Co-Founder & CEO
Co-Founder & CEOJosh Fiester is a co-founder of Factor Design Build. Prior to founding Factor, Josh was in charge of business development for Melton Design Build from 2008-2016. Josh managed remodeling projects of every size throughout Colorado and San Francisco and has more than 12 years of experience managing large-scale commercial and residential projects. In 2005, Josh Fiester became LEED-certified to continue expanding his extensive experience in green building. He also served as a project manager on the construction of the first LEED platinum commercial building in the country. A Boulder native, Josh graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder and continues to enjoy living in Boulder spending time with his two daughters Jenna and Claire. In his off time, he can be found riding dirt bikes and fly fishing.
Co-Founder & COO
Co-Founder & COOKent is in charge of operational efficiency and business operations for Factor Design Build. Kent has over 25 years of construction, property development, property management, and extensive homebuilding experience. Prior to Factor Design Build, Kent worked for both a national homebuilder and two regional builders overseeing operations, customer experience, and process improvement initiatives. Kent attended Colorado State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts- Sociology, with additional coursework in Political Science and Construction Management. In his spare time Kent and his wife enjoy spending time with their family of two daughters and a son. He enjoys running, hiking, backpacking, yoga, and gardening, and playing ice hockey.
Construction Field Manager
Construction Field ManagerMike is a Project Manager, carpenter, and woodworker, who takes pride in every aspect of his craft, from a well organized jobsite, to a perfectly snug joint on a piece of custom-built furniture. Mike moved to Denver and joined the Factor team in early 2020 and is loving the challenge of learning the nuances of the industry in a new town. He’s comfortable managing multiple job sites ranging from powder room updates to “full gut” projects and additions – and does it all with intention and great music playing in the background. Mike is originally from a suburb of Toronto, attended Providence College in Rhode Island on a Track & Field scholarship, and has traveled around the world. In his spare time, you can find him strumming a guitar, hiking in the mountains, engrossing himself in a new hobby, or on long-distance chats with family and friends.
Design Team Manager
Design Team ManagerLam is the Estimating & Procurement Manager at Factor Design Build. His woodworking and carpentry experience has varied from set building to furniture and cabinet making and finish carpentry. Lam is a California native who attended Oberlin College for studio art and the North Bennet Street School for preservation carpentry. In his free time Lam can be found reading, hiking, trying to learn the guitar and going to stand-up comedy shows.
Director of Business Development
Director of Business DevelopmentDavid is a Project Developer at Factor Design Build. His extensive sales and hands-on construction knowledge enable him to help customers discover unique and innovative remodeling solutions. He is passionate about producing beautiful, high-quality projects and is eager to help homeowners see their vision come to life. Prior to Factor Design Build, David worked in the construction and cycling industries managing sales and business development with a focus on delivering the best possible experience for his clients. David hails from Atlanta, Georgia and attended the University of Alabama before heading west to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer. He recently moved from Boulder to the Highlands with his wife and sweet dog, and can be found tinkering with his mountain bike, skiing or hoping Max Verstappen snags a win each Formula One race.
Director of Client Experience
Director of Client ExperienceRachel started in the construction world at a window company, overseeing the customer service department. She eventually moved on to doing similar work for a fireplace installation company and then got into warranty management for another build company in the Denver area. Rachel is a native Denverite and grew up in North Denver, not far from the current Factor offices. An avid diver and swimmer, Rachel and her husband often take trips to exotic locations to go scuba diving. She also enjoys spending time with her two teenage daughters and family, as well as gardening and the occasional hike to enjoy nature.
Lead DesignerRobin Bryant is a licensed interior designer with over a decade of experience working for custom and production homebuilders across the Southeast. Originally from Georgia, she graduated from the University of Georgia’s CIDA accredited Interior Design program at the Lamar Dodd School of Art. In 2010, Robin left Atlanta for Denver, where she started a design with services ranging from tasks as simple as selecting paint colors to projects as comprehensive as designing custom homes. Her knowledge of materials and finishes, space planning, traditional architectural detailing, and modern construction practices reinforce her ability to create lasting solutions for any design problem. Beyond her passion for architecture and interiors, Robin enjoys riding bikes, cooking and entertaining, and learning foreign languages.
Interior DesignerDanielle McCool is an Interior Designer with Factor Design Build. She is a people person and creative, both of which drive her enthusiasm behind her work. Danielle loves that her work as a designer allows her to make a positive impact on people’s lives and turn their creative ideas into realities. Born and raised in Littleton, CO, her inspiration to chase her dreams as an interior designer came from her dad, whom she admires for his exemplary work ethic and constant pursuit of new learning experiences. She proceeded to graduate from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture and Design with a certificate in Design Thinking. When She’s not sourcing and picking materials for her next design project, Danielle enjoys hiking, cooking, music, playing soccer, frequenting farmer’s markets, and spending time with the people she loves.
