Who We Are

We’re DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen, a design and remodeling company in Springfield, Illinois. At DreamMaker, since 2006 we have been helping people navigate the world of remodeling in a transparent and informative way. Whether it is a full home remodel or a minimal update to a single room, our focus is on the client experience.

We are confident that our design-build remodeling approach is the most convenient and least stressful way to accomplish your home renovation goals – all experts together on one team, an exclusive design experience in one location, and a single, complete agreement with just one point of contact from first conversation to final completion.

STAFF

Our Code of Values

Respect

We believe in providing superior service with the utmost respect to our customers, our community, and to each other.

Integrity

Our team is dedicated to upholding our rigorous standards – ensuring every aspect of your project turns out picture perfect.

Customer-Focused

We strive to understand and appreciate the unique needs of each and every client, in order to provide the highest level of service and seamless execution.

Our Warranty

When you contract with DreamMaker for your home remodeling needs, you are in good hands. Our biggest desire is that you will love your new space and will feel confident that you have invested wisely in your home and in your family. 

Have peace of mind that we are here for the long haul. Some call it warranty, we like to refer to it as “ongoing love”.  DreamMaker is grounded in this community with our brick and mortar presence, a stated 3-Year Warranty in every contract, and our Code of Values that guides all of our business practices.

Meet the Team

Say hello to our creative and passionate team and get to know the individuals who will work on your project.

Curt Trampe
General Manager
Robyn Stephens
Office Manager
Nathan Moden
Design Team Manager
Betsy Scobbie
Designer
Brooke Peterson
Designer
Chris Szymski
Designer
Kevin King
Designer
Dan Mella
Field Supervisor
David Rosas
Lead Carpenter
Kevin Glasscock
Lead Carpenter
Jeff Combs
Lead Carpenter
Jerry Ortman
Logistics Manager
Deb Trampe
Marketing Coordinator
Margaret Jurgens
Digital Marketing Specialist

Join Our Team

Join our award-winning team of designers, craftsmen, and support staff. We value the creative and innovative environment here at DreamMaker and are interested in discussing career opportunities with others who value the same. Interested? Read our Code of Values and contact us to submit your cover letter and resume.

Designed to Impress

Visit Our Showroom

Learn more about how to bring your project to life. Visit our showroom in person to see, touch, and experience remodeling.

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We ALSO BELIEVE in Having Fun In The Process!

Curt Trampe

General Manager

Although Curt’s Bachlor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Wheaton College may not be so related to the remodeling industry, his desire to own his own business combined with his attitude of continuous learning has positioned him as a small business owner since 1999. He has earned many industry credentials over the years – Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) through the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) & Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

What does he like about his job? “Collaborating with clients and other staff members to deliver a space that will enhance a client’s daily living environment and provide a place to generate lifelong memories.”

And what does he like to do outside of work? “Working in the yard; great food & wine; hangin with best friend (Deb); enjoying the moments God has blessed me with (all of them).”

Team: Greenbay Packers

Robyn Stephens

Office Manager

Born and raised in the Springfield area, Robyn joined the DreamMaker team back in 2010. She has held similar positions in the prior 25 years and has likely left each one more organized than when she started there. Lucky for us, she enjoys it and isn’t afraid to help with other duties as needed. And if you need a list of 500 ways to use a binder clip, she could provide that!

When asked what she likes about her job, “My job is different every day – from processing contracts to driving the forklift. I enjoy the challenge of keeping everything organized and running smoothly.”

Her other important roles include: Wife to Craig; Mom of two grown children; Grandma of four awesome grandkids. She keeps busy outside of work with bowling, reading, yard work, crafting, playing with grandkids, singing and community theatre.

Driver: Denny Hamlin

Nathan Moden

Design Team Manager

Nathan joined the DreamMaker team in 2020, and without any effort at all, lowers the average age of office employees here in the showroom.

Seriously and more importantly, he brings a sincere passion for (and over 12 years working experience in) connecting with and serving people well. How he answered the question regarding what he enjoys about his role is revealing…

“I enjoy working with people to assist in delivering great service that leads to exceptional results with every project possible. I like to think of my role in sales/design as a way to deliver a solution to a problem and not so much selling a product.”

Nathan maximizes his off work time – “I love spending time with my family. We enjoy being outdoorsy and enjoying nature. I enjoy working out and staying active with sports activities. I also enjoy volunteering with my church to serve my community in any way I can!”

Unique fact about Nathan? He is from a small town in southern Illinois called Oblong, which is the only Oblong in the world!

