Owner & Chief Stewarding Officer
Patty’s heart was to be a mom since she was a small child. That dream came true in 1976 when their first son was born, and then again when two more sons followed behind him. She worked hard at managing her home and her 3 sons, eventually homeschooling the younger two, while managing the bookkeeping and payroll for Everett Gray & Sons Construction, Inc. She never dreamed that she would be the managing officer of a small business until 2003 when she was called upon to take off her domestic hat of 28 years and jump in with both feet to manage their DreamMaker franchise. It was evident early on that her administration skills that she had honed as a homemaker, her leadership skills that she had developed since childhood, and her love for people and hospitality would be just what she needed to lead a local and national award winning franchise company.
“At first it was difficult to change roles, but once I understood my purpose as a businesswoman, I found “home” once again. DreamMaker has been an open door to new relationships and opportunities beyond what I could have hoped for. I love interacting with our customers, hearing what their dream is and seeing that dream become reality. I am grateful that God has positioned me as a businesswoman in Kern County to enhance lives and improve homes.”
Owner & Sales/Design
Everett, an accomplished carpenter and contractor, has been in the business of residential remodeling and construction since 1972 and has four years of architectural drawing to enhance his training. When the opportunity of establishing a kitchen and bath design/build company in Bakersfield came along, he was thrilled to take his company to the next level and focus on the two most challenging rooms of the home. His 40 years of experience in construction, understanding of architectural drawing, and creative eye for design has been the foundation of DreamMaker. His clients, fellow team members, and trade partners enjoy Everett’s wit and personal touch as he interacts with them throughout the process.
Everett, a native of Virginia, and Patty, a native of Kern County, have been married since 1975 and raised three sons. Everett’s greatest joy came from raising his sons, coaching all three in Little League, and taking them on many camping, fishing, and water skiing trips. He now enjoys making many more memories with his grandchildren.
“Being able to visualize a project from its inception and turn an ugly duckling project and into a beautiful swan is what I love the most. We have been very fortunate to work with some of Kern County’s very best homeowner’s who appreciate the talent and value that DreamMaker has to offer.”
dIVISION LEAD & Sales
Troy joined our team in 2020, after a 17-year career in commercial banking, to lead our Independence by Design division. His training and experience as a VP for a national bank are welcomed in the running of that division but we are more excited about his pure desire to help and give back to our community. When asked why he wanted to leave a lucrative career in banking to join our DreamMaker family, he simply stated, “To do real work with real people”. That desire to serve and give back comes from a religious background, which makes him a great addition to the team.
Troy is a Bakersfield native, having married his wife Amy while he attended college at both BC and CSUB where he graduated cum Laude in Business Administration-Finance/Marketing. They now have five children and are quite active in their church and many other non-profit organizations including; their children’s schools, AYSO, BSA, & Junior Achievement. He is focused on giving back to the community that has been such a huge blessing in his life and helping those who cannot help themselves.
Sales & DESIGN
Stevie was born and raised on the Central Coast of California and graduated from Pacific Beach High School. In 2011 she started working in the home improvement industry and found that she had a passion for working with home owners and talking with them about their home improvement projects. She learned kitchen and bath design according to NKBA standards. She later moved to Portland, Oregon where she designed projects for very old homes which presented new challenges and learning experiences with every project. Her growth in the industry grew exponentially. She loved seeing her client’s houses being turned into their dream homes as she designed their kitchens and helped them make choices in appliances and flooring. Stevie became a top salesperson and designer for one of the largest cabinet companies in the country, she truly found her passion.
Coming back to her home state, she began to look for a company and a culture that would appreciate her talent and help her take her career to the next level of professionalism. “I found DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a family owned business that has an amazing Code of Values and a strong belief in God! After talking with Everett and Patty, I knew that this is where I wanted to call “home”. I plan to make this my career and grow as a member of a very talented team.”
Tommy Moody has been a loyal employee with DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen since 2004 utilizing his strengths in production management, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry – both finish and rough. Prior to his position with DreamMaker, he was an Operations Director for a local school district managing all maintenance.
Every day for Tommy is a good day no matter what circumstances come his way. His teammates describe Tommy as humble and both his teammates and his clients respect him for his consistent calm demeanor.
“The project manager, Tommy was conscientious, hard-working, thoughtful, and had a great personality for the duties required for this particular type of job. He has great public relationship skills and was able to get things done in a professional and timely fashion.” Juliet Turner
“Thank you Tommy you are a first-class craftsman/gentleman for taking me on the new bathroom journey.” Elaine McClenney
Harold Workman, “Mr. Magic”, has been utilizing his talents in the remodeling industry for 40+ years. His experience includes building new homes as a licensed general contractor, a cabinet builder, painter, plumber, electrician, framer, and a fine finish carpenter, none better that Kern County has to offer. He is admired by his team mates and by his clientele for his years of experience, cool demeanor, patience, work ethic, and meticulous craftsmanship.
“Hal and his construction crew were very professional. They went to great length to protect our rugs, walls and staircase from construction mess or damage.” Bill and Pam Huffstutter
“Hal seemed to be able to pull magic out of his hat…..” Jack and Lana Scott
Miguel has over 14 years of experience as a carpenter in the building industry. Before moving back to Bakersfield, he worked for high-end and well-respected companies in Monterey Bay, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach areas. Particularly, in Pebble Beach he had the opportunity to master his finish carpentry skills; setting cabinets and doing precision trim work in multi-million-dollar custom homes. Miguel is also adept at plumbing and electrical work, truly a multi-trade craftsman.
Being a husband and father is at the top of his list when not working. His beautiful wife, Janet, and his three children are his inspiration everyday to go to work and to do an outstanding job for his DMBK clients. He is proud and appreciates the opportunity to be part of an outstanding team such as DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen. “Everyday is a new learning experience for me to grow as a professional and to bring out the best in me. Thank you DreamMaker for giving me the opportunity to be part of your family.”