Chris Mitchell

Founder + Partner

Chris has over 20 years experience in the construction industry, starting out visiting job sites as a kid, and working for his father's renovation company in high school. He then went on to build homes from the ground up throughout Southern VA. Chris wanted the freedom to run his own company, so he started a company remodeling primarily kitchens and bathrooms. Since then, he now works on investment properties throughout Northern Virginia. Chris is also an Army veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom & Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Mitch Gershman

Founder + Partner

Mitch has over 30 years of experience in Real Estate Investing and Property Management  including a number of personal properties across the US.  A University of Maryland graduate, former Telecom and C-Level Executive with the Washington Redskins, Mitch brings operational and financial expertise to Urban Cottage Design.  Mitch raised his three (adult) children in Northern Virginia and resides in Sterling, Virginia.  

Laurie Warden

Interior Decorator + Stager

Laurie has always had a passion for decorating homes- her own as well as those of friends and relatives. She has a keen eye for furniture placement & the use of space. Laurie thoroughly enjoys transforming spaces with the use of color and textures, and can stage your space to sell. She is a Certified Interior Decorator (CID) and a member of ASHSR (American Society of Home Stagers and Realtors). Laurie is also the owner of Room Service, LLC, which is a full service decorating, styling and redesign company. 


We are passionate about building, renovating and designing from the ground up. Check out one of our recent transformations.