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.


Joshua Pennington
Production Manager


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
Project Manager & Carpenter

Patrick Bourgeois
Apprentice Carpenter

Patrick earned his degree of Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2017. While enrolled in college full time, Patrick worked part time with LU Design Build during the earlier stages of the company’s development process. Patrick lives in Waterloo Illinois with his wife, Laura Bourgeois. A few of his favorite hobbies are camping, weight-lifting, and reading self development books. Wood-working type projects along with tile installations are some of his favorite tasks to help with.

Matt Lowe
Apprentice Carpenter


Chad Pennington
Journeyman Carpenter

Rodney Larue

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


Project Manager

High School Diploma or Equivalent required.

5 years min Residential Project Management Experience required.

Clean Driving record required.

Formal Trade school training required

Project Manager Responsibilities

  • Oversee the construction project from start to finish.
  • Responsible 100% for all Department Crew members’ actions.
  • Responsible for all material purchases and scheduling and supervising of subcontractors for related jobs..
  • Responsible for day to day Crew activities.
  • Responsible for keeping a complete company job folder, filled out as requested.
  • Responsible for turning in a complete job folder to the Company Account Manager as finished. Including all job labor and material receipts and or Change Orders.
  • Responsible for holding all Crew Members accountable to company standards and expectations.
  • Responsible for Crew dress code and attendance.
  • Responsible for project objectives and plans, setting performance requirements for the crew.
  • Bringing about optimum utilization of resources- labor, materials and equipment, and ensuring their procurement at most cost-effective terms.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for the development of effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts among the various participants during a project.
  • Ensure that construction activities move according to predetermined schedule.
  • Devise the project work plans and make revisions as and when need arises.
  • Monitor the progress of the construction activities on a regular basis and hold regular status meetings with all the sub-teams and Crew.
  • Maintain strict adherence to the budgetary guidelines, quality and safety standards.
  • Perform periodic inspection of projects to compliance of contract guidelines.
  • Ensure project documents are complete when turning in a completed job folder to the Account Manager.
  • Identify the elements of project design and construction likely to give rise to disputes and claims.
  • Serve as a key link with the clients by creating a solid line of communications with client during the process of the project.
  • Responsible for turning in completed project job folders assembled and organized for the Account Manager to enter end of job information before for closing.
  • The Project Manager is responsible for making sure that all related job expenses are included in the job folder when it is turned into the Account Manager;
  • Expenses such as labor time counts, material receipts, misc. expenses and Sub-Contractor receipts so the Actual Project Expenses can be calculated.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $50,000.00 to $75,000.00 /year