WHEN TALENTED PROFESSIONALS TALK, WE LISTEN.

Admit it, you have an inquiring mind, and you want to know about the team building your Jackson Hole dream home. We understand the inclination. So we decided to bring you ShopTalk, conversations with the talented pros designing, building, and outfitting your homes.

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JARDINE CONSTRUCTION & JC LUXURY HOMES IN PARK CITY, UTAH, SPECIALIZE IN BOTH CUSTOM CONSTRUCTION OF LUXURY HOMES AND RENOVATIONS. THE JARDINE TEAM CONTINUALLY PROVIDES SUPERIOR CLIENT SATISFACTION BY COMBINING IMAGINATIVE ARCHITECTURE, CUTTING-EDGE DESIGN, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY, AND IMMACULATE CRAFTSMANSHIP. THE PROFESSIONALS AT JARDINE CONSTRUCTION ARE DEDICATED TO INCORPORATING THE LATEST BUILDING TECHNIQUES AND TRENDS AND TO USING ONLY THE FINEST QUALITY MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS TO CONSTRUCT EXCEPTIONAL HOMES. JARDINE CONSTRUCTION IS PROUD TO BUILD CLIENTS’ DREAMS. HERE, OWNER DOUG JARDINE SHARES INSIGHT INTO HIS COMMITMENT TO HIS CRAFT AND HIS CUSTOMERS.

DOUG JARDINE
JARDINE CONSTRUCTION
JC LUXURY HOMES

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Jardine Construction has two divisions: our luxury home division focuses on custom design build projects, while our renovation division is dedicated to luxury resort renovations.

WHAT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS DO YOU SERVE?

We focus in the Park City, Wasatch Back, and Summit County areas.

HOW DO YOU KEEP UP-TO-DATE ON CONSTRUCTION TRENDS AND TECHNIQUES?

The Jardine Construction team regularly participates in continuing education opportunities to learn about trends and techniques that will benefit our clients. As a member of local and national builders’ associations for many years, I continue to be inspired by the opportunity to engage in those organizations and share professional best-practices with other builders, so that we can pass that expertise on to our clients.

WHEN DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU WANTED TO GO INTO CONSTRUCTION? WHAT MOTIVATED YOU?

My father was an engineer and was involved in building major industrial projects, so I was exposed to construction from an early age. I started working for a contractor myself early in my working life before pursuing an education in business and ultimately developing my own construction projects.

WHAT SPECIALTIES DO YOU HAVE IN-HOUSE?

Our carpentry team is exceptional and includes a master framer; we also pride ourselves on the exterior packages that we do in-house.

WHAT IS A RECENT PROJECT THAT YOU ARE ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT?

Every project is unique in terms of location, design team, and the great clients we work with; all of our projects have been very rewarding. Recently, we finished a complete renovation of a space on Main Street in historic Old Town, which was an incredible opportunity.

WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD CONSTRUCTION AND GREAT CONSTRUCTION?

When we talk about construction, we tend to focus on the architecture, products, and design of the items you see and touch. However, in my view, great construction is defined by the work of a talented team inspired to collectively accomplish their client’s vision—to build their dream.

WHAT WORDS DO PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?

Words that come up often are: personalized and fun. Our clients appreciate the relationships we prioritize, which make for a fun and rewarding process for everyone.

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING NEW PRODUCT OR DEVELOPMENT IN YOUR FIELD?

I’m excited about the new online construction project management tools. We are seeing several options being developed, which I believe make the designing and building process easier for both the client and contractor.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT WORK?

I have always enjoyed the process of building, but especially the process of creating a team for each project. Once we have our team and each member has a good understanding of the client’s vision, each person is able to take ownership and excel in their field.

IF YOU WEREN’T IN CONSTRUCTION, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I would love to be managing or coaching an NFL or NBA team.

WHAT DO YOU LISTEN TO WHILE YOU WORK?

I always have an audio book playing as I make my rounds from site to site.

DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE SPORT OR RECREATIONAL ACTIVITY?

Our family loves to play on the water, and Lake Powell is a favorite place to visit. I feel transformed when I’m on the lake—it holds some of my fondest childhood memories and now my greatest memories with my family.

LAST BOOK YOU READ THAT YOU WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND?

