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Mike DiFabion


Mike DiFabion grew up in Upstate New York and eventually became Vice President of the largest swimming pool manufacturer in the nation at age 26, directly responsible for 30 branch managers and over 300 salespeople. He guided the Company from 9 million in annual revenue to over 52 million in just 11 years.

After his swimming pool career, Mike decided to take his expertise to the residential remodeling industry. He joined one of the most recognized regional leaders in the industry and guided that firm to over 500% growth in a 10 year period, while ultimately relocating to Charlotte, NC in 1997.

Convinced that you cannot mass produce residential remodeling and maintain high quality, Mike started DiFabion Remodeling, Inc. in 2000 with the goal of becoming the best local mid-sized remodeling firm in the Charlotte market. By providing superior customer service, combined with controlled growth, The Company now boasts a reputation beyond reproach and is enjoying its 16th year in business.

Mike enjoys golf, playing cards and traveling with his family. He is an animal lover and is known to always have a special project in the works at home.

Michael DiFabion

General Manager/Marketing Manager

Michael was born and raised in the Midwest and came down to Charlotte in 1998.  After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2003 with a BSBA in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, he joined his father at DiFabion Remodeling to launch the Design/Build division of the business. After intensive training on a new architectural software program, DiFabion Remodeling soon had the capabilities of generating full sets of architectural plans, as well as detailed kitchen and bathroom designs. During this time, Michael also learned firsthand all the functions of a professional remodeling firm from the ground up, including demolition, rough and finish carpentry, tile, ordering, estimating, scheduling, and project management. Michael is currently the General Manager and Marketing Manager, working closely in all aspects of the business. Over the years, Michael has earned many important certifications in the remodeling industry, including Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Green Professional (CGP), Lead Paint Safety Renovation and Repair (LRRP), and Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP).  Michael has also been very active in the community through the Business Leaders of Charlotte (BLOC) and the local chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and was recently named a 40 Under 40 recipient of Professional Remodeler Magazine and the Charlotte Business Journal.

When he’s not remodeling other people’s homes, Michael enjoys tackling remodeling projects on his own. He also enjoys spending time with his friends and family, brewing beer, traveling, and cooking. Michael is also an avid sports fan and music lover.

Susan Blouin

Office Manager

Susan is originally from southern California.  She has fond memories of growing up in her family’s business- Interior Design and Custom Drapery Manufacturing.  After receiving a degree in Business Administration, she managed a commercial construction firm for several years.  After raising her two children with husband Gary, Susan returned to the workforce in 2010 by joining DiFabion Remodeling.  Her position quickly evolved from office assistant to office manager.  She enjoys the challenges of the position and strives to match her ambitions and high standards with those of the company.  Susan loves spending time with her family, which includes cheering (and cringing) while watching her husband play hockey, laughing uncontrollably at her daughter’s crazy sense of humor, and being in awe of her son’s amazing cooking skills, while HE teaches HER how to cook!

Scott McIntire

Estimator/Architectural Designer

Scott grew up in Michigan and graduated from Alfred State College (Alfred, NY) in 1985 with an Associated of Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology. He continued his education in Buffalo, NY where he attended the State University of New York at Buffalo. He graduated in 1987 from the School of Architecture with a Bachelors of Professional Studies Degree in Architecture.
He started in the workforce as a Residential Designer – Draftsman in Remodeling. In 1997 he moved to Charlotte, NC where and has continued to work in the Remodeling Industry.  At DiFabion Remodeling, Inc., Scott has been production manager and now full-time estimator and architectural draftsman. In his free time, Scott enjoys time with family and golf.

Marianne Shannon

Senior Director of Project Development

Marianne Shannon is our new Senior Director of Project Development and leads the design department at DiFabion Remodeling. Born and bred in Buffalo, NY, Marianne grew up in a remodeling family. She describes herself as having “remodeling in her blood” with some of her earliest memories of her dad teaching her the tricks of the trade on the job site. After graduating from design school in 1994, she relocated to NYC where she continued working on high-end residential design projects before moving down to Charlotte, NC in 2003. Since relocating to Charlotte, she’s continued to hone her design and remodeling skills, winning numerous NARI awards within the area. When she’s not helping clients design their dream homes, Marianne enjoys tackling her own projects around the house – her latest consisted of mixing and installing an 800-square-foot decorative concrete patio. Marianne loves spending as much time as she can outdoors hiking and gardening with her son and daughter, practicing Muay Thai with her husband, and cooking up a storm for her family and friends!

Doug Pate

Lead Carpenter

Doug was born and raised in Monroe, NC and has been working as a carpenter since the age of 16.  Doug is the longest tenured employee of DiFabion Remodeling, dating back to 2001, bringing his total experience in the construction industry to over 20 years. As a lead carpenter, Doug’s specialties include structural framing and carpentry, cabinetry installation, and intricate finish trim carpentry. Most important of all, Doug is a creative problem-solver when faced with specific issues relating to residential remodeling. When Doug isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, and working on cars at home.

