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Meet GPD

Thom Greene, Principal Architect

 

Originally from Pontiac, Michigan, and a graduate of Lawrence University, Thom lives with his wife, Nadeen, in a 1910 Prairie-style home in the Lakewood Balmoral neighborhood. Together, Nadeen and Thom run Greensky Company LLC, renovating and managing award winning apartment buildings. They also own and run GreenSky in Andersonville; nominated as one of the top 5 eco-friendly shops in Chicago. Thom's hobbies include creating walkable community spaces, history and preservation, Chicago's lakefront, photography, painting, and tree pruning (certified Treekeeper #17) in the community and at his vacation home on Greene Island, where the loons are his friends.

 

Rick Proppe, Principal Interior Designer

 

Rick, originally from Southfield, Michigan, lives in the Edgewater Glen neighborhood with his wife, Barbara, and enjoys occasional visits from one or both of his adult kids. In his spare time Rick stays busy keeping up his home, visiting his vacation home in Empire, MI, and completing the occasional woodworking project, when time permits.

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Dan Ford, Project Manager

 

Minnesota born and Michigan raised, Dan Ford lives in the West Ridge neighborhood of Chicago in a George W. Maher bungalow he shares with his partner Larry and their rascally dog, Lola. He spends his time gardening, playing the piano, and maintaining their home, which was featured in the book, "Bungalow Nation." Dan has degrees in Architecture from the University of Michigan, and in Music from Western Michigan University.

 

Paula Flanagan, Interiors

 

Paula Flanagan has been a member of the GPD team since 1996. With color and texture always in mind, she can be seen schlepping fabric, wallcovering, and color samples to and from projects near and far. Originally from Michigan, Paula and her family travel there often to enjoy the beaches and forests on the other side of the lake. When she's not gadding about the Midwest, Paula enjoys digging in her garden and working on never-ending projects around her Chicago bungalow.

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Todd Zimmerman, Office/Business Manager

 

Todd was born and raised in Warsaw, Indiana, obtaining a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Purdue University. He has been keeping books in the design world for the past 20 years. He keeps busy with his tight-knit family and friends, books, movies, and most of all TV. The Andersonville neighborhood has been his home for the past 18 years and he relishes the 5-minute commute to work, leaving him hours of additional television time.

 

Lauren Artarian, Administrator

 

Lauren is the newest member of GPD. She was raised as a "suburbanite", but then moved to the city several years ago, and she will never go back. She resides in the Albany Park neighborhood with her partner and their one year old son. When she is not running around after him, she enjoys playing soccer and softball; while also dedicating any extra free time she may get to draw and work on her design skills.

 

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