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Meet The Team

Sustainable Design Build is committed to aiding the neighborhoods of Denver, Colorado with insightful and experienced construction services. In order to achieve this goal, we have built a team that brings insightful and experienced abilities to the table. This guarantees all of SDB’s clients a superior experience for their remodel, addition, ADU, custom home, or commercial construction project. Come meet the team and learn more about how each individual is an exemplary employee you can expect to work with.

Team Members

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Zach Mckendry

Founder | General Contractor

Zach McKendry is a 4th generation contractor native to Colorado. He has worked in and owned several construction companies. Currently, Zach oversees the construction process from start to finish as Sustainable Design Build’s General Contractor. He truly prides himself on delivering a product he and his family can be proud of for years to come. Before founding SDB, Zach specialized in real estate investment and rehabbing single-family homes. When not at work, Zach enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and rock climbing.


Zach McKendry Headshot 2022 Updated General Contractor Owner Denver Colorado

Michael McCarty

Founder | Managing Director | Realtor | ABR PSA

Mike McCarty started his real estate career in 2010 through several investment property acquisitions. While working in the construction industry, Mike’s continued interest in real estate along with his growing rental property portfolio led to a career shift to construction. Today, Mike oversees the marketing/advertising of Sustainable Design Build’s projects as well as land acquisition and entitlements. Mike is also the Owner/Broker of Love Colorado Real Estate. When Mike isn’t showing properties, he loves kicking back with his wife Diana and his dog Kuma.


Jon Lourash Sustainable Design Build General Manager 2023

jon Lourash

General Manager

Jon Lourash brings a high level of project management and leadership experience to Sustainable Design Build. Coming from San Diego, Jon has filled the role of project manager for many accomplished luxury residential construction companies. His construction knowledge and leadership experience lends a superior touch to SDB’s daily operations and clientele interactions. Outside of the office, Jon enjoys spending time exploring the charm of both San Diego and Denver with his wife, Kate, and two West Highland White Terriers, Piper and Penny.


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Michael Awn

Architect Lead

Michael is a talented and award-winning architect whose vast experience has included projects both domestically and abroad. With over 20 years of residential architecture, he believes a successful design the balance of budget; sustainability, and aesthetics. Outside the office, Michael enjoys traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with his family. He also happens to be an avid fan of the Colorado Avalanche and CU Football.


Mallen Farmer Interior Designer Design Build Sustainable Design Build

Mallen farmer

Interior Designer

Mallen joins the team with over 10 years of experience as a Residential Interior Designer, earned while living in Houston, TX. A Louisiana native, she graduate from LSU’s School of Interior Design with a minor in Architecture History. Her detailed eye and knack for problem-solving naturally led her to focus on remodeling, where she finds it most rewarding to help clients personalize and breathe new life into their older homes. Mallen was drawn to Denver’s historic districts, landscape, and culture arts which ultimately prompted her to relocate here with her dog, Ellie, and cat, Jujie.


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Laurie Darnell


Laurie joined the company in July 2023 as the Accounting Manager, bringing over 25+ years of experience to the table.  Working in multiple industries ranging from Public School Finance, Architecture/Engineering, and Non Profit, gives her a wide scope of knowledge and expertise.  Laurie enjoys all that CO has to offer, from the outdoor activities, to the vibrant restaurant scene.  In her free time, she enjoys spending her time with her beautiful 10 year old daughter, her Shetland Sheepdog, and her boyfriend.


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Josh Pingel

Project Manager

Josh Pingel, originally from New Hampshire, started his construction career in the hotel renovation industry which gave him a keen eye for detail and finishes on a commercial level. Afterward, he expanded his skill set and moved into a position for commercial framing and drywall which gave him the edge in overseeing larger scale projects. His work experience translated into SDB’s carpenter team as a site superintendent. When he is off-site or out of the office, Josh likes to hit the slopes and snowboard as much as possible. 

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Derek Roth

Design Manager

Derek has been in residential construction for more than half of his life. He started working under his father fixing up dilapidated properties in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating from Miami University he knew he wanted to get back into construction so he moved to Tennessee and began flipping homes. His goal was to always move out to Colorado and in 2018 he was finally able to make the move with his girlfriend Julia. In his free time you can catch him camping in the summers or climbing 14ers with his dog Reggie. In the winters if he is not working there is a good chance you can find him in the mountains on his snowboard. 

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Luke Zygmunt

Site Supervisor

Born and raised in Grayslake, IL. Luke was brought up with a tool in hand learning his trade from his family who were a wealth of construction experience and knowledge. A bit of a renaissance man, Luke loves to cook, bake, paint, play music, and build things. He craves the outdoors and adventure is always calling him which is ultimately how he found his way here to Colorado. Luke plans on building his own self-sustaining homestead somewhere in this mountain paradise. But until then, he enjoys advancing his skills within the construction industry and working with SDB.


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Tommy Zygmunt

Carpentry Team

The reason Tommy moved from Illinois to Colorado, in his own words, is “Because of everything I love is here”.  And that seems to check out, he has an appetite for mountains, amazing food, thriving music scene, hunting, fishing, and so on. As we all know, Colorado has them all in spades. In his free time, Tommy enjoys writing and producing his own music, snowboard, hiking, and just about anything that involves adventure. Tommy hopes one day to own some land, build a home, and build a music studio in this wonderful State.


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Thomas Greiman

Marketing Manager | Pre-Con Admin

Thomas oversees the online presence and marketing of SDB – he is responsible for ensuring SDB services are in front of those who need it. Beyond that, Thomas is also a part of the pre-construction team. He has experience in the early processes of Denver’s Developmental Services and works to coordinate with teams for better review timelines. Thomas enjoys spending time with his dog Macaroon and getting up to the mountains.


Kuma Sustainable Design Build Dogs Workplace


A high-energy fun-loving doggo with a penchant for surprise cuddles and lively conversation. She is a bit of wild one where one moment she is napping peacefully, while another she is bouncing off the walls like bottled lighting. Did you know? Kuma means bear in Japanese!

Macaroon Shiba Shiba-Roon Office Dogs of Colorado Denver


Macaroon is a fine and industrious Shibe. He is eager to learn, always wanting to meet new people and other dogs. His welcoming attitude will make any stranger into a friend in no time, fostering new business relationships each and every day.

Sustainable design build office dog


This beautiful girl here is quite possibly the fastest hound around. With a quirky attitude and cheerful personality to match. Poppy is the ideal pal but watch out, she likes to pull pranks.

Meet Love Colorado Real Estate

Sustainable Design Build is proud to be partnered with an in-house Realtor and Real Estate Brokerage, Love Colorado Real Estate. Together we can help Denver residents find the perfect property or lot for their next dream home. Love Colorado Real Estate offers services for selling, buying, and consulting in residential real estate transactions.


Connect With Us

Planning your next renovation, or maybe you are looking to do a complete remodel for your home? Whatever the task, it can’t hurt to ask. Reach out to our team through this form.

We can schedule a free consultation and discuss everything you need to get your project moving in the right direction. Did we mention, it’s absolutely free?

No time like the present to get started on turning your house into the home of your dreams.