OWNER/INTERIOR DESIGNER, CHMS
Interior Design Degree: Purdue University School of
Engineering and Technology
Gretchen has had a long time love of Interior Design, attributed mostly to her high school art history teacher who exposed her to art, architecture and the fascinating history of classic art and design.
Gretchen studied Interior Design at Ball State University and received her degree in Interior Design from Purdue University's School of Engineering and Technology-a CIDA accredited design program.
She began practicing interior design at Alyson Jon Interiors in Houston TX, designing custom show homes for area builders as well as full-scale projects for private clientele. During this time, she pursued her CHMS designation from the Champions School of Real Estate to become a professional home stager.
She is experienced and knowledgeable in all styles of design, seeking to create an end result that fully reflects her client's personality and desires.
Gretchen spent 3 years on the board of the local chapter of Women's Council of Realtors and their fundraising project, Bras for a Cause. She also is involved in local organizations such as the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center, Friends of the Leelanau School and the Home Builder's Association. On the side, Gretchen is an avid photographer, painter, and teaches an extended education Interior Design course at Northwestern Michigan College.
2017 Parade of Homes, Remodel Division
Winner: Best Kitchen (Simonis Construction Project)
2011 Home Builder's Association Humanitarian of the Year
Community Service Award:
Leading the re-design project for the Children's Advocacy Center lobby
2013 Parade of Homes, New Construction
Winner: Best Kitchen
Runner Up: Interior Design, Master Suite
AFFILIATIONS and DESIGNATIONS:
Certified Home Staging Specialist, CHMS
Women's Council of Realtors, Northern Michigan Chapter
Traverse Area Association of Realtors, TAAR
Home Builders Association of Grand Traverse Area
DESIGN COORDINATOR/CABINETRY ENGINEER
Engineering and Design Technology Degree: Western Michigan University
Amy has been in the kitchen and bath design industry for 12 years. She provides our team with expertise in cabinet construction, technology and design. She is an Elk Rapids native and spends her free time with her husband and two children, and their dog Luna. Amy is also enjoys quilting.
ASSOCIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER, ALLIED ASID
Interior Design Degree: Harrington College of Design
Rebecca is passionate about designing beautiful, comfortable and functional spaces that reflect the client’s tastes and interests. Regardless of the scope of the project she aims to surpass the client’s expectations and provide unparalleled service.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Harrington College of Design as well as degrees in Fine Arts and Graphic Design.
She began her interior design career at ASI Interiors in Chicago where she honed her attention to details and project management skills by working with clients, their architects and contractors to produce high- end residential projects. In 2009 she established her design firm focusing on residential and small commercial projects.
Following a life-long dream to live up north, she and her husband relocated to Traverse City in 2014. She is active in volunteering both her time and design skills to local non-profit organizations
Megan helps keep our office running smoothly and assists with design project administration. She is a food and wine enthusiast, pet lover, and enjoys creative pursuits in her spare time.