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DreamMaker Anne Arundel County Team

With a dedication to superior craftsmanship and ethical excellence, our team of specialists deliver a design that meets your specific needs, while communicating consistently throughout the entire remodeling process. You can feel secure that your project will be completed in the most efficient manner possible with minimal disruption to your life. Plus, our foundation in honest, ethical business practices makes us the professionals you can trust to give you the home you've always wanted.

Brian Moran


Brian started a home improvement business in 1999 with his sister, Jennifer, and her husband, John Walker. In 2006, they bought a DreamMaker franchise. 

A native of Olney, Maryland, Brian and his family now live in Crownsville. He and his wife, Sara, have two children:  Brennan, 8, and Fiona, 5. He coaches Brennan's baseball team and enjoys watching his daughter participate in gymnastics and soccer. The family also enjoys boating in the area, and Brian likes to play softball. 

Love of remodeling started when he worked as a carpenter assistant in high school for his now-brother-in-law John Walker. The two then decided to form the home improvement business. Now as a DreamMaker franchise, he tries to live its Code of Values. 

"We don't sell a job just to get a job," said Brian. "We put our heart into every job. We want it to be an incredible experience through the whole remodeling process."

 


 

 Jennifer Walker

Co-owner Jennifer Walker started out helping her younger brother, Brian Moran, and her husband, John Walker, “behind the scenes” when Brian and John first opened a home improvement business in 1999. In 2001, after coming off maternity leave with their first child, the mother of three said she returned part-time to her job as an ultrasound technologist at a breast imaging center and then also went part-time working in the family business.

She and her husband, John, have known each other since elementary school. They were close friends and enjoyed a close circle of friends in high school. They have three children: Gavin, 12; Delaney, 10; and Keaton, 6.

The family enjoys boating on the nearby Chesapeake Bay. John and Jennifer also enjoy watching their children play lacrosse and soccer.

 


 

John Walker

“I’m a hands-on guy, always have been,” says co-owner John Walker. What John loves best is talking to customers, scheduling jobs, working with the designer and doing the work. He’s been in the home improvement business for 25-30 years. In 1999, he and friend Brian Moran started a home improvement business together. Later, he married Brian’s sister, Jennifer, and she worked behind the scenes on the business until joining them part-time in 2001.

In 2006, they bought a DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen franchise, and John continues to be the one who does the remodeling after Brian sells the job, Paula designs it, and Jennifer manages the books.

 


 

Marty Hilt

Marty Hilt joined DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Anne Arundel in 2006 after retiring from Delta Airlines. Raised in Pennsylvania, he started working for Delta in Chicago after high school. In 1977, he transferred to the area where he worked at Washington National Airport (Now Reagan National Airport) until his retirement.

At DreamMaker, he works as a carpenter and helper for John. “I do whatever needs to be done,” he said. “I’m willing to do anything to get the job done.”

 


 

Paula

When it comes to designing kitchens and baths, Paula Shantzis leads the charge at DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Anne Arundel County. Paula considers this her second career after being an executive in the insurance industry doing marketing.

She returned to school to study interior design when her daughter, Abby, was in middle school. She started doing interior design work in 2008. She returned to Anne Arundel Community College to teach interior design courses for three years. An architectural course is what led her to start designing kitchens and baths.

“I knew doing commercial interiors, it would mean a lot of time away from home, or I could be at home doing kitchens and baths,” she said, explaining why she chose to focus on bath and kitchen remodeling.

Paula has studied under a nationally known premier designer as his design assistant. “I learned kitchens and counters and took that knowledge with me to DreamMaker. He actually was my teacher for kitchen and baths.”

She brought that knowledge and experience to DreamMaker, and enjoys her work there. “It’s a small community, and we all are very comfortable with each other,” she added.

“Brian, Jennifer and John are great people, and I love that it (DreamMaker) is a family business. They have tremendous integrity.”

She and her husband, Steve, enjoy sailing. She also is active in a book club that started as a mother-daughter book club when Abby was in sixth grade. 

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