Team

At Gannage Design & Construction our team is family (quite literally sometimes). All of our staff have the appropriate paperwork on file and are covered by our General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance. Any subcontractor that we have on your job have been vetted and also have General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance on file with us. If you would like to check our business license standing and our insurance, please visit the Contractors License Board website.

MIKHAIL GANNAGE
Master Builder/Owner

Mikhail obtained his General Contractor License in April 2000 but has been in the industry far before that. The Gannage Family has been involved in property development for three generations. His attention to detail, extensive construction knowledge and commitment to excellent, timely communication are some of the things that set him apart from other general contractors. Making smart investment choices is something Mikhail is passionate about and it shows in how he guides his clients.

30 percent of all new construction-related business fail the first year…74 percent fail by the end of the third year. 90- to 96 percent fail by the end of the 10-year cycle” – Michael C. Stone, author.

Mikhail is proud to have been in business for over 19 years and going strong.

Mikhail is the father to 4 children, two are currently attending college. Mikhail understands that helping provide shape to the dreams of our youth changes their reality. He donates his time to several local non-profits like Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation where he is on the board and steering committee for their new building. In Mikhail’s free time he coaches a high school speech and debate team, tends to his ranch and enjoys taking his wife, Keena, on dates.

DENISE KNEESKERN, UDCP
Operations Manager/ Design Consultant

Denise has been with Gannage Design & Construction since 2015. Denise lives with her husband, Michael, of 13 years, two sons and cat Reese. She enjoys camping, fishing, gardening and reading in her spare time. She is a Universal Design
Certified Professional (UDCP). Universal Design, simply put, takes into account all current and potential physical and age specific needs, such as door openings that can accommodate a double stroller for your children and a walker for you parents. She is also the Operations Manager which means that she makes sure it gets done! If she doesn’t have an answer for you, she will find it. Denise loves to incorporate color into her designs. Designing spaces that are unique, bright and practical are her passion. She has a great eye for design and loves to help our clients turn their dreams into reality. She has a great working relationship with several construction supply companies both locally and online. This allows her to find exactly what you are looking for at the best price point possible. Actually swinging a hammer on the construction site is not something you are likely to see Denise doing, except that one time she built a house in Mexico. But if you can’t decide on flooring or tile, she is your gal!

BARBARA HOOKER
Accountant/Bookkeeper

Barbara began working at Gannage Design and Construction in 2021 after transitioning from several years in the wine industry. Besides her love of Excel and perfectly balanced accounts, she enjoys traveling abroad, hosting parties, and reading books. Originally from Michigan, she and her husband moved to California in 2015 and have been loving life on the Central Coast. Barbara’s experience with bookkeeping and QuickBooks gives her the knowledge and ability to help keep Gannage Design and Construction running efficiently.

ANTONIO GONZALES

Antonio has been working in residential construction since 2009. He is a Project Lead for in-house jobs. He is a master with drywall. Antonio also has experience with painting, carpentry, plumbing and electrical. A true jack of all trades with an excellent eye for detail, he will ensure that your job is done correctly. A devoted husband and caring father of two children, he brings that same care to every project he works on.

CARLOS LOPEZ, SR.

Don Carlos has worked with Antonio in residential construction since 2009. Before that he was an equipment operator and a tree trimmer. He is a phenomenal drywaller, skilled carpenter and our go to equipment operator. He is a father of two who loves to work on his ranch with his two grandchildren and their horses.

CARLOS LOPEZ, JUNIOR

Carlos graduated Paso Robles High School in 2019. There he went through their Construction Skills Program. Carlos is a sharp and hardworking young man who is aspiring to someday run a construction company. He is responsible for all our material handling and is a drywall and framing assistant. Carlos is a quick learner and is continuing to build his skills both on the job and in online training programs.