Our Team

Dave Stockdale

Dave Stockdale

Founder, designer, manager

From an early age, Dave has had a passion for visual art and design, and an appreciation for the unique relationship between a home to its surrounding environment. After five years at the University of Minnesota  (three years in the School of Architecture), with a focus on residential design, he decided he needed some serious hands on experience and went to work for a home builder. By 1976 his passion had overtaken him and he started EdgeWork Design Build.

Over the course of 40+ years leading EdgeWork, Dave has found great satisfaction designing many unique projects and collaborating with a variety of accomplished designers and architects on others. But, Dave’s favorite part of the work is listening to client wishes, and discerning the best way possible to fulfill those wishes—in the form of creative solutions that bring lasting joy and satisfaction after the project is completed.

When Dave isn’t at work, he enjoys various forms of exercise including cycling, yoga, and skiing. He also enjoys traveling and exploring the great outdoors, and of course spending time with his  beloved children and grandchildren.

Kevin Kolb

Kevin Kolb

Project manager

Kevin has been an instrumental part of EdgeWork Design Build since joining us in 2006. Although his college studies were for information technology project management, it didn’t take long for him to find his way into the remodeling industry. By the time he joined EdgeWork, Kevin had acquired significant experience on a variety of types of construction and remodeling projects.

Joining Edgework was a great opportunity for Kevin—and for EdgeWork—as he has been able to bring together what he learned in college with his construction experience to benefit our process and our clients. That combination of knowledge and experience, guided by his dedication and ease in working with people, has made him a great asset.

Kevin’s favorite aspect of being a project manager is the variety of work he gets to do on a daily basis, as well as transforming an old space into someone’s dream space. His most memorable job was his first major whole-house remodel, with a multilevel deck on the nearby lake. Kevin is a family-oriented man and enjoys playing with his kids and coaching their sports teams in his spare time.

Jim Kalb

Jim Kalb

Project manager

Jim is the newest member of EdgeWork Design Build, having joined the team in 2018. Prior to working at EdgeWork, Jim spent over six years working in the building/construction industry in Auckland, New Zealand. During his time in New Zealand, Jim held positions such as building project manager, construction project manager, and adviser to the senior management team. He worked on a multitude of projects ranging from residential remodels and construction to major apartment complexes. Upon returning to Minnesota, Jim worked as a construction project manager in Grand Marais, Minnesota.

EdgeWork was thrilled to connect with Jim and invite him to join the team. Jim’s extensive knowledge of the construction and remodeling industry makes him a strong asset to the company. His communication, organization, and leadership skills help play an important role in the remodeling process. Jim is an incredibly personable and charismatic individual which aids in the relationships formed between EdgeWork, team members, and homeowners.

Jim’s favorite aspect of project management is working directly with the homeowners to give them the best possible creation. In his spare time, Jim enjoys practicing yoga, spending time with his family and friends, and enjoying the outdoors.

 

Samantha Williams

Samantha Williams

Office manager & marketing coordinator

Shortly after graduating with a degree in marketing and international business from Drake University in 2015, Samantha moved to China for a year to teach English. Upon her return to the states she knew that she wanted to become involved in the remodeling industry. She’s always had a keen eye for design and wanted to see how she could put her talents and training to work in the field.

Samantha started with EdgeWork Design Build in 2016. So far, her favorite part of working with EdgeWork is taking information from a remodeling project and turning it into a story. Throughout the two years Samantha has been with EdgeWork, she has helped implement great changes in the way the company is organized and marketed.

In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and scuba diving.

Sharon Schirmers

Sharon Schirmers

Accounting Department

Sharon has been a part of the EdgeWork family, working closely with us as an independent contractor, since 2005. She has owned her business, SKS Business Assistance, LLC, for 15 years. Prior to starting her own business, she worked for two accounting firms and an electrical contractor as a professional accountant.

Her favorite thing about being a part of EdgeWork Design Build is the team approach Dave and Kevin have cultivated.

In her spare time, Sharon enjoys camping and spending time with family and friends.