Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40: Lisa Pickell

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Lisa Pickell, 30
COO, Orren Pickell Designers & Builders
Lake Bluff, Ill.

EDUCATION
B.S., Marketing, Miami University

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• HomeBuilders Association of Greater Chicago Remodeler of the Year, 2009
• Multiple local and national design awards

EXTRACURRICULAR
• Member, NAHB, HomeBuilders Association of Greater Chicago
• Past President, HomeBuilders Association of Greater Chicago Remodelers Council
• Volunteer, HomeAid Chicago, Rebuilding Together, Homes for Hope and Guardian Angel Bassett Hound Rescue

OFF THE CLOCK
“I really enjoy hosting dinner parties where I can cook for my family and friends.  Other hobbies include skiing and sailing. Both of these are family hobbies so I get to enjoy them with those I love.”  
Favorite food: “For a cook, my favorite food is rather simple, but I love Caprese Salad.  It’s fun to see different chef’s interpretations of this classic.”

SECRET LIFE
While serving as the COO at Orren Pickell Designers & Builders pursued another passion and went to culinary school. “This has always been a dream of mine and to make it a reality, while maintaining a full time leadership position at the firm, was a wonderful accomplishment.”

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