At the age of 11, I started woodworking and working on houses. I built my first piece of furniture, a computer desk, at age 13. Then, my first deck at age 16. And I started working for a remodeling company at 17.
I decided to start my own company at the age of 20. My passion for the craft of remodeling has since evolved. Now I also enjoy designing space for clients to live in. Being able to create a floor plan and then render a 3D model of a customer's project has helped me think of all aspects of a their needs and goals.
While I still really enjoy getting to the job sites and putting my carpentry skills to work, I spend more of my time now focusing on our customer's experience when they work with Yates Remodeling and how I can ensure that when they see the final space it is more than they hoped for and that the journey of their remodel was positive.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Ronna, our two kids, friends, family, and dogs.
Ellie, Operations Manager
I lived in North Carolina as a child when my dad was stationed at Camp Lejeune. Since then, I have lived up and down the East Coast and California.
When I was a little girl, I would watch This Old House and am a true junkie of all the HGTV and DIY shows. For me, the best part of the job is helping clients find just the right faucet or light fixture that puts a special touch on their remodel and reflects their sense of style perfectly.
When I'm not binge watching HGTV or searching the web for the latest fixtures, I'm spending time with my husband and our three dogs. For fun, we like to garden and do anything that will take us into the woods or by a lake.
Chris, Site Manager
Born and raised in North Carolina, Chris started in construction framing houses and has since done everything from drywalling, trim carpentry, and anything else that is needed in a remodel. His favorite part of the work is watching it all come together, seeing the end result, and helping Client’s realize their dream remodel.
In his spare time, Chris plays soccer with his two sons and enjoys traveling to the beach and mountains with his wife as often as possible.