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Sophie Drouin: Big Mind for Small Details

Seeing the big picture and tending to every small detail for a smooth remodeling process 

July 13, 2015
Sophie Drouin, Project Development Manager at Lagois Design Build Renovate, in Ottawa, Ontario, 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardee

Project Development Manager

Lagois Design Build Renovate, Ottawa, Ontario

Age 31

Sophie joined Lagois Design Build Renovate in 2007 as an architectural designer and immediately showed a profound talent for research along with an amazing mind for detail. She soon became the go-to person for anything involving surveys and zoning bylaws and has been instrumental in developing rock-solid processes for estimating and job costing, as well as setting gross margin goals and establishing scopes of work.

Three years after joining the company, when the construction manager was out on leave, Sophie successfully oversaw her first project. Relying on organization, logical thinking, and a natural gift for leadership, she handled the challenge one detail at a time.

From a role as lead designer, Sophie is now project development manager in charge of sales, design, and project development. She has that rare combination of abilities: She can see the forest in all of its big-picture nuance, yet she also is able to understand the details of every tree. 

Read more about the 2015 Professional Remodeler 40 Under 40 awardees.

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