Evolve Organizing Solutions

About Us

Evolve is about solutions

We are a women-owned and operated business that has been passionate about transforming spaces since 2012. We are trained professionals, certified through the Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) and the National Association of Productivity and Organization (NAPO). We participate in specialized training for all areas of our business.

We are licensed and insured for all areas of our business. We contract with trained movers, flooring installers, contractors and builders. Our focus is on integrity, excellence and professionalism. Our employees have expertise in all areas of our business. With diverse backgrounds (in counseling, teaching, design and marketing to name a few), we bring a lot to the table.

Because our teams work together, we can manage your project from start to finish. From decluttering, to staging, to designing your new space and helping you move in, we’ve got you covered

Karen Kempker

Karen Kempker, Owner

“I love a transformation! My job is the perfect combination of my degree in Social Work and Business, and my background as the Manager of the Options Custom Furniture division at Meridian/Herman Miller.

I founded Evolve in 2012 on the belief that beautiful, functional spaces look different for everyone. Whether we’re helping a family get organized; downsizing and packing for a senior to move to assisted living; staging a home to sell; or renovating a master bathroom – the process and the design should be efficient, effective, and appealing.

By bringing our teams of organizing, staging and design experts together, we create spaces that function beautifully for our clients. Let’s get together and transform your space.”

Organizing Team

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Michele Boogaart-Organizer
Michelle Boogaart

Michelle is excited to put her organizing skills to work for you.

Laurie Koning 2021-5
Laurie Koning

"Organizing is a way of serving"

Every job is different! Young families. Blended families. Busy families. Seniors who need some extra help. I give clients a different perspective and help them anticipate their needs.  I enjoy the variety and challenges of helping clients create efficient systems that work for them. 

Organizing looks different for everyone, and can help anyone.

Rebecca Fasbender
Rebecca Fasbender

"Organizing is a great feeling of accomplishment"

​Form follows function, and I love creating spaces that are efficient, effective and beautiful. Organizing helps you know what you have, know where it's kept, and saves you time and money. When clients can function in their space and enjoy their home, it's very rewarding.

​Organizing is an investment in yourself and your family.

Tina Martinie
Tina Martinie

"Organizing is a way to find peace and calm"

​Feeling overwhelmed can leave you vulnerable and stressed. Being sensitive to the client's emotions and appreciating that this is their space is key. I enjoy listening to their goals and helping them take control of their space.

​Organizing is doing the work and celebrating the successes with you.

Karin Bol
Karin Bol

"Organizing is listening and empathizing"

​I love the before and after. Every situation is unique and creating individualized systems is critical. Hearing their stories, and helping a person through divorce, grief, health issues, or tough situations and seeing them transform is amazing.

​Organizing is a process that takes you from chaos to beauty.

Staging Team

Samantha Burkle-staging
Samantha Burkle

Samantha Burkle is looking forward to staging your property.

Deana Dayton
Deana Dayton

"Occupied Staging and Photo Staging help sellers show their homes at their best​"

It's difficult to envision how to repurpose rooms in your own home. I love bringing a new perspective and using what the seller has in different ways. By adjusting furniture placement, accessorizing and making a few changes, we can show the home at it's best.​

Occupied Staging and Photo Staging are fun and creative, and the result is so satisfying!

Anna Dorn
Anna Dorn

"Staging Assessments help sellers navigate the process of getting their home ready to sell"

People sell their homes for a variety of reasons, and it can be emotional and overwhelming. I enjoy meeting people and offering solutions. We act as the liaison between the realtor and the client, offering a roadmap to follow and resources to make the process as easy as possible.

Staging Assessments offer peace during a stressful time and the sellers are always so appreciative.

Leslee Elkins
Leslee Elkins

"Focus groups provide useful buyer information so realtors and sellers can make informed choices regarding updates, staging and marketing"

I enjoy helping realtors and sellers find the best strategy for showcasing their home. Focus groups are an effective tool for homes that are unique in style, layout or location; as well as homes that have been on the market but haven't had many showings. The feedback from the focus group provides data for crucial marketing decisions.​

It's key to have a plan, and the resulting sale is always satisfying!

Paula Merkle-staging
Paula Merkle

Samantha looks forward to helping you with your staging needs.

LeeAnn Sotok
LeeAnn Sotok

"It's very difficult for buyers to envision how a vacant house could work for them. Staging a vacant home makes it memorable!"​

I love the magic that happens when we bring furniture, bedding, artwork and accessories into a vacant home. Our team is great at problem solving, design and planning - and it's fun to collaborate on the best strategy for a new space.

Staging is a fantastic way to transform a vacant space into a warm, inviting home.

Design Team

Leslee Elkins
Leslee Elkins

"Focus groups provide useful buyer information so realtors and sellers can make informed choices regarding updates, staging and marketing"

I enjoy helping realtors and sellers find the best strategy for showcasing their home. Focus groups are an effective tool for homes that are unique in style, layout or location; as well as homes that have been on the market but haven't had many showings. The feedback from the focus group provides data for crucial marketing decisions.​

It's key to have a plan, and the resulting sale is always satisfying!

Sheri Potter
Sheri Potter

Sheri Potter is an interior designer working for clients in the greater west Michigan area. With over 20 years’ experience in interior design, she is exceptional at working with clients of many varied styles, from neoclassical to farmhouse. Adept at a wide range of projects; she comes ready to talk about any area you might want help with.

Cyndy Schurman
Cyndy Schurman

After 20 years of combined experience freelancing and working directly with clients in the residential/light commercial construction industry, Cyndy decided to expand her services to a larger market and start her own design consulting business in 2019.

Cyndy’s industry experience is invaluable on any project large or small. A vast knowledge of available products, staying updated on design trends as well as timeless applications, and understanding the impact each decision/selection has on the entirety of the project ensures project efficiencies as well as beautiful design.

The ability to embrace each client’s vision for their home or business is imperative, and therefore any style or aesthetic done with design integrity is appreciated and embraced. Cyndy believes in the importance of individual style and taste which keeps the world of design interesting while allowing for continuous reinvention.

Evolve Warehouse

Our temperature-controlled warehouses are filled with a huge variety of staging items to work with any home design. Because of our large inventory, we are not limited to staging only a few homes at a time.

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