Gary Badders established Shorelines Design Group in Dunedin Florida in 1983, providing residential design services to local quality builders, home buyers and homeowners. 

Gary started his career designing structural roof and floor systems.  He worked on plans and honed his style and gained the experience needed to venture out on his own.

SDG Architecture started as a three man team.  Gary built this company with a passion for making his clients happy with their home design.  He worked hard at building relationships with builders and providing plans that helped make the building process less complicated.  Making SDG a builder's architect firm.


ABOUT SDG architecture

President/Senior Designer, Shorelines Design Group (Residential Division)

Rich Badders has been with Shorelines Design Group for 19 years and is the residential division's President. He is an expert in FEMA flood zone requirements as well as residential and commercial building code interpretation. Rich is an award-winning green designer. The primary roles of his work include design, project management and lead estimator. As a Senior Designer, he provides both Residential and Commercial design management, working closely with the entire drafting team throughout the design and construction drawing process.

rich badders

  • Dedicated husband & dad
  • Little league coach for past 5 years and running
  • 25 handicap golfer
  • Avid boater/fisherman
  • Happiness is a cold beer & meat on the Traeger


Architect/President, SDG Architecture (Commercial Division)

As President of SDG Architecture's commercial division and a licensed architect, Rod Collman is the in-house design professional that oversees every project and manages Commercial business development. The SDG Architecture/Shorelines Design Group staff is a good mix of both Commercial and Residential design, and when projects are scheduled and the team gathers, personnel are assigned to the various projects based on strength and experience. Rod manages team priorities and is the architect responsible for final code interpretation for both Residential and Commercial, thoroughly reviewing each project before he places his professional signature and seal onto the drawings.  Rod has been with SDG since 2014.

rod collman, AIA

  • Born in Streator Illinois
  • Drove to Florida alone at age 18 in my 1956 Corvette
  • Was married at age 18 and divorced at 19 then married at age 20 for 39 years to late wife. At age 61 married Cindy my wife of 12 years
  • Graduated at Pinellas Vocational College and worked 10 years for Ted Fasnacht and Mel Schultz to complete his apprenticeship and passed state board exams in 1980. He became a partner with Fasnacht and Schultz in 1980 and bought the firm in 1993 and sold it in 2014 to join Gary Badders in the new firm of SDG Architecture Inc. 


Partner and Senior Building Designer, Shorelines Design Group/SDG Architecture

Tim Gilpin has been with Shorelines Design Group/SDG Architecture since 2003. Tim is a professional building designer through the AIBD, holds a BAS in Environmental Sustainability and has been a member of Florida’s Green Building Coalition. Tim’s primary tasks include project design and development; as well as project estimating and in-house project management. He oversees the work of team members’ projects, assisting them when needed to answer design and structural questions that arise, and follows each project to permittable drawings.


  • I like long walks on the beach and puppies!
  • I'm a Bucs and Lightning Fan
  • I love my boys
  • I love everything about outdoors - fishing, golf, frisbee golf
  • I like to cook and make my own smoked spices
  • Motorvrooms are good too, I have a Harley


Managing Partner, Shorelines Design Group/SDG Architecture

Lerin Loos has been with the company since 2011 and became a partner in 2016. The self-described “Jane of All Trades” oversees customer relations, working with customers on upcoming projects, project costs and conducts site visits with designers. She assists the team with permit package submittals, and oversees digital portfolios, account management and digital marketing. Always a passionate team player, Lerin excels at her many roles and is very confident the SDG Architecture/Shorelines Design Group team is the best around.


  • Absolutely love yoga and running.
  • I can’t resist sitting around a fire and listening to music in the fall and winter months. 
  • I host Sunday dinners every week to recharge and connect with my family. 
  • I love having good conversations and making people feel good about themselves, it fills my soul!


meet the execs

project manager

John joined the firm in 2018 specifically to work with Rod Collman and the Badders family. After high school he started working in the construction industry. John has worked as a framer, remodeler, and finish carpenter and had his own custom woodshop where he taught himself CAD drafting. John combined his experience, knowledge and passion for design and technology into a lifelong design career. He is always loyal to the firm, the client, and the project whether it is a boutique hotel or a coastal dream home.

John is happily married to his lifelong love and high school sweetheart, Karen. Above all else, he loves being Pop Pop to his two grandsons. His hobbies are his dog Birdie, motorcycles, listening to music and not listening to his wife. John volunteers to law enforcement and child advocacy agencies educating officers and agents about investigating and prosecuting child abuse cases.

John Benton 

meet the team

Project Manager

Jonathan joined us in 2019 and he works through the whole architectural design and construction process here at SDG.

He has had the privilege of working with car dealerships and brewery owners, to help accomplish their vision

Jonathan enjoys boating and spending time with his family.

Jonathan poole

senior draftsman 

Steve has been with SDG since January 2022. He has been in the field of CAD for 30 years, specifically mechanical & plumbing design. He has an Associates of Science degree from Tampa Technical College with the emphasis on Computer Aided Drafting. Steve recently retired from the US Navy after 22 years of service. 

steve collins

Senior Draftsman

David joined the team In January of 2021. Before SDG, he worked as a draftsman for architectural firms, engineering firms and designers throughout the Tampa Bay area since the mid 1990’s.  He worked on townhome projects, modular buildings, residential remodels, additions, and custom homes of all types and budgets.

He enjoys taking hand sketches  and bring them to life on the computer.  Having those sketches become a reality give him a feeling of accomplishment.

david moore 

Design Consultant

Xhelona joined the team in February 2020, right after graduating SPC College. Prior she earned a Bachelors Degree in Architecture in Albania, and worked there for a short period of time.

At SDG she works on anything from home additions, renovations and new custom homes. Designing buildings has always been her passion since at a very young age, she enjoys designing esthetically pleasing and functional spaces and strives to create a great customer experience along the way.

In her spare time, she loves to experiment with folded paper planes on her origami artwork, to further develop the spatial qualities of different space forms.

xhelona Musollari 

administrative assistant

Suzie brings over 30 years of work experience to her role.  Suzie spent the bulk of her career working for Aetna in Hartford CT until she moved to sunny Florida in 2017.  

She is also a photographer and loves to be creative.  When she isn't here she's loving and serving her high school seniors and couples helping them make memories that will last a lifetime.

suzie lopes 

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