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Our Team

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.

 


Our Team

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.


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.


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!