Who is the Old World team? We aren’t a team of rockstars or ego-driven designers looking to tout our awards and tell you how great we are. Yes, we have awards and a highly talented team. However, who we really are is a group of hardworking people that all share a love for building homes. Our approach to each house is founded on listening to your desires, the uniqueness of your property and the collaboration of our team to bring your ideas to life in your forever home.
Andrew & Andy are the product of a long lineage of homebuilders. Joining forces in 2009, the OWC co-founders have strived to create a unique vision of custom homebuilding by utilizing the foundation of knowledge instilled by their multi-generational tie to the construction market. Andy, a CPA, oversees the firms financial position while Andrew, a visionary, directs the firm’s production and creative process.
From a young age she had a strong sense for design. She graduated from The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design. She built her personal home with Old World in 2013 and from that moment we knew she was somebody we wanted on our team! She joined our team in 2017 and her discerning eye has helped countless clients realize the dream of building their forever home.
Natasha joined the OWC team after touring one of our model homes. She was hooked by our unique layout and special architectural details the minute she walked through the door. Natasha’s Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike has been helpful over the years bringing clients and homeowners inspirations to life. She resides in North Canton with her husband and 4 teenage children. Her “hobbies” outside of work include enjoying all of her children’s pursuits in music, dance, baseball and football, and an occasional Cleveland Indians game.
Jim has been in love with home design his whole life. As a previous client of Old World, Jim is no stranger to the new home construction process through the eyes of a customer. His love for home design combined with his knowledge of building enables him to create artful home designs that are streamlined to meet your budget and design aesthetic. When not working on home design, his time is spent with his wife Nikki and three sons Jack, Ben and Charlie playing ball, fly fishing and watching Ghostbusters (not entirely because of his kids….).
Andrea Black (left) is the Lead Interior Designer for our Central Ohio design team. With a degree in Interior Design from Bowling Green State University, Andrea has made a career out of her passion of helping clients create spaces they will enjoy for years to come. Living in Columbus for over 17 years, Andrea enjoys running and being an active member of the Rock City Church. A wife to Joe, who is a chef and luckily does all the cooking, they have two wonderful boys Mitchel and James.
Kevin English (middle) is the General Manager of our Central Ohio construction team. Originally Kevin oversaw our Cleveland division but recently has moved to Columbus to assist our transition into this new market. Bringing over 15 years of new home construction experience, Kevin is excited to bring Old World to Columbus, Ohio. A father to Cameron & Grace, both he and his wife Natalie enjoy weekends full of sports and ballet with the kids, Ohio State Football and Ohio State Football, yes it needed to be said twice.
April Small (right) is the talented woman behind all of our hand drawings and is the Lead Architectural Designer for Central Ohio. April has always had an interest in art and drawing but once she discovered her love for architectural design and creating spaces for families to live she never looked back. April and her husband Justin live on her grandparents farm and are neighbors with her parents and brother. Living close to family allows them to come together for farm maintenance and family dinners. Just like Kevin, April agrees that Saturdays are for Buckeye Football!