For more than fifteen years, Gibson Design Group, Inc. has proven itself time and time again as a firm that can handle any job, large or small, and do so with a great flair and within budget. Numerous Grosse Pointe residents who have had bedrooms transformed into master suites, basements renovated with wine cellars installed, or entire rooms added have expressed their accolades for the work performed by the talented team of craftsmen at Gibson Design Group, Inc.
Soule’ Gibson, founder and president of the firm, began his building career working for a large commercial contractor. After seven years working hands on in commercial construction, he returned to Michigan State University to finish his degree in building construction management. Even before graduation, Gibson was offered a position with Barton Malowe, one of Michigan’s largest and most respected construction companies, as an assistant superintendent. Recognized for his past experience and working knowledge of the business, Gibson was immediately added to the management team in charge of a $13 million project to renovate Warren Fitzgerald schools. Many in his shoes would have felt a great sense of accomplishment for having completed such a complicated project. While he enjoyed commercial construction, what he really wanted was to found and run his own company.
Gibson Design Group, Inc. specializes in reworking existing homes and incorporating modern features into older ones, making certain they fit within the look and feel of the original design. The focus has been total home renovations – interior and exterior, which requires a great knowledge of structural steel and sound foundation work. Part of Gibson Design Group’s work includes building custom casework, entertainment centers and wine cellars. Gibson Design Group has built a number of these wine cellars, from a smaller one that held 4,500 bottles to another which holds a collection of 30,000 bottles and includes a sitting room for tastings. Two of the wine cellars which were designed and built were later featured in the popular magazine Better Homes & Gardens .
Gibson Design Group, Inc. has grown steadily over the past fifteen years, during which time many people in the Grosse Pointes have chosen to renovate their homes instead of relocating. The company has continued to grow to meet the needs of their clients and numbers six employees in all, with a combined total of just under 75 years of hands on experience.
Gibson Design Group, Inc. is focused on being a people oriented organization whose main goal is to fully understand the client’s needs and how they intend to utilize the proposed renovations. The employees have extensive knowledge of the options available to the client and can assist with decisions in all areas of home renovation.
On hand within the company is a team of designers and builders that work with the client to develop the final designs and produce a proposal that is presented to the client. Once the proposal is accepted, the team goes right to work with the client to select materials, finishes and fixtures, reviewing the company’s extensive resource library or visiting showrooms. The project begins only after all the “I’s” are dotted and all the “t’s” are crossed.
Gibson Design Group, Inc. is fully licensed and insured. The group also makes certain that all the necessary permits and required paperwork are in order to fulfill the requirements of the local authorities.