Joined STRITE design + remodel: 2015
“Good communication is key to not only keeping a project on track and on budget, but keeping my clients and co-workers happy with both the results and the experience.”
Although her job title says “designer,” Sara’s duties at STRITE involve equal parts “production facilitator.” She is involved in all aspects of plan drawing, including computer aided design (AutoCAD) and 3D rendering. Because her responsibilities form a bridge between concept and execution, our production team relies on her to make sure that they have what they need, when they need it, at every stage of the remodel process.
Sara has been interested in houses since she was very young. She used to read remodel magazines and clip out the floor plans, which she would paste into a book and add her own. As a senior at Boise High School, she enrolled in a CAD (computer aided design) class and aced it. With her parents’ encouragement, she graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in commercial architecture. After a number of years in architectural design, during which she focused primarily on the health care market, she decided to switch to residential remodeling in order to get closer to the people she worked for and with — and STRITE design + remodel has provided her with just that opportunity.
Why My Job Matters
“I’m a designer first and foremost, but I also have a hand in production. I don’t swing a hammer, but I coordinate all the materials that our production teams need to achieve the outcome that the plans I draw envision. Communication is a critical part of my job, and our clients trust me not only make sure their ideas are reflected in the designs I create, but in their execution as well.”
When not working
Sara likes to spend time outdoors, eat at local restaurants, or go to concerts. She loves spending time with her husband, Jason, and their daughter, Holland. Lately she has enjoyed taking Holland to all the different parks in Boise, the Zoo, and to swim lessons.