Meet the Team

Whatcom County Remodeling Company

Stuart James, project managerStuart James, Project Manager: Stuart oversees subcontractors and Hudson’s crews on each jobsite; helps manage the day-to-day operations of Hudson Remodeling. He is a point of contact for our clients and he helps Susan with bidding and project estimating.

Stuart began working for Hudson Remodeling in 1996, serving as a lead carpenter until 2012, when he left to start his own remodeling company. When Charlie Hudson, founder of Hudson Remodeling, began planning for retirement, Stuart was top-of-mind as a person he’d trust to carry on the Hudson legacy. He had faith in Stuart’s leadership skills and appreciated his outstanding attention to detail; Charlie knew Stuart would serve our customers well for years to come. Stuart closed his remodeling business and returned to Hudson Remodeling in 2017.

When he’s not meeting with clients or pounding a hammer, you’ll find Stuart at home doing his very best to wrangle two teenage daughters.


Susan Silva, Project Manager/Designer: Susan works alongside Stuart to provide estimates, create remodeling plans, research supplies, and order materials. She graduated with honors from Cal Poly and holds a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology. In 2015 she completed the certificate program at Bellingham Tech College in Project Management.

She enjoys helping our clients visualize their plans by using computer-aided design tools. Susan founded Silva Design in 2003 and, now in partnership with Hudson Remodeling, provides our team with creative design and drafting services. In her spare time, she can be found hiking the mountains, kayaking our local waters, or globetrotting across multiple continents.


Hudson-Remodeling-Dave-Bellingham-2David James, Project Foreman: David appreciates the challenge and details involved in good design. He supports the team with his years of experience as a craftsman–he is a certified TrexPro™ installer.

David enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter or playing a round of golf.

Dave has been with Hudson Remodeling since 1993. Learn more about him in this Q&A.


Andrey Skripachev, Remodeling Carpenter: Andrey is very organized and good with detailed finish work including interior trim installation, sheetrock repair and texture, painting, and tile setting.

He also helps with siding, window and decking installation, and the activities that make those jobs happen.

Andrey has been with Hudson Remodeling since 2006. Learn more about him in this Q&A.


Charlie Hudson of Hudson Remodeling, Whatcom County RemodelerCharlie Hudson, Owner: Charlie was the founder of Hudson Remodeling and for many years he managed all remodeling projects, serving in the role of project manager. He currently oversees the vision and direction of the company, working closely with the rest of the team.

Remodeling has been his passion for decades; it has challenged him and provided great satisfaction over the years.

Charlie lives with his wife Jan in a remodeled 1910 farmhouse. Together they have four grown daughters and a handful of grandchildren. When he’s relaxing you’ll see him keeping up with the baseball scene.


Luna, Office Dog: Luna is Susan’s all black Goldendoodle and is in charge of office greeting. She embraces her duties with great enthusiasm, bestowing much love and licks to all who enter. She loves to play fetch, tug-o-war, and snuggle in her spare time.