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Dori  - Business Administrative Assistant

Growing up in Minnesota as an English teacher's daughter, Dori learned at a very young age the importance of dotting all the "i's" and crossing every "t" across all fields of life, especially in the professional world of business.  Over the years, Dori has managed numerous employees and perfected the skill of customer relations while on staff with both private and state run offices.  Hers is the sweet voice of Team Tropic, so when you call you will hopefully be speaking with DoriLynn!  (she really is this sweet!!, I can write that cuz I'm beyond blessed to be married to her.....)  During the off hours of work, Dori enjoys spending time with her husband, and their two little puppy dogs, Alex and Casey.         

Damian - Carpenter and Home Renovations

Born & raised near Milwaukee, WI. Damian proudly served six years in the military as a combat skills instructor and drill sergeant.  After his military service, he worked for the TLC Home Improvement Company where he remodeled residential homes and condos for nearly six years till he moved to St. Paul, MN where he built homes as the lead carpenter of Ludden Construction.  Damian is proficient in all aspects of remodeling and elegant renovations from rough-in to finish .  His other skills and expertise is landscaping, decks, and additions.  When he's not doing home renovations, Damian loves to cook where he also holds a degree in Culinary Arts and a license with ServSafe foodservice.  We call him "Sergeant Chef" of Team Tropic!  Damian has been with Team Tropic the longest than anyone else.

Jeff - Owner/CEO/Sales/Dreamline Installer

Jeff was born & raised in MinneSNOWta on a farm where he learned at a very young age what hard work, dedication to detail, and integrity in workmanship really means.  After years in sales, Jeff was called into ministry, went to seminary where he received a masters in Christian Education with an emphasis in Youth & Family Ministry.  Raising his two sons, Jacob and Tyler, as pastor kids going on all the mission trips, bible camps, and outreach activities was surely a highlight for Jeff in his younger years.  During these 16 years, Jeff also worked for Featherstone Construction where he learned advanced skills and experience in residential renovations.  

Jeff and Dori moved to FL in 2012 to enjoy a tropical lifestyle away from all the cold, sleet, grey skies and cold yucky weather.  When Jeff isn't on the road meeting with clients or delivering supplies for his crews, he is typically at home drafting estimates.  He enjoys golfing, but admits once a month on the golf course isn't enough and looks forward to the day when he can schedule golf twice a month!

Jeff's goal for Tropic is to deliver pure excellence!!  

Shawn - All Around Handyman

Shawn grew up in Pittsburgh (Go Steelers!) and moved to Port Charlotte in 1986 where he has raised 4 kids, 2 of his own and 2 of his brother's kids.  His 24 year old daughter, Shawna is a pilot in the Air Force, and his 26 year old son Joshua is a registered nurse working on the front lines of the medical field.  

When Shawn isn't working on the crew, he enjoys spending time with his bride Denise, restoring antique furniture, fishing, hunting, boating, motorcycle riding, and travel.  Shawn loves his job because he gets to "fix stuff" and meet a lot of wonderful people!    

Mitch - Master Carpenter, Handyman

Mitch was sent by The Heavens (a.k.a. the mountains of Colorado) to join Team Tropic, and brings to the team an unmatched art of fine carpentry skills at a level unseen by most of mankind!  Honestly though, Mitch has spent years finetuning these skills with a premier home building company in CO. Tropic Renovations, and our many clients, are blessed that Mitch's sister-in-law fell in love with FL and moved years ago to Venice, because years later she brought her sister here, and with her a fine carpenter.  When Mitch isn't working, he is probably hanging out with his wonderful wife making his newly purchased Venice home into his beautiful castle.  Welcome to FL Mitch, and welcome to Team Tropic!       ​ 

Anthony is Team Tropic's ONLY true native Floridian, growing up in Sarasota learning the vast trade of remodeling from working with his dad who is/was a contractor (now enjoying retirement).  Anthony is 28, married to his sweetheart Kayla, is a dad to his 2 year old son, and is expecting their second child very soon.  

