Meet Our Team

Skilled craftsmen with management skills define our full-time carpenters who day in and day out represent Design Build Team to our clients. David Dussair, President of DBT, make up the architectural staff. Office and financial management are directed by Linda Pierce, payroll, and Merejo Dussair, Chief Financial Officer.

Unlike many construction companies today, we are proud of the fact that we have kept our staff as “employees”, not “contract for labor”. With this designation, we pay matching FICA, state and federal unemployment, and as required by law, Workmen’s Comp and Liability insurance. We also have a company retirement plan for our employees. We are proud of our low employee turnover as it reflects the value we place on our relationships.

David Dussair, Architect and Builder

Talent and integrity are characteristics most quoted by Design Build Team’s past clients to describe DBT president David Dussair.

Creating spaces and using shapes both contemporary and traditional in a unique fashion is David’s forte. He is skilled at taking clients’ ideas and visualizing the finished product. Unlike other architects who don’t build, he knows how to construct exactly what he designs.

David is a professional architect, registered in both Kansas and Missouri. He graduated with a degree in architecture from Kansas State University. He is currently a member of AIA, American Institute of Architects; NCARB, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; HBA, Home Builders Association; and CGP, Certified Green Professional.

“Dave, thank you for building such a beautiful room for us. It’s much more than we expected. It’s definitely the best room in our home.”

Comment from the Lewis family:

“The builders were extremely professional, courteous and thorough in their work. Our family is extremely pleased with all that has been completed.”

Another satisfied client:

“Your employee was awesome! He was very understanding of our concerns. His craftsmanship is excellent. He was also very responsive to phone calls, messages and follow up documentation for the windows and floors.”

Design Build Team Kansas City





David Dussair with Interior Designer Maggie Goss

and Garret Wilson, Architect





Andy Pfannes

Having completed two years of construction management at a local junior college, Andy excels at keeping jobs on time and on budget.




Uriel Olea

Uriel has been trained by our more experienced carpenters and has developed into an intelligent and trusted employee.

Financial and Office Management

Financial and Office Management

Merejo Dussair and Linda Pierce handle DBT’s payroll, billing, and office systems management. 

   Linda Pierce

   Merejo Dussair