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About Renovation Planners

During a Renovation or Remodel

You Now Have Someone In Your Corner, Looking out For YOUR Interests

Renovation Planners is NOT a contractor.  We are a certified construction management firm working on YOUR behalf during every stage of your project.

We show you a way to avoid the all too common headaches, project delays and budget busting surprises that often go along with a home remodeling project.

About Monica

10 Things You Won’t See on Monica’s Resume:

  1. She’s been to all 50 states
  2. She worked on the Love Boat
  3. Cooking… not her thing, eating on the other hand… bring it on!
  4. Her mother had a profound impact on her
  5. She was on ‘Love Connection’… twice
  6. She didn’t learn how to drive a stick shift until she was in her mid-20s
  7. She speaks Italian with a ‘buon accento’… if only she was fluent
  8. She still has the model of her teeth made before she got braces
  9. She’s a Pisces – March Birthday
  10. She’s passionate about remodeling

Monica D. Higgins is an in-demand remodeling expert and the Founder of Renovation Planners, a certified construction management firm that helps homeowners avoid becoming the next remodeling horror story.

Monica grew up helping her parents manage and renovate distressed income properties well before she knew what construction management really was.  After her father died nearly 30 years ago, she witnessed her mother get ripped off by an unscrupulous contractor on an extensive and expensive apartment building renovation project.  Since then she has made it her mission to make sure no one ever gets taken again.

Monica is a woman that understands the power of a brand built around trust and integrity when it comes to Americans’ investments in their homes.  She is a trusted source providing a reality check and the guiding hand of experience to remodeling homeowners.  She also speaks “construction” in a way consumers can understand and helps them gain the confidence they need to remodel their homes.  Her proven process and expert knowledge have been featured by HGTV, DIY Network, Fine Living, Lowe’s for Pros, Entrepreneur Magazine, and USA TODAY.

Monica is a certified construction manager and a LEED Accredited Professional that holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson, a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern California and is licensed by the California Department of Real Estate. She is a member of several professional associations and has served on the Board of Trustees for Berkeley Hall School, the Advisory Board for the Small Business Development Center at El Camino College and as a volunteer counselor for SCORE.

Additionally, Monica is the author of Remodel Smart™:  How to Turn a Foreclosure into Your Dream Home, the toolkit you need to successfully navigate a foreclosure remodel and go “green” at the same time to save money and reduce waste.

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