Meet the Team
Renovate is comprised of dedicated professionals who have a passion for residential remodeling. They have worked for large companies in the past, but prefer to work for a small company like Renovate where each person is an integral part of the team. We take pride in the work we do and each person on our team understands that the client and the job come first. We are a tight-knit group and we work together to ensure every job is done to our highest skill level. Remodel work is about people – our team and our clients. We communicate, we plan, we deliver
– and we all, to a person, love what we do which shows in the final product.
Services We Offer:
Deck Builder | Basement Remodel | Kitchen Renovation | Bathroom Remodel
Amanda grew up in a construction family. Her father worked for decades remodeling homes in San Francisco and Seattle. After spending 13 years overseas on commercial construction projects, Amanda returned to Seattle, founded Renovate Construction, and brought together a team of professionals who love what they do and who bring that energy to each job. Amanda spends as much time as business allows exploring the mountains with her husband, Mike, and their eight-year-old twin girls.
Amethyst holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design and has over 12 years of professional experience in the Residential and Commercial industries. She possesses unwavering attention to detail and a strong eye for color and form. Amethyst is skilled in designing to a vast array of styles, creating beautifully updated spaces tailored to our clients’ vision, while maintaining the architectural integrity of the home and enhancing its value. Amethyst recently relocated to Seattle from Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her spare time, Amethyst is passionate about singing and cooking. She and her husband love being outdoors and are enjoying getting to know the gorgeous Emerald City.
Ross has decades of experience in all aspects of residential remodel. He is not only a master carpenter, but also a seasoned project manager. As our Senior Superintendent, Ross is responsible for all field work and lends his expertise to support our Project Managers and our carpenters. When he has time off, he likes to recreate on his enduro bike in the mountains and stay in shape at the gym.
Tom is a savvy and dedicated designer with extensive experience on residential, commercial, and retail projects. He has a passion for crafting interior environments that are welcoming and functional for our clients and bringing those spaces to life with color and texture, and enjoys delving into the details of interior architecture and cabinetry. Tom grew up on the east coast and has been in the Seattle area for over 30 years. Outside of the office he enjoys painting watercolors of architecture and classic cars and showing them in Seattle venues.
Yana is a professional interior, kitchen, and bath designer, and home organizer with 15+ years of experience in residential remodeling and new construction. She has deep and wide-ranging design skills that encompass all facets of a holistic design process. She manages all stages of the design process from research, concept creation, and design development through implementation in the field. Her favorite part of the design process is creating detailed and realistic renderings that make her clients go “WOW”! In her free time Yana likes to explore the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and travel locally and internationally to nourish her creative soul.
Ryan learned construction in the highly competitive and demanding residential framing industry in California. He is an excellent framer, carpenter, and all-around remodeler. Ryan’s dedication to perfection makes him a favorite of our clients – he loves what he does and his work shows it. He is a quintessential jack-of-all-remodeling-trades and excels at using his expertise to help everyone around him understand the “how” and “why” details that form the backbone of his top-quality projects. Ryan enjoys spending his off time with his wife, young daughter, and his fishing poles near their new home in Lake Stevens.
Sam learned construction in Arizona from an old school California framer who taught him to build houses from start to finish. After his apprenticeship, he quickly transitioned into high end residential remodeling to hone his finish carpentry skills. Sam is extremely detail oriented and takes pride in his work. In his free time, Sam loves exploring the outdoors with his girlfriend and dog as well as trying out new restaurants in the area.
Jeremiah is a craftsman who apprenticed in Washington after his enlistment in the Marine Corps. He enjoys working for a small business focused on quality, ingenuity, and integrity. He has a been a framer, project manager, and custom fireplace remodeler. Jeremiah enjoys learning new skills and working with a good team. A devoted husband and father of five, his off hours are spent enjoying his family and finding fun wherever it may be.
Chad moved to Seattle a few years ago from Kingston to be with his girlfriend. He grew up on job sites learning the ups and downs of construction from his best friend’s father. Chad has over a decade of experience in construction. When you meet Chad you’ll see that he is full of energy and always ready to work. He is creative and inventive and takes pride in his work. On his off days he loves exploring the outdoors – rock climbing, skateboarding, and finding any way to enjoy the rare sun.
Ryan is an excellent carpenter with a can-do attitude. His passion for what he does, and his brimming enthusiasm, drives our projects forward. You’d never guess, but before becoming the carpenter he is today, Ryan worked in the restaurant industry and is a highly skilled chef. He made the transition to carpentry several years ago and has worked tirelessly to achieve the mastery of carpentry that he has today. When Ryan isn’t cooking up success at work, he enjoys practicing his epicurean creations at home.
Pro chef tip: Ryan says that his trick for crowd-pleasing deviled eggs is a hint of butter flavoring. We say that the trick to great renovations is a creative carpenter like Ryan.
Jesse moved to Seattle from Bellingham, and we are fortunate that he did. Jesse is a great all-around carpenter and has a good attitude to match his skills. He learned his trade working at a small company helping the owner remodel homes in northern Washington. Having grown up in Eastern Washington, Jesse is a skilled outdoorsman, loves to ride mountain bikes, and spend his time with his girlfriend on various adventures near and far.
Stacie has years of experience behind the scenes and onsite, having worked in a stain shop during high school and moving to operations several years later. She is resourceful, a creative thinker, and has a willingness to jump in on any task. Stacie is a huge asset to our team, with her positive energy and can-do attitude. A local, Stacie loves seeing the fruits of her labor in the homes she and her team have worked on. On her days off Stacie and her family enjoy local “stay-cations” where they play tourist around the PNW, exploring the small towns and bigger cities, finding delightful shops, little museums, and amazing restaurants.