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6331 Oleander Drive
Wilmington NC 28403

Office 910-679-4610
Mobile 910-264-1941
Fax 910-679-4611
mark@tongue-and-groove.com

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Mark Batson

Owner - Visionary

Wilmington native, Mark Batson, studied at UNCW. He earned his BA in History, which is the study of the past and how it relates to people. Relating to people is what the business of custom home building is all about. Mark applies lessons from his past experiences and intuitively guides his clients through the design/build process to create something special. He sees his purpose being to help families imagine how their lives could be, actualized into real environments, improving their lives through better living. Winner of multiple awards and recognition, including 2017 NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award Finalist, Mark has found that cultivating long-term relationships with both clients and colleagues is the true reward.

As leader, Mark’s role is to instill a sensibility about how things should be done. He believes in having a warrior’s spirit, a servant’s heart, and a fun loving atmosphere. His promise to the client is to never compromise quality or coolness.

Mark lives in Wrightsville Beach with his family of five, where his young children keep him busy. Occasionally, he’ll get opportunities for fun, like flying, surfing, spearfishing and other watersports. Overall he wants to leave a legacy that has a positive impact on himself, his family, and his community.

mark@tongue-and-groove.com

Stephanie Schauer

Operations Manager

After living in Wisconsin for most of her life, Stephanie decided it was time for a change in scenery and packed up her things to move south to the coast of Wilmington, NC with her daughter and many beloved animals. She has over 7 years of experience in the construction and management arena, having successfully managed a flooring store in Wisconsin and a local Wilmington studio prior to managing operations at T&G. Stephanie‘s primary goal is to provide the optimal support to her clients and team members in order to create satisfaction and success through our Mission. When managing to have free time on her hands, she spends it exploring new places, helping others and always finding ways to leave things better than she found them.

Virginia Pizzi

Sales Manager

From Miami moderns to NYC penthouses and everything in between, Virginia Pizzi has sold and assisted in the development of numerous luxury homes, condominium developments, and award-winning hotels and restaurants. With over 15 years of experience in the business, she is as well versed as she is versatile in providing industry expertise and uncompromising client service.

Raised in northern NJ, Virginia grew up with an innate love and passion for art and design. After graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications, she turned her attention to the exciting industry of luxury real estate, acting as an onsite agent for a luxury condominium developer. Further pursuing her love of architecture, Virginia went on to serve as the Business Development and Marketing Manager for a leading Miami architect, as well as renowned restaurant designer, Adam Tihany; penning his final monograph as his ghostwriter, published by Rizzoli in 2014.

When her own family migrated south to Wilmington, Virginia couldn’t help but fall in love with the coastal lifestyle as well. Tying together her comprehensive industry experience, passion for design, and savvy client service, Virginia considers it an honor to assist clients in conceptualizing and building their dream homes.

Bridgett Mazer

Interior Designer

Bridgett brings her creative and nationally award winning design expertise to Tongue & Groove, guiding our clients through making selections for their project. She brings inspiration and life to a space through timeless design, modern concepts and immaculate details. Her design philosophy fits in perfectly with the T&G team, as she promises to never compromise details or lifestyle when bringing concepts to life through quality and thoughtful selection choices.

With over 14 years as an interior design expert, Bridgett boasts an Interior Design Associate Degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNCW in Education with a Minor in Psychology. She is a member of ASID and CCASID and represents over 100 furniture, lighting, window treatments and accessory lines - equivalent to the same buying power as a retail store. Bridgett has been the head designer for several homeowners, communities and clubhouses.

Clubhouse designs: Eagle Point Golf Club, Waterford of The Carolina’s, and Palmetto Creek and The Arbors.

Notable Publication Features: Ocean Home Magazine, Cape Fear Living Magazine, Wrightsville Beach Magazine, and Landfall Living.

“Best Interior Design” Awards: 2017 NCHBA STARS Awards, 2017 MAX! Awards, 2017 Nationals Silver Award

When Bridgett is taking a break from designing luxury homes, she is spending time with her husband and two children at Wrightsville Beach.

Greg Davis

3D Artist

25 years ago, Greg decided to move to Wilmington from Fair Hill, Maryland because of the good surf and ideal weather. Since then, Greg opened his own successful architectural visualization and drafting firm. Specializing in 3D modeling and photo-realistic renderings of both residential and commercial exteriors and interiors, Greg loves to give clients the opportunity to see what hasn’t been built yet and consequently provide them with the confidence that they will love their new home! In Greg’s free time, he likes to spend time with his three daughters, cook, play guitar, scuba dive, and spearfish.

Annie Harrell

Architectural + Interior Design

Annie, a Wilmington native, graduated from CFCC in 2015 with both an A.A.S in Architecture and Interior Design. She is creative with a keen attention to detail, obsession with quality, love for architectural details, and the belief that great designs begin with understanding a client’s needs and expectations. Prior to joining the Tongue and Groove team in August of 2017, she began her career in Charlotte, NC at a renowned architecture firm, where she gained valuable knowledge and experience in high-end custom residential design and renovations. Also during this time, she partnered as a key designer in numerous commercial projects in various states throughout the U.S. While her interests are in all aspects of architecture and interior design, her passion and inspiration lie in designing the interior of a project and bringing reality to a client’s dreams. Annie became a member of ASID in January of 2019. In her spare time, Annie enjoys spending time with her family, as well as planning exciting travels for new experiences and inspiration. She hopes to work toward earning her NCIDQ license in the future.

Mitch Hug

Project Supervisor

Mitch grew up in a small town in east central, Indiana and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia shortly after high school where he began a career in music. Continuing to pursue his passion, he started a family and took many more opportunities across the country. Along his journey, he decided to broaden his creativity and craftsmanship into the custom construction field. It all began with the position at a custom cabinet and mill shop in Philadelphia which triggered his new passion and curiosity to learn more. Mitch spent 8 years learning all aspects of cabinet making and finishes before he started working as a remodeling carpenter for the next 3 years. In Fall of 2016 he took the opportunity to move to Wilmington, NC and join the team at Tongue & Groove where he has been successfully managing not only projects, but also client relationships.

Jim Wright

Project Supervisor

Jim Wright holds over 20 years of professional experience in the construction industry having worked for major global brands like Chanel and the American Red Cross. After graduating from State College and the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology’s carpentry and building program in 1991, Jim made his way south to Wilmington. He quickly became immersed in the exciting entertainment business, as a prop designer for Screen Gems Studios. After several years in the film industry, Jim later went on to run his own business specializing in interior trim for high-end custom homes until 2007. He was later offered an opportunity he couldn’t pass up, working for Chanel, building window displays all over the world. After many years of multifaceted experience in construction, project management, and the trades as a trim carpenter, Jim has a wealth of experience and knowledge with which he applies to his position as Project Supervisor at Tongue & Groove. He takes pride in his work and goes by the belief that if a project is done right the first time, it won’t have to be done again. He believes his work in the film industry has taught him that anything is possible. If you can imagine it, he can build it!

Jonah Robinson

Project Supervisor

Julio Rojas

Lead Carpenter

Hugo Melendez

Lead Carpenter

Landon Ray

Carpenter

Manuel Posada

Carpenter

Click to read biography

Mark Batson

Owner - Visionary

Stephanie Schauer

Operations Manager

Virginia Pizzi

Sales Manager

Bridgett Mazer

Interior Designer

Greg Davis

3D Artist

Annie Harrell

Architectural + Interior Design

Mitch Hug

Project Supervisor

Jim Wright

Project Supervisor

Jonah Robinson

Project Supervisor

Julio Rojas

Lead Carpenter

Hugo Melendez

Lead Carpenter

Landon Ray

Carpenter

Manuel Posada

Carpenter

Wilmington native, Mark Batson, studied at UNCW. He earned his BA in History, which is the study of the past and how it relates to people. Relating to people is what the business of custom home building is all about. Mark applies lessons from his past experiences and intuitively guides his clients through the design/build process to create something special. He sees his purpose being to help families imagine how their lives could be, actualized into real environments, improving their lives through better living. Winner of multiple awards and recognition, including 2017 NAHB Custom Home Builder of the Year Award Finalist, Mark has found that cultivating long-term relationships with both clients and colleagues is the true reward.

As leader, Mark’s role is to instill a sensibility about how things should be done. He believes in having a warrior’s spirit, a servant’s heart, and a fun loving atmosphere. His promise to the client is to never compromise quality or coolness.

Mark lives in Wrightsville Beach with his family of five, where his young children keep him busy. Occasionally, he’ll get opportunities for fun, like flying, surfing, spearfishing and other watersports. Overall he wants to leave a legacy that has a positive impact on himself, his family, and his community.

mark@tongue-and-groove.com

 

After living in Wisconsin for most of her life, Stephanie decided it was time for a change in scenery and packed up her things to move south to the coast of Wilmington, NC with her daughter and many beloved animals. She has over 7 years of experience in the construction and management arena, having successfully managed a flooring store in Wisconsin and a local Wilmington studio prior to managing operations at T&G. Stephanie‘s primary goal is to provide the optimal support to her clients and team members in order to create satisfaction and success through our Mission. When managing to have free time on her hands, she spends it exploring new places, helping others and always finding ways to leave things better than she found them.

 

From Miami moderns to NYC penthouses and everything in between, Virginia Pizzi has sold and assisted in the development of numerous luxury homes, condominium developments, and award-winning hotels and restaurants. With over 15 years of experience in the business, she is as well versed as she is versatile in providing industry expertise and uncompromising client service.

