third-generation, award winning, licensed general contractors

The Carey Bros.

James and Morris Carey are third-generation, East Bay, licensed general contractors. Carey Bros. Remodeling has been making home improvement dreams come true for Bay Area homeowners for over forty years. As a Design/Build Remodeling Company, Carey Bros. works with its clients to create a design concept, scope of work, construction drawings, fixtures and finish selections, and state-of-the-art 3-D modeling. The Carey Bros. Team prides itself on being thorough from start to finish and can’t emphasize enough the importance of good planning. They offer their customers top quality craftsmanship, a fixed price, a computerized estimate, firm start and finish dates, and a five-year written guarantee. As self-professed “hometown boys” the Carey Brothers are particularly proud of remodeling one of Brentwood’s oldest homes, which earned them the National Association of the Remodeling Industry’s coveted Contractor of the Year Award. You can catch the Carey Brother’s sharing their passion during their “On The House” home improvement radio program Saturday mornings on AM 810 KGO and AM 560 KSFO.

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The smiling faces behind Carey Bros. Remodeling

Our team

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Carol Carey

Design Specialist

Carol Carey
Design Specialist

I married my high school sweetheart, Morris Carey in 1991 and Carey Brothers Remodeling in 1992! It was my chance to trade what I loved doing as avocation for a true occupation, design and space planning.

Keeping up with “what’s new and exciting” in design and materials is by far at the top of my favorites to do list. Research of all kinds, which creates a volume of knowledge for my clients to use in their design development and the ability to help solve existing problems with a space.

In our spare time my husband Morris and I love old movies, adventures, photography, travel, cooking together and time with our family.

Jamie Altman

Jamie Altman

Marketing Coordinator

Jamie Altman
Marketing Coordinator

What I love most about my job is hosting client appreciation events.
 
I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling since 2017, when my career in the remodeling industry began.
 
One of my favorite things about the industry is seeing the amazing before and after transformations that our team achieves!
 
Outside of work, I cherish time spent with my high school sweetheart husband and our two children, Adeline and Oliver. I enjoy traveling, photography, decorating and fixing up our 1950's rancher!

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Kasey Reck

Purchasing Agent

Kasey Reck
Office Manager & Project Coordinator

What I love most about my job is being able to assist my team and our amazing clients in getting their dream homes. 

I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling and apart of the remodeling industry since 2019.

One of my favorite things about the industry is being able to help our customers find the best prices to make their dream remodel affordable. 

Outside of work, I like to spend my free time with family and friends enjoying the outdoors. 

James Carey

James Carey

Co-Owner

James Carey

James Carey

Co-Owner

James Carey
Co-Owner

What I love most about my job is my customers. There is nothing about what I do that brings me more joy and personal satisfaction than a happy customer!
 
I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling since 1984 and a part of the remodeling industry since 1981. I began working as a laborer for my brother in 1981 and worked my way up the ranks as a carpenter and eventually learned many trades. In 1984 my brother and I partnered and have been working together ever since. My life’s journey has been nothing short of amazing!
 
One of my favorite things about the industry is experiencing the unbelievable transformation that occurs when we work on someone’s home. Although most people focus on the “sizzle” or finished appearance of a project, there is so much more that we do. We create more “elbow room”, which means more comfort. We improve energy efficiency, improve safety and, in general, make life around the house more enjoyable. What could be better?
 
Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife of 40 years. We love to travel, boat, play golf, and most importantly, spend time with our three beautiful children and three precious grandchildren. We have more blessings than we could possibly begin to count. It truly is a “wonderful life.”

morris carey

Morris Carey

Co-Owner

Morris Carey
Co-Owner

What I love about my job is seeing the plans I draw come to life. Even more, I love seeing the unbelievably fine quality our team produces. 
 
I began in construction in 1976. I created Carey Construction in 1978. I have been building and remodeling for 45 years and I have loved every second.
 
For me, the best part of remodeling is working for one family at a time. Each project is extremely personal unique to the family for whom we work.
 
Outside of work, I love spending every extra minute snuggling with my wife. I fell in love with her over 60 years ago. We love to cook together, and we love to travel and take pictures. When I grow up, I want to be just like her.

Matt Keesis

Matt Keesis

Project Manager

Matt Keesis
Field Superintendent

What I love most about my job is seeing the transformations we make to client's homes and seeing their reaction once we’re complete.

I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling since 2017 and a part of the remodeling industry since 1996. I started in high school and have been in the field ever since.

One of my favorite things about the industry is always working on something new and different. In remodeling, no two jobs are alike.

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends going camping, fishing, exploring the outdoors, gardening and watching hockey.

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Wesley Rosenbaum

Warehouse Manager

Wesley Rosenbaum
Warehouse Manager

What I love most about my job is working with the team and learning something new every day.

I have been with Carey Bros. Remodeling since 2020 when my career in the remodeling industry began.

One of my favorite things about the industry is working on a project and seeing the end results.

Outside of work, I like to ride my jet ski and motorcycles. I also enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

David Tellez

David Tellez

Craftsman

David Tellez
Craftsman

What I love most about my job is painting.

I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling and a part of the remodeling industry since 2008.

One of my favorite things about the industry is the people I work with at Carey Bros. Remodeling. The bosses are very good people and I am very happy there.
 
Outside of work, I enjoy soccer and spending time with my family!

Our Team 6

William Sean Barnes

Craftsman

Sean Barnes
Craftsman

What I love most about my job is the talent I have for finish work.

I am one of the newest members at Carey Bros. Remodeling, but I have been a part of the remodeling industry for 30 years.

