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Kathie Maughan - Principal of Maughan Design and RemodelA 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 later working at a furniture store and a wallpaper store, Kathie eventually launched her own company in 1995, learning the ropes through a partnership with a local cabinet supplier.

“I watched from the sidelines for eight or nine years, turning my clients over to other remodelers to do the work,” recounts Kathie. “I would do the design and then introduce them to other remodelers. But, I missed working 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.

“I actually am prouder of the remodel part than I am of the design part. The design part is a lot of fun and I really enjoy it, but it also comes a little easier to me. The remodel part takes so much research to be good at it, and it’s a bigger challenge to put something together that functions well,” she explains. Adds Kathie, “What I enjoy the most is really thinking through the function and space planning, and then how all those materials come together. Paying attention to every detail of a project, so it fulfills what it’s supposed to, functionally and aesthetically.”

Her attention to detail has paid off in the continued growth and success of her business. Not only has Maughan Design & Remodel expanded to a team of ten designers, carpenters, and support staff, but the firm has also won several prestigious industry awards. Maughan Design took home the Best of HOUZZ in Customer Service for both 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016, as well as the 2014 Best of HOUZZ in Design award.

In her free time, Kathie loves working on her flower garden and hitting the streets with the Runner Chick Training Club. She and her husband James also enjoy hiking and travel, and perpetually remodeling their own home. Kathie and James also support several church ministries and are a Marriage Team coach couple, teaching other couples communication techniques to strengthen their marriages.

See More Good Day Oregon’s Video with Kathie


Office Team:

     CRYSTAL LUDWICK – Head of Design Department

     LANCEA LAPORTE – Interior Designer

     KEELA SEVERSON – Interior Designer

     CASSIDY DESMARAIS – Design Assistant

     BRIEANNA LEGER – Bookeeper / Estimator

     KASHA NUNNALLEE – Administrative Assistant


Field Team:

     DARYL OBERACKER – Production Manager

     SCOTT OBERACKER – Senior Carpenter

     JAMES FRANCIS – Carpenter

     JEFF LEAL – Carpenter

     BRIAN FOGO – Carpenter

     MAC CUNNINGHAM – Assistant Carpenter

     MARK MILBRANDT – Assistant Carpenter