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Clark + Aldine is a full-service residential Design + Build firm comprised of in-house Designers, Builders and Creators, as well as an extended group of trusted specialized trade professionals. Together, we lead our clients throughout the entire process from ideation to completion assisting with space planning and renderings, selection and fulfillment of all fixtures and finishes, creation of custom elements such as built-ins, and, of course, installation and styling to deliver a one of a kind space where memories are created and cherished forever.
Named after the Chicago streets where Danielle + Michael first met, Clark + Aldine was born out of a love for design and everyday functionality. Their collective chemistry was discovered and nurtured by updating each of the 7 apartments they lived in over the 10 years they spent together in Chicago. A move to Michigan, and nearly 5 years later, their passion and design influence continued to grow, pushing them to leave their established careers behind in pursuit of building Clark + Aldine.
Together Danielle and Michael oversee all operations at Clark + Aldine, a Design + Build firm specializing in custom residential remodeling. Danielle serves as Lead Designer and Content Strategist, while Michael is General Contractor and has oversight of all Business Operations.
They currently reside in and operate the Clark + Aldine Studio and Warehouse spaces in Downtown Plymouth, MI with their two boys and dog, Niko.
Leslie is our resident DJ, Interior Designer and Content Manager. A Detroit Metro native, she spent 10+ years on a path of “figuring it out” before she took a leep and applied for a job that married her passions with a profession. Her positive attitude and genuine vibe was infectious from day one; she turns a rainy day into an oceanfront party. Leslie has a natural ability to capture each client’s persona by bringing their individual visions to life with a blend of vintage and modern elements.
On any given day, you might find her enjoying Detroit’s House Music scene, hiking or kayaking with her husband and dog, on her Peloton and/or Pilates Reformer, catching a Detroit sporting event (DEEEETROIT BASKETBALL) or soaking in a hot tub with a margarita. Only good vibes and good times with this one!
In late 2018 Matthew came to Clark + Aldine with an abundance of trade experience from running underground fiber optics to pipe fitting, plumbing and tile work. It was immediately evident that Matthew had a natural skill set and genuine curiosity to “figure things out”. Matthew now runs the day to day as General Contractor across every residential project C+A touches, writes content for the blog and manages all communication during the construction phase. Our clients continue to inform us how joyful Matthew is to be around, somehow making the chaos of a construction project both enjoyable and entertaining.
When he’s not remodeling a home or crafting a set of built-ins Matthew enjoys spending time with his son and family, hitting the bike trails, and slopes when snowboarding season is in full swing. Oh yeah!
After 7+ years in the Landscaping industry designing and installing residential landscapes, Katie was yearning for a change. Upon seeing the opportunity at C+A she submitted what has to be one of the best applications of all time. The entire team was in awe, and Katie officially joined Clark + Aldine as Project Manager in August of 2022. She brings with her an abundance of experience working behind the scenes as liaison between homeowners, builders and trades ensuring that extensive renovation projects move as swiftly and efficiently as possible.
Katie resides in Brighton with her husband and daughter where they have daily encounters with wildlife on their 5 acres of gorgeous scenery. She can be found rolling up to the C+A Studio, Yoga studio and jobsite in a badass Jeep Wrangler (in C+A green, of course), or when not at work, enjoying as much time and wine outdoors as possible.
On a random Saturday morning in 2018 Danielle was enjoying a latte at a local coffee shop and overheard someone talking about videography. In true Danielle fashion she introduced herself, C+A and what we were looking to create. We introduce you to Josh, the barista extraordinaire and videographer in that discussion. Josh is Creative Director and resident barista at C+A, leading all content initiatives for design build projects and brand partnerships, and keeping the entire team caffeinated (except for Ryann). Since a young age he always had a camera in his hand, whether recording family gatherings and holidays, and always looking to tell a good story through visual mediums.
Josh and his wife reside in Downtown Plymouth and can be found out and about walking the town, getting involved in the community and enjoying time with loved ones. They have a love for travel where they can explore new areas for their coffee + tea, food and architectural design.