Since 2005, Resourceful Renovator has blended modern construction techniques and standards with the classic charm and character found in older homes. For us, it’s not about remodeling or historic restoration, but rather a subtle blend of the two that is our style of renovation.
Resourceful Renovator is not your typical construction company. How are we different? Resourceful Renovator enjoys making small changes that make a big difference in your home and your life. This process starts with ideas from you. We’ll help you design a project that achieves your goals and modernizes your space without losing the integrity or historic nature of your home.
We specialize in thinking outside of the box in order to find creative solutions to complex problems.
We are a tight-knit crew that will be a pleasure to have in your home. When you hire a renovation company, you are inviting them into your home for a few days to a few months; who do you want to have around? Our crew is knowledgeable, conscientious, and friendly.
Resourceful Renovator has a tested and proven team of plumbers and electricians with whom we have a strong working relationship. Furthermore, our ability to partner with other knowledgeable resources in the community leads to the most efficient and coordinated building plan possible: we often work with custom cabinet makers, tile setters, insulators, and roofers.
We run our job sites differently than most remodeling companies. Resourceful Renovator has a strict recycling program on all our job sites and typically recycle clean wood, plastic, metal and cardboard. We also strive to incorporate antique or reusable building materials within a project as much as possible. We frequent Mason Brothers in Essex Junction, VT as well as ReBuild in Burlington, VT in an effort to source high quality materials. This can help us achieve several goals: save money, save resources, match details that already exist within a home, or provide that perfect piece that can make a space feel extraordinary.
Rob Ricketson is the owner of Resourceful Renovator, and has worked in construction since 1994. He started working in the industry in New York and then built houses in Crested Butte, Colorado. He also worked for the United States Antarctic Program (USAP) at McMurdo Station and the South Pole Station. After leaving the USAP, he took a job working for ReCycle North (now ReSource) as the Deconstruction and Building Materials Program Manager. There he acquired his love of using reusable building materials and the skills needed to carefully salvage materials from a house. After several years at ReSource, Rob founded Resourceful Renovator in order to start building again while reusing and recycling as many materials as possible. Rob attended Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY where he studied mechanical engineering, and has taught at Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, VT. Rob is also an avid mountain biker, telemark skier, and photographer.