About Us
Gilbert Design Build
Who We Are

A little about Gilbert Design Build

Gilbert Design Build is a full-service design/build remodeling firm that specializes in kitchen and bath & other select remodeling projects in both Manatee and Sarasota counties.

We are passionate about remodeling homes. After all, we are homeowners too. That’s why in 2001 we created a company that offered everything we thought would be important if we engaged a remodeling company.

We had been involved in new home construction and saw that home remodeling is typically fragmented. Usually, a homeowner must engage the services of several different trades or subcontractors, spend endless hours shopping at various stores trying to decide and select all of the materials to be used, and manage the project and oversee the performance of the strangers coming in and out of their home.

We believe in a better way. Most of the folks that hire us do not have the time, or simply do not want an experience as previously described. They wish to describe what they are looking for and to have someone (who has done this hundreds of times before) guide and assist them throughout the entire process in a professional manner.

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Our Leadership

Remodeling homes involves the careful coordination of designers, specialty tradesmen, craftsmen, and construction. Our leadership team meets regularly to oversee every detail to ensure every project runs smoothly. Most importantly, they make sure the homeowner’s remodeling experience is stress-free.

Owner / Contractor

Ernest Gilbert

Business Development Manager

Cindi Jackson

Office Manager

Rose Burns

Production Manager

Chris Barjuca

Financial Director

Evan Gilbert

Project Manager

Tony Sequira

A Family Passion
Gilbert Design Build

Family Passion

Ernest Gilbert’s children always admired his work ethic and passion. Over the years they helped in various ways and slowly came to understand what a difference remodeling makes in the lives of homeowners. Today, Ernest’s wife, two sons, and daughter are involved and continue building on the foundation Ernest established and carry on his legacy. Our family name and reputation are tied to the work we do. Some ask why we go the extra mile – it’s a family thing! Running a business and working together as a family brings its challenges, but it is also a rewarding experience as we all work toward the same goal. Gilbert Design Build is a team but more importantly, Gilbert Design Build is a family.


Two Locations

Not all showrooms are created equal. Gilbert Design Build’s Bradenton and Sarasota showrooms contain various kitchen and bath vignettes and are loaded with samples of cabinetry, tile, accessories, faucets, fixtures, countertops, lighting, storage solutions, flooring, etc.

We believe you will find it to be the perfect environment for you and our designers to use and work within in order to create your one-of -kind bathroom or kitchen space. You can see all of your selected materials together in one place while viewing the renderings of your space with our color 3-D architectural software.

Both showrooms are centrally located for your convenience.

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Full Service

We are a full-service design build company. This means that we handle every detail of your project from the initial consultation to final cleanup after remodeling construction.

Our professional staff of experienced and certified remodelers provides expertise that is unmatched by our competitors. Starting with a free consultation, we’ll provide 3D renderings of your new remodeling project, discuss material selections, provide a detailed scope of work contract, outline a project timeline for construction, communicate regularly throughout the project, and complete the remodel with a clean and finished reveal. Having one point of contact for your remodel will give you peace of mind.

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