Our Team

Award-Winning Industry Leaders

Steve Perlik and Patti Oehmke, Owners
Steve and Patti lead this family of award-winning professionals, all committed to your complete satisfaction, from your first contact with the company through to the celebration of your remodeling dream come true.

Steve has more than 32 years of experience in the building industry. He started his career as carpenter for a custom home builder and later management with a large corporate home builder before starting SEI Design/Build in 1984.

His wife, Patti Oehmke joined the company as a partner and office manager in 1985.

Over the years, Steve and Patti have been actively involved with a number of professional organizations. Steve is a Certified Remodeler (C.R.) with the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and Patti has served on the NARI board of directors.

Over the years, the company has won national awards for remodeling excellence, been featured in newspaper and magazine articles and active in community service.

SEI's Lead Carpenters are Award-Winning Craftsmen
Each of our Lead Carpenters has 25 years or more of fine carpentry construction experience. These award-winning carpenters are dedicated to excellence in craftsmanship and customer satisfaction.

Each project is assigned one lead carpenter. You’ll appreciate the Lead Carpenter's management of your project. You can rely on your Lead Carpenter to make sure that every employee and subcontractor working in your home shows respect for your privacy and need for jobsite cleanliness. The Lead Carpenter's daily conversations with you keep you informed as to the status of your job and how it relates to the timeline.

We have received many complimentary letters of recommendation for the efforts of the various lead carpenters on a number of jobs.

Carpentry & Construction Staff
Our Carpenters have apprenticed with the best Lead Carpenters in the remodeling industry…our own! Carpenters may revolve between the jobs, but for the most part you will see the same carpentry staff at your job each day of the project. Aside from the fine craftsmanship skills our carpenters have acquired, they have learned the intangibles of the remodeling industry as well: consideration of your needs and priorities, your peace of mind, property and your neighbors, the importance of a clean jobsite and clear communication between you and the administrative office. Carpenters have at least 6 years of experience before joining SEI Design/Build.

The Shine Team
Our reputation does not rest on the work completed by our fine field staff—the job is not considered complete until our Shine Team arrives to provide a thorough cleaning. The Shine Team consists of professionals in construction jobsite cleaning and they enjoy making the project sparkle at the end. We consider this part of our team crucial to your satisfaction.

Want to know more about the experts at SEI Design/Build? Call 703-641-5866.

Steve Perlik and Patti Oehmke, SEI Design/Build Owners