The Re-Modelista

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As a contractor, Teri Gilberg has made a name for herself in the Fort Bend home renovation and remodeling business. The Re-Modelista is what they call her and high-quality work and exceptional customer service is what she stands for.

After working in the contracting business for Home Depot, Teri decided to try her hand at being a contractor herself. It’s no surprise that she has grown from one crew to three crews in only a few years.

“Our business grew by word of mouth and persistence was the main ingredient,” Teri said.

There are few women in the contracting business and Teri sees it as an advantage. She appreciates her male subcontractors and their expertise. Together she thinks they make the perfect team.

“With their skill set and my attention to detail together, it is a good mixture for the clients,” Teri said.

Renovating and remodeling properties is something Teri enjoys but it isn’t her favorite part of the job. It is working with the customers to make their vision a reality.

“I like to give people vision and produce what they envision,” Teri said. “The end result is always rewarding. There aren’t any projects that don’t turn out pretty.”

The relationships Teri builds with her clients, because of her superior customer service is what makes her work stand out in an industry that is notorious for ripping people off and not getting the job done.

“I will work to the very end to make sure somebody is happy,” Teri said. “I am very customer service oriented and like to see results. When I go in, it feels good to know that I can reassure somebody this is going to be a great experience.”

The commitment Teri shows to each project is evident in her work. Her favorite renovation and remodel projects are kitchens and bathrooms. Sometimes a style just needs to be changed or it needs to be more functional for the client. Either way, Teri enjoys working with clients to get it exactly how they want it.

“My clients are so talented as well,” Teri said. “I don’t think they realize how talented they are in coming up with what they want. I just help them realize it.”

The Re-modelista doesn’t have a set style. Her style is bringing her customer’s visions to life. She is passionate about crafting the perfect new space for clients and it shows in her work.

“My style is reflected by what the client is asking me to do,” Teri said. “There are no rules. Everything is for the taking.”

The scope of Teri’s services range from gutting a house and reworking kitchens, to only updating floors and repainting walls. Teri enjoys experiencing with new materials clients have in mind and helping indecisive clients find exactly what they are looking for.

“I enjoy being able to work with clients as far as collecting materials and putting together the construction side of things with them too,” Teri said. “It’s a collective effort.”

Teri took a leap of faith to start this business and she is thankful she did. She encourages others to do the same in their life and to find a path they are passionate about.

Teri’s faith has played a large role in her success. She admits she has had days where things were tough and she thought she might fail. Her faith is what got her through though.

“I pray about everything,” Teri said. “I pray for guidance to make the right decisions and strength to persevere. I couldn’t make it without my faith. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for the opportunities he has given me. I never want to be ungrateful and take what I have for granted.”

To learn more about Teri and her work, visit theremodelista.com or call 832-731-3191.