Lisa started building when she was a just a kid in Maryland. She built forts in the woods, tree houses equipped with zip lines, boats to use when the backyard flooded and all sorts of furniture. She has a degree in Architectural Design from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.. She left the DC area after graduation and, although never having been west of the Mississippi, she started driving out west. After weeks of exploring and camping near the four corners, she landed in Phoenix and has never left.
She had the honor of working for a great design architectural firm, Jones Studio, when she first arrived to Phoenix. She met her husband, Mark Tate, while working for Eddie Jones and was lucky enough to spin off from there to do architectural design AND custom furniture. She designed and built furniture, cabinets and entry doors for many years until she returned to her passion…residential construction.
She’s been working in North Scottsdale building high end residential homes ever since.