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Local Artisans, Craftsmen, & Designers

Cody Grimes


Cody grew up in Mechanicsburg area and always loved creating things with his hands. After finishing high school, Cody attended Penn Tech College where he was part of the Architectural Millwork program. After graduating, he still desired to learn more. So he traveled to Maine and attended theCenter for Furniture Craftsmanship where he was part of a 9-month comprehensive program studying fine furniture making. When he returned home, he continued his training under a master carpenter, spent a year in a commercial cabinet shop, and an additional 3 years in fabrication and engineering of commercial cabinetry. In 2009 Cody decided to start his own company initially known as MC Designs. Cody loves all the aspects of his job, but especially listening to a customer's dream and make it come to life. He enjoys kitchen and bath remodels the most because they offer all parts of the trades for a short period of time. He says, “They also have the most detail of any room in a house and unlimited design ideas. No two spaces or designs are the same which makes them all fun and unique to do.” Cody currently lives in Dauphin and says his dream house remodel would include using multiple materials and finishes to create a unique environment in any room of his house. He also added he would definitely need to have a coffee bar! In his spare time, you’ll find him continuing to work with his hands-on indoor and outdoor projects. He loves seeing progress in all aspects of what he’s working on.

Greg Kimmel


Greg is a Mechanicsburg native with a passion for cars and carpentry. After realizing his interest in the trades, Greg focused on taking electrician and carpentry coursework. Upon graduation, Greg worked in the roofing industry. Choosing to focus his carpentry skills on interior remodeling, he sought out opportunities to work under master carpenters, plumbers, and electricians. In addition, he served as a contractor for Anderson Windows & Doors. Having gained experience in a wide variety of related building trades, Greg chose to start his own remodeling business. In 2013, Greg became Cody Grimes’ business partner and helped change MC Designs into ReMod Squad. While Greg loves the challenge that each unique remodel brings, his favorite remodels are kitchens. He truly enjoys the craftsmanship opportunities kitchen present. And, because kitchens often require a variety of carpentry, electrical, and plumbing, he gets to touch on all his building passions. Greg currently lives in Boiling Springs with his family. When he’s not remodeling homes, you’ll find him outdoors in the wild.

Our Squad

Local Craftsmen & Craftswomen

The team is very likable. All very professional and easy to deal with...

You all are incredible. We love our ReMod Squad kitchen!

Christina Person Facebook Review

I love that your company’s integrity shows in every job!

Carole Nichols Facebook Review

Great company, I highly recommend them.

Bambi Myers Facebook Review

Great group to work with during remodels and emergencies. Conscientious and caring. Highly recommend!!

Gloria Boyer Facebook Review

We had a wonderful experience working with ReMod Squad. They did an excellent job on our bathroom. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. Every day they left the room clean and vacuumed. The pricing was very fair. We highly recommend them for any remodel that you are considering.

Mary Brown Facebook Review

Professional and responsive to customers suggestions. They also can think outside the box. Old house construction is especially tricky but the process doesn’t phase them. When the find a problem they fix it.

They are always prompt, meet the schedule they promise, and clean up well after they finish a job.

I enjoyed the whole process. From the very 1st meeting with Cody, to the end of the project.

What a great company to work with. I had never used a contractor before and these guys made me feel so comfortable. I am ecstatic with my new walk-in shower. I am looking forward to having Remod Squad do other projects. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Nancy W Facebook Review

Very personable and professional. They will work with you on even small jobs and you can trust that whatever they do will be done right. I have never had to call them back about a job but I have no doubt that if I did, they would be here...not just disappear like some contractors have been know to do.

Doris R Facebook Review

I highly recommend ReMod Squad! From the very first meeting to discuss my project to the end of my project, I was pleased with how prompt, professional, and personable the entire team is! I live in a very old log house where nothing is square, and nothing phased these guys! Beautiful work!!! I can't wait to have them back for more projects.

Lynn B Facebook Review

We had a wonderful experience working with ReMod Squad. They did an excellent job on our bathroom. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. Every day they left the room clean and vacuumed. The pricing was very fair. We highly recommend them for any remodel that you are considering

Mary B Facebook Review

Cody & his team were a pleasure to work with...I couldn't believe how fast they were while still maintaining high-quality work. Everything was done by the book and our inspections went flawlessly.

Alex J Basement Remodel, York Haven

Ken Quaid

Master Electrician

Ken Quaid has been a master electrician for over 20 years. He has worked all through the central and eastern United States, getting to experience much of the country but will always call the Harrisburg area ‘home’. He started with ReMod Squad in 2020 and is very happy with the role he’s been able to play within the company. He’s known as the “old man” of the bunch, but considers this bunch of young men some of the best he’s worked with as they care about their craft as he does. Ken resides in Dauphin, Pennsylvania and loves spending time on his 16 acre spread, walking his big dogs in the woods. He is married to a fine woman from Lithuania and absolutely adores her. Ken encourages others to work with ReMod Squad as he believes, “we are both fair and will give you a quality renovation.”

Matt Hockensmith

Matt graduated from Big Spring High school and went on to HACC to obtain a degree in HVAC. With 26+ years under his work belt he joined the Squad in July of 2021. He says the best part of working with ReMod Squad is the teamwork mentality between his co-workers. Matt’s dream remodel would include creating an outdoor kitchen and patio area that would be great for entertaining. When not at work, he enjoys working in his garden, going hunting and fishing, and spending time out at camp in Raystown with his wife and two dogs.

