Michael Leach placed 2nd with his large, eat-in kitchen design

Winning Kitchen Design

Michael Leach placed 2nd in the Chief Architect Kitchen/Bath and Interior Design Contest in February!


Michael Leach“I am the sole proprietor, sole employee, sole designer, etc., basically, I have all the titles.  I am from Grand Rapids, Michigan but now live in Republic, Missouri.

“I started MTLdesigns, LLC “officially” in the winter of 2015.  I had designed a few houses in the past, using AutoCAD, but had a full-time “day” job, raising the family, etc. and I just never got going with this passion.  I have always loved architecture, and my career path kept me in the design world, but not designing houses.  I got into 3D modeling pharmaceutical and chemical plants and that let me be lead designer of the new class of aircraft carriers.  The CVN78 and 79 in Newport News VA.  All using BIM software (CATIA).  I moved to Missouri in 2013, and last year a guy I work with asked me if I would design his “downsized” ranch, and being a 3D BIM guy, I researched software and that led me to Chief Architect.  And with my past 3D experiences I grasped it pretty quickly, and now my business is growing.  I really do think the “spacial concept” is an eye-opener to many.  Floor plans are great, but when I can walk through a client’s house and they can start visualizing the “feel” of their dream home, it is priceless.

“I know one thing, winning the backyard living space contest last year exposed me to a lot of clients across the country.  So I want to thank Chief Architect for helping get MTLdesigns out there.”

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