LGM Design Group

LGM Design Group is a commercial kitchen planning and design firm, serving regional and international clients since 1997. We deliver personalized service and state-of-the-art design capacity in support of quick-casual concepts to Five Diamond signature establishment projects. Our clients include many notable destination resorts, restaurants, and theme parks.

Our expertise and understanding of the food production process, work flows, and efficiencies of delivering food from kitchen to customers translates the needs of the kitchen program into a blueprint for architectural, engineering, and construction members of the project team.

LGM’s knowledge of kitchen functionality for any menu results in streamlined design, reduced operator fatigue, quicker output of product with optimum retention of quality, integrating our clients’ vision with the everyday functional needs of chefs and their crews.

Our team understands that the interior design of a restaurant and bar enhances the quality of food and the dining experience that keeps patrons returning. Our innovative approach to design and problem solving provides restaurateurs a competitive edge in the marketplace.

LGM never receives compensation from suppliers, maintaining our objectivity. We become the client’s unbiased advocate ensuring operational needs are understood and addressed in the most economical and efficient manner.

Meet Our Team

Gordon MacDonnell
Founder & CEO

Gordon's Bio

Gordon has nearly 40 years of experience in the foodservice and commercial kitchen consulting industry, serving prestigious clients including Disney World (more than 300 projects), Universal Studios, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Mastro’s Steakhouse and Outback restaurants. Before establishing LGM Design Group in 1997 as a foodservice design and consulting team, he developed his skills through varied foodservice roles in restaurant and hospitality management, commercial kitchen equipment sales, and as the Vice President of national accounts for Beltram Foodservice Group.

Gordon established LGM as a foodservice consultancy that began with small projects for Disney and ultimately lead to large engagements such as the renovation of Downtown Disney to Disney Springs and other high-profile projects including Universal Studios’ City Walk, Harry Potter Expansion, and Volcano Bay attractions. LGM has served clients across the United States and internationally.

Chris Belcher

Chris' Bio

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of South Florida. He began working for LGM in 2005 as an intern and currently is a project and design manager. Chris is presently overseeing several projects for Disney, and he is an expert in both AutoCAD and Revit.

Rangel Rivera
Vice President of Design

Rangel's Bio

Rangel is LGM’s Vice President of Design and holds an Associate of Arts degree in computer-aided drafting and design and is an expert in Revit. He started his foodservice career in San Antonio, TX., working in a fabrication shop. Before becoming a foodservice consultant, he worked for several equipment dealers in San Antonio. His experience spans from small ‘Mom and Pop’ restaurants and educational facilities, to larger foodservice projects. His most current projects include the Lyfe restaurants and the Downtown Disney expansion.  Rangel has 30 years experience in the industry, and has been with LGM since 2003.

Robby Price
Vice President of Operations

Robby's Bio

Robby’s 36-year career in the foodservice industry began with 13 years of fabrication experience; a formative basis for understanding how design translates to optimal equipment performance in the field.

With 23 years as LGM’s senior-most designer, Robby specializes in spatial efficiences and workflows, custom systems development, equipment layout design and construction coordination. He is recognized as a “nuts & bolts” professional with attention to detail and a commitment to delivering the best outcomes for clients.

Career project highlights include designing foodservice venues for Walt Disney World theme parks and resorts including all four of Disneys parks in Orlando and Disneyland Anaheim. He has also worked on premiere hotel foodservice projects including the Don CeSar, Marriott, Hyatt and Ritz Carlton locations.

Andy Duarte
BIM Manager,
IT Administrator

Andy's Bio

Andy joined LGM in 2018.

Estevan Rivera
Project Manager

Estevan's Bio

Estevan holds a Certificate of Completion from Marchman Technical College for Electricity and joined LGM as a CADD Designer in 2011. He is proficient in CADD, Revit and Sketch up. Estevan was born in San Antonio, Texas and has lived in Florida for 13 years.

Lisa MacDonnell
Office Manager

Lisa's Bio

Lisa has a diploma in Business Administration and worked for 15 years in the stock brokerage industry both as a licensed broker and Syndication Manager for what is now a large independent brokerage firm called Canaccord Genuity. She was born and raised in Canada. After moving to Florida, she joined LGM in 2000 as Office Manager and handles the bookkeeping, payroll, invoicing and insurance.

Joseph Marin
West Coast Manager

Joseph's Bio

A nearly 30 year veteran of the foodservice equipment and design industry, Joseph joined LGM as Project Manager in support of our West Coast work.  Joseph began his career on the manufacturing and foodservice equipment side of the industry in Los Angeles in 1991, working on projects like LA Live, Pelican Hills in Newport Beach, and New England Patriots Stadium.  As a foodservice designer and consultant, Joseph has worked on projects including hospitals, theme parks, and universities, specifically Memorial Hospital, Disneyland, Disney World, and UCLA.  Joseph has an Associate of Science degree in Drafting & Design, and a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts from CSU Long Beach.

Dennis DeMatos
Business Development Manager

Dennis' Bio

Dennis has over 35 years of commercial food service kitchen equipment sales and business development experience. As a manufacturer’s and independent rep, he managed national accounts and restaurant chains. His diverse clientele included architects, consultants, restaurateurs, chefs, and channel partners. As a highly decorated rep with a successful business development track record, he was widely regarded for his expertise in this industry. Using direct marketing tools he is able to create greater LGM Design exposure with potential clients, developers, and architects.

Abby Shaheen
Project Manager

Abby's Bio

Abby holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Western Kentucky University. She began working for LGM in May of 2019 as a Revit/AutoCAD Designer and is currently a Project Manager. She enjoys creating spaces that are both functional and guest-serving. Abby’s projects currently include Universal Parks, Del Webb Community Projects, Meow Wolf, Sporting Arenas, and various Restaurants. She looks forward to getting to know you and the vision for your project.

Mason Anderson
Project Manager

Mason's Bio

Mason BIO

“Our mission is simple, provide exceptional customer service with a professional commitment to get the job done right, the first time!”
~Gordon MacDonnell

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LGM Design Group is experienced and proficient at effectively designing all functional space in any foodservice facility.

LGM Design Group, Inc.

P.O. Box 772
Land O Lakes, FL 34639
(813) 948-9100

LGM Design Group is a commercial kitchen planning and design firm, serving regional and international clients since 1997.

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