Dedicated to inspire and guide.

With deep experience and a wealth of talent, the EDGE™ team is known as much for our collaborative relationships as our collective success. And under the management of Diamond Custom Homes, we bring the same level of integrity, passion and quality you’ve come to expect from Diamond.

Karen Velasco-Carter, Lead Designer

Karen Velasco-Carter

Designer/Architectural Coordinator

As Designer/Architectural Coordinator, Karen Velasco-Carter plays a vital role in the EDGE process. Karen works with clients to help bring their vision to life, whether that is custom cabinetry or reconfiguring a space within their home. She is a cabinet designer as well as a space creator, and when it comes to remodeling, she is the one designing the new space. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture and previous experience as an architectural designer for two prominent design studios, Karen has over a decade of industry experience. She is also an AIA associate and a certified general contractor. She spends her free time with family, traveling, playing tennis and dancing

Alecia Thompson - Cabinet Designer

Alecia Thompson

Cabinet Designer

Alecia brings over 20 years of experience to EDGE. Throughout her career Alecia has mastered every detail that goes into cabinetry design from meeting with clients, designing custom cabinetry to installation and project management – Alecia can do it all! As a cabinet designer she will play a vital role in collaborating with the EDGE team in cabinet and closet design and production; keeping up to date on project drawings and orders, allowing for a seamless process from start to finish.

Adriene Ged - Lead Interior Designer

Adriene Ged

Lead Interior Designer

With a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Georgia Southern, Adriene has worked with notable home builders in Florida. Her projects include both renovations and award-winning custom homes. Knowing how a client lives helps her balance individual aesthetics with functionality. Her lifestyle approach to design results in layered, textured spaces that feel unique, sophisticated and welcoming. Outside of work, she can be found relaxing by the lake or watching her children’s sporting events.

Luann Powers Gliwski - Interior Designer

Luann Powers-Gliwski

Interior Designer

Luann Powers-Gliwski has been creating unique interior spaces for the last 20 years. Luann strives to create thoughtful and timeless interiors. When working with her clients she considers every detail, from the architectural elements to the layout of each space. Her dynamic and detailed approach is a great addition to our growing interior design division. Luann is a NCIDQ certified, Florida licensed interior designer.

Steve Chagdes - Project Manager

Steve Chagdes

Project Manager

For the past 35 years, Steve Chagdes has honed his skills as a cabinet maker, installer, shop manager and project manager. That experience makes him an invaluable member of the EDGE team in his daily roles of supervising field deliveries and installs, maintaining quality control, reviewing plans, scheduling work, and anything else project managing requires. When he’s not perfecting projects, Steve enjoys the company of his two children, three grandchildren and boat cruises.

Liz Bartlett - Project Coordinator

Liz Bartlett

Project Coordinator

Liz is the Project Coordinator at EDGE. She has many years’ experience in public relations, residential real estate, event management, project management, home staging and administration.

Liz started her career in public relations and event management in the California wine industry. After many years in the wine business and a desire to own her own business, Liz opened a salon and spa in upper Napa Valley. From the design and remodeling process of her salon, grew a desire to work in interior design. Liz holds a Florida real estate license, but a passion for home interiors has led her to EDGE as our project coordinator. As the project coordinator Liz is responsible for material pricing and ordering, delivery, and installation assistance; scheduling subcontractors, vendors, and internal deliveries; project installation and punch list item assistance. She also assists with client presentations, obtains materials and finish samples and manages the 3,000 square-foot showroom and design studio.

Johanne Vincent

Johanne Vincent

Cabinet Project Coordinator

Johanne Vincent was raised in Quebec, Canada and went to fashion and textile school in Montreal. She traveled the world while working in the fashion industry for over 25 years. Johanne then went into interior product design for seven years, and eventually moved to Naples where she worked at Robb & Stucky, K2 Design and Romanza. Her variety of experience makes her perfect for the cabinet project coordinator role. Where she will provide administrative and clerical support to the cabinetry team. Including maintaining vendor relationships, client proposals, overseeing cabinetry orders and hardware and maintaining the showroom with current samples.

Mia Kapica - Director of Business Development

Mia Kapica

Director of Business Development

As Director of Business Development Mia Kapica is responsible for developing business plans for sales and market penetration. This includes cultivating relationships with architects, interior designers, builders, home inspectors and other construction and real estate related businesses. Mia’s goal is to create referral sources with trade partners to drive more business to EDGE.