At the head of our team is Michael Staffileno. He is our president and founded Chagrin River Company in 1988. And Mike is not your typical remodeling contractor or home builder.
What makes Mike unusual among his peers? Well, Mike has a degree in physics and is a gourmet-level chef. He also loves art, design, metal craft and appreciates nature. And, of course he like building things.
So perhaps starting a high-end kitchen and bath remodeling firm where his love of cooking, art, design, and building things converge is not that much of a stretch.
Mike’s love of nature includes an appreciation of wood and natural building materials. His physics training comes in handy when it comes to calculating heating and cooling loads, solving space and structural problems, and having the math and engineering skills needed for those tasks.
As the need for energy-efficient, yet high-performance, homes only grows, Mike’s knowledge of fluid and thermodynamics enables him to understand, and make good use of, the building science needed to build high-performance, energy-efficient custom homes.
Mike also loves working directly with all of our clients throughout the project design and development phase. He, along with our project managers, works with our clients during the construction phase.