Meet Our Team
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 more than 40 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 Home Builders Association of Northern Michigan, 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 – 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.
Greg Pieknik – Production Manager
While studying Business Administration in Finance and Law at Saginaw Valley State University, Production Manager Greg Pieknik worked framing homes — a path that would eventually lead him to McBride Remodeling. The dedication, sense of responsibility, and leadership skills gained from his time in the National Guard help him excel at organizing and overseeing homeowners’ projects from start to finish.
In his free time, Greg enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. Greg is also an avid conservationist and horticulturist and is working on methods to grow vegetables for his family year-round in Northern Michigan.
Curt Bartz – Project Coordinator
Curt brings more than 30 years of experience and remodeling know-how to his job as project coordinator. He has a proven track record of effectively ordering and scheduling materials and installations for projects to keep them on time and on budget.
When he’s not at work, he enjoys spending time outdoors picking blackberries, camping with his family, and deer hunting on Drummond Island.
Michele Howard – Finance Manager
Michele Howard’s excellent communication, planning, and number crunching skills make her perfect for the important, behind-the-scenes position of finance manager. Michele joined the McBride team in October of 2021 with more than 15 years of experience in the banking and finance industry and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Finance.
A Boyne City native, Michele enjoys spending her time making the most of the beautiful Northern Michigan summers boating, camping, and hiking with her children.
Julie Kuchnicki – Office Manager
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 more than 30 years. She enjoys traveling, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, gardening and golfing in her spare time.
Tom Beyer – Senior Lead Carpenter
Tom, a graduate of the Vinyl Siding Institute, is also Lead Safe Certified and CPR trained. Tom is 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.
Shaun Verville – Senior Lead Carpenter
Shaun joined the team in June of 2013. Shaun has been working in the construction field for more than 20 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.
Jacob Coats – Lead 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 more 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.
Mike Boyer — Senior Painting Specialist
Prior to joining the staff at McBride Remodeling, Mike initially worked with us as a subcontractor. He brings more than 30 years of home remodeling experience to the team. His expertise in painting and wallpaper installation is a wonderful complement to our capabilities. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time on the lake with a fishing pole in hand.
Stratton Zervoudakis – Carpenter
Stratt, as he prefers to be called, is a Grand Rapids native and joined McBride Remodeling in January 2021. He moved to Petoskey after graduating from Northern Michigan University in Marquette in 2015.
When he’s not working on a job site, you’ll find Stratt outside hunting or fishing, and spending time with his family.
Jake Leestma – Estimator
Jake Leestma joined McBride Remodeling as a carpenter and is now our team’s estimator. His background in architectural design means he doesn’t just craft functional spaces — he also understands what makes them beautiful. His diverse experience and knowledge in design ensures homeowners exceptional craftsmanship, with no detail overlooked.
Jake is a true outdoorsman and enjoys hiking, camping, swimming, biking, and gardening. Above all else, Jake values time spent with his family, especially his niece and three nephews.
Cody Elzinga – Carpenter
With degrees in both construction management and building construction technology, as well as an OSHA certification, Carpenter Cody Elzinga has a wealth of knowledge to complement his skills in transforming Northern Michigan houses to dream homes.
Cody is a Boyne City native and appreciates all the natural beauty Michigan has to offer. Outside of work, you’ll find him enjoying the great outdoors and spending quality time with his friends and family.
Keegan Belfy – Carpenter Helper
Carpenter Helper Keegan Belfy has always loved working with his hands and brings this passion to work with him each day as he plays an important role in crafting quality home remodels. Keegan’s enthusiasm and desire to learn are sure to help him achieve his goals of further refining his carpentry skills and someday building a house of his own.
A Petoskey native, Keegan enjoys spending his free time restoring vintage axes, camping, hiking, and making pottery.
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, 20 years as a small business owner, and over 20 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.
Contact us today to start your remodeling conversation.