The Glorious Cause by Jeff Shaara, which describes the origins of the American Revolution. The book helped me understand and appreciate why we should respect our country, the process of revolution, and especially our flag.

MOST RECENT EMBARRASSING MOMENT?

I wiped out hard on a Segway at a builders’ meeting in Atlanta— my wife said my last words were, “I’m going to see how fast I can make this go down this hill!”

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INTERIOR DESIGNER MARSHA HOLFELTZ BEGAN HER CAREER AS A TEXTILE BUYER, TRAVELING THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF UNIQUE, QUALITY FABRICS; SHE CHANNELED THAT EXPERIENCE TO HER RETAIL FURNITURE BUSINESS WHEN SHE OPENED HER SAN FRANCISCO STORE IN 2002, SOURCING HIGH-QUALITY FURNITURE WITH THE GOAL OF PROVIDING A WIDE RANGE OF UNIQUE, HIGH-QUALITY PIECES TO CLIENTS. IN 2012, HOLFELTZ OPENED MADISON MCCORD INTERIORS IN SALT LAKE CITY, A 20,000-SQUARE-FOOT STUDIO OFFERING INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES AND AN EXTENSIVE PRODUCT LINE THAT RANGES FROM HIGH-DESIGN STATEMENT PIECES TO CLASSIC, ACCESSIBLE FURNISHINGS TO ONE-OF-A-KIND FINDS. DEDICATED TO CUSTOMER SERVICE AND UNPARALLELED QUALITY IN BOTH THE DESIGN SERVICES AND THE FURNITURE INVENTORY SHE PROVIDES, HOLFELTZ STRIVES TO OFFER CLIENTS AN UNPARALLELED EXPERIENCE.

MARSHA HOLFELTZ
MADISON MCCORD INTERIORS

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

We provide interior design and furniture retail sales, including custom upholstery.

WHAT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS DO YOU SERVE?

We serve clients throughout the West, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

My experience traveling and sourcing fabrics around the world continues to influence my work as a designer today— foreign architecture is a major source of inspiration.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS—HOW DO YOU WORK WITH CLIENTS, ARCHITECTS, AND CONTRACTORS?

We are happy to offer designer and builder discounts, and we pride ourselves in our three-week production time for custom upholstery.

DO YOU HAVE FAVORITE MATERIALS, FABRICS, PATTERNS, DESIGN PRINCIPLES, OR A STYLE YOU PREFER OR ARE KNOWN FOR?

We are known for our mid-century modern pieces. As far as fabric preferences, menswear-inspired tweed is a favorite.

WHAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GOOD DESIGN AND GREAT DESIGN?

In furniture, the difference can be found in two key factors: fabric and frame quality.

WHAT WORD DO PEOPLE USE TO DESCRIBE YOUR WORK?

Extraordinary!

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT HELPING PEOPLE CREATE A HOME OR BUSINESS THAT REFLECTS THEIR LIFESTYLE?

I love being able to customize furniture to suit clients’ unique needs—helping them choose from our wide selection of sizes, styles, and configurations, and then moving on to select truly beautiful fabrics.

IF YOU WEREN’T AN INTERIOR DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

I’d have an animal rescue ranch.

WHAT’S YOUR IDEA OF A GREAT GETAWAY?

Bora Bora and Fiji. IF YOU HAD ONE WISH TODAY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

My wishes have all been granted—I’m living my dream!

YOU GET WEAK IN THE KNEES OVER?

Art Deco design and architecture.

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WHEN MARK PAPPAS AND JEFF MCKINNON FOUND THEMSELVES REMOVING WOOD FLOORING FROM A MAIN STREET, PARK CITY CONSTRUCTION PROJECT FIVE YEARS AGO, THE PAIR REALIZED THEY WERE IN POSSESSION OF A PRODUCT NOT FOUND IN PARK CITY. WITH NO EXISTING FLOORING STORE IN TOWN, PAPPAS AND MCKINNON DECIDED TO LAUNCH THEIR OWN: TOPMARK FLOOR AND DESIGN WAS BORN. THE PREMIUM FLOORING CONTRACTOR NOW OFFERS CARPET, HARDWOOD, TILE, VINYL, LAMINATE, CORK, AND RUBBER GYM FLOOR PRODUCTS IN THEIR LARGE, MODERN SHOWROOM, AND PROVIDES INSTALLATION SERVICE THROUGHOUT THE AREA. THE EXCELLENT SELECTION TOPMARK OFFERS INCLUDES BOTH POPULAR AND CUSTOM DESIGNS AND BRANDS TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EVEN THE MOST DISCRIMINATING CUSTOMER. HERE, LISA LASWELL, SHOP MANAGER & HEAD DESIGNER, DESCRIBES THE PRODUCTS, MISSION, AND PERSONAL INSPIRATION THAT SET TOPMARK APART.

