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About Maughan

Maughan design + remodel

We are driven by design

At Maughan Design + Remodel, we’ve been helping home owners improve their living spaces and beautify their homes since 1995. We bring our decades of experience and passion for interior design and creative problem solving to every project.

Our design-build process provides a truly integrated home design and remodeling experience — from precise planning and detailed design through construction and final walk-through. In fact, our approach has earned us dozens of five-star reviews and consecutive customer service awards from Houzz, which is why Portland homeowners continue to choose Maughan over other remodeling contractors in the area.

We are proud members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the HBA PRO Professional Remodelers Organization and the National Association of Home Builders.

Award-winning style & service

other accolades

Remodeling 550 Top Full Service Remodeler 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015
Featured on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens
Kathie Maughan Francis in Portland, OR on Houzz

Meet the Team


Kathie Maughan Principal

A native Oregonian, Kathie has always had a knack for visualizing living spaces and began drawing “dream houses” on grid paper in her early teens. By the time she graduated high school, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in interior design. She introduced herself to a local contractor at a lumberyard, who hired the then-17-year-old on faith.

After her education through Bassist College’s Interior Design Program (Art Institute of Portland), Kathie launched her own company in 1995, originally focusing on planning kitchens and baths.

“For my first ten years in business I partnered with local remodelers for project installations,” recounts Kathie. But I missed being as involved with my clients once their designs were complete, and I found I had a growing interest in seeing the whole process through.” Already in possession of her contractor’s license, she started running full remodels in 2005, and has never looked back. Now employing 15 carpenters and designers, Maughan Design & Remodel focuses on kitchens, baths, whole-house remodels and additions.

I couldn't be more pleased with the knowledge, creativity, integrity, design, workmanship and follow through of Kathie Maughan and her whole crew.

Adds Kathie, “What I enjoy the most is really thinking through how to make the best use of an existing space to meet the needs and dreams of the people who live there. It’s satisfying to pay attention to every detail of a project, so it fulfills what it’s supposed to, functionally and aesthetically. I love creating the best version of ‘home’ possible – and that’s individual to every client.”

Her attention to detail has paid off in the continued growth and success of her business. Maughan Design & Remodel has won several prestigious industry awards. The firm is a consistent recipient of the Best of Houzz awards in both the service and design categories, and has appeared on Remodeling 550’s annual list of largest remodelers in the nation for several years running.

In her free time, Kathie loves travel and hitting the streets with the Runner Chicks Training Club. She and her husband James enjoy hiking together and perpetually remodeling their own home. Kathie and James also give back as a coach couple through the Marriage Team program, teaching other couples communication techniques to strengthen their marriages.

Design Team

  • Crystal Ludwick Head of Design Department
  • Keela Severson Designer/Schedule Coordinator
  • Cassidy Desmarais Designer
  • Staci Holt Designer
  • Angie Lu Design Assistant
  • Niamh O'Sullivan Design Assistant
  • Grace Carter Design Assistant
  • Brieanna Leger Bookkeeper/Estimator

Field Team

  • Daryl Oberacker Production Manager
  • James Francis Supervisor
  • Scott Oberacker Senior Carpenter
  • Brian Fogo Carpenter
  • JC Mayzels Carpenter
  • Mac Cunningham Assistant Carpenter
  • Mark Milbrandt Logistics

incredible home transformations

design + remodel perfected

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