Welcome Our Two Newest Employees!

We’re excited to have Leslie and Mark

At Distinctive Remodeling, we have some of the best talent in the business. Our team is comprised of people who genuinely love getting up and going to work in the morning. We’re excited to welcome two of the newest members to our team, Leslie Cohen and Mark Duerst.

About Leslie Cohen

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-9-08-52-amLeslie Cohen, CKD, CID, AID, ASID, is a nationally acclaimed designer, winner of 41 design awards and has been featured in more than 80 publications including Better Homes and Gardens, This Old House, Kitchen and Bath Design News and much more.

Prior to joining the Distinctive Remodeling team, Leslie was the owner and principal designer of Leslie Cohen Design for 26 years. Her firm specializes in residential renovation including kitchens, baths, and everything that is built-in to a home. Being an expert in space planning, Leslie will also help Distinctive Remodeling customers with exterior spaces, offices, and entire home renovations.


About Mark Duerst

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-9-09-09-amDistinctive Remodeling welcomes our newest team member, Mark Duerst, who will be in charge of estimating. Although Mark has been in the Raleigh area for about 3 years, he comes from sunny San Diego, where he ran his own business for 27 years. Mark was an Industry Expert for the California Contractors State License Board. He has worked as an Independent Insurance Claims Adjuster since he has been in NC.

His roles for Distinctive Remodeling will include coordinating pre-construction meetings with suppliers and subcontractors to get the best pricing available, collecting pricing and specifications, and compiling estimates for our projects.

Welcome, Leslie and Mark!

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  • We absolutely LOVE the kitchen - it has transformed the house and now finally feels like the heart of our home. I have to get used to cooking in less time now that the appliances actually work properly and the flow of the kitchen is so much more efficient! Thanks again! I have already spoken to Stephanie but I have 3 bathrooms to remodel next so you’re not rid of us yet! - Beth M.
  • We are very happy with our decision to hire Distinctive Remodeling to renovate our 3 bedroom, 1960s house into a stylish, modern and functional home! They consistently went the extra mile to make sure we were satisfied. The results are breathtaking! We love our house! - Deanna R.
  • Eddie did a fantastic job on our kitchen remodel. He did exactly what I wanted, and the craftsmanship is superb. The subs were great, and I felt very comfortable with them in my home. They even put up with my four dogs! When the project was done, Eddie and his wife Betsy cooked a delicious meal for 10 of our friends. I highly recommend Distinctive Remodeling. - Shauna E.
  • 5 stars’ truly does describe Distinctive Remodeling! We continue to recommend Distinctive Remodeling to anyone interested in completing a home remodeling or addition project. - S. Miller
  • Eddie and his team were a pleasure to work with, especially for a first-time renovation experience. He came out to our home on a weeknight to accommodate our work schedules and followed up immediately with a very reasonable quote. He communicated exactly what was needed for the job and completed the job on-time even with unexpected snow days! He captured what we had envisioned for the space and well exceeded our expectations. We are very happy with our 3-seasons room, the quality of craftsmanship and the level of knowledge and professionalism of the Distinctive Remodeling Team. - Sean G.
  • We love the porch. The quality is excellent. The painters were great… as were the framers… We are very pleased. - Richard & Stephanie S.
  • Thanks so much for our beautiful room you finished for us. The process was very organized and professional. We enjoyed working with you and Mike, and your quality subcontractors. - Crystal G.