Our Home Remodeling Design Consultants
Craig Durosko, Founder & Chairman
Craig founded Sun Design Remodeling in 1988 with one simple philosophy- helping people with their homes. He has been instrumental in growing a one person sunroom repair and deck building shop into a successful design build firm with more than 50 employees.
Over the years, Craig has worn almost every hat in the organization. His true passion has always been the role of building and maintaining Sun Design’s culture that is based on providing a great experience for clients as well as employees, vendors and trades people.
“After 25 years I still look forward to going into work each day. I enjoy the culture we have built here at Sun Design and the people I work with. I enjoy our clients and love to see them light up when their vision comes to life. They can see how our work has improved the way their homes function for their families. I enjoy seeing the awards our designers get for their creativity and the awards our entire staff gets for growing a successful business based on serving our clients,” says Craig.
Craig’s certifications include: CR, Certified Remodeler, from the National Assoc. of Remodeling Industry (NARI); and CGP, Certified Green Professional from the National Assoc. of Home Builders. He has been on the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s Metro DC chapter board and has served as its education chairperson for a number of years. Craig has received two Image Awards and the President’s Award from NARI.
Craig enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, keeping a healthy mind and body, and mountain biking.
Bob Gallagher, President
Bob joined Sun Design in the summer of 1993. He’s done it all at the company – from selling and designing his own projects to managing the sales and design team, to where he is today as President and co-owner – managing all company operations. For more than 10 years, Bob served on the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) board of directors; he was chair of strategic planning from 2002-2004. He was the local metro DC NARI chapter president from 2000-2002. In recognition of his efforts he has received many awards including numerous President’s Awards from NARI andthe Hall of Fame Award from the local NARI chapter. He has also been featured in the media – on the cover of a number of industry magazines and in many news articles over the years to include, but not limited to, the Washington Business Journal and The Washington Post as an innovative leader in company culture.
“I always keep an open mind to new ideas and finding ways to implement them. Sun Design is an organization that harnesses the talent of its team of innovative people and pours their heart into taking care of client needs. That’s why I love working here – we are always looking for ways to improve; all the while stopping to celebrate the success we have along the way.” says Bob.
Roger Lataille, Director of New Business Development
Since 2003, Roger has worked with Sun Design clients to improve their homes. Roger says, “I enjoy working for Sun Design because of the other people that work there, the owners and the sincere and honest approach to client needs and client satisfaction. When everyone does a great job and the client’s expectations have been exceeded it provides a great work environment.” In addition, he is on Sun Design’s board of advisors and provides critical insight from his experience in sales and client interaction.
Roger and his wife both have worked as real estate agents, buying homes, designing remodels and reselling them since 1990. He has earned a number of degrees including a Bachelor and Master Degree in Applied Science. He has been recognized for numerous award winning projects since 2003 at Sun Design.
Cassie Eckenrode, Design Consultant
Cassie joined the Sun Design team at the start of 2018. As a Design Consultant she helps clients clarify and decide their scope of work, the timing of their project, budget, and vision for what’s possible in their home. “I am thrilled when I succeed in helping my clients improve the way they live in their home environment – it’s so important; and influences everything else they do during the day. I want everyone to enjoy coming home to a beautiful space,” says Cassie. Clients praise Cassie on her communication skills and ability to meet their unique needs and personal vision throughout the remodeling process.
Cassie has spent over 20 years sharing her experience within new home and office sales. Further stating, “I’ve finally found a place that shares my values and commitment to excellence, not only to their clients, but to their employees as well. Sun Design has a fabulous culture and I’m honored to be a part of this team.”
Cassie has earned several recognition awards over the years that include the Platinum Circle of Excellence for Customer Service, Employee of the Year, and one of the Top Ten Salespersons in the nation.
In Cassie’s spare time she enjoys working with others on personal training and nutritional coaching; toastmasters’ competitions; interior design; professional organizing; theatre acting and teaching… and is an avid trivial pursuit player!
Fred Kime, Design Consultant
Fred joined the Sun Design team in 2016 bringing with him over 30 years of business sales and management experience. As a Design Consultant, he helps clients bring their visions to reality through project management and collaborating with designers and clients throughout their
Prior to joining Sun Design, Fred successfully managed various sales force’s, specializing in Customer Responsive Selling and an ability to custom-coach diverse sales staff through relationship-based performance data management.
Fred says, “The culture at Sun Design is great. There’s good employee interaction, great customer feedback, and a great team focused atmosphere. I love the small company feel with the large company resource and vision of the future.”
Outside of Sun Design Fred spends a lot of time with his wife and three sons. He enjoys sports, is an avid runner, and volunteer within his local community. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Temple University.
Fahad AlQassab, Sales Associate
Fahad joined Sun Design in 2012, as an Assistant Project Manager, where he planned and constructed a variety of remodeling projects. He now brings his technical expertise in renovations to his current role as Sales Associate.
As a Sales Associate Fahad works closely with our design consultants to obtain pre-estimates and visual aides to demonstrate the value of any unique design-build project one may be seeking. He ensures that potential clients’ goals and objectives can be met within budget, providing project options as necessary, to allow one to make informed buying decisions along the way.
According to Fahad, “There’s never a day where I see anyone at Sun Design becoming complacent with their work.That’s part of what I love about working here –we’re all focused on providing the best product and service for our clients, while creating a great atmosphere and relationships with each other.”
Before joining Sun Design, Fahad renovated historical properties in Richmond, VA where he received his Bachelors of Science in Physics from Virginia Commonwealth University. Outside of work he enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Michael Guemple, Sales Associate
Michael began working for Sun Design in February of 2019, as one of our Sales Associates. As an associate Michael aids the Sales Team in whichever way he can, including writing up contracts and creating estimates for our clients. As well, Michael helps to lead our Tradewalks, and organizes the details preceding the production phase. He lends support to all corners of the Sun Design Team by ensuring that every client is prepared and happy by the time we start production on their home.
When asked why he chose to work at Sun Design Michael answered: “I decided to work for Sun Design because the company culture here really resonated with me. I enjoy how they aim to make their clients happy and that they treat their employees with respect, and I am proud and excited to be a part of something this great.”
Michael brings to Sun Design a bachelor’s degree in Business from University of North Carolina Wilmington, as well as four years of experience working both in the field as a landscaper and Crew Leader, and in the studio with Odora Designs. Having worked in construction and understanding business and mathematics Michael has gained the tools to visualize our projects and understand what needs to be done in order for them to be successful. Our clients love having him on their team! Michael said, “I believe in being honest with coworkers, clients, and myself. I try to be transparent when communicating so that people understand me in what I am doing and why.”
Jose Reig, Concept Design Specialist
Jose brings to the Sun Design team a lifelong passion for interior architecture and design. A native to Barcelona, Jose has an extraordinary sensitivity and innate sense of space, creating welcoming living environments characterized by their sheer beauty and functionality.
As a Concept Design Specialist, Jose integrates clients’ needs into concept sketches to help them visualize opportunities within their project space. “When I start working on a concept, I try to begin with the considerations of the space and the clients’ needs. Then I think of different ways to bring comfort into the space. Working to transform a space is such a great process and each home is so different. I believe that the small details make a big difference.”
Jose graduated from the Polytechnic University of Barcelona with a degree in Architecture, and from IESE Business School’s general management program. Outside of work he enjoys sailing, skeet shooting, family gatherings and volunteering for nonprofit family organizations.
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