Meet Our Team

Dave McBride

David McBride – Owner

David McBride CGR, CGB, CGP, CAPS is the owner and founder of McBride Remodeling. He has been a licensed and insured general contractor in the state of Michigan for over 35 years. He takes pride in bringing together exceptional craftsmanship and professional project management to create high quality remodeling projects.

David is the former building committee chair for Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, an engaged member of Little Traverse Association of Home Builders and Remodelers Council, and is very active in other civic and charitable organizations throughout the community.

Jay Sackrider – General Manager

Jay, a Petoskey native, is the General Manager for McBride Remodeling. Jay started his career in residential construction and ran his own company in Petoskey for more than 12 years. He continued his career in Wyoming and South Carolina before returning to Michigan.

With his customer-centric philosophy, Jay is a natural fit with McBride Remodeling. He believes in honesty and makes sure that projects are completed on time while never sacrificing quality.

Jay enjoys fishing, hiking, camping and spending time with his wife and sons.

Paul Drayer

Paul Drayer –  Lead Designer

Paul joined the McBride team in 2018 as our production coordinator and ascended quickly to the role of Lead Designer. He has over 4 years of experience in construction and over 23 years in architectural design, with a Bachelor of Science from U of M School of Architecture.

Believing that collaboration plays a key role in the design process, Paul enjoys working with the client to create a design that meets their needs. He partners with clients through the design process to ensure their expectations are not only met, but exceeded.

Paul serves on the board of trustees for the Harbor Springs Library, holds the position of committee chairman of Scouts Troop 55, and is also a Knights of Columbus member. He and his wife enjoy spending time with their three kids and volunteering for their various extracurricular activities.

Julie Kuchnicki – Administrative Assistant

Julie joined the McBride team in November of 2018 as our administrative assistant. She has certifications in accounting and Excel from North Central Michigan College. With over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, Julie strives to provide the best customer experience for clients from beginning to end.

Julie has been married to her husband, Joe, for 32 years. She enjoys traveling, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, gardening and golfing in her spare time.

Tom Beyer

Tom Beyer – Lead Carpenter

Tom, a graduate of the Vinyl Siding Institute, is also Lead Safe Certified and CPR trained. Tom is a lead carpenter with McBride Remodeling and has been a pivotal member of the team for more than 30 years.

Tom’s philosophy is to always do the best work possible. Work ethic is on the forefront of his mind and his level of craftsmanship and efficiency is second to none.

Carl Gage – Lead Carpenter

Carl joined the team in 2010 as a lead carpenter, but the construction industry has been a part of his life since his teenage years. Carl has worked in markets across Michigan including Houghton, Grand Marais, Canton, and Petoskey.

Carl commits to work as hard as he can to ensure his clients are pleased with the end product. When he’s not building dream homes, he is a volunteer firefighter and was a Cub Scout Leader.

Shaun Verville

Shaun Verville – Lead Carpenter

Shaun, a lead carpenter with McBride Remodeling, joined the team in June of 2013. Shaun has been working in the construction field for more than 19 years in the Ashland, WI, Iron River, MI and Petoskey/Boyne City areas.

Shaun is Lead Safe Certified, a CertainTeed Certified Installer and is First Aid/CPR/AED certified through the American Heart Association. He strives to exceed client expectations on every job with quality workmanship and job-site efficiency. Shaun also volunteers with the Boyne City Fire Department.

Brandon Baker – Lead Carpenter

Brandon joined McBride Remodeling In August of 2019. He has 21 years as a licensed carpenter, 31 years’ experience in carpentry and was self-employed for 23 years. He has his First Aid and CPR Certifications.

When Brandon is not working, you will find him on a mountain bike trail enjoying the outdoors and in the winter time you will find him on the ski slopes boarding with his wife and children.

Jacob Coats

Jacob Coats – Carpenter

Jacob originally joined our team in June of 2016 as a seasonal carpenter helper. In 2018 he started working full time and has been shadowing our lead carpenters on various projects. Jacob has 6 years of construction experience, successfully completed the building trades program at Petoskey High School, and graduated from the Industrial Arts Institute in the Construction program.

Jacob also volunteers as a member of the Tip of the Mitt QDMA to help promote better hunting practices in Northern Michigan.

Yvonne Looze – Key Support Personnel

Yvonne, our accountant from Kammermann & Bascom PC is an integral part of the McBride Remodeling team. She brings more than twenty years of experience in the banking industry, 10 years as a small business owner, and over 10 years as an accountant.

Yvonne is also an Enrolled Agent (EA). An EA is a federally-authorized tax practitioner who has technical expertise in the field of taxation and is empowered by the U.S. Department of Treasury to represent taxpayers before all administrative levels of the Internal Revenue Service for audits, collections, and appeals.

Yvonne’s mission is to provide accurate accounting and tax preparation to individuals and small businesses in a timely manner with a high level of personal customer service.

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