Mike Cole

Lead Carpenter

Mike, AKA Lil C, AKA Pee Paw, grew up in the northern panhandle of West Virginia and has been working in the construction industry for over 30 years. From the time he was 15, Mike learned everything from framing to finish work, and eventually owned his own business for 10 years. After moving to Charlotte with his family, Mike joined the DR family in 2011, where he has become an expert in rough and finish carpentry, cabinetry installation, tile, project management, and any other duties required to get the job done! When Mike isn’t spending time with his loving wife and two sons (as well as two grandchildren), he enjoys shooting pool, working on cars, and playing guitar in his garage “sanctuary.”

Joe Fuchs


Joe is originally from Honesdale, PA and has been in Charlotte for 22 years.  As one of the original members of the DR family (along with his father Carl), Joe has been honing his skills as a carpenter, specializing in rough and finish carpentry and cabinetry installation. Joe is a proud father of two boys and a beautiful little girl. In his free time, Joe enjoys watching movies with the kids and (obnoxiously) rooting for his beloved Steelers, Yankees, Rangers, and Knicks.

Prem Patel

Carpenter Production Manager

Prem has lived in the Charlotte/Denver area for most of his life before heading to ECU and then back to Charlotte to finish his Finance degree at UNC- Charlotte. Bored of the 9-5 desk job, Prem decided to follow his hobby/passion for remodeling soon after graduation and reached out to DiFabion Remodeling.  Prem enjoys the outdoors, health & fitness, basketball, football and anything else to keep is restless mind at ease!

Scott DiFabion

Production/Marketing Assistant

Born in Buffalo, NY, Scott moved down to the Charlotte area as a young boy and grew up in Union Co.  Scott joined the team after his time at East Carolina University, bringing his past experience as a summertime laborer, continuing to help in field as a “Demolition Expert”, carpenter’s assistant, runner, and quality control assistant. Scott also plays an important role in the office assisting the production and marketing departments.  Scott was a high school athlete and continues his passion for all things sports, sometimes referred to as the “Rainman” of sports statistics.

David Hoffmann

Carpenter and Craftsman

David Hoffmann comes to DiFabion Remodeling with a wealth of knowledge as a skilled carpenter and craftsman.  Originally from Ohio, David learned his craft building new homes and remodeling existing homes in Ohio and Connecticut, before eventually remodeling homes on his own in Utah.

Family ultimately brought David and his wife, Heidi to North Carolina to settle down, where we crossed paths through David’s brother-in-law, Bruin (DR Carpenter).  Through all of his past experience, David excels at everything from roofing, framing, and siding to finish carpentry, tile, and drywall.

A Jack of all Trades and Master of MANY, David will play an integral role in DR’s pursuit of remodeling excellence!  In his free time, David is a passionate Ohio football fan (openly Buckeye, reluctantly Browns) and enjoys golfing, skiing, and fishing.

Jadrien Masecchia

Architectural Designer

Jadrien Masecchia is our new Architectural Designer.  Originally from Buffalo, NY, Jadrien moved to North Carolina with his family in 1995 and eventually pursued a degree in Building Science at Appalachian State, with a concentration in Architectural Technology and Design.

Upon graduation, he secured an internship with a top residential design firm in Charlotte and spent 7 years with the company honing his skills as a draftsman, space-planner, and procurement specialist, while keeping up with all the latest trends in high-end residential design.

With DiFabion Remodeling, Jadrien will be utilizing these many talents and more to enhance the design/build remodeling experience for our clients.  When he’s not drawing or designing, Jadrien enjoys rooting for his beloved Mountaineers, playing guitar, spoiling his cat, and intricate model-making.

Toni Mann

Project Developer

Toni Mann is our new Project Developer. Originally from Minnesota, Toni migrated to the South in the early 80s and has degrees in business administration and marketing. Toni is a seasoned veteran of the Charlotte remodeling industry with over 20 years of experience in tile and stone, and another 10 years in flooring, granite, quartz, brick, and furniture.

Her wealth of knowledge and engaging personality are tremendous assets, as she guides our clients through the process of making a dream become reality. While trying to keep up with her spunky teenage daughter, Sophia, Toni and her fiancé Robert have 3 loveable dogs and enjoy bowling, live music, traveling, and her newfound love of fishing.

Bruin Schafrath

Lead Carpenter

Bruin Schafrath, AKA Bruno, is our newest Lead Carpenter. A born and bred proud Ohio native, Bruin eventually moved to Connecticut, where he refined his skills in “Olde Style Yankee” carpentry. Well-versed in the construction industry, Bruin has a deep knowledge of planning and executing any type of project but continuously strives to learn new trades or a different way to build something.

In his spare time, Bruin enjoys mountain biking and his “side hustle,” making rustic wooden American flags. He and his lovely fiancée dedicate their lives to rescuing dogs and even have a pack of their own.

Asa Ferrell

Carpenter's Apprentice

Asa is a new carpenter’s apprentice, originally from Des Moines, Iowa. After graduating from high school in 2015, he pursued carpentry at the local community college trade program and worked for several contractors before moving to North Carolina with his family in 2019. Asa brings a strong Midwestern work ethic and a passion for learning and creativity in residential construction. When he’s not spending time with his wife and son, Asa enjoys reading, writing, biking, video games, and cooking for his family.

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