“I started as a loader,” Monroy said. “And then I became a forklift operator and slowly got into sales. … And then from there, it was just like, ‘One day, I’m gonna open my own [business].’”
After more than a decade in the industry, Monroy opened Modern Design & Remodeling in January 2020. Located on FM 2920 in Spring, the store sells remodeling materials such as tile, flooring, countertops, cabinets and carpet.
Monroy—along with his team of designers, project managers, contractors and an architect—also offers consultations, installation and full remodel services. The most common projects Monroy said his business undertakes are kitchen and master bathroom remodels.
“The kitchen and master bath adds tremendous value to the resale of the home,” he said.
While renovating a home can sound daunting, Monroy said he ensures customers can communicate with his team throughout the entire process.
“Every project has a project manager. … [That] is there every step of the way,” Monroy said. “So customers aren’t wondering, … ‘OK, well, who’s coming tomorrow?’ Or, ‘What’s going on tomorrow?’”
Modern Design & Remodeling also offers 3D renderings of the design so customers can more easily visualize the final result, he said.
Like many businesses, Monroy said the main challenge Modern Design & Remodeling is facing is supply shortages.
“I won’t start a project unless I know all the appliances [are here] because I don’t want to tear out someone’s kitchen, and then … the refrigerator is not coming in for another six weeks,” he said.
Since opening, Monroy said his business has completed several projects for people his initial customers know. Monroy noted he is most proud of these word-of-mouth referrals.
“We’re passionate about it,” Monroy said. “We pride ourselves in taking the weight off the customer and kind of making it stress-free for them.”
Modern Design & Remodeling
5250 FM 2920, Ste. F, Spring
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sun.