Meet The Owners and Team
Gregg Cantor, President/CEO
Gregg began working for Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel in 1977 completing job site clean up. After spending a year as a carpenter’s helper in 1978, Gregg concentrated on his education majoring in business. In 1983, he was hired as assistant superintendent and quickly took on a large workload of kitchen and bathroom projects. Within a year, Gregg was promoted to superintendent and in 1985 to Head Superintendent. In 1990, Gregg’s grandfather Murray retired, and he took over as President. Over the years, Gregg has been responsible for managing over 2000 home remodeling and construction projects.
Outside of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, Gregg is active in the San Diego Better Business Bureau as Vice Chairman and is a past director at the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Gregg is also co-host of The Approved Home Pro Show on 600 KOGO Radio and San Diego 6 TV.
In his spared time, Gregg enjoys staying fit by running. He also enjoys family time, cooking and Chargers football.
Lisa Cantor, CFO
Gregg met Lisa in November of 1988 and they were married in April 1990. In 1994 Lisa started helping out in the office answering phones and within a couple of years she eventually took over the bookkeeping and finances.
Outside of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, Lisa has volunteered in many capacities in the community including the school district, Make-A-Wish and Susan B. Komen.
In her spare time, Lisa enjoys cooking, family time and their two dogs (Fred & Ethel).
Rachel Cantor, Director of Design
Rachel Cantor is the director of the of the Murray Lampert design department and the fourth generation in our family business. Rachel graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Degree in Architecture. Rachel has developed a holistic understanding of the construction process from participating in projects around the world. She studied at the University of Newcastle in Australia, at the UAA Studio in Germany and at the Over-the-Rhine Design Build Studio in Cincinnati. Her focus is to produce designs that integrate the clients’ needs with an efficient technique.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys painting, playing volleyball and cooking with her family.
Hope Wortham, Lead Interior Designer ASID
Hope Wortham has had the benefit of being around the design process her entire life. Growing up, she was constantly exposed to residential design through her father’s Landscape Architecture firm. These experiences taught her the value of putting the client’s vision first; she believes your space should reflect your unique vision and personality, as well as function optimally for how would like to use it.
Hope graduated from San Diego State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Art with a focus in Interior Design with a minor in Sustainability. While in school, she served as the President of San Diego State University’s student chapter of ASID, and was awarded the regional chapter’s Deborah Thomas Memorial Award for meritorious service for her extensive volunteer work. She is not only an active member of ASID, but is also involved with IIDA and USGBC, and is passionate about sustainability and green design.
Outside of her formal education, Hope has also had the opportunity to gain hands-on design experience during her time at several firms, specializing in a range of project types, including residential interior design, as well as hospitality, government and healthcare projects.
Hope now combines her experience with her unique perspective on customer relationships, in order to create spaces that both inspire and reflect the client.
Michael Massa, VP of Sales
Michael learned at an early age how to design and build from his father.
His father was built and upholstered furniture and worked alongside him
during his teenage years. This skill transferred to designing and developing
commercial & industrial kitchens for over 25 years. In addition he established
3 patents for his design work and holds a current State of California realtors license.
His abilities and experience integrate well with the team at Murray Lampert.
Michael has two sons that live in San Diego and they share their love for baseball
and youth sports. As regular activities to keep in shape, Michael enjoys running, hiking and biking.
Meeting new people and learning new ideas are a passion with the goal of cultivating new relationships.
Gary Romano, Senior Design Specialist
My commitment is to listen to my client’s ideas and dreams with an open mind, make certain we consider all options and guide them in the process to make their project a reality.
As a native San Diegan and licensed contractor, I have worked with local homeowners to create custom indoor and outdoor living spaces for more than 25 years. I have been blessed to work in an industry for which I truly have a passion and I really enjoy the people I work with and the clients that I meet.
From our first visit, I’m listening carefully to understand their visions and goals for their new living space; what are the most important features they hope to include and who will use the space. Then, together with our Murray Lampert team, we plan and prepare to make those dreams come alive. I am the client’s main contact and I take that responsibility very seriously by always encouraging clients to ask questions or let me know if they have concerns at any time.
With an eye for detail and the expectation that the highest standards be met on every project, I strive to achieve that magic ending where the client steps back and says, “I wouldn’t change a thing.” There is no bigger sense of satisfaction than happy clients who love their “new” home.
Outside of work, my wife, son and I are passionate about sports and about spending time together. I spent many years as a volunteer coaching youth baseball and I enjoy being a San Diego Padres and Chargers fan. I also enjoy playing golf and I actively play softball.
Patti Atwell, Director of Production
Patti Atwell is our senior project manager on the Murray Lampert production team. Patti comes to Murray Lampert with an expertise in client services and project management, as well as various aspects of design build specializing in kitchen, bath and whole home remodeling.
Patti is a Southern California native and a 35 year resident of the San Carlos/ Del Cerro community in San Diego. In her free time Patti volunteers with Sharp Hospital Hospice, enjoys hiking, running and spending time with family and friends.
Lucas Giesing, Project Manager
Lucas Giesing is a San Diego native with a family history of more than 100 years building San Diego strong. His career in construction is very well rounded with experience in every facet of building and remodeling homes. His greatest goal is to please the customer as he brings a respect and understanding of what a home is beyond our jobsite.
D’Ann Good, Office Manager/Client Care
D’Ann joined Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel in December 2009 working in Customer Service and Community Relations. She has worked in various fields supporting both client and employee development for the past 10 years. D’Ann acquired her Associates Degree in 2003 from CBS, Houston. She recently relocated to the San Diego area from Corpus Christi, Texas. In her free time she enjoys cooking, reading and spending time with her family.
Cheri Clark, Customer Care Specialist
Cheri joined Murray Lampert Design Build Remodel in 2015. She works part time in our front office. She retired from her Real Estate career in 2013 so she could travel with her husband. Being a people person she found retirement a little isolating. She says her part time schedule is a perfect combination that allows her time to travel and the ability to work with a great group of people. In her free time, she enjoys snow skiing, camping, cooking and hosting family get togethers.