Design Production Manager
Phil has always had a passion for helping people, and at WCDB he helps people transform their homes every day. Phil loves using his leadership skills to collaborate with talented individuals to craft something great. He thrives when he is presented with a challenge and enjoys coming up with creative solutions. When Phil is not working on a project you can most likely find him enjoying the outdoors with his wife, daughters and his Brittany Spaniel, Brizo.
How did you arrive at WCDB, what path brought you here?
I worked in commercial construction for 5 years but my love for home remodeling began when I purchased and started renovating my own home. That experience helped me see the potential in residential remodeling and I started flipping houses on the side after that. I then moved on to a different home remodeling company and I worked for them for 2 years.
I knew Chris Payson from church and we formed a friendship on a fishing trip. One day he asked me if I would be willing to make the move and become part of the team here at WCDB. To me, this was a sign that it was time for change and I gladly accepted.
What are you known for professionally, what do you have a knack for?
Sometimes my ideas are unorthodox, but I like to think that I offer a different perspective. I like being a part of a team and bringing different people together to create something bigger.
What’s the one problem you are best at solving for your clients? What do your ideal clients say about you?
I think clients would comment on how approachable and friendly I am. I do enter their homes every day, so I like to make sure that they feel comfortable speaking with me.
When problems arise, I like to come up with creative solutions that are also functional and cost-effective.
Who have you worked with in the past? And what have you done for them?
When I was younger I coached rock climbing on a professional level. I loved working with kids and helping them achieve their goals.
I also used to work at Brandywine Valley Concrete where I was a Construction Manager on their team.
What are you most passionate about professionally? What most excites you about your work & the contribution you can make?
Helping the clients. Every client we work with has an area of need within their home and I find it really rewarding to walk away at the end of a project knowing that they love their new and improved space.
What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
I really enjoy being outdoors, my passions include fishing, boating, hunting, and climbing. I also love to help people and I enjoy teaching and mentoring the youth at my church and local climbing gym.
Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
On an ideal day, you can find me outside doing one of my favorite activities with my wife and kids.
Where did you grow up and why aren’t you there now?
I grew up right here. I was born and raised in Downingtown and I never left because it’s an awesome place to raise my family.
Any volunteer activities you’re crazy about?
I volunteer at my church in the youth ministry department. I also support The Lord’s Pantry in Downingtown and City Gate in Coatesville.
Any nonprofits you love, & why?
Hunters for the Hungry is a great nonprofit that collects game from local hunters and fisherman and donates it to local food pantries and homeless shelters.
Any awards or medals, or even medallions? Personal okay, too.
I received the Marksmanship Award at the Police Academy.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
1. My wife and my girls
2. My relationship with the lord
3. The sunshine
In the end, how do you want to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as a person who did all they could to help others in need.
What is your favorite Movie?
The Italian Job
What is your favorite TV Show or Series?
What is your favorite restaurant?
Station Tap Room
What is your favorite vacation spot?
Florida, because I love the sun and the sunshine state is a nice reprieve from the northern cold.