JEFF MCKINNON
LISA LASWELL
RANDY PANKOW
TOPMARK FLOOR & DESIGN

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

If you can think of a floor product, chances are we carry it. Popular choices in our market include solid hardwood, pre-finished engineered wood, laminate, luxury vinyl planking (LVP), carpet, carpet tile, and stonelook tile—and if we don’t have it, we will find a way to get it for our customers.

WHAT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS DO YOU SERVE?

Ninety-five percent of our customers are in Wasatch and Summit counties. We have installed at Empire, Tollgate Canyon, Midway, Red Ledges, Browns Canyon, and everywhere in between. That said, some customers who are looking to only buy product find us from as far away as Idaho Falls and the far reaches of Wyoming.

WHAT IS THE PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND OF TOPMARK OWNERS AND STAFF?

Jeff McKinnon has been installing floors of all kinds for more than 30 years, working in commercial projects in the Bay Area before making his way to Park City, and Randy Pankow has been installing flooring in the area for years. Having owned my own design business for ten years and flipping several area homes, I love contributing to the design process and working with customers to choose products.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?

It may sound clichéd, but a happy customer is the best reward. And we appreciate the entire range of people and stories that come through our doors: the family with the new baby that comes in every few weeks for a year before they come to common ground with their final flooring decision; the local guy you help select 100 square feet of flooring for his Airstream trailer; the couple who have been visiting Park City for 20 years, just bought a condo, and were referred to us by their new neighbor. Referrals are especially meaningful because it means you did the job right.

HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR FIELD CHANGING IN THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS?

I feel like there is going to be a continued movement toward sustainability and long-term design solutions that are more environmentally friendly and represent quality over disposability.

WHAT DOES YOUR TYPICAL PROCESS INVOLVE AS YOU WORK WITH A CLIENT?

Our process is dependent on each unique customer and their needs. Some have a very clear concept of what they are looking for before they walk in the door, while others might be just starting to think about what they require and are thrilled to find the expertise and assistance they need to get the project rolling. DO YOU HAVE ANY FAVORITE PRODUCTS OR UNIQUE SERVICES?

I would say our custom stain and finish projects set us apart. Jeff is a true artist when it comes to stain, and he works tirelessly to get the effect a customer is searching for.

WHAT TRICKS OF THE TRADE HAVE YOU LEARNED OVER THE YEARS?

Be open to things you have not considered before, and pay attention to what you are drawn to visually. WHAT IS IT YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR LINE OF WORK?

We really enjoy seeing the positive transformation of spaces and building relationships with customers and with our team.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SEASON, AND WHY?

The old adage in Park City goes, “You come for the winter, and stay for the summer.” I’d say that’s true for our team. Who can resist skiing all winter and enjoying great temps, no bugs, amazing scenery, and trails to explore right out your back door in the summer and shoulder seasons?

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT LIVING AND WORKING WHERE YOU DO?

The tight-knit community and connection in Park City is just mind-blowing. I love that a random customer will come in and in the course of a conversation that began around flooring, you’ll discover that you were neighbors in 1996 or your kids were on the same soccer team in second grade or you actually go to the same gym or yoga class.

YOU GET WEAK IN THE KNEES OVER?

I’m a sucker for cute older couples taking a stroll, and the sweet gesture of a man who will carry his wife’s purse—you know that couple has been together through thick and thin and are still in love.

WHAT’S YOUR IDEA OF A GREAT GETAWAY?

Rafting the Grand Canyon! Nature and its elements have always inspired me, and getting off the grid is refreshing.

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LE CE’ DESIGNS IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS CREATED A NICHE: SLEEK, MODERN CUSTOM CABINETRY AND FURNITURE THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME. THE TEAM AT LE CE’ IS COMMITTED TO UNDERSTANDING THEIR CLIENTS’ VISION FOR DESIGN AND FUNCTION TO BRING AESTHETIC BEAUTY AND PRACTICAL PURPOSE TO ANY HOME OR BUSINESS. HERE, OWNER LEROY ALBOR DESCRIBES THE MISSION AND PASSION OF THIS SOUGHT-AFTER TEAM.

