Then & Now with George Cleary, Owner
April is not only the month George celebrates his birthday but it’s also the month back in 1994 when he established The Cleary Company. With $10,000 and over 10 years of experience working in construction, George set up an office in the basement of his home in Upper Arlington, purchased a computer, a truck and hired his buddies to complete jobs generated from his connections and respect in the community.
Fast forward to 2019 and the company has grown into a Remodel Design Build firm with 25 employees, over $5 million in revenue and is set to move into their newly remodeled 11,000sf office! So Happy Birthday & Congratulations to George and The Cleary Company Remodel Design Build Columbus OH.
When asked what’s changed the most with the business in the last 25 years, George doesn’t hesitate and says, bathrooms. “Bathrooms have evolved into home spas. Places where homeowners want to start and end their day in a relaxing luxury. Showers have gotten bigger and bathtubs got smaller.” According to the 3 designers on staff, the most requested luxury items for master bathroom remodels are heated floors and zero threshold showers with multiple shower heads and body sprays. They even get requests for steam showers!
George continues, “When I started my business back in 1994, we were mostly building decks, screened porches and privacy fences for friends and family members and now we’re building whole houses! I am so excited to begin our next 25 years by moving into our new location at 989 Old Henderson Rd later this spring. Our new space will feature a new design library with more space to showcase products and finishes from our most trusted partners. We’ll also have a full working kitchen where we can host cooking demonstrations along with our popular Wine & Design events.”
Read more about George and his family in our Meet the Team profiles!