Cook Bros. has evolved from a small handyman business started in the early 1980’s by Rob Cook to help pay the bills during his college education. Much of Rob’s early remodeling experience came from working alongside his father renovating investment properties while a high school student (Yorktown HS Class of 1977) and later as a college student. In 1983 Rob graduated from Rice University in Houston, Texas and after graduation, he served as a construction manager for a major regional home builder in Houston – personally responsible for the management of the construction of hundreds of houses from the ground up. In 1986, Rob returned to his Northern Virginia roots, then with a growing family of his own. Rob, with his wife, Ande, and first son, AJ made their home in Arlington. Cook Bros. was formally established as a Virginia Corporation and began growing rapidly from a small painting and handyman company at inception in 1985 to the well-known Arlington Design/Build firm in operation today.
Instrumental in this growth has been Steven Tinter (Steve). After earning his degree at George Washington University, Steve worked as a carpenter before joining Cook Bros. His talent and potential were immediately evident, and Steve worked his way to the top of the company in less than 10 years. Now, with over 20 years of service in Cook Bros. , Steve is President and General Manager, working closely with Rob to together lead Cook Bros. to an ever-higher level of accomplishment. Now with over 30 years in business, Cook Bros. is just getting started!
The Firm began its construction orientation with smaller remodeling jobs in Arlington such as porch enclosures, entries, and room remodels, growing into a full-service, design/build remodeling firm. But like all companies who have been around and successful for decades, it all had to start somewhere, with one igniting moment in time.