Exceptional talent is often the melding of innate gifts, seasoned by experience, tempered by challenges, and bolstered by a spirit of innovation. These attributes characterize Todd Hallett’s professional journey which began at a drafting table when he was just 19 under the tutelage of renowned architect Ron Mayotte of Mayotte and Associates. At Mayotte, Todd’s skills and work ethic were rewarded when at age 22 he became the only person in the history of this prestigious firm, except Ron Mayotte, to take on design duties. The quest to more fully understand day-to-day residential homebuilding operations, with the end goal of integrating that vital knowledge into his future architectural designs, provided the impetus in 1996 for Todd to become a member of the team at Delcor Homes in Milford, Michigan. Todd’s construction solutions contributed to the company becoming, in 1999, the first homebuilder in the nation to achieve ISO 9000 certification.Learn More
Katie Hallett knows homes. More importantly, Katie knows home buyers! Not only what they regard as aesthetically pleasing and functional in a home’s design, but also what transforms a client’s dream into a dream home. As the daughter of a builder, Katie literally grew up on construction job sites. Upon graduation with a degree in English from Michigan State University in 1987, Katie spent 10 years developing her sales and marketing prowess for several prominent building companies in the metropolitan Detroit area.
Joining Delcor Homes in Milford, Michigan, in 1999 as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Katie led the sales team which managed customer relationships with over 5,000 prospects and 200+ families who purchased the company’s homes each year.Learn More
Eric has worked as a construction site laborer, a finish carpenter, a construction materials estimator, an architectural draftsperson, an architectural designer, and co-owner of a residential remodeling and new construction company. “When it comes to home building, I have dug the trenches, installed the shingles, and done everything in between” Says Eric. With each successive position, over more than 30 years in the residential home design and building industry, Eric has expanded his knowledge of every facet of home construction. He has worked previously as a CAD designer and manager with prominent firms such as Pulte Group, Dominick Tringali Architects and Lombardo & Associates Engineers. It is this mix of hands-on, practical, “in the trenches” experience, coupled with a unique talent for understanding and resolving challenges, which Eric brings to his position as Production Director with T.K. Design & Associates.Learn More
Mike Latimer is a unique craftsman. His hands have built homes, as well as skillfully drawn them. His practical knowledge of building provides him with a unique perspective on how to design residential homes that combine charming aesthetics, functional livability and cost savings through lean building practices.
Mike’s residential home design career actually began with one of his early career positions as a rough framer with Lakewood Construction in Northville, Michigan. As a rough framer, working on the skeleton of buildings, Mike was responsible for building the most important structural component of both residential and commercial buildings. Measuring, cutting and assembling lumber for walls and other structural elements, Mike learned to use his geometry and math skills, read blueprints and work quickly and efficiently with precision, all the while absorbing what makes a good design work.Learn More
Bill Frush was hired as an architectural designer with TK Design & Associates in 2013. When Bill joined TK Design & Associates, Todd and Katie Hallett knew what a valuable asset they had added to their design team. Bill’s talents were well known to the couple, as Todd had hired Bill to work with him in the Design Department of Delcor Homes in 1999, and had served as his mentor and supervisor for the next 4 years.
Bill has spent his whole career in architectural design. At the age of 19, he joined an architectural firm in Canton, Michigan. For the next five years, while working full time, Bill attended Lawrence Technological University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture, Bill joined Todd and the Delcor Homes design team.Learn More
It takes special talent to fully grasp a vision and then be able to transform it into a solid working plan on paper. Darren Mazurek possesses that gift. Darren has worked as a draftsperson and designer with Todd Hallett and the T.K. & Associates team since 2013, putting his impressive skills and expertise to good use to assist in transforming clients’ ideas and desires into reality.
A graduate of Lawrence Technical University (LTU), with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Darren previously worked as a computer-assisted design detailer with Contractors Steel Company in Livonia, Michigan, and as a project designer for Performance Engineering Group in Livonia. While attending LTU, Darren worked for builders Doug’s Ultimate Construction and Gene Brown & Sons in Plymouth and he eventually opened his own design company, completing about 20-30 projects in the city.Learn More
Most people don’t like complexity. It confuses them and causes them anxiety. Annette Gleason is unique. She thrives on it. She loves the challenge of taking the chaos and organizing it into a cohesive, workable whole. That’s what has made her a superstar residential designer and an expert at construction project management.
Annette has the knowledge to complement her skills, holding a Master of Architecture, with a concentration in Construction Project Management, from Lawrence Technical University. She also earned her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Tech.Learn More
Cory Benjamin is currently pursuing a Master of Architecture degree at Lawrence Technical University. He graduated from the university in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture.
