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.

Management

David Foster

David Foster

President

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
2008-2012 Guildmaster With Distinction

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

Chris Arnold

VP of Business Development

Chris has over 25 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.

Lee Caslavka

Production Manager

As Production Manager, Lee brings more than 28 years of Home Improvement and Construction experience to the newly formed 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 this new challenge and looks forward to working with the entire FRS team for many years.

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 27 years. They reside in Fairfax County along with their four sons.

Office and Administration

Maria Lynard

Maria Lynard

Office Manager

Maria is a Virginia Native & is a graduate of Germanna Community College where she receieved an Associates Degree in Business Management & Accounting. Prior to working with Foster she spent 3 years as an Administrative Sales Assistant in Real Estate & has a strong customer service record. She is very excited to join the Foster Remodeling Team in June 2016. She has a passion for helping others and always eager for new challenges. In her spare time, she enjoys practicing Pilates, DIY crafts & being outdoors.

Ross Mansfield

Ross Mansfield

Accountant

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

Kirsti McMahon

Kirstie McMahon

Sales and Showroom Manager

Kirstie has spent most of her life in the Northern Virginia area and graduated from Radford University. Upon graduation she started working in sales and construction, and has been part of the Foster Family since 2014. Her passion for remodeling and homeownership shows in the work she does at Foster as the Sales and Showroom Manager.
Kirstie loves working with people, has a rescue pet at home, and enjoys cooking and gardening in her free time.

Dory Clemens

Dory Clemens

Design Consultant

After attending Virginia Tech’s Washington Area Architectural Center (WAAC) in Alexandria, Dory started working in residential building and remodeling. She specializes in space planning, helping homeowners reconfigure their existing homes and plan additions that are beautiful, functional and efficient. Prior to joining Foster Remodeling Solutions, Dory worked for a luxury home builder in Northern VA, where she helped clients with everything from floorplans to finishes. She enjoys getting to know her clients personally so she can create designs that perfectly compliment their current lifestyle, future goals, and aesthetic preferences. In addition to design, Dory loves being mom to two boys and one rescue puppy.

Kayla Shoff

Design Consultant

Kayla has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After graduation, she gained residential remodeling experience through diverse employment opportunities that allowed 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.

Rachel Mignogna

Design Consultant

Rachel joins Foster Remodeling Solutions with over 12 years of design experience. She is specialized in various customer segments, from new construction to renovating and remodeling all rooms of the home. Her degree in Education provides a great foundation for her relationships with clients and her attention to detail. She understands how important it is to be informed and helps to make sure you understand every step of the process. Rachel has experience and comfort with cabinetry, countertops, appliances and fixtures which allows for the ideal turn-key experience and provides less stress. She is a Northern Virginia native and when not working, Rachel enjoys family time with her husband and her two young boys, two cats and a dog….it’s a full house!

Kim Joshi

Kim Joshi

Design Consultant

Kim received her degree in Interior Design from Arcadia University and has spent her career as a project manager in the residential design industry. She has a wide range of experience in the field from a single room refurbish to entire home restorations and enjoys the process of transforming homes, providing clients with beautiful spaces, focusing on balancing form and function. Kim and her husband live in Fairfax and have a full home with two teenagers and two small but “mighty” dogs. In her free time she enjoys taking dance classes and, with a large extended family close by, Sundays are a special time for family to gather and cook together.

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 12 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.

Cathy

Cathy Vivas

Design Assistant

Cathy has a degree in Psychology from University of Maryland. She has a work history of working with kids with special needs and transitioned in to design 5 years ago. She received her degree in Interior Design from Marymount University. She has a background in assisting homeowners in selections, everything from custom upholstery to countertops. In her spare time, she leads her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop.

Brian Penater

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.

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.

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”.

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 family, baseball, playing softball and is very involved with his church.

Adam Ryan

Adam Ryan

Carpenter

Adam was born and raised in Newburgh, NY but currently lives in Lorton, VA. He has 13 years of experience in the construction/remodeling industry and he is OSHA certified. Adam is great with carpentry and woodworking. He believes that there is always something you can be doing on a job site, he’s a hard worker and doesn’t like to sit around. In his spare time he spends time with his finance and 2 kids. He enjoys sports, friends and family and he loves taking his kids to new places.

Luke Gettys

Luke Gettys

Lead Carpenter

Luke lives in Manassas, VA and has been a carpenter for 17 years. His expertise is in framing, interior trim, cabinets and drywall. Luke is married and has a daughter. In his spare time, he enjoys movies, spending time with his family and BBQ-ing.

Jonathan Olguin

Jonathan Olguin

Carpenter

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.

Scott Berger

Scott Berger

Carpenter Apprentice

Scott is a native Virginian, born and raised in Springfield, currently lives in Alexandria. He is helping us out at Foster Remodeling while in college taking classes in Mechanical Engineering. Scott is a great worker and helps out in any areas that we need him. When he’s not working and going to school, he enjoys camping, golfing and any other outdoor activities.

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

Electrician

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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