"We work together to create an unforgettable experience for our clients."

Wake Remodeling is a family owned full service company. We create unique spaces and cultivate a personal and memorable experience for our clients. We strive to educate and communicate with our clients throughout the process. 
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LUKE DOBBINS
OWNER/FOUNDER
CGR, CAPS, NCBI, & CGP Designated

Luke takes personal pride in each and every project he undertakes. He strives to build long-lasting relationships with the people he serves and works closely with. He has over 20 years of experience, was the 2020 Chairperson of the Remodeler’s Council, and was named one of the Forty under 40 by ProRemodeler.

He started Wake Remodeling in August 2008.  He has been happily married to Catherine since 2011. They reside in Apex with their 7 beautiful children. In his spare time he likes to golf and enjoy nature. He enjoys participating in F3, a Faith, Fellowship and Fitness community and is in the Carpex (Cary-Apex) Group.  He is also very involved with his church and loves serving others. He has taken mission trips in which he helped build facilities that were needed.

Catherine
Catherine Dobbins
CO-OWNER

Catherine grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. She attended North Carolina State University where she received her B.A. in Communication with a minor in Non-Profit Studies.  She has always loved interior spaces and residential real estate. She planned to pursue a career in Real Estate but God had something else in store.

Luke and Catherine were set up on a blind date through another member at their church. Once they started dating, Luke brought her on to help in the office and assist Wake Remodeling clients.  Since having 7 children, she helps more behind the scenes.  She is thankful for the opportunity to serve people and their homes.  In her spare time, Catherine likes to spend time crafting, hiking, or spending time with family and friends.

Lee Anne Martin
Director of Design

A pro at interpreting client’s ideas and turning them into creative designs that match the budget and scope of the remodel project.  Lee Anne holds an AA from Spartanburg Methodist College in Interior Design/Applied Art and a BS from Mount Olive University in Business Administration/Organizational Development.

Fascinated with construction, color, space solutions and building materials since she was a kid…she truly appreciates that her profession is also her passion.

Alana Lovelace
Plans Designer

Alana has been with Wake Remodeling for 3 years after graduating from IDI in Newport Beach, CA. Alana holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design, a cornerstone in her toolkit for creating compelling design plans and renderings. Her journey within the company has been marked by continuous growth, learning, and meaningful collaboration with a dynamic team. During her free time, she enjoys woodworking, glass cutting, kayaking, and spending time with her friends and family.

James Wilson
James Wilson
Production Manager

James grew up in Asheville but moved to Raleigh in 1996 to attend NC State University. He loved the area, so he decided to stay! While at NC State, James did some construction jobs on the side and has been in the industry full time since 2001. James brings his over 20 years of experience in project management, scheduling, and sales to the team. In his free time, he likes to travel whenever possible, but his kids definitely keep him busy! James also enjoys fishing and watersports.

Jonathan Lesher
Project Manager & Lead Carpenter

Let us introduce you to Jonathan Lesher. Most people call him Jon. He has worked in the construction field for 24 years and has specialized in finish carpentry and wood working for 18 years. He can build anything you can dream.

He grew up in New Hill, NC and went to Apex schools. He is a father of two great kiddos.
His wife Amanda owns a dog grooming shop called Hot Dogs Grooming & Spa in Holly Springs.

His favorite activities are most anything outdoors. Fishing, hunting, golf, disc golf are his favorite activities outside of building beautiful things.

He is an Army infantry veteran and Iraq war veteran. We are incredibly thankful for his service.

Aaron Thompson
Aaron Thompson
Apprentice Carpenter

Aaron was born and raised in Apex while he currently resides in Cary with his family. Aaron enrolled in the carpentry apprenticeship program at Wake Technical College and has been working in the construction industry for two years now. His specialty is trim work! When he has free time, he enjoys serving with his church on mission trips and with Habitat for Humanity. He also enjoys spending time with family and traveling. He also enjoys making wooden ornaments and fretwork with his grandfather.

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Nancy Graham
Office Manager

Nancy, an Indiana native, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management from Purdue University. With 13 years of experience as an Office Manager in the interior design and construction industry, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. In 2023, Nancy relocated from Florida to North Carolina, where she now passionately serves Wake Remodeling clients, ensuring exceptional service from the first point of contact. Her dedication to client satisfaction and her extensive industry experience make her a valuable asset to the Wake Remodeling team.
 
During Nancy’s free time she and her husband enjoy exploring and discovering all the Triangle has to offer.  Their passion is to travel, whether a weekend away to visit their children in Florida or internationally to explore new countries.

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