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The Team

Maria Nicholson

President and CEO

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Calvin Nicholson

Project Management and Contractor Relations

Calvin Nicholson

A husband, father, and grandfather, Cal has been in the construction and remodeling industry since 1991.  He started his working career as a property manager of multi-unit dwellings in Maryland.  In that position, he was responsible for hiring and managing contractors and maintenance staff.  He developed a passion for remodeling and decided to start his own hardwood and tile flooring business.  In the early 2000s, he and his team worked for custom home builders in Arizona installing flooring in multi-million dollar homes.  When the housing market crashed, he and his family moved to Orange County in Southern California.


Cal was raised by his parents in South Carolina who took pride in Southern hospitality.  Politeness, kindness, helpfulness, and charm are big in the Nicholson household. These values Cal incorporate in his work and dealing with clients. A big fan of the NFL, he played both cornerback and running back in school.  He enjoys watching documentaries about American History, World History, and Science.  Cal appreciates and enjoys all kinds of cuisine from all over the world, He loves fashion and closely follow styles and trends. A visionary in his own right and with his management skills and Southern charm,  Project Build Construction and Interiors is very proud to have him on our team.

Samia Verbist

Interior Design Consultant

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Originally from Normandy, France, Samia developed a sensitivity for arts at a very young age. Raised by a father who was a musician, painter and photographer and a mother whose fondness of museums and archeological sites, made her inevitably develop a passion for personal expression through the arts.  She took drawing classes at the French Beaux-Arts (Fine Arts) to hone her passion.

In 2015, Samia successfully obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Architecture in France. During her studies, she learned the fundamentals of architecture, design and interior design. She has mastered the managing of subtle art of color and light arrangements, and the complex techniques of 3D rendering.
Always eager to understand other approaches and sensibilities, Samia participated in several seminars at the renowned Louvre Museum in Paris on scenography technics and colors treatments to deepen her knowledge

Samia brought her unique flair and sensibility to projects.  She listens and collaborates with clients and appreciates their input, their preferences, taste, and wishes and incorporates them into her designs. The result is an original combination of French touch and American style!

Samia lived in Paris, Bordeaux and Rome, before settling in California. She lives in Orange County, California now with her husband Marc and her two adorable cats.  Her daughter Ines still lives and works in Paris.  Samia also enjoys yoga, cooking, and traveling to discover and appreciate the different cultures of the world. Now, she is living her dream of being an Interior Designer in  sunny California!


We at Project Build Construction and Interiors are very excited and happy to have Samia Verbist as our Interior Design Consultant.  Her talents and great personality is a perfect fit to our values and dedication in giving our clientele the best experience in their remodeling projects.

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