MEET THE STAFF OF ERIK'S DESIGN-BUILD 

 

Erik A. Kudlis

Erik A. Kudlis serves as President and CEO of Erik’s Design Build, a multi award winning “green” construction and design firm. He holds a Master’s Degree from the University of CT, with background concentrations in Business Administration, Marketing, Education, and Engineering. He has served 8 years on the Board of Directors of the Builders Association of Eastern CT, two as Vice President, and currently serves as President of two charitable non profit organizations, and corporator of a well established area bank.  He enjoys golfing, running, traveling, and occasionally attempting to be Jimi Hendrix on the guitar.

    

 


Darren Drobiak

Darren has been with Erik’s Design-Build for over 7 years now. He has worked his way to become the lead designer and office manager for the company during that time.

Darren obtained a bachelor's degree in Business Management from Central Connecticut State University and is also designated a Certified Green Professional by the National Association of Home Builders. He serves on the Housing Committee for the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors and is an active member of the Builder's Association of Eastern CT. Currently, Darren is working on becoming a Certified Aging in Place Specialist which is a designation from the NAHB that involves the designing and building of additions, renovations and new homes to meet the lifestyle needs and requirements of the active adult and baby boomer demographic.

Aside from spending time with his family, Darren enjoys golfing, fishing, playing softball and basketball, snowboarding and loves music.

A sports enthusiast, Darren coached the Jewett City American Legion team to its first division title and state playoff appearance in the program's history. It's with this experience in particular that Darren learned what successful management skills are needed to make people all work together to achieve the same goal and has applied those skills to business. "In sports, you look at the teams that have won championships and the common element is that everyone knew their role and performed it exceptionally. The same applies to our company. There are many different aspects involved in building a new home or commercial building or an addition/remodel. Knowing what each team member brings to the table and utilizing those skills to their fullest potential is the key to our success."


Lou Bousquet

Lou has been working for Erik's Design-Build for nearly two years. In that time, he has familiarized himself with the techniques of high quality building and has acted as a manager for commercial as well as residential projects.

Lou graduated from Killingly High School with the class of 2011, and has been part of the EDB team ever since. He is currently on staff as a full time employee while simultaneously attending Quinebaug Valley Community College, pursuing an Associates Degree in Engineering Sciences. Upon completing his two-year degree, he hopes to transfer to a four-year university for a Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Engineering.

As a community service enthusiast, Lou takes pride in his active involvement with local groups. He continues to serve as aid to his former NAHB Student chapter at Killingly High, as well as both a coach and umpire in the Killingly Little League. In his spare time, he also enjoys playing football, snowboarding, and working on his cars.

Lou structures his life around a famous quote by Frank Lloyd Wright from 1958, "The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope."