History of Intown Renovations Group
Intown Renovations Group has been remodeling homes in the Atlanta in-town area since 2003, successfully servicing over 600 clients to date. Barry Wright, Founder and President of IRG, has been an in-town resident since 1990 and focuses specifically on in-town homes with the vast majority of projects being in the Virginia Highlands, Morningside, Ansley, Brookhaven and Buckhead areas to the north, and Candler Park and Inman Park areas to the South. IRG began as a one-man operation and has grown to become one of the larger renovation companies in Atlanta, employing six full time team members along with 7 field technicians. We manage all types of home renovation projects ranging from various handyman projects, bathroom renovations and kitchen renovations to 2nd floor additions, exterior facelifts and full house renovations. Within the last 5 years since IRG began participating in the OBIE Award competition, we have won in excess of 25 Gold and Silver awards in categories such as Best Bathroom under $25,000, Best Kitchen under $50,000, Best Basement under $75,000, Residential Exterior Over $100,000 and Whole House Renovation over $500,000.
Due to IRG's success over the years the company continues to grow. Barry realized that there is large demand for quality painting at a reasonable cost so he developed a new branch of IRG devoted only to painting called Intown Renovations Painting. The services include repair/replacement of wood, windows and siding.
We promise that you'll enjoy your time working with us as much as you'll love your new renovation. This commitment is the driving force behind Intown Renovations Group.
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We at Intown Renovations Group know that finding the right renovation team to handle your project, regardless of the size, can be a daunting task. It starts with identifying your needs and wants, building a budget to satisfy them, and taking care of you through the process. Let's get started - give us a call - we're good listeners!
Founder & president
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Barry entered the residential remodeling industry in 1990 after holding sales and management positions in the employment, legal and personal/corporate training industries. He has run three companies since then: a nationally franchised contractor referral service, a remodeling/painting/handyman business, and since 2003, the company he founded - Intown Renovations Group.
Barry considers the key to his success is surrounding himself with highly principled, intelligent, knowledgable staff and subcontractors. He enjoys the challenge (and gratification) that comes from making older homes new again - not by tearing them down, but renovating them to fit today's lifestyles, with an attention to detail and commitment to architectural integrity that stands the test of time.
Barry lives in Piedmont Heights with is wife Alicia and two kids, Andrea (16) and Andres (10). In his free time Barry enjoys an active lifestyle, whether it's dinner and a movie with his wife, playing a weekly 9 holes of golf with his 82-years-young mother, marveling at his daughter's gymnastics feats, being regularly "schooled" by his son on the basketball and tennis courts, or simply hanging out at the slopes/lake/beach with his family.
Alicia Leal Wright
CFO - intown renovations group
PRESIDENT - INTOWN PAINTING GROUP
Alicia has been with IRG for 13 years (its first official employee!) and, before becoming CFO, was the bookkeeper and helped manage our small projects. She is originally from Venezuela and moved to Atlanta in 2000. She and her husband Barry live in Piedmont Heights with their two kids, Andrea and Andres. Alicia has degrees in Business Management and Business Administration, also owns Alicia's Cleaning Services, a home cleaning business, and recently formed IRG's painting division.
When asked what she enjoys most about working with IRG, Alicia's response was simple: to watch the transformation of a project from beginning to end, and how beautiful the final results are.
When she isn’t working, Alicia enjoys running, TurboKick classes and listening to music. Her most favorite thing to do is spending time with her family, whether on vacations, going to dinner, playing sports, seeing a movie, or jet skiing on Lake Lanier. She also loves FaceTiming with her sister in Saudi Arabia or best friend in Italy, as well as hosting and cooking for her family from Venezuela when they visit for the holidays.
LARGE PROJECT FIELD SUPERINTENDENT
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PJ is originally from the NY/NJ area and moved to Atlanta 13 years ago. He is a Master Carpenter and has been in construction for 36 years since he began as a teenager.
