Chief Executive Officer

Orren’s name has become synonymous with outstanding design and quality construction from forty years of innovative methods and demanding attention to detail. Throughout his career, Orren’s philosophy has remained unchanged: provide customers with the highest level of service in all areas and work diligently to offer the greatest value for every project. Orren has assembled…

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President

Lisa joined Orren Pickell in 2004 as a remodeling division manager, became chief operating officer in 2010 and took the helm as president in 2017. She has a demonstrated commitment to the firm’s tradition of excellence, and has been equally dedicated to advancing the construction industry. In 2017, she was recognized by Constructech magazine as…

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President, Orren Pickell Design Group

After more than a decade running his own practice and 20+ more designing high-end homes and commercial spaces, Thomas joined the Orren Pickell Building Group as president and lead architect in 2019. Moving to the Pickell team allows Thomas to focus on what he does best—collaborating with clients and creating beautiful homes. A natural leader,…

Special Projects and Director of the Pickell Family Foundation

Tina Pickell has been at Orren’s side, helping manage, organize and motivate his team from the very beginning. Over the years, Tina has stepped into many roles from accounting to human resources. One of Tina’s most rewarding positions has been as the head of the Pickell Family Foundation, which supports local charitable and community organizations.…

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Sales & Marketing Manager

After nearly five years leading our Remodel Lite division, Eric has taken the reins of our sales and marketing efforts. His goal is to standardize and streamline sales and project processes to provide every Orren Pickell client with a consistent, smooth and positive experience. From the initial meetings through design and build, Eric assures that…

Vice President of Construction

Kevin is our chief Superintendent and he is also the single most outgoing and take-charge person in the Pickell construction department. He has worked at Pickell since 1991. Kevin’s personal commitment to every client is evident from the first time you meet him, and his knowledge and experience will be a distinct advantage for your…

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Lead Cabinet Designer

With a great appreciation for the tiny central Illinois town she grew up in, Krista now lives in the suburbs of Chicago and has been working as a Kitchen and Bath designer for the past 11 years. Krista graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Illinois Institute of Art. Over…

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Jillian joined the Pickell team in 2006 and has stepped into many roles, including receptionist, purchasing assistant, accounting assistant, permit coordinator, and now, associate project manager. Jillian’s superior eye for detail and experience in the custom home construction industry keeps your project within budget and on schedule. Jillian graduated from Ripon College in 2006 with…

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Vice President of Finance and Administration

Melody joined Orren Pickell Building Group in 2002 as a staff accountant, became our corporate controller in 2011 and was most recently promoted to Vice President of Finance and Administration in 2020.  Melody has been a vital part of Pickell’s inter-workings, and provides a strong support system for our team.  Her fierce loyalty, integrity and attention…

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Design Assistant

Chelsea joined the Pickell team in 2014 in the role of Design Assistant. Her attention to detail and can-do attitude makes her a great fit for the Cabinetry team. Her main focus on the Cabinetry team is closet design. Chelsea Graduated in 2009 from Harrington College with her Associates degree in Interior Design. When not…