Sicora Design Build Remodeler

Ron Sonnek

Sicora Design Build is a full-service home remodeling firm founded in 2000, by Thomas Sicora. They specialize in providing timeless, customized design solutions for your renovation projects. Every home should function at its highest potential, and it is Sicora’s mission to find the solutions that will allow you to fall in love with your home all over again. From “concept to completion,” you will find that their design process is engaging and transparent, and their product, beautiful and cost effective. Experience what they call, the “Sicora difference”, as you work together to bring your ideas to reality!

What inspires and influences your work?

I love touring well designed, multi-million dollar new construction homes and deriving ideas that can be applied to even our most modest home remodeling projects. A few of the firms on the Artisan Home Tour that I look up to include: Charles Cudd, Stonewood, and John Kramer & Sons. Industry-leading firms that continue to change and adapt with the times, while holding to high standards of quality.

What got you started in remodeling?

There is no doubt that my remodeling influence came from my dad. Growing up on a dairy farm requires you to be a “jack of all trades” and to constantly be tinkering and fixing things.  Remodeling requires a tinkering mentality in that you have to be willing to deal with the smallest of details in order to ensure a well-executed plan.

What do others view as your signature in your remodels?

It is definitely our cabinets. We manufacture our own cabinets (you can find us at, and install them in each of our projects.  The advantage being that Sicora designers can provide thoughtful, built-in cabinetry ideas that can be executed flawlessly, providing more character in the finished product for our clients.

What do you think are some of the most important elements of a successful remodeling team?

Remodeling is definitely a team sport.  The best design/build team involves a number of people on the same team to help ensure that even the smallest of details is managed properly.  Sicora has created a team that not only includes great designers, project managers, and support staff, but also on-staff skilled tradesman (painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and the custom cabinet shop).  I am extremely proud of the team that we’ve assembled and the team takes pride in the contribution that they make to the finished product.

What makes you most proud to be a remodeler?

Preserving, modernizing, and enhancing our existing housing stock is not just a job for me, it is a passion.  Every remodel not only creates an opportunity to create a design, finish and lifestyle that a client will love, but to also create a home that operates more efficiently, lives more comfortably, and is built in a way that can stand the test of time.


Photography by Meghan Doll