Meet the Team

Welcome to the family! That’s right, not only do we consider you a customer, but a family member. At David & Goliath Builders, DG Remodeling and Avid Homes; we are not just a team of building professionals, we are family. We take all of our building projects to heart and will carefully build or remodel your home as if it were our own home. We want you to enjoy the building process as well as getting to know each of us personally, so when we welcome you to your new home or remodeled living space, you’ll be sure to have us back!

David & Goliath Builders, DG Remodeling & Avid Homes has something no other family of building companies in Wisconsin has —The #1 Team in Home Building & Remodeling!

Our award winning building professionals and craftsmen are on staff full time building all of our homes and remodeling projects from start to finish. Our success, without hesitation, depends solely on our carefully selected team. We are fully committed to our philosophy because we ALL HAVE A PERSONAL STAKE IN ENSURING THAT EACH PROJECT WE BUILD IS THE VERY BEST. Since the new home sales consultants, architectural designers, masons, rough framing carpenters finish carpenters, interior designers and landscape experts are all employees—not subcontractors! WE WORK AS A TEAM TO BUILD YOUR NEW HOME OR REMODELING PROJECT!

The quality of our products stands the test of time because we actually build your home or remodeling project. We do the work correctly from the start!

OUR FAMILY MEMBERS

David A. Rodrigues, Jr., President/Owner

WI CONTRACTOR LICENSE #2095
CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL (CCP)
MASTER BUILDER
CERTIFIED LEAD SAFE RENOVATOR

 

HDG_9760David’s love for residential architecture grew from living in seven different states and homes during his childhood. His father was an engineer for General Electric and their seventh move was to Wisconsin during David’s freshman year of high school. David’s career in residential construction began as a rough carpenter working for two area builders while going to high school & college. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, David formed David & Goliath Builders. Now 30 years later, David works with clients to design their dream homes and renovate their outdated living spaces. He also successfully manages all the new home & remodeling projects with help from his crew foreman. David strongly believes in building each and every project right the first time. David is committed to keeping well educated on the many different and new building materials and techniques in the industry. His philosophy is to not only build each home like it is his own home, but he also feels a home should be built to last a lifetime. Nothing is more rewarding to David than giving satisfied customers the keys to their dream home or turning over newly renovated living spaces.

Ann Rodrigues, Vice President/Owner

WI CONTRACTOR LICENSE #1068229
CERTIFIED CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONAL (CCP)
MASTER BUILDER

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Ann jointly founded David & Goliath Builders, DG Remodeling & Avid Homes with her husband David in 1985 after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications & Marketing. Ann oversees all of the business operations and marketing of the company. She is instrumental in producing everything you see about our family of building companies in marketing & advertising. She is one of the friendly faces you will meet at our model homes. Ann also works with customers on designing their projects as well as helping them to select their building materials and make color selections. Ann is passionate about making the home building process fun and exciting. Ann wants all of our customers to know that building & remodeling homes is not just a job at David & Goliath Builders, DG Remodeling & Avid Homes it is what we all love to do! She enjoys the satisfaction and creativity of being involved in making each and every project develop from drawings all the way to completion.

Cindi Schickert, Office Manager

 

HDG_9861Cindi is the friendly voice you will hear when you call our offices.  She handles incoming calls and visitors to our facility.  Cindi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and is also responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, data base management and marketing support.  Cindi is very detail orientated and enjoys working with customers and subcontractors.  She is the contact for all matters involving financial draws during construction.  Cindi also works with you and all our subcontractors to ensure receipt of items such as insurance certification, licenses and lien waivers.

 

 

 

 

Valerie Rodrigues, Marketing & Customer Support Assistant

 

423077_10150732002742526_1329480715_nValerie grew up in the home building and remodeling business; her parents, David & Ann Rodrigues, are the owners of David & Goliath Builders.  She fondly remembers the time spent helping her parents decorate their numerous Parade of Homes models and the countless hours traveling to job sites with her Dad to see the progress of every home.

Valerie received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Dance from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and she recently received her post-baccalaureate certification in Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. Valerie continues to bring her creative energy to her job. She is responsible for all social media marketing, website updates and communication with clients via our website customer portal. In addition, Valerie writes our company newsletter.

