Our Team Is Family.

Each member of our team is personally vetted to be “Foster fit” before they are at the helm of your project. We provide competitive wages and educational opportunities so that our employees continue to grow both personally and professionally. This means each member of Foster Remodeling Solutions, Inc., is committed to your project and to representing the Foster mission in all phases of your remodeling or home improvement.


David Foster


David Foster is Founder and President of Foster Remodeling Solutions, Inc. a design-and-build remodeling company in Northern Virginia. Under his innovative leadership, FRS has grown on average 10% each year business since its inception in 1983 as Foster Home Improvement, Inc.

Several of Foster’s ideas stand out among the industry. Early on, Foster recognized a need for software specific to the industry and, in 1995, began developing a custom software program. In 2000, he teamed with a group of software developers to incorporate ImproveBuild LLC. Their goal was to develop and provide remodeling-specific management software to the industry. This collaboration resulted in creation of the ImproveBuild Remodeler’s Business Solution (RBS) software. Foster Remodeling Solutions now uses ImproveBuild RBS in its own operations. Since its release in August 2002, many remodelers around the country have followed suit. Foster served as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ImproveBuild, LLC. until April 2009. www.improvebuild.com

On numerous occasions, the remodeling industry has recognized Foster’s achievements. In 1996-2009 Qualified Remodeler Magazine named Foster Remodeling Solutions one of the top 500 remodelers in the United States. In May 1998, Foster Remodeling Solutions received National Recognition for Teamwork in Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50. Other media profiled Foster’s unique operations systems and successful performance.

Early in his career, Foster studied construction management and sales. In 1992, his additional coursework resulted in receipt of the Certified Remodeler designation from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. In addition, Foster has studied the use of personality profiling to select employees and has attended many industry-specific educational seminars and trade shows.

As part of his continuing education and assistance to the remodeling industry, Foster participates regularly in case studies on other remodeling companies throughout the country. In addition, he occasionally speaks to remodelers and suppliers at the remodelers conferences, including the Remodelers Leadership Conference. Since 2000, he has served as a business consultant to other remodelers throughout the United States.

Foster’s leadership extends beyond the company into his community. In 2000, the Foundation for Applied Technical Education, Inc., a partner in the Fairfax County Public Schools construction technologies training program, appointed Foster to its Board of Directors. Foster’s current professional remodeling affiliations include:

1989-Present: Member, National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
1993-2001: NARI’s Ethics Committee
1998-2006: Member, Remodelers Executive Round Table (a think tank for remodeling executives).
1998-Present: Member, National Kitchen and Bath Association
2005-Present: Member, National Association of Home Builders Remodeler’s Council.
2008 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Company
December 2009- Received EPA Certified Renovator designation
2010 Angie’s List Super Service Award
2008-2019 Guildmaster With Distinction

Foster resides in Fairfax County, Virginia, with his wife and two children and their 2 Cocker Spaniels.

Chris Arnold

Chris Arnold

VP of Business Development

Chris Arnold has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry and has been a member of the Foster Remodeling Solutions team since 2004. He studied Architectural Drafting in High School and College. Chris started his career in the remodeling industry as a draftsman creating working drawings, estimating projects and obtaining permits. Additionally, he spent time in the field as a carpenter apprentice where he gained valuable hands on experience. Chris spent the next 9 years with a kitchen cabinet distributor as a kitchen designer, outside salesman and branch manager. During this time, he assisted the company with its transition from a wholesaler to a retailer as well as assisting in the establishment of 3 new showrooms in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2000, Chris went to work for an Insurance Restoration contractor as an estimator and general manager opening new offices in DC and Northern Virginia. Attention to detail and a strong work ethic have earned Chris his position as a member of the Foster Remodeling Solutions management team along with an ownership interest in the company. He is an award-winning designer earning the 2014 Master Design Award for a basement remodel. He specializes in Kitchens & Baths all the way to Additions, 2nd Story Additions & Garages- walking clients through the whole process of a remodel. Chris is married and has one son. He is active in his sons Boy Scout Troop as an Assistant Scout Master and enjoys spending time in the outdoors. In addition, he is an Audiophile and a fan of live music.

Lee Caslavka

VP of Production

As Production Manager, Lee brings more than 30 years of Home Improvement and Construction experience to the Design Build and Home Maintenance Division at Foster Remodeling Solutions. As a former business owner he understands that success starts with effective leadership, a solid work ethic, keeping schedules, attention to detail, customer relations and team work. Lee welcomes the challenge of keeping the Foster production team on time in budget with a happy client every time.

