Renovators Ltd is a full service residential and light commercial design build firm founded in 1985. The firm immediately built a reputation for superior workmanship and attention to detail, which lead to a series of historic renovations in the emerging Brewers Hill neighborhood, Shorewood, Milwaukee’s East Side, subsequently spreading to Wauwatosa and throughout the Milwaukee metro area. The company’s exceptional carpentry skills and project management abilities set it apart, then as it does now, from other remodeling firms.
In 1992 Tony Rink joined the company, and became partner with founding member Rick Ripple. With a background in sales and administration, Tony’s role was that of general management, purchasing, and related operations. Rick, now a NARI-certified lead carpenter, managed the production side of the business to ensure the same high quality work that has created our excellent reputation.
In 1999, Tony became one of just approximately 800 NARI Certified Remodelers in the nation. NARI Certified Remodelers must meet certain stringent criteria, and must pass a comprehensive exam covering all aspects of home remodeling, including business ethics, practical experience and construction law.
In 2001, Renovators Ltd. was proud to add the talents of award-winning designer Bryan Ward to its pool of on-staff expertise. Bryan is a UWM School of Architecture graduate and a NARI-Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer; and with his arrival the firm gained over 20 plus years of design experience, offering creative design solutions with great attention to detail at the project-planning stage. This, combined with cutting-edge computer technology, results in a design process that will leave the customer inspired, well-informed, and confident.
Renovators Ltd. uses 3-dimensional design software right from the beginning of each project. Showing our clients what their project will look like both inside and out with walk-throughs, flyovers, and sun studies conveys far more information than traditional plan & elevation drawings. Providing the 3-dimensional view greatly helps our customers visualize their potential new spaces, especially those with complex geometries, and allows for more detailed feedback early on in the design process.
Renovators Ltd. is proud to be an active member of the Milwaukee NARI/Home Improvement council. We have adopted the NARI code of ethics and we abide by them. You can find our booth at the Spring and Fall NARI Home Improvement Shows; stop by and say hello. Much of our work comes from referrals from past customers and repeat business. We can handle just about any remodeling project that you may be considering, and when you hire us, you can be sure that your project will be completed in a timely manner by our expert, professional craftsmen.
While we have our own staff of carpenters, as well as NARI-certified lead carpenters, we normally hire sub-contractors to do our electrical, heating, plumbing, foundation, etc. Our subcontractors are dependable long-term associates who practice the same high standards that we do. This allows us to better protect your privacy, personal property, and ensure a safe and well-kept job site.
We always take every precaution to protect your home from damage and dust as well as making sure that we protect your family and pets from any possible job-site danger. This has become a standard practice of ours, and is one reason we get so much repeat business and so many referrals. You can be sure that your remodeling project is just as important to us as it is to you.