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A Spotlight on Hylas

At RDS, Residential Designed Solutions, we are proud of our team members! They are the reason we are so successful. We are introducing a “sketched” profile of one of our key associates so that you can get to know us better at RDS.

Name: Hylas Stemen

What is your position at RDS?
I am a Project Designer.

What is your specialty area?
My specialty is the design of custom homes and remodel additions with estimating experience to keep the design within budget.

What are your current job responsibilities?
Generating new business, designing new projects, plan checking, and marketing development.

When did you begin working at Residential Designed Solutions?
I joined RDS in 2004 originally, returned in 2013, and am now back for the final chapter in my career.

Where else have you worked?
New Builds: Rockford, Duffy, Joshua, and Compass
Remodeling: Matrka Remodeling and Alta Design Build

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 1994

What colleges did you attend and what training have you received?
Bowling Green State University with a dual bachelor in Architectural Design and Construction Management Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD)

Where do you live?
Hilliard, Ohio

What else do you want us to know about you?
I grew up as the son of a plumber and loved going on jobs with him. At the age of 13, my father and I built our family home and I helped with the floor plans, working on every aspect of building the home from start to finish. From there on I was hooked. My architecture and construction degrees have exposed me to great experiences with central Ohio builders and remodelers. Through design, cost analysis/estimating, and color selection experiences, I understand each piece that it takes to build and make a home live well. My vision to hear a client's wishes and transform them into their dreams is truly one of my special qualities. Homes are my passion, and seeing the sparkle in clients' eyes is what drives me.

Time away from the office often includes scenic drives in search of great photography, raising my two teenage sons, golfing, and repurposing furniture. Even I like a good Pinterest idea, or two!

My bucket list includes going on a Survivor Man expedition in the wilderness, skydiving, scuba diving, and competing in a triathlon. My dream car is a very muddy 4x4 Jeep Wrangler.

I’m proud of my accomplishments:
2013 Parade of Homes – Award Winning Design for Compass Homes (5 awards)
2012 Parade of Homes – Award Winning Design for Compass Homes (10 awards)

2007 AIBD/Hanley Wood ‘Unbuilt Design’ Competition – First Place 2006
AIBD ‘Design Solution’ Competition – First Place
2003 Parade of Homes – Award Winning Design for Joshua Homes (3 awards)

And I’m a darn good cook!
2008 BIA Chili Cookoff – Blue Ribbon Chef’s Choice Recipe
2007 BIA First Annual Chili Cookoff – Blue Ribbon Chef’s Choice and People’s Choice Recipe

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