A full-service home building and remodeling company serving the homeowners of historic in-town Atlanta neighborhoods such as Virginia-Highland, Morningside, Buckhead and others.
Co-Owner & Project Manager
Lee began his construction career working for a custom home builder while still attending High School in Sarasota, Florida. After graduating from college with a Bachelor’s Degree in business, Lee moved to Atlanta where he purchased and renovated his first home in Peachtree Park in 1988. Lee continued to buy older in-town homes to fix up and sell and in 2002 he hired Phoenix Renovations to facilitate one of his projects. He loved working with Phoenix so much that in 2006 he decided to “retire” his IT career at Coca-Cola Enterprises to become a co-owner of Phoenix Renovations.
Co-Owner & Project Manager
John’s building experience got a jump start at the age of eight when he helped his father construct his dream tree-house in the backyard of his family home in Chapel Hill, NC. This experience must have struck a chord with John as he continued involvement with construction and carpentry by participating with the Appalachian Service Project, Habitat for Humanity and eagerly shadowing his grandfather whenever possible in his wood-working shop. Not long after graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, John decided to move to Atlanta for a change of scenery. And after a few key introductions to local real estate investors looking for help with remodeling older homes in the area, Phoenix Renovations was born in 2002. John and Phoenix haven’t looked back!
Rick began his homebuilding career in college working as a carpenter during the summers. Soon after graduating from GA State, Rick started his own framing company in Athens, GA. But when in 2001, Rick’s wife was offered a job in Seattle and they jumped at the chance to live on the West Coast. In 2014, after being a stay at home dad to their two daughters, Rick came back to construction, this time working for a large commercial construction firm. In 2019, Rick’s family decided to move back home to Atlanta, to be closer to family and settled in Virginia Highland. Once his family was settled, Rick wanted to get back into residential building. He has always enjoyed the personal satisfaction of building homes for families and is excited to be a part of Phoenix Renovations.
Richard has had a nearly 30-year career in engineering and construction management that has led him from landscape architecture to the remediation of hazardous waste – with excursions into the technology and finance industries in between – and now to a late-career shift as a Project Manager overseeing the renovation of classic homes in the historic neighborhoods of Atlanta. Something he’s always wanted to do. Richard grew up in Roswell, Georgia, and got his Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia. He ultimately spent over 25 years in Boston, Massachusetts, and is a recent transplant back to his ‘home’. With a solid background in site development, contractor management, risk assessment, and cost containment, the fit with Phoenix Renovations is about as perfect as he could imagine. That, and the commute is a joy (Richard lives in one of the neighborhoods where we work). In his off-hours, Richard is an avid surfer and enjoys other outdoor activities, such as running and re-exploring the mountains, rivers, and coasts of the southeast.
Stephanie started in construction even before she graduated from The University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Administration. She ran a swimming pool construction company in Orlando, Florida for 13 years before she relocated to Atlanta in 2011 and took her talents to the home renovation regime. Before she left the pool construction industry, Stephanie was able to coordinate the entire process of building a custom pool. This ability easily transcended into managing home renovation projects. With that knowledge, she joined the Phoenix team in 2014 after hearing glowing reviews about the company from her peers in the industry. As a Project Coordinator, Stephanie uses her strong interpersonal skills to act as a liaison between the homeowner and subcontractor tying the whole process together with her vigorous organizational skills. The outcome is the seamless transformation of turning an ordinary house into a dream!
Jonathon grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from Stockbridge High School in 2011. Coming from a military family, he was always up for a challenge and enlisted active duty in the Army at the age of 17. Having been assigned to such notable and prestigious units as the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Jonathan learned a lot about attention to detail and mission success. After honorably serving our country he was ready to move back home and transition his skills acquired in the military to a new career. Coming to Phoenix Renovations in 2015, Jonathon began his career as a subcontractor and quickly transitioned to full-time Site Manager after showing a strong work ethic and an eagerness to learn. During his downtime, Jonathan enjoys riding motorcycles, biking, and the outdoors.
Corinn started her career in public accounting working at her father’s established CPA firm and simultaneously was interning with Mann, Judd, Landau/Touche Ross in New York City. Later, she earned a permanent position as an auditor. She then went on to spend 20 years of her career in the hospitality industry and eventually became the accounting manager for The Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont. The opportunity to work with family arose again when Phoenix Renovations needed an office manager with an accounting background so Corinn moved from Vermont to Atlanta to work with Lee, her brother, and John. In Vermont, Corinn did a whole-house renovation on her own home which she found very rewarding making the opportunity to work for Phoenix even more compelling.