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

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.

Robby Price
Vice President, 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.

Rangel Rivera
Vice President, 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.

Chris Belcher
Orlando Manager

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.

Andy Duarte
CADD/Revit Designer

Andy's Bio

At an early age, Andy had an innate interest in computers and he built and managed a local area network for his community in Cuba.  Andy’s experience with computers and a variety of software applications has continued to grow, and he joined LGM in 2018 as a CADD Designer.  Andy’s skills include proficiency in Autodesk programs, particularly Revit, including setting up projects, modeling highly complex Revit families, utility connection drawings, and assisting in completion of LGM project.  Andy graduated college with a degree in accounting while living in Cuba.

Estevan Rivera
CADD/Revit Designer

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' 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.

“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.

16502 N. Dale Mabry Hwy
Tampa, FL 33618
(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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