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Philosophy: Timeless design is Ashley’s goal, whether it be modern or traditional in overall aesthetic. She injects each space with unique details to a make each design a deeply personal expression of the family that resides within the home.
Her broad experiences with design, architecture and construction give Ashley a comprehensive view of the remodeling process; a perspective that she uses to become a fierce advocate for her clients. Ashley understands the critical nature of form following function, and is a firm believer in doing things right the first time.
Experience: Growing up on the construction sites of her family’s remodeling business, she gained an appreciation for fine craftsmanship that can only come from swinging a hammer herself. Ashley experienced the impact of great design, which led her to pursue formal studies in design and structural architecture. Finding her true passion in the fine details of Interior Design, Ashley earned a Bachelor’s Degree for Interior and Environmental Design from Illinois State University.
Personal: When Ashley isn’t designing projects for her clients, she lends her talents to Special Spaces, a charity that creates bedroom makeovers for children battling cancer.
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"Normandy Remodeling was an incredible company with amazing craftsmanship. Their construction will easily last me another 30 years. They are...see more
“Normandy Remodeling was an incredible company with amazing craftsmanship. Their construction will easily last me another 30 years. They are a wonderful company.”
"We recently hired Normandy for a major renovation to our first floor living space which involved the relocation of our...see more
“We recently hired Normandy for a major renovation to our first floor living space which involved the relocation of our kitchen and updating our living and dining rooms. Throughout the process, our designer Ashley Noethe and superintendent Brian Preston were highly professional in making our remodel a success.
From the start, Ashley was extremely instrumental in creating the design for our new first floor that we envisioned. She quickly ascertained our style preferences and made selecting tile, countertops, etc. a smooth and easy process. Her suggestions and expertise were essential in creating the living space that we are currently enjoying in our new home. As our project entered each new phase, we appreciated Ashley’s expertise more and more. Her creativity and communication skills are unparalleled. Thanks to Ashley, our new home is both beautiful in design and much more functional. It is a living space that we are so proud of and love using each day.
In addition, Brian Preston is another reason why working with Normandy was the best choice we made. His daily communication and attention to detail made this project run smoothly. Each day, Brian was on site and working closely with his crew to ensure that all construction and installation was completed properly and on time. Brian made himself available to answer all questions we had and effectively communicated what work was completed that day and what work was scheduled for the rest of the week.
The combination of Ashley Noethe and Brian Preston made Normandy the perfect team to complete our remodel. We cannot thank Ashley, Brian, and the entire Normandy team enough. We absolutely love our new kitchen and first floor. We would definitely work with Normandy again on any future home projects. Thank you!”
"The materials are beautiful, and the craftsmanship was wonderful!"
“The materials are beautiful, and the craftsmanship was wonderful!”
"We are very happy that we reached out to Normandy to complete a project that we had talked about for...see more
“We are very happy that we reached out to Normandy to complete a project that we had talked about for years. We are very satisfied with the results.”
" I only made my decision to go with Normandy Remodeling after I met with Ashley. This was a...see more
” I only made my decision to go with Normandy Remodeling after I met with Ashley. This was a 20-year dream of mine and Ashley helped make the dream come true. She took the information that I shared about what my husband and I wanted and developed a wonderful plan.
I found Normandy Remodeling extremely easy to work with. It could have been a very difficult situation during this COVID-19. It was a 10-week process that they made easy for us. We received a letter in the mail which I call an expectations letter. This was a brilliant thing for them to do to help us understand what was going on. The superintendent for the project came over and went over that letter with us before the work was started.”
"We worked with Normandy on a kitchen and TV room remodel. We have a 150 year old farm house that...see more
“We worked with Normandy on a kitchen and TV room remodel. We have a 150 year old farm house that required some specialized attention. We expected many surprises and bumps along the way, but happily, anything that presented was resolved with clever solutions. My husband has been in construction for 45 years, so he had very specific expectations. I was focused on a clean, seamless appearance and cosmetic details. They managed to accommodate all our requests in a manner acceptable to us. A couple things, such as skylight and flooring were redone to our satisfaction. Ashley was very helpful throughout the process and was the reason we chose Normandy. The superintendent, Brian, was always responsive and on top of everything. The smooth progression of various subs was amazing to both of us. Scheduling was incredible.”
"Ashley was very easy to work with, and very helpful. My husband and I had never done a remodeling...see more
“Ashley was very easy to work with, and very helpful. My husband and I had never done a remodeling project like this before so we were “newbies” in a lot of ways. She was patient and did a nice job walking me through the processes that were very new to me. I learned a lot!”
"This was our second remodel with Normandy and just like the first, we were completely satisfied with the experience. Our...see more
“This was our second remodel with Normandy and just like the first, we were completely satisfied with the experience. Our designer, Ashley, walked us through all the options available to us and helped us choose what was exactly right for our new kitchen. Our superintendent Bruce, was on site the very first day to help us with the transition and was continually there for us throughout the entire project. A major remodel like ours is always a challenge but everything was made so much easier by Ashley and Bruce and the Normandy professionals.”
