Nate Stout

Nate grew up in Milwaukee and joined Brillo in 2020. He enjoys learning new things on job sites and the accomplishment of completing a project. In Nate’s time away from work he likes collecting large scale LEGO sets, volunteering at his church as a youth pastor, and spending time with his family.

Colton Hogrefe

Colton grew up in Wauwatosa and joined the team in 2021. Colton loves the atmosphere at Brillo and the new things he is learning along the way. In his time away from work Colton enjoys trap shooting, and  hobby trucking.

Amanda Dowdy

Amanda joined Brillo in 2021 as our Design Assistant. She makes sure projects stay organized and she is always willing to help out where we need her!

Outside of work, Amanda enjoys watching her son play hockey and baseball, traveling, and playing with her sweet dog, Maddie. She also loves spending time with her family and friends!

Matt Scriver

Matt joined Brillo in 2019 and loves that carpentry provides him the opportunity to learn and do something new every day.  When he is not at work he spends the majority of his time outdoors, fishing, hunting and camping.

Todd Schroeder

Todd has been in the remodeling industry for nearly 20 years and has been part of the Brillo crew almost the entire time.  He enjoys making our client’s homes into what they really want.  He says it’s basically like putting a large LEGO set together because of the planning that goes into each project ahead of time.  While not remodeling people’s homes Todd likes to golf and play Cribbage.

Jake D’Ambrosia

Jake has been part of the Brillo Team since 2018.  He grew up in Northern Michigan and loves spending time outdoors.

Matthew Guenther

Matt and his wife have three children and he grew up in the Milwaukee area working with his dad in the construction industry.  He always knew that he wanted to do this kind of work and loves seeing a project through from start to finish.  In his free time he loves to watch and play sports and spend time with his kids.  Matt received his NARI Lead Carpenter Certifiaction in 2018.

Pat Bovee

Pat joined his dad and brother at Brillo in 2010. His favorite part of working at Brillo is the small family atmosphere and being able to depend on co-workers and the owners whenever he needs a hand. Since he has been around the construction business his whole life, he is well equipped to have projects run smoothly.  In his free time he enjoys watching and playing multiple sports.  Pat received his NARI Lead Carpenter Certifiaction in 2018.

Jim Zaja

Jim joined the Brillo team in 2011 as  Lead Carpenter and has become a vital part of the company since.  In 2018 Jim transitioned into a sales role and now leads that department.


With decades of experience in construction and a down to earth approach, Jim helps guide not only projects but the company successfully.


Jim is an avid outdoorsman, loving hunting, fishing, and boating with his wife and two daughters.  In his spare time, he enjoys spending time up north and taking on his own home improvement projects.

Mike J. Bovee

Mike has been around home remodeling his entire life and joined his dad, one of the original founders in 1999.  Today he leads our production crew and has a vast knowledge of construction that he imparts on the rest of our team.

Quality craftsmanship and communication are Mike’s strong suits and he finds it rewarding to deliver that product to our clients.

Mike is an avid sports fan, loving to go to Packers and Brewers games.  He also trains Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with his son and coaches his daughter’s soccer team.  Whenever they have free time him and his wife, Melissa love to spend time cooking or outside with their kids and dogs.

Melissa Bovee

Melissa has been an interior designer with Brillo since 2006.  Since that time her role has evolved to also overseeing the creative direction for the company.  This includes managing the Design Department and marketing.  She achieved her Certification for Kitchen a Bath Remodeler in 2010.

Melissa enjoys helping people create a beautiful and functional space that they love coming home to.  She believes that a well-designed home can impact the way we live. And that when you think of it like that, form has a  function.

She met her husband Mike when she joined the company.  Together they have a passion for quality designs and construction.  They love hiking and exploring outdoors with their two children and their doggos.  Melissa also enjoys yoga, painting, and reading.

Alicia Dernetz

Alicia, the office manager at Brillo, has 3 children and was born and raised in Upper Michigan.  She loves the Midwest people.  In her free time, you can generally find her taxiing her 3 boys around to friend’s houses and activities.  She also enjoys bowling with her family, and traveling.  About working for Brillo, she says, “I couldn’t think of a better place to be.  Brillo is my extended family and I plan to be here for many years to come!”