As Vice President of the largest swimming pool manufacturer in the nation at age 26, Mike learned the importance of organization, as he was 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. During this time, he learned some valuable lessons.
Convinced that you cannot mass produce residential remodeling and maintain high quality, Mike started DiFabion Remodeling with the goal of becoming the best local mid-sized firm in the Charlotte market. By providing superior customer service, combined with controlled growth, The Company now boasts a reputation beyond reproach.
About to start his 15th year in business, Mike has surrounded himself with a supremely talented staff. With detailed systems in place, the Company is poised for even more improvement in the decades to follow. Effective communication is the foundation for all that he does, and providing the most enjoyable remodeling experience possible is what he expects.
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 graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2003 with a BSBA in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. The next year, 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 first hand all the functions of a professional remodeling firm from the ground up, including tear out and demolition, rough and finish carpentry, tile, ordering, estimating, scheduling, and project management. Michael is currently the Director of Sales and Marketing and works closely in all aspects of the business. Over the years, Michael has earned several certifications in the remodeling industry, including 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), helping raise over $200,000 for local non-profit organizations and charities the last 4 years. From 2010-Present, Michael has held leadership positions in BLOC that include Head Chair of the BLOC Annual Charity Golf Tournament, Sponsorship Chair of BLOCtoberfest, and Director of the Uptown Chapter of BLOC, a 2 year leadership term. During that same time period, Michael has held leadership positions in NARI including, Education Chair, Secretary, and Vice-President. Michael is currently serving his second term as the President of NARI Charlotte. During his tenure, NARI has more than doubled its membership from 78 active members at the beginning of 2013 to over 177 current members in 2014. Over the past 2 years, NARI Charlotte has earned the National Chapter of Excellence Award, amongst a contingent of over 60 chapters nationwide.
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.
Kitchen and Bath Designer
Miss Alison Roosenberg. Alison is a native Charlottean with an extensive background in fashion and design. With degrees from Appalachian State University and Queens University and a wealth of experience in the NYC fashion and design industry, Alison will be an integral part of the DiFabion Remodeling design team. In her free time, Alison enjoys traveling to exotic locations, kayaking and canoeing throughout the region, and cheering on the Carolina Panthers with her friends and family.
Scott 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. Attention to detail and customer satisfaction have always been important in the projects he has been involved with.
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 performs the duties of running several projects at any given time, coordinating the construction, ordering of materials, scheduling of trades, and direct communication with the homeowner. 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.