Our Home Remodeling and Design Team

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You deserve an A-team (as one of our clients put it) for your residential transformation project. At Commonwealth, all project supervisors are members of our in-house staff. Our core team averages 30 years experience per person and we institute a rigorous screening process for new hires and sub-contractors. Clients can rest assured their team is process-oriented, attentive to detail and quality control focused—three tenets of our proven delivery methodology.

20140310_am_profiles_commonwealth_006Susan Pierce, AIA, Principal Architect

Susan is a LEED certified Registered Architect with nearly 30 years experience. Her responsibilities include: understanding client needs and desires, designing, business planning, reviewing construction documents, writing specifications, and coordinating specialty products used in construction.

Prior to forming Commonwealth Home Design in 1986, Susan was with the award-winning architecture firm of Sutton Sullenberger Associates Architecture in Vienna, VA. Prior to that, she interned in the Washington, DC office of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, one of the leading architecture firms in the world.

As a lifelong resident of Virginia, Susan is very active in various community projects. She’s served as a judge for several national design awards programs and also served on several construction industry boards.

Susan is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute’s College of Architecture and Urban Studies.

Learn more about Susan from a recent interview featured in the DC Ladies.

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Kelvin Pierce, President

While working for the Navy as an aerospace engineer from 1983-1986, Kelvin honed his technical and organizational skills and created the framework for a highly successful home design/build firm. He utilizes engineering aptitudes while preparing budgets, writing specifications and construction schedules, and supervising project teams.

Outside of work, Kelvin runs the Divine Child Foundation, a charity founded by Kelvin and Susan, dedicated to helping orphans in the Republic of Georgia. Click here for more information about the organization and its accomplishments.

Kelvin is President-elect for the Vienna Chapter of Rotary, a national service organization.

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Vicki Cecchetti, Interior Designer

Vicki has over ten years experience in all aspects of residential interior design. Her work includes design, space planning and material specifications for residential kitchen and bath remodeling projects. She listens to needs of client, prepares and delivers design presentations, estimates material costs for approval, and works closely with project architects to ensure the proper execution of plans. Vicki strives to consistently fulfill and exceed the needs of Commonwealth's clients.

Prior to joining Commonwealth, Vicki was an expert kitchen and bath designer for Patete Kitchen and Bath Design Center in Pittsburgh, PA and The Kitchen Guild/Fairfax Interiors Group in Fairfax, VA.

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Greg Mhanaojyakorm, Architectural Project Manager

Greg specializes in translating design sketches and specifications into accurate as-built CAD drawings, floor plans, elevations, and final construction documents. He coordinates with structural engineers and utilizes 15 years of experience to create sound construction packages in full compliance with zoning and building codes for timely permit processing.

Greg has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas in Arlington, TX. Prior to joining Commonwealth Home Design, Greg modeled projects for another architectural design firm.


Steven Zuke, Production Manager

With over 36 years experience in the field of construction, Steven brings in-depth knowledge and proficiency in custom home design and remodeling to Commonwealth.

As Production Manager, Steven drives the entire remodeling process from beginning to end. He reviews design packages, manages manpower, organizes and coordinates all field activities along with producing schedules; delegates tasks; and ensures all materials and deliveries are on time. Steven has the final say in quality control.

Prior to joining the Commonwealth, Steven owned Zuke Construction LLC for 9 years, and was Production Manager for two large homebuilders in Northern Virginia.