Rachel De For received her Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2002 and a Certificate of Interior Design from New York Institute of Art & Design in 2020. She spent a decade working in commercial construction before leaving to raise her three children and follow her husband (US Navy) around the world, with stops in Germany and Japan. After returning from Japan, she decided to give construction another try, this time going to work for a local residential construction company. Since 2015, she has worked in the residential interior design and construction world, first as a project manager for a kitchen and bath design firm and a residential general contractor before coming to Foster Remodeling Solutions in 2020. Rachel brings a wide variety of knowledge to the table: construction practices, project management, a strong sense of organization and a drive to provide the best construction experience possible to Foster Remodeling Solution’s clientele. She can help you in any area of your home, from additions and sunrooms, to kitchens and bathrooms. She also ran her own home-organizing business in tandem with her full-time jobs, helping her clients declutter and organize their spaces—she can help you prepare for renovation utilizing these skills as well as her natural ability to craft a well-thought out plan for utility and space in your renovation, bringing fantastic function and peace to the home.
Rachel currently resides in Burke, VA with her husband, three children (16, 15 and 11) and their two cats, Rhett and Newt. She enjoys traveling with recent trips to Croatia, Slovenia and more “locally”, several trips to beautiful Kaua’I, a favorite destination. She is enjoying homeownership again after many years of living in base housing or renting homes. Since purchasing their home almost three years ago, she has renovated three bathrooms, a laundry room, added a deck, screened porch and paver patio, added and improved landscaping and is about to take on cabinet refacing and a refresh in her own kitchen! She loves to read and write (see links to her blog posts below), ride her stationary bike around the world and spend time with her family.
What Rachel is currently working on: a major home renovation and addition in Falls Church, kitchen renovation in McLean, first floor/kitchen renovation in Vienna, basement family room in Falls Church and a kitchen refresh/hall bathroom in Arlington!
Check out some of Rachel’s Blogs:
Watch Rachel’s Seminar
A Practical Guide to Successfully Renovating Your Bathroom