Duncan Aviation designers can cut through the clutter, visualize how operators actually use their aircraft, and incorporate the features and materials in their design that work best with the operator’s lifestyle and preferences. These unique and innovative customer solutions can include details as intricate as cabinet latches and storage or as encompassing as hydrographic finishes and unique, custom-designed drinkrails.
Obsession usually isn’t very attractive, unless you’re referring to the attention to detail that Duncan Aviation’s designers have for the nuances of every aircraft interior project they oversee. From custom designed carpet to double-stitched leather seats, and intricate table inlays to upwash and downwash lighting accents, attention to the details creates an overall luxurious feel that is experienced the minute you enter a cabin completed by Duncan Aviation.
Updating an aircraft at Duncan Aviation results in amazing transformations. Little things like removing individual seat monitors,replacing worn carpeting, and reupholstering seats can freshen an interior while complete interior refurbishments provide the ultimate in customization and personal expression.
Jack graduated from Cedarville University with a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and joined Duncan’s Battle Creek Design team in 2019. Prior to starting at Duncan, he worked in the hospitality industry, creating floorplans and furniture packages for hotels.
Jack’s most memorable project to date is a black Citation X. The owner wanted a bold interior, with black leather seats and red accents to match their company branding. "The customer was excellent to work with. I loved being able to explore different options and see how far we could push the design. The final result was spectacular!"
Carie graduated from the University of Nebraska, Kearney with a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design.Prior to joining the design team at Duncan Aviation, Carie worked as a lead sales/designer for a local Lincoln company specializing in both the remodeling and new construction of residential kitchens and bathrooms.
What Carie enjoys the most about aviation design are the tasks designers are presented with that are different than what was involved with residential design.
"In the field of aviation design, we are able to provide luxurious material options to our customers while making sure that these materials pass specific burn and weight requirements", says Carie. "I'm very fortunate to work with extremely talented, top-notch professionals in this industry that have taught me a lot about the aviation profession. The knowledge and craftsmanship here at Duncan Aviation is why customers seek us out and continue to come back."
Molly joined Duncan Aviation’s newest full-service facility in Provo, Utah, in 2019 after working for several years at a completion facility in Dallas, Texas. She began obtaining her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Interior Design degree at the University of Oklahoma then completed her degree at The Art Institute.
Now that Duncan's Provo location has the capabilities for large scale completion projects, Molly has been experimenting and looking for new innovative ways to give the customer an aircraft that truly matches their vision. "I am especially fond of a Global that we just recently completed" says Molly. "We were going for a very neutral tone on tone interior and we decided to give our teams a little challenge and veneer the lower sidewalls throughout the aircraft. The end product turned out amazing and it has been one of my favorite projects to date."
Emily graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and a minor in Business. Previously, she worked at Michigan Tile & Carpet for 3 years, assisting with customer flooring selections, and designing kitchens and baths. Emily joined the Duncan Aviation Design Team 2017 and enjoys the camaraderie with her peers.
Emily especially enjoyed a Challenger 605 completion project.
It was the first of four projects with the same customer. They were wonderful to work with, and it was such an attractive final product!"
Stephanie has a bachelor's degree in Interior Design from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. During the time Stephanie has worked at Duncan Aviation, she has especially enjoyed and appreciated the connections she has formed.
“It is satisfying to see a project through to completion. I also enjoy seeing our customers’ pleasure at the end of their projects. It is gratifying to know that we have met and exceeded their expectations,” says Stephanie. “I also enjoy meeting people from all parts of the world and I am amazed by the incredible stories they share about their lives.”
Mary graduated from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln with a Bachelor's Degree in Interior Design. Before beginning her career in aviation Mary held a senior interior design position, designing both commercial and residential spaces. Currently she leads the Design Teams at our Lincoln, Nebraska, and Provo, Utah, locations.
Mary feels fortunate to have worked with clients on a variety of exclusive aircraft interior projects. Connecting with our clients and understanding their styles is key as she develops highly personalized unique spaces.
These relationships help her customize design solutions so that every completion she’s been a part of reflects the individual aesthetic of each owner. For instance, one of her customers wanted blue carbon-fiber and other non-standard finishes in his Global Express.
“It was such a striking interior because it conveyed the personal tastes of the owner, and the modifications showcased the talents of the Duncan Aviation teams,” says Mary.
The owner was overjoyed when he saw his completed project, and that is always Mary’s greatest satisfaction.
Teri has a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln in Interior Design. She has found her 32-year journey at Duncan Aviation to be pretty amazing.
“I look at where we started as far as the limited options we had available for materials and where we are now with design, the increasing variety of materials and finishes, and 3-D printing capabilities, and I’m delighted to have so many more options for our customers now.”
Heather graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design. After graduation she worked at a pool company, designing custom, award-winning in-ground swimming pools across central Florida. A few years later, Heather joined a design firm designing club houses for luxury apartments, home developments, and condos. She also designed model homes for new construction as well as high-end residential homes.
In 2016 she packed up her family and moved to Michigan to join the Duncan Aviation Family. One of Heather's most memorable jobs was a Falcon 2000LX completed in 2021.
"This was a complete exterior and interior remodel. The customer was open to design ideas and allowed my creativity to run full swing.
”The interior was completed with a sleek, modern design with blacks and gray colors.
"I love being able to work with customers and make their vision come to life. Like most designers, I love to see the final product and a happy customer.”
Brandie graduated with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Design with a minor in Business from Western Michigan University. She formerly worked as a kitchen and bath designer, focusing primarily on remodels. Her career with Duncan started in June 2021 as a Design Assistant at the Battle Creek, Michigan, facility, and then she transitioned into a Designer role in March 2022.