Our All-Pro Team Delivers for You
Maintaining a reputation for quality, service and high client satisfaction requires more than just having highly skilled staff at every level of our company. It requires that they be dedicated, trained and consistently focused on making sure our clients are happy not only with the work, but also with the process and our company.
Ty Melton, President
Ty Melton founded Melton Design Build in 1993. Today, both Ty and Melton Design Build have become household names when it comes to residential and commercial renovation in Boulder County. He has worked with the city and county of Boulder to develop green building practices, and is an active member of Remodeler's Advantage, a national roundtable group where some of the best remodelers in the nation work together throughout the year to share best practices, ideas and insights for running a top-notch remodeling firm.
In the beginning, Ty led his company to complete dozens of commercial tenant-finish projects for companies such as Starbucks, The Body Shop, The Boulder Community Hospital, Illegal Pete's and Chicago Hair. He quickly realized the need for a design/build remodeling company in Boulder County capable of providing innovative solutions, meticulous craftsmanship and solid value to homeowners. In response, Ty launched the residential remodeling side of Melton Design Build, and since, the company has completed hundreds of home renovation and home remodeling projects including additions, bathrooms, pop-tops, basements, kitchens, decks, offices and so much more.
Ty is a native of Colorado. He began working in construction during high school and later worked as a framing and siding lead carpenter and land surveyor. His passion for woodworking, however, led him to become a custom cabinet and furniture maker for several years.
Early in his career, Ty decided to take several years "off" to cycle through much of the U.S. and Europe. When he was ready to settle down, he chose Boulder, and has called it home now for over two decades.
Ty has always felt it important to give back to his community. Over the years, he has volunteered countless hours with Rotary's INTERACT and RYLA clubs, served on the Board of Directors of Rotary and the Boulder History Museum. He has also been a volunteer soccer coach with the YMCA, Boulder Force, and Boulder Indoor Soccer.
Ty enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons, coaching soccer, fly-fishing, cycling and woodworking.
Josh Fiester, Project Development Manager
Josh, a Boulder native, has more than 10 years experience managing large-scale commercial and residential projects. He has extensive experience in green building and LEED certification and served as project manager on the construction of the first LEED platinum commercial TI in the country.
With a background in commercial and residential real estate development, Josh has managed remodeling projects of every size throughout Colorado and San Francisco. His communication skills and hands-on construction approach enable him to help our clients discover remodeling solutions that they love.
In his spare time Josh enjoys fly-fishing, skiing, and mountain biking with his wife.
Clay Dusel, Project Development Manager
Clay joins the team at Melton with more than 10 years of construction experience under his tool belt. Clay attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and majored in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Green Building. After graduating in 1999, he worked as a carpenter in the green building field. In 2004, Clay started his own custom building company in Boulder County.
With his extensive knowledge of green building practices and Boulder County building codes, Clay makes remodeling easy and stress-free for his clients. His favorite part of working in the construction industry is developing relationships with his clients and helping them create the home of their dreams.
When you can't find him at a client's home, you're not likely to find him at his own either. He's busy playing outside with his wife and three daughters. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, music festivals and anything he can do with his family in tow.
Steven Phoenix, Energy and Small Projects Manager
Steve has been an integral part of the Melton Design Build team since 2003. Today, his vast construction experience plus certifications as a BPI Certified Building Analyst Professional and licensed Home Performance with Energy Star provider give him expertise to run Melton Design Build's Energy and Small Projects Division.
Steven helps incorporate eco-build principles into Melton's design-build remodels. He also performs full-service home energy audits and efficiency renovations for our clients. In addition, he assists homeowners with the project development of some of their smaller home renovation needs.
In his free time, Steven is a songwriter and musician who enjoys spending time with his family.
Kevin Gregory, Director of Construction
Kevin entered the construction world through a family-owned framing and siding business over 15 years ago. Drawing on his superior organization and forecasting skills, he transitioned into new construction where he was a project manager and superintendent trainer for over 12 years with national companies such as Pulte Homes and John Lange Homes.
Kevin was the Builder Captain through Volunteers of America for the Rainbow House project in Denver, built his own house in 2009, and holds several contractor certifications in the greater Denver area.
Outside of work, Kevin enjoys riding motorcycles, fishing, and family activities with his wife and two children.
Rio Ogilvie, Project Manager
After seven years as lead carpenter at Melton Design Build, Rio moved into project management for us. It's a natural progression that allows him to make even broader use of his extensive carpentry knowledge and leadership skills.