 

Andrew Risch, Architectural Designer

 

HDG_9619Andrew started his residential design career in 1998 after graduating from Milwaukee Area Technical College with an Associate Degree in Architectural Technology.  Andrew has further enhanced his education with a Wisconsin Home Inspector licensure.  He attends monthly meetings with the Wisconsin Area Home Inspectors (WAHI) group to stay current on home maintenance, design, and code information.  This dedication to the profession is evident in his ground-up approach to home design.  Andrew thrives on meeting with the families who will use the spaces he is designing and he incorporates the client’s daily needs into the work.  In 2005, Andrew started using the REVIT BIM 3-dimensional drawing program. This technology allows each client to “walk through” his or her home before a shovel ever moves the dirt. It enables real-time design changes and facilitates open communication between designer and client.  New construction or remodel, Andrew makes certain today’s dream house becomes tomorrow’s home sweet home.

Sharon Volz, New Home & Remodeling Specialist

Interior/Architectural Designer
CERTIFIED KITCHEN & BATH REMODELER (CKBR)
UNIVERSAL DESIGN CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (UDCP)

HDG_9014Sharon enjoys the challenge of designing new homes and/or remodeling existing space around a customer’s needs and tastes. This is reflected in her extensive portfolio of completed projects. Sharon’s main objective is to use her professional experience in remodeling, interior design and creativity to convert clients’ living spaces into well-designed homes that match their unique lifestyle and needs.
Sharon graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Interior Design and has been a professional remodeling designer for over 10 years. In addition, she is a Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler (CKBR) and a Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) from the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

Sharon also works in New Home Sales. She is a strong presence at our home shows and open houses. Whether it is remodeling an existing home or working on a new house, she will treat your project as though it is her own. Sharon’s dedication and enthusiasm for residential housing drives her to make sure she is offering each client the best possible solution and information about the latest products to help make their new home or remodeling project be one of a kind. Her personal flare shows in her unique solutions for space planning.

Mark Walmer, New Home & Remodeling Specialist

Interior/Architectural Designer
CERTIFIED KITCHEN & BATH REMODELER (CKBR)

HDG_9740Mark began his career in the residential new home & remodeling industry over 22 years ago as a carpenter building high-end custom homes.   Mark has always had a passion for the architectural design side of construction and received his degree in Computer Aided Design (CAD). Mark became a Certified Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeler (CKBR) through the National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI) . He loves the challenge of remodeling and renovating existing homes as well as working directly with the customer to help make their dreams a reality . Mark’s extensive knowledge of how a home is built, his love for design and his ability to listen to his clients is a winning combination that helps our customers achieve a more functional and livable home. Whether starting from scratch and designing a new home or starting from an existing home’s floor plan to create a living space that is more conducive to their lifestyle, Mark’s professionalism and enthusiasm is consistently contagious.

 Larry Gretzon, Masonry Foreman

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Larry began his masonry career over 30 years ago. Larry specializes in brick and stonework and he manages the masonry team. He prides himself in maintaining a high level of quality work and building the best block basements in the industry. Larry enjoys working with customers on their interior fireplace designs. Larry has helped our family of building solutions win numerous masonry awards including best fireplace, best brick house in Southeastern Wisconsin, best masonry foundation, best overall use of masonry and best masonry craftsmanship. According to Larry, if every house we built could be complete masonry exterior, then he would be in heaven!

 David Garlock, Rough Carpentry Foreman

CERTIFIED LEAD SAFE RENOVATOR

David GarlockDavid began his career as a rough carpenter while attending college. Dave has over 20 years experience as a rough framing carpenter constructing custom homes and he currently runs the rough carpentry crew. Dave prides himself in running a smooth job while maintaining a high level of quality in all homes and remodeling projects. Dave enjoys working with customers to build their dream homes and renovate their existing homes. He believes that each David & Goliath Builders, DG Remodeling & Avid Home should be built as it if it were his own. Dave handles ordering and approval of all trusses and lumber for each job. He works closely with the architectural designers and suppliers to ensure that all trusses are manufactured per specifications and all lumber delivered is top quality. Under Dave’s leadership our family of building companies has won numerous awards.

Tim Heling, Finish Carpentry Foreman

CERTIFIED LEAD SAFE RENOVATOR

Tim HelingTim has been a member of our professional building team since the company’s inception in 1985. Tim began his carpentry career working with his father, who owned his own finish carpentry business. He brings over 30 years experience to David & Goliath Builders, DG Remodeling & Avid Homes and prides himself in maintaining a high level of quality work. Tim is a true Picasso of wood making him responsible for designing some of the most unique woodwork features seen in our custom homes and remodeling projects. His attention to detail shines through in all of the grain matching and tight joints. Tim’s leadership has brought our family of building companies numerous craftsmanship awards. Tim feels there are no details more important than getting the job done the way you want it. He also ensures that all of the finish work meets the standards he would expect in his own home.

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