Martin Cruz Munoz

Martin was born in El Salvador and raised in Woodbridge, VA. He enjoys quality work and loves making the homeowner happy with his work. He doesn’t have a lot of carpentry experience but he is enthusiastic and a fast learner. Martin is married with 2 kids and in his spare time he enjoys fishing and taking his kids to the park or the pool.

Marcos Lazo

Marcos was born in El Salvador and raised in Alexandria, VA. He has been working in construction for 3 years. He has experience in carpentry, painting, drywall and flooring. Marcos has a special talent. He tries using his right hand for work, but he’s really left handed! In his spare time Marcos enjoys spending time with his son Daniel and watching soccer with his family. Marco tries to always think positive and will always find ways to figure things out.

Mike Hilliard

Mike joins Foster Remodeling as a newbie in our field. He was born and raised in Virginia. He enjoys working with his hands and is excited to learn all the skills needed to be a carpenter. But, Mike knows he needs to start at the bottom and work his way up. One thing he really enjoys about construction is seeing the finished project. In his spare time Mike loves rollercoasters, Xbox and sports.

Jim Lucas

Jim was born in Troy, OH and currently lives in Woodbridge, VA. He has over 40 years of experience in carpentry and remodeling with expertise in framing and interior and exterior trim. Jim loves to shoot pool, play golf and go bowling. He loves spending time with his wife of 40 years, his dog, his kids and his 5 grandkids. 4 boys and 1 Princess!

Ernesto Mercado

Ernesto comes to Foster Remodeling with over 15 years experience in Carpentry. He was born in Puerto Rico and now lives in Culpeper, VA. Ernesto has worked in both Virginia and New York as a Carpenter installing Italian kitchens and closets. He loves creating and bringing construction plans to life and making people happy. Ernesto is married and has 4 grown kids. He loves music, sports, cars and comedy movies, but he does not like the snow!

Dave Marlowe

Production Manager

As Production Manager, Dave brings more than 25 years of Home Improvement and Construction experience to the Design Build and Home Maintenance Division at Foster Remodeling Solutions. As someone who grew up around the construction industry he understands that effective leadership, a solid work ethic, keeping schedules, attention to detail, customer relations and team work equals success. Dave welcomes the challenge of keeping the Foster production team on time in budget with a happy client every time.

Dave loves the great outdoors, camping, hiking and fishing. He also loves coaching youth soccer. Dave and his wife have been married for 25 years. They reside in Fredericksburg VA along with their six children and one granddaughter.

Laura Lopez

Laura was born and raised in Panama City, Panama. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Structural Architecture from the Universidad Católica Santa María la Antigua in 2018. Soon after graduating, she became a licensed Structural Architect and worked as a Junior Architect for the Panama City Wastewater Treatment Plant, the second biggest project in the country at the time.

For the last 3 years, she has worked as an Architect Consultant focusing on interior design and home remodeling projects. Laura’s true passion is 3D modeling and rendering but she has also worked as an illustrator and graphic designer. She joined Foster Remodeling Solutions recently, where she works as an architectural designer.

Laura moved to the U.S. in 2021 and resides in Arlington, VA. She enjoys traveling, reading mystery books, and playing boardgames. She loves pets and supports rescue animal organizations.

Mario Vargas

Mario was born in Bolivia. He has been in the United States for 21 years now lives in Woodbridge, VA. Mario owned his own company where he managed his crew including creating contracts, ordering material, managing budgets and monitoring inventory. Prior to that he worked as a Project Manager where he ran his own projects from start to finish. Mario is know for quality work, resolving problems and satisfying his customers. Mario is fluent in Spanish and English, is OSHA compliant, has over 15 years experience in remodeling including carpentry and framing. Mario is spontaneous and he loves all kinds of sports.

Chris Hilliard

Chris was born and raised in Fauquier VA and now lives in Springfield. He spent 5 years learning carpentry at an estate in Warrenton. He learned a lot about attention to detail which has transferred to his work in remodeling. Chris has experience in building custom furniture such as cabinets, dressers and beds. He was set on being a mechanic in high school and turned down classes in carpentry. Fast forward 10 years and he can’t imagine doing anything else but building things. Chris is married (to Sonya who also works at Foster) and he has has a dog named Georgia who is spoiled more than she should be! In his spare time Chris enjoys lifting weights and training to one day complete Spartan races. He also enjoys cooking, smoking meat, audio books and car and old farm equipment shows.

Steve Trayfors

Steve was born in Washington DC but raised overseas. He currently resides in Oakton, VA. He has worked in the residential remodeling business for 40 years. He has experience in all the trades including electrical work, framing, drywall, painting, plumbing and more. Steve is married and has one daughter, one dog and one cat. His favorite candy bar is Payday and in his spare time he enjoys sailing, playing guitar, cooking and watching movies.