Rob Hellyer, Owner
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 and his wife, Andrea, who have resided in the Houston Heights for over nine years, have a strong commitment to animals and have three fur babies at home, Belle, Ruby and Mini.
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.
Having four grown children and three grandchildren gives Britta the perfect excuse to travel, and in her free time she enjoys playing golf, movie watching, attending Astros games and dividing her attention between her three cats, Addy, Spicy and Monster.
Her obsession with super heroes, specifically Wonder Woman, started when she was in the first grade and is made clear when you see her custom license plate: 1DRWOMN.
Penny King, Project Manager
Penny King joined the Premier Remodeling family in 2019 as Project Manager, holds almost 30 years of experience in the construction industry and is licensed as a General Contractor in New Mexico, Nevada and California. Penny received her Masters degree in Business/Project Management from the American Intercontinental University in Illinois.
Her experience spans from proposal development and bids to wood flooring, tile, stairways, cabinets, dry wall installation and repair, and so much more. Penny’s passion for excellence has brought her to where she is today, and she carries that passion with her through every remodeling project she works on.
In her spare time, Penny enjoys fishing and playing golf.
Juan Canales, Project Manager II
Juan Canales joined Premier Remodeling in 2019 as a Project Manager II. After graduating with a B.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2012, he previously worked for BakerRipley as a Project Manager. During that time, Juan was part of a team that helped rebuild 1,000 homes throughout Harris County from damages caused by Hurricane Harvey.
During his time off, Juan enjoys spending time with his wife, Angela. They both recently discovered a passion for travel, starting on their honeymoon getaway to Costa Rica. When not traveling, you’ll find Juan and Angela rooting on Houston’s sports teams, particularly the Astros.
Coleen Baker, Project Development Specialist
In 2020, Coleen Baker was welcomed into the Premier Family as the Project Development Specialist. With over 20 years of combined commercial experience in Design and Construction at Continental Airlines, followed by residential project management and estimating with Greymark Construction, Coleen was the perfect person for the job. Married for 25 years with 3 children and 9 grandchildren, she and her husband, David, love their quality family time. In her spare time, Coleen enjoys bike riding, fishing and attending Art & Music festivals. She has been a volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo School Art Auction Sales Committee and a BBQ judge for the past 18 years.
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.