Meet the EdgeWork Team

At EdgeWork Design Build, our team is the heart and soul of our remodeling business. Comprised of skilled professionals with years of experience in the industry, we take immense pride in the collective expertise and dedication that each team member brings to the table.

Whether you’re envisioning a stunning kitchen renovation, a luxurious bathroom makeover, or a complete home transformation, our team is here to turn your dreams into reality.

With EdgeWork Design Build, you can trust that your remodeling project is in the hands of a passionate and experienced team dedicated to exceeding your expectations.

Dave Stockdale portrait

Dave Stockdale

FOUNDER, DESIGNER, MANAGER

From an early age, Dave has had a passion for visual art and design, and an appreciation for the unique relationship between a home to its surrounding environment. After five years at the University of Minnesota (three years in the School of Architecture), with a focus on residential design, he decided he needed some serious hands-on experience and went to work for a home builder. By 1976, his passion for making changes and improving homes became front and center, and he started EdgeWork Design Build.

Over nearly 50 years leading EdgeWork, Dave has found great satisfaction in designing many unique projects and collaborating with a variety of accomplished designers and architects. He loves what he does and is proud of the great team that has been assembled.

Dave’s favorite part of the work is listening to client wishes and discerning the best way possible to fulfill those wishes—in the form of creative solutions that bring lasting joy and satisfaction after the project is completed.

When Dave isn’t at work, he enjoys various forms of exercise including cycling, yoga, and skiing. He especially enjoys outdoor hiking and traveling with his wife Jan, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

Kevin Kolb - Project Manager

Kevin Kolb

FOUNDER, DESIGNER, MANAGER

Kevin has been an instrumental part of EdgeWork Design Build since joining us in 2006. Although his college studies were for information technology project management, it didn’t take long for him to find his way into the remodeling industry. By the time he joined EdgeWork, Kevin had acquired significant experience on a variety of types of construction and remodeling projects.

Joining EdgeWork was a great opportunity for Kevin—and for EdgeWork—as he has been able to bring together what he learned in college with his construction experience to benefit our process and our clients. That combination of knowledge and experience, guided by his dedication and ease in working with people, has made him a great asset.

Kevin’s favorite aspect of being a project manager is the variety of work he gets to do on a daily basis, as well as transforming an old space into someone’s dream space. His most memorable job was his first major whole-house remodel, with a multilevel deck on the nearby lake. Kevin is a family-oriented man and enjoys playing with his kids and coaching their sports teams in his spare time.

Kevin Kolb - Project Manager

Jen Palmen

FOUNDER, DESIGNER, MANAGER

Ever since she was young, Jen has had a fascination with design and has always known she would be involved in a profession that included creating and changing things. During the early stages of her professional life, Jen left her hometown in Minnesota and ventured to sunny San Diego to pursue a degree in interior design. While on the west coast, she worked for a custom home builder which sparked an interest in the way an office and its team work together to create beautiful homes.

Throughout the various office-based positions she’s held in both California and Minnesota, Jen has gained superior experience in multiple facets, including office management, bookkeeping, and marketing. She brings this valuable experience and a fresh set of eager eyes to EdgeWork Design Build.

Outside of the office, Jen enjoys traveling, exploring thrift stores, interior design projects, hanging out with friends whether it be at the lakes in the summer, camping, hiking, fishing, or rocking out at outdoor concerts.

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Project Manager

Chris has a unique background, not common to most working in the field of residential remodeling. He grew up in Minnetonka and has known Dave and been exposed to EdgeWork Design Build for over 20 years but has lived most of that time out of state. He moved back to Minnesota from New York City in 2015 with his wife and two daughters to be closer to family. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in marine biology.

After managing aquatic biology research projects and educational programs for many years, Chris decided to switch gears and follow his interests in carpentry and home building logistics, working permanently with EdgeWork. Chris enjoys developing relationships with clients and subcontractors and working on finishing touches in beautiful homes.

