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Cook Remodeling

Our Team

Jeff Cook, Founder, C.E.O.

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.

Janet B. Cook, President

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!

Lory Horn

Office Manager
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!

Karen Anderson, Controller

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!

Patrick Kieran

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.

Tony Johnson, Master Carpenter

Years of experience
Employee of the Year 2020


Todd Zaleski


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.

Ben Ray


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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