At Gridley Company, we believe that having a team of qualified professionals is the only way to achieve the level of excellence that we, and our clients, expect.
Unlike many other companies that outsource their design work and most of their special trade work, like electrical and plumbing, our staff includes designers, architects, and almost every trade in-house. Why? Because doing so allows us to have greater control over quality and scheduling. It also means we can offer you a smoother and better remodeling experience, as well as a superior product.
Our fully degreed design staff, administrative staff, project managers and field crews are experienced, knowledgeable, talented and dedicated to our clients. With our well-oiled systems, ongoing in-service training and company esprit de corps, our staff works as a coordinated team.
When choosing a remodeling company, you are choosing the people you’ll be trusting with two of the most important parts of your life: your family and your home.
At Gridley Company, we take that responsibility very seriously, and we couldn’t be more proud of our team. Each member of our dedicated vetted staff brings unique experiences and skills to serve our common purpose: to provide an exceptional remodeling experience with integrity, honesty and open communication.
Lora McKinnon, Senior Designer
Joined Team: May 13, 2019
“Updating your floor plan for modern day living and adding character to an older home can transform your interior space. Both large and small projects can have a big impact on your comfort and lifestyle. My goal at Gridley Company is to provide the best solution to the interior space and unlock your home’s true potential.” – Lora McKinnon
Having spent many years working in the design/build industry, Lora has advanced knowledge in designing, budgeting, and construction. She is passionate about space planning and providing designs that are both beautiful and functional. With creativity, knowledge, and an understanding of your goals for the environment, Lora helps to create unique results for each project.
Lora’s passion for design extends into most areas of her life. In her free time Lora loves to travel to new places, entertain family and friends at home, and garden.
Lisa Linford, Senior Designer
Joined Team: July 15, 2019
“One of my favorite things about working at Gridley is doing what I love, every day. What makes that even better is knowing that I’m a part of a supportive team/family who all share a common goal – to design and build our client’s dream home!” – Lisa Linford
Lisa’s experience comes from 7 years of high-end residential interior design at firms in the South Bay and East Bay Areas. Prior to finding her passion in residential design, she received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Chico State. When it comes to design, Lisa embraces a challenge by finding creative opportunities in any obstacle to create a space that results in a cohesive home, unique to the client’s personal aesthetic.
In Lisa’s spare time, she loves cooking, traveling, wine tasting, going to Sharks games and taking her dog, Jasper, on many adventures!
Holly Cetera, Interior Designer
Joined Team: February 8, 2011
“Getting along with your coworkers is always a plus, but working with friends is so much better! The collaborative approach combined with being able to show clients the potential for transforming their spaces, makes each day rewarding.” – Holly Cetera
Holly started working for Gridley Company as a Client Care Representative and moved up to an Interior Designer. Prior to falling in love with design, Holly worked at a plant nursery for over 8 years. During her time there, she turned a single shelf of yard art and home décor into an expanded and very successful Gift Department. Being a buyer was the perfect creative outlet for her. She had artistic freedom to build eye catching displays to help sell products.
In her spare time, Holly loves spending time with her family and enjoys challenging her green thumb by working in her garden or working on one of her many art projects.
Kara Fenzke, Cabinet Designer
Joined Team: January 3, 2017
“Cabinets are a wild world and I love getting to design them every day at Gridley Company. Every cabinet line comes with its different styles; learning and developing those designing skills help me to learn the product more thoroughly in order to design gorgeous cabinets that look beautiful for every client’s new space.” – Kara Fenzke
Kara started working at Gridley Company as the Client Care Representative and has worked her way to be our Cabinet Designer. She is currently attending San Jose State University working toward her degree in Design, with a concentration on Interior Design. She hopes to transition into an Interior Designer role upon graduation.
Outside of work, in between doing homework, Kara enjoys reading, DIY projects and practicing design and rendering skills using Adobe Software, like Photoshop and Illustrator. She also loves to hike, travel, and spend time with family and friends.