While pursuing his bachelor’s degree Cory gained hands on experience in a variety of positions related to architecture, design, and construction. As a laborer with All Seasons Home Maintenance and Repair in Williamston, Michigan Cory provided assistance and labor through all stages of residential home maintenance projects, and was responsible for final inspection to ensure that projects were completed to established company standards. While with MJC Construction in Novi, Michigan he performed a similar role as a laborer and gained valuable experience in multifamily condominium construction. Early in his career, Cory interned with Victor Saroki & Associates Architects, PC. Cory also worked as a draftsman and field verifier at National CAD Services in Commerce Township prior to joining T.K. Design & Associates in 2015.Learn More
Angela Nuveman began her architectural career almost 20 years ago, working as a draftsman with the Spicer Group in Saginaw, Michigan. In those early years, she designed residential home projects as well as commercial and recreational spaces. She did so while simultaneously attending Lawrence Technological University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 2001.
She left Spicer Group after six years to join Delcor Homes as an architectural designer working under the leadership of Todd Hallett. At Delcor, Angela designed and drafted construction documents and executed custom design requests for residential homes. She was also responsible for maintaining documentation for maintaining ISO certification, a hallmark of quality that Delcor Homes was one of the few production residential home builders to achieve.Learn More
Pranoti Pradhudesai graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the five-year program at Bharati Vidyapeeth University in Pune, India, in 2011. While attending the university, Pranoti received recognition for her exceptional design work by being honored with several awards from the National Association of Students of Architecture, India.
Pranoti’s first position after graduation was as an assistant architect with Formations Architects in Pune, India, where she served as the principle design architect for designing a school for Maharashtra Education Society Baramati. While with Formations, Pranoti also served as chief design architect for industrial plants for major firms in India, as well as working on designing office buildings and multiple residential home projects.Learn More
Payal Swarnkar seamlessly combines two passions, a love of architecture with a love for new technology, adding additional skills and depth of knowledge to the TK Design team.
Payal graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the National Institute of Technology in Raipur, India, in 2002, and subsequently began working as a project architect for A-Tecture, an India-based company which provided construction documentation for multiple residential construction projects in the United States. After five years with the company, Payal took a position as senior project architect for Vividh Designs in Noida, India. There Payal was the lead designer for buildings and interiors and enhanced her knowledge of green building concepts by working on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification projects for companies such as L’Oreal.Learn More
Before Jacob Whitting even graduated with honors from Freeland High School in Freeland, Michigan, he was already focused on a career in architecture, having taken multiple courses in both Construction and AutoCad, a computer software package commonly used by architects and designers.
Pursuing his passion in architecture, Jacob graduated from the University of Detroit-Mercy with a Master of Architecture in April 2018, having previously completed a Bachelor of Architecture at the university. Throughout his university education, Jacob interned for a number of architectural and construction firms, acquiring new skills at each position.
He first served a three-month internship with Case Architecture, a Freeland, Michigan, firm with 25 years of experience specializing in healthcare, commercial and civic projects. In 2015, Jacob began an eight-month internship with Schauman Construction in Saginaw, where he gained experience in residential new home construction.Learn More
Even though Dhruvi Arora will be joining the TK Design & Associates team for a summer 2018 internship, she has already accomplished a great deal in her architectural career. In 2014, she graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Gujarat University in India. That same year she served a five-month internship at Anand Patel and Associates in Mumbai, India, where she was responsible for assisting in the design of residential homes, as well as a restaurant. Upon graduation, Dhruvi accepted a position as an assistant architect with Architectural Services Auroville in Auroville, India, where she worked as part of a team designing a 21-unit apartment complex as well as a plan for the neighboring community. In 2016, she joined JMA Design in Ahmedabad, India, as a project architect and design consultant working on the interior design of a state-of-the art flexible commercial/ office work space.Learn More
It takes a team of people, each using their innate talents, to create success. Julie Drury’s talent is in managing a host of activities simultaneously in support of the staff at TK Design. It is a job that she has mastered admirably since joining the firm in 2013.
Her position title might be more appropriately called Chief Administrative Problem-Solver. From fixing a jammed printer, to locating a missing document, to getting a priority mail package out the door on time, Julie works behind the scenes to keep office operations at TK Design running smoothly. Whether the task is big or small, Julie tackles it with efficiency and gets the job done. Her dedication, enthusiasm and energy for her work translate into not only superior staff support, but also great customer service.Learn More
Ashley is the marketing and social media guru at TK Design & Associates. She revels in marketing activities such as Google Analytics and search engine optimization techniques and is passionate about using websites to provide not just information, but to enhance and streamline the customer experience to deliver exceptional service.
Ashley is a recent graduate of Michigan State University, where in 2017 she was awarded a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a Sports and Broadcast News concentration. While in school, Ashley served internships with Phillips Broadcasting and McLaren Macomb Hospital. She was also a reporter and production assistant with both the Spartan News Room and WKAR Radio while attending Michigan State University.Learn More
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