meet the team



As lead designer at Marvista Design + Build, Emily Borne has the unique ability to make her clients’ dreams come true while keeping safety and sustainability in mind. She transforms needs and visions to designs with form and function reflecting her clients’ unique personalities. Emily’s years of experience coupled with her understanding of different fields of design has led to a portfolio of unique kitchens and creative projects that involve ingenuity and vision.

Emily started her design career at a University level by completing a BA in Theatre Arts with a concentration in Set Design. She later received a Certificate in Film Studies from Pittsburgh Filmmakers with a concentration in Production Design.

Emily’s professional career has given her a distinguished design perspective. Running the Design Department at Plantscape introduced Emily to the world of Interiorscaping for commercial projects such as hotels, malls, casinos, and offices. Later, she transitioned to residential design focusing on her passion for kitchen and bath design over the past 17 years.



As a designer at Marvista Design + Build, Lindsay’s approach to residential design incorporates forward thinking trends. She provides thoughtful solutions for maintaining the architectural integrity of existing spaces while improving the overall lifestyle of her clients through their newly designed dwellings. She has the technical ability to layer lighting layouts and detailed renderings. Her clients appreciate her well-crafted vision.

Lindsay brings over 10 years of interior design experience to the Marvista Design + Build Team.

She received her Masters of Interior Architecture from Chatham University in 2009 and has developed a unique set of skills which are reflective of her design style and understanding of details.


Project Manager

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

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

Paul’s clients appreciate his level-headedness and transparency while keeping them informed on project details.

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

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


Design Assistant/Assistant Project Manager

As a design assistant at Marvista, Sara works closely with the designers on drawings and product selection. She also assists the Project Manager with estimating, purchase orders, and scheduling, ensuring a streamlined project execution.

Sara’s creative and detail-oriented personality led her to the career path of Interior Design. She received her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design in 2018 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her passion for residential design brought her into the kitchen and bath industry.


Lead Carpenter

Mike grew up working on his father’s construction sites. He learned carpentry while working on multimillion-dollar homes in Sewickley and Peters Township. When the family business moved, he moved north and found a home with Marvista Design + Build.


Lead Carpenter

Shannon worked for his father’s construction company in the custom home business for 25 years. He found his passion for finish work along the way. Shannon’s favorite part of the job is taking the design or idea and bringing it to life.



Brandon brings over 8 years of construction experience to the job. He started with roofing and found a niche for interior remodeling. He enjoys learning new tricks of the trade from the rest of the Marvista team.



Brendan has been doing remodeling work for over 6 years. For Brendan, seeing the final result and comparing it to the original is his favorite part of the job. It is a rewarding experience to know that he contributed to the job through demolition, setting cabinetry, or hanging trim.

the marvista difference

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why choose us
We build and maintain lifelong client relationships.
We manage your project from start to finish.
We create a stress-free experience for our clients.
We design vibrant spaces that bring your dreams to life.
We have our own expert designers, project managers, and carpenters.
We create one-of-a-kind spaces that are uniquely YOU.