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.
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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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Kurt joined the IRG team in April of 2018. He has a rich history of construction experience that began when he was 15 years old. Since starting out he has performed in a variety of capacities. He worked at Holder Construction for 8 years in both residential and commercial construction. He performed as Assistant Superintendent for the last 2 years of his time at Holder, after which he left to open his own construction business until he joined IRG.
Kurt is originally from Michigan but has lived in the Atlanta area for over 20 years. Currently, he lives in Canton, GA with his wife, 2 dogs and 5 cats. When Kurt and his wife are not busy tending to their animals, they enjoy trying new restaurants as they are both avid "foodies". Kurt also enjoys golfing, camping and fishing in his spare time.
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Louis joined 911 Restoration Atlanta with a background in disaster restoration. He was Project Manager for several years with a company called Disaster One in Greensboro, NC. He grew up in NC and joined the US Army at the age of 17 and became a tank driver. He also served in the US Navy where he was a ship serviceman. Louis spent over 10 years serving in the military and enjoyed traveling to many countries in Europe and Asia. He says that his favorite part of this time was meeting people. After the military, Louis lived in Texas for 8 years where he worked in construction and roofing. Then, in May of 2017 he moved to Georgia and currently lives in McDonough. In his spare time he enjoys playing basketball and flag football. He also likes to go on scenic drives, hiking and 4-wheeling.
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Ollie has been with IRG since June of 2018 and brings to the table 25 years of experience in the construction industry. He was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in the Jersey Shore area. He has a degree in Construction Management from Upsala College in East Orange, NJ. Since graduating from college, Ollie has worked in every facet of the construction industry and is knowledgable about everything including framing, electrical, plumbing, flooring, doors & windows, masonry, and even home insurance. He has worked in both residential and commercial construction in positions such as Construction Manager, Site Superintendent, Project Manager and Field Superintendent, to name a few. Ollie moved to Atlanta in November of 2017 and lives in Gwinnett County with his 2 dogs, Thor and Noir. He enjoys traveling, golfing and fishing.
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AnneMarie joined IRG in September of 2018. She comes from a family of construction veterans and she has experience in both residential and commercial construction. AnneMarie was born in Las Vegas but grew up in Lynwood, CA. She moved to Atlanta in 2004 but went back to CA for a few years, then landed back in Atlanta in 2015. She lives in Clarkston with her 2 daughters and she is Team Mom for their dance studio Dance 411. In her free time she enjoys relaxing and watching reality TV shows.
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Dane has 10 years of experience in the construction industry, the last 7 of those are in home restoration. He holds several certifications - Mold Inspection, Lead & Asbestos Inspection and Water Restoration Technician. He also has experience in crime scene and trauma cleanup.
Dane was born in Chicago but moved to Marietta, GA when he was 8 years old and grew up there. He went to Lassiter High School and obtained a degree in Business Management from GA Perimeter College. He worked in the Food and Hospitality business before entering the construction industry, then, 10 years later joined 911 Restoration - Atlanta in August of 2018. When not working he enjoys spending time on the lake, especially wake-boarding. He lives in Marietta with his 2 sons and 1 cat.