Meet Our Remodeling OC Team

Who We Are

Here at Burgin Design • Remodel, we love what we do! Every new Home Renovation project is an expression of our creativity and desire to make your home remodeling dreams a reality.

In 1989, Burgin Design • Remodel began as a simple custom woodworking shop. Since that time we have continually grown in both experience and services.

Today, Burgin is a Design-Build firm specializing in Additions, Kitchen, Bath and Full Service Home Remodeling, Custom Cabinetry with a strong, dedicated team that will guide you through the remodeling process from start to finish.

Our construction expertise, project management skills, and unsurpassed customer service will ensure that your project not only meets but exceeds your expectations.

You can count on dedicated one-on-one project management and coordination from your first contact with us through completion of your project and beyond.

At Burgin Design • Remodel the first thing we build is trust. We never cut corners. With each and every project, meticulous attention is paid to superior design, quality materials and excellence in craftsmanship.

We choose only the finest products for our customers. We also offer design services to assist you with as much or as little of your project as you want. This includes project planning, layout, color coordination, material selection, and more.

Our vision is to ensure that you love your home improvements not just on the day that they are completed, but for many years to come. We want your home to function better and be a more enjoyable place as a result of the work we do for you.

If you are in need of a home remodeling project that will exceed your expectations and a company that will focus on you, we would love to welcome you to our family!

Contact us today at 714-558-1094 for more information on our services and to schedule a meeting for an in-home consultation.

Get To KNOW Our TeaM

Brad Burgin, President

In 1989, Brad made the decision to enter the world of entrepreneurship and open his own business. With a backround in carpentry, he began offering custom woodworking services including shelves, boxes, storage chests, and more. Over the years as his expertise and experience grew, he began adding more and more services for the home and now, nearly 30 years later, Burgin Design • Remodel is Orange County’s premiere Design-Build firm specializing in Additions, Kitchen, Bath, Custom Cabinetry and Full Service Home Remodeling.

When he’s not overseeing the day-to-day workings of the business (which honestly, is rare) he loves to be active, travel and spend time with his wife, Rhonda, sons, Sean and Aaron, mom, Wendy and extended friends and family.

Rhonda Burgin, Vice President

Just a few short years after Brad began his business, his partner in life (and some might say, crime), Rhonda joined him not only in marriage but also in the business. Now, nearly 30 years later, she has no regrets as she has been the Boss Lady behind the scenes (and when necessary on-site) who keeps Burgin Design • Remodel running like a well-oiled machine.

She’s a Mom to several furkids (we can’t give you a count on those because it seems to always be going up) and she enjoys Nascar and traveling, especially with her family.

Aaron Burgin, Rockstar

Aaron is our resident Jack-of-All-Trades. If anyone needs a helping hand, you can be sure he’s there to pitch in. His most important work is in helping Elizabeth in the office with shredding, filing, scanning, and more. He’s also very into technology and can tell you anything you need to know about the latest and greatest in must-have gadgets.

When he’s not helping out in the office, Aaron loves doing crafts and watching movies. He’s also a big fan of plays and musicals and, word has it, he’s by far the best singer on the Burgin Design • Remodel team!

Wendy Roppa, Accounting (and baker extraordinaire)

After 28 years in the banking industry and 16 years in the insurance field, Wendy thought about retiring, but decided it would be a lot more fun to join the Burgin Design • Remodel team and help her son and daughter-in-law with the accounting part of the business (translation: we begged her and she gave in). She is an integral part of the team and keeps us on track every day.

Wendy’s work with numbers is great and all, but let’s be honest, where she excels is baking. Her skills at whipping up delicious treats and creating amazing crafts would make Martha Stewart jealous. She’s the mastermind behind birthday cakes for all the staff, cake pops for Aaron’s school events, and chocolates and candies for special occassions. She certainly makes the office a “sweeter” place to be!

Matt Hales, Project Developer

Matt’s background was in real estate before he came aboard at Burgin Design • Remodel but with a family that had years of expertise in architecture and design, it was a given that he would hear the call of creating rather than selling. The knowledge he gained through the years from both his past work and his family’s interests has been perfect preparation for his current role in managing home remodeling projects with Burgin.

When he’s not on the jobsite, Matt enjoys playing music, spending time with his family and eating sushi (we hear he’s also partial to Wendy’s homemade cookies when there’s no raw fish around).

