I’m originally from New City, New York. My Mom, brothers, and I moved to North Carolina in 1994, and this has been my home ever since.
My first job, at the age of 11, was as a soccer referee and I very quickly understood the value and benefits of being a hard worker. I started woodworking and working on houses at the same time. I built my first piece of furniture, a computer desk, at age 13. Then, my first deck at age 16. I started working for a remodeling company at 17.The company specialized in high-end home remodeling, custom trim work, built-ins, additions, bathrooms, attics, basements, etc. During that time, I greatly expanded my skill set and love for carpentry. After the company folded, I started my own company at age 20. Initially, clients were hard to find due to my age. It took a lot of hard work and patience to build a pool of clients.
For over a decade now, Yates Remodeling has been helping homeowners realize their remodeling visions.
When I'm not working, I enjoy spending time with my wife Ronna, our son, friends, family, and three dogs.
JB, Lead Carpenter
Since 2008, I have had a passion for woodworking and remodeling.
Growing up in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was my grandfather's right-hand man in his workshop. I grew up observing his craftsmanship and admiring his collection of tools while benefiting from the incredible amount of knowledge that he passed on to me. My grandfather taught me to strive for the best quality in every project from start to finish.
In my spare time, I enjoy begin active and exploring the great outdoors with my wife and two 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 two shelter dogs. For fun, we like to hike, garden, and do anything else that will take us into the woods or by a lake.