with a strong background in plumbing, sandi perlman, ckd, cr has over 24 years experience in residential building and remodeling. she is president of blue ridge design, llc a full service company that specializes in all aspects of home design and construction. she currently teaches kitchen and bathroom design to interior design majors at indiana university purdue university indianapolis (iupui). she traveled with her students to hawaii to create a concept house from a shipping container and often has students from, iupui, ball state university, purdue university, indiana university, art institute of indianapolis and indiana state university doing internships with her where she educates them in construction, design and sales.
she is a licensed general contractor with proactive experience and knowledge of the complexities of home improvements as well as the emotional issues that arise.
education and professional certifications
• national kitchen and bath association (nkba)- certified kitchen designer
• national association of the remodeling industry (nari)- certified remodeler
• environmental protection agency (epa)- certified lead safe renovator
• consolidated city of indianapolis - licensed general contractor
• 2020 technologies- train the trainer, montreal canada
construction industry publications and presentations
• appliance magazine: "kitchen remodeling and specifying appliances"
• remodeler magazine: "women in the industry" featured article
• hgtvpro.com: "copper costs a pretty penny these days"
• associate press: "laminate countertops, vinyl floor regaining popularity in remodeling projects"
• curriculum development:
indiana university purdue university indianapolis- interior design program
art institute of indianapolis - interior design program
art institute of indianapolis - kitchen/bathroom design certificate
• keynote speaker, housing industry association, brisbane australia
community involvement & professional volunteer positions
• nkba- president, indiana state
• nkba- chapter representative, national
• nkba- vp academic relations, indiana state
• nkba- vp professional development, indiana state
• nkba- incoming chair, builder/remodeler advisory council, national
• nkba- incoming vice-chair, builder/remodeler advisory council, national
• nari - president, central indiana
• habitat for humanity- volunteer worker/leader
• indianapolis symphonic band- president of the board of directors
• indianapolis symphonic band - principal french horn and section leader
• sponsor- blue ridge design cycling team
• saltwater reef tank enthusiast