Russell R. Smith

Russell R. Smith

PRINCIPAL

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovator

Russell brings over 30 years' experience as a Developer/Builder, Designer, Real Estate Investor and International Consulting Executive to his role as Principal of Western Visions Inc. Involved directly in the Real Estate Development and Homebuilding industries since 1988, and, indirectly for several years prior to that. Russell was the founder and Principal of two successful Colorado resort area real estate development and homebuilding firms from 1988 through 1996. His focus, along with his architectural design team and Real Estate Market Partner was upon the design and construction of unique state of the art custom homes in his home town, located in one of America's Premier Ski and Summer Mountain Resort Valleys. Among his many signature style applications was the development, in conjunction with his key Architectural Design Partner, of cutting edge design element combinations of native lodgepole, stone and stucco exteriors that have come to symbolize Mountain West Style.

From 1996 through 2016 Russell continued his interest in cutting edge residential design through investments in a broad range of properties and the direction of significant new construction, restoration and retrofit projects while simultaneously embarking upon a 20 year career in the global defense, national security and government executive consulting industry.

Russell had the opportunity to sell his global consulting firm in February of 2016 and while the thought of an early retirement and life beside the pool in Hawaii was indeed quite tempting, he decided to return to his passion of helping folks realize their vision of life in a Mountain West Dream Home, be it one in which they currently live through redesign and remodel or a collaborative project to build anew. This passion led him to found Western Visions in the Spring of 2016. His longstanding commitment to technological excellence, cutting edge materials and technique applications and sustainable building practices present our clients with a design-build environment that is second to none. As the New West enters its fifth decade, Russell is proud to offer his Dream Home Visions to select clientele in the Magic Valley.

Russell is an EPA Certified Lead-Safe Renovator - a Requirement for Executing or Supervising remodel and renovation work on homes built prior to 1978.

"Even throughout the 20 years that I was active in the national and international level consulting arena, I continued to acquire, build and retrofit state of the art properties so, at the end of the day, I guess it was only natural that I returned to something already so much in my blood."

Russell R. Smith

"My entire professional life, regardless of career track, has been one that required the utmost in integrity, vision and relentless pursuit of excellence and I am committed to bringing those closely held values to every client and every project we undertake at Western Visions."

Russell R. Smith

Lacy Sutphin

Lacy Sutphin

KITCHEN & HOME DESIGN MANAGER

Lacy joined Western Visions in January 2018 as our specialist in Kitchen, Bath & Home Design services. A 2010 graduate of the University of Wyoming with a BS in Consumer Sciences, Textiles & Interior Design, Lacy has almost a decade of experience working with some of the premier Kitchen, Home Design and Cabinet Showrooms in both the Mountain West and Virginia. Lacy came to Western Visions after working for two years at one of the largest Kitchen and Bath design centers in the Mid-Atlantic region in Hampton Roads, Virginia after several years with two of the leading kitchen and appliance design centers in Wyoming. Lacy's experience ranges from working in the most discriminating, high end kitchen design , showrooms & jobsite management environments to having been responsible for designing and opening Wyoming's premier Kitchen Design Showroom in Casper, WY.

We encourage you to drop by and visit with Lacy about what we bring to the table in helping your realize your Dream Home Visions!

Taylor Winson

Taylor Winson

SHOWROOM & CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER

EPA Lead-Safe Certified Renovator

Taylor Winson joined Western Visions in the Spring of 2018 following her graduation from Western Wyoming College. Taylor is the first face people see when visiting our Showroom & is responsible for the Showroom Floor and Client Relations. She is excited to be back home in Twin Falls and is looking forward to expanding her business relationships and making new friends as the friendly face of Western Visions.

A lifelong resident of Twin Falls, Taylor played NJCAA Division I Volleyball for two years at Western Wyoming while earning her Associate of Arts Degree in Exercise Science. She attended Twin Falls High School where she lettered 3 years in Volleyball, one year in Softball and was an Honor Roll recipient in both her Junior and Senior Years.

Taylor is an EPA Certified Lead-Safe Renovator - a Requirement for Executing or Supervising remodel and renovation work on homes built prior to 1978.