As a licensed Real Estate Agent with a Luxury Home Sales Certification, Julie has built and managed Real Estate and Title Insurance companies in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida, where she now calls home. Originally from Baltimore, MD and still a dedicated Ravens fan, Julie enjoys paddle boarding, golf, jogging, being near the water, and doesn’t miss Baltimore winters one bit!
With over 30 years of experience in both commercial and residential interior design, Robin McGarry brings an expert eye and practiced hand to the DBI team. She deftly blends design styles to create spaces that are simultaneously simple and complex, strong yet subtle. Defined by their understated elegance, Robin’s signature can be found in her attention to detail and sophisticated layering of texture and form throughout all her projects. In today’s non-stop digital age, her use of disciplined restraint, clean lines, and balanced configuration are composed into a place of respite for modern families.
Robin’s appreciation for interior architecture is matched only by her commitment to protecting its integrity as a top priority in her work. Her keys to success are steadfast organization and meticulous coordination, allowing her to create great design under the DBI banner.
Mary is an IDS Member, ASID Professional, and holds an Associate Degree in interior, bath, and kitchen design. The recipient of ASID awards, she notes that the ultimate reward is a delighted client. A self-proclaimed creative adventurer, Mary loves to travel in her ever-present desire to broaden her perspective. She finds respite in returning time and time again to destinations steeped in happy memories, but finds that her own home, which she shares with her husband, is her personal oasis.
A move to Florida from his hometown for the role of CAD Designer in the residential and commercial building market would prove to be his first step on the path to joining the DBI team in the capacity he is in today. After working with high-end builders and various companies, Pat stepped out on his own to build a freelance design business. His adept computer design skills caught the attention of Dwayne Bergmann and they have been collaboratively putting ideas onto the computer screen and into reality ever since. Pat carries a creatively influential appreciation for art, music, drafting, and design throughout his life, both personally and professionally.
Robin joined DBI with over 20 years of advertising, marketing, and account management experience under her belt. Following her family’s relocation to the Sunshine State, The Correnti’s hired Dwayne Bergmann Interiors to do their complete home renovation. So delighted and impressed with the process and finished product, Robin joined the DBI team in April 2015 and the rest is history. Robin, her husband, and their two beautiful boys still enjoy the home made just for them to this day.
Drawing parallels to Dwayne’s own unconventional path to the world of design, Andrea Folcik spent the first 10 years of her professional life pursuing a career in her chosen field of study, Astronomy. She applied her highly technical mind to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, going on to work in science research, teaching, and education. A return to school where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design from Harrington College of Design in Chicago, IL would mark the first chapter of the next 10 years as a licensed interior designer.
Fast forward to 2017 when Andrea joined the DBI team with a dually technical and creative expertise in AutoCAD, corporate commercial projects, luxury residential, high-end multi-family properties, and model homes. Her signature aesthetic is informed by her Northeast roots and Floridian soul, a blend of cool metropolitan function and earthly grounding form. Equal parts meticulous and artistic, Andrea approaches each project as an opportunity to educate and inspire.
Gabriella mindfully choose this career path because of the constantly evolving and dynamic nature of the design industry. She thrives on the strategic planning, coordinating, and communicating with clients, vendors, builders, and project managers to turn clients’ ideas into a vision, plan of execution, and deliver stunning results. “When a designer changes someone’s environment it changes their perspective and that is a powerful privilege.” The Missouri native had made a new home for herself and her pup, Athena in Southwest Florida.
Lea’s design style incorporates her love of nature with her generous use of organic elements and textures. When she is not designing, she loves spending her time photographing nature and volunteering as the Lead Set Designer at the Center for the Arts Bonita Spring for their youth theater program.
In 2016, Gabriela moved to the US with her husband where she became a fur-mom to a little wiener dog named Flora. Gabby flexes her artistic muscles with her expertise in drawings, 3D renderings, and software for the DBI team.
"Kay" as she’s fondly known around the DBI offices, keeps the showrooms and logistics chains running like the well-oiled machines in her father’s shop. All the while observing and absorbing like she did as a girl to grow her dream and flourish as an interior designer at DBI.
Having studied the masterful applications of these precious materials in Chicago, Italy, and France, it’s Marla’s passion that fuels her to create her own odes to the craft. Her tactful utilization brings a sense of beauty and balance to the home, enhancing and bringing to life the visions of the DBI design team.
Renowned for their expertise and ethics, Marla Davidson Tile & Stone Company has garnered the respect and loyal following of homeowners, award winning interior designers, custom home builders, and architects alike. Marla attributes her success to their ability to offer inspirations for exceptional design with thoughtful solutions tailored to the client’s vision and financial considerations.