About Us

Our Mission Statement

We strive to create homes for our clients that are extensions of their personality and an expression of themselves.   Through the expertise of our Design + Build team we craft 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. 

We accomplish this through a professional driving commitment to creative design, superior workmanship, and outstanding communication resulting in continuously delivering fantastic service in a fun and collaborative team environment.

white sink above a wooden cabinet, next to a white porcelain toilet

OUR history and vision

Cowdin Design + Build was founded on the principle that a single-stop integration of design and construction was imperative to successful, beautiful, and sustainable construction.  Our team’s understanding of the unique requirement for the blend of smart design paired with superb construction has helped fuel our continued success since our humble beginnings in 2008.

Our newly remodeled Design Center in Plymouth, MI allows our all-star team of home designers to easily create your beautiful design. Based in the same location, our project managers and craftsmen work seamlessly with the design team to create your lasting and beautiful home.

We understand the significance of the trust you place in our ability to transform a house into your dream home.  We promise to live up to your expectations and strive to exceed them with the goal of you becoming our newest lifelong client and referral partner.

Our Team

Bill Cowdin, Principal

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

Lead Designer

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.


Production Manager

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

Project Manager

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

Project Manager

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

Office Manager

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

Project Architect, Assoc. AIA

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

Dawn Orzech

Kitchen & Bath Designer

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

Master Carpenter

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…


Human Relations

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…

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