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With a strong background in plumbing, Sandi Perlman, CKD, CR has over 23 years experience in residential building and remodeling. She is President of Blue Ridge Design, LLC a full service company that specializes in all aspects of home design and construction.
She currently teaches Kitchen and Bathroom Design to Interior Design Majors at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She traveled with her students to Hawaii to create a concept house from a shipping container and often has students from, IUPUI, Ball State University, Purdue University, Indiana University, Art Institute of Indianapolis and Indiana State University doing internships with her where she educates them in construction, design and sales.
She is a licensed General Contractor with proactive experience and knowledge of the complexities of home improvements as well as the emotional issues that arise.

Education and Professional Certifications

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)- Certified Kitchen Designer
National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)- Certified Remodeler
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)- Certified Lead Safe Renovator
Consolidated City of Indianapolis – Licensed General Contractor
2020 Technologies- Train the Trainer, Montreal Canada

Construction Industry Publications and Presentations

Appliance Magazine: “Kitchen Remodeling and Specifying Appliances”
Remodeler Magazine: “Women in the Industry” Featured article
HGTVPro.com: “Copper Costs a Pretty Penny These Days”
Associate Press: “Laminate countertops, vinyl floor regaining popularity in remodeling projects”
Curriculum Development:
       Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis- Interior Design Program
       Art Institute of Indianapolis - Interior Design Program
       Art Institute of Indianapolis - Kitchen/Bathroom Design Certificate
Keynote Speaker, Housing Industry Association, Brisbane Australia

Community Involvement & Professional Volunteer Positions

NKBA- President, Indiana State
NKBA- Chapter Representative, National
NKBA- VP Academic Relations, Indiana State
NKBA- VP Professional Development, Indiana State
NKBA- Builder/Remodeler Advisory Council, National
NKBA- Incoming Vice-Chair, Builder/Remodeler Advisory Council, National
NARI – President, Central Indiana
Habitat for Humanity- Volunteer worker/leader
Indianapolis Symphonic Band- President of the Board of Directors
Indianapolis Symphonic Band - Principal French Horn and Section Leader
Sponsor- Blue Ridge Design Cycling Team
Saltwater reef tank enthusiast