When Chris isn’t working on remodeling projects, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending his daughters’ sporting events, and diving in the metro area lakes.

Rawan Hill

Rawan Hill

FOUNDER, DESIGNER, MANAGER

From an early age, Rawan has had a passion for art, design, space planning, and remodeling. Her journey into Interior Design began in her home country, Syria. After four years at the Fine Art University of Damascus (three years specializing in Interior Design) she started working as a residential remodeler designer.

Rawan’s Interior Design degree led to residential design positions in Syria, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. These unique locations afforded her the opportunity to design villas, urban dwellings and Royal residences.

As a residential remodeling designer, Rawan has the great pleasure to provide design solutions for a wide variety of projects. Providing a personalized design service truly begins with listening. Understanding her client’s style, special needs and dreams then leads to a well-designed, and fully integrated space.

When Rawan isn’t at work, she enjoys drawing, arts and craft, being outside, spending time with her beloved two girls, husband, family and friends, and traveling.

Jake Strand - Project Manager

Jake Strand

FOUNDER, DESIGNER, MANAGER

Jake is a passionate and results-driven construction project manager deeply rooted in the Minnesota community where he has lived his whole life. His journey into the construction industry began in high school, where he discovered the love for building through construction classes. This early passion led him to gain hands-on experience working various construction jobs, including contributing to house construction and taking on project management roles for deck and porch projects. His early construction experience provided him with invaluable insights and a strong work ethic, and laid the foundation for his career and love for tangible results.

Later on, Jake attended Dunwoody College and earned his associates degree in construction project management.

Over the past 6-7 years, he has continued to develop his professional expertise in residential remodeling, project managing hundreds of interior/exterior remodeling projects. He specializes in transforming ideas into reality, ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. His knowledge of project management, along with construction scheduling, is both academically backed and refined through hands-on experience, enabling him to provide professional insight and navigate the complexities of construction remodel projects.

Jake also enjoys spending time with his wife, who is his high school sweetheart. When he isn’t at work or with his wife, he enjoys golfing, ice fishing, and hunting.

Brad Everett

Brad Everett

FOUNDER, DESIGNER, MANAGER

Brad has lived in Maryland and Pennsylvania, his family relocated to Minnesota when his father’s job transferred him here. He grew up and graduated from Minnetonka. Brad enjoys all sports, especially baseball.

He’s always had a passion for the arts and music and he grew up painting and sketching, and later studied graphic design. He is experienced in a variety of construction trades. He brings an infectious smile along with great workmanship to EdgeWork’s projects.

When he’s not working, he loves the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and golf. He’s also our resident rock star as he plays in a band for fun!

Kevin Kolb

Project Manager

Kevin has been an instrumental part of EdgeWork Design Build since joining us in 2006. Although his college studies were for information technology project management, it didn’t take long for him to find his way into the remodeling industry. By the time he joined EdgeWork, Kevin had acquired significant experience on a variety of types of construction and remodeling projects.

Joining EdgeWork was a great opportunity for Kevin—and for EdgeWork—as he has been able to bring together what he learned in college with his construction experience to benefit our process and our clients. That combination of knowledge and experience, guided by his dedication and ease in working with people, has made him a great asset.

Kevin’s favorite aspect of being a project manager is the variety of work he gets to do on a daily basis, as well as transforming an old space into someone’s dream space. His most memorable job was his first major whole-house remodel, with a multilevel deck on the nearby lake. Kevin is a family-oriented man and enjoys playing with his kids and coaching their sports teams in his spare time.

Kevin Kolb - Project Manager
Jen Palmen

Jen Palmen

Business Manager

Ever since she was young, Jen has had a fascination with design and has always known she would be involved in a profession that included creating and changing things. During the early stages of her professional life, Jen left her hometown in Minnesota and ventured to sunny San Diego to pursue a degree in interior design. While on the west coast, she worked for a custom home builder which sparked an interest in the way an office and its team work together to create beautiful homes.

