Our Company

We are proud to be one of Central Ohio's premier remodelers.

As a full service custom residential remodeling company and a licensed, bonded, and insured general contractor, J.S. Brown & Co. has built a solid reputation for quality workmanship.

Our mission is to satisfy our customers’ needs by offering a better experience and end result at a value that can’t be matched anywhere else.

Our approach to remodeling projects– big and small– incorporates checks and balances at every phase to ensure our clients’ needs are always being met.

History

Since 1978, J.S. Brown & Co. has been the choice of homeowners who demand the best.

J.S. Brown & Co. was established in 1978 by founder and namesake Jeffery S. Brown. Over the last four decades, our team of professionals has been invited into thousands of homes in the central Ohio area. From basements to rooftops, we’ve used our craft to improve rooms and spaces of all shapes and sizes and we've transformed homes into showpieces that enhance the owners’ lives and increase the value of their most important investment.

Today our staff of 28 professionals is headquartered at our award-winning facility and showroom in Grandview Heights, Ohio. To put our experience to work for you, please contact us today.

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Culture

We are J.S. Brown & Co. — Faith, Family, Work

When you walk through the doors of J.S. Brown & Co., you will immediately feel the strong connection between our staff. We are proud to be a part of such a reputable company, and this is reflected in the work we do every day while serving our clients. We hold true to our values and strive to be the best at what we do. Our staff works hard but we like to play hard, too. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, a Christmas party, or a company outing, you can always count on us to show up and have a good time!

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Meet Our Team

Our team of professionals cares about the work they do — and the people they do it for.

J.S. Brown employs a highly experienced design-build staff of 28 dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry certifications including Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC), Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Associate & Master Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD & CMKBD), and Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP).

Our design professionals and sales staff are supported by our own in-house architects and interior designers and we maintain long-term relationships with the industry’s most sought-after suppliers and subcontractors to complement the capabilities of our core team.

Based on the characteristics of each project and each homeowner, we specialize in bringing together a team of people perfectly suited for the job, and those same people remain on the job site from day one. You can feel confident that our team is dedicated to treating your house, your possessions, and your family with the respect, consideration, and courtesy they deserve.

Nora Office Greeter & Mascot

NORA, OFFICE GREETER & MASCOT

Nora joined the J.S. Brown & Co. team Summer of 2017. You can find her galloping around the office part-time; she hopes to see you around!

Jeffrey S. Brown CEO

JEFFERY S. BROWN, CEO

As founder of J.S. Brown & Co., Jeffrey S. Brown has become a recognized leader in the home remodeling industry. Home construction is a trade that Jeff picked up at a young age from his father—watching him build the family’s home. Jeff has turned his skill into a lifelong passion and successful career for over 40 years. He has been recognized as Remodeler of the Year and has been named among the top fifty remodelers in the nation by Remodeling Magazine.

Bryce Jacob, CR, UDCP President

BRYCE JACOB, CR, UDCP, PRESIDENT

Bryce joined the J.S. Brown team as President after 12 years as Vice President of another local design-build remodeler.  He has designed several national award-winning projects and has been a dedicated educator to remodeling professionals as well as the general public. As past President of NARI, he has helped shape the remodeling industry with his development of Universal Design education and certification to remodelers nationally. Bryce graduated from Ohio University and lives with his wife and three daughters in Old Worthington. When not working, you may find Bryce boxing, hiking, biking, or skipping stones along a river bank with his daughters.

Monica Lewis Miller, CMKBD, CR Design Consultant & Sales Manager

MONICA LEWIS MILLER, CMKBD, CR, DESIGN CONSULTANT & SALES MANAGER

Designer and Sales Manager, Monica, works with her clients from the earliest stages of their project design through to the final walk-through. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the Columbus College of Art and Design and is a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (NKBA) and a Certified Remodeler (NARI). Monica has over 25 years of experience in the residential construction industry and joined J.S. Brown & Co. in 2002.

Tony Hudson Design Consultant

TONY HUDSON, DESIGN CONSULTANT

Tony Hudson provides sales, design, and estimating for J.S. Brown & Co. and joined the team in February 2015. He has over 30 years of experience in design, with the last 22 years focusing on design/build. His background in construction management and design offer our clients great insight into our process. Tony graduated from The Ohio State University School of Architecture in 1985.

Meredith Young, CKD, UDCP Design Consultant

MEREDITH YOUNG, CKD, UDCP, DESIGN CONSULTANT

Meredith Young is a Certified Kitchen Designer (NKBA) and Universal Design Certified Professional (NARI) with over 15 years experience in the Kitchen and Bath remodel industry. For her, a kitchen is not only the space we cook and clean, it is the hub of the home where families and friends socialize, connect, work, study, and commune. Also specializing in bath design, Meredith enjoys the challenge of helping clients create both a functionally smart layout and an aesthetically beautiful space. Meredith earned her interior design degree from The Ohio State University in 1998.

