Dovetail Design & Cabinetry has showrooms in two historic downtown locations to serve you best:  Charlottesville, Virginia and Staunton, Virginia. We are a full-service design center and dealer of cabinetry, countertops, tile, fixtures, home furnishings and decor. With an emphasis on whole-home design, we work with Homeowners, Builders, Contractors, Realtors, Designers and Architects to make dreams come true.
 
Dovetail is a supporter of local non-profits such as The Building Goodness Foundation, The Charlottesville Free Clinic and supports artists by taking part in Charlottesville First Fridays.
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ABOUT US

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OUR TEAM

DON BETZ, JR., Logistics Manager

(434) 989-8555

Don has been an extended Dovetail team member since the beginning, always pitching in when needed, driving our truck, helping on installs and with warehouse operations. Now, as Logistics Manager he will oversee Operations and be a helpful resource to the Logistics team while enabling us to take great care of our customers on the Logistics side.

No stranger to big trucks and hard work, Don is semi-retired from a long career in fire service, most recently as Fire Chief of Adrian Twp. Fire Department in Adrian, MI, a department he founded in 1981 and grew for 26 years. In December 2019 he was presented with the prestigious Life Member Award. Don also proudly served his country in the US Navy, and worked over 30 years for the company now known as Verizon (formerly GTE).

Don and wife Donna moved to Virginia from Southeast Michigan.They now live in Scottsville with their fuzzies Lily, Beau and Celestia. He is happy to be part of the "family business" (oldest daughter Amy is the owner of Dovetail), and also be close to his youngest daughter Carey who lives in Roanoke with her family.

ELIZABETH DOBBIN, Senior Designer | Staunton Showroom

(540) 490-4840

Elizabeth originally joined the Dovetail Design & Cabinetry team in June 2016, and is proud to be the Dovetail Designer in her hometown of Staunton, Virginia. 

Elizabeth graduated from Mary Baldwin College with a BA in Art with an emphasis in Interior Design.  Since graduating, Elizabeth has gained a wide array of experience and knowledge by working within the architectural field, remodeling, historic restoration, project management, and new construction; including home sales and the selections process. 

In all positions, Elizabeth enjoyed working though projects with clients and the satisfaction of offering a finished product that exceeded expectations.  She feels it is important to let the client’s personal style shine, yet always strive to encompass the greatest functionality of the space.  Her favorite part of design is the excitement of taking a client’s vision and making it a reality.    

A native of the Shenandoah Valley -born and raised in Staunton- Elizabeth enjoys the natural beauty of the area and couldn’t think of a more beautiful place to call home.  She currently resides in Waynesboro with her family.         

AMY HART, Principal

(434) 980-6689

Amy Hart is honored to have been named one of America's 50 most Innovative Kitchen & Bath Professionals of 2019. She began her design career in 1991 as a Facilities Design Intern with Eastern Michigan University while studying in their top-rated accredited Interior Design program. After graduating with a BS in Interior Design and a wealth of practical experience, she went on to work in commercial architecture, product management, operations management, and then found her way into the Kitchen and Bath specialty where she has thrived since 2002. 

 

When designing for interiors, Amy believes one must “listen” to the structure and strive for a meaningful design that feels right in the space and suits her clients’ personal styles. She doesn’t heed many design “rules”, but does believe that a room needs a hero and other characteristics shouldn’t compete for attention. Sometimes the most difficult part of design is to practice restraint.

Amy is thrilled to lead this amazing team of professionals who are dedicated to a collaborative approach to design and implementation, dovetailing our clients' conceptual ideas with our design and technical expertise. She lives in historic Scottsville with husband Eric and two big fluffy dogs Starr and Wynn. She is a member of the Blue Ridge Home Builders Association, the Blue Ridge Mountains Rotary Club, the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors and the Blue Ridge Women's Council of Realtors. Amy has also been honored with a position on the Wellborn Cabinet Designer Council.