Betsy Scobbie

Designer

Meet Betsy Scobbie, a designer at DreamMaker who joined our team in the summer of 2023. With a Master’s degree in Interior Architecture and 10+ years in the industry, Betsy brings a wealth of knowledge and creativity to every project she takes on.

“I have enjoyed providing solutions to the client’s unique challenges and helping to improve their way of living in a way that is personal to them. Every project is a new challenge that needs solving, and I love that no two are alike.”

Outside of work, you can find Betsy tending to her yard or exploring local parks and trails with her dog; she loves the outdoors! Alongside her husband, Betsy has many hobbies, from brewing beer for local events and competitions to riding and rebuilding vintage bicycles. 

Betsy’s dedication to design and her zest for life make her an invaluable asset to the DreamMaker family, and we love having her on the team! 

Brooke Peterson

Designer

Adding all kinds of energy to the team is Brooke Peterson. You may know Brooke from his previous business, The Closet Guy. He is a Springfield native and enjoys being involved in the community. So, if you are a native of Springfield and socialize much at all, in less than five minutes you would be sure to have at least 20 mutual connections. 

Brooke has worked in the home improvement industry and in a similar role for 20 years, enjoying the process of helping people create spaces that look great while functioning well.

Outside of work, he enjoys running and working out, playing guitar with friends regularly, dabbling in home brewing, and is a self described avid reader and lifelong learner. When he gets a chance to get outside of Illinois, he enjoys heading to the mountains to climb in the summer and ski or snowboard in the winter.

In his words, “I am lucky to be married to my best friend, Amy.” We are excited to have Brooke (and Amy) join the DreamMaker Team!

Favorite Team: Green Bay Packers

Chris Szymski

Designer

Joining the team in 2022, Chris is a Springfield native and no stranger to the area (Springfield, Girard, Divernon, Quincy, Pawnee – you might call him the connoisseur of the small towns).

He is also no stranger to the kitchen and bath industry. He may look familiar as he has worked in the industry for 21+ years, specifically in the world of kitchen cabinet and kitchen design since 2016.

When working with homeowners and clients, he likes “making a difference in people’s lives, seeing amazing transformations, and coming up with solutions for everyday problems.”

On the personal side of things, we asked what he enjoys doing outside of work and he said, “playing poker, watching sports, remodeling and doing home improvement projects, trying new foods and spending time with family.”

Although being a hockey player would have been his first choice of professions, he is a great addition to the Design Team here at DreamMaker.

Favorite Team: Chicago Blackhawks

Kevin King

Designer

From Havana, IL, Kevin joined DreamMaker in 2014 and has been in the remodeling industry for over 30 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, where he used his God-given height of 6’7″ playing basketball. Today, we use his height to change light bulbs, get cobwebs down, etc. here in the office.

His hands-on experience remodeling over the years — every room of his home, helping friends with their homes, building decks, roofing, digging trenches, etc. is invaluable when helping clients envision possibilities for their home. In his words, “I like being able to create a new space for clients and help them visualize their finished project. It’s a good feeling when the project is complete in the time frame we tell them and everything looks beautiful.”

When he isn’t working, he is likely building a deck, a porch, playing bocce ball or playing with his dog, Wrigley.

Team: Chicago Bears

Dan Mella

Field Supervisor

Dan came to DreamMaker in 2022 as a Lead Carpenter with 18 years of experience in carpentry and a passion for always learning. He likes to think of himself as a self taught man who has gained much of his knowledge and different skills from each job he has worked and every tool he has used. In 2024, he was promoted to Field Supervisor to utilize his expertise in client communication, his dedication to his coworkers, and his work ethic. We love having Dan on the team!

Regarding work, he said, “…I like that I get to help people achieve their visions while also honing my skills and furthering my knowledge about different techniques…. I can always learn something new. My job is something that is always needed. Someone always needs work done around the house and it is a skill not everyone has. It makes me feel good to share my experience with others.”

His passion for learning, helping and working with his hands transitions seamlessly to his family time. In his words, “I love to spend time with my family. Everything I do is for them and it is the dream to have a profession to teach my children and better my home. I have two amazing kids and a beautiful wife that I can’t wait to get home to.”

He loves to explore the terrain with his Jeep (and a great group of friends), to travel and plan for the next adventure, to cook, grill and work on cars. So don’t ask him which team he roots for, ask him about the rubs he has developed for smoking meats!

David Rosas

Lead Carpenter

So if you played the game “who traveled the farthest…”, David would be our winner. He joined our team in 2020.