Throughout the various office-based positions she’s held in both California and Minnesota, Jen has gained superior experience in multiple facets, including office management, bookkeeping, and marketing. She brings this valuable experience and a fresh set of eager eyes to EdgeWork Design Build.

Outside of the office, Jen enjoys traveling, exploring thrift stores, interior design projects, hanging out with friends whether it be at the lakes in the summer, camping, hiking, fishing, or rocking out at outdoor concerts.

Chris Anderson

Project Manager

Chris has a unique background, not common to most working in the field of residential remodeling. He grew up in Minnetonka and has known Dave and been exposed to EdgeWork DesignBuild for over 20 years but has lived most of that time out of state. He moved back to Minnesota from New York City in 2015 with his wife and two daughters to be closer to family. Chris has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in marine biology.

After managing aquatic biology research projects and educational programs for many years, Chris decided to switch gears and follow his interests in carpentry and home building logistics, working permanently with EdgeWork. Chris enjoys developing relationships with clients and subcontractors and working on finishing touches in beautiful homes.

When Chris isn’t working on remodeling projects, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending his daughters’ sporting events, and diving in the metro area lakes.

Chris Anderson
Rawan Hill

Rawan Hill

Residential Remodeling – Interior Design

From an early age, Rawan has had a passion for art, design, space planning, and remodeling. Her journey into Interior Design began in her home country, Syria. After four years at the Fine Art University of Damascus (three years specializing in Interior Design) she started working as a residential remodeler designer.

Rawan’s Interior Design degree led to residential design positions in Syria, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. These unique locations afforded her the opportunity to design villas, urban dwellings and Royal residences.

As a residential remodeling designer, Rawan has the great pleasure to provide design solutions for a wide variety of projects. Providing a personalized design service truly begins with listening. Understanding her client’s style, special needs and dreams then leads to a well-designed, and fully integrated space.

When Rawan isn’t at work, she enjoys drawing, arts and craft, being outside, spending time with her beloved two girls, husband, family and friends, and traveling.

Jake Strand

PROJECT MANAGER

Jake is a passionate and results-driven construction project manager deeply rooted in the Minnesota community where he has lived his whole life. His journey into the construction industry began in high school, where he discovered the love for building through construction classes. This early passion led him to gain hands-on experience working various construction jobs, including contributing to house construction and taking on project management roles for deck and porch projects. His early construction experience provided him with invaluable insights and a strong work ethic, and laid the foundation for his career and love for tangible results. Later on, Jake attended Dunwoody College and earned his associates degree in construction project management.

Over the past 6-7 years, he has continued to develop his professional expertise in residential remodeling, project managing hundreds of interior/exterior remodeling projects. He specializes in transforming ideas into reality, ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget. His knowledge of project management, along with construction scheduling, is both academically backed and refined through hands-on experience, enabling him to provide professional insight and navigate the complexities of construction remodel projects.

Jake also enjoys spending time with his wife, who is his high school sweetheart. When he isn’t at work or with his wife, he enjoys golfing, ice fishing, and hunting.

Jake Strand - Project Manager
Brad Everett

Brad Everett

Construction Assistant

Brad has lived in Maryland and Pennsylvania, his family relocated to Minnesota when his father’s job transferred him here. He grew up and graduated from Minnetonka. Brad enjoys all sports, especially baseball.

He’s always had a passion for the arts and music and he grew up painting and sketching, and later studied graphic design. He is experienced in a variety of construction trades. He brings an infectious smile along with great workmanship to EdgeWork’s projects.

When he’s not working, he loves the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting, and golf. He’s also our resident rock star as he plays in a band for fun!

Ready to transform your space?

If you’re ready to embark on your own remodeling journey or have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to turn your dreams into reality, and your project could be the next addition to our design portfolio. Let’s bring your vision to life together.

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