meet our team

meet the team that makes it happen

JAKE BROWN
OWNER
jake@winston-brown.com

Jake Brown is the second generation owner of Winston Brown Remodeling. Jake began working for Winston Brown in 1996 while attending high school at Shawnee Heights. Following high school, Jake attended Allen County Community College and The University of Kansas. Jake started working construction full time with Winston Brown in 2005. In 2007, Jake took over the ownership and all operations of the Topeka Office.


In 2015, he was named to Professional Remodeler Magazine's prestigious 40 Under 40 list of professional remodelers from around the US. And in August 2017 was named the NAHB Remodeler of the Month. Jake is a member of the Topeka Area Building Association (formerly THBA) and is proud to serve as the 2017 Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is also active in the Topeka 20-30 Club, and the NAHB 20 Clubs.

GARY BROWN
founder
gary@winston-brown.com

Gary Brown founded Winston Brown Construction in 1974 in Lawrence, Kansas. The company quickly expanded into Topeka, Kansas. In 1987, Gary was hired by CBS Television to begin a weekly remodeling show called Home Revision. A few years later Gary hosted another program called Around the House. Gary's warm and inviting personality has always made it easy for our customers to feel comfortable partnering with us. The Topeka Home Builders Association appointed Gary to the Board of Directors in 1998. After 4 years, he was elected the first remodeler in THBA history to serve as President. Today Gary runs the Lawrence location and Jake runs the Topeka location. Gary married his wife Joyce in 1987. Between the two of them they have been blessed with 5 children and 4 grandchildren.

monica parsel
designer | estimator
monica@winston-brown.com

With more than 10 years of experience in the residential design industry, Monica has a quick eye for detail and begins to conceive a space from the very first meeting.  She notes that her greatest accomplishments are her kiddos and her work.  She is also an avid cheesecake lover!

Cheryl lee
business manager
cheryl@winston-brown.com

Cheryl is skilled at being organized, listening, and developing systems and processes.  She is passionate about raising awareness for Lupus, and loves to spend time with and cheer on her boys.  Her favorite team is K-State and she loves gummy bears!

Chuck renner
project coordinator
chuck@winston-brown.com

Chuck is the life of our office family! He is skilled at carpentry and uses his many years of field experience to problem solve even the toughest projects.  He notes that his greatest accomplishment are his four children.  Outside of work one of his favorite hobbies is to hunt mushrooms.

MATT METHENY
PROJECT MANAGER
matt@winston-brown.com

True to the trade, Matt is skilled at working with his hands!  His field experience helps him to manage all of the job sites and keep everyone up to date on progress.  He notes that his greatest accomplishment is his wife and three children. In his spare time he likes to go trail riding on quads,  fish and camp.

cARLA KENNEDY
mARKETING | CLIENT RELATIONS
carla@winston-brown.com

Carla is skilled at creating graphic designs and templates.  She also loves meeting with our clients to see the transformations made to their space.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, as well as sewing and other various crafting!

rachel watson
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
rachel@winston-brown.com

Rachel is skilled at keeping the office organized.  She is passionate about advocating for Austism and notes that her greatest accomplishment is raising her daughters to be respectful and kind, young ladies.  Outside of work she loves to do DIY projects!

DAN HIBBERT
LEAD CARPENTER


michael jacques
LEAD CARPENTER


Bart olsen
lead carpenter
CHRIS WILLIAMS
LEAD CARPENTER


pHIL dITTMER
cARPENTER


tIM jONES
CARPENTER


thad miller
CARPENTER


brian reames
carpenter


STEVE ETZEL
PAINTER/CARPENTER


SCOTT BRIMER
PAINTER
ROYCE NELSON
DELIVERY DRIVER


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