Certified Graduate Remodeler
Bachelor of Science in Education, Arizona State University
40 years construction experience
Jeff resigned from teaching at a private Christian school to pursue his passion for home improvement. Jeff remembers from the start of working in construction he had such a good feeling at the end of the day seeing what had been accomplished, that he went all out doing remodeling. From his days of passing out flyers door-to-door to offer our services, to now owning a nationally recognized remodeling firm, Jeff still takes great pride in knowing that his customers are satisfied from the results of bringing good people to their project. Jeff is disciplined in prayer and exercise, eating healthy, being “green”, and sharing life with his wife, Janet.
Certified Aging in Place Specialist
Bachelor of Science in Education, University of Nebraska
Full Business partner since 2000
From Educational Director to retail & hotel management, Janet’s life experiences have been preparing her for the challenge of growing the business to meet the ever-increasing demand for Cook Remodeling’s services. Janet has an entrepreneurial spirit and she is also a health coach, who helps people have more energy as they look and feel better by making one simple change.
What does Janet have in common with Katherine Hepburn? Spasmodic Dysphonia.
What sounds like laryngitis is actually involuntary spasms of her vocal folds during speech. Despite how she sounds, she feels fine!
Bachelors Degree, Arizona State University
Lory grew up in Mesa and her skills in the organization were apparent from an early age when she was on the Newspaper and Yearbook staff during high school! Lory studied Business and Psychology at ASU and after graduation worked as a Legal Assistant where she had a multitude of responsibilities. Most recently she has worked in Benefit & HR Consulting and Account Management. With over 12 years in executive and office management, Lory is a valuable member of the Cook Remodeling team!
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Art, University of Nebraska
Employee of the Year 2008, 2011
Karen works diligently to make certain the company’s finances are on the mark. Karen takes pride in ensuring billing is accurate, customers get the best prices for materials, and employees and vendors are paid on time. Although customers rarely see her, they appreciate her attention to detail in keeping their job on budget.
Karen first realized she was meant for a career in Accounting when she was 6 years old and was concerned about the cost of groceries while shopping with her mother. She has worked at a law firm, an insurance company as a claims adjuster, and was later promoted to supervisor. Karen’s strengths are accuracy and attention to detail – making everybody’s lives easier at Cook Remodeling! Karen loves the outdoors, whether hiking, biking or swimming. Never afraid of a challenge, she’s hiked the Grand Canyon, rim to rim, THREE times!
Sales / Design
U.S Army – E-4 Specialist
Patrick grew up in Wendell, Idaho where he played High School Football. Before starting his career in the design industry, Patrick enlisted in the U.S Army as a Mechanic, E-4 Specialist. Before joining the Cook Remodeling team, Patrick owned his own remodeling business. This experience, drive and passion has made him a valuable member! He has a strong ability to bond with clients and performs his work with confidence.
Bachelor’s Degree in Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona
10 + Experience in design and customer service
Natalie was born in Denver, raised in Boise. She earned her Consumer Sciences degree in 2003 from the University of Arizona in Tucson.
With certifications from 20/20 Design and Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Natalie has worked with flooring, countertops, paint, appliances, plumbing and lighting. Now she’s taking her design capabilities to the next level, working toward obtaining her Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD) Certification this year.
Natalie is passionate about inspiring ideas and solving problems as a designer. She strives to give her best to everyone, every day. She’s excited to be on the Cook Remodeling team and involved in full home reconstruction.
Natalie lives with Boo, her Maltese Shih Tzu. She loves animals and organizations that rescue them.
39 years of experience
Employee of the Year 2004, 2005
Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Kevin has spent the last 30 years in Arizona. Kevin started taking construction classes in high school, developing carpentry skills and a promising vocation. He has experience in building homes, 4-plexes, and many years of home remodeling. Kevin took college classes to become a certified Rescue Squad Volunteer, where he served the community for seven years. Kevin worked for 15 years in his father’s home improvement and renovation business, Master Builders, until his father retired.
Kevin’s strengths include his ability to make additions look like they were originally built with the house. He is very dependable and knowledgeable. He enjoys meeting new people, and doing custom remodeling projects fit for each individual. He notes his friendships made at Cook Remodeling over the years the best part of working at our company! He loves to garden when not transforming Cook Remodeling client’s houses into the home of their dreams.
Bachelors Degree, South Dakota State University
Arne grew up in Sturgis, South Dakota and spent his summers in high school helping on farms, and driving tractors. He has worked in construction for residential remodeling but has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Fun Fact – Arne is a Certified Sommelier! It is this experience that makes him such a team player at Cook Remodeling, and he is known for his diligence, communication, honesty and hard work!
After graduating Apache Junction High School, Todd tried various odd jobs and ended up in Santa Cruz, California in the structural moving industry, hauling houses from their foundations with his bare hands. While there’s not as much heavy lifting for Todd at Cook, he works just as hard if not harder using the experience he gained working to rebuild homes. On his days off, he enjoys watching the Arizona Cardinals, hanging out with his lovely wife Toni, and teaching their two-year-old son Tatum how to swim.
Born in Indiana, Ben entered the general contracting industry at a young age with no hesitation, experience or tools at first. Fast forward to the present, Ben loves the energy at Cook. He loves the work ethic, the wholehearted commitment to wowing homeowners by transforming their houses into utopias they never want to leave. In his spare time, Ben can be found lending a helping hand to the town of Gilbert—whatever they need done—or rooting for the Cubbies.
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