Welcoming Rodrigo Hernandez to Vision DBR

Please help us welcome our new professional interior designer, Rodrigo Hernandez. We are excited to have him as a part of our Vision Design Build Remodel team, and we know you will be pleased to work with him as well.

Rodrigo was born in New York City, but his family moved to this area when he was just ten years old. He’s been living in North Carolina since that time and considers Hickory his hometown. 

His dad works in the construction field, so while Rodrigo was growing up he was exposed to the construction process and began to comprehend it. “I think looking at projects as a kid sparked my interest in the field,” explains Rodrigo. On top of that, he was always interested in art and design. He remembers taking one or two classes every semester in high school because he enjoyed the classes so much. 

Rodrigo recently graduated from Western Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and a minor in art. In school he was mostly interested in residential interior design courses. After taking many classes, and his summer internship with Walker Woodworking in 2017, he realized residential interior design was definitely his goal for his future occupation. During his senior year at WCU, he had the honor to be awarded the Rising Star in Interior Design Award by the International Furnishings and Design Association.

Because of the passion Rodrigo felt for residential interior design, he decided to apply for the position of interior designer at Vision Design Build Remodel. “At VDBR I knew I would be able to explore my creativity and learn more about the field,” Rodrigo emphasizes. “I also knew I wanted to work for a smaller construction firm because they always have a welcoming environment. After speaking to Cody, I realized this would be a great opportunity to start my career in the residential design field.”

Rodrigo’s main responsibility at VDBR is designing all the interiors of our projects. He designs functional spaces that meet our clients’ needs and wants by completing design interviews, specifying materials and finishes, etc. Recently there was a remodeling project that offered Rodrigo a bit of a challenge. The space allowance for the kitchen was small, so designing and configuring a new functional kitchen took a great deal of serious thought. He collaborated with Cody and explored different kitchen layouts to see which design worked the best. Rodrigo eventually finalized the perfect design.

“Here at Vision Design Build Remodel I am creative and motivated to do my best work,” Rodrigo affirms. “I believe with collaboration, we can conquer any project. My favorite thing about working at VDBR is the work environment. Every day in the office is a good and welcoming day.”

Whenever Rodrigo has free time, he especially enjoys painting, drawing pen and ink illustrations, and going on day trips with his friends.

If you are considering a home remodeling project, contact VDBR at 828.292.0615 or visit our website. Our creative interior designer, Rodrigo, is here to help you plan your vision.