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Scott Dresner
Scott Dresner possesses the rare combination of expertise in both construction and design. Having started his cabinetry company in his garage at age 20, Dresner quickly grew it into a multi-million dollar business. The company expanded from 2 employees to more than 70, and Dresner soon designed and built out a new headquarters for the company to the tune of a 15,000 square foot, fully automated cabinet factory – one of the largest in Metropolitan Detroit. This feat amazingly was accomplished before Scott’s 26th birthday. It is this type of unflagging passion, dedication and expertise that has afforded Scott the ability to maintain his position that has afforded Scott the ability to maintain his position as an innovator in the cabinetry industry today, and for the last 30 years.

After selling his business in 1997, Scott set his sights across the globe and fell head over heels for Italian cabinetry. His love did not go unrequited as he soon became the sole US distributor of one of the largest cabinetry manufacturers in Italy. Dresner remains recognized in the industry today as a pioneer who brought reasonably priced high-end Italian cabinetry to America.

Passion for design and building, from this Midwest native, is no surprise. Scott is the nephew of fashion icon Linda Dresner and renowned real estate developer Milton Dresner. He credits each of them for introducing him to a world of building and design at a very young age… ” They taught me about design, function and quality and how to integrate all three elements into my life and business” he says. “I’ve lived conscious of design my entire life.”

Scott has worked in all facets of the cabinetry business for the past 30+ years, including completing thousands of units for developers across the country in multi-unit developments, designing and building kitchens, baths and wall-units in celebrity homes and residential estates, building and designing office furnishings in commercial spaces and designing and installing store fixtures in retail locations. All in all, he has designed and installed over 7000 kitchens and baths across the country. Dresner’s vast understanding of construction and his talent in design, has allowed him to create some of the most exquisite kitchens, baths and office spaces in the market today.

Dresner, a licensed builder for over 20 years, is also a highly accomplished renovation and construction expert and has worked in building renovation and construction since the early 80’s. His expertise and experience extends to both residential and commercial properties.

AJ Zawacki

AJ Zawacki joins the Dresner Design team with an enormous amount of enthusiasm and ingenuity.  As a Michigan native, AJ attended Hope College where he played baseball and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communication and philosophy. AJ’s mother is a prominent real estate broker in the East Grand Rapids area where AJ was born.  AJ grew up helping his mother flip houses which made him fall in love with the process of creating a new home. AJ has a passion for urban and modern architecture and has always appreciated art and design.

AJ handles all operations and communications at Dresner Design.  He oversees the construction process of current jobs and manages all sub-contractors, insurance and building requirements.  AJ loves to create his own art for inspiration and lives in Chicago’s Gold Coast with his bunny Pluto.

Megan Rosenfeld Bello
Megan joined Dresner Design in 2020 as the Customer Development Manager.  Her vast experience working in construction is invaluable, working previously as an Associate Project Manager at CBRE and an Administrative Assistant supporting construction project managers and property managers at Brixmor Property Group.

Megan’s responsibilities include communicating with and developing working relationships with builders, contractors and any other individuals looking to remodel their kitchens.

Megan has a bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and a master’s degree from Wayne State University.  She resides in Detroit, Michigan.

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