At Case we really pride ourselves on being leaders in the remodeling industry, but it takes amazing people to make that happen. We thought you might be interested in getting to know them a little bit better. This week we’re highlighting Director of Project Development Michael O’Hearn.
Let’s get started…
Spotlight on: Michael O’Hearn
How long have you been at Case? Have you held any other positions in the company?
16 years! I began my career at Case in late 2003 as a Remodeling Consultant. I was promoted to general manager of the Falls Church office from 2006-2009. I returned to a more client-facing position as Director of Project Development where I currently reside.
What’s your design style?
I am drawn towards the more contemporary design motifs where simple clean lines create a real sense of serenity and calmness. I prefer a tasteful blend of natural materials like stone and reclaimed wood, introduced in subtle features to soften the look and feel.
If you were remodeling your home, what project would you do?
I would add a two-story addition to allow for the expansion of a large kitchen / dining room in an open concept with lots of natural light and space to connect with family and guests.
Where do you think it’s smartest to splurge and save?
Go big when adding space to your home. As I tell my prospective clients “The first one foot of an addition is the most expensive”. Usually, doubling the square footage of your new addition may only result in an increase in price of 40%.
Adding a screened porch is a great way to add usable space to your home at a fraction of the cost of a conditioned space. Many people find this space to be their favorite spot in their home and with a simple heating element added, can be used all year round.
What’s your favorite thing about working with Case?
There are so many reasons why I love working at Case. If I had to pick just one, it would be the singular commitment to excellence that every member of the teams strives to bring to our clients every single day. Knowing this drives me to make sure I bring my A game each and every day.
Is there anything a client can do to make your job easier?
Spending a bit of time on Pinterest or Houzz to get a better feel for what you like and don’t like as well as the latest trends will help you gain more confidence as we begin the selections process for your new kitchen or bathroom remodel.
What if I don’t know my design style?
That is absolutely okay. Most people know what they DON’T like when they see it. Let’s start there. Then we can hone in on what it is you tend to gravitate towards. Often times it helps to focus on how a certain space makes you feel when you enter. See if you can recall a time when you walked into a room and felt at peace.
If you’d like to work with Michael on your project, click here to schedule an appointment. Be sure to mention his name in the ‘Renovation Goals’ box.