YOUR DESIGN EXPERTS
RICHARD L. OURSO
CERTIFIED KITCHEN & BATH DESIGNER
CERTIFIED AGING IN PLACE SPECIALIST
Richard Ourso, a pioneering entrepreneur, founded Ourso Designs in 2000. Building on decades of skilled woodworking and successful craftsmanship, Richard’s budding business quickly grew. Richard holds the National Kitchen and Bath designation, Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), and a certification in aging-in-place (CAPS). He has been a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) for over 10 years, and is a member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and of the Baton Rouge local Home Builders Association (HBAGBR).
At the start of 2013 Richard Ourso began the process of launching Ourso Designs’ sister company, The Olde Mill. While involved in the kitchen and bath industry, Richard started designing with solid wood beams but recognized the hassle of obtaining consistent and specific solid beams. After 20 years of dedicated research and hard work, Richard created the hollow box beam that is now handcrafted in-house and is responsible for the success of The Olde Mill.
LOGAN WHEELER RAMIREZ
BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Logan is a graduate from Louisiana State University’s Art & Design School with a Bachelor of Interior Design. While in school, Logan won several awards for excellence in retail design, office design, and rendering capabilities.
She joined the Ourso Designs team in January of 2015, starting as an intern and, through the years, advancing to Senior Designer. Nearly six years of residential and some commercial experience have honed her leadership, collaboration, and multi-tasking skills. She works on all aspects of the design process, including drawing preliminary options, creating floor plans, and guiding clients in the selection of materials and furniture. She most recently won 1st place in two separate categories of the 2019 Louisiana Remodelers Excellence Awards for a Kitchen Remodel and a Bathroom Remodel. Before joining Ourso Designs, she completed an internship with Commercial Design Interiors (CDI Solutions) and worked as a graphic and chalk artist for Whole Foods Market.
Her personal design aesthetic skews modern with a touch of historical influence and sophisticated use of raw materials. In her down time, Logan likes to “absorb books, movies, music, food, entertain, travel, and to engage in meeting new people and good conversation.”
MADELINE VAN PELT
BACHELOR OF INTERIOR DESIGN
Maddi is a native of Baton Rouge, LA and recently graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Interior Design. She joined the Ourso Designs team in December 2018 as a Student Intern and has gained knowledge and skills to help her grow as a young designer.
While in the office, Maddi helps with all aspects of the design process including laying out existing floor plans, creating preliminary floor plans, and aiding in product selection services.
Outside of work, Maddi is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Business Administration from Louisiana State University. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, singing at her church and traveling to Disney World.