Lisa Woodruff

Lisa Woodruff, Head of Accounting

It was by sheer luck that I landed at Scott Simpson Design + Build. Once my youngest of three was in school and I was ready to be more productive. And I pondered what next. Northbrook, being a small community of awesome humans, answered in the form of an available position at a friend’s neighbor’s friend’s design build firm: SSDB! It was even better that I could utilize my previous training and experience in the financial services industry and learn about something completely new and exciting to me.

After graduating from University of Illinois with a BS in Finance, I worked in various roles at Bank One and Harris Associates, LP, most recently as a Senior Portfolio Associate in Wealth Management. After 14 years, I decided to focus on raising my three small humans.

Assisting the Design-Build Process

My experience in the financial services industry and experience with my own home remodel provides me with a unique perspective. Building a home can be an overwhelming process. The process requires trust between SSD+B and the vital trades as well as the client’s confidence in us. I strive to assist all parties by managing every contract, bid, invoice and myriad notes, from permitting to punch list of each custom home project, keeping a close eye on the budget all along the way, so clients can focus on the thrill of building something beautiful. It’s an honor to be part of a design build firm that brings dreams to life.

Between coordinating household logistics, I live with my wonderful husband and kids and I enjoy paddle boarding, running, tending to my vegetable garden and volunteering with my kids’ schools.

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Henry David Thoreau