OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Meet the people who will take you through the process.

Tamara Templeman

Co-founder & Creative Director

Tammy is passionate about helping clients transform their homes into beautiful, healthy, highly-functional spaces that fulfill their needs and desires.

Tammy co-founded Houseplay Renovations while studying Interior Design at Parsons, the New School for Design. After completing her BFA, she took on a full-time role in the company as lead designer and also supported the on-site work by responding to homeowners’ questions and concerns, managing schedules, and corresponding with local building departments.

Now, as Creative Director, Tammy helps clients develop a strong vision for their space and then creates a scope of work to bring that vision into reality. Once the timeline and budget are set she transitions each project to the capable hands of the design and construction teams. Tammy’s passion for connection lends itself well to overseeing marketing and development, so Houseplay can continue to reach more homeowners and provide new services to serve them at the highest level.

Tammy is passionate about helping clients transform their homes into beautiful, healthy, highly-functional spaces that fulfill their needs and desires.

Tammy co-founded Houseplay Renovations while studying Interior Design at Parsons, the New School for Design. After completing her BFA, she took on a full-time role in the company as lead designer and also supported the on-site work by responding to homeowners’ questions and concerns, managing schedules, and corresponding with local building departments.

Now, as Creative Director, Tammy helps clients develop a strong vision for their space and then creates a scope of work to bring that vision into reality. Once the timeline and budget are set she transitions each project to the capable hands of the design and construction teams. Tammy’s passion for connection lends itself well to overseeing marketing and development, so Houseplay can continue to reach more homeowners and provide new services to serve them at the highest level.

Niall Templeman

Co-founder & Project Manager

Niall founded Houseplay Renovations in 2007 after moving to the US from England, where he worked as a tradesman for many years. Niall’s ability to see the big picture and simultaneously manage the details is key to Houseplay’s success in a demanding industry.

As a general contractor based in northeastern New Jersey, Niall’s hands-on experience and knowledge of the construction trade informs his oversight work on a daily basis. He’s the first person that clients talk to or meet with to describe their vision for their space.

Here, Niall’s ability to listen, answer questions, and offer guidance continues the tradition of client-centered renovation experiences that sets Houseplay apart. His technical know-how and eye for aesthetic possibilities combine to catalyze successful renovations.

Niall founded Houseplay Renovations in 2007 after moving to the US from England, where he worked as a tradesman for many years. Niall’s ability to see the big picture and simultaneously manage the details is key to Houseplay’s success in a demanding industry.

As a general contractor based in northeastern New Jersey, Niall’s hands-on experience and knowledge of the construction trade informs his oversight work on a daily basis. He’s the first person that clients talk to or meet with to describe their vision for their space.

Here, Niall’s ability to listen, answer questions, and offer guidance continues the tradition of client-centered renovation experiences that sets Houseplay apart. His technical know-how and eye for aesthetic possibilities combine to catalyze successful renovations.

Veronika Bamfield

Lead Interior Designer

Veronika partners with Tamara to design Houseplay’s projects, ensuring that work runs smoothly and details come together.

Veronika studied Construction Management at the prestigious University of Technology in Brno, Czech Republic and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering. Upon graduation, she worked as a designer at Gifford, a leading UK engineering and environmental consulting company.

Eventually, she followed her heart across the Atlantic after five years of a long-distance relationship with her soon-to-be husband. Once in the US, Veronika volunteered for Sunflower Children and worked in real estate and property management at Stonehenge in NYC.

After the birth of her children, Veronika founded Bamboola Baby LLC to offer birth doula services and childbirth classes. Veronika loves helping homeowners navigate the renovation process and watching miracles unfold.

Veronika partners with Tamara to design Houseplay’s projects, ensuring that work runs smoothly and details come together.

Veronika studied Construction Management at the prestigious University of Technology in Brno, Czech Republic and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Engineering. Upon graduation, she worked as a designer at Gifford, a leading UK engineering and environmental consulting company.

Eventually, she followed her heart across the Atlantic after five years of a long-distance relationship with her soon-to-be husband. Once in the US, Veronika volunteered for Sunflower Children and worked in real estate and property management at Stonehenge in NYC.

After the birth of her children, Veronika founded Bamboola Baby LLC to offer birth doula services and childbirth classes. Veronika loves helping homeowners navigate the renovation process and watching miracles unfold.

John Kucsma

Project Manager

John serves as the main point of contact for the construction phase of our projects. John has been a project manager for more than 10 years (and has the spreadsheet skills to prove it!). The focus of John’s work with Houseplay is to ensure that the project team and the homeowners are clear on all aspects of the project throughout the renovation, from inception to completion. To accomplish this, he provides clear project schedules upfront, weekly updates, and prioritizes clear communication through the entire project.

John graduated from Rutgers Business School. He was born and raised in New Jersey and lives with his wife and son in Cranford.

John serves as the main point of contact for the construction phase of our projects. John has been a project manager for more than 10 years (and has the spreadsheet skills to prove it!). The focus of John’s work with Houseplay is to ensure that the project team and the homeowners are clear on all aspects of the project throughout the renovation, from inception to completion. To accomplish this, he provides clear project schedules upfront, weekly updates, and prioritizes clear communication through the entire project.

John graduated from Rutgers Business School. He was born and raised in New Jersey and lives with his wife and son in Cranford.

Tracey Kayne

Office Manager

We are thrilled to announce that Tracey Kayne has joined the Houseplay team as our office manager! Primarily, Tracey will be keeping our office organized and will be the first person you speak to when you start to work with us. With her attention to detail behind the scenes to ensure things run smoothly, we will be able to focus even more on providing excellent customer service and a seamless design/build experience for our clients. Tracey previously expressed her love of design through her own company, bug + bear designs, which she founded before starting at Houseplay.

We are thrilled to announce that Tracey Kayne has joined the Houseplay team as our office manager! Primarily, Tracey will be keeping our office organized and will be the first person you speak to when you start to work with us. With her attention to detail behind the scenes to ensure things run smoothly, we will be able to focus even more on providing excellent customer service and a seamless design/build experience for our clients. Tracey previously expressed her love of design through her own company, bug + bear designs, which she founded before starting at Houseplay.

Interested in joining the team?

Houseplay Renovations is always looking for great new team members. If you’re a hardworking self-starter – a team player who takes initiative – then email info@hprnj.com with your resume today.

Houseplay Renovations is always looking for great new team members. If you’re a hardworking self-starter – a team player who takes initiative – then email info@hprnj.com with your resume today.