LU Design/Build  was founded on the premise that



After over a decade in the remodeling industry, I’ve seen just how much homeowners are overwhelmed by the renovation process. From design concept through execution, there can be as many as five or more middlemen who each have their process. By the time your remodel is completed, you’re paying more for the end product and you have experienced more headaches than necessary. We’re challenging the status quo and minimizing the steps between great design and making it a reality. Our process begins with you working closely with a designer and a skilled construction manager to develop a plan that meets your needs and keeps your budget in mind. We will manage the project all the way through from design conception to project completion. Our process has streamlined home remodels and leaves the client much happier in the end.

 Our company consists of a group of amazing people that care about each other and enjoy working creatively and synergistically together. We like to remember that work, although very important, is not the most important thing in life. Family, friends and relationships are what really matter. We seek out clients, vendors and staff members who share these same values. We believe that the way we value people and relationships above all else is what makes our team stand out above the rest. Work is work, but it's the People that make the difference! We are passionate when it comes to working with great people. We believe working with the right people is crucial in our ongoing mission to serve our clients exceptionally well. We are proud of the great people that make up the LU Design/Build team and we are excited to show you what we can do!

“Working with Great People, produces Great Results.”


Lucas Bourgeois

Lucas Bourgeois, CEO and founder of LU Design Build, is a 2nd generation business owner, licensed professional, RE investor, and master craftsman with over two decades of personal experience managing and working on all types of designer remodeling projects, large and small. Born and raised in St Louis and coming from a large family full of small business owners, Lucas has learned the true meaning of hard work. Luke lives in Crestwood with his wife and two children.


Trish Bourgeois
Office Manager

Trish Bourgeois and her husband, Louie have been in the remodeling industry for over 40 yrs. They have remodeled and renovated residential homes, duplexes, apartment buildings, business offices, and restaurants for clients and for themselves. As she has lived through numerous projects in her own home while living there, she can relate to the trials and tribulations, as well as the personal satisfaction residential remodeling can bring.  Trish and Louie have raised 5 daughters and 5 sons - 4 of those sons now work in the residential remodeling industry. Trish is our office administrator. Her hobbies and interests include horticulture, traveling, quilting, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.


Joshua Pennington
Production Manager

Josh Pennington is a Production Manager for LU Design/Build that resides in the Tower Grove neighborhood of St. Louis City with his son Raiden. Josh started his career in roofing before moving into carpentry. He attended and completed the Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program through the carpenters union and received his Journeymen card in 2006. From there Josh furthered his 18 yrs of experience in residential remodeling, new construction, commercial construction, historical rehabs, and now in design/build. Josh enjoys and prides himself on providing quality craftsmanship, customer service, and successfully completed projects. He looks forward to expanding his knowledge and skills in management, and wants to teach the next generation so they can have successful careers in construction, too.


Rochelle McAvin
Senior Designer

Rochelle McAvin is an interior designer living in the charming Clayton neighborhood of Saint Louis with her daughter. After attending the Academy of Art College for Interior Design in San Francisco; McAvin Design started in 2011 after working as a representative for interior designers and architects. More than four years later, Rochelle has worked on a handful of commercial projects including Washington University, and hosting a design workshop for the first LEED certified car dealership in the United States, Mungenast Lexus of Saint Louis. Currently Rochelle is focused on residential design, decorating all spaces and designing kitchens, and baths.


Jennifer Chapman

A lifelong resident of Saint Louis, Jennifer developed a love for interior design at a very young age.  While in interior design school, Jennifer interned for several major interior design firms in Saint Louis and began working for The Lawrence Group prior to graduation. In the years following, she worked for several well known designers in the city and continued to immerse herself  in the Interior Design industry before going out on her own.  Jennifer focuses on residential design and remodeling, specializing in kitchens and baths.  Living in Chesterfield with her husband and twin 10 year old boys, she continues to grow and build her design portfolio.


Chris Stricklan
Lead Carpenter

Chris Stricklan is a lead carpenter at LU Design Build. He's been in the construction/carpentry business for about 25 years and has worked with the LU Design Build team for five years. Chris and his family live in Fenton on the Jefferson County side. He has a passion for drag racing, which has been in tradition in his family since he was born. In his free time he loves spending time with his better half, Robin, and the kids.


Patrick Bourgeois
Production Coordinator

LU Design Build is proud to have Patrick as a part of the team as the Production Coordinator. While completing his degree from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Patrick gained hands on experience as an apprentice carpenter working along side other members of the team on many of our kitchen and bath remodels along with a number of home renovations. Patrick has been a team member of LU Design Build during the company’s early stages of development and has helped in shaping the company with implementing various business practices and procedures he gathered while attaining his Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. Patrick and his wife, Laura live in Waterloo, Illinois. A few of his favorite hobbies are camping, weight-lifting, and reading self-development books. His favorite projects are of the wood-working variety such as dressers or other home furniture along with tile installations. The most recent update is the big announcement of Patrick and Laura's soon to arrive baby girl, they are expecting her arrival around April 17th, 2018! 


Jamie Critchlow
Project Manager

After a long career as a football coach at the collegiate and high school levels, Jamie began his second career in the construction industry in 2014. Jamie has always found enjoyment building and working with his hands.  He enjoys seeing the results of a well thought out plan come true for his clients. Jamie implements his Masters in Arts degree from University of Texas -Tyler to help aid in creating additional visions and ideas to aid in client’s ideas come to fruition throughout their projects. 

Outside of work, Jamie enjoys spending time with his two teenage children and attending their many sporting events. Jamie enjoys fishing, hiking and camping in his spare time. 


Matt Lowe
Project Manager

Matt is a project manager at LU Design Build. He's been in the construction/carpentry business for 11 years and comes from a family of carpenters and construction business owners.  In 2007 he completed the Residential Carpentry program through Jefferson College. Matt continued his education taking low voltage electrical, business management courses and completed an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice in 2012. Since 2007 he has strived to shape his skills in residential remodeling, historic rehab and new construction install and management processes. Matt looks forward to expanding his knowledge and skills and making the remodel process enjoyable for clients and the next generation carpenters.  


Timothy Repking

Timothy Repking is a graduate from Ranken Technical College in the field of Industrial Maintenance and Technology.  He has over ten years working in a diverse group of trades and enjoys working on remodeling projects for his job as well as on his own projects.  He has a wife and two sons, Luca who is 9 and Oscar who is 1.  He is an avid Blues hockey fan as well as a passionate outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing. 


Richard Jordan

Richard joined the LU Design/Build team in March of 2017 as an apprentice carpenter. He loves advanced designs and enjoys the company of the entire staff. He lives in Barnhart with his fiancé. Richard enjoys woodworking in his free time and spending time with family and friends.


Zachary Schroeder

As a project manager and lead carpenter with LU Design Build Zack has over 15 years of experience in the industry. Zack has a passion for quality, workmanship, attention to detail, customer service, and customer satisfaction. As a lifelong resident of St. Louis Zack attended St. Mary's High School and continued his education at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park studying in building inspection and code enforcement technology. Zack and his wife Jamie of 10 years along with their four year old son Vance enjoy hiking, live music, and traveling as well as some of the many family friendly events around our great community that is St. Louis.  

Our staff always performs professional, clean & the highest quality work.