Meet the Paquin Design Build Team!


Brent Paquin

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.


Brett Clarence

General Manager

Brett joined the Paquin Design/Build Team as General Manager.  His experience with large corporations over the prior 14 years will be instrumental in developing the business processes necessary to support the growth of the company.


After obtaining a degree in Supply Chain Management and General Business from the University of Maryland Brett started his career with the Pepsi Bottling Group.  He spent 5 years in various roles of increasing responsibility until he transitioned to Coca-Cola Enterprises.  Here he continued his advancement over the next 9 years and served as Plant Manager for the companies bottling operation in Silver Spring, MD. As General Manager for Paquin Design Build, Brett will work closely with the company president to oversee all business operations including strategic direction, human resources, finances, marketing, sales, and field operations.


Originally from Durban, South Africa, Brett moved to Kent Island in 1990 and has resided in the area ever since.  His wife Chelsea, an Annapolis native, shares his passion for the water and they enjoying boating on the Chesapeake Bay with their two daughters Alaina and Savanah.  If you can’t find them boating they are probably enjoying time with family and friends.


Rick Paquin

Field and Safety Manager

Rick started with Paquin Design Build in 2011 as a Job Site Supervisor. Ricks is an expert electrician and brings extensive knowledge iof construction processes.


Rick spent 30 years as a lead electrician with Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission before starting his own electrical business, Paquin Enterprises, Inc., where he worked in partnership with Paquin Design/Build.  After 15 years in business, he joined the PDB team as Field and Safety Manager.  


Most days you'll find him on the job site, interacting with subcontractors and working to ensure the highest level of quality from our construction team. With his knowledge and experience, Rick makes sure that each job meets the latest standards and applicable code requirements.


Rick enjoys his free time with his wife Debbie, their children and grandchildren. He will tell you that he loves boating, and golfing, and tinkering in his garage.


JoAnn Paquin McGrath

Office Manager, Bookkeeper

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.


Adam Goertemiller


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.



As a graduate of Salisbury University with a degree in Physics, Adams understanding of the laws of nature and how components work, adds an unmeasurable skill set to our team.



As a life-long Eastern Shore resident, he is very excited to be building his first home in Easton, MD. Serving as project manager on the build, he broke ground in August and is looking forward to moving into his new Beacon Pointe Home very soon.


Dave Foster

Project Manager

in 2001, Dave and his wife Gretchen founded White Barn Design – a Design Build company in Lake Placid, NY.  They sold their business in 2017 and settled in Bethany Beach, DE. Dave relocated to Saint Michaels and joined the Paquin Design Build team in November of 2019. He was attracted to Paquin because of the company's mission to make the building process seamless and enjoyable for its clients. 


Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Development and Theology and has a strong passion for detail and communication - making him  a good fit as Project Manager where he oversees all of the Construction Superintendents.  He has a big picture eye and looks to keep clients informed, and projects running smoothly, on time, within budget and with Paquin Design Build’s high commitment to quality. 

Dave is originally from Hamburg, NY.  He has been married to his wife Gretchen, a children's book author, for 47 years and has two sons and six grandchildren. He was a professional ski racer and ski instructor - a sport he still enjoys. In his free time, when not on the slopes, you'll find him beachcombing for sea glass or fishing.  


Dawn Crovo

Interior Designer, Client Liason

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.  After several years of balancing work with raising kids, volunteering at school, and being involved in sports and activities, she now has a son attending the University of South Carolina and a daughter attending a college prep program in Melbourne, FL. 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. 


Jess Cordle

Selections Coordinator

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.


Kelley DuBois

Marketing and Creative Director

With over 15 years working as an Art Director and Graphic manager, Kelley started her own design business. It was here that she was able to build a ten-year relationship with many businesses in the Baltimore/Washington area. Kelley 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 Paquin and is now directing the companies marketing initiatives. 


Outside of business, Kelley enjoys volunteering her time and talents to local nonprofits and associations. She is a 2016 graduate of Leadership Howard County, a committee member of the Queen Anne's County Mental Health Committee and just recently formed a local giving circle, The Power of 100, Chesapeake Women Who Care. 


Kelley and her husband have two boys. Their oldest, Connor, a recent graduate and lacrosse player at The Florida Institute of Technology and Casey who attends Drexel University while goaltending for the Dragons Lacrosse team. Kelley enjoys spending her free time boating and exploring the waters of the Eastern Shore. 


Grinner Alvarenga

Junior Draftsman and Estimator



Cliff Dauer

Job Superintendent



Tim Shoemaker

Job Superintendent



Gabe Stockhausen

Job Superintendent



500-A Saddler Road

Grasonville, MD 21638