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Meet Karen

Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, Vice President, CPBD, FAIBD

Michelsohn & Daughter has been building homes in Anchorage for more than 40 years. The company’s founder, Paul Michelsohn is still involved in the company. However, with his semi-retirement, his wife, Vice President Karen Kassik-Michelsohn, is now leading the team.


Kassik-Michelsohn specializes in custom home and remodeling design. She’s an award-winning designer with more than 30 years of experience. She has an eye for detail and loves seeing projects go from paper to turn-key. One of her many talents is accessible, aging-in-place design. Working with Kassik-Michelsohn, you can invest in your forever home knowing it’s designed to fit your needs forever.


Kassik-Michelsohn’s career started in Florida in 1987 with Lucia Custom Home Designers, Inc. She spent 23 years with the company, becoming president and partner. Under her leadership, the company became a leading builder in central Florida. She eventually left to start her own company, Home Accessibilities by Karen Kassik Inc. In 2010, she became the vice president of Michelsohn & Daughter.  


She was awarded the Anchorage Home Builders Association “Builder of the Year” award in 2016. She is currently serving as president of AHBA.


National Council of Building Designer Certification: Certified Professional Building Designer, 1989

National Association of Home Builders: Certified Aging in Place Specialist, 2009

National Association of Home Builders: Certified Green Professional, 2009

American Institute of Building Design: Fellowship


Professional Affiliations

Certified Professional Building Designer Member: American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)

Builder Member: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

Meet Paul

Paul Michelsohn started Michelsohn & Daughter, Inc. in 1977. The company was originally named Michelsohn Construction but after the birth of his first daughter, he renamed the company. Michelsohn was an active member of the National Association of Home Builders on local, state and national levels. In 2009, he was AHBA’s “Builder of the Year.” He worked extensively in the development and maintenance of building codes for the Municipality of Anchorage

Paul Michelsohn, Founder and President

Paul Michelsohn, founder
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