Meet the Team
As the third generation of a family of home builders in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, Stephen began his career working for his family business, Gordon Builders. It was there that he began a small remodeling division. Realizing that he had found his passion in remodeling, he went to work for an established home renovation company to learn his craft and gain experience. Then, in April of 1996, with two small children, a desk in the basement and a one-page business plan, he took the leap and opened InSite Builders & Remodeling. Now, over two decades later, Stephen is proud of InSite's Client for Life model which is based on the trust and camaraderie that is established throughout a project as well as on the quality of our renovations.
After graduating from George Washington University, Mary began her career working at The White House. From 1984-January 1989, she served as the Assistant to First Lady Nancy Reagan’s Press Secretary. Following this, she was at home raising a family and helping on a part-time basis with administrative tasks at InSite. Through the years her duties have expanded, and, as Vice President, she oversees the Administrative and Marketing divisions and works closely with the President and General Manager to develop and maintain the mission, vision and culture of the company.
Chris began his career at InSite at age 16 as a field intern. Assisting a project manager on several projects that first summer, Chris became aware of the organizational skills necessary in production. Right from the start, he began developing systems and processes to facilitate growth and streamline projects. Chris is responsible for transitioning InSite into a paperless company, introducing CRM software to more efficiently manage production and bringing 3D modeling into our design process. In 2018, Chris was promoted to General Manager. Chris was named to Professional Remodeler Magazine’s “Forty Under 40” and interviewed by them for his innovation with virtual reality.
Susan joined InSite as the Executive Assistant and Office Manager in March 2018. With her operations and administrative background, she brings a proven track record of streamlining systems and processes and efficiently handling all aspects of office administration. She supports the day-to-day operations of the executive team allowing them to handle larger strategic priorities. She has a solid understanding of trends affecting business and a sound knowledge of business principles and practices. She also has a strong ability to anticipate and problem solve, conveying a positive, enthusiastic, and helpful presence at all times.
Dennis’ priority as a project manager is to assure clients that they are in trustworthy hands throughout their renovation. He keeps clients aware of what is happening on their project and is responsible for the scheduling of subcontractors and ensuring their work is up to the high standards of InSite. Dennis entered the construction business after a tour with the U.S. Army. He earned his journeyman’s certificate, spent 9 years in the commercial construction field and 30 years as a hands-on remodeling contractor. When he and Stephen met, they recognized their shared dedication to clients and to the remodeling industry. Dennis has a wealth of construction and design knowledge and can always be counted on to help others in the industry.
There isn’t any area of residential construction management that John hasn’t experienced first-hand. From estimating to site management to building code compliance, he has accomplished it all. John studies every detail of a project before a renovation begins, and his organizational skills and thorough understanding of the overall scope of work gives him a unique advantage in managing projects. John counts the feelings of his clients as paramount and works hard to communicate clearly with them and to earn their trust and confidence.
Gerry worked for a residential construction firm in Delaware before pursuing a career in sales. When an opportunity came to move to the Washington, D.C. area, Gerry chose to return to residential construction. His background in both construction and sales gives him the knowledge and experience to provide clients with the high level of customer satisfaction they deserve and recognize as a hallmark of InSite. Gerry can be found overseeing smaller jobs and working closely with the entire field team to produce quality projects.
Jose came to InSite from one of our trade partners and is one of the busiest members of the InSite team. Jose’s skill in all areas of remodeling places him in high demand on our jobsites. Originally hailing from El Salvador, Jose’s dedication to our clients and their projects is seen through his proficiency in everything from demolition to the final fixture settings. No job is too big or too small for Jose, and the field team works cohesively thanks to his capable assistance.