LEROY ALBOR
LE CE’ DESIGNS

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

We offer a full line of custom-designed furniture and cabinetry.

WHAT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS DO YOU SERVE?

We serve the greater Salt Lake City and Park City areas.

DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL CERTIFICATIONS OR SPECIALTIES?

Our team is distinguished by our over 100 years’ combined experience building custom furniture and cabinetry.

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND?

I have a background on the business side of construction, but I found I had a passion and talent for custom furniture and cabinetry, and I transitioned into this area. HOW DO YOU SEE YOUR FIELD CHANGING IN THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS?

Current trends in design— specifically modern contemporary—are in line with our expertise; that’s our niche. We’ve been creating furniture and cabinets in this style for years, so we are embracing this emerging trend.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS—HOW DO YOU WORK WITH CLIENTS, CONTRACTORS, DESIGNERS, AND ARCHITECTS?

We plan for an initial consultation, first, which entails meeting with clients, looking at the space, and understanding their vision. We want to be sure we have a really good sense of what they want, what they are currently lacking, and what their goals are. Then, we make a plan to create the furniture or cabinetry that will best meet the client’s needs—and execute the plan, from build through installation and finish, in a timely manner. From start to finish, our clients come first.

WHAT PROJECT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

I scaled and created a special desk for a client that was made from riff-cut white oak, with a glass top. The piece looks like a wellbalanced boomerang— it’s really unique.

DO YOU HAVE FAVORITE PRODUCTS YOU ARE KNOWN FOR?

We have built a reputation for really clean lines and slick, modern design.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR LINE OF WORK?

My work allows me to build something with my hands that will last a lifetime—pieces my clients and I will both be proud of. To be able to engage in this passion, and to see how my work brings joy to my clients when they see the end result, is really rewarding.

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MOUNTAIN CABINETRY IS THE LEADING PROVIDER OF CUSTOM CABINET DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN NORTHERN UTAH. WHATEVER YOUR STYLE MAY BE, WE HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND RESOURCES TO GIVE YOU EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR. WE GIVE YOUR HOME THAT FINAL TOUCH TO REALLY MAKE IT SHINE!

RYAN HENRICHSEN
MOUNTAIN CABINETRY

WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER?

Mountain Cabinetry offers complete custom cabinetry. From our in-house designers and engineers to our onsite manufacturing facilty, we have the tools and resources to create our client’s visions.

WHAT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS DO YOU SERVE?

We serve the entire state of Utah.

WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND? HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN YOUR FIELD?

We are a thirdgeneration family business dating back to the opening of the first major manufacturing cabinetry company in Utah .

WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU MOST EXCITED ABOUT RIGHT NOW?

While we are excited about every project we have coming through, we have a few very contemporary projects we are working on that we are excited to see finished.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS—HOW DO YOU WORK WITH CLIENTS, CONTRACTORS, AND OTHERS INVOLVED IN YOUR PROJECT?

We strive to provide top-notch service. We work from the beginning stages to the completed project. We are very hands-on with all of our homeowners, contractors and designers. We start with the floorplans and visions of our clients to create detailed CAD drawings. We provide on-site layouts to ensure all trades are working together. We work closely with our in-house installation team to ensure all details are addressed and the finished product is exactly what was promised.

WHAT OTHER SPECIALTIES TO YOU HAVE IN-HOUSE?

One of our greatest specialties is our onsite manufacturing facility. We feel it is very important to be able to show our clients the processes used to create their cabinetry. From our state-of-the-art machinery to our specialized finishes we take great pride in providing an inside look at the quality we provide.

WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GOOD HOUSE AND A GREAT HOUSE?

Details. We believe that the details make all the difference in a home. The cabinetry is one of the most important. We ensure that the details within the design flow with the style of the home.

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR WORK AND WHY?

We love to bring joy to our clients. The ability to look at the finished product and know we created the visions of our clients is unbeatable.

WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IN YOUR FIELD?

We love a challenge! Whether it is keeping up with trends, materials, or designs, we believe we have all the available resources to help us through the biggest of challenges!

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