The McDowell Team

Kate MIkelsons
Kate MIkelsons
Joined the McDowell Team September 2016 

Kate joined the McDowell team in 2016 to pursue her desire to help people create living spaces that reflect their personality and lifestyle.  Starting out in the Fashion Industry, her creativity & talents have transitioned into home remodeling.

Kate grew up in St. Charles, and she and her active young son currently live in Geneva.  Chasing him around keeps her busy and helps fulfill her passion for running and fitness.

Education & Experience: Graduating with a BA in Fashion Design, Kate worked as a technical designer and product merchant for Ralph Lauren in New York City, and then moved back to Chicago and started her own Women's Apparel line in 2006.  Over the past several years, her interests have evolved into residential remodeling, and she finds it both challenging and rewarding.

Favorite Weekend Activity: Hanging out with friends and family and getting reacquainted with the Fox Valley area.

"Go to" Style icons: Jeff Lewis, Kate Marker, Chip and Joanna Gaines

In Kate's Words: "In my opinion, one of the most unsettling feelings is living in a space that doesn't reflect you or your personality.  I love that at McDowell remodeling, we help our clients turn their hopes and dreams into reality.  Being a part of that process is extremely rewarding and knowing that we have the talent and reputation in the field to get any job done big or small makes it even more enjoyable.  I look forward to helping you with your project."


Bob McDowell
Sue McDowell
Debi Clarke
Pam Preston
Tracy Levin
Kate MIkelsons
Hannah Kolzow
Kristi Falco

Jim Ledermann
Mark Daszkiewicz
Neal Trenery
Jack Lacey
Ryan Moore
Peter Sinsabaugh