Born and raised in CD. Juarez, Mexico, David came to the United States at age 18, and is now a permanent resident. When asked about why he wanted to come to the US, he smiled and said, …

“The women… and work opportunities.” He grew up learning how to be a mechanic and would some day like to get his degree. Right now, he is transferring his skills to the carpentry trade very well. Here at DreamMaker he likes “the great communication that is a part of the projects and enjoys the learning experience”. We enjoy his sense of humor and his fast talking.

When not on the jobsite, he enjoys “cooking, spending time with his kids, playing soccer and helping others.”

Kevin Glasscock

Lead Carpenter

Meet Kevin Glasscock, one of the newest to our team! He is a seasoned Lead Carpenter with an impressive 17 years of experience in the industry. For Kevin, crafting perfection isn’t just a job – it’s a passion. His meticulous approach ensures that every project he undertakes becomes a masterpiece. Kevin thrives on creating spaces that transform houses into homes, always striving to make each project the absolute best it can be.

Beyond his carpentry skills, Kevin’s heart lies in building connections. He cherishes working with people, getting to know our customers, and contributing to making their homes better places. Kevin enjoys spending time with his ever-growing family outside of work. Born and raised in Springfield, his roots run deep in the community he serves.

A man of diverse interests, Kevin is not only a craftsman but also a musician. Whether he’s writing and recording music, attending concerts, playing golf, or enjoying the tranquility of fishing and camping, he embraces life with a love for learning and personal growth. 

Kevin has quickly become a vital part of the DreamMaker family, bringing dedication, skill, and a genuine passion for creating spaces that make dreams come true. We love having him on the team! 

Team: STL Cardinals

Jeff Combs

Lead Carpenter

Jeff Combs brings over 20 years of carpentry experience to DreamMaker as a Lead Carpenter. Raised in Loami, IL, Jeff comes from a long family line of carpenters, instilling in him a deep passion for the craft from a young age. Throughout his career, Jeff has always found the industry both fun and exciting, a sentiment that fuels his dedication to excellence in every project.

He’s a man of few words, but his craftsmanship speaks volumes. Jeff currently resides in New Berlin, where he enjoys spending quality time with his family and hitting the open road on his motorcycle when he’s not working.

At DreamMaker, Jeff’s extensive experience and family legacy of carpentry ensure that every project not only meets but exceeds our clients’ expectations! We love having him on the team.

Teams: Steelers and STL Cardinals

Jerry Ortman

Logistics Manager

In the critical middle of the DreamMaker process – after the completed design process and before the production team begins the remodel in your home – you will find Jerry Ortman. Jerry is our Logistics Manager, making sure that every little item needed for your new kitchen or bathroom is ordered, received, accurate, timely, labeled, and organized/staged in our warehouse to keep schedules on track.

Joining the team in 2022, he brings 25+ years of experience and a positive vibe. He likes staying busy, learning new things, and helping people. Specifically about DreamMaker, “I like that our company takes ownership of each and every job from start to finish.”

Outside of work, Jerry has no problem staying busy. He loves “spending time with family and friends… I have been involved in woodworking for about 20+ years. I love the process of taking raw wood and creating a finished product. I also really love to grill/smoke foods.” (admitting that he has a small addiction to spices and rubs).

Team: Dallas Cowboys

Deb Trampe

Marketing Coordinator

I’m Deb, and you have learned a little about the rest of the team through my eyes. I came on board with DreamMaker in 2010 and have enjoyed watching all of the changes over the years, the tweaks that have been made to our processes as we learn and grow, and the opportunities that are always out there to do better, be more efficient, or learn something new.

I have a Bachelors Degree in Finance from Illinois State University but really have no desire to work with money. My primary role is handling the marketing needs for our company and secondary role is supporting my boss and husband, Curt. My days vary, but include updating our website, scheduling and planning events, writing content for blog posts, or going to jobsites for photo shoots. It is fun marketing a brand and a service that I believe in.

Outside of work I am often working in the yard, baking cookies (or brownies, or cakes), checking in on our three kids, or enjoying life with my husband.

Team: Alabama Crimson Tide Football

Margaret Jurgens

Marketing Assistant

Meet Margaret, our Marketing Assistant at DreamMaker!

She recently joined our team in early 2023, bringing her passion for creativity and strategic thinking. As a Marketing & Digital Media graduate of Ball State University, Margaret’s marketing expertise and keen eye for design make her a valuable asset to our DreamMaker family.From crafting graphics, to keeping our social media buzzing, Margaret is dedicated to making every project one DreamMaker is proud of! 

Outside of work, Margaret stays busy with photography, board games, gardening, playing sports, traveling, and adding hobbies to her arsenal. Her and her husband are currently chasing the goal of spending 1000 hours outside in a year! 

Team: Cubs, Blackhawks, and City SC