Roger Anderson, Project Manager
Joined Team: August 15, 2005
“The working environment at Gridley Company is beyond approach as we become one in working with our clients to fulfill their vision and bring it to life.” – Roger Anderson
Roger’s depth of remodeling experience includes owning his own general contracting business for 12 years which specialized in kitchen and bath remodels, designing, building and installing cabinets while working with a cabinet union shop.
Roger enjoys playing softball and getting together with his bowling league. On the weekends he referees high school level lacrosse and football.
Brian Herman, Project Manager
Joined Team: December 1, 2009
“Being able to work with so many other talented individuals to help make for successful projects and happy client’s is what Gridley is all about. As a project manager I am proud to be a part of this team” – Brian Herman
Brian’s vast depth of industry knowledge comes from over 20 years of experience in all aspects of construction and more than 10 years of experience as a Project Manager. Brian’s hobbies include dirt biking, snowboarding, and camping. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children.
Greg Herman, Project Manager
Joined Team: February 2, 2013
“Whatever we accomplish belongs to our entire group. Through our combined efforts, we as a team can supply our clients with quality work and endless knowledge.” – Gregory Herman
Greg has more than 11 years of experience in the trade. His skills include, but are not limited to, structural repairs, Kitchen & Bath remodel, electrical work, plumbing, framing, and finish work. When he is away from Gridley he enjoys cooking, sailing, and mixed martial arts.
Ron Gardner, Project Coordinator
Joined Team: February 3, 2003
“I love seeing all of the different ideas our clients and designers come up with and then helping to integrate it all into a complete scope of work.” – Ron Gardner
Ron has degrees in Liberal Studies and Biology from San Jose State with post graduate work at National University. Prior to working for Gridley Company, he was a Middle School Biology teacher for a number of years.
Ron is an avid sports fan but first and foremost, a huge Giants fan. He enjoys cooking and baking in his spare time and is also a board member for the Campbell Rainbow and Silicon Valley Coalition Chambers of Commerce.
Maria Esparza, Money Management Team
Joined Team: March 9, 2015
“Our staff is truly the spirit behind Gridley Company. I am proud to be a part of this team!” – Maria Esparza
Maria’s background includes customer service, administration, payroll and accounting. Before coming to Gridley Company, Maria worked for more than 12 years in various areas of administration at the YMCA of Silicon Valley. She studied Business Administration at San Jose City College and is continuing her education. Maria enjoys spending time with her kids. Together they love being outdoors and going to the movies.
Camelia Bradshaw, Money Management Team
Joined Team: August 14, 2018
“As much as I love numbers, the team of people at Gridley is what makes every day enjoyable, productive, and often, memorable.” – Camelia Bradshaw
Camelia has always had a passion for numbers. Born in Texas, and raised in Iran, Camelia developed that love from an early age and turned it into a career. After earning her degree in Accounting at San Jose State University, Camelia married her amazing husband, Josh, and started a family. After relocating to Australia for a year, the family moved back to San Jose where they now live and work.
Working in a kitchen for several years further developed Camelia’s love for all kinds of food, especially Korean. When Camelia isn’t slaving away over her Accounting tasks, she loves to read and travel, and she enjoys hanging out with her husband and three kids while cooking delicious meals or relaxing at home for a movie night.
Megan Teachworth, Client Care Representative and Office Administrator
Joined Team: May 28, 2019
“Working with the Gridley Team is a blast every day, you never know what you will learn or do to help. Our teamwork makes their dream work!” – Megan
Megan grew up in San Diego and has worked her way up the coast to San Jose. She has a background in Education, Psychology, and Retail, and brings every important lesson from those experiences into everyday life. Every day is an opportunity to learn, grow, and, often, help others. Megan enjoys helping keep the Showroom clean and organized, working with clients and on Marketing, as well as being the resident event planner.
In her free time, Megan enjoys spending time learning and experiencing new things, baking and creating, traveling, enjoying adventures with family and friends, and her awesome dog, Milo, who gets a ton of love and trips to the dog park!