Meet The Home Performance Masters

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Marty Valentine, BPI

Hometown: Burke, Virginia

Christian-Based, Family-Owned Business: Marty and his family attend Parkwood Baptist Church in Annandale.

Job Title(s): Project Leader, James Hardie Specialist, Home Energy Consultant

How did you get started in the industry?: “I had been an advertising executive in the building industry for almost twenty years before a colleague and I decided to open an energy consulting business back in 2009.”

What do you like the most about your job?: “I enjoy the interaction with homeowners and helping them improve their biggest investment – their home!”

In his spare time: Marty enjoys spending as much time as he can with his wife Amy and their children. Whenever there’s an opportunity, he enjoys golfing and fly fishing.

His favorite past vacation: Marty and his family enjoys escaping to his brother’s lake house in Kansas every year. No cell phone or internet connection . . . it’s a true vacation!

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Toni Prencipe Korby, Antonia Korby Design Inc.

Hometown: Vienna, Virginia

Title:  Interior Design Consultant

Experience: Toni specializes in window treatments, custom upholstery and manufacturer product selections.  She started her career as a design consultant in 1988.

Responsibilities:  Toni acts as a mentor to homeowners and helps navigate the multitude of decisions involved in designing a space that they love.  Her design process focuses on the textiles used for window treatments and upholstery.  She also simplifies the process of selecting paint color, flooring, furniture, kitchen and bath furnishings.

What do you like most about your job? “I love the transformation that is realized in a well-designed space.  It is so much fun looking at before and after photos of a project.”

In her spare time: Toni enjoys spending time with her husband along with her 3 grown children when they are in town.

Hobbies:  Walk (miles at a time!), read, entertain, travel and visit the multitude of wineries in Virginia.

Her favorite past vacation:  Depending on the day, I would say a trip I took to France and my first visit to Italy.

Bruce Lee

Hometown:  Gwangju, South Korea

Job Title:  Project Manager

Experience:  More than 25 years of remodeling experience and a James Hardie Specialist

Responsibilities:  Bruce acts as a liaison between the homeowner, architects, our design team, and any subcontractors throughout the entire process with a focus on site safety & quality assurance. His experience working under tight deadlines makes him a valuable asset to our team.

What do you like the most about your job?:  “I like working alongside the crew and I get a lot of satisfaction from my work.  I especially like it when I see a big smile on the homeowner’s face.”

In his spare time:  Bruce enjoys spending time with his wife and their three children. When he has free time, he enjoys playing soccer and billiards.

His favorite past vacation: Bruce and his family enjoyed a recent trip back home to South Korea while visiting family.

Carlos Pena

Hometown:  Morazán, Yoro, Honduras

Job Title:  Crew Supervisor

Experience:  More than 16 years of remodeling experience and a James Hardie Specialist

Responsibilities:  Carlos acts as a liaison between the project manager, homeowner and our design team throughout the entire process with a focus on site safety & quality assurance.  His experience and attention to detail makes him a perfect fit as a crew supervisor.

What do you like the most about your job?:  “I enjoy watching our progress over time and I get a lot of satisfaction when a project has been completed.  Every project is different, so I enjoy the challenges that come with working on new projects.”

In his spare time:  Carlos enjoys spending time with his wife and son.  He also enjoys playing soccer in his downtime.

His favorite past vacation:  Carlos and his family enjoyed a recent trip to the beach.