Erika Harper

Erika Harper, Residential Construction Maven

Erika Harper is an experienced residential construction professional and home improvement expert as well as a bold and outspoken advocate for improving outcomes for women in the construction industry. She has years of experience with consulting on home renovation operations as well as owning and operating her own remodeling firm. 


  • 15+ years of architectural experience and home remodeling 
  • 8+ years of providing advice on home renovation and improvements
  • Owned and operated a small luxury remodeling firm
  • Contributed home renovation and improvement content for The Spruce in 2019



Erika owned and operated a small luxury remodeling firm directly overseeing the design and construction of large scale additions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, and custom furniture building. She has been consulting on operations and marketing for residential firms from HVAC and other service companies to new home builders for the last few years. 

She was selected as the Chair of the Professional Women in Building Council of the HBA of SE Michigan ​for 2019 and is a bold and outspoken advocate for improving outcomes for women in all areas of the construction industry.​​


​Erika attended Eastern Michigan University.

She has hands-on training in permitting, construction, site prep, painting, carpentry, various wood finishing techniques, interior design and space planning, as well as completing comprehensive sales, management and operational training with a focus on small businesses and residential construction.

Expertise: Home renovation, design, and improvement
Education: Eastern Michigan University
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Title: Writer

About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, a leading Internet measurement company, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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