Leading Ladies 2017

The DiStefano Brothers Construction Team


We’re excited to be part of the changing face of construction,” says the design team at DiStefano Brothers Construction. Kristen Longo, Design Engineer; Kaitlin McCarthy, Design Coordinator; and Marisa Navakauskas, Client Advocate are proud of their leading positions in a traditionally male-driven industry. Marisa was the first woman hired by the company in 2013. “I love that I work for a business that wants to pioneer positive change in our industry and community,” she says.

DiStefano Brothers Construction, a design and build company based in Southern Rhode Island, has been helping homeowners achieve their dream spaces since 2006. Specializing in customized remodeling, the creative construction company is uniquely positioned to handle any project from concept to completion. The growing company has a diverse in-house team of 20 industry professionals, including design engineers, project developers, designers, project managers and skilled craftsmen. “We truly believe that our continued success comes from our incredible team effort,” Marisa says.

Kristen, the design engineer, agrees. “I love the spirit of collaboration we have, and our commitment to working together throughout each remodel or new project to ensure the best results for our clients,” she says. “It is rewarding to listen to client’s ideas and design based on their needs and have that vision be executed throughout the entire process.” A URI graduate with an advanced level certification in the Chief Architect Program, Kristen beautiful and seamlessly blends design and style with functionality.

Design coordinator Kaitlin joined the DBC team a year ago, bringing her experience and expertise in marketing and design with her. “I followed my passion and it led me to DBC,” Kaitlin says. From sourcing materials and assisting in design plans to helping clients envision their redesigned space, Kaitlin is a key coordinator in the design-build process. “We facilitate and transform ideas and concepts into reality,” she says. “Exceeding clients expectations with their own homes is the most rewarding part of our jobs.”

All three women agree that everything they do comes back to the customer experience and ensuring that everyone stays informed and engaged through each phase. “Our plan is to change how people view and interact with designers, builders and remodelers.” Having helped to push the boundaries within the industry, the three leading ladies of DiStefano Brothers are dedicated to being local advocates. “The reputation and relationships we have built over the past 10 plus years with our clients is our foundation and continues to be,” Marisa says. “We are all excited to be part of an innovative company that is helping to build a better community.

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