Raised in northern NJ, Virginia grew up with an innate love and passion for art and design. After graduating from New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications, she turned her attention to the exciting industry of luxury real estate, acting as an onsite agent for a luxury condominium developer. Further pursuing her love of architecture, Virginia went on to serve as the Business Development and Marketing Manager for a leading Miami architect, as well as renowned restaurant designer, Adam Tihany; penning his final monograph as his ghostwriter, published by Rizzoli in 2014.

When her own family migrated south to Wilmington, Virginia couldn’t help but fall in love with the coastal lifestyle as well. Tying together her comprehensive industry experience, passion for design, and savvy client service, Virginia considers it an honor to assist clients in conceptualizing and building their dream homes.

 

Bridgett brings her creative and nationally award winning design expertise to Tongue & Groove, guiding our clients through making selections for their project. She brings inspiration and life to a space through timeless design, modern concepts and immaculate details. Her design philosophy fits in perfectly with the T&G team, as she promises to never compromise details or lifestyle when bringing concepts to life through quality and thoughtful selection choices.

With over 14 years as an interior design expert, Bridgett boasts an Interior Design Associate Degree and a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNCW in Education with a Minor in Psychology. She is a member of ASID and CCASID and represents over 100 furniture, lighting, window treatments and accessory lines - equivalent to the same buying power as a retail store. Bridgett has been the head designer for several homeowners, communities and clubhouses.

Clubhouse designs: Eagle Point Golf Club, Waterford of The Carolina’s, and Palmetto Creek and The Arbors.

Notable Publication Features: Ocean Home Magazine, Cape Fear Living Magazine, Wrightsville Beach Magazine, and Landfall Living.

“Best Interior Design” Awards: 2017 NCHBA STARS Awards, 2017 MAX! Awards, 2017 Nationals Silver Award

When Bridgett is taking a break from designing luxury homes, she is spending time with her husband and two children at Wrightsville Beach.

 

25 years ago, Greg decided to move to Wilmington from Fair Hill, Maryland because of the good surf and ideal weather. Since then, Greg opened his own successful architectural visualization and drafting firm. Specializing in 3D modeling and photo-realistic renderings of both residential and commercial exteriors and interiors, Greg loves to give clients the opportunity to see what hasn’t been built yet and consequently provide them with the confidence that they will love their new home! In Greg’s free time, he likes to spend time with his three daughters, cook, play guitar, scuba dive, and spearfish.

 

Annie, a Wilmington native, graduated from CFCC in 2015 with both an A.A.S in Architecture and Interior Design. She is creative with a keen attention to detail, obsession with quality, love for architectural details, and the belief that great designs begin with understanding a client’s needs and expectations. Prior to joining the Tongue and Groove team in August of 2017, she began her career in Charlotte, NC at a renowned architecture firm, where she gained valuable knowledge and experience in high-end custom residential design and renovations. Also during this time, she partnered as a key designer in numerous commercial projects in various states throughout the U.S. While her interests are in all aspects of architecture and interior design, her passion and inspiration lie in designing the interior of a project and bringing reality to a client’s dreams. Annie became a member of ASID in January of 2019. In her spare time, Annie enjoys spending time with her family, as well as planning exciting travels for new experiences and inspiration. She hopes to work toward earning her NCIDQ license in the future.

 

Mitch grew up in a small town in east central, Indiana and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia shortly after high school where he began a career in music. Continuing to pursue his passion, he started a family and took many more opportunities across the country. Along his journey, he decided to broaden his creativity and craftsmanship into the custom construction field. It all began with the position at a custom cabinet and mill shop in Philadelphia which triggered his new passion and curiosity to learn more. Mitch spent 8 years learning all aspects of cabinet making and finishes before he started working as a remodeling carpenter for the next 3 years. In Fall of 2016 he took the opportunity to move to Wilmington, NC and join the team at Tongue & Groove where he has been successfully managing not only projects, but also client relationships.

 

Jim Wright holds over 20 years of professional experience in the construction industry having worked for major global brands like Chanel and the American Red Cross. After graduating from State College and the Central Pennsylvania Institute of Science and Technology’s carpentry and building program in 1991, Jim made his way south to Wilmington. He quickly became immersed in the exciting entertainment business, as a prop designer for Screen Gems Studios. After several years in the film industry, Jim later went on to run his own business specializing in interior trim for high-end custom homes until 2007. He was later offered an opportunity he couldn’t pass up, working for Chanel, building window displays all over the world. After many years of multifaceted experience in construction, project management, and the trades as a trim carpenter, Jim has a wealth of experience and knowledge with which he applies to his position as Project Supervisor at Tongue & Groove. He takes pride in his work and goes by the belief that if a project is done right the first time, it won’t have to be done again. He believes his work in the film industry has taught him that anything is possible. If you can imagine it, he can build it!