Classical Progression: A Family Affair

Classical Progression, a construction and design studio based in Santa Monica, is comprised of founder Kevin J. Corzen, wife Carolynn, an interior designer, and their daughter, Skylar, who handles the marketing aspect of the firm, as well as an in-house construction team. As the group’s name implies, their philosophy isn’t about simply recreating familiar architecture styles but about creating boldly contemporary homes built with reclaimed materials that lend an immediate sense of history.

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Native Trails takes the Higher Path

When Naomi Nielson Howard, founder of Native Trails, was a student at Cal Poly (studying social services with a dual minor in business and Spanish) she had the idea—the very bright idea—to found a company that could double as the focus of her class projects. She had spent childhood vacations in Central Mexico, the home of her stepfather, and fallen in love with the aesthetic and the many craftspeople she met on their trips. The idea to launch a small business of importing handmade crafts set her on a course that would ultimately lead to one of today’s most innovative and environmentally focused kitchen and bath manufacturers.

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