, call on us again. We are ready for your next project.
P.S. Write me at the above e-mail address for remodeling advice, information or concerns.
Alan Seeley - General Manager
Alan was originally hired as a consultant, and we liked him so much that we asked him to come on board! He manages all of the day-to-day activities at Kopke, making sure all of our customers are happy. Please feel free to come to him with any questions or concerns.
Laura Kopke - Showroom Manager
Years experience: 21
What I do: Maintain the showroom, purchase supplies, plan employee parties and events, and occasionally make lunch for employees.
Favorite part of your job: Interacting with employees.
Hobbies: Playing golf, euchre, and Words with Friends.
Kayla Kopke-Jeffries - Bookkeeper
Years experience: 1
Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, live music, estate sales, alternative process photography.
Favorite part of your job: Meeting our customers!!
Personal motto: "Do what's best."
Favorite quote: "Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools." -Albert Einstein
Kayla started out in 2011 as Marketing Manager, and in 2016 has transitioned to the Bookkeeper position. Please don't hesitate to contact her with any billing questions!
Richard De Fauw - Senior Architectural and Interior Designer
Years experience: 20+ years experience in high-end remodeling/construction. Interior design, gourmet kitchens, home theaters, baths, outdoor kitchens/pools.
Favorite part of your job: Meeting new people each and every day. Each day is a challenge, and it is exciting to develop the genesis of a concept for a client and then make it a reality they can enjoy. I am surrounded by a great staff to the success of Kopke.
Hobbies: Boating, jetskiing, snowmobiling, trap/skeet/competition shooting, hunting, fishing. I enjoy spending time outdoors in northern Michigan.
For any questions or interests in future remodeling of your home, I can be reached at the e-mail listed above. Looking forward to meeting with you soon!
Rebecca Maybee - Design Consultant
Rebecca has 20 years experience in interior design and planning of both residential and commercial applications: space planning, finish specification, remodeling and renovation.
Rick DeBolt - Design Consultant
What I do: Help clients in making decisions on their interior and exterior architecture needs, from basic to more extensive projects.
Personal motto: I truly believe it's not looking at a glass half empty or half full, it's to be satisfied you have a glass!
Mike Farmer - Design Consultant
Mike joined our team in the summer of 2016. Full bio coming soon!
Curt Goebel - Interior Production Manager
Curt has been with the company since 2001. He has 25 years of project management experience and has quickly moved up to production manager. Curt is responsible for monitoring progress on all projects and collection of all progress payments.
Michael Murphy - Interior Production Manager
Michael has been with the company for 7 Years. He came in with 35 years experience as a journeyman carpenter, deciding to try his hand at sales. He quickly became our top salesperson, then transitioned to managing our design department, and now he has joined our production management team. His knowledge of how projects are designed and installed is a huge asset to the Kopke team. His specialties include: kitchens, baths, additions, sunrooms, dormers, Pella windows and doorwalls.
Dale Dexter - Exterior Production Manager
Years experience: 38
Favorite part of your job: Meeting and dealing with the customers
Personal motto: Treat every job like you're working on your own house and you'll never have any problems
Favorite quote: "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." -Benjamin Franklin
Dale has transitioned from our main window installer to our exterior production manager. He manages all projects that occur on the outside of the home, such as windows, siding and roofing.
Brandon Hill - Director of Design and Specifications
Employee of the Month: April 2016
Brandon has been with the company since 1998 and has been a State of Michigan Licensed Builder since 1978. He graduated from Ferris State in Building Construction / Business Management and has been a member of NKBA since 1995. He will ensure your projects adhere to functional design and timeless style.
Amanda Bagos – Assistant Director of Design and Specifications
Years experience: 5 years experience in kitchen and bath remodeling and tile design.
What I do: Assistant Director of Design and Specifications
Education: Baker College of Auburn Hills:
Certificate of Kitchen and Bath Design, 2008
Associates Degree in Applied Science, 2009
Bachelor’s Degree of Interior Design, 2011
Minor in Architecture, 2011
State of MI Licensed Realtor, 2013
Favorite part of your job: Working with our sales team, design team, and our clients to create a beautiful space they can enjoy for years to come.
Hobbies: Playing ice hockey, reading, and taking part in church activities. I have two little girls that I enjoy immensely as well, and it’s always an adventure with them!
For any questions or interests in future remodeling of your home, please feel free to contact myself or anyone here at Kopke Remodeling & Design!
Laureen Vollmer - Marketing Manager
Halina Triest - Designer
Years experience: Over ten years experience in commercial and residential architectural design and document preparation.
What I do: I provide spatial design solutions for, interior and exterior, residential remodeling projects represented through 2-d and 3-d drawings.
Favorite part of your job: The unique process that each project undergoes when the needs and desires of the client are combined with aesthetics, practicality and unlimited possibilities.
Hobbies: Gardening, travel and nature exploration, study of martial arts, sewing and other crafts.
Personal motto: Do your best and attempt it all with integrity.
Favorite quote: “The Earth has music for those who listen.” – George Santayana
Nicole DuShane - Customer Service Representative
Years experience: 5 years in customer service
What I do: Answer phones, set appointments, assist customers and consultants, apply for permits, and run our handy man division.
Favorite part of your job: Interacting with customers and providing a good experience.
Hobbies: Reading, golfing, cooking, spending time with my family, listening to & playing music.
Darren Johnson - I.T. & Pricing
Darren is in charge of pricing out jobs, computer network, databases, and miscellaenous troubleshooting around the office. If you have a technical question, Darren (or "Smurf") is your guy.
Rachel Mead - Pricing
Rachel joined our pricing team in 2016 to help us keep up with high demand!
Sam Imig - Handyman / Service Provider / Installer
Sam is a finish carpenter with many years of experience. Sam has been with us for four years now and is constantly receiving praise from our customers for his work ethic and technical skills.
Vince Daguanno - Installer
Employee of the Month: January 2016
Vince has been with the company since 1998 and specializes in plumbing, electrical, tear outs, framing and finish details.
Joe Mullas - Installer
Employee of the Month: March 2016
Joe has been with the company since 1999 and has become an integral part of our success. Known for his "perfection", he specializes in bathroom remodeling, ceramic tile and finish details..
Mike Porea - Installer
Years experience: 5 months on the job.
What I do: Tearout and installations.
Favorite part of your job: Seeing the finished job and seeing how happy the customers are with it.
Hobbies: Boating, golfing and bowling.
Paul Elliott - Installer
Years experience: 30
What I do: Everything that needs to be done.
Favorite part of your job: Compliments from the customers.
Hobbies: Boating & camping with my daughters. Camping, fishing & hunting in remote wilderness. Scuba diving wrecks. Restoring cars, boats & motorcycles or anything with an engine. Restoring, designing & building wood furniture.
Personal motto: Git R Dun & Have Some Fun
Chris McArdle - Handyman
Chris joined our Handyman Division late Spring of 2016.
Mike Kuhle - Installer
Mike joined our Installation Team in Summer 2016.
Nick Parrish - Installer
Nick joined our Installation Team in Fall 2016.