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 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 – Owner

Jay, a Petoskey native, is the owner of 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 home 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.

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.

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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 Developer

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. 

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Collin_Zimmerman

Collin Zimmerman – Property Management Coordinator

Collin joined McBride Remodeling in April 2022. He completed the building trades program at Petoskey High School where he took first place at a state building competition in his senior year. Collin attended college at both North Central Michigan College and Kirtland Community College and has obtained an associate’s degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice and became MCOLES (Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards) certified. He also holds certifications in CPR, AED, and OSHA. It’s safe to say McBride is in good hands with Collin on our team.

He is an outdoor enthusiast and loves to enjoy the beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer so you’ll most likely find him hiking in the woods or on the water when he’s not busy bringing customers’ dreams to life.

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.

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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.

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Shaun Verville

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.

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Mike Sackrider – Senior Lead Carpenter

Senior Lead Carpenter Mike Sackrider joins McBride Remodeling bringing close to 40 years of experience as a licensed builder. He worked for a family business as well as owned his own company. Mike is a great asset to our team and shows endless dedication to the projects he works on.

When he’s not on the job site making our clients dreams a reality, he can be found enjoying the beautiful views of Northern Michigan and biking with his wife.

Stratton Zervoudakis – Lead 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.

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Mike Boyer

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.

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.

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