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Our Team

At Gridley Company, we believe that having a team of qualified professionals is the only way to achieve the level of excellence that we, and our clients, expect.

Unlike many other companies that outsource their design work and most of their special trade work, like electrical and plumbing, our staff includes designers, architects, and almost every trade in-house. Why? Because doing so allows us to have greater control over quality and scheduling. It also means we can offer you a smoother and better remodeling experience, as well as a superior product.

Our fully degreed design staff, administrative staff, project managers and field crews are experienced, knowledgeable, talented and dedicated to our clients. With our well-oiled systems, ongoing in-service training and company esprit de corps, our staff works as a coordinated team.

When choosing a remodeling company, you are choosing the people you’ll be trusting with two of the most important parts of your life: your family and your home.

At Gridley Company, we take that responsibility very seriously, and we couldn’t be more proud of our team. Each member of our dedicated vetted staff brings unique experiences and skills to serve our common purpose: to provide an exceptional remodeling experience with integrity, honesty and open communication.


Our Team

Lisa Linford, Design Team Manager

Joined Team: July 15, 2019

One of my favorite things about working at Gridley is doing what I love, every day.  What makes that even better is knowing that I’m a part of a supportive team/family who all share a common goal – to design and build our client’s dream home!” – Lisa Linford

Lisa’s experience comes from over a decade of residential interior design at firms in the South Bay and East Bay Areas.  Prior to finding her passion in residential design, she received her bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Chico State.  When it comes to design, Lisa embraces a challenge by finding creative opportunities in any obstacle to create a space that results in a cohesive home, unique to the client’s personal aesthetic.

In Lisa’s spare time, she loves cooking, traveling, wine tasting, going to Sharks games and taking her dog, Jasper, on many adventures!


Jessica Cairy, Interior Designer

Joined Team: September 27, 2021

“Gridley’s integrity & commitment to excellence in providing clients with a comprehensive experience is what I admire most. I love working in an environment where I can flourish and create with a team of like-minded, passionate individuals.” – Jessica Cairy

Jessica began her journey in event styling and production. After years of exploring her love for creativity and design in the event industry, she obtained her B.S in Interior Design from Westwood College in Los Angeles, CA. During her 8 years working with design-build firms, Jessica has nurtured clients’ as they achieve their dreams in remodeling: turning concept to reality.  Jessica thoroughly enjoys guiding her clients through the design process while embracing the unique features and elements that blend form with function.

Aside from design, Jessica enjoys cooking, outdoor activities, and being a dog mom of 2!


Vivienne Nguyen, Interior Designer

Joined Team: May 17, 2021

“Working alongside an incredible team is one of my favorite parts about working with Gridley as well as being able to see designs come to life.” –Vivienne Nguyen

Vivienne graduated from San Francisco State with a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. Her passion of interior design started with connecting how a person’s environment can have a big influence on their well being. She is enthusiastic about helping people design their dream home and turning their vision into reality.

In her spare time, Vivienne enjoys going on hikes with her dog, playing tennis, as well as hanging out with her friends and family.


Brian Herman, Production Team Manager

Joined Team: December 1, 2009

“Being able to work with so many other talented individuals to help make for successful projects and happy client’s is what Gridley is all about. As a project manager I am proud to be a part of this team” – Brian Herman

Brian’s vast depth of industry knowledge comes from over 20 years of experience in all aspects of construction and more than 10 years of experience as a Project Manager. Brian’s hobbies include dirt biking, snowboarding, and camping. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children.


Roger Anderson, Project Manager

Joined Team: August 15, 2005

“The working environment at Gridley Company is beyond approach as we become one in working with our clients to fulfill their vision and bring it to life.” – Roger Anderson

Roger’s depth of remodeling experience includes owning his own general contracting business for 12 years which specialized in kitchen and bath remodels, designing, building and installing cabinets while working with a cabinet union shop.

Roger enjoys playing softball and getting together with his bowling league. On the weekends he referees high school level lacrosse and football.


Maria Esparza, Money Management Team

Joined Team: March 9, 2015

 “Our staff is truly the spirit behind Gridley Company. I am proud to be a part of this team!” – Maria Esparza

Maria has over 20 years in administration and accounting experience. Her career began working as an accounting clerk for a nonprofit organization.  As Maria found her passion in the many aspects of accounting, she ventured her way through the many different departments, beginning with serving in supporting roles and gaining experience in office management and human resources. Her diverse skills have made a great addition to the team. Maria started at Gridley in 2015 as an accounting assistant and now manages the finance department, human resources, and office operations.

Maria’s hobbies include movies, reading fictional books and spending time with her family.


Steve Del Pilar, Project Coordinator

Joined Team: April 25, 2022

“What I enjoy most about working for the Gridley Company is the ability to collaborate with the Gridley team and provide quality services that brings our client’s visions to fruition.” – Steve Del Pilar

Steve started his career in the construction industry serving as a rental coordinator for an equipment rental company in 2003. He became an estimator in 2008 while working in the deep well dewatering industry in Southern California.

Steve studied at California State University, San Bernardino where he earned his degree in Marketing and Graphic Design. He has a passion for designing and during his spare time he practices as a freelance graphic designer creating logos and designing various marketing/branding materials.


James Trone, Permit Coordinator

Joined Team: September 16, 2019

“It takes a team of people, each with their own unique talents they bring to the table, that allow us to bring a homeowner’s vision to reality. Being a key player in this team and seeing visions turn into completed projects on a regular basis is what I enjoy most about working at Gridley.” – James Trone

James began with Gridley Company working in the field doing demolition and delivering materials to job sites.  With a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a background in Cinema and Film Production from Ithaca College, he quickly found that he enjoyed more of the graphical content.  James’ love of art and technical research has allowed him to better bridge the gap between the home design and final product by generating the plan sets for building permits and working directly with the different cities, towns and county to take a project from designed to ready for construction.

Outside of work, James’ spends his time hiking, cooking, playing and listening to music and working on various art projects.


Megan Teachworth, Warehouse Manager and Purchasing Coordinator

Joined Team: May 28, 2019

“Working with the Gridley Team is a blast every day, you never know what you will learn or do to help. Our teamwork makes their dream work!” – Megan Teachworth

Megan started as Gridley Company’s Client Care Representative and Office Administrator, and now manages Gridley Company’s Warehouse. She oversees all Material quotation and procurement, while partnering with the Project Coordinator, Designers, and Estimating team to acquire Specialty Contractor quotes and bids. Megan creates Construction Schedules and consults with Project Managers to schedule for upcoming projects to ensure the Field Team has the capacity to manage ongoing and upcoming projects. Megan loves organization and seeing hard work and collaboration bring beautiful projects to life for our valued clients.

In her free time, Megan enjoys art, spending time learning, baking and creating, traveling, enjoying adventures with family and friends, and hanging out with her awesome dog, Milo!