ERIC HART, Installations & Field Service Manager

(434) 989-2657

Eric has been remodeling and installing kitchens and baths in and around Charlottesville for the past 14 years. As an official part of the Dovetail team, his goal is to install gorgeous cabinetry, take care of the two Dovetail showrooms, and take great care of our Customers.

Eric is Dovetail's lead installer and oversees all other installations and punch work. He is a great resource for our installers, answering questions, walking jobs, delivering the occasional parts and pieces, and running interference with the Designers. Eric is the one who will reach out to our Customers to check on their new cabinetry and schedule service work. 

 

Creating a beautiful finished product for his clients is always his goal. "It's never easy" he admits. "Knowing the inconvenience put upon a homeowner during a renovation, really keeps me motivated to do the best job that I can in the shortest time possible". He laughs and says "there isn't a perfectly plumb wall or a level floor to be found! There are going to be issues that can slow the process down. But when I'm done, I want to see a happy client. That's it...that is all".

LINDSAY NADER, Project Manager | Charlottesville Showroom

lindsay@designbydovetail.com

(434) 980-6610

Lindsay graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Marketing and has more than 15 years of experience in commercial construction, residential remodeling, and client services. As our Project Manager, Lindsay serves as the primary point of contact for our trade partners and site supervisors. She loves assisting the designers, providing feedback, and ensuring that every space we design has maximum functionality. If you're visiting our showroom and hear loud laughing, it's likely coming from Lindsay's desk.

 

She moved to Charlottesville in 2009 and met her husband Gary shortly thereafter. Both Lindsay and Gary are originally from Pittsburgh and they love cheering on their hometown sports teams. They stay busy with their daughters Quinn (kindergarten) and Reese (preschool) who are frequently in attendance at Dovetail events. Lindsay is also the proud owner of Dovetail's "showroom puppy" Rooney who keeps the Charlottesville team company every day!

MICHELLE PIKE, Designer | Staunton Showroom

michelle@designbydovetail.com

(540) 490-4935

Michelle has enjoyed a long career in residential home design and sales. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute and a Master’s in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis. While in her hometown of St. Louis, MO, she owned a small Architectural practice, specializing in residential renovations, additions, historic adaptive re-use projects and landscape architecture.

 

Upon moving to Central Virginia, Michelle parlayed her knowledge of residential construction into home sales, helping clients see the potential in existing homes as well as new construction. In working with clients, Michelle is a keen listener. She enjoys drilling deeper into what her clients most want out of their project and then figuring out how to make that a reality. Her client’s delight at the finished product is her true reward!

 

Outside of the design field, Michelle enjoys sailing, travel and gardening. She has traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia and always enjoys trading travel stories! She currently resides in Ivy, VA, traveling up to New York to visit her daughter, back to St. Louis to visit family and to the Chesapeake Bay for sailing.

LORI RANDLE, Senior Designer | Charlottesville Showroom

lori@designbydovetail.com

(434) 328-2553

Lori brings 13 years of design, installation and project management experience to the Dovetail family. 


A native of NC, Lori received her first sewing machine at the age of 5 and has been designing ever since. She attended Peace College and worked for 12 years for a fashion house where she honed her style and the art of sales and customer service. 


She married her husband, David, and followed him to his home town of Charlottesville. Here they have raised their two children, both attending Wofford College as a senior and freshman. An unexpected job offer on a soccer field led Lori to the world of cabinet design. Here she found her true passion – creating beautiful, timeless spaces that transform a client’s vision into the heart and soul of their home. “When you complete a job and the client loves their project, you know that you delivered on their dream. That’s success!”  

SAVION THOMAS, Logistics Coordinator

With years of professional moving experience, Savion joined the Dovetail team in January 2020. Stay tuned for more information about Savion.

ROONEY NADER, Customer Relations Associate

Rooney is the smallest member of the Dovetail Charlottesville crew, but he brings the most joy! His main objective is to delight all who enter our showroom and pass by on Water Street. In his spare time, he enjoys sunbathing next to the front island and snacking on cardboard boxes. Originally from the Charlottesville SPCA, he now lives in Charlottesville with his family Gary, Lindsay, Quinn, and Reese. 

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