Operations Manager/COO



Operations Manager/COO

Nick hails from Miami and first moved to Charlotte in 2005, feeling the need for a change of scenery and a career change. Armed with a background in IT and network administration, he started his sales career working for various telecommunication firms, promoting high-speed internet (DSL, baby!).

After a short foray into security systems and leading his team to national recognition in B2B sales, Nick decided to open his own marketing company to help small businesses sell their products and services. He started by helping his friend open a landscaping business – while Nick took care of sales and marketing, he didn’t shy away from getting his hands dirty and doing some of the physical work himself.

J.J. is an old friend of Nick’s, so when he decided to grow Elite Design Group and saw the need for more marketing and social media outreach, he came to Nick for help. When he first came in, he didn’t know anything about home designs – only knew how to sell things.

“It took me a couple of months to learn about the process of designing and building homes. I learned from Elias, learned a lot from J.J., from John in New York, and even learned from Wes! I figured out the business needed some restructuring, streamlining, but ultimately I decided that it was possible to grow J.J.’s original concept exponentially.”

While Nick’s favorite pastime at EDG is making fun of the team, it’s his power of persuasion that makes him such a valuable addition to the team. What drives Nick? He says, “My main concern in life is wanting to provide for my family. I fear not being able to do that. Other than that, I can conquer all. I conquered my fear of heights by bungee jumping. Twice. What I haven’t done is skydiving. I gotta do that one day.”

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CEO and Lead Designer


At any time, J.J. can step in and help with any task, but we know that it’s better to let J.J. do what he does best - designing beautiful homes.

Meet JJ

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Head Draftsman and Project Manager


Elias specializes in drawing, drafting, and ensuring that clients receive the best service possible. He also manages projects when they reach a certain point in the building process.

Meet Elias

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Project Coordinator and Client Liaison


Wes schedules and coordinates clients and builders, so that everyone is where they need to be. He also communicates with and delivers sketches to clients on behalf of J.J., and acts more as the public face of EDG.

Meet Wes

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Draftsman and Project Manager


John, like Elias, is a draftsman who works alongside Elite Design Group on a contract basis. Known for his fast work and high-scale drawing, he also takes on project coordinator tasks when needed.

Meet John

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Operations Manager/COO


Nick makes sure that everything at Elite Design Group runs smoothly so that the creative team can concentrate on creating unique, gorgeous homes. He's also in charge of marketing as well as EDG's financials.

Meet Nick

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Office Manager


Raquel takes care of the details - bookkeeping, accounting, HR. When it comes to paperwork, signing agreements, and invoicing, Raquel sees to it so that we don’t miss a thing.

Meet Raquel


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Our Portfolio

Take a look at some of the favorite designs that we’ve completed for our clients. As you can see, we can provide a home plan that fits your style, whether you prefer traditional designs or a more modern aesthetic. We also create homes for a variety of budgets and square footage needs. You can examine other projects in our Portfolio – and you’ll get a feel for the versatility and attention to detail that EDG brings to every project.

See a Sample of Our Portfolio