We’re proud of the depth and breadth of experience our team brings to every project. We’re even more proud of them as individuals and members of the community, people who listen carefully and care deeply about residential design. We’d like you to meet a few of them:
FOUNDER, PRESIDENT & PRINCIPAL DESIGNER
Jim has been all over the place – serving on national and local boards and committees throughout the building industry, and collecting many awards for the excellence of his design work. Jim says his proudest moments are when he sees in his client’s eyes that they love the result RDS has delivered. We’re proud to have him as our founder and leader.
- Certified Professional Building Designer (CPBD) since 1992
- National President: the American Institute of Building Design 1999 & 2000
- AIBD National Designer of the Year 2004
- Elevated to Fellow in AIBD 2014
- MasterWork of Design on-site competition winner 2004
- Nation Assoc. of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Orla Coakley Award for Industry Achievement 2011
DESIGNER & PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Dominic has seen it all. After years of both the office and the field side of construction management under his belt there isn’t much in this business that he hasn’t been into at least knee deep. CAD drafting and design, code analysis, cost estimating and on site project management, he truly understands managing the details and the construction process. He also has a real passion for sustainable design and the value it brings to homes.
Born and raised a Buckeye, Dominic enjoys spending time with family, hiking, biking and travel to experience new places and cultures.
DESIGNER & PROJECT MANAGER
Hylas has loved homes since he was a boy. Growing up the son of a plumber, he helped his father build the family home at an early age. With a degree in architecture and construction management, he has been exposed to great experiences with several central Ohio builders and remodelers. Experienced in cost estimating/analysis, design and color selection, he understands each piece that it takes to build and make a home live well.
Michelle has been immersed in residential design since a very young age. Her mother would share home design magazines and point out all of the things she liked about each featured house. Now she is pointing out details to everyone in the office.
For many years her time was spent at the barre, learning and mastering ballet and jazz. We’re fortunate that she brings her dance discipline to all of her projects. With her husband, their dog Dr. Watson, and friends, she loves exploring new places around the city. If out and about, you’ll find her pursuing her passion for crafts such as knitting, sewing and cake decorating.
CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTATION SPECIALIST
Caleb brings energy and a perfectionist spirit to every project. He is an outdoor sports enthusiast with a passion for hiking and road biking, all the while remaining grounded by his caring nature and family oriented values. A native of New Hampshire but raised and recently relocated from North Carolina, the “up east” and “southern” accents apparently cancel each other out.
Caleb is all about the details on each project and developing the very best designs and construction documents possible.
When you call the office, chances are you’ll hear Barb’s friendly greeting. With her years of experience in finance and administration, chances are even better she will be able to answer any question you can throw at her.
Outside the office, Barb keeps busy with volunteer work and is often on the road visiting her five children and fifteen grandchildren with her husband and their Tibetan terrier, Maggie.