Our goal at Chief Architect is to offer the best-class service for our training. Our Training Services Staff not only have years of experience in teaching our software, they also have field experience in the building industry to help you quickly learn and understand how to use our software products. We continually survey our users and incorporate the feedback to improve the training programs. Try our training services and learn how to be productive using Chief Architect software.
Al Frey is the owner and president of Frey Construction, a full service design build company in San Francisco, for over 30 years. Al was instrumental in the initial development of Chief Architect - beginning with version 1. He has degrees in physics & mathematics and maintains the latest use of hardware and software technology for the residential construction industry. Al creates custom designs for a variety of high-end projects, manages field operations and specializes in remodeling as-built measurements/modeling.
Brad has been with Chief Architect since 2003. Initially a part of the Technical Support team, he quickly became involved in training and was instrumental in the development of Chief Architect’s training curriculum and certification program.
Brad has taught numerous classroom seminars over the years and is currently focused on offering one-on-one Personal Training online and training for new Chief Architect employees.
With over 25 years experience as a carpenter and remodeler, and additional training and experience as a Microsoft Technical Support Representative, Brad teaches practical, straight-forward strategies for using Chief Architect effectively. He is passionate about teaching and is committed to his client's success.
Carrie joined the Chief Architect Technical Support team in 2011 and quickly became the department's coordinator, taking over management of Chief Architect's extensive Knowledge Base of written technical and training tutorials as well as assisting in the online training videos.
She is an integral part of the Chief Architect certification exam development process for students and professionals alike. As a Habitat for Humanity volunteer, she takes pride in being a liaison between builders and our software engineers.
With a Bachelors in Information Systems, this Marine Corps veteran brings a unique perspective to the Chief Architect training team and looks forward to obtaining AKBD certification with the NKBA.
Deedee has been with Chief Architect since 2010, working with the Sales, Technical Support and Training teams. Prior to coming to Chief Architect, Deedee had an extensive career working as a drafter, designer, and project manager for Architects, Engineers, Developers, and Contractors in the building construction industry.
Deedee provides clients with one-on-one personal training online, as well as classroom training.
Gary Doski has been in the construction business for over 25 years, and has been involved with Chief Architect since 1998. Gary owns a business, 3D Homes L.L.C., providing consultation services to local builders, designers and remodelers. He also assists local contractors/builders with getting their plans through the permit process.
Gary is a certified Building Official for the State of Connecticut. Gary believes having a thorough knowledge of the building code can be a great asset when designing. His wide range of experience in the construction industry and his knowledge of Chief Architect give Gary a unique perspective on the needs of Chief Architect trainees.
Gary started designing with a paper and pencil in the late 70’s. Back then he used perspective sketches to show his clients a "3D" view. Thus he named his company 3D Homes.
John has been with Chief Architect since 2005 and heads up our Training and Customer Support departments. In addition to being a Chief Architect Certified Trainer, John has also received his AKBD from the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
John created and continues to develop Chief Architect’s online training programs and project-based certification examinations. An avid Chief Architect user, John is an active customer advocate: listening to users and students, then working with Chief Architect’s Development team to make our software as intuitive and robust as possible.
Prior to coming to Chief Architect, John worked for 25 years in Sales and Marketing then took a 2 year break to complete his degree in Computer Information Technology. Shortly after completing his degree, John joined the Chief Architect staff.
Mike Nuess has been developing Chief Architect’s Training Services for over six years. In addition to coordinating and teaching the training and education seminars, Mike is the primary author and producer of the Chief Architect Training Video Series. As a result of leading the training and education for Chief Architect, Mike is one of the most knowledgeable users of the program.
Mike is an experienced home builder with several years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating education and training services to professionals, schools and communities. He’s taught code officials, builders, teachers and homeowners how to design and build green energy-efficient homes with superior indoor air quality. Mike is one of our most experienced instructors.
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Mike enjoys teaching small groups of motivated people. In his off-hours he enjoys writing, friends, skiing and catching a good wilderness sunset now and then.
Scott Harris is the Vice President of Chief Architect Software the leading provider of 3D Home Design Software. He guides product marketing for the Chief Architect professional, DIY and mobile software products. Scott has an MBA with a background in software development and is a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD). As a hobby, he is an avid designer of custom homes and interior spaces.