Design ServicesKevin Holdridge graduated with honors from Triangle Technical Institute in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1992 with an Associates in Specialized Technology-Computer Aided Design and Drafting Degree. The next two years he worked as an estimator / supervisor for a commercial construction company.
I have been working with Kevin Holdridge for about six years. In this time Kevin has designed many homes for myself and my clients. He has always been professional and open minded in his work. I find him to be well qualified and feel he is an asset to the design community.
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Kevin Holdridge graduated with honors from Triangle Technical Institute in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1992 with an Associates in Specialized Technology-Computer Aided Design and Drafting Degree. The next two years he worked as an estimator / supervisor for a commercial construction company. Here he did cost estimates of projects up to three million dollars and then supervised the jobs. As a supervisor he scheduled the trades and worked along with his crews in order to get hands on construction experience. In 1994 he moved to the Charlotte area and began working with a very prestigious design firm. He began by drawing construction documents. As the company grew he became a catalyst in bringing in new technology to the firm and forming teams that would become the mainstay of the company. As a team leader he supervised up to six employees and began designing homes to supply his team with work. He designed show houses in the local area Home-a-rama shows in The Point, The Peninsula, Highgate, Highgrove and The Sanctuary. He also designed some homes in Charleston, SC and helped open a satellite office for the company in the heart of the city. In 2007 he began his own design firm and continues to supply the Charlotte area with high quality designs and working drawings.
In late 2007 Kevin Holdridge was accepted as a professional member of the American Institute of Building Designers. To meet the requirements for becoming a professional member he had to submit three different sets of working drawings to make sure his work was up to the National standards. Also he had to submit three letters of recommendation from past clients, employers and colleagues. He annually attends several national and regional conferences including the Annual North Carolina / South Carolina Spring Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC. He attended several continuing education seminars and networked with several other area designers. In 2009 Kevin was profiled in the Cambridge Who's Who exclusive registry for showing dedication, leadership, and excellence in all aspects of home design. He is also on the Board of Directors for the North Carolina Society of the AIBD.
On the green building front, incorporating energy star appliances into your home is a start but as we look at an overall project there are a lot of opportunities to be conscience of the environment. From passive solar, using renewable building products, low VOC paints, high performance insulation, high performance windows to something as simple as recycling building waste. If being green is important to you, we can help you find something that fits into your budget and possibly pays you back. In 2008 Kevin Holdridge has completed his Green Building Professional Certification as a member of the Home Builders Association of Charlotte.
Construction know how and design ability has proven to be a great asset to Kevin as he continues to grow as a designer and business owner. He has recently designed several remodels and when remodeling, having good construction knowledge is key. He looks at the project through the eyes of a builder, seeing the difficulties and restrictions of the existing structure and knows how to achieve the goals of the project. The same said can be said of new construction. If there is ever an on-site construction question during the building process he can generally figure out a good clean way to fix the problem or will call on one of his associates if the situation is out of his realm of knowledge.