Design Team

The energized and diverse culture at Vujovich has attracted some of the Twin Cities’ most talented individuals. Our team embraces collaboration and truly cares about the clients’ experience and the lasting value of their product. Our concierge-style of project management allows clients to enjoy the experience while staying involved and informed every step of the way.

Balestri, Lori

Lori Balestri

Sales and Design Director

With a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of La Crosse and an Interior Design degree from Dakota County Technical College, Lori takes a holistic approach to design: marrying the practical with the beautiful throughout an efficient process. Having been raised within a family business in the construction industry, from early on Lori enjoyed her experiences in client’s homes during the construction process. She knows that clear client communication and guidance is necessary for the success of complicated projects. Lori’s extensive product knowledge and ability to carefully listen and interpret others needs allows her to create spaces that deeply reflect her client’s personalities.

Kraus, Greg

Greg Kraus

Design Director

With an Architecture degree from the University of Minnesota, Greg’s work is strongly influenced by a number of critical design approaches. The notion of moving through space, shaping and manipulating to heighten the experience as well as replicating rhythm and pattern in design elements and crafting a structure to fit its site and context are all core elements that Greg considers on every project. During his career in the design-build industry he’s honed his skills to create efficiencies and streamlined communication. He brings great joy to his work with clients and is constantly seeking most appropriate ways to guide each one through their unique process in a clear and meaningful way.

Zemlicka, Karie

Karie Zemlicka

Design Director

Karie is a native Midwesterner who grew up on a Wisconsin farm, where she learned that with hard work anything is possible. Karie’s maternal grandmother taught her about style and artistry. Grandma Peg was an artist with many talents, who ultimately inspired Karie to seek a career where she could be creative and help people live their best lives. Karie earned her Bachelor degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin Stout. Karie brings extensive knowledge of construction, remodeling, and design experience to the table. Her goal is to always help her clients make the best aesthetic and functional decisions for their spaces.

Vogel, Brittany

Brittany Vogel

Architectural Designer/Drafter

Brittany’s passion is creating design solutions that help families truly experience their living spaces to full potential. She enjoys the excitement of leading the design process by collaborating closely through active listening to the utmost detail. Brittany takes the character and beauty of classic homes to heart, with reverence for all the history that homes hold within their walls. Brittany earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from The Art Institutes International Minnesota. With more than a decade of home remodeling experience, Brittany is an accomplished designer adept in 3D-modeling that allows clients to envision their future spaces during the design process. She thrives on creating vignettes of joy in her client’s homes.


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