Joni Owen, Project Designer

Joni never had a doubt what she was meant to do. In 1972 she graduated from San Francisco State with a major in Interior Design and Industrial Design and then began a career that for more than 40 years has centered around creating beautiful and functional Kitchen, Bath and Office designs. As a member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) she earned her Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and Certified Bathroom Designer (CBD) designations. She is also a Certified Interior Designer (CID) since 1994 and teaches Kitchen and Bath Design at Saddleback College.

Having been featured on several of the local Orange County area HGTV Home View episodes, Joni is our on-staff celebrity. When it’s hard to find a parking space at the design center due to all the paparazzi, we know Joni must be in the office – we still think she’s more than worth the inconvenience!

Jeffrey Corkrey, Project Designer

Jeffrey is a professional designer with 20 years’ experience under his belt. He has worked on a wide range of kitchen and bath projects, producing functional and inviting spaces for his clients. Designing exciting and creative tile backsplashes and showers is one of his specialties. Jeffrey holds an Interior Design degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. He received his Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association in 2004.

It was through his passion for design that he started to realize his love for the kitchen, and cooking instantly became an obsession. Jeffrey also loves to travel and when he leads a trip, you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun!

Elizabeth Cruz, Business Coordinator
Anyone who has ever worked with our company knows that one of the most important elements is organization. All those client names, addresses, subcontractors, vendors, employees, contracts, details…It never ends! Elizabeth is our saving grace when it comes to all that. With more than 20 years of experience, she keeps everything ship-shape and ensures all our t’s are dotted and i’s are crossed i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed.

Elizabeth is also an animal lover, definitely a prerequisite to working here and absolutely adores her three kids. She is currently awaiting her official “Crazy Cat Lady” certification but if you ask us, she’s more than qualified!

Diego Siliezar, Project Manager

Nearly ten years ago Diego joined the Burgin Design • Remodel team as a young, unseasoned carpentry worker. His skill and willingness to learn quickly elevated him to Finish Carpenter status. His attention to detail makes him the ideal person for the job and his great personality makes him instantly likeable to team members and customers alike.

Married just 3 years, he and his wife are currently expecting their second child. When he’s not hard at work, Diego claims to enjoy sports and hanging out with family and friends; but we know the real truth is, if he’s not on the job, he’s hiding out with a stash of Wendy’s baked treats!

Eddy Valencia, Journeyman Carpenter

Eddy joined the Burgin Design • Remodel team in 2003. Over the years he has grown in experience and knowledge. A customer favorite, Eddy is just as important to our customer service department as he is on-site and in the shop. His leadership skills and enthusiasm for the work are a stellar example of what we look for in an employee and we are lucky to have him.

When he isn’t working super hard on the jobsite or charming customers, Eddy is a father, husband and family man. Weekends will often find him enjoying a movie and/or cooking up a batch of Birria (Mexican Stew) for his family – seriously delicious. Don’t tell him, but we’ve already submitted a Throwdown Challenge on his behalf with Bobby Flay. We’re pretty sure Bobby’s going down!

Hector Hernandez, Assistant Carpenter

Having played percussion in a band back in the day, Hector decided to hit things with a hammer instead of drumsticks and joined the Burgin Design • Remodel team as an Assistant Carpenter. He loves working with the tools of the trade and turning something plain into a beautiful piece of someone’s home.

Note – If you’re on one of our job sites and the hammering sounds a bit like a song you know, you can be fairly sure that Hector is there working away!

Henry Siliezar, Assistant Carpenter

When Henry followed in his big brother’s footsteps and joined the Burgin Design • Remodel team we thought it was because Diego had told him what a great place it was to work. Now, we’re pretty sure it was just so that he wouldn’t be the youngest guy on the jobsites! But, being the youngest hasn’t stopped Henry from making his own mark as an invaluable member of the crew. His work ethic and willingness to jump in wherever needed are a testament to his commitment to the company.

Being the only bachelor on the team has its perks as Henry gets to spend his free time doing whatever he wants. He enjoys working out and loves all things cars. He doesn’t even mind being the youngest as he’s pretty sure the other guys are just jealous of his “freedom”. 

Sean Burgin, Assistant Carpenter

Sean has just completed his tour in the Army and is going to college.
When not in school, Sean assists at Burgin Design • Remodel. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and being outdoors.

Fun with #TeamBurgin




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Santa Ana, CA 92705