Construction + Interior Design = One Call
The Cottage Company of Harbor Springs has become our region’s premier building and interior design firm. We pride themselves on unwavering attention to authentic details, superior customer service, and environmental sensitivity. Cottage Company firmly believes that the best way to showcase the beauty of the Northern Michigan area is to craft timelessly sophisticated designs that integrate seamlessly with the landscape. Along the way, they have assembled a team of exceptionally innovative, technically talented, and personable professionals, who utilize their collective abilities to create a lasting experience, both through their design and through their strong client relationships.
FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
As a third generation home builder, Rob gained experience even as a child, through his carpenter father. As a self-proclaimed perfectionist with a refined eye for architectural detail and construction quality, Rob ensures that each deliverable is complete, to the final detail. Dream Homes Michigan calls Rob “one of Michigan’s finest builders”!
COTTAGE COMPANY INTERIORS
Vee’s chic coastal style is influenced by having lived and worked in Santa Barbara and Laguna Beach. As an intrepid traveler, Vee believes that travel is great for her soul and even better for her designs. Family is at the core of her being, and this personal and professional value is apparent in all her work. Her goal is to design “stunning, classic cottages where generations of families will gather, relax, and return year after wonderful year”.
HEAD OF CONSTRUCTION
As a third generation home builder, this carpenter’s daughter will get your home built on-time and on-budget. Jill is such a personable client advocate that her clients become friends. Her ability to meticulously manage each project has earned praise from global marketing powerhouse JD Power and Associates: “one of the top customer service providers we have seen in any industry”.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS AND LEAD DESIGNER
Kelly is a Southern California girl with a left/right brain balance and a great sense of style. She attended UCLA School of Design, earned an MBA from Chapman University, and a BSBA from Pepperdine University. Kelly keeps everyone in the loop on operations, and, as any great designer should, she has a wide range of soft skills. Her experience as a former brand manager for a direct marketing firm helps to enhance her strong communication and organizational skills.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
With over 50 years of custom home building experience, Bob has personally practiced every building trade. He is adored by both clients and trades. When he’s not on a job site, Bob can be found fishing on Lake Michigan or spending time in the woods.
DESIGN EXPEDITOR AND OFFICE MANAGER
Tiffanie assists Vee, Diana, and Kelly, and runs the office. She is the master of everything, from ordering and tracking to scheduling for the whole office. A former client described Tiffanie as “one of the most professional people I’ve worked with”!
Diana approaches each new interior design project with renewed passion knowing she’s about to create an original design that achieves my client’s vision of their new home. Open communication–especially good listening skills–is fundamental to the process and is one of her fortes. Diana’s design expertise combined with her understanding of the client’s lifestyle and expectations become the foundation for the development of an interior as unique as each individual. Creating makes Diana happy and her goal is to pass along “happy” to our clients.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER
Doug loves seeing the joy on our clients faces when we bring their life long dreams to life. It’s an amazing feeling to accomplish a task that few have the capability of doing. Our clients are special to us and we ensure that every need is met. They come to us with a vision that was years in the making and we make that vision a reality. Working in a family business brings out a whole different aspect as to why I love what I do. We enjoy each other’s company both in and out of the office. We understand what family truly means.
My favorite part about my job is that it feels like a constant puzzle. I love puzzles! Whether the goal is to make a space more functional, beautiful, or to create a client’s dream home, I enjoy every step of the way. I love that interior design allows me to use both my creative and technical abilities to solve each and every ‘puzzle’.