At Allen Edwin Homes we know that a business is a lot more than the end product. Our process wouldn’t go as seamlessly and successful without the team that we have developed. We strive to build homes that enrich the lives of our customers and those that build them. Our team cares about our customers, constantly keeping our company’s motto in mind, “We build homes for friends and family members”. At Allen Edwin Homes, we look forward to getting the chance to make your dream home a reality.
Kim has a comprehensive background in the building and construction industry. Her professional portfolio includes many facets of trades running the gambit from a lumber company, semi-custom builder and kitchen & bath design. This broad range of experience, combined with an acute understanding and experience with custom kitchen design, makes her a valuable resource to the families that she works with.
Her personal style can be summarized as sophisticated yet accessible. With her background she understands the value of texture, the importance of incorporating creative touches, and that color can transform a space.
Education: BA from Western Michigan University in Textile & Apparel Studies.
Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Kim enjoys a busy life with her husband and twin daughters. In her spare time she can be found perusing the latest trends in fashion and home décor, dining out or enjoying a good book....Read Less
Laura’s has over 11 years of residential interior design, kitchen & Bath design and CAD design with specialty training in appliance sales, flooring design and custom furniture design. Her professional experience was acquired while working directly with new home buyers and remodel clients in East Michigan and Chicago Illinois. She joined the Allen Edwin Homes team in January of 2015 and is able to draw upon her comprehensive knowledge of structural components and design elements to create a unique experience for each family that she guides through the selection process.
Her personal style can be summarized as Traditional Chic. Old-world sophistication meets modern day elegance.
Education: After graduating with Honors from Grand Blanc High School, Laura obtained her degree from the Michigan State College of Human Ecology with BA in Interior Design where she also achieved High Honors. She has also completed the 20/20 training and is presently certified.
Affiliations: Kappa Kappa Gamma (Delta Gamma) Fraternity.
Hobbies/Sports/Recreation: Laura enjoys indoor cycling, interval training, running and weight lifting. She and her husband also like to sample the plethora of restaurants and museums that downtown Grand Rapids has to offer. She is also an avid bird watcher and nature lover.
Jennifer started her career with Allen Edwin Homes in January 2017. She has over 10 years of Interior Design experience in both commercial, residential and the building industry in general. That background, combined with over 20 years of sales, retail management, home remodel & custom furniture design, is what makes her such an asset to our organization and a valuable resource to the families she works with.
Jen is originally from East Michigan, but graduated from High School in Colorado Springs, CO and then went on to reside there for almost 10 years. When she decided to go back to school for a degree in Interior Design, she returned to MI. She holds a BAA from Central Michigan University where she was Vice President of the student chapter of ASID (the American Society of Interior Design), majoring in Interior Design with double minors in Construction Management and Art.
Having lived in East Michigan, Denver and making frequent visits to Chicago, she and her husband chose to settle in Grand Rapids. In her spare time, Jen runs two small businesses, one of which is freelance residential design services and the other entails making and selling gourmet dog treats, for which she is licensed through the State of MI. Her love of animals, specifically dogs (she has two French bulldogs) has led her to become a volunteer and foster parent with the French Bulldog Second Chance rescue. Her husband is a Chef turned private consultant and they enjoy travelling the world while also taking advantage of all that Grand Rapids has to offer. She is an avid crafter, from detailed painting to sewing, which she finds calming and therapeutic. She recently remodeled a 1957 Century camper named Hammie.
“My personal style is a mix of traditional and Mid Century Modern. I love to incorporate retro vintage into my own traditional modern styling and making the spaces come together with life from past and current trends. I greatly understand the importance of listening to clients to pick up clues as to their taste and direction, after all it is their space and hopefully they feel comfortable enough to call that home...Read Less
Christiana Henning has been working with customers for over 20 years, which makes her the ideal first point of contact at our Showroom. She has an effortless way of putting homeowners at ease and making sure that their Selections experience is fun and stress free. After working as a Certified Orthodontic Assistant for more than 20 years, she decided to pursue a career in the exciting home building industry. Having gone through the build process about 10 years ago, Christiana recalls what a fascinating experience it was. That perspective, combined with her customer service knowledge, professionalism & approachability, is the perfect fit for Allen Edwin Homes. In her spare time, Christiana enjoys spending time with family at their cottage in Hart-Meers, which is right on Lake Michigan in the Silver Lake area. They also enjoy traveling to warm destinations such as the Bahamas and Jamaica, but have found their favorite to be Aruba. Christiana leads a very active lifestyle and in her spare time is a Zumba instructor, a sport that she have affiliated with for more than 5 years. We are excited for you to meet her and we know that she will take excellent care of you and your family at the Showroom....Read Less