Community involvement has always been an important part of Lee’s life as he has been active in coaching youth athletics for more than 20 years and has led Rebuilding Together Projects through his Church. Lee and his wife have been married for 30 years. They reside in Prince William County along with their four sons.

Office and Administration

Teresa Harris

Office Manager

Originally from Florida’s Gulf Coast, Teresa joins Foster Remodeling Solutions as our Office Manager. She specializes in office management as well as Human Resources. Her long history of administrative support, executive assistant, and HR roles allows her to bring a great deal of varied skills and knowledge to the FRS Team. Teresa values professionalism while building trust with customers and the company.

Providing stellar Customer Services service is very important for her as she enjoys building lasting relationships with clients and co-workers. Her favorite customer service tactic is to deliver what the client needs, plus one!

Out of the office, Teresa is a semi-professional flutist who performs with The McLean Symphony, The Woodbridge Flute Choir, and in pit orchestras for musical theaters within the DMV area. In addition to her passion for music Teresa loves to volunteer for local animal shelters and advocate for animal adoption and misunderstood dog types. Her advocacy efforts aim to inform the public of the importance of adopting animals, and that every dog is an individual regardless of breed or its past.

Teresa also enjoys traveling, live music, thrift store shopping, vintage styles and clothing, and crafting. Her recent interest into crocheting has filled her home with yarn, much to the amusement of her two cats, Mojo & Toby. She is also the proud mom of four dogs: Abbey, Ben, Bobby, and Zaney Laney.

Ross Mansfield

Ross Mansfield


Ross was born and raised in Stafford, VA. He graduated from Longwood College in May 1999 with a BS in Business Administration with a Concentration in Accounting. After working in the public accounting world for six years, Ross has made the switch to the private sector, joining the Foster team as Accountant in July 2005.

Sales and Design

Kayla Shoff

Design Consultant

Kayla Shoff is a perceptive designer with a knack for problem solving.  Her discovery began at a young age while watching her father with a vast amount of small home renovation projects; patiently waiting for any opportunity to help.  Kayla’s real involvement then began with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she studied everything from eye-catching material choices to functional space planning. After graduation, she continued to gain remodeling experience through diverse employment opportunities allowing her to become well-rounded in all aspects of the design industry. She is very passionate about high-quality design solutions and takes pride in creating a long-term value for her clients’ homes. Because of her background in plumbing, she enjoys bathroom remodeling projects, but also loves any design challenge that can be thrown her way. In her down time, she loves to cook and hang out with her family.

employee photos Julia

Julia Wolfgang

Design Consultant

Julia received her Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Maryland in College Park.  Her creativity was sparked at an early age coming from a family of furniture makers and home builders. With over 25 years of experience in the interior design industry encompassing residential and commercial design installations, she brings her seasoned skills to every project undertaken.  Julia enjoys collaborating with clients to reimagine and create the spaces of their dreams while incorporating their personal aesthetics and paying close attention to details and function.  Whether she’s reorganizing a space for improved function and enjoyment or selecting finishes that bring a room to life, she strives to inspire and design interiors that exceeds the client’s expectations.

As a previous business owner of a successful high-end design and manufacturing company, she has also completed commissioned design projects for companies such as Thomasville Furniture, The Limited Brand Company and a nationally recognized fabric retailer.

Julia resides in Alexandria, tries her hand at painting, and loves to shower her special needs rescue cat Popeye with affection.

Kelly Dean

Design Consultant

Kelly received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia, where she double majored in English and Art History. Upon graduating from UVA, she landed in the field of Human Resource Management. After many years working in the field she found that the need to express herself creatively was not being met. With an eye toward creativity, she began her career in the remodeling industry in 2014. Kelly also continued her arts-based education and went on to receive an associates of applied science degree in Interior Design.

Kelly is passionate about design and is committed to creating safe, beautiful, and functional spaces. In her spare time, she loves to indulge her other passions, photography, books, music, and travel.

Check out my Design Blogs:

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Cara Wank

Design Consultant

Cara received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from West Virginia University and spent time studying art and design at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. With over a decade of residential design experience, Cara has gained the skill sets needed to accompany her natural sense for space planning and understands communication with clients is key to determine their lifestyle comfort and functionality they desire of their remodel project. It is her passion that will help her clients create a home that they will cherish and enjoy for many years to come.

In her free time, Cara enjoys traveling, eating good food, and spending time outdoors with her two young and energetic boys, wonderful husband, and two pugs, Mushroom and Panda.

