Advisory Committee

Brandon Bailey

Owner, Bailey Remodeling: Design & Build

A process driven problem solver at heart, Brandon loves being a part of a team that works well together in helping people live and enjoy their homes in new ways. Working hand in hand with clients, and nurturing their big ideas, is the best part of his job. When he's not rooting for Kentucky or running the KY Derby Mini-Marathon, he's serving a local charity or enjoying family time.

He is also the chairman of the Building Industry Charitable Foundation Committee which produces projects in our community to benefit children and adults with disabilities. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and is married to his beautiful wife Kate. They have two active little boys, Grant and Drew, who keep them very busy. He is a member at Southeast Christian Church and is growing in his relationship with Christ daily. Brandon is passionate about honoring God in all areas of his life.

Bailey Remodeling: Design & Build is a collective of designers, thinkers, and builders based in Louisville, KY who believe that every room in every home deserves the same individual care and attention to detail as the people who will live in it.

Matt Breyer

Operating Partner, Breyer Construction & Landscape

Matt has been building since he was old enough to hold a hammer (somewhere around 4 years old). He has worked at a dairy farm, a custom sign shop, as well as working with a septic system installer, several masons, a commercial construction company, and two custom home builders. Matt has been with BC&L since its birth, first as the Lead Carpenter, and now as the President.

Matt wears many hats in this role, including Lead-Designer where he works directly with clients as well as supporting the BCL design team in cultivating client relationships. He personally assists the team in working through client’s needs and concerns, scheduling, designing and planning, to ensure the project exceeds their expectations.

When not working, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, reading, rebuilding an old Jeep, and helping with his church.

Breyer Construction & Landscape offers a full line of services including custom deck designs, builds and repairs, landscaping and hardscaping, remodeling and renovations, and basement and attic finishing.

Jesse Smith

Owner/President, j. allen smith design/build

Jesse is a self-taught craftsman and entrepreneur. His passion for working with his hand started when, at the age of 10, he completed construction of his first treehouse. From that day on he set his sights on mastering woodworking and carpentry which led him to open his remodeling business.

Unlike far too many contractors who continue to hang onto their hammers, Jesse decided early on to transition to being a businessman. Rather than re-inventing the wheel, Jesse learned early on to surround himself with experts and mentors, and to listen to their advice. This led to his building and managing a multimillion-dollar remodeling business which is still growing today.

Never content to rest on his laurels, he continues to look for new and better ways to do things. Now, he’s committed to paying it back by helping others learn and become successful.

j. allen smith design/build can craft your new home, renovate your whole house, and does kitchen, bath, and other interior remodeling services.

Joanne Theunissen

Co-owner and Design Coordinator, Howling Hammer Builders

Joanne is diligent in her attempts to improve the built environment through both her professional and personal endeavors. As a home builder/remodeler, it is her personal mission to educate her clients on ways they can reduce their own carbon footprint by making well-informed decisions related to the building or remodeling process.

In partnership with her husband, their company Howling Hammer Builders, Inc. was formed to serve as a homebuilding company dedicated to providing the best option possible for home buyers interested in a home built to the highest standards. They specialize in designing, building & remodeling homes focused on sustainable design and best building practices. Each home is inspected and verified by an independent, third-party HERS rater ensuring the structure meets the standards needed for energy efficiency and reducing its impact on the environment.

As an active participant in several organizations related to residential home building & remodeling, Joanne continues to work as an advocate for continued improvement in the way builders & remodelers construct homes in this country. She currently holds the position as 2018 Chair of NAHB Remodelers' Council. 

Howling Hammer Builders specializes in custom built energy efficient homes, and home remodel projects.

Shawn Van Dyke

Construction Consultant | Business Coach | Mentor

Shawn Van Dyke is a construction industry business coach, keynote speaker, and author.  He has written two books - Profit First for Contractors: Transform your Construction Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine and The Paperwork Punch List: 28 Days to Streamline Your Construction Business.  Shawn started his career as an engineer, earning a BS in Civil Engineering and an MS in Structural Engineering.  He started his first business, a construction management and real estate development firm, in 2005.  During the recession he started a General Contracting company specializing in residential and commercial remodeling.  In 2013 he became the COO of a trim and millwork company in which he helped double its revenues and profits, eliminate its debt, and increase the staff from 8 employees to over 20. 

In 2016 he had a crazy idea - to change the way the world viewed the trades by teaching construction business owners how to run and grow a profitable construction business.  Since then he has been a Brand Ambassador for Fine Homebuilding, named the Profit First Marketer of the Year for 2018, and a keynote speaker for corporate events such as the James Hardie Side Master Academy and the Trex Company Pro Summit, as well as a speaker at NAHB's International Builders Show and many others. He works with construction business owners all over the world.  His presentations are known for their engaging style and practical application for construction business owners at every level. 

You can learn more about Shawn and his coaching and executive training programs at

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Joaquin Erazo

President, Marketing Wing

Joaquin is President of Marketing Wing; a marketing agency which provides hyper-local custom marketing for design + build remodelers. With over 20 years of industry marketing experience, he is a sought after consultant, speaker, strategist, leader, columnist, and visionary.

Joaquin closes the gap! He’s passionate about remodeling and recognizes that homeowners need help overcoming pricing misconceptions, while remodelers need to do a better job explaining the value they deliver. Industry leaders call him the “Marketing Yoda”.

He has been published in Forbes, Inc. magazine, The Washington Post, Fast Company, Qualified Remodeler, Professional Remodeler, and Remodeling Magazine. He brings almost 30 years of strategic marketing experience. Joaquin’s experience includes directing marketing for Case Design Remodeling for 14 years as VP and CMO, along with implementing marketing for over 40 of the leading design + build companies in the US through Marketing Wing.

Doug Horgan

Vice President, BOWA

Doug discovered a passion for building when he joined BOWA in 1989, where he is an owner and Vice President, Best Practices. In this training, quality, and troubleshooting role, Doug’s goal is reducing construction defects through sharing knowledge. Doug’s years of tools-on carpentry, warranty troubleshooting, and instruction experience, along with 160,000 photos of problems & solutions, are the foundations for visually rich presentations on how to build well and avoid construction issues. Doug is a frequent contributor to the Journal of Light Construction, ProTradeCraft, and Professional Remodeler and has presented at Remodeling, JLC Live, NESEA Building Energy, the National Home Performance conference, and local events. Doug is a BPI Building Analyst, LEED AP Homes, NARI GCP, and NAHB CGP and CGR.

BOWA focuses on delivering remarkable client experiences and specializes in luxury renovations ranging from master suites and kitchens to whole-house and whole-condo remodels.

Mike Patterson

President, Patterson Builders-Remodelers

Mike has over 30 years of experience in the remodeling industry, and has been a licensed contractor since 1996. He has taught seminars at JLC Live and The Remodelers Show, and has written several articles for Fine Homebuilding magazine. He has been a member of the Metro DC chapter of NARI for nearly twenty years, where he has taught CR and CLC certification classes, served on its Board of Directors and in 2017, completed a two year term as its President.

Mike continues to enjoy working hands-on in the field, and lives in Gaithersburg, MD.

Patterson Builders-Remodelers provides full service remodeling, including home additions.