Owner/Senior Project Manager/Kitchen & Bath Designer
Following his passion to ‘make things with his hands’ Matt Byers started a career in the remodeling business while still in high school, renovating and flipping apartment buildings in Columbus, Ohio. Upon graduation from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1986 (B.A. in Economics – Management) he followed one of his other passions, the game of soccer, around the globe—spending the next eight years playing and then coaching in the United States and in Germany. After marrying Shellie Beck von Peccoz (his wife of 20 years) and with the arrival of their third child, the two decided to make a life change and relocated to Cincinnati to be closer to family.
In 2002 he founded Olde Montgomery Kitchen & Design (OMKD) to create a more streamlined method for providing design, products, and installation services to greater Cincinnati’s finest homeowners, builders, and remodelers.
As business grew and the demand increased for additional products and services in other areas of the home, he re-branded OMKD and expanded its offerings to become Evolo Design.
In 2010, he acquired the former Ray Williams Company in old Montgomery. After directing an extensive renovation to the building, he relocated Evolo Design’s studio from its original location on Montgomery Road. In addition he created Stir—a living, interactive venue fully equipped for hosting private parties or corporate events. Stir was created and furnished by the Evolo Design team and shares the building.
When he’s not working you can find him on a soccer field watching one of his children somewhere in America, on the golf course, or with his family at the beach on Cape Cod