George Cleary, owner of The Cleary Company, with shop dog Russell.


A native of Columbus, OH, George Cleary has been in the remodeling business for over 35 years. He founded The Cleary Company in 1994 with $10,000, a computer, a truck, some tools and a few of his buddies. He attributes his success to his honesty, integrity and his ability to build such a wonderful team. George is happy to be part of enhancing properties in the neighborhoods where he lives and works.

“The thing I love most is being part of the emotion of a remodeling project. Translating a customer’s vision into a design and then building their dream is the best part of what we do. This coupled with working with great friends makes what I do so rewarding”.

George is active with the local chapter of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), and nationally with Remodeler’s Advantage (RA). The company has always maintained an A+ excellent rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).  By volunteering his time and enthusiasm to various community, church and school activities George feeds his passion of connecting with people and having fun.

A 1984 graduate of Bishop Watterson High School, he’s also the proud father of 3 BWHS graduates, who all went on to earn their college degrees at the University of Dayton. George has been happily married to his bride, Cathy (Brownlee), for over 30 years. His hobbies are camping, fishing, enjoying live music and spending time with his large Irish Catholic family and many friends. He enjoys having his best pal Russell, his 13yr old Golden Retriever, in the office each day.