About WBR

We build houses from scratch! Let us turn your plans into the house you’ve always wanted. Our team is proficient in all phases of construction and we take pride in our work. We’ll help you through the process and make sure your home gets built right!

What We Do

Building

Custom home building projects that take care of your dreams & everyday needs

Remodeling

Fixing what’s broken, leaking or simply not working for you. 

THE WBR STORY

Williamson Building and Remodeling LLC was officially founded in August of 2016 by Josh Williamson, Abel Catlin, and Ezekiel Smoker, brothers-in-law who all were raised in the greater Penn Yan area. With a combined 22 years of experience, they began working on all projects related to home building: framing, electric, siding, windows, drywall, plumbing, finish work and more. Over that first year their business grew in leaps and bounds- nearly doubling in size and gaining popularity with many people around Keuka Lake!

 

Much of this success came from the expertise and reputation handed down to them from their fathers. Ed Williamson of Williamson Quality Home Improvements and Mahlon Smoker of Mahlon Smoker Contracting have each been serving this area for over 25 years and, have not only become experienced in serving the Finger Lakes area, but have also reached mastery in their profession. Their principles of honesty and excellence have been passed down to the next generation of builders.

If you’re looking for a company with a refreshing way of doing business that still holds to proven values, get in touch with us!

What We Value

At our core, WBR is a company that cares deeply about our community and improving everything we come in contact with. In pursuit of this innovation, we seek to build a team of responsible, loyal, entrepreneurs who are dedicated not only to the trade, but also to building a culture that will bring restoration to its members and generate trust between the business and those it serves.

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Craftsmanship

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Completed Projects

Our Team

Josh Williamson

Josh Williamson

WBR Team/WBR Painting

Josh is 33 years old and was born and raised in the Finger Lakes region.  He has been working in construction since graduating high school and has years of experience in the trade. If Josh is not out on the job, he often works on projects around his own home- always improving the different rooms. He enjoys spending his evenings with his wife of 14 years and their 6 active children. Outside of construction Josh enjoys creating music on a variety of instruments and investing in the lives of everyone around him.

Ezekiel Smoker

Ezekiel Smoker

WBR Team/WBR Painting

Ezekiel is 24 years old and has been married for 4 years. Ezekiel spends most of his hours working in the office, but you’ll also see him helping out on a job when he has the chance. He has been working in the construction trade since graduating high school and enjoys sharing his knowledge through experience with each customer when giving a quote. Apart from the business, Ezekiel finds time to care for his horses as well as connect with friends and the people in his church. His heart is to see people transformed and he does that both through work and his lifestyle.

Abel Catlin

Abel Catlin

WBR Team/WBR Painting

Abel is 25 years old and has worked in the construction industry since he was 15, working through the summer with a local contractor. He and his wife Christie have been married for over 7 years, and have two daughters and a newborn son. Abel runs our accounting department, as well as project management for the construction side of the company. He has a passion for innovation, and improving processes with everything he does. If Abel is not in the office crunching numbers, or on the job leading one of our crews, he can often be found helping a friend or spending time with his family. Living honestly and abundantly is what he works towards and encourages others to do the same.

Luke Catlin

Luke Catlin

WBR Team

Luke is 20 years old and has been with the company for a number of years. He is a foreman for one of our crews and truly is a leader at his core. Whether he is remodeling a bathroom or overseeing the construction of an addition Luke makes sure that everything is done correctly and looking the best it can before leaving the site. Luke works towards excellence in everything that he does and creates an atmosphere of adventure and fun wherever he goes. Outside of work Luke can be found backpacking the trails of the Adirondacks or spending time with his friends on the volleyball court.

Nick Elsloo

Nick Elsloo

WBR Team

Nick is 26 years old and has been with the company for a number of years. He is skilled in all things construction and brings an atmosphere of fun to the jobsite. On every job Nick does his best and will often be the first to offer a helping hand if it is needed. Nick is not only good at construction but carries talent in many other areas including cooking, sports and musical talent. Outside of work Nick can be found working out or enjoying a good book. One of Nick's goals is to remodel a home of his own, and he is currently in the process of doing just that. 

Jim Davis

Jim Davis

WBR Painting

Jim is 57 years old and has been with our company for the past couple years. He has brought years of experience in painting and is our go to guy for the newer division of our company (WBR Painting). Jim is a true visionary and naturally finds ways to improve processes in every situation. His attention to detail makes him a perfect fit for all of our finishing projects. Outside of work Jim enjoys spending time with his wife of 35 years and traveling to visit one of his six children or nine grandchildren. He also enjoys a relaxing evening at home, reading any good book on leadership. Jim brings so much to our team and makes anyone he is with feel valued and encouraged.

Alex Foster

Alex Foster

WBR Painting

Alex has been with our company for just over a year and has 11 years of painting experience. He brought professionalism with him when he joined our team and plays a big roll in the painting division of our company (WBR Painting). On the job Alex works quickly and brings so much energy to the room, inspiring everyone to do their best. He works with speed and detail, the perfect qualities for a painter. Outside of work Alex can be found taking long walks with his dog, playing a competitive game of tennis or enjoying a good game of golf, taking in all the beauty of life in the Finger Lakes.

Elijah Switzer

Elijah Switzer

WBR Team

Elijah joined our team this spring and has added so much to our construction crew. Elijah has history in building and is dedicated to making sure every job he does is done correctly and completed with perfection. He truly is a team player and uses his skills with the goal to help the people around him in any way he can. Outside of work he can be found spending time with friends, eating some of the best local pizza, or most commonly, playing his guitar. Elijah plays in a local alternative rock band “The Season” and enjoys finding the perfect sound when writing a new song.

Jon Switzer

Jon Switzer

WBR Team

Jon is 49 years old, he and his wife Joann have been married for 27 years and have three adult children. Jon was hired just over a year ago, his experience in electrical work and general construction made him the perfect fit for our team. Jon can be found on the jobsite giving his all, working hard on the project at hand. Jon is passionate about living life with good character and encourages others to do the same. Outside of work Jon can be found playing and creating music or making connections in the community. 

Kyle Collins

Kyle Collins

WBR Team

Kyle is 25 years old and has been on the WBR construction crew for a little over a year. He always has a positive attitude and is committed to doing high quality work. On the job Kyle loves to do interior finish work like trim, flooring and tile. He can often be found taking pictures of our work for use on our social media pages and website. Outside of work Kyle enjoys downhill skiing, boating, and hanging out with friends.

Nick Laursen

Nick Laursen

WBR Painting

Nick joined our team last year, and we are so glad he did! Nick is 19 years old and brings plenty of energy to the crew while still maintaining his focus on the work at hand. He is learning every day and is becoming quite skilled as a painter, taking on more and more responsibility. Outside of work Nick enjoys hunting and spending time with his girlfriend. On evenings and weekends Nick will most likely be in the shop working on improving his truck or helping out at church. He is a person full of life and character, and we definitely appreciate him!

Martha Catlin

Martha Catlin

WBR Team

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Merch

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$10

WBR Painting Hoodie

$20

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1869 New York 54, Penn Yan, NY, 14527

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