Birmingham, MI – May 15, 2015 – The Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County today announced the appointment of Steve Ramaekers to the board, effective immediately. Mr. Ramaekers’ appointment expands the Board to 16 members.
“Steve’s 25 plus years of experience as a carpenter, business owner and high-end remodeling contractor will add a valuable perspective to our Board of Directors,” said Tim Ruggles, Executive Director. “We appreciate his willingness to serve on our board and look forward to benefitting from his judgment and counsel.”
Ruggles also shared his appreciation for Ramaekers’ “many years of involvement with and support of Habitat Oakland through First United Methodist Church of Birmingham.”
Mr. Ramaekers is President and Director of Architecture at MainStreet Design Build, an award-winning, luxury design build firm. He manages the company’s operations, as well as controls the conceptual design and architectural process for each project. Steve has a rich background of more than 25 years in the business. He started his career in the early 1980s in rough carpentry, then as a finish carpenter, and up the ranks to project management. Steve started his own business because he saw a “lack of quality and detail” in the local remodeling industry.
“I felt I could do a better job if I owned the project from start to finish. That’s the advantage of a design/build company,” says Ramaekers. “Now in our 24th year of business, what drives me is making my client’s dreams a reality. We focus on the details in every aspect of the project – from design, to materials, to construction, to finish work. Paying attention to details makes all the difference.”
Steve received his Certified Remodeler’s certification (CR) from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) in 1995. He continues to hone his craft as an expert in the field, working with and advising others through peer groups such as fellow Big 50 recipients and the Remodelers Advantage Roundtables.
About Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County
Habitat for Humanity is a grassroots organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty and substandard housing. Habitat accepts donated homes or lots, and builds or renovates them in partnership with qualifying families, who pay an affordable mortgage provided through Habitat. Worldwide, Habitat has built and renovated more than 800,000 houses since 1976.
Celebrating its 20th year, Habitat Oakland County has built and renovated homes for more than 190 families in Oakland County over the last two decades. Donate, volunteer or learn more at www.habitatoakland.org. Habitat Oakland County is located at 150 Osmun Street, Pontiac, 248.338.1843.
Habitat’s vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The non-profit is driven by this mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
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About MainStreet Design Build
MainStreet Design Build is a full service, luxury design and build firm that caters to homeowners in Oakland County who value a high level of comfort and trust in knowing that their home remodeling project will be done RIGHT—fitting their budget, lifestyle, comfort level and the architectural detail of their home. For over 20 years, MainStreet has been creating award-winning home additions, kitchens and bathrooms in the communities of Birmingham, Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Pleasant Ridge, Troy and other select areas of metro Detroit. MainStreet Design Build offers homeowners the personal care, accountability, timeless design and exacting attention to detail that transforms remodeling ideas and dreams into precious living spaces.
For more information, visit www.mainstreetdesignbuild.com. MainStreet Design Build is located at 555 South Old Woodward, Birmingham, 248.644.6330.
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