About John Rogers Renovations
You Need to Be Able to Trust Your Renovator
It’s very important who you hire to do the work in your Atlanta home and here’s why: After three months, we are going to know more about you than just about anyone else. Unlike your accountant or stockbroker, our work crew will be a part of your daily life in and around your home. As we remodel your home, we will be included in the routines of your personal life, much more so than your doctor or lawyer. In the first week on the job, you may rush to be showered and dressed before our crew arrives. But, take it from our experience, after just a few days, you'll meet us in the morning wearing your bathrobe and slippers, treating us like warm, old friends. We'll even know where the dog treats are for Skipper.
You trust your doctor and your accountant. You trust your lawyer and your stockbroker. Make sure you can trust your remodeling contractor. John Rogers Renovations is a state-licensed and insured remodeling specialist. We are an award-winning design/build firm in business since 1996. And read our customer's testimonials; I know you'll find that we have the integrity, honesty and down-home character to be faithful with the privacy of your life.
We understand the disruption to your family’s life, daily schedule and routine. As the accompanying graph shows, you'll go through lots of emotionals highs and lows during your renovation. We make every effort to make the process as easy as possible:
- We keep you aware of scheduling on a weekly and daily basis. Who will be working at your home? What will they be doing?
- You will never have to meet a sub-contractor at your home and show them what to do. We meet everyone upon their first visit and walk them through the job.
- If there is ever a problem, you have one person to call, your John Rogers' project manager. Your project manager is responsible for bringing our ideas to life and managing your expectations along the way.
- You will never receive an invoice with even the smallest surprise amount. Anything that is not included in the original contract is always discussed in advance.
- We continually strive for delivering perfection, yes perfection. However we know that things don’t always work out as planned. You never have to come up with a solution. That’s our job, and it’s our job to make anything right if you are not happy with ... anything. Most clients say that we are pickier than they are.
Question Your Contractor
Bottom line: find a contractor that you can trust. Then, once you do find that person, you can get down to asking the more interesting questions like: What exactly is a sleeper and a cricket? What do alligators have to do with painting? And what do aprons have to do with remodeling?
Remodeling can be a fun experience. You get to create your dream room or home and learn a little about design and building along the way. All you need to do is ask questions. Questions that, according to NARI members, remodelers don't feel they are hearing enough. So tap into your curiosity and ask away.
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Why John Rogers Renovations?
- We do what we say we are going to do, when we say we are going to do it, or we inform you of the reason for the delay.
- Experience — Since 1996 we have been listening to homeowners and creating beautiful, comforting spaces based on their style and budget.
- Proven and Recognized - Since 2011, JRRI has been a member of NARI, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, the largest and most influential remodeling association in the country. With over 8,000 members nationally and 250 members locally, NARI is a wealth of information, resources and influence on the local, state and national government levels. John Rogers Renovations has won four NARI Atlanta Contractor-of-the-Year (CotY) awards in four entries; we are four-for-four, repeating two-years-in-a-row as the winner of the CotY award for Residential Interior Remodeling $100,000 & over. President John Rogers has been appointed as the chairperson of the NARI Atlanta government affairs committee along with his participation on the national government affairs committee. While all of this is a bit intimidating, it is really something that interests John tremendously. Previous members of this board have been a part of shaping laws in our state relative to our industry such as State Contracting laws, RRP laws, OSHA regulations, permitting processes and more. Another aspect that John finds exciting is spreading the information back to the membership of NARI to keep everyone informed about the laws and regulations that affect our industry. He will continue to raise the bar so that the “bad” contractors have nowhere to go in our state.
- Resources — We have extensive experience in highly custom designs. Our expertise, along with our exclusive connections to qualified vendors and subcontractors, allows us to consistently perform at the level that discriminating homeowners expect.
- State-Licensed — Georgia Law, put into effect in 2007, requires that those individuals who offer remodeling services such as kitchens, bathrooms, basements and many other renovations be licensed by the state. This licensing process is extensive and if you contract with an unlicensed individual, the contract is not valid.
- Lead Paint Certified — As of April 2010, anyone who works on a home built in 1978 or before has to test for lead paint and be certified by the EPA if lead is present. This is a FEDERAL and now a state law. We are proud to join the few who are certified.
- Precision Project Management — It takes a number of professionals and a seasoned staff to coordinate a successful on-time and in-budget renovation. We are committed to scheduling, follow-up and clear communication with everyone involved, the most important of whom is you, the client.
- Complete Satisfaction — We are relentless at keeping you informed and educated on the options and completely satisfied with every aspect of your renovation.
Company Philosophy And History
Since its inception in 1996, John Rogers Renovations Incorporated (JRRI) has continued to strive to provide quality home renovations. Our philosophy is simple: we want to meet your needs as a homeowner and make your experience with JRRI as easy and stress free as possible. We do this through an open channel of communication, continually updating and improving the way we conduct business practices. Through the ever-changing world of technology, we continue to improve the delivery of the final result: a renovation that has your stamp of approval and our seal of quality.
We Promise To:
- Provide a written estimate detailing the scope of work. This enables you to know exactly what is included as well as what you will need to provide. Under most circumstances, the estimating process can be completed in as little as two days.
- Communicate with you about where we are in the timeline of the renovations as well as any changes to the scope of the work.
- Keep your home as clean as possible. We realize that you will be inspecting our work and that the job site is where you and your family live.
- Be as innovative as your budget allows and be sensitive to that budget as we design and execute your renovation.
- Be flexible and allow for changes in design during the process.
- Complete the work that we commit to do in a timely and effective manner.