When Anthony isn't working on the crew, he enjoys boating, fishing and hanging out with his entire family.  A bucket list item for him is to go skydiving someday.  What he loves about working on Team Tropic is being able to do so many different things each day and being able to fix all sorts of various items while serving so many great people.   

Doug- Shower/Tub Tile Tech Pro

Prior to joining Team Tropic as one of our premiere tile shower tile setters, Doug ran a large crew of professional tile setters in Hawaii where his company renovated and installed tile for many of the high-end properties on the islands.  He moved back to Sarasota in 2020 to be close to his dad and take care of him when needed.

The workmanship Doug produces with shower tile is outstanding!


Anthony is Team Tropic's ONLY true native Floridian, growing up in Sarasota learning the vast trade of remodeling from working with his dad who is/was a contractor (now enjoying retirement).  Anthony is 28, married to his sweetheart Kayla, is a dad to his 2 year old son, and is expecting their second child very soon.  

When Anthony isn't working on the crew, he enjoys boating, fishing and hanging out with his entire family.  A bucket list item for him is to go skydiving someday.  What he loves about working on Team Tropic is being able to do so many different things each day and being able to fix all sorts of various items while serving so many great people.   

Austin - Carpenter/Tile Tech/laborer

Austin is our youngest team member at Tropic Renovations.  We are happy he chose to come to work with us after taking carpentry and remodeling classes and getting a degree in this field from a local college.  Currently, Austin lives at home and is saving every penny to someday move out and get his own place.  He has been paired with one of our supervisors and renovations expert, Damian, where he is learning numerous hands-on skills every single day.  

Austin is rather shy and quiet, but don't let that keep you from getting to know this fine young man.        

Raphael - Tile Pro/Framer/Handyman 

Raphael has many years working in full time construction here and in Chicago.  He was born in Lvov, Ukraine and grew up in the USSR so he is fluent in Russian, Polish, and English.  His whole family migrated to USA, Chicago IL in 1995, then moved to Florida in 2002.  He has two wonderful daughters. Delayla 16 and Lolita 14.  Raphael brings 20+ years of experience in the construction industry, vast skills to do professional remodeling and even design. He is proud to represent Tropic Renovations, and is happy to work with one of the best group of professional residential remodeling technicians that are taking this industry to a much higher level!  Please keep Raphael and his family members who are in Ukraine in your prayers during this time.  

Stan - Masonry, Tile, Cement, Ect  

  Stan is "THE MAN" when it comes to masonry!  He brings with him 15 years as a state registered concrete masonry contractor in both residential and commercial work whereby he obtained his masonry license in 1983.  Years later he  was hired by various large companies as a Superintendent running 12-man crews in masonry.   He has a son who is in the Air Force now for 13 years who just made Master Sergeant, and a daughter who is a Special Needs teacher in Manatee County.   He is proud grandpa of 4 grandchildren.  When he isn't working and spending time with family, he enjoys offshore fishing, golf, and strumming a guitar.   Stan is the type of neighbor you want who is willing to help out and knows pretty much how to fix just about anything.   

Mike - Class 5 drywall finisher, texture, Ect. 

  Mike was born in Germany, and moved to New Jersey with his family at 4 years old where he lived till he was 9.  After 5 years of dealing with the snow and bustle of Jersey, his family headed south to Florida where he has lived ever since.  Mike has been mastering the arts of drywall finishing for the past 28 years since he started working the 'mud' in 1994. Mike not only is a master at all facets of drywall, but lends a helpful hand at painting, and many other tasks of remodeling.  Outside of work hours, Mike loves spending time with his 3 daughters, 2 grandchildren, reading Scripture in the Bible, and playing guitar.  Our clients enjoy talking about the Bible and God with Mike as he is quite the Biblical intellect, which every remodeling crew should have!   

Rodney -  No Longer Here.....

With GREAT sorrow, our second longest Team Tropic employee passed away from a sudden heart attack on Friday, March 13th.  Rodney was extremely skilled at all aspects of finishing carpentry, fantastic tile setter and professional painter.  He took his time to make sure whatever he was working on was done well.

WE WILL ALL MISS YOU ROD!  You're now our company's angel, so back to work buddy.....!