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.
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 seven-year-old twin girls.
Derek brings years of residential remodeling and design experience along with extreme enthusiasm for the process. He spearheads the team, lines out the work, and communicates constantly with our clients. Derek loves to design remodels that fit clients’ aesthetic and budget. Derek excels at creating custom solutions for every project and working with homeowners to create amazing spaces. Derek is a father of three and enjoys spending his off time with his kids and girlfriend adventuring in the Northwest.
Amethyst holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design and has over 10 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 boyfriend love being outdoors and are enjoying getting to know the gorgeous Emerald City.
Oleg learned construction from his father, working by his side for ten years. He was taught well, because Oleg has the rare ability to understand building and remodeling from the foundation to the final finish details. He is not only himself a highly skilled carpenter, he is also a meticulous Project Manager. Oleg’s calm demeanor and quiet sense of humor are much appreciated by our field crews and the clients.
Noe started his career with an apprenticeship and discovered he not only enjoyed building, but that he was also very good at it. He has honed his skills over many years and is a talented carpenter and a thoughtful Project Manager. Noe’s hobbies include 3D printing (he actually makes custom tool fittings when he needs them), motorcycle riding, and flight simulation. Most important to Noe is spending time with his wife and four children.
Behind every successful remodeling company is an administrator whose primary focus is supporting the field team. Rebecca keeps the company humming. She is constantly improving processes and making sure the team is providing the necessary paperwork in a way that doesn’t interfere with operations. She ensures materials are delivered on time and keeps track of all the moving parts. In her “off” hours, Rebecca makes beautiful jewelry in her studio, RAM Mountain Studio, at the base of Mt. Si.
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.
Joel makes sure materials are delivered on time and that job sites are clean. He also helps our carpenters with demo and other tasks, as he expands his skills in the carpentry trade. Joe’s experience as a port operator in Bristol Bay, Alaska is a huge asset to the team – we know that when he lashes lumber to the bright yellow Renovate van roof rack it will stay in place. When Joe isn’t helping us keep operations running smoothly, you can find him diligently studying to complete his degree in physical therapy.