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. 

Luke Dobbins

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 Dobbins


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.

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.

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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