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A-1 Remodeling is a reputable, professional residential renovation company founded in 1988. Our unmatched industry experience is what gave us the skills and tools needed to take on whatever remodeling request clients throw at us. We can handle everything from minor remodeling projects to full-scale room additions.

Meet the A-1 Team

Randy Smith

Founder/Owner

Raised in rural Kentucky, Randy learned ethics and responsibility through his family’s small businesses. With the skills from his early years, Smith rose to several leadership opportunities within the medical and state fields.

In 1986, he sold all of his previous businesses to begin a new vocation – as a remodeling contractor. Under a friend’s supervision, Smith had the opportunity to learn all aspects of the contracting trade.

In 1988, Smith started a Classic Home Remodeling business in Lexington, KY. He later took a partner who shared similar interests and skills. The partnership moved to Florida and lasted until 1993, where the two went to different areas of Florida – Miami and Tampa. The Florida business was highly successful until the 2008 recession. Upon recovery, Smith took his business to Chattanooga in 2009. Over time, the business grew and he realized that he needed to hire subcontractors. The business has continued to blossom through the years and is now an LLC and will be managed by himself alongside a team of project managers. They look forward to future expansions and acquisitions.

Smith now has 4 adult children ranging from 39 to 47, a stepson, 11 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, 2 German shepherds and a barn cat. He and his wife of 28 years, Kay, enjoy family gatherings, salt-water fishing, and road trips. Smith truly enjoys his work that he gets to grow and invest in daily.
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Billy Wheeler

Project Manager

Billy Wheeler grew up in Bolingbrook, IL, where he learned contracting and remodeling from his family at the young age of 9 years old. It was with his parents, Bill and Marge Wheeler, that he learned aluminum siding and treated lumber decks. From ’81 to ’85 he shoveled snow for his parents’ company, B&M, then later in ’86/’87 he started plowing for them. He took over his parents’ company in 1995. In 1996, added vinyl and composite decking. Billy has been using the Xactware estimating software for insurance claims since 1986.

His family moved to Cleveland in 2012, and he began his journey with A-1 Remodeling as a contractor. He became a project manager in 2014. Most recently, he proudly claims the title of grandfather to Bently James born in April 2019. He finds joy and continued entertainment in tinkering with electronics and autos.
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Josh Elliott

Project Manager

Josh Elliott is one of the up-and-coming project managers that joined the team this 2020. He is an energetic, aspiring individual ready to go above and beyond to ensure the company meets the needs of all its clients.

Josh Elliott is one of the up-and-coming project managers that joined the team this 2020. He is an energetic, aspiring individual ready to go above and beyond to ensure the company meets the needs and demands of all its clients.
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Denis Roznik

Project Manager

Born in Minnesota, Denis started his first job finishing cabinets at the age of 16. In early 2017, his family moved to Chattanooga, TN. Denis continued working in a custom cabinet shop until end of 2017. Later, he opened my own small cabinet shop which slowed down beginning of 2019. During that time, Denis realized he really enjoyed working with the clients so started the search for a job where he could do just that. Joined A-1 October 2019. Denis also got married July of 2019. He enjoys fishing in his spare time. 2019 was a great year and he is looking forward to all of the many good things 2020 has in store!
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Harold Smith

Project Manager

Harold is from a small rural farming community in NW Indiana with a population of around 4,500 people.

After high school he joined the military. First the Air Force as a cabinetmaker, then the Navy as a nurse, with combined service time of just over 11 years. Harold holds degrees in both Architectural drafting and design as well as health and human sciences.

After leaving the military, he returned back to his hometown in Indiana to start a small mom and pop cabinet shop with his wife. The shop thrived for almost 30 years until the untimely passing of his wife. You may be interested to know that the shop still exists today by the same name, but is now owned by his very first employee.

He moved to Chattanooga in 2016 and has since remarried. Though a transplant, he is very proud to call this area his home.

He is a hot air balloon pilot, dog lover, a former 4-H woodworking instructor who is currently remodeling his own home.
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JT Van Hassent

Project Manager

JT Van Hassent is a highly skilled and results- driven manager with extensive experience in facilities management, commercial construction, site development, contract negotiating and project scheduling. He has previously worked extensively in the military, pharma, banking and educational environments. Throughout his career, he was considered an effective leader that valued consistency.