Rachel De For

Design Consultant

Rachel is an organized and thorough design consultant with over five years of experience in home renovations. She has a true passion for listening to clients’ needs and working with them to create a unique and functional space that embodies their dreams. She has experience in not only the finished product, but also a solid base in residential interior construction practices and codes that helps her to make not only beautiful but practical choices for her clients that will enhance and increase the beauty and value of their home for years to come. Having run her own home organizing business, she can help her clients prepare for a renovation by encouraging thorough decluttering prior to construction and a well-thought out plan for utility and spaces for remaining items, bringing fantastic function and peace to the space.

Rachel has established home base in Burke after traveling the world with her husband (U.S. Navy), their three children and two cats. In her spare time, she loves to explore Virginia, read, cycle, take online courses and work on home improvement projects in her own home!

Joshua Britton

Architectural Designer

Joshua is an Architectural Designer/Drafter and received a Degree in Computer Aided Drafting and Design From ITT tech in Norfolk, VA. Joshua has over 20 years of cumulative experience designing home plans for a custom builder in Colonial Williamsburg, VA, and drafting plans for an Architectural Firm in Newport News, VA focusing on Traditional Neighborhood Developments. He works with all the latest CAD software to show clients their final layout in 3D. Joshua is married with two boys and is very involved/coaching in local area Boy scouts & Sport leagues. He enjoys taking his family to National Parks for outdoor hiking & sightseeing.

Brian Penater

Estimating and Purchasing Manager

Brian has over twenty years of construction experience and is EPA Lead Certified. The amount of pride he takes in his work shows in his finished projects. His motto is “It’s perfect, but it will have to do”. Brian looks forward to working with you and making your home just as you want it. During his time off, he enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, baking and playing an occasional round of golf.

employee photo Maria

Maria Lynard

Production Coordinator

Maria holds an Associates Degree in Business Management & Accounting with a strong customer service record with 6+ years of experience.  Her priority is providing the highest level of support to the Foster team and clients.  She oversees the day-to-day administrative functions of Foster’s operations and serves as a liaison with production, sales, and management teams as the Office/ Showroom Manager.  My passion is to contribute, support & make a difference.  She loves to spend time with friends and family and traveling to new places and outdoor adventures.

Production Staff

Jack Rodgers

Jack Rodgers

Lead Carpenter

Jack was referred to David Foster by one of our trusted sub-contractors and has been with Foster Remodeling since 1993. With his exceptional carpentry skills, loyalty and a strong work ethic Jack has earned his position as a member of the management team along with an ownership interest in the company. He is a Certified Lead Carpenter through NARI and holds and EPA Certified Renovator designation. The weekends are intended for spending time with his family and occasionally he enjoys his hobbies of golf, hiking and biking.

Mike Bormann

Lead Carpenter

Mike has 32 years of experience in the construction and residential remodeling business. He has been satisfying our Foster clients with his outstanding workmanship since 1996. He is dedicated to successfully completing each project on time and keeping our clients within their budget. On the weekends he enjoys all outdoor nature related activities; especially hiking and kayaking.

Bill Denty

Bill Denty

Lead Carpenter

Bill brings 32 years construction experience with him and has been with Foster Remodeling since 2010. He is a certified Journeyman. Bill was born and raised in Alexandria. VA and now resides in Woodbridge VA. During his free time, he enjoys playing music and riding his Harley Davidson.

Ron Trotter

Lead Carpenter

Ron joined the Foster team in 2018 with over 37 years of experience. He was born in Alabama, but moved to Virginia when he was 2 weeks old. He has been in Virginia ever since. Ron brings a lot of experience to our team with specialties in cabinetry, framing, and millwork. He is married with 2 kids, a daughter and son. He also has a dog named Sadie and a rabbit named Gilbert. In his spare time, Ron like to go fishing and spend time with his family.

employee photo Rich

Rich Rottier

Lead Carpenter

Rich was born and raised in Northern Virginia. He has been a Lead Carpenter and Project Manager and has 40 years of remodeling and carpentry experience. His areas of expertise include cabinetry, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and masonry. Rich is married and has 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and 3 grandsons. He also rescued a 100lb hound and a Great Dane from the Fairfax County Animal Shelter. In his free time Rich stays busy enjoying archery, boxing, dog-walking, beekeeping and rock climbing.

Larry Hannan

Lead Carpenter

Larry is originally from Patterson, NY, but now lives in Gainesville, VA> He has a Class B contractors license and is also a Licensed Home Inspector in Virginia. Larry has been remodeling homes for over 30 years. He is a custom cabinet builder and has designed home libraries and bars. Larry has been married for 49 years and has 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys sailing, skiing and scuba diving.