Interior DesignerChristine is an NCIDQ certified interior designer with a BFA in interior design from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). She has years of experience designing for diverse sizes and types of projects, from single-family homes and apartments to hospitality and mixed-use developments. Christine has always been an artist at heart and looks for ways to create unique moments in her work. From drawing architectural details, specifying interior materials, and hand sketching, she fearlessly embraces the dynamic work of the interior’s profession. Christine always brings bright energy, an impeccable eye for design, and quality of work to her projects. Outside of interior design, she creates watercolor artwork and looks for the best antique shopping.
Cabinetry CoordinatorConstruction has always been in Dana Bond’s blood, learning from an early age in her family’s Illinois cabinet shop that has been in continuous operation since 1951. The cabinet design specialist at Factor Design Build has an innate understanding of all phases of construction and takes pride in producing design that work for both clients and builders. She started designing cabinets in high school, moved to Colorado in 1996 and has worked for cabinet manufacturers and run her own design firm. Honesty with clients is a principle she embraces daily, understanding that educated decisions are important when facing large purchases. Bond has been married to her husband, James, since 2006 and they have three children who are extremely involved in sports. They enjoy travel, including in their own camper.
ArchitectDain Carlson is a Factor Design Build Architect with a passion for Sustainable Design, and the start-to-finish process of creating personalized home renovations. Dain fell in love with architecture after he had the opportunity to build his first timber frame house in Washington during a week-long hands-on course. Though originally from Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, Dain studied at The University of Oregon and has spent his time enjoying Colorado trail running, skiing, and hiking ever since. When he’s not running Ultra’s, you can likely find him spending time with his dogs and horses. Dain’s favorite part of working as an architect with Factor Design Build is the variety of projects he gets to work on and how each starts out as something entirely different than the finished product. He loves to witness and contribute to this incredible creative transition, and not to mention… loves all the Factor Design Build employees that he spends his days with!
ArchitectChris is an architect with Factor Design Build. He has called a few different places home; born and raised outside Boston, he has also lived in New York and Spain. He moved to New York after graduating from Northeastern University in Architecture and worked with several large companies on Multifamily Residential complexes. It wasn’t until he shifted gears into a smaller operation designing loft renovation for a small family that he fell in love with smaller-scale, personalized projects that allow him to work with clients more intimately and hone in on his love for details and how they affect the overall feel of the space. He is a specialist when it comes to interpreting a client's needs into a holistic, human-centered design that meets and hopefully exceeds their expectations. Inspired by the beauty and functionality of the architecture he observed in his travels around Europe, Chris developed a well-rounded sense of architecture and its ability to not only satisfy a customer but progress society as a whole. Outside of his work, you’ll find him mountain biking, snowboarding, and hiking with his dog Ollie!
Construction Operations Manager
Construction Operations ManagerLandon Millsap is a project management professional with fifteen years of experiencing managing projects in Construction and Real Estate. His passion is in improving things, whether it be a home, business, or friends and family. Landon is at his best when he is helping others by solving meaningful problems. Landon grew up in Wichita, KS where he got into residential remodel and real estate. From Wichita, he moved to Huntsville, AL, where he met his wife, Donna. They moved to Denver in 2013 and absolutely love living here. They have a dog and a cat and live in a fun loft in RiNo. Beyond his passion for work, Landon is an avid runner. He enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, and cooking.
Project ManagerRon is a Factor Project Manager who has been based in Denver for almost 4 years. Prior to his time in Denver, Ron owned and operated a remodel business in Seattle WA for 18 years! He also spent a gratifying 12 years as a Team Leader with Habitat for Humanity Global Village building homes all around the world. Inspired by his brother who is a hard working builder on the East Coast, Ron has a deep love for the process of bringing people’s visions come to life, and thrives off of the feeling of problem solving and putting the pieces of the puzzle together! When he isn’t working, Ron loves to Ski, read and learn, hike, and a good game night.
Project ManagerGary is a Project Manager with Factor Design Build. He comes from 18 years of carpentry experience with a focus on high end residential homes. Originally from Ireland, Gary moved to Boston when he was 24 and after nearly 12 years there, has recently made his way to Denver, CO. With Specialty in Finish Carpentry, Cabinetry Installs, and framing, Gary comes from a long line of carpenters and first got his hands in carpentry with his uncle at age 13. With a passion for finding creative solutions to problems and watching the course of a project move concepts to completion, Gary is happy to be a part of the Factor Design Build Team. In his time off of work, Gary enjoys playing Gaelic football, hurling, hiking skiing, scuba diving, and international travel.