Van Hassent joined the A-1 team because he wanted to work in a friendly, supportive atmosphere where personal attention is paid to the clients. He is excited to bring his construction and facilities management experience to local customers with A-1 Remodeling.
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Rick Waters

Project Manager

Rick Waters started his contracting journey while working with his father as a child. After attending College, Waters began framing houses for a living. Sometime around 1988, Waters started his own business- building spec and custom homes. As his building career began to wind down, Waters began remodeling.

Waters enjoys spending quality time with his friends and family, and he has one son. He loves riding his motorcycle and watching baseball and football.
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Wayne Downs

Project Manager

Born and raised in the Chattanooga area, and has 20 years of experience in the construction industry with a major focus on customer satisfaction. He’d love the opportunity to earn your business, and show you how important you are to all of us at A-1 Remodeling.
Born and raised in the Chattanooga area, and has 20 years of experience in the construction industry with a major focus on customer satisfaction. He’d love the opportunity to earn your business, and show you how important you are to all of us at A-1 Remodeling.
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  • Trish D. Avatar
    Trish D.
    5 star rating
    11/16/2018 - Yelp

    This was our first experience with A-1 and will confidently use them again. Our job was managed by the... read more

    Paul S. Avatar
    Paul S.
    5 star rating
    9/17/2018 - Yelp

    I have used Randy on several Home projects and I was always very pleased. I would never even consider calling... read more

    Brittany Snyder Avatar
    Brittany Snyder
    9/28/2020 - Google

    We had a wonderful experience working with Harold to make our basement half bath into a full bath, and finish... read more

  • rhonda hutsell Avatar
    rhonda hutsell
    8/28/2020 - Google

    Great company. Very professional and very responsive. Will use again for my next few projects to get my home ready... read more

    David Birch Avatar
    David Birch
    8/28/2020 - Google

    We previously had A-1 Remodeling by Randall J. Smith, LLC reconstruct and enlarge our existing deck. The result was... read more

    Sarah Mcsharry Avatar
    Sarah Mcsharry
    7/28/2020 - Google

    A-1 Remodeling just finished a bathroom remodel at our home, and we are so in love with the finished product.... read more

  • KEITH THOMPSON Avatar
    KEITH THOMPSON
    5/28/2020 - Google

    This is Laura Thompson. I will start by saying that I absolutely love the remodeling project that was done... read more

    Dano Hickman Avatar
    Dano Hickman
    5/28/2020 - Google

    Thank you Billy Wheeler for the awesome job you did for us. We had a house fire and were getting... read more

    Lucianne Burns Avatar
    Lucianne Burns
    3/28/2020 - Google

    We just completed a large 100k project with A-1. This project was led by Harold from quote to finish.... read more

  • Dennis Jones Avatar
    Dennis Jones
    12/28/2019 - Google

    Randy Smith is top of the line if you want to get work done on your home

    Teresa Lightaul Avatar
    Teresa Lightaul
    12/28/2019 - Google

    The team was very helpful during our first ever home repair dealing with insurance. They patiently explained everything and did... read more

    Bennie Gallaher Avatar
    Bennie Gallaher
    12/28/2019 - Google

    Randall helped me remodel my kitchen . He is an excellent person to work with. He is well informed in... read more

  • Billy Wheeler Avatar
    Billy Wheeler
    12/28/2019 - Google

    Attention to detail, itemized scope of work. Great finished product!I am very happy to be working with A-1 Remodeling as... read more

    Sharon Rister Avatar
    Sharon Rister
    12/28/2018 - Google

    they done a wonderful job.

    Gloria Condra Avatar
    Gloria Condra
    12/28/2018 - Google

    A-1Remodeling was a God send to me! I have nothing but great praise for their contractor and tradesmen. They all... read more

  • Peggy Pryor Avatar
    Peggy Pryor
    12/28/2018 - Google

    I have used A-1 Remodeling on some big jobs, like roofing a large, high pitch roof with lots of detail... read more

    Barry Pearcy Avatar
    Barry Pearcy
    12/28/2018 - Google

    A-1 Remodeling is a Great Company, with an A+ BBB rating. I have know Randy Smith for over 5 years... read more

    Terry Spring Avatar
    Terry Spring
    12/28/2018 - Google

    Great Company, friendly and easy to work with. 5 Stars

  • deaconblues11 Avatar
    deaconblues11
    12/28/2018 - Google

    Great company doing excellent work. I have used them several times and would not consider calling anyone else!

    Roman Strelkov Avatar
    Roman Strelkov
    12/28/2016 - Google

    Randy is very professional and his crew does high quality work! Always great to do business with!

