Owner & CEO
Janice Donald, owner and CEO of Eren Design, loves her job! As she says, “I guess it’s because I feel a special bond with so many of our remodeling clients. Some of our clients are right in the middle of raising the kids and having busy careers and I can certainly sympathize with that! Terry and I have four wonderful children and when they were growing up we were both busy with our careers and juggling work and the children’s activities. Now that they are grown, we love to travel and explore, and yet want to have a great home that is welcoming to the kids, grandkids, (and even great-grandkids!) when they come over for family gatherings.”
Janice took over the operation of Eren Design and Remodel in 2001 from the former owners, Eric and Ellen Schneider. She had worked at Eren Design since 1992 in an accounting capacity and became CEO in 2000, after health issues caused Eric to step down from a leadership role. Janice was ready, and seamlessly took over the reins of the operation. “Finally, a chance to explore my creative side!”
However, as a former accountant, Janice also has an eye for detail and quality which really helps in working with clients throughout the design process. This past of focusing on numbers gives Janice the ability to understand clients’ budgets and financial expectations on their remodeling projects. “I really try to balance the numbers with the creative process to make each remodeling project we do here in the Tucson area a win on all fronts for our clients,” says Janice.
Janice is the current President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and member of NAHBA, NARI, and USGBC.
She enjoys the outdoors especially biking and being active in the Tucson community with her husband, Terry. “Let’s face it, being from Ohio (we moved to Arizona in the 70’s), I love this climate and want to enjoy it to the fullest, just as many of our clients do as well.