The Owner of CEI, Gretchen Yahn (Yahn), came to Virginia by way of Gainesville, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. Yahn started her quest for a Bachelor of Building Construction & Engineering degree by attending the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. While pursuing her degree, Yahn started her career journey by working for McDevitt & Street in Atlanta, Georgia. Yahn worked as a project manager intern on some of Atlanta’s biggest commercial, construction undertakings; including the Georgia State University Library. Upon graduating, Yahn made the move to Washington, DC to be a senior project manager for Omni Construction on such well-known commercial construction projects as The Crowne Plaza Hotel at Metro Center, the Compri Hotel in Crystal City and her most publicized and awarded accomplishment, Reston Town Center.
Yahn departed Omni Construction to commence on her own residential construction company, Castlerock Enterprises, Inc. (CEI). Yahn has been awarded four of the five industry’s most prestigious custom, residential building awards, and has erected many of Virginia’s most widely acclaimed and inspiring multi-million dollar estates.
Yahn expanded her construction firm to better serve her clients. Yahn created a unique environment by providing a one-stop design and construction firm – where the home-building process from choosing the land to making selections to putting the final touches with landscape is completely at the client’s disposal. She did this by creating Middleburg Design Company with locations in both Virginia and South Carolina – www.middleburgdesign.com – where design specialists are committed to providing outstanding professional services to both accommodate CEI client’s expectations while keeping them within their finishings budget.
Yahn has partnered with top, nationwide designers, architects and consultants to bring the very best to her clients in one stop; her client relation offices are located in both Hume and Middleburg, Virginia – and now Greenville, South Carolina.
Inspirational architecture and design are as much about understanding people – their style, their needs and their aspirations – as they are about creating beautiful home for people to live in. CEI spends time listening to their clients and understanding their lifestyles before using their years of experience to advise on, design and create a dream home that expresses exactly how they want to live.
CEI clients have highly individual desires and demands – so the homes CEI creates for their clients are always unique.