JBG Design & Development


Architectural and Interior Design Services

Every creation of JBG Design & Development is unique. We  specialize in creating exclusive developments that are innovative in every aspect. With an unparalleled commitment to upholding the finest design standards, we stand apart in our meticulous attention to detail in creating communities that optimize the quality of life to ideally fit the locale.

Our professionals have more than 200 years of combined  experience in design and development, including identifying potential sites, managing the land use entitlement process, construction management, and interior and architectural design. Intensive research and feasibility studies initiate every development to ensure that it will fully exceed expectations. Staff architects, interior design and construction management personnel and an inexhaustible support group provide top-of-the-line design and development services.


Project Planning, New Development and Renovation Services

JBG Design & Development creates dreams. We have over 40 years of experience in developing premier senior living and health care communities and residential, commercial and retail properties. With partners as diverse as hospitals, private organizations and the not-forprofit sector, we provide design and development services and ownership opportunities.

Burt Elmer, AIA

Director of Architecture

Mr. Elmer joined The Goodman Group in 1992. He has extensive experience in senior living and health care architecture and interior design, operations programming and master planning, land use planning, conceptual and design development, and project administration. Mr. Elmer has a Bachelor of Architectural Technology from Andrews University in Michigan, and a post baccalaureate Professional Bachelor of Architecture from Washington State University. Mr. Elmer is a licensed architect in Florida, Minnesota, South Dakota, and Washington, and is a member of the American Institute of Architects. Prior to The Goodman Group, he worked for nine years as a consultant to Sidney and John Goodman to refine and enhance product excellence.

Mark Fisher

Project Manager

Mr. Fisher has more than forty years of experience in the design, construction and development of residential, commercial, health care and senior living communities. He has been affiliated with The Goodman Group for more than twenty years. Mr. Fisher has served as VP of JBG Design & Development for nine years and has been responsible for overseeing all phases of development from planning and zoning, architectural, interior design, and construction management of each community developed or renovated. He is a licensed General Contractor in Florida, providing a full range of development services to The Goodman Group. Prior to joining The Goodman Group, Mr. Fisher was President of Touchmark Homes.

Jeff Drews, IFMA

Director of Asset Management

Mr. Drews joined The Goodman Group in 2013. He has more than 18 years of facility management and operation experience and brings a wealth of knowledge in the Medical Device and Health Care industry. Prior to The Goodman Group, he worked for Edwards Life Sciences as Senior Maintenance Engineering Manager. He has also held facilities and operation positions with St. Jude Medical and Wolfram Research. Mr. Drews is responsible for physical plant management and ongoing preventative maintenance for all communities under management. He has a Bachelor in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.

Chris Schneider

Senior Construction Accountant

Ms. Schneider came to The Goodman Group in 2013 as a contract employee and transitioned to a company employee in 2014. She has more than 25 years of experience in construction accounting and administration; with a wide range of construction entities, including custom home builders, specialty contractors, and large general contractors.

Jamie Kashmere

Project/Administrative Assistant

Ms. Kashmere joined JBG Design & Development in 2014 with more than 20 years of construction administration and project management/estimating assistance experience. She has worked in all administrative facets of the construction industry from small remodeling contractors to large general contractors and road building organizations. Jamie is responsible for assisting the Department Manager, the Director of Asset Management, the Director of Real Estate and Development, as well as the Director of Architecture, and coordinating contracting for all construction projects.

Brian O’Donnell

CMMS & Facilities Manager

Mr. O’Donnell Joined the Goodman Group in 2015. He has more than 30 years of experience in the commercial HVAC industries. He worked for many years at Mammoth Industries in Chaska where he held the position of Senior Research & Development Engineer as well as General Manager of the Clean Room facility. Brian has an Associate degree in Drafting from Hennepin Vo-Tech and is a long time ASRAE member. Brian’s recent accomplishments include recommissioning of all of the Eden Prairie School’s Air Cooled Condensers as well as the design and installation of a new Generator Station at North Dakota State University.

Kristin Warren

Interior Design Assistant

Ms. Warren joins JBG Design & Development as a recent graduate from Dunwoody College of Technology with her Bachelors of Science in Interior Design. She assists with all aspects of the interior design process throughout The Goodman Group portfolio. Kristin creates three dimensional space renderings, enabling the team to better communicate the final outcome of all projects.

Jennifer French

Senior Interior Designer

Mrs. French joined JBG Design & Development in 2013.  She is a licensed and published interior designer, providing a full range of professional skills to the Goodman Group and its facilities. Her prior experience includes over 20 years in Resort, Hospitality, Commercial and Residential Interiors for top design firms throughout the country and overseas. She is responsible for the interior design process from initial conceptualization through completion as well as furniture selection and installation.

Jill Johnson

Design Services Assistant

Jill Johnson came to The Goodman Group in 2014 as our Receptionist/Front Office Administrator; and has 25 years of experience in sales and customer service. Transitioning into JBG Design & Development as our Design Services Assistant; we know that her strength in customer service will contribute to building strong relationships with our vendors and associates.


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