    Lori H. Avatar
    Lori H.
    8/21/2019 - BBB

    My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with A-1Remodeling. We could not have asked for a better company... read more

  • Joyce L. Avatar
    Joyce L.
    6/10/2018 - BBB

    Met all Veterans Administration requirements for VA HSA Grant and timelines. Handicapped Bathroom. True to itemized estimate. Knowledgeable, efficient crew... read more

    Glenn Lennen II Avatar
    Glenn Lennen II
    1/26/2021 - Facebook

    Billy contacted me in a timely manner to setup a walk through of the damage. He reviewed our water damage,... read more

    Samantha Broome White Avatar
    Samantha Broome White
    1/25/2021 - Facebook

    This place is amazing!! We had our hot water heater leak. This caused damage to our garage and downstairs room.... read more

  • Bamz Avatar
    Bamz
    1/27/2021 - Google

    Billy contacted me in a timely manner to setup a walk through of the damage. He reviewed our water damage,... read more

    Samantha Broome Avatar
    Samantha Broome
    1/26/2021 - Google

    This place is amazing!! We had our hot water heater leak. This caused damage to our garage and downstairs room.... read more

    Barry Wilcox Avatar
    Barry Wilcox
    2/07/2021 - Google

    Done an awesome job on replacing our siding and gutters ,showed up on time for all work as planned, worked... read more

  • BARRY W Avatar
    BARRY W
    2/06/2021 - BBB

    Great company and great employees, worked with insurance company, done all work as promised and on time as planned, will... read more

  • Done an awesome job on replacing our siding and gutters ,showed up on time for all work as planned, worked... read more

    Barry Wilcox
    2/07/2021
  • Great company and great employees, worked with insurance company, done all work as promised and on time as planned, will... read more

    BARRY W
    2/06/2021
  • Billy contacted me in a timely manner to setup a walk through of the damage. He reviewed our water damage,... read more

    Bamz
    1/27/2021
  • Billy contacted me in a timely manner to setup a walk through of the damage. He reviewed our water damage,... read more

    Glenn Lennen II
    1/26/2021
  • This place is amazing!! We had our hot water heater leak. This caused damage to our garage and downstairs room.... read more

    Samantha Broome
    1/26/2021
  • This place is amazing!! We had our hot water heater leak. This caused damage to our garage and downstairs room.... read more

    Samantha Broome White
    1/25/2021
  • We had a wonderful experience working with Harold to make our basement half bath into a full bath, and finish... read more

    Brittany Snyder
    9/28/2020
  • Great company. Very professional and very responsive. Will use again for my next few projects to get my home ready... read more

    rhonda hutsell
    8/28/2020
  • We previously had A-1 Remodeling by Randall J. Smith, LLC reconstruct and enlarge our existing deck. The result was... read more

    David Birch
    8/28/2020
  • A-1 Remodeling just finished a bathroom remodel at our home, and we are so in love with the finished product.... read more

    Sarah Mcsharry
    7/28/2020
  • This is Laura Thompson. I will start by saying that I absolutely love the remodeling project that was done... read more

    KEITH THOMPSON
    5/28/2020
  • Thank you Billy Wheeler for the awesome job you did for us. We had a house fire and were getting... read more

    Dano Hickman
    5/28/2020
  • We just completed a large 100k project with A-1. This project was led by Harold from quote to finish.... read more

    Lucianne Burns
    3/28/2020
  • Denise Trepagnier
    12/28/2019
  • Ana Taylor
    12/28/2019
  • J H
    12/28/2019
  • Randy Smith is top of the line if you want to get work done on your home

    Dennis Jones
    12/28/2019
  • The team was very helpful during our first ever home repair dealing with insurance. They patiently explained everything and did... read more

    Teresa Lightaul
    12/28/2019
  • Randall helped me remodel my kitchen . He is an excellent person to work with. He is well informed in... read more

    Bennie Gallaher
    12/28/2019
  • Attention to detail, itemized scope of work. Great finished product!I am very happy to be working with A-1 Remodeling as... read more

    Billy Wheeler
    12/28/2019
  • My husband and I had a wonderful experience working with A-1Remodeling. We could not have asked for a better company... read more

    Lori H.
    8/21/2019
  • they done a wonderful job.

    Sharon Rister
    12/28/2018
  • A-1Remodeling was a God send to me! I have nothing but great praise for their contractor and tradesmen. They all... read more

    Gloria Condra
    12/28/2018
  • I have used A-1 Remodeling on some big jobs, like roofing a large, high pitch roof with lots of detail... read more

    Peggy Pryor
    12/28/2018
  • Alan Byargeon
    12/28/2018
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