Co-owners Tom Gies and Michelle Swier focus on building relationships with clients and pride themselves on the craftsmanship that MKE delivers.  Their different strengths complement each other as they combine their professional and educational experiences to bring you a full-service renovation from concept and design through construction and finished product. Tom and Michelle maintain transparent and open communication with their team and their clients to make the process enjoyable, efficient and exciting for everyone involved.

Our in-house finish carpenters specialize in custom woodworking, cabinetry and tile installation. We do not outsource subcontractors for these finish details so we can control quality and keep your project on schedule.

Michelle Swier, Allied ASID
Michelle Swier, Allied ASIDMember | Senior Designer & Project Coordinator
Michelle has a strong passion for commercial remodeling and the crisp talent for residential design and decor. With a comprehensive background in department store design, dental & medical office design and residential interior design, Michelle’s strengths include communication with clientele, organization, and cohesive design ideas and color palettes. She uses her education, energy, and attitude to motivate her team and clients for an exciting experience from start to finish.
Allied Member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID Wisconsin)
Presidential Citation (2015-16), American Society of Interior Designers; In recognition for ongoing and exceptional service to the Wisconsin Chapter of ASID’s chapter magazine. Read the Publication.
BFA of Interior Design, Harrington College of Design | Chicago
Associates in Fine Arts, Moraine Valley – Chicago
Tom Gies
Tom GiesMember | Production & General Manager
Tom approaches all of his clients and projects with an open mind and an eye for design. He excels at creating both functional and aesthetically pleasing concepts while keeping on schedule and on budget. With years of design and construction experience, including time as a LEED consultant, Tom has the tools necessary to tackle a multitude of residential and commercial remodeling and construction projects. He is a licensed contractor with the state of Wisconsin and his leadership and commitment to excellence have earned him respect amongst his peers and in the industry.
Affiliations | Certifications
Home Improvement Contractor | licensed by the City of Milwaukee
Dwelling Contractor | Certified by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Lead-Safe Renovator |Issued by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Member
Former LEED Accreditation (LEED AP + BDC)
BA in Architectural Studies | University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2019 National Contractor of the Year

2019 Regional Contractor of the Year

Winner of three 2018 Silver Awards

Winner of two 2017 Gold Awards

 and named 2017 Wisconsin Remodeler of the Year by Milwaukee NARI

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