About Us

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Designers, Remodelers & Outfitters for the modern home

 

Urbanata is a Design/Build firm founded in 2012 based on the concept of European kitchen fitters (new home, new kitchen) … but Urbanata took it one step further by applying this idea to the whole house: One place with everything you need for the modern home.

We are a team of highly talented designers and skilled tradespeople who set the bar for the modern design aesthetic in Seattle. Professional yet approachable, we pride ourselves on our ability to take complex ideas and turn them into relatable projects that our clients love.

Always searching for new innovations in the market, we actively curate a collection of brands and products which offer the highest form and function.

J.D. Nesbitt

CEO

J.D. Nesbitt comes to Seattle by way of Indianapolis with an extensive design background and in-depth knowledge of the home remodeling industry, having previously co-founded his own residential interior design firm. He's a practicing minimalist currently residing in 200 sq. ft., and loves all things tiny home related. J.D. joined Urbanata because of a love of contemporary design and a desire to work with European styled spaces, materials and finishes. His talented, keen eye for detail, and disdain for inefficiency made him the perfect choice to transition from designer into our trusted CEO and lead Urbanata into our next growth phase.

Aysin Yenigun

Senior Designer

With a background combining her many years spent in engineering, architectural interior design, and extensive international travel, Aysin is a design industry leader. Although she’s directed her own wildly successful interior design business, she finds the collaborative and creative team environment we strive for to be a great fit for her fantastic modern style and design prowess. Aysin’s excellent sense of style and taste is only matched by her ability to convey complex ideas in meaningful ways.

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Jake Neidlinger

Kitchen Designer

Jake is a recent transplant to the Seattle area from small-town Indiana. He has always wanted to move to Seattle because of the architecture here and the design freedom found here. He loves the variety of homes and styles that make Seattle the great city that it is. He is a recent graduate of Indiana University, bringing experience in interior design, graphic design, and furniture making. Jacob’s passion for design, from the technical side to the materials and more, is what makes him a good fit here at Urbanata!

Steve Hunter

Designer

Meet Steve Hunter. He hails from Detroit but has called the Pacific Northwest home for the last 40 years. Steve has always been involved in the home industry, with his love for residential design stemming from a long history in local real estate development. With years spent in the field as a general contractor, gaining unmatched knowledge in home remodeling, he’s up for any kitchen or bath remodel challenge that comes his way.

Joe Goldsmith

Warehouse Manager

A Pacific Northwest native, meet our logistics mastermind, Joe Goldsmith, our warehouse manager. His positive attitude and good nature are contagious. He efficiently handles all important day to day coordination of product delivery. Easy to work with and a great communicator, rest assured that you’ll be kept up-to-date with all product and material arrivals. 

Nadia Godfrey

Showroom Coordinator

Every office needs a people person, and at Urbanata that means Nadia Godfrey. Her endless enthusiasm and creativity are a perfect match to meet our multitasking design showroom needs. With a background ranging from business to sales to construction, she’s a huge part of what makes Urbanata tick. We’re so happy to have her as such an integral point person on our ongoing projects, in our showroom, and as a great resource for clients and potential clients!

Petr Vrsek

Site Superintendent

Born and raised in Seattle, Petr started out painting around town and grew himself into a skilled general contractor with his own thriving business. Quick with a smile, he offers a knowledgeable perspective on Seattle’s growing and changing home design/build industry. With an eye for all aspects of construction as well as an in-depth understanding of home renovation, Petr has proven to be indispensable as Urbanata’s resident Site Superintendent. Our clients and team members depend on his years of experience and unmatched talent.

Dumitru Stavila

Finish Carpenter

Hailing from Moldova, Dima is an extremely skilled finish carpenter with an unmatched work ethic. He has a real passion for design and architecture. He has been working in construction since high school. After moving to Seattle in 2012 and later joining the Urbanata team, he’s garnered an extensive knowledge with both indoor and outdoor remodeling, with a specialty in immaculate kitchen cabinet work.

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Richard Janes

Project Manager

This Seattle native Seattleite comes to our team with over 18 years in commercial project management. and estimating, Richard’s skill in organization and communication is simply extraordinary. Clients and teammates alike rely on his ability to orchestrate a large number of complex scheduling and purchasing tasks to ensure that projects get seen through from start to finish without any delays. Richard is great to work with and even though he always returns a call or an email, you’ll likely find he’s already kept you up-to-date.

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Dave Giltner

Marketing Manager

Having owned, directed operations for and marketed both a successful design|build firm as well as a digital and print publication, Dave now brings his knowledge and experience to Seattle. Another native of Indianapolis, he plays a key role in helping the Urbanata brand connect with clients in the market for our products and services. A minimalist, Pug enthusiast and lover of all things sci-fi he makes an excellent, well-rounded member of our team.

Valentin Stoev

Sales Executive

Born in Varna, Bulgaria, Val spent his youth in different parts of Europe, gaining knowledge in architecture, design, sales and customer service. He moved to Seattle in the late 90’s and found himself resonating with the local residential design and construction scene. Val has been with Urbanata since the beginning and his extensive knowledge, experience, and passion for modern design have helped for our client-centric business model.

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Mieko Kawata

International Business Development Specialist

A graduate of the prestigious Kwansei Gauin University in Japan, Mieko developed excellent business and marketing skills in a number of industries. Having founded her own successful travel company and with the additional experience she gained while in Vietnam developing bamboo hardwood products, fate brought her here to Seattle. Her expertise in international business and brand development has proven invaluable here at Urbanata.