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.
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 Jeffrey 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.
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!
We are committed to continuing a legacy of partnering with people who are passionate about quality, service, teamwork, and respect, while creating a fun experience that transforms homes and improves quality of life.
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 27 dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry certifications including Certified & Master Certified Remodeler (CR & MCR), 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.
Jeffrey S. Brown CEO
JEFFREY 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.
Monica Lewis, CMKBD, MCR, UDCP Vice President/Sales
MONICA LEWIS, CMKBD, MCR, UDCP, VICE PRESIDENT/SALES
Monica oversees all departments at J.S. Brown & Co. but still enjoys working 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), a Master Certified Remodeler/Universal Design Certified Professional (NARI). Monica has 30 years of experience in the residential construction industry and joined J.S. Brown & Co. in 2002.
Tony Pasco Sales Manager
TONY PASCO, SALES MANAGER
Tony Pasco grew up in Alliance, Ohio and has been living in the Columbus, OH area since 2008. He is a 1993 graduate of Mount Union College. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Management with a minor in Psychology. He also spent six years as a reservist with the Navy Seabees, The United States Naval Construction Battalion. Tony brings over 20 years of Client management, Sales and Sales Leadership to J.S. Brown & Company. Tony lives in Lewis Center, Ohio with his wonderful wife Kelly, five children and two four legged kids. He is also the founder and President of Rockin' Out Cancer, a 501C3 organization that raises money for families battling cancer, cancer research and other cancer projects.
Margie Rife Chief Accounting Officer
MARGIE RIFE, CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER
Margie has been an integral part of our company for more than 10 years and is responsible for the Accounting and Human Resource departments. Originally an education major, Margie left BGSU when she married her husband. A stay-at-home-mom at the time, Margie often volunteered her administrative skills at her church and children's school. During this time, a fellow church member asked Margie to help keep his business accounting records in order; thus her love for numbers was discovered. When Margie’s youngest child began school, Margie went back to college and completed her accounting degree and began at J.S. Brown & Co. soon after.
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.
Wendy Sorenson, CR, CKD Design Consultant
WENDY SORENSON, CR, CKD, DESIGN CONSULTANT
Wendy Sorenson has been in the building remodeling industry for over 20 years with a focus on remodeling existing homes. Transforming her clients’ spaces to enrich their quality of life is what drives all of her projects. Whether it is a 2-story addition, remodeling a kitchen, or changing an entrance, Wendy listens closely to her clients and works through every step of the process. She is a Certified Remodeler (NARI) and Certified Kitchen Designer (NKBA). Wendy earned her degree in Art & Marketing at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Kimball Elwell Design Consultant
KIMBALL ELWELL, DESIGN CONSULTANT
Kimball grew up in New England where he attended Salem State University and Suffolk University Law School majoring in Commercial Aviation, Business Administration and Law. Kimball has over 30 years’ experience in the remodeling/building products industry predominately in kitchen cabinets working as a designer, sales representative and sales manager on a regional and national level. Kimball served in the United States Air Force and enjoys time with family, fitness, tennis and golf in his off time.
Samantha Ferris Design Consultant
SAMANTHA FERRIS, DESIGN CONSULTANT
Samantha graduated from the Columbus College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. Since graduating in 2010 she has been in the residential design industry specializing in plumbing and bathroom design. She is excited to bring her experience and passion for interiors to the J.S. Brown team. She believes aesthetics and functionality go hand-in-hand and her goal is to merge the two seamlessly.
Samantha now lives in Sunbury with her husband and two young children. Outside of work she enjoys time laughing with friends, doing CrossFit, teaching Pure Barre, and traveling with her family.
Meredith Young, CKD, UDCP Design Consultant
MEREDITH YOUNG, CKD, UDCP, INTERIOR DESIGNER
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.
Shannon Weigand Sales Design Consultant
SHANNON WEIGAND, SALES DESIGN CONSULTANT
Shannon grew up in Columbus, Indiana, and graduated with a B.S. degree in interior design from Purdue University. Her career has been predominantly in the field of kitchen and bath, with a recent stint in the remodeling industry. She has both her Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) certifications. She enjoys working with clients to achieve their desired goals. Shannon lives in Plain City with her husband Rich of 32+ years, where she is actively involved in the Uptown Plain City Organization. Other interests include reading, chocolate, hockey and dirt track racing.
Clare Love Sales Design Consultant
CLARE LOVE, SALES DESIGN CONSULTANT
Clare is from the Clintonville area originally. Since graduating from The Ohio State University in Textiles and Clothing Design she has been in the design / construction industry for many years. She loves helping clients redesign and create their homes to reflect their tastes and lifestyles.
Clare has two adult children, two yellow labs and lives in Worthington.
Outside of work she can be found listening to music, cooking or swimming.
Brandon Okone Design & Estimating
BRANDON OKONE, DESIGN & ESTIMATING
Brandon is the company’s design & estimating 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.
Carly Haughn Administrative Assistant
CARLY HAUGHN, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Carly joined the J.S. Brown & Co. team in January 2019 and immediately impacted our customer service experience. She is the first one to greet you, and is always eager and happy to help. Carly is happily married to her husband, Philip, and together they have seven children. Outside of work, she enjoys quality time with family, as well as researching genealogy.
