About Us

Our Mission

To create high-quality homes for our clients that are extensions of their personalities and expressions of themselves. With an unwavering commitment to superior craftsmanship and attention to detail, we aspire to exceed expectations while creating bespoke residences that are personal, comfortable, livable, and luxurious; homes that create the kind of lifestyle experience that enhances the happiness, enjoyment, and sense of security for the families we serve. Through the expertise of our Design + Build team, we aim to elevate the standard of luxury living, providing unparalleled satisfaction and fulfillment to each homeowner we serve.

Our Vision

Fueled by the steadfast trust vested in us, we are dedicated to consistently exceeding expectations. Our enduring objective extends beyond mere client loyalty; we endeavor to forge enduring partnerships wherein each patron becomes a revered advocate. Together, we shall curate noteworthy experiences, inspiring others to embark upon their quest for the ideal home.

Our History

Cowdin Design + Build was founded in 2008 by Bill Cowdin in the spare bedroom of his canton home. The company quickly outgrew the space by hiring 2 designers, an office manager, and a project manager. In 2014, we established our roots when we moved into our current location, Old Village Plymouth. What started as a kitchen and basement remodeling business grew into complex whole home remodeling, additions, and even new ground-up construction. <br> Today, under Bill Cowdin’s leadership, our team of ten retains the core principles the company was founded upon while focusing all of our attention on high-level interior remodels and additions. After fifteen years of operations, our many successes (and yes, even a couple of failures) have given us the experience to build whatever you can dream up. We are very proud that over 1200 people have entrusted us to elevate their lifestyle. We love our community and strive for opportunities to give back to the community that has given so much to us, from sponsoring rotary club events and participating in chamber events to sponsoring several of our clients’ charitable foundations.

Our Team

Bill Cowdin


As the owner and founder, Bill’s passion for design and customer service runs deep within the roots at Cowdin. He is the visionary of the direction on the company and oversees the Design Department and all Marketing while also staying abreast with our Clients and projects under construction.

Phil Lywood


Phil works with nearly every client throughout their journey down the Design and Sales process. His calm, confident personality, combined with extensive knowledge of building code, architecture, and design is key to our Clients’ success and their beautiful finished homes.

Jon Nurre


In addition to his degree in Construction Management, Jon also brings years of experience to CDB. He is an adamant believer in using “over-communication” to elevate our clients experience.

Michael Stoddard


Michael’s decades of remodeling experience, steady demeanor and level head allow him to successfully manage the intricacies and challenges overseeing projects under construction.

Susan Burek


Susan uses her detail oriented processes to keep her projects ahead on their tumultuous journeys. Her extraordinary artistic skills also land her in the field at times, completing finishing touches and the finer details.

Dana Orzech


With Cowdin Design + Build from nearly the beginning, Dana is the backbone to all Financial and Human Resources here. More importantly, she is our” Voice of Reason”!

Sara Smith


Sara brings a young and energetic vibe into her work, creating fresh, unique and thoughtful designs. She really enjoys the bond that is made as she works with clients during the exciting and fulfilling stages of a project, problem solving to odd spatial scenarios, and making spaces that are both beautiful and functional.

Bryan Rouhan


Working mostly behind the scenes, Bryan details drawings out with our design team and assists with code compliance and engineering requirements.

Dawn Orzech


An expert in her field, Dawn thrives on unique, creative and functional kitchen and bathroom design. We are always impressed how ideas flow from her mind into the computer and into your home!

Greg Fuller


Greg has been fascinated with woodworking and cabinet building since starting as an apprentice cabinet maker at the age of 13, learning from a seasoned craftsman. He continued his passion…

Mike Hopper


Mike began framing houses, additions, dormers, basements, and other various projects in 2017. Joining the team at Cowdin Design + Build in 2019, he has dove head-first into the world of…



Annabelle, born in 2012, is the sweet Bernese Mountain dog of Principal, Bill Cowdin and is our head (and tail) of Human Relations, in charge of hugs, pets and cuddles…



Annabelle, born in 2012, is the sweet Bernese Mountain dog of Principal, Bill Cowdin and is our head (and tail) of Human Relations, in charge of hugs, pets and cuddles…