Marco Rebolledo

Marco Rebolledo

Kitchen and Bath Specialist

Marco has employed by Foster Remodeling Solutions since 1993. With Marco’s trustworthiness, skills and expertise in all phases of residential remodeling he has been chosen to be the Production Teams full-time Kitchen Bath and Handyman specialist and is looking forward to the challenge. He continues to gain the respect and loyalty of many of our clients with his exceptional workmanship and customer service; that keeps them coming back to us over and over again. Marco holds an EPA Certified Renovator designation and he has experience in concrete finishing. Born and raised in Chile; he has been a US Citizen since 1995; he resides in Springfield, VA with his wife and their child-like dog “Niko”.

Jonathan Olguin

Jonathan Olguin

Kitchen and Bath Specialist

Jonathan was born and raised in Santiago, Chile, but currently lives in Alexandria, VA. Jonathan is an artist at heart and went to art school in Chile before enrolling in the Architecture program at NVCC. He has been in the remodeling business for 15 years and in the construction field most of his life. He comes from a family of tradesman with specialties in painting and wall finishing. Jonathan is married with two sons. He also has 2 parakeets and a cat. In his spare time Jonathan loves to draw and paint, he also teaches painting classes. He plays soccer and enjoys hanging out with his family.

John Davis

John Davis

Home Improvement Lead Carpenter

John Davis comes to Foster Remodeling Solutions eager to learn as much as he can about the residential remodeling construction field and work towards getting his certification. John is now EPA Lead Certified. He has spent the last 8 years being a land surveyor and is looking forward to his new profession. During his free time John enjoys spending time with his wife Lindsay and their 2 kids Jackson and Josie. He also enjoys baseball, playing softball and is very involved with his church.

Jairo Hidalgo


Jairo was born and raised in Lima, Peru but moved to the US in 1999 and currently lives in Woodbridge, VA. Jairo comes to Foster Remodeling with 18 years of experience in residential remodeling. He is skilled in cabinetry, millwork, trim, plumbing and drywall. In his spare time Jairo loves spending time with his wife, Katrina, his beautiful daughter Isabella and their dog.

Marvin Chinchilla


Marvin was born in El Salvador, but raised in Woodbridge, VA. He has over 10 years of carpentry experience along with experience in concrete, drywall repair, deck building, fencing and water proofing. Marvin comes to Foster Remodeling with a willingness to learn new things. In his spare time, Marvin spends time with his 4 kids, 3 step kids and 3 dogs. He also enjoys fishing, hunting, camping, hiking and eating. Marvin is a hard worker and promises to do a great job on your next project.

Chris Hilliard, Foster Remodeling carpenter

Chris Hilliard

Carpenter Apprentice

Chris came to Foster Remodeling looking to expand his knowledge and learn about the remodeling business. He previously worked on a 1500 acre estate in Warrenton where he took care of the grounds and did repairs to all the buildings and the main house. Chris is a native Virginian as he was born in Manassas. He got married in May of 2018 and currently lives with his wife and 4 year old Walker Hound in Stafford, VA. In his spare time, Chris likes to go hunting, build furniture and keep in shape by going to the gym and running obstacle courses like Rugged Maniac, Spartan and Tough Mudder.

Cody Rohrabacher

Carpenter Apprentice

Cody is a Virginia native being born and raised in Faquier county. He currently lives in Spotsylvania. Cody started out as a mechanic at a metal fabrication shop making everything from kitchen countertops to art pieces for buildings and museums. His friend Chris told him about Foster Remodeling and he was interested in learning a new craft. He is starting out at Foster Remodeling as a Carpenter Apprentice so he can learn everything from the bottom and move up. Cody is married and has 1 son and one daughter. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family. He also likes gardening and jiu jitsu.


Doug Dinsmore

Doug Dinsmore

Master Electrician

Doug brings 10 years of experience as an electrician to Foster. Doug is a native Northern Virginian. He was born and raised in Stafford, VA. He attended school at Spotsylvania Vocational school and has worked as a helper, a service tech and a Lead electrician. Doug was a licenced Journeyman Electrician and in 2015 he became a Licensed Master Electrician. Doug currently lives in Stafford. He enjoys soccer, four-wheeling, drag racing and spending time with his family.

Cristian Vargas

Cristian Vargas


Cristian comes to Foster Remodeling with 9 years of experience in the Electrical field. He attended school at Penn Foster and Ace Technical Institute. He was born in Puerto Madryn, Argentina and moved to Virginia when he was 14 years old. He currently lives in Woodbridge. In his spare time, Cristian plays soccer twice and week and enjoys fishing in the summer.

We Never Stop Learning.

We invest in our team, giving them the tools and opportunities to learn about the newest innovations in remodeling and design. Attending trade shows keeps us up on trends in the market and continuing education maintains licensing requirements.

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