Courtney Bowe, UDCP Design Consultant

COURTNEY BOWE, UDCP, DESIGN CONSULTANT

Courtney brought her passion for creative design from New York where she worked on luxurious homes in the Hamptons to high-rise lofts in the city. She loves working with her clients and seeing how the transformation impacts their lives. She has a degree in sociology from University of Dayton and a design degree from The Art Institute of New York.

Brandon Okone Design & Estimating Manager

BRANDON OKONE, DESIGN & ESTIMATING MANAGER

Brandon is the company’s design & estimating manager and has been with J.S. Brown & Co. since 1998. He is responsible for structural analysis, detailed project drawings, estimation, and systems management. He received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from The Ohio State University and previously worked in a carpentry position prior to joining J.S. Brown & Co.

Margie Rife Accounting Manager

MARGIE RIFE, ACCOUNTING MANAGER

Margie is responsible for the financial aspects of the company including accounts payable/receivable, human resources, and payroll. She has held previous accounting and financial positions before coming to J.S. Brown in May of 2007. She has an accounting degree as well as Microsoft Office certification from Columbus State Community College.

Meredith KalteneckerAdministrative & Marketing Coordinator

MEREDITH KALTENECKER, ADMINISTRATIVE & MARKETING COORDINATOR

Meredith coordinates marketing and administrative efforts to communicate the J.S. Brown & Co. brand. She enjoys both the creative and technical aspects of the position in relation to the remodel industry, which are strengthened by her background in interior design. Meredith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design from Kent State University and has experience in high-end residential furniture sales and commercial furniture specification.

Amy Fix, AKBD Interior Designer

AMY FIX, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Amy is a designated kitchen and bath designer with 15 years of sales and business experience. A graduate from Miami University, she is glad to be back in the Midwest to share her passion for residential design. She enjoys working closely with clients to perfect kitchen layouts and bathroom tile designs and revels in the details of these projects. An active member in the NKBA, Amy has extensive product knowledge in cabinetry, countertops, tile, and appliances, and loves creating beautiful layout solutions. Amy lives in Upper Arlington, is married, has three children, and has a sassy calico and a devoted Boston Terrier.

Bonnie Coleman Interior Designer

BONNIE COLEMAN, INTERIOR DESIGNER

Bonnie holds a bachelors degree in interior design from Ohio University and has over 20 years experience in the residential construction industry. She loves working with her clients to create spaces that meet the individual needs of the customers and their families. Bonnie relaxes by bicycling, preferably long distances, with her daughter on a tandem bicycle.

Paul Martin Production Manager

PAUL MARTIN, PRODUCTION MANAGER

Paul has over 35 years of carpentry and remodeling experience. He developed his craft as a master carpenter in New England with a focus on interior trim, cabinetry, and stair building. Capitalizing on those skills, he later became very passionate about residential remodeling and has been recognized on local and regional levels for his work. Paul is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Along with his wife Laura, he enjoys being involved with their church, family, and putting countless miles in on their bicycles.

Jim Sorrell Production Coordinator

JIM SORRELL, PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

James A. Sorrell manages various aspects within J.S Brown & Co.’s production department. Jim has been involved with the construction industry since 1975 in a number of capacities: master plumber, framing contractor, general contractor and plumbing and lighting sales consultant. He enjoys spending time with his sons and grandsons.

Dave West, CLC Project Manager

DAVE WEST, CLC, PROJECT MANAGER

Dave began working at the age of 13 and has over 40 years of industry experience. He is a Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). Dave is an antique car enthusiast and owner.

Andy Vasko Project Manager

ANDY VASKO, PROJECT MANAGER

Andy Vasko moved to the United States in 2000 from Hungary; he grew up in a workshop and fell in love with wood craftmanship at a very early age. He now has over 35 years experience in carpentry and 25 years of project managing. Andy lives in Westerville with his wife and four children. He loves the outdoors, camping, and gardening.

Norman Haney Project Manager

NORMAN HANEY, PROJECT MANAGER

Norman began in commercial and heavy construction in the early 90s before transitioning to the residential remodel industry. Collectively, he holds experience in nearly every trade including concrete, masonry, drywall, electric, and plumbing. Norman enjoys camping, canoeing, and other various outdoor activities.

Todd Getto Project Manager

TODD GETTO, PROJECT MANAGER

After 28 years in the industry, Todd still strives to hone his craft. The look on the client’s face when they see the finished product is what most matters to Todd. When he sets the hammer down he likes to spend time with his family enjoying the lake, the sun, and just being outdoors.

Gary Myers Project Manager

GARY MYERS, PROJECT MANAGER

Gary has been in the construction industry since he was 19 years old, and for 20 years he had a simultaneous career in nursing. Prior to joining J.S. Brown & Co., Gary spent over 12 years in Washington, DC, supervising and renovating whole houses in Georgetown earning National and Regional Awards. His skills include site development, masonry, concrete, framing, and finish carpentry. Additionally, Gary has designed and built custom cabinets, doors, bookcases, window seats, and stairs; he has over 20 yrs supervising, scheduling and coordinating subcontractors and projects.

