Meet the Team

The Chagrin River Company Team

The best home remodeling and custom home building require more knowledge and skill sets than any person or even most remodeling contractors or home builders have in-house. It is true even for the best home remodeling and custom home building.

When you collaborate with Chagrin River Company, you reap the benefits of an entire team of the industry’s most professional residential design and construction professionals. Our group consists of employees from Chagrin River Company, members of our specialized professional and specialized construction experts.

You, the homeowner, are a member of our team as well. Additionally, the contribution that you make to our team is vital.

Best Kitchen Remodeling
Best Kitchen Remodeling

Michael Staffileno

Meet Mike, Our Founder, and President

Michael Staffileno is our president; in 1988, he established the Chagrin River Company. And Mike is not your typical home builder or remodeling contractor in any way, shape, or form.

What makes Mike unusual among his peers? First, Mike is a world-class chef and holds a degree in physics. In addition, he has a deep appreciation for the natural world and art, design, and metal craft. And the fact that he enjoys building things also shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Therefore, it might not be a stretch for him to launch a high-end kitchen and bathroom remodeling company where he could combine his passions for cooking, art, design, and construction.

Mike’s love of the outdoors includes an appreciation of wood and other natural materials used in construction. In addition, his physics training comes in handy for calculating heating and cooling loads, finding solutions to space and structural problems, and having the math and engineering skills necessary for those tasks.

Mike’s understanding of fluids and thermodynamics enables him to comprehend and effectively use the building science required to construct high-performance, energy-efficient custom homes. The need for high-performing and energy-efficient homes expects to increase in the coming years.

Mike also enjoys working directly with each of our customers throughout the project’s design and development phase. During the building phase, he and our other project managers collaborate with our customers to provide excellent service.

When you stop to think about it, Mike may not be the typical person. Still, the fact that he isn’t typical sets him apart as an exceptional performer in his field.

Chagrin River Company Employees are Experts

Both residential construction and residential renovation call for a diverse range of skill sets and specialized trades. We have formed partnerships with individuals and businesses that are leaders in their respective fields of expertise to increase the caliber of the specialists we have on our team. Mike, as he does with our staff members, carefully selects the members of our specialty teams by hand.

An experienced and skilled architect who is also a member of the AIA and with whom we have collaborated for several years is a part of our team. On various projects, he collaborates closely with our in-house design team here.

We have a long and fruitful history of working with most company team members and contractors in specialized trades. In addition, we can attract the most reputable specialty trades and businesses in the region thanks to Chagrin’s stellar reputation within the local community of building trades.


To discuss your timeline, the project’s location, the project, the size and scope of the project, your choices for the finish, and the range of your budget for the completion of the project, fill out our project inquiry form or give us a call.

Even though we work in a sector where change occurs as frequently and predictably as the changing seasons, we have managed to maintain our commitment to the principles that underpin true excellence. These principles include transparency, authenticity, unrivaled craftsmanship, and beauty.

Meet The Team

9311 Wisner Rd Chardon Ohio 44024

(440) 729-7270

(404) 729-7030


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