A Message from Angela Harris
Nearly 20 years ago, I saw a need in the market for a design firm that could be a true partner to builders and developers – a firm that understood the sales and marketing aspects as well as how to deliver compelling design. TRIO was born out of a belief that through a market-driven design approach, we could hit targeted markets at a lower cost, in a shorter time period and with better quality merchandise. We were right.
Today, TRIO collaborates on all aspects of master planned communities, model homes, clubhouses, sales centers, commercial and hospitality projects, and multifamily apartment communities. We also offer a comprehensive studio for everything related to interior architecture and merchandising. We’re one of the fastest-growing design and merchandising firms in the nation for a reason. We set ourselves apart through hard work, expertise, client service, and a deep understanding of the importance of designing marketable products. And, in my opinion, we have one of the best teams in the business.
We Are TRIO, Nice to Meet You
TRIO is one of the most highly-regarded, fastest growing design and visual merchandising firms in the nation, and we’re considered an international leader in creative, market-driven design. TRIO takes pride in its staff and is led by a team of experts.
With a master’s degree in Sustainable design, Angela brings a passion for environmentally responsible solutions that consider how a space impacts the health and happiness of the people who use it. Having established a reputation for designing environments that seamlessly blend marketing, design, wellness and sustainability, Angela is currently leading the charge to incorporate WELL Building Standards into production and multifamily housing.
Under her leadership, TRIO has received more than 50 Awards in the past five years, including both Detached Community of the Year and Master Planned community of the Year at NAHB’s The Nationals in 2019. Angela’s individual honors include the 2018 NSMC Associate of the Year, 2016 Icon Award from the Home Building Association of Metro Denver and designation in Professional Builder’s 2015 “40 Under 40” program, which recognizes home building’s next generation of innovators and leaders. She was named 2014 Builder Partner of the Year by Denver’s Home Building Association, and its 2013 Rising Star and Volunteer of the Year. She regularly speaks to national industry audiences about brand positioning, design, sustainability and merchandising.
In 2019 Angela launched her own lifestyle brand, which includes an innovative furniture line with Phillips Collection and a successful tile line with TileBar, which can now be found at Home Depot and Wayfair. You can follow Angela online to learn more about what’s next: @byAngelaHarris.
Prior to his role at TRIO, Drake served as Senior Director, Content Distribution for Comcast and NBCUniversal for 10 years, where he negotiated complex affiliation agreements as part of a team responsible for $3 billion in annual revenue. Drake graduated with degrees in Communications and Business Management from Ohio University, and served as revenue chair for the NBC SportsNet Philadelphia Shining Star Awards while also supporting fundraising efforts for the Sean “Ranch” Lough Memorial Scholarship Fund.
He prefers boots and flip flops to wingtips, Golden Retrievers to toy poodles, sailboats to speedboats, books to TV shows, anything outdoors, and family above all else.
Elizabeth is responsible for leading the team in the successful execution of drawing sets and technical specifications. She also oversees all production scheduling, construction site visits and organizational wide training programs. Elizabeth works in tandem with the VP of Creative, leading the design team to deliver exceptional and consistent design to our clients.
Prior to joining TRIO in 2012, Elizabeth amassed a broad range of design experience through designing model homes, residential design projects, commercial office buildings and multi-family communities. After 5 years as a Designer and Design Director with TRIO, Elizabeth transitioned to VP of Operations, a role that capitalizes on her creative talents and strategic vision for the organization.
Elizabeth has a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is a LEED accredited professional, and is NCIDQ certified. She enjoys participating in events a Home Builders Association of Metro Denver and is passionate about continuously expanding her knowledge in the areas of design and construction.
Aside from design, Liz enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time with her husband and son, preferable in the beautiful Colorado mountains. She also enjoys being able to give back to her community through support of local non-profit groups that focus on at-risk youth.
Christie joined TRIO in 2015. She quickly established herself as an exceptional designer, working with clients such as Reylenn Properties, LMC and Shea Homes. Recognizing her talent and role as a design leader, Christie was named head of Creative in 2017 with the goal of establishing and refining TRIO’s signature design approach.
