Renaissance Home Renovations is born out of a passion for woodworking and craftsmanship that I’ve had since I was a child. For my 8th birthday I was given a scroll saw – something that I had asked for after watching older men make crafts at church. I would spend endless nights cutting wooden Bible figures for Sunday school vignettes, sell small crafts to Boy Scout groups and would have a “wood sale” on the end of my driveway in White Oak where I would sell small wooden crafts. With the small amounts of money that I would make, I’d invest in new tools and begin to produce a better product, learning early many business skills that have stayed with me today. By the time I was 12, my products were being used in five countries around the world.

After graduating from the University of Tennessee, my first job was in retail management of a Sherwin-Williams store in Nashville. Besides the knowledge gained about painting products and real-life management experience, much of my acumen in the renovation business came from delivering paint to job sites. I spent many lunch breaks in the tail gate of pickup trucks talking with tradesmen about their craft and having them show me the tricks of the trade inside the homes. I purchased my first home in Nashville a year later and renovated that house and sold it before returning to Cincinnati in 2006. After completing the MBA program at Miami University, I slowly started to purchase rental properties in the Norwood area. The old homes in Cincinnati were much different than new builds in Nashville, but I was able to utilize many of the skills I learned.

I started out doing all the renovation work myself, acquiring new skills and learning which trades should be left to the true professionals. I slowly started hiring additional hands and adding rental properties. Through the past 13 years, I’ve renovated more than 100 apartment units and homes. Renaissance Home Renovation was born out of the hard work put in through many years of residential renovation experience, now focusing on client-based projects like kitchens, bathrooms, basements and outdoor living spaces. We would be honored to gain your trust on your home project!

– Matt Tedford, Owner

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