- Stand behind our work with a warranty that far exceeds industry standards. All work comes with manufacturer’s warranty as well as our three-year warranty covering workmanship. However, if you ever find something done incorrectly, we will repair or replace the item in question at no charge for as long as you own your home.
About John Rogers
With a firm commitment to my faith, my wife, and my five children, I strive to do the very best for every customer I come in contact with. My purpose in life is to bring Honor and Glory to our Lord Jesus Christ in everything that I do.
After growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, I began my first career in the restaurant business. Working for TGI Friday's as a manager and Applebee's as a General Manager, I learned the skills necessary for managing multiple people and tasks at the same time. Directing upwards of one hundred combined employees, managers, and vendors, I learned the daunting task of managing people and leveraging their abilities to provide a consistent product for the customer while being mindful of the need for profitability.
I began my work in the construction field with a broom in my hand and I don't mind saying it was a bit humbling. As I transitioned from restaurants to construction, I worked for a commercial construction company that built restaurants. During my short time in their employment, I found that I had a natural gift for construction and that my experience in the restaurant business gave me a propensity for being sensitive to the customer's needs. This is very unique to the construction industry. I ventured out on my own with two weeks of work and a desire to provide a quality product in a timely manner as well as provide superior customer satisfaction. Seventeen years and thousands of projects later, we continue to do it the same as we did in the beginning, only better.
About Nicola Rogers, Interior Decorator
I am a Certified Interior Decorator with a lifelong passion for interior design. I work with our clients to bring their ideas to life. My first priority is to listen to our clients and understand their needs and the use of the rooms in question. Form without function is useless. I am able to take your ideas and bring them to fruition or completely design a room based on your desires.
Along with certification from the Vanguard School of Interior Design, I bring management experience and organizational skills to John Rogers Renovations as well as fresh ideas for distinctive interior design. My capabilities range from fine-tuning the tiniest detail to managing the many facets of a of a large-scale renovation. I knows that a room needs not only to be stylish but practical as well since I am a busy wife and mother of five beautiful daughters.
About Peter Snelten, Project Manager
I was born and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. As I child, and through my teenage years, I was completely engulfed in sports and outdoor activities. Because of my step-father's career I moved several times throughout high school. After Chicago, I had a brief stay in New Jersey, then finally settled down and graduated from Walton High School in East Cobb. I credit these transitions at a young age for my ability and attitudes towards meeting and relating with new people.
After high school, I attended Appalachian State University where I earned a degree in Business Management. After college, I started an exterior maintenance company with a close friend. The economic downturn proved to be too large of an obstacle for us two young entrepreneurs and I was forced to find a new career.
Through a mutual friend I was introduced to John Rogers and hired in the fall of 2008. Like John, I began work in the construction industry with a broom in my hand. After two years of learning the industry from the ground up, John promoted me to project manager. As project manager for John Rogers Renovations, my goal is to ensure the customer is provided with a clean, clear, professional, timely, and enjoyable renovation on a daily basis. I am there to answer questions, and deliver a channel for most all communication between the customer, subcontractors, and John.
Outside of work, I am passionate about music, film and food. I also enjoy sports and would love the opportunity to travel more. I am close with my rather large family, spread from Atlanta to Illinois and Colorado. I never turn down a trivia challenge.
About Heather Schubert, Office Manager
I was born in central Florida, between Tampa and Orlando. After high school, I moved to Tampa to attend college. I was married at the age of twenty and moved to Denver, Colorado with my husband. In order to be able to complete my degree, I attended The University of Colorado. I landed a great job with WW Grainger, Inc. and my career began. I worked for Grainger for about eight years starting in sales, and then moving on to work out of their Chicago office as a systems analyst during a five-year-long SAP system implementation. I was fortunate enough to be able to travel for these five years all across the country and experience many things during my travels. In 2002, my first child, Lily, was born. In 2003, I realized that God’s plan for me was to stay home with my daughter and take a break from the corporate world – the best decision a mother can make! In 2005, my son, Cal, was born; I was able to continue to stay home with both of my children.
John’s former office manager moved away at the end of 2010 and John called me to ask if I would come to work for him. Niki, John’s wife, and I have been dear friends for many years and it just seemed like a good fit for me to join John’s team. I am currently in school at Kennesaw State completing my Business Management degree and hope to graduate in the summer of 2013. Additionally, I work for a business manager at a doctor’s office in Dunwoody three days a week.
On a personal note, I met John and Niki about eight years ago through another great friend. I am blessed to have had this happenstance meeting with the Roger’s family and consider them great friends. As for me, I believe that God places people in your life for a reason and my life has been enriched because they are in my life. I have seen, firsthand, the kind of man John is; at all times he lives his life with great leadership and integrity.
About Angela Queen, CAD Technician and Office Assistant
I am a born and raised Georgia peach. All throughout high school, I took as many classes relating to the arts as I could. From drawing classes to photography. I realized that my desire to create was vital to me. I knew that I would pursue a career in design of some sort. Little did I know that architecture would be my resting place. Graduating from high school with no idea of what I wanted to be when I grew up, I attended Kennesaw State University. Two years passed before I transferred and declared my major.
Upon returning from a Study Abroad program in Montepulciano, Italy during the summer of 2006, I realized that I wanted to pursue architecture. I studied at Southern Polytechnic State University and gained my Bachelors of Architecture and minor in Construction Management. After graduating and re-evaluating the direction I would take my professional career, I realized that my passion targeted residential design. Furthermore, I loved the idea of taking an existing home and improving upon it in a way that would increase the quality of life for the homeowner.
I have knowledge in a range of the latest computer software that will inevitably benefit clients of John Rogers Renovations. With these programs, I bring the ability to produce construction documents in-house, resulting in a faster delivery of estimates, more efficient communications and improved construction timelines.