Meet Our Team
After more than seven years in the commercial and residential construction business, working on multiple projects throughout the United States, Matthew Graham began Palmetto Renovations (2013) out of his desire to start a small family run business on the northeast side of Columbia. What began as a small-scale renovations company, has developed into what is now an all-encompassing renovations company for both, commercial and residential construction projects. With a home builders license, Palmetto Renovations has the ability to build a home from the ground up. However, staying true to his roots, Matthew Graham has decided to keep Palmetto Renovations primarily focused on home renovations, remodeling, and house flipping.
Director of Sales
Renee joins Palmetto Renovations with 30 years of experience in the commercial and residential industry. Her passion is renovation and design. She enjoys assisting the client in turning their home into a warm and inviting space for everyone to enjoy. She enjoys being a part of a family oriented firm where the potential to grow is unlimited. She loves that Palmetto Renovations is professional in every way, and enables the team to complete any project, whether large or small, for your home or business. Renee`s Motto: Make it beautiful, make it liveable!
Melody is originally from Sc and has several years of background in Construction and Remodeling. She started out as a Kitchen and Bath Cabinet Designer and moved quickly into Renovations. She has always loved Interior Design and spends most of her down time either watching HGTV or fishing on Lake Murray with her husband .Together they have four children 3 dogs and one kitty.
Debbie recently relocated to Columbia from San Diego, California. She has 32 years of experience in residential property management. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and running with her German Shepard. She loves working with her clients to turn their homes into something they have always dreamed of.
Hi! My name is Jordan Velazquez. I am one of the newest team members at Palmetto Renovations and will find the answers to any questions you may have. I have lived in the Columbia area for 16 years. I enjoy cooking, reading, and traveling to new places. Renovations and interior design are huge interests of mine, because I truly enjoy seeing spaces transform into something new and beautiful.
Gabriele has been with Palmetto Renovations since February 2019 and checks our projects for the safety and cleanliness on site. When she is not in field, she assists our office with the day-to-day procedures. “Gabi” is a German native and has an exceptional eye for detail. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
Assistant Project Manager
A well-rounded contractor with 12 years of experience, Charles has a passion for building. Seeing someone’s idea or project come together is one of the most rewarding things for him. He always sports a smile and has a great work ethic. Charles` Motto: “Tell me how I can help you!”
Assistant Project Manager
Stevan Brown is originally from Rochester New York. Brown loves spending time with his two daughters as well as working for Palmetto Renovations. Brown grew up learning construction. Stevan Brown has been working in new construction and renovations for 13 years. He has a passion for food, working on cars, and spending time with his daughters.
Tile Technician and Plumber
James Johnson is originally from Columbia South Carolina. He's a proud father of two daughters, ages 10 & 22. James received his license in pluming in the year of 1983. James enjoys working for Palmetto Renovations, meeting new people and spending time with his daughters.
Ivan has joined the Palmetto Renovations team as our project coordinator. His background includes residential and commercial new construction. You will find Ivan on various job sites throughout the day overseeing all of Palmetto Renovation`s projects, ensuring the quality of workmanship and the timely performances on behalf of each client. Our clients will meet Ivan before each project begins, to allow him to have an overview of the scope of work. He is the team member who sees the project from start to finish. Ivan keeps our team members motivate and our clients energized with his humor and unique sense of drive.
Zinda is our experience painter of 15 years. She has been a valuable part of Palmetto Renovations for the past 3 years. In addition to being a lead painter, she is a team leader in overseeing the cleanliness of our job sites. She attends to all needs on site as they arise. No stranger to hard work, she has expanded her ability and knowledge in sheetrock repair finishing as well as trim work and exterior repair. Outside of work, Zinda likes to spend time with her family and friends.
Ubaldo is a man of many talents. He is stellar in sheetrock finishing, as well as tile and grout install. He is very determined in completing a project timely and efficiently. He like to be left alone to complete his finish product. Clients speak of him as very kind and gentle natured. You will find him to be quiet and concentrating on his project. He is very proud of his workmanship as he presents it to the clients. You will enjoy your finished product at the completion of his work. Ubaldo`s motto: Tile is sleek and drywall is necessary.
Luis joins Palmetto Renovations as one of our newest team members. He is a native of the Dominican Republic and always has a smile on his face. At all times, he assists the crew with various needs to move the project along and makes sure the client has a smooth experience with the technicians on site. In his spare time, he is a strengthening coach of his church and community. He enjoys helping others advance their lives for the common good.
Neri is our team player. He is willing to assist any team member on any projects. Demo is his specialty. He enjoys “Demo Day and cleanup”. Tear down the old and start fresh with the new. Hurry up and clean up so we can see where we are going. The crew always knows they can count on him as a strong member to help move the project along. In his off time, Neri is a chef. He enjoys cooking up new dishes for family and friends.
I was originally born in Maine. I moved to the Columbia area about 2 years ago. I have one year of experience in the field. In my spare time I like to play disc golf.