Podcast Ep 109: A Unique Dive Into CRD’s Production Team Dynamic and Process With Michael, Matt, and Jay

CRD Production Managment

Design-build companies offer a vastly different approach to remodeling than any independent contractor would. Each remodeling project has a designer, architect, project manager, and lead carpenter. What you don't see is what happens behind the scenes with our unique production team whose purpose is to keep the project on budget and support the team tackling the project.

Check out our episode where we are joined by our strategic operations and plans manager, our home-services production manager, and our design-build production manager to uncover the details of why the design-build approach is so different from others.


When it comes to remodeling projects, choosing the right approach can make all the difference in achieving your desired outcome. While traditional independent contractors have long been the go-to option, design-build companies have emerged as a game-changer in the industry. Today we will delve into the behind-the-scenes workings of our company, highlighting the unique role of the strategic operations and plans manager, home-services production manager, and design-build production manager.

The Design-Build Difference

Design-build companies differentiate themselves by integrating the entire remodeling process into one cohesive team. Unlike the fragmented approach of hiring a design firm and then independent contractors for the build stage, design-build companies bring together professionals from different disciplines under one roof. This integration enables seamless communication, streamlined decision-making, and efficient project management.

Strategic Operations and Plans Manager

At the heart of our company is our strategic operations and plans manager, Michael McDermott. He plays a critical role in overviewing that each project aligns with the client's vision, goals, and budget. He collaborates closely with the design and production to develop a comprehensive plan that incorporates every aspect of the project. Essentially, he is the linchpin connecting the creative vision with practical execution by overviewing resources, schedules, logistics, and overall strategic operations.

Design-Build Production Manager

The design-build production manager, Jay Finney, keeps the projects on track and within budget for our Design-Build division. He works closely with the production team to ensure the design team's plans come to life. With a deep understanding of construction techniques and materials, the design-build production manager ensures that the design is not only aesthetically pleasing but also structurally sound. They oversee the construction process, ensuring that every detail is executed to perfection.

Home-Services Production Manager

The home services production manager, Matt Scully, oversees the team responsible for executing the remodeling projects and budget for our Home Service division. They are the bridge between the planning and implementation phases, working closely with the design team. This manager is responsible for coordinating the activities of various trade professionals, such as carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and painters. Their expertise in project management ensures that the work progresses smoothly, deadlines are met, and quality standards are maintained.

The Power of Collaboration

What sets CRD apart is the high level of collaboration among team members. The seamless integration of professionals from various disciplines enables the collective expertise to be utilized fully. Throughout the project, the designer, architect, project manager, and lead carpenter work together, bouncing ideas off each other, and collectively problem-solving any challenges that may arise. This collaborative approach fosters innovation, ensures efficiency, and ultimately leads to superior results.

Benefits for the Clients

Clients who choose our design-build approach gain several advantages. First, the integration of all individuals who are on their projects from the start allows for better cost control and realistic budgeting. Additionally, the collaborative nature of the team ensures that the project is completed efficiently, minimizing delays and unexpected issues. Next, is the single point of communication with the CRD team. Ultimately, the design-build approach provides clients with peace of mind, knowing that their remodeling project is in capable hands.

CRD Design Build was a pioneer that revolutionized the remodeling industry over 40 years ago by offering a comprehensive approach that brings together professionals from various disciplines. Through close collaboration, seamless communication, and efficient project management, these companies deliver exceptional results while keeping the project on budget. The strategic operations and plans manager, home-services production manager, and design-build production manager play vital roles in ensuring the success of each remodeling project. If you're considering a remodeling project, exploring the design-build approach could be the key to a smooth, stress-free, and successful transformation of your space.


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