One of my favorite things about the industry is making things with my hands.
 
Outside of work, I am a proud crew member on a professional NHRA drag racing team!

Our Team 7

Michelle Dolinka-Shaw

Design Specialist

Michelle Dolinka-Shaw
Design Specialist

Michelle started her career in the interior design field 15 years ago working in different areas through out the industry. After a couple years working for a kitchen and bath plumbing/ tile showroom in the staging and furnishings area, she decided to switch her degree from special education to interior design.

After getting her Degree in Interior Design in 2009, she started working for design/build firms. Over the last 12 years she worked in all areas of the design/build process. From meeting the client and helping them build the design that best fits their wants and needs to taking care of the project management. At time, she would even switch out her heels and pencils for her work boots and tools to help and get the job done.

With her knowledge of project management, construction, cabinet building and installing, and countertop fabrication she excels in not only helping her clients with their remodel, but she also educates them in the process and setting their expectations so they can feel confident before, during, and after their remodeling experience.

Alisa Harvey

Design Specialist

Alisa Harvey
Design Specialist

What I love the most about my job is the great team we have and the wonderful clients we meet. It feels like one big happy family!

I have been at Carey Brothers. Remodeling since February of this year and a part of the remodeling industry for 35 years. I worked as an Interior Designer, Cabinetry and Kitchen & Bath Designer, Model Home Merchandising and Consulting.

One of my favorite things about the industry is seeing how happy the clients are with the amazing transformations we do for them and making long and lasting friendships.

Outside of work, I love to throw pottery, painting with acrylics and hanging with my 4 beautiful daughters along with my childhood sweetheart and husband of 35 years.

Our Team 8

Tracee Gonzalez

Design Specialist

Tracee Gonzalez
Design Specialist

What I love most about my job is the design process and finding creative ways to problem solve. 
 
I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling since September 2022. Started my career in apparel design in 2001 and switched over to interior design in 2018. 
 
One of my favorite things about the industry is the before and after photos! 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 daughters, taking care of my succulent and cactus garden, meeting new people and exploring new places and most of all,  my daily sudoku puzzle! 

Tracee uses her experience in design, cabinetry and project planning to deliver a clean and fresh approach to her home remodel projects. She understands that the design is in the details and takes pride in the level of attention she pays to every aspect of a project.  She has a track record of creating spaces that are as beautiful as they are functional, continuing to merge her love of math and the arts into home remodeling. Tracee uses nature, people and places as inspiration in her work.  If your taste is modern, traditional, contemporary, or transitional, her designs will create an amazing space. Bringing thought and love of design into every project, she enjoys seeing her clients happy!

Our Team 9

Mike Hamel

 Craftsman

Mike Hamel
Craftsman

What I love most about my job is the crew, the clients and doing what I love to do.

I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling since October 17, 2022, and a part of the remodeling industry since 1985, when my career in the construction trade started.

One of my favorite things about the industry is seeing the clients faces and the joy we bring them when the job is complete.

Outside of work, I enjoy fishing, riding my Harley street glide, spending time with my wife, and smoking meat on my Treager.

Our Team 10

Chris Browning

Craftsman

Chris Browning
Craftsman

What I love about my job is most of the work is local and Carey Bros is a great place to work.

I have been at Carey Bros since October 2021 and a part of the remodeling industry since 1982.

One of my favorite things about the industry is the fact that I get to work at a lot of different trades so I'm not doing the same thing all the time.

Outside of work I like to spend time with my son and daughter and my 3 dogs. I enjoy playing guitar and recording music at home.

Our Team 8

Tracee Gonzalez

Design Specialist

Tracee Gonzalez
Design Specialist

What I love most about my job is the design process and finding creative ways to problem solve. 
 
I have been at Carey Bros. Remodeling since September 2022. Started my career in apparel design in 2001 and switched over to interior design in 2018. 
 
One of my favorite things about the industry is the before and after photos! 

Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 2 daughters, taking care of my succulent and cactus garden, meeting new people and exploring new places and most of all,  my daily sudoku puzzle! 

Tracee uses her experience in design, cabinetry and project planning to deliver a clean and fresh approach to her home remodel projects. She understands that the design is in the details and takes pride in the level of attention she pays to every aspect of a project.  She has a track record of creating spaces that are as beautiful as they are functional, continuing to merge her love of math and the arts into home remodeling. Tracee uses nature, people and places as inspiration in her work.  If your taste is modern, traditional, contemporary, or transitional, her designs will create an amazing space. Bringing thought and love of design into every project, she enjoys seeing her clients happy!

nationally recognized consumer advocates and experts on home building and renovation.

advocacy, awards & honors

Carey Brothers
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In addition to their remodeling company, James and Morris are nationally recognized consumer advocates and experts on home building and renovation. Their achievements during the past 33 years include: Co-hosting “On The House.”, a nationally syndicated home improvement radio talk show. They have also penned a column for “The Family Handyman” magazine — a Readers Digest publication. For over 2 decades, their nationally syndicated newspaper column was distributed by the associated press to over 750 newspapers across the U.S.

The brothers have acted as home improvement “family members” on the Hallmark Channel‘s hit daytime magazine show “Home and Family.” Morris and James have also acted as home improvement editors on CBS News Saturday Morning, The Discovery Channel’s Home Matters, HGTV’s Smart Solutions and PBS’s Right On The Money… among others. In addition, The Careys are also authors of two “For Dummies” books, including Home Remodeling, Home Maintenance 1st and 2nd editions. They have also contributed to Home Improvement All-In-One For Dummies, Living Well In A Down Economy, and several Dummies pamphlets.