Matt Merrifield
Owner

Matt M.

As founder and CEO, Matt is responsible for “just about everything” at Lakeside Renovation & Design, including production, HR, staff, projects, etc. Matt founded the company after having served in the Unites States Marine Corp.

Dan Merrifield
Co-Owner / VP of Sales

Dan M.

Owner, Sales Director since 1999. Dan is responsible for the sales staff.

Matthew Jennings
VP of Operations

Matt

Length at Lakeside:
2 years 7 months

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
I love the people! I am surrounded by the best team of people I have ever experienced in the workspace.

Tell me about your Family.
I have an amazing wife Lisa, we have been married for almost 7 years. Together we have 3 children. Lydia who is 5, Adeline who is 3, and Elijah who is a little over a year and a half. They have profoundly changed our lives in the most amazing and exhausting ways!

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
I go back to the amazing people. I have been pushed to learn and grow as a person so much over the last couple of years. I have seen grace and care at this company that I would never expect to see in a workplace. As well, I am challenged everyday by the talented smart people that I work alongside.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to cook. On the grill or in the kitchen testing my ability to cook amazing food at an elevated level.

What is your greatest hope?
My hope is that my impact on this world is marked not by what I did for myself but what I did for my savior!

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
I want to continue to build a healthy culture in a very broken construction industry. This culture will impact lives, helping people find health, purpose, and a craft to be proud of. All of this is to then impact our customers; a healthy caring workforce creates a renovation experience that is well communicated and executed to perfection.

Candice Davis
Director of Marketing

Candice

Julie Wilburn
Production Administrator

Julia

Length at Lakeside:
16 yrs 1 month

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
Never a dull moment, fast paced and the people are fun.

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
Always learning new things and keeping me on my toes.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Camping

What is your greatest hope?
That the Covid-19 nightmare pandemic will soon be over!!

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
Respect & integrity

Joey Schellhase
Office Administrator

Joey S.

Length at Lakeside:
1 ½ Months

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
The office culture and environment.

Tell me about your Family.
I am the oldest of 4, born and raised in St. Louis.

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
I have learned and am learning new information about the home renovation industry.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Cook, Fish, Golf, Hike, Read

What is your greatest hope?
To have a large family

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
To help grow and maintain the highest standard of excellence at Lakeside.

Morgan Landers
Administrative Assistant

Morgan Landers

Kelci Krueger
Director of Design

Kelci Krueger

Kelly Tempelmeier
Interior Designer

Kelly Tempelmeier

636-978-5000 (office)

Rachel Babcock
Interior Designer

Rachel B.

Dan Kary
Architectural Design

Dan Kary

Charles Nigh
Architect

Charles

Length at Lakeside:
4 months

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
I love being an architect, helping people to stay where they are and make the home of their dreams.

Tell me about your Family.
My wife Janice and I have been married for 38 years, raising three boys to manhood in the same Kirkwood home. Matt and Mary have an 8 year old boy, a 6 year old girl, and a baby due in January. Carl and Tammy have a boy, 16 month old Liam, and my son Andrew is a certified arborist / tree climber, and we all live and work in St. Louis.

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
Value of continually gaining knowledge of the approval process, building codes and construction methods.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Working outside, creating a well groomed lawn and garden, BBQing on the patio, exploring historic places and buildings, and chasing the awesome sunset.

What is your greatest hope?
Good health to be able to support my family’s lives, and to do the things I like to do in my spare time.

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
Produce drawings which are excellently received by the client, approved by the municipalities, and built by Lakeside.

Andy Young
Design Specialist

Andy

Length at Lakeside:
15 years

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
I really appreciate the opportunity to get to know all the great homeowners I’ve had the privilege of working with over the years and helping them make their home remodeling dreams a reality. It’s been an honor to work on such a great team here at Lakeside for the past 15 years.

Tell me about your Family.
I have been blessed to be married for 25 years to my wonderful wife. We have three awesome children.

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
It’s been a tremendous privilege and pleasure to have worked with so many great individuals here at Lakeside over the years. I have learned so much from them as well as all the great customers I’ve had the opportunity to interact with and do business with.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Spend time with family. Go on hikes and play sand volleyball.

Billy Ovchinikov
Design Specialist

Billy

Length at Lakeside:
17 years – since Sept. 2003

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
Freedom to manage my own schedule and do my work.

Tell me about your Family.
Married and have 2 awesome kids

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
I get to meet new and interesting people every day.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Cook, spend time with family and watch football

What is your greatest hope?
Just keep doing what I am doing as long as possible

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
I think that I have already accomplished a great deal since starting here in production and getting to where I am at now while being happy. I have an exciting job with lots of freedom and I earn a very good income. What more could anyone want?

Brent Riggins
Our Tribute to Brent

Brent
As some of you already know, Brent Riggins passed away a few days ago after a lengthy stay in the ICU. Brent was not only a wonderful person but a caring and dedicated coworker and employee. Anyone who had the chance to work alongside Brent was blessed in some way. He is already greatly missed.

