About Marvista Design + Build

Your One-Stop Shop for Quality Renovations in Pittsburgh

Marvista Design + Build is a local, full-service team of designers, project managers, and carpenters working to reimagine home environments in Pittsburgh. We provide start-to-finish, design-build solutions for new construction, redesign, and expansion projects. Our design studio features living environments and a library of finishes exclusively for our designers to work with you to bring your vision to life.

To speak with a designer about your kitchen or bathroom remodel, please callMarvista Design + Build at 412-652-9027 or fill out our online contact form.

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At Marvista Design + Build, we take a unique, sophisticated approach to the design-build process. Using advanced technology and a whole-team approach, our fully managed process is focused on transforming your ideas into the space of your dreams.

From initial consultation through project completion, our experienced team will work closely with you, providing exceptional service and results you’ll love! Check out more details of how our unique process works to see what sets Marvista Design + Build apart from and above the competition.

About Our Services

Marvista Design + Build is proud to be a one-stop shop for quality kitchen and bath remodeling in the Pittsburgh area. We are capable of designing and installing kitchens and bathrooms in a variety of styles, from traditional to rustic to ultra-contemporary.

We are a breath of fresh air for many homeowners who need a personalized, curated design approach compared to the process of working with traditional kitchen and bath companies. Our participation in a local network of creative designers and architects allows us to confidently approach any project, including those with unusual spaces and unique ideas.

Cabinetry is one of the primary aspects of any kitchen or bath remodel. We’re able to provide some of the best quality kitchen and bathroom cabinets available. We work with full overlay, inset, and frameless styles of cabinetry. With access to custom cabinet pieces through our manufacturer, we can achieve any look you want.

We obtain cabinets and other products directly from the vendor to ensure high quality and a superior design aesthetic. Then, our full-time staff performs the installation, saving you time and money on your project. Our in-house design team will help maximize your budget and set the bar high for what you want to achieve.

Best Kitchen Renovation Award

The Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh announced the 2019 Housing Excellence Award (HEA) winners on December 6, 2019. Marvista Design + Build won “Best Kitchen Renovation.”

To learn more about our excellent services, check out our reviews to see what our clients are saying about our kitchen and bath renovations.

About the Owner

Michael Shlomo Jacobs is the founder and president of Marvista Design + Build. In addition to bringing his clients’ dreams to life with kitchen and bath remodels, Michael also runs Marvista Rentals, LLC and Marvista Construction, LLC. He actively builds, manages, and renovates homes and apartment buildings in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh.

Before moving to Pennsylvania, Michael spent 25 years in Hollywood as the founder and president of Marvista Entertainment, a leading independent producer and distributor of feature films and family entertainment programming. He has more than 100 executive producer credits for feature films and TV movies made for 21st Century Fox, Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, NBC, Lifetime, and others.

Once he moved to Pittsburgh and started his home building and renovation businesses, Michael realized that Hollywood and real estate have more in common than he first expected. His unique background gives him creative vision and an eye for trends that allow for refreshingly practical yet distinct kitchen and bathroom remodels.

About the Designer

Emily Borne began her career as a theatrical set designer and “interiorscape” designer for Plantscape Design Center located in the Strip District. After several years designing for commercial businesses, Emily moved to the world of residential design.

She now has nearly 15 years of experience as a kitchen and bathroom designer, with a wide variety of project sizes and styles in her portfolio. For Emily, the most satisfying part of kitchen and bath design is making a client’s dreams come true while keeping safety and sustainability in mind.

About the Project Manager

Paul brings more than 15 years of experience managing custom home-building and remodeling. He has led the construction of more than 100 quality new homes, as well as commercial buildings.

His team also specializes in the design and construction of quality kitchens and baths, with work commissioned for some of the finest homes in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.

As Project Manager, Paul works directly with our valued customers, partnering with the interior designer, architect, and construction specialists to deliver on the customer’s highest expectations.

Paul and his team will help you plan and design your fine new home, building, custom remodel, dream kitchen, or bath project from start to finish, with the utmost attention to style, quality, detail, and complete customer satisfaction.


Contact Marvista Design + Build

Our ultimate goal is to help you rethink your kitchen or bath with a whole new layout and aesthetic that meets your personal preferences and functional needs. We’ll help you put your vision on paper with tips to ensure you make the best design decisions possible. Then, we’ll translate your vision into reality, upgrading the space with all the features you’ve ever wanted.

To get your kitchen or bath remodel started, please contact Marvista Design + Build today!

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We would love to meet with you to discuss your ideas and help you create a plan and budget that meet your goals.

Contact us to start a conversation about your remodeling ideas.


“Marvista's entire team was exceptional from start to finish. Our project manager, carpenter and crew did an amazing job and were very detailed and thorough. Communication was excellent and it was clear that our satisfaction was important. Our two-year-old son and dogs thought the guys were part of our family and missed everyone once…” - Alexis M. Read More

“They built us a most beautiful custom-made kitchen. The company was very reliable and the staff were very helpful throughout.” - Avi I. Read More

“The design and construction was excellent. The team was easy to work with, and very helpful with ideas and decision support. We continue to get rave reviews when guests see the completed kitchen.” - Bryna C. Read More

“In short, our livelihood has improved dramatically as a result of our upgraded home. Marvista does a masterful job of leveraging talented individuals from many trades and training to form a wonderful team that is committed to make the customer happy.” - Scott T. Read More

“I hired Marvista to replace a bedroom ceiling, to build a new bathroom shower, and to support a section of the house, which was sagging. All of the work was performed in a professional manner, to my liking, and at the agreed upon price. I recommend the company without hesitation.” - Marc O. Read More

“Could not have asked for a smoother process and could not be happier with the end results. Marvista’s remodel of our entire first floor included new wood flooring and a complete gut and remodel of our kitchen. They work with you from design idea through actualization with so much knowledge, experience and patience and…” - Essel Read More