Brittany Aleshire Senior Interior Designer
BRITTANY ALESHIRE, INTERIOR DESIGNER
Brittany graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2012 and has been in the design industry ever since, recently joining J.S. Brown & Co. team to continue her passion for residential design. Her strengths lie in her attention to detail, endless ideas, and building client relationships. Brittany has participated in NARI, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Habit for Humanity. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, walks with her three dogs, baking, traveling, and working on projects at home.
Katie Poling Interior Designer
KATIE POLING, DESIGN & SALES COORDINATOR
Katie has a degree in Communication Arts from Ohio Northern University. Her passion for design started at the age of 16. She is very excited to bring her organizational skills to J.S. Brown & Co. Katie comes to us from Smith & Noble where she designed custom window treatments for her clients.
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.
Albert Gallis Project Manager
ALBERT GALLIS, PROJECT MANAGER
Albert brings 35 years of experience in the construction industry. After graduating from Muskingum-Perry Career Center, he continued to broaden his knowledge in the construction field. Working for companies in the central Ohio area, building residential homes. He then pursued his goal of owning his own business by starting Gallis Inc. For 19 years, he enhanced his knowledge by building some of central Ohio’s unique custom homes. Some of Albert’s interests that keep him motivated include goal setting, music, baseball and road bicycling for charity.
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.
Matt Casto Project Manager
MATT CASTO, PROJECT MANAGER
Before joining the team at J.S. Brown & Co., Matt spent time working at his father’s construction company, before starting his own small business. He is well versed in all areas of remodeling, and shows great attention to detail. He is an incredible asset to the J. S. Brown team, and we are fortunate to have him on board. Matt is married with three children. Outside of work, he enjoys time with his family, sports and anything outdoors.
Norman Haney Project Manager
NORMAN HANEY, PROJECT MANAGER
Norm has an extensive 30 year background in project management, carpentry, masonry, and welding, in both commercial and remodeling industries. What he enjoys most about remodeling is finding solutions to unexpected problems we face with older homes. In his off time, he enjoys outdoor activities which include off roading in his Jeep or ATV, hiking, and camping.
Michael France, CRPM Project Manager
MICHAEL FRANCE, CRPM PROJECT MANAGER
Mike graduated from Bloom Carroll High School and Eastland Vocational School; he has been in construction for more than 30 years with over 20 years’ experience in high-end remodeling. Mike enjoys working with clients and our team to produce a high quality job, and when he’s not doing that, he enjoys playing guitar, riding motorcycles, golfing, and other outdoor activities. Mike has four sons and is engaged.
Mike Hansel Lead Carpenter
MIKE HANSEL, LEAD CARPENTER
Mike has over 10 years field experience as an all-around carpenter, and 3 years as a project manager. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, kayaking, fishing, and hiking.
Dylan Kmetz Lead Carpenter
DYLAN KMETZ, LEAD CARPENTER
Dylan has been in construction and carpentry for 6 years with 2 years experience in high-end remodeling. He enjoys camping, spending time with friends and being active with his dogs. Dylan is engaged and looks forward to building his own home one day.
Don Gaulin Lead Carpenter
DON GAULIN, LEAD CARPENTER
Don brings over 40 years of experience in construction to J.S. Brown & Co., making him a tremendous asset. In his spare time, he loves to hunt, fish, camp and spend time with his family.
Pat Gaskill Carpenter
PAT GASKILL, CARPENTER
Pat has 40 plus years of experience in construction. He started his own business in 1975, before joining J. S. Brown & Co. Pat has a recent Masters degree in Business. He enjoys spending time with his family and two dogs, and being outside.
Jacob Bell Carpenter
JACOB BELL, CARPENTER
Jacob has three years of home remodeling experience in Columbus. He found his love for construction after picking up a woodworking hobby as an early teen. In his spare time, he likes to do activities outside such as hiking and going on walks. He is a local football fan and loves spending his weekends watching the games.
Josh Botti Carpenter
JOSH BOTTI, CARPENTER
Josh has enjoyed over a decade of general woodworking, teaching, coaching, handyman, and carpentry experience with a focus on quality work and smart problem solving. In addition, he likes rock climbing, music, playing and watching soccer, and spending time with his loving partner Debbie and their three dogs.
Joshua Hardin Carpenter
JOSHUA HARDIN, CARPENTER
Joshua has over 10 years carpentry and remodeling experience. He enjoys bringing new ideas to clients and working closely with them to see their visions become reality. He is a husband and father of two. In his spare time, when he’s not spending quality time with friends and family, he’s a lead vocalist for a local band.
Chris Conard Carpenter
CHRIS CONARD, CARPENTER
Chris has over 20 years of experience in construction, including 15 he spent as a framer for custom homes in central Ohio. In his spare time, Chris enjoys kayaking and spending time with friends and family.
Tom Rechsteiner Carpenter
TOM RECHSTEINER, CARPENTER
Tom has over 38 years of experience in construction, beginning with 7 years of building/framing custom high-end homes, and 29 years of all phases of remodeling from top to bottom, and some union work. Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending time with his three children and their spouses as much as possible. He also enjoys hiking, camping, anything outdoors, and spends a lot of time working on projects in his home and his parents’ home.
Jamie McNerlin Carpenter
JAMIE MCNERLIN, CARPENTER
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.
"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
We’re proud to be involved in our industry. We’re honored to be recognized as one of the best.
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)
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 - 2020
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