Rob Hellyer is the owner and President of Premier Remodeling and Construction, L.P. which was founded in 2002.
Rob has spent his entire career in the construction and engineering industries, with 26 years of experience in project management of multinational engineering firms. It all started at the age of 12, when Rob worked weekends with his father on various residential and commercial remodeling projects and custom homes. He began his adult career in the industry in 1976 at Brown & Root.
Customer satisfaction is Rob’s number one goal, as he takes great pride in his work. He is a proud member of the Greater Houston Builders Association, becoming a board member for GHBA in 2005, serving as its Vice President in 2019 and installed as President in 2020. He was also a member of the Houston Archaeological & Historical Commission from 2009 to 2017, giving him a unique expertise on homes located within the older, more historical neighborhoods of Houston. Other accolades include Certified Graduate Remodeler, Graduate Master Builder, and Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist from the National Association of Home Builders.
Rob, who has resided in the Houston Heights for over nine years, has a strong commitment to animals and has a constant companion in his fur baby, Belle (see Belle’s profile below).
Britta Clayton, Project and Administrative Coordinator
Britta Clayton serves as the Project and Administrative Coordinator and Assistant to the President. She joined the Premier Remodeling family in March 2017. Britta began her career in the commercial real estate/property management world in 1988. Over the past 30 years, she’s worked with internationally renowned companies such as RE/MAX International, PM Realty Group, CB Richard Ellis, Jones Lang LaSalle and The Richland Companies, providing her with a rich industry background in real estate. This, coupled with her outstanding management and leadership skills, give Britta a unique insight into home remodeling, customer service and client satisfaction.
In her spare time, Britta is a Fluid Acrylic Artist. She has almost 200 tutorial videos and close to 11,000 subscribers on YouTube (Britt Clayton Design) since she started her channel in June 2021. Britta was invited to be a Guest Artist Instructor with some of the best fluid acrylic artists in the world at the Fluid Art Experience in Seattle, WA in April 2023. She displays her art in several local restaurants and offers classes to learn this intriguing new art form. All of her pieces are for sale and can be seen at www.BrittClaytonDesign.com.
Stephen McNiel, Project Manager
Stephen McNiel joined the Premier family as Project Manager in August 2023 after owning a successful and award-winning design-build remodeling company in Houston for 30 years. Historic renovation is one of his specialties, as he’s purchased, renovated and sold dozens of houses in Historic Houston over the last three decades. Stephen currently serves on the Houston Archeological and Historical Commission and understands all of the historic guidelines and processes. He has lived in Houston his entire life and is well acquainted with the history and character of all neighborhoods in the Greater Houston area. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys spending time at the lake. He also runs a small, non-profit organization dedicated to father/daughter relationships – www.fdtexas.org.
Belle is the official mascot and guard dog for Premier Remodeling and takes her duties very seriously.
Rob adopted Belle in March 2010 when she was about nine months old, and July 4th was thereafter proclaimed as her birthday. Belle is a big girl as she is a Bull Mastiff mix, but don’t let her size scare you. She’s one of the most friendly, lovable dogs you’ll ever meet.
Her favorite activities include taking long, luxurious naps throughout the day, showing off her smarts by shaking, sitting and laying for “treats”, going for walks on the beach and playing in the water (not too deep, though!), and letting everyone in the office know when a stranger approaches. She especially enjoys hanging out of our second story window and watching the children as they’re released from the school across the street at the end of the day.
Belle is definitely one of the Premier Remodeling family and everyone that comes into contact with her falls instantly in love.
Ozzie came to reside with Rob and Premier July of 2022. He was found alone in a dog park by our new Project Manager, Stephen McNiel, who brought him home and took him to the vet to get checked out. He wasn’t collared or chipped, so he knew of no one to contact. Rob had been looking for another dog to keep Belle company so when Stephen found Ozzie, it became clear he was destined to become part of the Premier family (actually it sounds like they both were!). He is an Australian cattle dog, hence his new name, “Ozzie”. Ozzie is very protective of his territory and his people and finds it necessary to bark and sniff at everyone coming into the office, but after a few minutes, he usually settles down. He loves chewing on ice and remote controls (bad dog!) and catching bits of food mid-air. He’s extremely playful and loves to give and receive affection.