Daniel Waite Lead Carpenter

DANIEL WAITE, LEAD CARPENTER

Dan has been married to his wife Joei for 12 years and they have three children, DJ, Dalton, and Dylana. The kids take up all of his time outside of work; Dan also coaches youth wrestling and baseball.

John Craig Lead Carpenter

JOHN CRAIG, LEAD CARPENTER

Born and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, John is the son of a carpenter. He enjoys gardening, mountain biking, and working with tools.

Keith Jones Lead Carpenter

KEITH JONES, LEAD CARPENTER

Keith started out building custom homes and has been a carpenter since 1987. Two years later he joined the remodeling industry and since then has enjoyed exciting customers about their projects through his quality workmanship. Keith has been married for 26 years and has two children, three grandsons, and one granddaughter.

Aaron Rodger Lead Carpenter

AARON RODGER, LEAD CARPENTER

Aaron Rodger received a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and has over 14 years of construction and remodeling experience.  He established himself in New York while working in various commercial and residential building trades. His artistic background and passion for carpentry offers our clients the attention to detail they deserve.

Robert Martin Lead Carpenter

ROBERT MARTIN, LEAD CARPENTER

Robert Martin began his carpentry career in ‘87 and enjoys rough framing and interior & exterior trim. He lives out in the country with his wife, two daughters, three dogs, and four Maine Coon cats. Robert is into vintage camper restoration, bee-keeping, horticulture, camping, fishing, hiking, and spending time at home.

Jerry Perkins Excavator

JERRY PERKINS, EXCAVATOR

Jerry has been in excavating since 1991. He has also been a scuba diving instructor since 2008 and has over 600 dives under his belt! Jerry has been married for 36 years.

Coty Bilsky Carpenter

COTY BILSKY, CARPENTER

Originally from New Waterford, Ohio, Coty is passionate about woodworking, fitness, and enjoys spending time with his wife.

Mitchel Pelphrey Carpenter

MITCHEL PELPHREY, CARPENTER

Mitchel began his carpentry career in 2010 working with his father building pole barns and framing houses. He has had the privilege of working for Jeff Brown sharpening his carpentry skills and learning more about interior trim, and hopes to continue doing so in the years to come. Mitchell has seven sisters and two brothers.

Johnny Dwyer Apprentice

JOHNNY DWYER, APPRENTICE

Originally from Walled Lake, MI, Johnny just moved to Columbus from Brooklyn, NY and is excited to be a part of the J.S. Brown family. He has a Master’s degree in Architecture but is taking some time in the field to hone his carpentry skills and remodeling skills a bit more.

Zane Wrisley Apprentice

ZANE WRISLEY, APPRENTICE

 

Facility & Showroom

Our award-winning showroom is much more than a place to do business. It’s a place to inspire ideas.

Our 11,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 1522 Hess Street in Grandview, Ohio, is decked out with state-of-the art technology and hundreds of samples. It’s the perfect place to explore the multitude of possibilities in home remodeling.

We encourage all clients to visit our showroom as part of the project process, where you can get the ‘big picture’ of our capabilities and view examples of the work we’ve done for other clients—which will help inspire ideas about what we can do for you.

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"Great design ideas and quality product recommendations enhanced original objectives for this room. It had rave reviews prior to completion, even in the rough construction stage."

– David Schneider, German Village

Associations & Honors

We’re proud to be involved in our industry. We’re honored to be recognized as one of the best.

Associations

J.S. Brown & Co. is committed to being a leader in the industry and to staying at the forefront of trends and techniques. We are members in good standing of leading organizations, including:

Better Business Bureau (BBB)

National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Building Industry Association (BIA)

Ohio Home Builders Association (OHBA)

National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

We are also proud to be active members in the Chambers of Commerce of the communities we serve, including Clintonville, Grandview, Marble Cliff, and Upper Arlington.

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Honors

J.S. Brown & Co. has been repeatedly recognized by many of these professional organizations as a leader in our craft, receiving numerous local, regional and national awards for excellence in craftsmanship as well as business practices. Some of our most prestigious honors include:

The BBB Integrity Award for Business Ethics

Multiple BIA Showcase of Remodeled Homes awards, including Best of Show

Multiple NARI Home Improvement Tour awards

2017 Best Whole House Renovation

The Local, Regional and National 2015 NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) award

The industry’s most prestigious award, which recognizes remodelers from across the nation for excellent workmanship, problem solving ability, innovation, and professional achievement.

Multiple Local and Regional NARI Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards

From 2001 - 2016

Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 award (1999)

Recognizes 50 companies each year for policies, performance, and best practices that set the standards in the industry