He joined IRG in March of 2013. Previously he was the Director of Construction Technology at Walton Career Academy and he co-authored the Georgia State Curriculum for Construction Technology in 2010 which is still being used today. Back in the late 90s PJ was a carpenter with the bands Skid Row and Bon Jovi and was also the personal carpenter for Jon and Dorothea Bon Jovi.
He is a single father of 4 and when he isn’t working he enjoys riding his Harley, kayaking, and searching for beautiful places to meditate. He is also an accomplished musician and spent several years in a hard rock/metal band that traveled around the country. He is also a 2nd degree Black Belt in Martial Arts.
PJ is OSHA certified, a member of the Atlanta Home Builders Association ,and RRP certified in Lead Paint Safety .
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Ana is a certified Architect and has been in Construction Management for 15 years. She also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration as well as an Associates Degree in Accounting. She has experience in Commercial and Industrial Construction but her primary focus has mostly been in high end residential construction. She enjoys the process from design to completion, and loves the challenges that each project brings.
Ana is originally from Colombia and moved to Atlanta in 2000. She currently lives in Decatur with her husband and her pets; a dog and a cat. She loves animals and volunteers at Angels Among Us and Society of Human Friends of Georgia, two local animal rescue agencies. Ana is also an avid motorsports fan and enjoys all sorts of racing; NASCAR, Formula 1, Indy Racing as well as motorcycle racing. She also likes photography and traveling with her husband.
SALES & SERVICE coordinator
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Jennifer is from a family of builders and has been in and around construction her whole life. She even built her own house from the ground up about 4 years ago. She is originally from Maryland, moved to Atlanta about 20 years ago, and now lives in Decatur.
Jennifer has degrees in Business Administration and Communication from the College of Charleston. She has been with IRG for over 4 years and has been involved in all facets of IRG's home renovations business from managing bath and kitchen projects to pricing and project coordination of some of our largest projects. Most recently, as our Sales & Service Coordinator, Jennifer is responsible for managing our client's service from the first call to our office, forward. Jennifer enjoys this industry because she likes working with the clients and seeing how every project is unique. There is always an opportunity to try something new and different.
Jennifer is the proud mom of 2 kids, ages 9 & 12. In her spare time (what’s left of it) she sometimes participates in relay races. Two years ago she was part of a 12 person relay team that competed in the Ragnar Race in Chattanooga, TN. She also likes to take her kids mountain biking and kayaking, and she is a licensed scuba diver, and a writer/blogger.
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Alex is an expert in interior/exterior painting. He started in the business when he was 15 years old and has continued to excel at his craft ever since. He enjoys painting because it feels natural to him, and regardless of the ups and downs of the construction business, the end result is always pleasing. He is originally from Venezuela and came to Atlanta in 2004, joined Intown Renovations Group in 2009, and was recently promoted to General Manager of Intown Painting Group (the painting branch of IRG).
Alex studied Marketing in Venezuela and plans to continue his education by obtaining a degree in Contractor Management next year.
When he isn’t working Alex enjoys listening to music, playing Xbox games, and watching movies. He is also a member of a softball team called, of course, Venezuela.
911 RESTORATION - ATLANTA
Josh oversees emergency remediation and re-builds associated with IRG's sister company 911 Restoration of Atlanta. He has 20 years of experience in the construction industry, in many different capacities. He began as a laborer and quickly became a crew leader, and then foreman. Later, he was an Assistant Project Manager at a remediation company, then a foreman at an upscale residential renovation company in California when he lived there for 8 years.
Josh was born in West Virginia but spent most of his teens and 20s in Atlanta, moved to California, then settled back in Atlanta 3 years ago. He lives in Midtown with his Shepherd/Lab mix (a Hurricane Katrina rescue) named Waylon.
In his free time Josh enjoys being outdoors; hiking, camping, and exploring new places. He has always loved music (he plays harmonica and guitar), and has a degree in Audio Engineering which he obtained several years ago. These days, he likes to hear music at some of the great venues around Atlanta like Variety Playhouse, Eddie’s Attic, Terminal West and The Tabernacle. He volunteers at Atlanta Food Bank, Hands on Atlanta and P.A.W.S.