President and Chief Designer
Brent Paquin is the founding President and Chief Designer of Paquin Design Build, Inc. Brent received his degree in drafting and design from Chesapeake College and went on to take Construction management at Anne Arundel Community College.
Working in the construction industry for many years gave Brent the experience and a solid foundation to build his company on. In 2004, he opened the doors to Paquin Design Build and immersed himself in creating his dream. His passion for design/build and his broad construction expertise led his business to where it is today - building high-end, thoughtfully crafted residential and commercial projects. Paquin Design/Build has become one of the top-rated companies in Maryland.
Brent prides himself on keeping his client’s needs as a top priority, focusing on exceeding their expectations. He is a well-respected professional in the industry and is greatly valued by his clients and staff for his professionalism, attention to detail and his dedication to quality and service.
When not at work, Brent enjoys spending time with his wife Jena, and their two daughters Clementine and Blye. Brent is an avid golfer who is always working on improving his game. He and his family reside in St. Michaels, MD.
Adam joined Paquin Design/Build in 2016 as part of our drafting and estimating team. He utilizes the knowledge and experience gained while working with an environmental and marine construction firm in drafting and designing our custom homes.
With many years working with our clients and overseeing the day to day operations of the company, Adam now manages our team, ensuring that each of our system continues to run as seamlessly as it was designed to.
He brings the knowledge of a Physics degree received from Salisbury University to his Job each day. Understanding laws of nature and how components work together is a skill set that we find irreplaceable.
Adam recently served as project manager on the design and build of his own home. Completed late last year, he now calls himself a resident of Easton, MD.
20 years of administrative/accounting experience with The Hechinger Company and a store measuring $10,000,000 per year gave JoAnn a firm understanding of building materials and the industry as a whole. Upon starting a family, she left Hechingers to raise her boys and run several home-based businesses.
In 2006, JoAnn joined Paquin Design Build where she took over most of the administrative duties. Today, she still oversees all of the company invoicing, draw disbursements, payroll, and more. She is the truly the glue that keeps the Paquin Team together.
JoAnn currently resides on Kent Island with her husband Kevin who she has been married to for 40 years! They have two adult children.
Dawn is the Director of Interior Design and serves Client Liaison for Paquin Design/Build, Inc. Dawn is an Allied Member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and studied interior design CCBC in Baltimore County where she earned her Interior Design degree. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business and Marketing from the University of Maryland. She brings with her an extensive set of skills and prides herself on creating dynamic, smartly designed living spaces that beautifully reflect their owners’ personalities. Dawn enjoys working with any size Residential or Commercial project as well as waterfront homes and will assist you in creating tastefully-designed interiors reflecting your own personal lifestyle and budget. Dawn has a thorough understanding of quality construction and materials, and a keen eye for details that add Architectural character. She enjoys giving a home that special touch by adding character with custom millwork, special hardware and decorative finishes, etc. It's about being unique and combining old charm with the new trends.
Dawn currently resides in Grasonville with her husband and two energetic Vizslas. Renovating their current waterfront home has provided Dawn with special insight into and experience of waterfront building and renovation. Today, Dawn is finding ongoing inspiration working in the Eastern Shore and Annapolis area and developing relationships with her clients to help them create the homes of their dreams.
As Paquin Design Build's Selections Coordinator, Jess assists our clients in making their selections throughout the course of building their homes. She works closely with our Interior Designer, and our clients, to finalize all interior and exterior selections such as masonry, siding, roofing, decking, plumbing, and lighting fixtures, cabinetry and countertops, door hardware, and much more.
She is a liaison between our vendors and our job superintendents to ensure all selected materials are on site and ready to install, per our schedule. She also facilitates project change orders, whenever necessary.
With an 18-year background in residential construction and design, her knowledge of the industry makes her a valuable part of our team. She works tirelessly to ensure our projects run smoothly and our clients have the best home-building or remodeling experience possible!
When she isn’t here at Paquin, Jess manages her family’s Tiki Bar, The Big Owl, here in Grasonville. She spends her free time at home in Cordova, Maryland with her fiancé Robert and their four children, aged 4-22.
Field and Safety Manager
Draftsman and Estimator
Marketing and Creative Dr.
With over 20 years working as an Art Director and Graphic manager, Kelley has managed her own design business for many years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Maryland and a many certificates of completion for industry-related curriculum.
In 2016, Kelley and her family moved to Grasonville from Ellicott City where they had lived for over 20 years. It wasn't long before she joined the Paquin team and is now directing the companies marketing initiatives.
Outside of business, Kelley enjoys volunteering her time and talents to local non-profits and associations. She is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Howard County, and a co-founder of a local giving circle, The Power of 100, Chesapeake Women Who Care.
Away from work, Kelley enjoys spending her free time boating and exploring the waters of the Eastern Shore.