Jr Project Manager
Jr Project ManagerMatt is a Factor Jr. Project Manager, retired Special Operations Firefighter, and ex-owner of a custom rebuild construction company! This diverse range of experience has inspired Matt’s love of improving the lives of client’s and building their dream homes. He started building custom furniture and dabbling in woodworking when he was a teenager, and after Hurricane Michael devastated his hometown, he felt inspired and driven to start a construction company that could deliver affordable construction and roofing support to the people in his area. Off the clock, Matt enjoys surfing, hiking, fishing, snowboarding, scuba diving, spearfishing, and pretty much anything that provides an adrenaline rush!
Pre-Construction ManagerAmy is an Estimating, Procurement, and Permitting Coordinator with Factor Design Build. Originally from Dallas, Amy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management Technology from Oklahoma State University. Looking for a new adventure, she made the move with her husband and dog to Denver. In her free time, you’ll find Amy skiing, taking yoga classes, paddleboarding, and hiking with her husband, dog, and friends.
Pre-Construction CoordinatorJody Harris worked as a nurse for 25 years, while doing a lot of home improvement projects on the side. His love of doing hands-on work eventually led Jody to a complete career change. He started his own business, a one-man operation doing handyman and remodel work, no project too large or small. When a friend started working at Factor, he recommended Jody come aboard, and the rest is history. Jody represents the company with a can-do attitude, enjoys working among the team, and is excited to be a part of it all. In his spare time, He keeps busy with projects around his house or helping out friends with theirs. He loves to play golf, hang with his family, watch his kids play sports, and participates in epic battles of Cornhole with his son in their backyard.
Procurement and Production Coordinator
Procurement and Production CoordinatorNancy is a Procurement and Production Coordinator with Factor. A Denver Native, she has a background in Construction and Project Coordination, where she honed her skills in Multitasking, Organization, and Teamwork Building. She is goal oriented, and loves the practice of meeting deadlines, problem solving, process efficiency improvement, and learning new things along the way. When Nancy isn’t working, she loves traveling, exercise, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Site ManagerPaul is a Senior Site Manger/Assistant Project Manager with Factor, and has been in the construction world for 40 years, spending the majority of that time on custom homes, and specializes in Carpentry. Paul entered the Construction field when he was young, and his inspiration then and now remains his love of his family! When Paul isn't enjoying his time with the Factor Team, he enjoys reading, backpacking, metal detecting, and ornithology.
Site ManagerMatt grew up learning construction throughout his childhood from his father whom spent 40+ years in various trades and roles throughout the commercial industry. Five years ago, Matt decided to pivot careers and get into residential construction where he quickly fell in love with helping his clients turn their dreams into a reality. When he’s not working, Matt enjoys hosting friends and family at his Texas style BBQs, fishing, hunting, and being at his mini farm of: three dogs, eight chickens, ten quail, and a cat. Matt’s philosophy in life is to “stay green”. Ask questions to gain perspective and knowledge, do your homework, and be open to coaching, and new ideas. “If you’re not first, you’re last.”
Site ManagerTino is a Site Manager at Factor Design Build. Tino excels at designing and building everything from RVs to custom homes. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors' degree in Architecture. He specializes in fine woodworking and furniture repair. He owned and operated a custom millwork and home remodel company for 17 years. In his free time he loves to travel abroad, attend live music events, oil paint, and camp in the mountains of beautiful Colorado.
Procurement ManagerShane Schaap, a procurement specialist At Factor Design Build, has worked in construction for more than a decade. Schaap came to Factor at a perfect time when he desired to expand his already solid experience with a new and experienced team. He approaches work with enthusiasm and a desire to learn every day. Originally from Denver, Schaap is an avid outdoors man with a love of skiing and snowmobiling and everything in between. When he’s not keeping Factor's procurement and warehouse inventory in top order, you can find Schaap enjoying time with his wife and two teenage daughters, working on motorcycles in his garage, or sketching to calm his mind. He and his wife are experienced world travelers and enjoy experiencing new cultures and finding new friends along the way.
Detailed Punch Out
Detailed Punch OutAndy is the Punch List Carpenter with Factor. Originally from Arvada, Andy comes from a background of residential carpentry, wood shop, and six years commercial construction. He specializes in fine woodworking and loves that he gets to work with his hands every day. Ever since he can remember, he has loved building things, tracing back to his childhood love of legos. Andy is incredibly inspired by all the beautiful, historical architecture around the Denver area, and enjoys being able to work with the factor team and deliver high quality work. When he isn’t at work, Andy loves to play disc golf with his friends and spend as much time with his wife and newborn daughter as possible!
Designer and Revit Modeler
Designer and Revit Modeler
Client Experience Manager
Meet Our Design Build Team Founders and Dedicated Employees for Project Development, Office Management, Architectural Design, Construction, Production, Warranty Services
Every member of our Design Build Team 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 whether it’s for your new design construction Colorado new home project, a basement design builder project, for bathroom interior design, for residential architects, for complete Colorado new luxury home builders, Denver and Boulder kitchen renovations, for complete luxury home remodeling contractors, or you’re just seeking an experienced residential design build firm locally.