3630 Elm Avenue
Pittsburgh,  PA  
Phone: 412-341-6585
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© 2017 Advancing the art & science of living TM
founder and team.

From decades of experience, our intuition drives our creativity to produce

distinctive features that are unique to our customers needs and homes.



Regis is a life-long resident of Pittsburgh and over the years his team has remodeled more than 1000 homes throughout the area. His passion is rooted in the multidisciplinary approach of blending artful spacial design, efficient project planning and building sciences. Regis is dedicated to bettering customers' lives and the residential landscape with structures that promote architectural integrity and hold up over time. He is known for his vast construction knowledge of the way a house is built and how it ages.


Regis got his foothold in the remodeling industry when he founded Regis McQuaide & Company in 1988 after working for Fortune 500 companies and remodeling his own real estate ventures. Ten years later, he embraced the Design Build model and changed the name to Master Remodelers, Inc.


Regis never stops learning and growing. In addition to being a member of the Remodelers Advantage Roundtable Peer Group, Regis is a part of the Builders Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. His other credentials include: Certified Graduate Remodeler, National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), Certified Building Analyst, Building Performance Institute Energy Rater, Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)  Entrepreneurial Fellow of Katz School of Business’ Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence  and is a graduate of Michigan State University. He still proudly sports his MSU 1978 Big 10 Conference Championship ring and remembers sagely his tryout season with the Philadelphia Eagles.


Regis is proud of the reputation of his Master Remodelers team and for creating perennial remodeling relationships with customers over three decades.

Founder, Chief Quality Officer

Regis McQuaide

Chief Architectural Designer

Junko Higashibeppu

With 26 years of design experience and numerous certifications, Junko is invaluable to our Design Build process. Proficient in estimating and project management, Junko employs a wholistic approach to creating solutions for clients to help them realize their dream within their budget. Moreover, Junko cares deeply about how the Design Build process works together to create something extraordinary, timeless, sustainable and practical. Attention to detail, the ability to listen and collaborate, as well as establish trust with our trade partners and team members are her many assets.


Junko graduated in Architecture at Tokai University in Tokyo and gained valuable experience at several architectural firms. Other positions rounded out her expertise in technology and financial systems. Her certifications include Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Kitchen Designer, Certified Green Professional, Certified Aging in Place Specialist.


Occasionally, Junko collaborates with her husband, who builds one-of-a-kind fine furniture and brings a superior level of craftsmanship to casework and woodworking for projects.


Winner of 26 remodeling awards


Chief Marketing Officer 

Helene McQuaide

Helene’s path to a performing arts profession gave way to a 25-year career in tv production and consumer marketing while she helped Regis develop his growing company.


Helene's interests lie in cultivating business initiatives and brand strategies. Her favorite role is peeling back the onion to provide clarity and perspective in all areas of the business. She is passionate about design aesthetics, seeing the potential of a space realized, and establishing effective communications and customer satisfaction.  


Prior experience includes developing a successful brand image that still stands for a local restaurant chain for which Helene's marketing team won multiple industry awards. Helene holds a degree from Point Park University, is an Entrepreneurial Fellow of Katz School of Business’ Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and is a serial learner of technology and life.

Director, Customer Experience

Bridgette Daugherty

Bridgette thrives on combining her customer satisfaction ideals and love of technology to deliver the best possible customer experience for those on their remodeling journey.  In today’s fast-paced world, many of our customers look to us to make their remodeling experience painless, transparent and efficient while they live their lives. Bridgette's focus on people-centric communication and the ease of our project management dashboard provides Master Remodelers customers with the pertinent information they need to feel comfortable and in control.


Bridgette’s toolbox includes having her own technology consulting business, being a part of a start-up digital media venture, and a position as a Business Customer Specialist at the Apple store, to name a few. She is a certified IOS technician, Apple Trainer, Microsoft Solutions and QuickBooks expert and HubSpot Sales certified.

Production Team Leader and Lead Carpenter

Shaun McCartney

An excellent communicator and attentive to our customer's needs, Shaun has played an effective leadership role since joining our team in 2003. His exceptional work ethic, positive attitude and communication skills contributed to Shaun's promotion in 2018 to Production Team Leader.


Shaun strives to ensure that crucial design and planning details transition seamlessly to the production crew while ensuring design detail accuracy, code compliance and budget efficiencies.  He is an avid learner, a mentor to our carpentry crew and frequently attends industry training programs while conducting our own in-house carpenter training program.


Shaun began his  career in residential construction in 1997 as a carpentry apprentice. He has attained an OSHA 10 certification and has attended numerous seminars on building science and home performance.

Lead Carpenter

Mark Purnell

Conscientious and precision-oriented, Mark has led many successful projects since joining the company in 2007.  Mark is responsible for managing all aspects of construction and ensuring the accuracy, code compliance and quality of all installed work. Mark also plays a vital role in project management, where he handles scheduling, job costing and customer relations. Mark enjoys the creative control he has to develop solutions to the spontaneous issues that arise during a project and he enjoys helping others learn and grow.


Mark has an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Hesston College, in Hesston, Kansas. Prior to joining Master Remodelers he has worked in other cities holding contractor certifications in both California and Pennsylvania. Mark has taught the carpentry trade to students at the Latino Youth Alternative High School in Chicago, Illinois and Newton High School in Newton, Kansas.


Office Manager

Wendy Whittick

Wendy is our office dynamo managing all types of administrative duties with competency and flair. She is the voice you'll hear when you call into our office, making sure your needs are met with the utmost care and concern. 


Wendy's extensive experience in small business administration and bookkeeping enables her to bring the structure, efficiency, and organization necessary to create a well-run company with stellar customer satisfaction and a productive culture. Her positive nature and can-do work ethic is admirable.

Wendy lights up the office with her colorful wardrobe, possessing a keen eye and a penchant for vintage clothing; she is known to go a month or more without wearing the same dress twice!







Chief Fuzzy Officer,


Noble Scout can sometimes be seen frolicking at the office/design studio and occasionally on the job
site along side Regis. He joyfully reminds us that loyalty, optimism and love is the fabric of our lives.