Prior to her work with TRIO, Christie spent a decade working as an interior designer and then as Director of Design in California before moving to Colorado in 2010 to open a brewery with her husband and continue her career here. She graduated from Brooks College with a degree in Interior Design. In her free time, she enjoys traveling the world and spending time with her husband, son and the family’s miniature schnauzer, Levi Honky-Tonk.
Carrie discovered her passion for the architecture and design industry while representing a decorative architectural glass company, during which time she got to know TRIO’s founder, Angela Harris, on a project. Angela recognized Carrie’s ability to make relevant connections and effectively articulate TRIO’s market-driven design approach, leading her to bring Carrie onto the team and heading up TRIO’s Business Development efforts.
A Colorado native, Carrie holds a degree in International Business and Marketing from the University of Colorado Boulder. She enjoys snowboarding, Pilates and yoga, and spending time with friends and family, including (most importantly) her daughter.
As a marketing & brand strategist, Mark’s efforts over the course of his career have helped raise more than $320 million in funding and allowed numerous companies to exit successfully. Many of his achievements have come in the tech sector working with large corporations like Microsoft, Cisco, Intel, and Apple. But his true expertise lies in helping smaller niche businesses accelerate time to market by developing unique branding and memorable marketing campaigns.
When he’s not creating logos, traveling to tropical beaches, attending concerts, or chasing his three-year-old around the house, Mark is most likely trying to find a place to nap - usually unsuccessfully.
Greta Burandt Kennedy
Presentation Project Lead
Business & Strategic Planning Manager
Installation & Facilities Manager
Director, Vendor Management
Human Resource Manager
We made the list!
For the Second Time, TRIO Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1810 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of Over 236%
The #inc5000 list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. TRIO jumped an impressive 530 places on this year’s list, a reflection of the company’s impressive year-over-year growth.
Modern Design Tools
Our Teams are Experts in Design & Technology
You already know TRIO creates visually stunning interior architecture and high impact spaces, but did you know it all starts on a computer screen? TRIO is one of the few firms in the area with an entire team of experts using the industry’s latest design tools like AutoCAD, Revit, and BIM 360 by Autodesk. We get it perfect in a 3D rendering before we even place a thing in your space. This means no surprises and a quicker time to market for your project. Contact us and see how these revolutionary tools can help make your project a success.
As CEO, Principal and Creative Director at TRIO, I wake up daily to various messages asking, “what’s next?” What project is next, what’s trending in the market, what’s next in design…
When I sit down to answer these burning questions, I usually draw inspiration by trusting in my belief that all beautiful things are genuine, marked by mastery of talent, and drawn from a deep understanding of time and space. This, in turn, inspires me to create designs and products which are fresh and withstand the test of time – items that can be used in my daily work as a designer. It’s these questions and concepts that led to collaborations with companies like Phillips Collection and TileBar. Rewarding partnerships that resulted in top-selling collections which can be found online at places like Home Depot and Wayfair. It’s validation that our work at TRIO, and what we learn with builders and developers on the commercial side, translates to residential projects and works just as well for the typical home owner.
At TRIO we see beauty and find inspiration in authenticity, simplicity, art, comfort, nature, technology, and travel. I’ve created this ‘What’s Next’ Look Book that takes these principals to heart and delivers my vision of what’s on the horizon. It’s my hope that these stories will find connection, light a spark, evoke emotion and, above all, enhance your lifestyle and allow you to, Live Beautifully!
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TRIO is The Creative Business Partner for Builders & Developers and we’re capable of providing anything from color palette selection to full interior architecture and merchandising of multi-million dollar projects. Contact us today with your project needs.
TRIO Services Include
- Interior Architecture
- Schematic Design
- Design Development
- Construction Documents
- Construction Administration
- Architectural & Floorplan Review
- Specification Documentation
- Procurement & Installation
- Autodesk Revit & AutoCAD
- Conceptual Design
- Renderings & Illustrations
- 3D Modeling & Virtual Reality
- Wellness Within Your Walls