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About us

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About us

What we do

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.

DANIELLE + MICHAEL GUTELLI

Co-Founders

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.

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Leslie Olech

Interior Designer

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!

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Matthew Kubat

General Contractor

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!

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Josh Stoddart

Creative Director

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.

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Jason Cowan

Finish Carpenter

C+A was introduced to Jason and his insane talent of building custom furniture during a 2019 remodel project they were a part of. The two instantly felt a deep admiration for each others work and kept in touch over the years that followed. As C+A was searching for the ideal candidate to lead all custom built-ins, finish carpentry and co-lead the development of a furture line of home products, Jason came to mind. After a quick interview process with the team it was unanimous – Jason was “it” – and he is now the Finish Carpenter on the build team.

Jason resides in Canton, MI with his daughter and growing collection of guitars and amps. When he’s not in the shop building his latest custom piece he can be found endlessly traveling the world and enjoying all the good foods and cocktails with his better half, and continuously strengthening his talent on the strings.