President & Owner
46 Years of Experience
Robert T. Criner, president of Criner Remodeling, founded the company in 1977 and has led the company to grow into a successful and profitable business for more than 40 years. Criner began working for a remodeling contractor in the summer of 1972, when he started his own one-man operation and today the company has a team of over 15 professionals in the remodeling industry. Criner is constantly involved in the remodeling industry and the community and has given back in numerous ways both locally and nationally.
He has served in the following organizations:
- 2016 Chair of the Peninsula Remodelors Council of the Peninsula Housing and Builders Association
- National Association of Home Builders Board Member, 2016
- 2015 NAHB Remodelers Chair
Estimator and Selections Manager
22 Years of Experience
Michael Guinn is a native to the Hampton Roads area and adds more than 20 years of construction experience to the Criner Remodeling team. He began working at the company in 2006 and has performed exceptionally ever since. After his years working in the field, he now enjoys being part of the planning and management team. Michael states, “Criner Remodeling has given me a stable, family-oriented and enjoyable work environment. I take pride in working for a company whose first priority is focused on providing quality products to happy customers.”
Outside of work, Michael enjoys spending as much time as possible with his wife, three children and granddaughter. In his spare time he enjoys coaching his daughter’s softball team, reading, camping, and fishing.
Design & Sales
17 Years of Experience
Ben is a native of Yorktown and a graduate of Tabb High School. He began college at Virginia Tech in the College of Architecture, and finished with a Bachelor of Arts from The College of William and Mary. He also has a Master of Divinity from Duke University. He loves building and design and he loves working with people. His responsibilities at Criner allow him to combine those passions by guiding clients through the process of remodeling their homes. He enjoys balancing the aesthetic concerns of design with the technical aspects of building construction. He is married and has two sons. When he is not at work, he is usually at home enjoying time with his family.
11 Years of Experience
CGR and CAPS certifiied
Having grown up in Yorktown, VA, Paul Criner began his construction career at Criner Remodeling. Working at the company has affected his life in many positive ways. Paul says, “I have learned many positive practices that I now use in my everyday life. Every day I learn something new.”
Paul’s favorite part of the job is putting up interior trim. In his free time, Paul enjoys reading, kayaking, and hiking.
41 Years of Experience
Lisa Stephens was born and raised in upstate New York. She moved to Virginia in 2003. Lisa has 30 years of experience in financial accounting, mostly municipal accounting. She’s also been involved with home construction and remodeling on and off for 30 years.
Lisa is happily married and has 3 sons and three grandchildren. She enjoys the blue skies of Virginia, the beach, and camping.
28 Years of Experience
Born and raised in Fall River, Massachusetts, Tony Domingos started collecting his construction skills as a young boy whose father was a carpenter. He moved to Virginia in 1992 and has been working for Criner Remodeling since 2000. Over the years, Tony has gathered a lot of experience, especially when it comes to interior work and cabinet fabrication.
Besides interests within the industry, such as woodworking, Tony enjoys NASCAR, drag racing, reading, walking, playing the guitar, and spending time with his lovely Claire.
46 Years of Experience
Doug Grzeskowiak started learning construction at the age of 14 and grew up in Buffalo, NY. He has over 35 years of experience both in construction and in remodeling. Doug started working at Criner Remodeling in 2009.
His favorite part of his job is watching a job go from rough to finish. Doug’s hobbies include woodworking, fishing, golfing, playing poker, spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren grow up.
30 Years of Experience
Originally from San Diego, CA, Eric Crafton has lived in Virginia since 1984. With over 28 years of experience in the construction business, Eric joined the Criner Remodeling Team in 2014.
In his free time, Eric enjoys working on small wood projects with his four boys, watching and coaching baseball, and fishing.
32 Years of Experience
Chris Chierici is originally from Mt. Holly, NJ, and has lived in Virginia for 24 years. Having begun his construction career in 1986, Chris’s favorite part of the job is looking back at the finished product.
Outside of work, Chris likes working out, biking, and fishing.
16 Years of Experience
Kevin Thacker grew up in Hampton, VA and began his construction career in 2002 as a framer in the Williamsburg area.
His favorite part of the job is the people he gets to work with and the fact that there are always new things to learn and improve upon.
Kevin’s hobbies include spending time with his wife and two daughters, as well as working on his own house.
36 years of experience
Helen is originally from Norfolk, Virginia and moved to the Peninsula in 1986.
Her favorite part of the job is being part of a great team that helps clients throughout their remodeling process.
Helen has a son, Spencer, and enjoys playing tennis, the beach, and spending time with her four siblings and mother who all live in the Hampton Roads area.
Nathan grew up in Manitowoc, WI and moved into the Hampton Roads area in 2018.
Nathan’s favorite part of the job is the people that he gets to work with.
He enjoys spending time with his wife and Great Pyrenees dog, as well as doing fine woodworking, blacksmithing, post & beam construction, and beekeeping.
Angelo is originally from Rumbek, South Sudan. He moved into the Hampton Roads area back in 2001.
His favorite part of the job is to be able to provide help and support to clients wherever needed.
In his free time, Angelo enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
8 years of experience
Joshua’s family is originally from Jamaica and New England, but he moved to the area in 2010.
His favorite part of the job is being given a challenging task and having the satisfaction of seeing the final results.
In Joshua’s spare time, he enjoys football, running, adventure parks, working on his family farm, and traveling.
9 years of experience
Alex grew up right here in the Newport News area.
His favorite part of the job is creating things and working with his
In Alex’s free time, he enjoys hiking, snowboarding,
7 years of experience
Caterina was born and raised in Long Island, New York.
Her favorite part of the job is seeing how every project brings up its own styles and challenges. She enjoys bringing the needs and wants of a client into a well-rounded functional and aesthetic finished design.
Caterina is married to Matthew and has a puppy named Bailey. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Virginia and spending time with her family, as well as making improvements on her first house.