Rio's passion for construction is evident on every project he tackles. His natural charm, attention to detail, and communication skills have made him a favorite with Melton Design Build's clients.
In his free time, Rio enjoys working on small improvement projects for his home, spending time with his wife and son, and outdoor activities such as mountain biking and skiing.
Craig Batchelder, Project Manager
Craig graduated from Champlain College in his home state of Vermont with a degree in criminal justice. Shortly afterward, he left criminal justice and Vermont behind for the Colorado lifestyle and a 20+ year career in construction.
Craig has worked as a carpenter and project manager. Early on, he did solarium and sun space installations. He first began his career with Melton Design Build as a lead carpenter in 2004. Craig's excellent organization and management skills allowed him to quickly move into the role of project manager.
When Craig's not working, he enjoys all the benefits of living in Colorado – skiing, snowboarding, road biking, mountain biking, hiking and more – all in the company of his wife and young son.
Tom Cattany, Architect, LEED AP
With over 25 years experience in both residential and commercial architecture, Tom is a licensed architect in Colorado, Arizona and California. He received his Bachelor's of Arts in Architecture from the University of Arizona and has been creating innovative designs ever since.
Tom experienced with digital 3D rendering and is also highly skilled at crafting hand sketches and renderings. In addition, he is dedicated to developing sustainable designs, and has significant experience with green building practices and alternative materials.
Tom truly enjoys working in the remodeling industry. It gives him the opportunity to work with wonderful people and find creative, cost-effective solutions for integrating new design features with existing space.
Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, mountain biking and enjoying the Colorado outdoors.
Renee Urbanowicz, Interior Designer
Renee Urbanowicz joined Melton Design Build as an Interior Designer. Renee holds a Bachelor of Arts
from Colorado College in Art History and also studied in History of Architecture and Art in Florence, Italy.
She holds a certificate degree in Interior Design and Interior Architecture from University of California at
Renee has worked extensively on high-end residential remodels, as well as new construction. Her work
experience at a leading San Francisco design firm, plus her interior design work at her own firm, make
Renee a great addition to the Melton team. She combines her experience with 'out of the box' thinking
to meet her client’s needs from basic remodels to ground up designs.
When Renee is not designing, she enjoys cooking, playing tennis and getting outdoors for a hike or a
bike ride to enjoy the Colorado weather.
Andrea Chunn, Kitchen & Bath Design Associate
Andrea Chunn works in the design department as a kitchen and bath design associate. After getting her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, she continued her studies and earned her Associate degree from the Art Institute of Colorado in Kitchen and Bath Design.
Before joining the Melton team, Andrea worked as an intern at a Denver-based residential remodeling company where she assisted with product selections, field measurements and plan drafting. For six years she has also run her own residential cleaning business.
Outside of Melton, Andrea enjoys the art of homebrewing with her boyfriend, traveling and the Boulder native can’t help but wallow in her undying loyalty to CU football.
Heather Shoning, Marketing Manager & Director of First Impressions
Heather is the director of first impressions. She greets clients, takes leads and keeps the office running smoothly. She is also the marketing manager developing targeted strategies including traditional marketing, networking and social media management. Heather works closely with the sales and production departments to develop strategies for successful client communications.
In her time off, Heather enjoys hiking, camping and snowshoeing with her husband and two daughters.
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Our Highly Skilled Production Staff
Our staff is selected not only for their high level of technical skill , but also for their people and communication skills. Before hiring, all staff members have a thorough background check.
On average, our key production staff including key field personnel have 18 years of industry experience. Together, our staff boasts almost 300 years of experience, which has contributed to our respected and acknowledged leadership in so many facets of our industry.
Melton completes most its work using staff members and not subcontractors. This allows us to have superior quality and scheduling control, meaning we can offer you a great Melton 3+6+10 Year Limited Warranty and an On-Time, On-Budget Guarantee.
Our highly skilled production staff: (left side, front to back): Brandon Calbreath, Jeff Washburn and Ron Bengtsen; (right side, front to back): Cliff Alsop, Steve Saulter and Dave Turteltaub.
While we use our staff for a greater percentage of our projects than most remodelers, it is sometimes necessary to use a specialty trade professional. We hand-select the ones we use and have worked with most for many years. We take the time to make sure they know what we expect from them, and often have a staff member at the site whenever one of these specialty trades is working. All our specialty trade partners are required to carry the appropriate licenses, workers compensation insurance and general liability insurance for their trade.
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For more information about how we can help you with your project, please contact us today.