Phi Home Designs is a unique company that can construct everything for your custom home, down to the exceptional furniture and detailed casework found inside.
Custom Built Homes
We are dedicated to building the finest home for you and your family creating gracious living spaces in exquisite surroundings. Our expert craftsmanship and attention to every detail is second to none.
Custom Handcrafted Furniture
We create precisely the furniture you desire, whether it is a faithful reproduction of a classic design or something out of the ordinary. We create furniture that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Custom Kitchens and Casework
Phi Home Designs can create just the kitchen you are looking for. We have more than 20 years of experience with custom kitchens and casework. Our kitchens reflect furniture grade construction and finish quality. We have taken our furniture making expertise and extended this fine craftsmanship into creating kitchens and casework of the highest quality. The end result is a distinctive handmade product that will be admired for generations.
At Phi Home Designs we offer a full spectrum of design services to meet your individual need. Whether you need help pulling together the interior elements of an existing living space, need help laying out your new kitchen, or need full architectural design services for a new home, we tailor our services to fulfill your project's parameters, scope, style and budget. We work as a team to bring your dreams to life and exceed your expectations.
We take pride in our work in all of these areas. We enthusiastically embrace the unmatched work ethic for which Maine craftsmen have long been known.
Our Management Team
Michael Roy | Owner
Michael's passion for woodworking started at a young age. His career began in furniture making at a well known company in Connecticut. He then went on to study and teach boatbuilding. After this he returned to Connecticut to apprentice with an old-school craftsman in house construction and historic renovations. This experience led to starting his own custom cabinet shop, which he ran for 4 years before moving to Maine. Once in Maine, he took on the role of Shop Manager at a well known high-end construction company for 5 years. In 2003, he co-founded Phi Home Designs which embodies his extensive background in design, fine home construction, cabinetry, and furniture making. Furthermore, Michael has spearheaded a unique approach to home building that entails working collaboratively with the client, architect, landscape architect and interior designer from the initial concept to completion of the project. Michael resides in Northport with his wife Kate and his two beautiful daughters, Avery and Eliza.
Rob Troxler | CFO/COO
Rob has spent a lifetime devoted to the business and art of woodworking and home construction. With twenty plus years in the custom furniture, construction, and high-end cabinet industry, Rob brings a wealth of hands-on woodworking know-how, an artistic sensibility and an exceptional attention to detail. Rob oversees all aspects of Phi's operations with the goal of ensuring high quality work produced efficiently and effectively while maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for our staff, subcontractors and clients. His day to day activities also includes contract negotiation, company financials, client relations, human resources, and marketing. Rob lives in Rockland with his wife Shelly Ubbelohde who owns and operates the Charisma Artist Agency a music and entertainment booking company.
Will Power | Project Manager
Will grew up in California; studied Electrical Engineering Majored in Language, Art History and Math. Will has held Licenses as a California General Contractor, Heavy Equipment Operator and trained in rigorous structural performance standards. He has operated as a sole proprietor as well as consultant and support staff for several general contractors for over 30 years. Will's strengths are in budgeting and estimating construction projects as well as design and implementation of complicated projects. Will is a proud father of 4, grandfather of 2, and historical vehicle aficionado.
Tommy Uhll | Site Supervisor
After serving four years in the United States Marine Corps, Tommy focused his energy as a partner in the family construction business in New York and subsequently became owner upon his father's retirement. After 15 years of wearing all the hats that make a construction company successful, Tommy and his family moved to Maine in 2006 and with that he has brought along his construction knowledge, site management skills, and dedication to customer service. As Project Supervisor, he is dedicated to maintaining the Phi standard of quality which stems from a well organized, efficient, and positive jobsite.
Rob Dwelley | Site Supervisor
Rob has been building for over 30 years and operated his own company in both Salisbury, CT and Westport Harbor, MA before moving to Maine in 2001. He has focused on energy efficient structures and has built active and passive solar houses as well as stress skin Post and Beam and most recently full Insulated Concrete Form houses. During those 30 years Rob has also maintained a number of vintage wooden yachts and in his spare time worked for Hurricane Island Outward Bound. He lives in Hope with Sarah who is Director of Hospice for Pen Bay.
Erik Durbas | Design Manager
Before moving to Maine in 2006, Erik and his wife, Cheryl, operated a general contracting company in Richmond, Virginia that specialized in interior renovations. During that time Erik was also the full time manager of a large commercial interiors company that focused on custom cabinetry and millwork. His roles there included project estimation and management, computer rendering and design and CNC programming. Prior to that he gathered cabinetry building and finishing skills while working for two other Virginia-based cabinetry shops. Upon moving to Maine, and before joining the Phi team, Erik spent four years as a project manager, estimator and draftsman for another Midcoast construction company that specializes in high-end residential and commercial projects. Erik and Cheryl live in Union on a wood lot with their canine and feline companions. They came to Maine to enjoy everything this wonderful state has to offer and they are doing just that.
Chris Grotton | Designer
Chris, a Camden-born graduate of Belfast High School, has come "home" to Phi Home Designs. After 11 years of military service, including 8 years as a Technical Engineer for the Army National Guard, Chris redirected his focus toward the study of architecture and design. After completing his Bachelor's degree and attaining a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College, Chris and his wife moved back to the Midcoast area. In the 5 years before joining the Phi team he worked as an associate at an architectural firm where he completed his architectural internship and developed his style as an architectural designer. In addition to his architectural background, Chris' prior involvement with engineering, surveying, drafting and his various graphic design experiences, has added even greater depth to the already diverse design team at Phi Home Designs. Chris now lives in Camden with his wife Darci and two children Norah and Oakley.
Tony Jose | Shop Manager
Tony joined the Phi team in the spring of 2012 and lives in Boothbay with his wife Holly and dog Stella. He is the father of four boys: Rory, Teddy, Eben, and Peter. Tony began his career as a yacht builder for Paul Luke in 1976 and later began learning the craft of furniture making in 1985 from master woodworker and furniture maker Anthony Giachetti. In 1993 Tony founded Linekin Bay Woodworkers where he spent the last 19 years building custom furniture and working on restorations throughout the North East. Tony's simple, pure understanding of wood technology and his knowledge of historical furniture have earned him the respect of fellow furniture makers as well as a loyal following in the New England region. His subtle design sense, meticulous workmanship, work ethic, and market awareness have made him an exemplary figure in studio furniture. At Phi Home Designs, Tony is continuing to pursue his lifelong passion for woodworking and design.
Sally Russillo | Office Manager
Sally joined Phi in September 2010. She graduated from Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI in 1994 with a Bachelor's degree. She has since perfected her skills as an administrative professional working for both small firms as well as Fortune 500 companies. Her passion for a well-organized office and love of working with numbers led her to her current position as Phi's Office Manager & Bookkeeper. Sally lives in Camden with her husband and two sons.
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