March 18, 2009 castlebri

Castle Building & Remodeling is proud to announce the Grand Opening of its new Design Selection Studio at 362 Snelling Avenue South in St. Paul. A Grand Opening Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, from 10am to 5pm. Appetizers from Blondie’s Café and wine from The Wine Thief will be served.

Castle understands the value of local neighborhood service and has been serving residents of both Minneapolis & St. Paul for over 30 years. A second location was a natural fit for Castle, which strategically chose a location at Snelling and Jefferson in the center of the western half of St. Paul. This location will add convenience to the design process for our clients in St. Paul and make managing projects easier for the Castle team. Castle is extremely excited to have its second home in St. Paul and looks forward to getting involved in the community.

The new Design Studio will be staffed by Katie Jaydan, ASID. Katie holds a BS in Interior Design. She has three years of commercial property management, construction, and renovation experience and has worked in the residential remodeling field for five years. She also possesses an NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) Certificate and is a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers. With Castle, Katie has become a member of the NARI Green Remodeling Task Group, designed the first GreenStar Pilot Program Certified Remodel in Minnesota, and was voted as one of the top eco-friendly Interior Designers by Innovative Home Magazine.

Projects in St. Paul will be managed by Bill Braniff. Bill brings to Castle over fifteen years of experience in the construction industry as a framing carpenter, lead remodeling carpenter, and in various roles of construction management. His previous experience as a high school English teacher proves invaluable on a daily basis, both in project management and in communication with clients and trade partners. Bill enjoys keeping up with his two young children, hiking and camping when there is time, and a variety of woodworking projects.

Castle’s headquarters at 2600 Johnson Street NE in Minneapolis will continue to boast a Design Studio, offering both St. Paul and Minneapolis clients the convenience of a local showroom and local service.