Meet the Team

The team behind the teamwork.

Every member of our carefully chosen team shares our passion.

Every member shares our passion: creating inspired spaces that improve people’s lives. Naturally, that commitment leads to happy clients—and a happy us, too, as we work together toward this common goal.

Factor Design Build LLC was founded by Josh Fiester and Kent Simpson as a full-service design build firm. We believe in providing the entire process for our clients, from initial design to the highest quality construction. This means that we manage every step of your project through a collaborative partnership with our design staff, architectural team, construction personnel, and trade partners, all working towards the same objective of a seamless client experience.

As a team, we have been involved in all phases of residential and commercial construction for more than 30 years in the Denver metro and Boulder areas. Through this experience, we have created an innovative design build approach that delivers a personalized experience for each of our client’s projects, big or small.

Our Core Values: We create spaces that improve people’s lives


We are obsessed with better results.
Talented people always find a way.


Courage to do or say what is right.
Be authentic and proud of who you are.


We are selflessly committed to each other’s success.
We are creative, agile, and graceful.

Humble and Fun

We are grateful and kind.
We are empathetic and respectful of other’s needs.


Kent Simpson Headshot

Kent Simpson

Co-Founder & COO
Josh Fiester Headshot

Josh Fiester

Co-Founder & CEO


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Jeanna Novy

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Vanessa Gareis

Marketing and Sales Manager
Kim Smith headshot

Kim Smith

Staff Accountant


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David Bell

Project Developer


Robin Bryant

Robin Bryant

Design Team Lead
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Dain Carlson

Lead Architect
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Kay Galligan

Lead Architect
Brianna McCaffrey headshot

Brianna McCaffrey

Interior Designer
Tamara Layman headshot

Tamara Layman

Interior Designer
Brian Duncan headshot

Brian Duncan

Lead Architect
Marissa Campbell headshot

Marisa Campbell

Interior Designer
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Aya Ishikawa



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Lam La

Pre-Construction Team Lead
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Amy Smith

Pre-Construction Coordinator
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Shane Schaap

Procurement Coordinator


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Mike Anderson

Project Manager
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PJ Landry

Construction and Warranty Team Lead
Jeremy Shoning headshot

Jeremey Shoning

Project Manager
Andrew Seck headshot

Andrew Seck

Project Manager
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Travis Trogler

Site Manager
Jacob Howell

Jacob Howell

Site Manager
Eric Prockish headshot

Eric Prockish

Site Manager
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Josh Duff

Site Manager
Chad Torp headshot

Chad Torp

Site Manager

Scott Brandel

Site Manager
David Dominguez headshot

David Dominguez

Site Manager
Shane Schaap headshot

Shane Schaap

Procurement Coordinator


Jody Harris

Jody Harris

Warranty Tech


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Our News

DENVER – Boulder natives Josh Fiester and Kent Simpson, with more than 30 years combined experience in residential and commercial construction, have partnered to launch Factor Design Build in Denver.

Factor Design Build recently opened an office at 4255 Jason St. Denver CO 80211.

Factor Design Build is offering an integrated, end-to-end design, architecture, and construction team for new construction and remodeling projects.

Before founding Factor, Fiester was director of business development for Melton Construction in Boulder for eight years. LEED-certified with extensive green building experience, he has managed residential and commercial projects for 20 years. Simpson has worked with both national and regional homebuilders over the last 17 years, including 14 years with Richmond American Homes/MDC. He also headed Richmond’s National Customer Experience department and was director of construction.