The Story of

Story Hill Renovations

What began as a hobby turned into a passion.

Lifelong Milwaukee area residents, the “story” began in a Story Hill neighborhood bungalow in 2006.

Both Jack and Tom grew up around family members who were involved in carpentry and the residential rehab and rental business. Best friends since the early 90’s, with a shared passion for the Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee architecture, Jack Golatke and Tom Mainville began their journey in 2006 renovating vintage Milwaukee area homes as a part time labor of love.

At the time, Jack was in sales with Amerock Hardware and Tom was in his 18th year as the general manager of Kopp’s Frozen Custard in Brookfield. As the rehab market came to a screeching halt in 2007, the focus changed from rehabbing homes to the possibility of going into the remodeling industry. The possibility became a reality as both took the leap of faith to start the business in the spring of 2007.

Jack and Tom love the challenge to seamlessly blend today’s modern conveniences into the charm and character of yesteryear. The company’s core values include providing a high level of service and quality to all clients and their projects. We also value the community and recognize the importance of being a strong community partner in the areas we serve. Story Hill Renovations is rooted in trust and has grown on the recognition and appreciation that all our clients trust our firm with the keys to their home to successfully complete each project. Their trust will drive our firm to deliver a high quality remodeling experience for years to come.

“Story Hill did an excellent job with our kitchen and half-bath remodel! They had great ideas and maintained a very professional approach throughout the whole project. We really appreciated their open-mindedness and how they incorporated our feedback into the design. There were a few setbacks (as there would be of any large project like ours), but they did a great job handling those and overcoming the challenges. It was a pleasure to work with them[.]”

Michael M.