Meet Our Team

Our Team of Kitchen and Bath Remodeling Experts

As they developed the new company, our team did so with the distinctive goal that successful remodeling should not be an elusive process reserved only for the privileged.  Having been a general contractor for years, we experienced firsthand the disconnect that occurred between designers, homeowners, and contractors – and saw the negative impact the traditional industry approach had on clients.

By design, the new company culture emerged directly from real project experiences of the team at Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths.  Clients could now reap the benefits of a fully integrated remodeling process from preliminary design and budgeting, client education and product selection combined with construction and project management, conveniently all under one roof.

20160107_161241-1Today with our talented team and our successful project process you can have a fully customized, predictable and positive remodeling experience free from the headaches of traditional remodeling.  Just ask our team and they will tell you; we’ve made the process of renovation your home personal and fun, the way it should be!

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330-725-2235

4029 Jefferson St.
Medina, OH 44256

Brett Ruiz

Brett Ruiz

Proprietor

Brett brings over 25 years of construction expertise and customer relations experience to the table. His drive to build the best company in the area is clear to see in his selection of staff members and the execution of projects that the Medina Exteriors & Remodeling team complete.

Deanna Ruiz

Deanna Ruiz

Vice President, CFO/Controller

Deanna is a college graduate with over 15 years of office experience. She handles the day to day activities in the office. Extremely efficient and detailed, Deanna’s extensive product knowledge and detail oriented personality allows our team to be very streamlined and provide cost effective service.

Dan Thoburn

Dan Thoburn

Exterior Specialist

Dan is well versed in residential exterior remodeling. From standard 3-tab to designer shingles to standard siding or shake siding, Dan has the knowledge to provide the look that is right for your home and to ensure that the roof lasts.

Stephanie Fadenholz

Stephanie Fadenholz

Office Manager

Stephanie has joined our team as the Office Assistant. She comes to us with experience as a Registrar from a local college and 8 plus years as a preschool teacher. She has a strong background in organization management and various administrative duties.

Stephanie says “Organization and communication are integral to making our jobs run smoothly. We strive to provide our customers with information up front, so that there is no confusion in the long-run.”

Kevin Vanderwyst

Kevin Vanderwyst

Project Team Leader/Master Artisan

Kevin has worked with houses his entire life, including laboring on a framing crew at age 14. He started working with his father and learned most of what he knows from him. Kevin is continuing to grow here at Simply Distinct Kitchens and Baths with every passing year. Kevin says, “We are encouraged to provide the best possible service and are always learning the most up to date products and methods. Following through with these practices allows me to do what I love every day. I can’t ask for more than that!”

Caleb Barney

Caleb Barney

Design/Office Assistant

Caleb began his career at Medina Exteriors and Remodeling working as an Office Assistant. He was very new to the field, as most of his experience had been health related (he graduated with honors at The Ohio State University), but Caleb was able to learn a lot from our team.

Caleb says, “There are many things that I enjoy about working at Simply Distinct Kitchens & Baths, but two of the best things by far are the work environment and our customers. The atmosphere around Simply Distinct Kitchens and Baths is refreshing – we promote a life of learning, listening, and having a good attitude. The other thing that I enjoy about working here is working with the customers. I love seeing how excited our customers are about their upcoming home improvement project(s) and to help them see it through to the end. To us, customer satisfaction is our top priority.”

Josh Click

Josh Click

Craftsman

Josh graduated from Ashland University with a degree in Nutrition. He started his career at Medina Exteriors as an Office Assistant and now is a Carpenter in training.

He has an extensive background in Customer Service, where he strived to provide excellent service to each and every client.

Josh says “Making sure the customer is satisfied is my number one priority.” Josh is new to the field but continues to learn each and every day from our team.

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