Chuck Mills joins Amsted Design-Build as director of design

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Chuck Mills receiving the Designer of the Year award at the 2016 GOHBA Housing Design Awards

Chuck Mills has joined renovator Amsted Design-Build as the company’s director of design, leading the company’s existing department of in-house architectural designers.

On the heels of the finalist announcements for the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association’s Housing Design Awards, six-time winner and 2017 Renovator of the Year finalist Amsted said in a news release that it is excited to confirm the major alliance with Chuck Mills Design, two-time winner and 2017 Designer of the Year finalist.

“This is an exciting time for Amsted,” said company president Steve Barkhouse. “2017 is proving to be a busy year for renovations throughout Ottawa, and with Chuck now officially on board, we are in a position to best serve both our past and future clients.”

Both companies have been improving Ottawa’s residential landscape for more than 25 years, working together for most of that time. The two companies are active in local industry associations, and have won  awards (locally, provincially and nationally), many of which were for projects completed together. But perhaps most importantly, both owners have driven their companies forward with a focus on the same values – integrity, respect, loyalty and a commitment to excellence, to name a few.

“The decision to leave my own practice was not something I made lightly, but selecting the company to join was an easy one,” said Mills, owner of Chuck Mills Design. “Having worked with Amsted for nearly two decades, I already knew it would be a good fit. The value they place on collaboration, communication and customer service was as important to me as a freelance designer as it is to me transitioning to a company as a full-time team member.”

“As evidenced by his hard-earned reputation and numerous awards, Chuck has a proven ability to deliver innovative, customized design solutions to his clients,” says Barkhouse. “His commitment to the customer experience fits perfectly with Amsted’s promise to deliver personalized service and a seamless process for all of our homeowners. We are thrilled to now welcome him to our team, and are eager for the opportunity to demonstrate the new and improved Amsted Advantage to Ottawa homeowners in this busy year, and the many more to come.”


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