TANYA DONAHUE, President & Owner

Leading Ladies 2023


Growing up around her dad’s construction company when she was young, Tanya Dona- hue’s career path in building may have been inevitable, but the reputation she’s created for RIKB DESIGN BUILD goes above and beyond as a leading firm locally and nation- ally. “I have sawdust in the blood,” Tanya jokes, describing her love of the industry. It’s a passion she pours into fostering a com- pany culture and mission centered around turning clients’ dream spaces into reality.

Tanya has been widely recognized for her work, earning the Extreme Sales award from ProRemodeler magazine and MVP award from Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Boston, as well as serving on the Rhode Island Builders Association board for three terms and speaking at national conferences. RIKB has also received design awards and, most important to Tanya, cli- ent recognition in the form of GuildQuality and Houzz customer service designations, as well as being named a PBN Best Plac- es to Work every year since 2018. “Without our wonderful clients and fabulous team,

nothing else matters.” RIKB not only remodels homes but also

builds careers. “We have employees who we trained right out of school as interns, apprentices, and design associates who now have full careers here,” shares Tanya. “We’ve seen their growth along the way, whether it’s buying a first car or home, getting married, or having children. I am so proud to see them all evolve and be- come leaders in the industry. We all cele- brate each other’s successes.”

Serving clients with warmth and profes- sionalism, Tanya and her team create spac- es for clients to raise their families, enter- tain friends, and care for loved ones or age in place in their retirement. This year Tanya looks forward to relaunching in-person re- modeling workshops for the community, as well as hosting client events like wine tast- ings and their Visiting Chef Series.

“I love that we have a direct impact on people’s lives, and that they welcome us into their homes and trust us to keep our promises.”

139 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick, 401-463-1550, RIKB.com


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