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The defining characteristic of a design-build firm is the integration of the design team with the construction team. Using this model, the same entity – your design-build team – sees you through the entirety of your remodel from the beginning to the end.

Full-process remodeling firms like us have a unique set of advantages for homeowners.  The first and most important is that you’ll have your own team dedicated to your project. This includes your design consultant, designer, project manager, and superintendent.

The advantage of this design-build team lies in the shared expertise of these diverse professionals. When designing your remodel, your designer can consult with the project manager and superintendent to explore design solutions that are both buildable and budget-friendly.

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In turn, your build team can go to the design team during construction if they need any clarification on the design plans. As a result of their collaboration, you end up with a more detailed, buildable design plan and ultimately, a higher-quality remodel.

Working with a design-build firm also means the investment of your project is tied directly to the design and vice versa. When the same company that designs your remodel is also the one to build it, they can more accurately estimate the total project expense and offer you alternatives on how you can invest in your project if you so desire.

Lastly, your remodel will have its own build staff dedicated to the project. This includes your superintendent, plus 1-3 remodel carpenters, depending on the size of the job. Your remodel will be the only project this team works on until it is completed. This system allows our teams to focus on doing their best work one job at a time with no other distractions.

Steve Metzler, P.E.

Principal
Lakeside Home Improvement, L.L.C.

When it comes to his company, Steve prefers a hands-on approach. He is actively involved in all phases of his client’s remodeling projects. Steve is not only experienced in construction and remodeling, but he is also a licensed Professional Engineer. As a trained and experienced engineer, Steve applies his professional knowledge and expertise to every project.

Lakeside’s core values have not changed since incorporation. These include integrity, honesty, quality service, and open communication. Lakeside is a group of exceptional trade professionals who take pride in their work and love what they do. Our goal is to create your dream home, and deliver high-end results through the use of quality materials, trained professionals, and exceptional service.

A lakeside retreat is where you can relax and dream of what’s possible. Fittingly, Lakeside Drive is where I was living when I decided to follow my dreams and create my own remodeling company. My goal: create the kind of company I (a builder and an engineer) would want to work with as a homeowner; a company where a dream of what’s possible could take shape.

Steve Metzler
Dan Metzler
Dan MetzlerLead Carpenter
Dan had a long and honorable career as a police officer, as well as military service in the US Army before joining the team here at Lakeside. Dan and his wife Christie live in Warminster, Pa. As a blended family, they enjoy spending time with their three younger kids still living at home, as well as their adult kids living in Seattle, Pittsburgh, and Maine. Some of Dan’s favorite things are being with his family, being an active member within their church community, camping, and enjoying time on the water with their Jet Ski! It’s a pleasure having Dan on our team!
Joe Oline
Joe OlineElectrician/Carpenter
Joe started his career as an electrician in Philadelphia. Since joining Lakeside in 2017 Joe has greatly learned an appreciation for remodeling and renovations in the residential and light commercial space. Joe and his wife Jacquelynn live in Holland, PA, with their rat terrier Lilly. Some of Joe ‘s favorite things are Philly sports and spending time with friends and family. Joe has been an integral member of our team for years and we’re excited to see what the future holds!
Keith Heil
Keith HeilLead Carpenter
Keith joined our team in 2019 as a Lead carpenter.  Keith brings over 30 years of experience in the residential remodel, historic restoration, and custom carpentry trades.  Keith is a professional who really enjoys his craft, and building relationships along the way.  Keith and his wife reside in Perkasie PA, with their Golden Retriever Tuna.  In his free time, Keith enjoys sport fishing and spending time with family and friends in Ocean City, MD.  
Joe Galm
Joe GalmCarpenter
Joe lives in Philadelphia and joined the Lakeside team in 2022. As one of our newest members, Joe is looking forward to learning and growing within the company. When not working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends while traveling or watching local bands play. He also trains jiu jitsu with his brother. During alone time, he practices guitar, draws, and listens to music. Joe states that his main goal is to be able to use his home remodeling skills to not just build his own dream home one day, but also to help others build theirs!
Paul Scarcelli
Paul ScarcelliCarpenter Apprentice
Paul lives in Warminster, Pa. He joined our team in 2022 and is excited to learn and grow new skillsets within our company. Paul is involved in all phases of our projects and enjoys seeing the transformations take place. Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his girlfriend as well as various activities such as hockey, boxing, and obstacle races. In addition, he has a passion for video editing and GoPro home projects.
Brianna Enkler
Brianna EnklerOffice Manager
Brianna was raised in Germany, where she also earned her business degree. She joined Lakeside in 2021 as an assistant and has since taken on the role as our Office Manager. Brianna thoroughly enjoys the culture and atmosphere of working with the team at Lakeside. In her spare time Brianna enjoys many outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing, and watersports with her partner Steve, as well as their four kids.
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“These Guys Are Awesome!!!”

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They recently completed our master bathroom, and I could not be happier. Steve listened to everything I wanted and made it a reality. The guys do a great job keeping your house clean while they’re working. They actually show up when they say they will be there, unlike many contractors I’ve dealt with in the past, and they work hard while they’re there. The attention to detail that they give is impeccable. They’re pricing is reasonable for the high quality of craftsmanship they perform. I highly recommend using Lakeside for your next home project.

Kara and Steve S.