After 17 years as an interior woodworker, mostly in high-end custom homes, Aaron was ready to hang up his tool belt and move into a management role. In 2014, George was looking to hire The Cleary Company’s first true Production Manager and Aaron, with his extensive experience in carpentry, residential construction and remodeling, was a natural fit! After 3 years in that role, he was making such a huge impact on our growth it was clear he needed a promotion to General Manager and in 2020 promoted again to Chief Operations Officer. Aaron is a mastermind with numbers, charts and forecasting. He’s implemented structure, policies and procedures into our business that have made The Cleary Company a stronger Remodel Design Build firm.
After earning his Certified Remodeler (CR) accreditation thru the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), Aaron has continued to be active in the local chapter as well as serving on several committees at the national level.
Below are his reflections on the last 5 years with Our Team.
What quality has been the most important to ensuring success for The Cleary Company over the last 5 years?
Relationships. George’s vision to impact the quality of life for our clients and their families. In order to accomplish this you must find the best people you can to work with!
How has your job and its expectations changed over the years?
I have gone from being involved in every project from a production planning standpoint to making sure that our people and systems are serving us well.
What innovations have been made in the remodeling field?
Design materials have gotten high tech and most tools have gone cordless.
What design elements would you love to see come back?
Lots of wood and moldings – coffered ceilings, wainscot, detailed crown. I’m a woodworker at heart so I appreciate the craftsmanship it takes to create good looking details. Most of the popular minimalist room designs seen on HGTV, Houzz and in magazines lack the architectural detail and visual interest.
What ones should never come back?
Soffits and fluorescent light boxes! Two trends that took up too much visual space in a room and are just ugly.
How do you envision the next 25 years for The Cleary Company?
I believe we’ll continue to lead our industry through education, innovative designs, cutting edge construction materials and techniques. With our continued growth we’re looking to expand our service and product offerings.