MEET OUR DESIGNERS

Personal Service from Start to Finish

 

REID BYRD

DESIGN MANAGER

Designing homes is my passion. When a person or family decides they are ready to build or renovate a home to make it uniquely theirs, I listen to the vision they have and develop a unique plan that incorporates their needs and wants.

 

Most people move into existing (or production) homes designed by and for someone else. These homes often do not meet the family’s lifestyle or needs. When I work with a customer, I incorporate their ideas, needs, and wants into a plan that they cannot wait to have built and move into. I make recommendations and offer suggestions, but ultimately, this is their home, not mine.

 

I have designed homes for more than 17 years for clients in North Carolina and parts of the mid-Atlantic region. I believe honesty, integrity, and the ability to listen are critical to being a top notch and successful designer. My goal is to turn ideas into plans that say, “Welcome Home.”

 

I am a Johnson County native and still call this area home. When I’m not designing homes, I enjoy woodworking, working in the yard, watching The Andy Griffith Show (best show ever!), spending time with my family, and playing golf with my dad.

MACKENZIE BARBER

DESIGNER

I have always loved looking at houses and hoped to one day design them. I enjoy being able to create something that is such a huge part of a person's daily life. I joined DRB design in 2021 after earning my Associates in Architectural Technology from Pitt Community College. While I still work on remodels and addition projects, my primary focus is custom home design.

In my final year in college, I was a teacher assistant, sharing my knowledge of AutoCAD. I am a crafty person, and enjoy getting involved in hands on projects, from building furniture to cross stitching.

BRANT LEWIS

DESIGNER

I have always loved being creative and using my design skills to make clients happy with the final product.  I joined DRB design in 2021 after serving 8 years teaching high school Architectural Drafting and Design classes. My design experience includes 20 years of Civil Engineering design in addition to teaching high school Architectural Drafting and Design classes.  I enjoy the uniqueness and challenge of each project I work on.  My responsibilities at DRB Design include helping clients bring to life their vision of a remodel or addition to their home as well as designing custom homes.

 

I have lived in Johnston County my entire life and love how our state offers beautiful beaches and mountains. When I am not at work I normally spend time with my wife and 3 kids as well as enjoy my hobby of going to the gym to work out.

JOSE GARCIA

DESIGNER

Drawing has always been a passion of mine. As a kid I always enjoyed looking at different types of houses along the road and my interest for architecture grew as I saw the houses being built from the ground up. I have always loved the idea of designing a living space that functions for a family's specific needs and desires. I am grateful for being a part of the DRB design team working on addition/remodel projects and custom plans as I continue to learn and grow. I am currently finishing my Architectural Technology degree at Wake Tech Community College.

NATHAN WHARTON

DESIGNER

I have always had a creative mind and have enjoyed drawing, building, and creating things. Since my first drafting class in high school I have been interested in architectural design. From there I decided to pursue a degree from East Carolina in Architectural Technology. I am now a part of the DRB design team doing what I enjoy.