About Scott Michael
Scott Michael, designer and owner, was born in Selden, New York. He graduated at the top of his class as Valedictorian at the College of Arts.
He has been married to his wife, Silvia, for over twenty-five years, and has four children, Joshua, Aaron, Mark, and Raquel.
He began his business at the age of twenty-two and had a strong passion to build others' dreams. After building homes with his father, he became a designer and has enjoyed it ever since.
Founded in 1989
Going strong 33 years later
Throughout my college years, I won every award and competition I entered. I graduated number one in my class and upon graduation immediately began working for a local Architect. After 3 1/2 years with this firm, I resigned my position as head project designer and production manager and started my own company, Island Design Build Corp.
Scott Accardo, Island Design Build Corp. CEO and President, was founded in 1989. It began strictly as a design firm but I quickly realized that there was a great need for qualified contractors who acted in a professional manner and performed quality work. My father was a builder and since I had been on a construction site as long as I can remember, I decided to start building the projects I was designing.
After several years of building, I realized that the next issue to overcome was quality control and scheduling issues with the subcontractors. Therefore, I decided to hire my own employees and have since built a talented staff. Many employees have been with me over 15 years, guaranteeing the same quality finish on each and every job. We employ our own framers, trimmers, painters, masons, and machine operators.
Bachelor Fine arts New York School of Interior Design Manhattan, NY
First place: Decorators club.
First place: FIT design competition
First Place: International furniture design
Four Years chief designer at Miller Associates Architect Planners, Port Jefferson N.Y.