Phil Smerling

Material Specialist

Philip grew up in Mechanicsburg and graduated from Cumberland Valley High School with Cody and Greg. After graduation, he explored his interest in graphic design at California University of Pennsylvania but ultimately found his passion for cooking. He was the head chef at Bethany Village and the Boiling Springs Tavern for approximately 10 years before deciding to change his career path and joining Cody and Greg in home remodeling. Since joining ReMod Squad, Philip has expanded his knowledge and held different positions within the company from a laborer to lead foreman to his current position as the Material Specialist. Philip currently still resides in the Mechanicsburg area with his wife and 3 children. In his spare time, you can find him fishing or working on his own house remodel.

Tyler Lebo

Service Manager

Tyler graduated from Northern High School in 2002. Tyler has been working in the construction field since graduating high school. He spent 6 years in commercial construction, 5 years in commercial and residential alternative energy, and 5 years in residential remodeling.

With all of his experience, he has been a welcome addition to the squad. While on the job, Tyler says he most enjoys tiling jobs and finishing trim work. These jobs come close to the end of a remodel, which gets Tyler excited about revealing the final product and ultimately returning the freshly updated space back to the homeowner. Tyler also believes that the best part of working for ReMod Squad is, “Working alongside your friends all day and still being able to maintain a healthy relationship outside of work.”

Tyler is a social guy and loves to spend time with friends and family. His dream remodel project would be to build a huge deck and paver patio that would allow him to entertain. When he’s not working, he loves hunting, fishing, and family life.

Jayson Elhajj

Jayson is from the Middletown area and graduated from Middletown Area High School. Jayson has always kept himself busy with work. He’s worked in a few warehouses, retail and restaurant positions, and recently as an insulator for about a year and a half.

Jayson enjoys working on kitchens the most. Kitchens are where all the food is made and all the best conversations are had. Jayson says the best part of joining ReMod squad has been “being part of the family that everyone here has created.”

If Jayson’s dream remodel project could come to life, it would be restoring an old farmhouse. Every aspect from the complete gut to finish

Jayson’s first love is art. He’s an artist who mostly enjoys creating graphite portraits. Ultimately though, he loves creating all kinds of art.

Nick Bixler

Nick grew up in the area and attended Central Dauphin East High School. After high school and for the past 5 years, Nick worked for a flooring company. Then in 2018, he joined us at ReMod Squad and has been a welcome addition.

Nick says that his favorite remodeling job is completing a bathroom. He enjoys completing tile showers and likes watching the project come together. He says the best part of working at ReMod Squad is, “working with such a great crew which makes the work enjoyable.”

If Nick could complete his dream remodel project it would be a nice kitchen. He’d like to have concrete countertops as well as a backsplash that gives a nice contrast.

Allen Jacobs

Allen grew up in the area and attended Susquenita High School in 2016. While attending high school Allen also went to Cumberland Perry Area Vocational Technical School. While going to VoTec, he studied Automotive Technology for 3 years. Upon completing, he received his Inspection and Emissions license.

Allen has worked for a local drywall company and a home builder hanging drywall and framing ceilings for modular homes. He is most fond of any sorts of the tiling process. He truly excels in hanging drywall. He loves working for Remod Squad because “It’s a great and very happy environment”.

His dream remodel project on his own home would be finishing the basement into a man cave with a gigantic master bathroom. Outside of working with Remod Squad, you can find Allen tinkering with his trucks, cars, and 4-wheelers. You may even find him fishing or out in the mud driving his mud truck.

Pat Holjes


With over 30 years in the industry, you can always count on Pat to help you find a design that showcases her client’s style while offering the functionality that they need. Her own personal design style can be described as eclectic and Brizo products has been fun for her to work with, it’s no wonder that when she isn’t bringing designs to reality that she is enjoying her time reading, cooking or in the garden.

Austyn Bynaker

Austyn grew up in the Harrisburg area where he attended Dauphin County Technical School and graduated in 2014. In school he specialized in electrical construction and was able to experience all the other programs they had to offer. During his senior year of school, he worked for property managers and for Lowes, through co-op, doing electrical and other carpentry projects. After graduation, he furthered his career by subcontracting in commercial and residential electric, where he eventually met the ReMod Squad crew.  Austyn started with Remod Squad in early 2021. He just loved how kind and professional all the guys on the team were and couldn’t wait to keep utilizing his skills as a professional. His favorite part of working with ReMod Squad is, “How the team works together to tackle any project and all of the amazing customers we get to work with.” His dream remodel project would be building a new dock on the creek at his current Camp Hill home.

William Berger- aka “English”

English grew up in The Outer Banks area of NC and has always loved building or creating things with his hands. After finishing high school, he attended college in Central Florida before returning to The Outer Banks and beginning his career in home remodeling. After working for years in the field under a seasoned builder, he decided to open his own business, primarily focusing on exterior applications. Coming to Central PA for new job opportunities after the 2008 market crash, his experience has continued to grow and round out. English joined the squad in July of 2021. While he definitely loves the challenges and unique opportunities that each remodel brings, his passions still remain with the exteriors as “curb appeal” is one of your first impressions of a home. His dream reno project would probably be a lengthy exterior restoration/update of a Victorian-style mansion. English currently lives in Enola with his family. When he’s not working on the clock, you’ll often find him and his wife immersed in a home improvement project of their own, or at a Renaissance Festival and/or experiencing some outdoor fun with their children.

Wil Boyer

Will grew up in Marysville and is a graduate of Susquenita High School. Upon finishing school, he joined the Army and served for 6 years as a combat engineer and EO. He was stationed in Fort Benning, GA and completed deployments to Iraq. After leaving the service, he worked 3 years with Deblin Inc working on heavy highway construction. He then was employed with Tricon installing acoustic ceilings. Will joined ReMod Squad in December of 2020. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend of 7 years and their 3 dogs. Will’s dream remodel would be to fix up his childhood home that sits along the river in Marysville.