Meet Our Team
Michael Campuzano began his career working with his Father in Residential Construction and in local lumber yards, where he learned the ins and outs and nuts and bolts of the trade. For the next seven years, Michael worked as a Lead Carpenter and Project Manager at Gardner/Fox Associates, a Design/Build firm on Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line, catering to the most discernible Residential clients. In 2004 Michael left Gardner/Fox to launch New Market Builders LLC, combining Michael’s unique talents of project management, fine carpentry skills and an eye for detail as well as his superior vision for business direction and incorporating, repurposing and reinterpreting found items in unique design and execution.
Lauren Campuzano is a graduate of Drexel University, with a Master’s of Science Degree in Interior Design. After working at HLM Design (acquired by Heery International), Lee’s Studio, Gardner/Fox Associates, and many years teaching Interior Design at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Lauren joined Michael at New Market Builders to launch and oversee the Design portion of the company, allowing New Market Builders to offer a full range of Design / Build services.
Christopher Campuzano joined New Market Builders in 2004, shortly after the company’s founding. He worked and trained at Michael’s side for many years and has grown to run and oversee jobs in the field, insuring client satisfaction and superior job execution. Chris now enjoys the opportunity to bring other young helpers and apprentices up in the trades as they work to complete projects.
I started building when I was a kid, first in my Dad’s wood shop and then during my school years in shop classes. A 2-year High School carpentry program with the local Rotary Club followed, where I learned all aspects of Residential Construction, and then a 10 month program with the Carpenters Union. I have had the opportunity to work with a number of Contractors over the years, building unique homes and focusing on custom finish work, as well as working as an independent Contractor. I love Remodel because it’s never the same and I’m always learning new things on every job, which keeps every day interesting. When I have free time, I enjoy cooking and surfing.
In 2018, Grace ditched her work as a paralegal to pursue her building dreams! After taking courses at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, VT, she moved to Philly where she’s found her co-workers at New Market Builders to be wonderful teachers who are continually helping her grow as a carpenter. When she's not at work, you can often find her at the non-profit West Philly Tool Library, or at home where she loves to bake and knit!
Junior Designer / Office Assistant
Saime graduated from Dokuz Eylul University in Izmir, Turkey, her home country, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography in 2011. She decided to come to the United States the summer after she graduated for a summer exchange program and spent time working at the Jersey shore. As she began learning more about the US and experiencing the culture, she was determined to take E.S.L. classes to improve her English. After having a tough time getting into the photography industry, she made a decision to go back to school and enrolled in the Art Institute of Philadelphia for Interior Design. Upon graduating, she was offered a position with New Market Builders and joined the team to begin her career in the industry. When Saime is not working, she enjoys traveling, nature hikes, and spending time with her husband and their dog Aspen.