"We just wanted to commend Ashley Noethe and her team at Normandy Remodeling for their great service. It has...see more
“We just wanted to commend Ashley Noethe and her team at Normandy Remodeling for their great service. It has been a little over a year since our bathroom remodeling was completed. I recently realized I needed a replacement part, and I was hesitant to call because I was not sure if our products were still under warranty. I shopped around for the replacement part without any success.
I then decided to call Normandy Remodeling. The person who answered the phone was pleasant and courteous. I received a return call from Chris later the same day, who informed me that the part would be delivered to me in a week, and the part arrived as promised. Not only are our bathrooms beautiful, but we are very impressed that Normandy treats their customers so well even after the project has been completed!
Thank you again for everything!”
"A huge thanks to Ashley Noethe for her time and design ideas. Ashley is very patient, professional and a...see more
“A huge thanks to Ashley Noethe for her time and design ideas. Ashley is very patient, professional and a good listener. She had my best interest in mind and really incorporated my wish list into the design plan. While I have decided not to move forward with the project at this time, I highly recommend Ashley for your design and inspiration needs. She is great!”
"We worked with Ashley and Jeremy on a full kitchen remodel plus, including walls coming down, walls going...see more
“We worked with Ashley and Jeremy on a full kitchen remodel plus, including walls coming down, walls going up, mudroom, enclosing stairs to a garage, new pantry, half bath and several new windows and doors.
We had a wonderful experience from the quote and initial concept designs through completion. Ashley, Jeremy and Mike (superintendent) were attentive and worked to resolve any issues that came up in an efficient and timely manner. The contractors were all friendly and kept the space clean and safe. The team also coped with our quirkiness and humor! 🙂
The whole remodel turned out beautiful, we love it! Cooking in this kitchen is a dream. Our secret door rocks!
Thank you all!”
"Our family hired Normandy Remodeling for a major renovation on my parents' house. We completely redesigned the ground floor: converted...see more
“Our family hired Normandy Remodeling for a major renovation on my parents’ house. We completely redesigned the ground floor: converted sunroom into ground floor master suite, opened up living room/family room areas, redid entire kitchen, powder room, foyer. It was a major job, complicated by the fact that my wife and I were coordinating the project remotely (we are in California and my parents are in Oak Brook, Illinois) because my parents have never done a remodel and were completely daunted by the idea of doing this alone. Ashley Noethe was instrumental in ensuring this project resulted in success: happy parents, a gorgeous new ground floor, and a painless process. From the onset, Ashley quickly understood what we were looking to achieve and was extremely helpful in her style/design recommendations. But it was in the execution phase that we truly realized how lucky we were to have Ashley’s steady hand leading the project. As in any major project, there were so many decisions to make, people to coordinate with, disparate opinions, changing minds, personality conflicts, scheduling challenges, etc…and Ashley insulated us from the bulk of these by gracefully and patiently working with all the constituents in the process and solving every challenge that arose with seeming ease. Knowing we could call on Ashley anytime we needed help with an unexpected issue (big or small) and it would get taken care of, gave us all peace of mind and confidence during a time that ordinarily would produce intense stress and paralyzing fear. We trusted Ashley completely, and she delivered such a great experience and final product that my parents are planning at some point to work with her again on the rest of the house. Thank you, Ashley!”
"We thought about home a remodel/addition for our home for a long time and talked to a lot of people....see more
“We thought about home a remodel/addition for our home for a long time and talked to a lot of people. It wasn’t until we reached out to Normandy, though, that we finally were able to feel comfortable with the project and get excited about investing in our home. From the first time we met with our architect Troy Pavelka and designer Ashley Noethe through the end of the project, we always knew we were in good hands. Troy and Ashley helped put on paper the perfect plan for the type of changes that we wanted and needed for our house. Once it began, the project was very well managed, with all aspects of it kept on time and all of the work professionally done. We always knew, too, that we would get any calls or questions answered right away.
The pros at Normandy are talented, attentive, professional and an overall joy to work with; I highly recommend this company.”
"We walked into Normandy's Showroom in Hinsdale not knowing ANYTHING about remodeling. So we asked to speak with someone about...see more
“We walked into Normandy’s Showroom in Hinsdale not knowing ANYTHING about remodeling. So we asked to speak with someone about completely gutting and re-designing our kitchen. We DEFINITELY had the luck of the Irish that day because we randomly got Gary Cerek. We immediately hit it off with Gary as he patiently explained the design process. Once we decided to go with Normandy, Gary walked us through every step of the way. His experience shone through, his guidance was always right on and the millions upon millions of little details that would otherwise completely overwhelm you were presented in a logical, orderly fashion so that we felt very protected and were led through every decision, milestone and design element by Gary and his design assistant, Ashley Stone. They helped with design, color, texture, lighting, cabinetry, plumbing fixtures and appliance selection. The best though was walking through a canyon of granite and natural stone selections. It would’ve been overwhelming without their eye for color and their logical approach. I cannot imagine doing this project without a Gary or an Ashley from Normandy to help. I cannot recommend them highly enough. We are completely delighted with the results and would recommend Normandy to anyone contemplating a remodeling job, no matter how big or small.”