Our hearts go out to Brent’s wife (Jamie) and his three children. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they walk through this difficult life change. We are currently looking into ways we can support Brent’s family now and in the future.

Gary Seabaugh
Design Specialist

Gary

Length at Lakeside:
Been installing siding for Lakeside since the year 2000. Been in sales since 2017

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
Helping homeowners transform their homes into works of art

Tell me about your Family.
Married, 4 kids, 1 grandchild

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
Having been in the installation side of things, I have hands-on experience, knowledge of what can or can not be done, and have been involved in hundreds of different home design experiences. The satisfaction of being able to help people conquer their dreams is very rewarding.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Family is number one.

What is your greatest hope?
To be the best Father, Grandfather, Husband, and Friend, that I can be.

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
To gain a great customer base, be the one people want to go to, and to have all the knowledge to do so.

Vishal Dosanjh
Design Specialist

Vishal

Tim Paglusch
Design Specialist

Tim

Length at Lakeside:
10 years this October

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
I love helping clients transform their homes.

Tell me about your Family.
I have been happily married for 6 years and we have an incredible son that just turned 5.

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
I have met some incredible people at LS that will be friends for life.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Take long walks on the beach! lol Seriously, I love spending time with my family, golfing, and playing poker.

What is your greatest hope?
To continuously have a prosperous career at LS

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
Make as many happy customers as possible.

Brian Slaten
Design Specialist

Brian Slaten

917-670-1363

Garrett Carlson
Interior Design Specialist

Garrett C.

Length at Lakeside:
<less than 1 year

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
I love the Lakeside team. The people I work with already feel like more than co-workers. There is true care and servant leadership within the organization.

Tell me about your Family.
I have been married to my lovely wife, Ally, for almost 8 years, we have an amazing little girl who is a little over 1 year old, and two crazy dogs that we have had almost the entire time we have been married.

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
I value relationships very much. This career allows me to form relationships with clients, and then care for them through the process of improving their home. Whether we are pursuing functionality, aesthetics, or both, I enjoy helping my clients bring their specific dream to life.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
My wife and I invest a lot of our energy in being contributing members and leaders in our church. In addition to that, I enjoy basketball & football (MIZ), and spending time with friends and family.

What is your greatest hope?
My greatest hope is to live and work in a way that honors God.

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
At the end of the day, I want my clients and coworkers to know that I give my all. I feel if I do that, the end results and personal goals I set out for myself will be accomplished.

Mark Dupre
Salesman

Mark Dupre

Brandon Reed
Project Manager (JH Siding)

Brandon

Length at Lakeside:
Since April 2012

What do you love about working with Lakeside?
I love the opportunity to support people in bettering their craft, as well as their lives.

Tell me about your Family.
Have a 14 year old girl cheerleader, and dancer. An 11 year old boy, basketball player. Then a 3 year old boy monster lol. All held together by faith and my amazing wife. A Dental Assistant @ Osage Dental for the same amount of time. Best friends since 12/15/1999!

In addition to being paid, how else has your career created value in your life?
My career has paid value in my life by supporting my lovely family with a childhood hobby. I’ve always loved to build things. This company has allowed me to build a foundation for my family by doing what I love. By doing that I haven’t WORKED a day in my life. Just enjoyed every minute of the ride. Ups and downs!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
My spare time is filled with dance recitals, basketball practices & tournaments. Honey-Do & In-Laws lists! Squeezing in all the time it takes to be a Realtor!

What is your greatest hope?
My greatest hope is to always grow and learn.

What do you want to accomplish while working here?
I hope to accomplish blending my two hobbies of construction and real estate together. Allowing us to create a market to find and create, dream homes in dream locations for our clients!

Jeremy Monroe
Design – Build Project Manager

Jeremy

Chris Yates
Design - Build Project Manager

Chris Yates

Jon Naum
Design-Build Project Manager

Jon Naum

Guy Albrecht Sr.
Crew Leader, Design / Build

Guy Albrecht Sr.

Gerald Declue
Design-Build Crew Leader

Gerald

Kennedy Lowe
Siding Crew Leader

Kennedy

John Femmer
Lead Painter

John

Jerry Rieken
Our Tribute to Jerry

Jerry Rieken

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Jerry Reiken. He has been with Lakeside for the last seven years. I can’t even tell you what Jerry has meant to the company. He was dedicated and always looking to learn and improve but more importantly, he was always building relationships. Constantly mentoring his crew and always teaching, caring, and developing his young guys.

Jerry has been battling cancer for the last year. He gave a good fight with his intent was to get back to work as soon as possible.

Jerry will be missed, and we ask that you send prayers to his family.

Nate Johnson
Logistics / Carpentry

Nate Johnson

Wil Baker
Project Manager

Wil