Meet Ruby. This well traveled young pup is the face of Forward Design Build, and we invite you to journey with her through our projects, design features, and much more. 

Ruby joined our team towards the end of 2014, following in the footsteps of our former "spokesdogs" Gertrude and Sophie. Ruby is not just another cute face, she helps differentiate our company from our competitors because she is a living representation of the things we find important. She is a symbol of our loyalty and connection to our clients.

Forward Design Build is a family based company and we, like many, believe that pets are just as much a part of a family as any. We enjoy being able to form a bond with pet owners through Ruby. So if you're in the neighborhood and want to meet Ruby, she is always willing to greet new friends.

Ruby was rescued from posh circumstances, where she traveled the globe. This poor little labradoodle, forced into a life of luxury, studied architectural design in Paris to pass the time. There she learned about earth friendly building practices, and state of the art interior selections.

She knew she had to put all of this incredible knowledge to good use, so she reached out to the Forward Design Build team. Owner, Jef rescued her from her treacherous situation, giving her a new home, and a new purpose.

Now, she spends her time assisting the design team with paint color options, making sure our carpenters are crossing their t's and dotting their i's, and entertaining clients at the office. She also is the chief editor of the Paw Press, which is kind of a big deal.

We are so happy to have her on board here in Ann Arbor, and look forward to everything that Ruby brings to the table, which is mostly bones.