Meet Our Staff
STEVE SHINN, CR, CKBR, UDCP, GCP ~ OWNER
Steve has lived here since 1959, practically a native of Arizona. He learned his core remodeling skills from his father maintaining and improving their family’s rental homes, and later with rental homes of his own. Then, with a base of satisfied clients, he turned that into a professional handyman business. Steve formed Homework Remodels in 2005.
Steve is currently the Chairman of the Board and has been the President of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) for the Greater Phoenix Chapter. Furthermore, Steve is one of the few remodelers with four NARI professional certifications. As a result, Homework Remodels has won multiple NARI Coty (Contractor of the Year) Awards with 2016 being the most recent. Five years ago Steve assumed leadership of Tri-Lite Builders, a remodeling business that has served the valley for almost 35 years. Steve is hard-working and completely dedicated to serving each and every client in the utmost professional manner. In addition, Steve and his wife Sally, enjoy weekend getaways traveling and exploring all that Arizona has to offer.
Knowledgeable & Personable
AARON THOMAS, CR ~ PRODUCTION MANAGER
Aaron comes to us via Hutchinson, MN and moved here to the Phoenix Area back in 2005. He started working with our company soon afterward. Aaron has been working in the construction business for 20 years and there doesn’t seem to be anything he can’t fix. First of all, he always seems to know a solution, if we have a problem. In addition, Aaron has earned the NARI Certified Remodeler Certification. His priorities for our clients are value and quality. He is a family man and always puts their needs above his own. Aaron enjoys building and riding motorcycles, in his spare time.
SHEILA LANIER, CKBR, UDCP ~ KITCHEN, BATH & HOME DESIGNER
Sheila comes to us from Kansas City where she graduated from the NKBA Certified Johnson County Community College. She has designed multiple Award-Winning kitchens, bathrooms, and interior remodeling projects, incorporating her passion for color and space planning. “I create distinctive kitchens, bathrooms and interior spaces that rejuvenate and inspire your life,” is her motto.
Due to continuing education being a priority, she has passed exams for both NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler and Universal Design Certified Professional. Her work was recently published and showcased in the Summer 2016 issue of Phoenix/Scottsdale Su Casa Magazine. We grace the cover of the October 2016 issue of Phoenix Home & Garden, thanks to her imaginative designs. Sheila is a people pleaser at heart. In addition, each of her creative inspirations are unique to the home design she executes. In her spare time, Sheila enjoys caring for her family and pets, accessory shopping, chalk painting furniture and Yoga.
Creative & Honest
BARBARA PHILLIPS, UDCP ~ KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNER
Originally from PA, Barbara comes to us from Orlando, FL. She graduated from Seminole State College of Florida and earned a BA in Interior Design, and majored in Kitchen and Bath design. Prior to working here, Barbara worked in the industry for over 7 years at an upscale Tile & Stone Boutique in Orlando. She assisted clients with their tile and stone needs for flooring, showers and kitchen back splashes. Barbara has studied and passed the exam for Universal Design Certified Professional recently, in order to keep up with her continuing education. She enjoys reading Stephen King novels. Barbara has also been spending a lot of quality time with Captain Jack Sparrow and Commodore Norrington…the 2 Maine Coon Cats that adopted her in 2016.
CYNDI MORELLI, UDCP ~ KITCHEN AND BATH DESIGNER
Cyndi comes to us California. She graduated from CSU, Sacramento where she earned a BA in Interior Design. Cyndi opened her own Kitchen and Bath Design Studio that she operated for over 15 years, shortly after graduating from college . She specialized in designing truly unique and elegant kitchens and baths for her clients and was selected to design Channel 10 News Anchor Cristina Mendonsa’s kitchen. Cyndi’s creative designs have been published in both Sacramento Magazine and Home Improvement and Remodeling Magazine. Also, over the years, Cyndi has been awarded over a dozen NARI awards for her creative designs. She also earned a National Award from Kitchen and Bath Design News Magazine, (which she cherishes the most). In addition, Cyndi enjoys spending quality time with her 5 pound Teacup Pomeranian Zoey. Furthermore, they both also enjoy going on early morning hikes. They are always trying to tackle different mountain ranges.