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The Team
Ken, Owner
Ken Kirsch has over 25 years of experience in residential remodeling. His work in the trades began while still a student at UC Davis. Ken graduated from UCD with a degree in Studio Arts and put his liberal arts education to use as a carpenter working in the Bay Area. Over the years, remodeling became as much of a passion for Ken as his artistic pursuits. Creative solutions were always part of a remodeler’s job description and a thoughtful approach to building presented another opportunity to have a positive influence on every day life. Ken and Ellen relocated their growing family to Davis in 2001 and then started MAK Design+Build in 2003.

Ken is a member of two national trade organizations, Remodeler’s Advantage Round Table and the National Association of Remodeling Industry. He is also a member of the Davis Downtown Business Association and the Chamber of Commerce, and is a certified green-building professional through the non-profit organization Build It Green.

Ken is still a working artist (painting mostly at night in his converted garage studio). He shows his paintings in local venues and is represented by Bucheon gallery in San Francisco. Depending on the season, Ken coaches Little League baseball and AYSO soccer. For fun, he loves running, honing his golf skills and playing ultimate frisbee.


Featured Partner: NARI
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry is a nation-wide organization with local chapters supporting builders and suppliers in the construction industry. NARI also provides resources and education for homeowners who are considering a remodeling project or looking for a reliable contractor in their area. Each year, local chapters select exemplary projects to be honored with Contractor of the Year Awards.