Rob Cook - Owner
An Arlington resident since 1972, Rob graduated from Yorktown HS in 1977. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in Energy Management from Rice University Rob worked as a Construction Manager for a major regional home builder in Houston, Texas eventually overseeing 14 subdivisions. Returning to Arlington in 1986, Rob, with his wife Andrea, founded Cook Bros., which has grown into the well-regarded and recognized Arlington Residential Remodeling firm that it is today. Along the way, Rob earned his Juris Doctorate degree at George Mason University School of Law in Arlington. Rob's role is as owner and strategic planner for Cook Bros.
Steven Tinter- President, General Manager
Originally from Long Island, NY, Steve moved to this area to attend college at The George Washington University. While earning his degree in Speech Communications, Steve worked as a freelance Production Carpenter throughout the Washington DC metro area, constructing sets for television, theater, and local area events. After graduation, Steve took a position as a carpenter with another Arlington-based custom builder, constructing new, custom town homes throughout Arlington. Joining the Cook Bros. team in 1995, Steve worked as a Lead Carpenter, then as the Production Manager for 6 years, helping to build a solid base of satisfied Cook Bros. customers. In 1999, Steve was promoted to the position of General Manager of Cook Bros., where he was able to blend his “hands-on” experience in the field, with his education, to oversee all of the day-to-day operations of Cook Bros. Steve 's contribution is, in all ways, on a “managing partner” level. Steve's specialty is the technical solution of complex residential construction designs and coordination of all Cook Bros. resources.
Andrea Cook - Designer / Marketing and Co-Owner
Raised south of Houston , Texas , Ande graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville , Texas in 1982 and has been a Northern Virginia resident since 1986 when she co-founded Cook Bros. with her husband Rob. Ande soon took on the position of Project Designer. Integrating a then brand new CAD modeling software package into the Cook Bros. design program in 1992, Ande became a Beta test user of Chief Architect, which has since become one of the leading CAD software packages for residential design professionals today. Ande was Cook Bros.' chief in-house Designer since 1987, and today still assists with design as needed.
Bill Miller - Construction Superintendent
Bill moved to Arlington in 1995, following a twenty year career with the US Marine Corps. Commissioned upon graduation from Texas A & M University , Bill served as an Infantry Officer, in various infantry and training assignments, with a specialty in logistics. Following his military retirement, Bill came to Cook Bros. in 1998, where he has served as a field superintendent, utilizing his logistics background to help ensure prompt and efficient order flow and delivery of materials to projects. Bill is married and has a son attending public school in Arlington. Bill is one of the field operations managers, supporting the project carpenters in coordinating the people and materials to complete the customer's project.
Tammy Cook - Contracts Administrator, Designer
Rob's sister and an Arlington resident since 1972, Tammy attended Arlington Public Schools and then graduated from George Mason University ( School of Business Administration ) in 1984, where she was honored by being awarded “Most Outstanding Marketing Student.” Her subsequent business experiences included marketing and management experience in publishing, retail, imports and Real Estate sales. Tammy has also created and sold her own original watercolor artwork locally for years, and worked as Customer Service Supervisor at Best Buy, where she honed her management skills supervising 25 employees. Tammy joined Cook Bros. in 2003 as a Contracts Administrator to assist Rob and Steve in providing quality customer service and guidance in product selection and to ensure efficient job flow, as well as expanding Cook Bros.' marketing. Tammy lives in Arlington with her husband of 27+ years. Her children attended Tuckahoe, Swanson and Yorktown schools in Arlington, and later both graduated from VA Universities. Tammy is the customers' primary contact in specifying many of the details in the project, from fixtures to flooring and cabinets. Tammy is part of the Cook Bros. Design Team.
A.J. Cook – Sales
Rob and Ande's older son, A.J., began work with Cook Bros. in 1998 as a carpenter's helper maintaining job sites and learning framing carpentry as well as the fundamentals of the Cook Bros. production process. In the fall of 2003, A.J. began working in the Arlington office where he currently acts as executive assistant to the General Manager, preparing sales and contract documents for Steve's review and use. AJ is also a Cook Bros. salesman with direct customer responsibilties. A.J. attended George Mason University with a Bachelors degree in Business Management, with a focus on strategic and small business development.
Greg Ruth – Head Designer
Greg grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. He studied Architecture at Arizona State University (ASU). After ASU, Greg decided to focus on the technical side of the homebuilding and design industry. Greg enrolled in the Architectural Drafting and Estimating Technology program at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis where he graduated with academic honors. During his last year at Dunwoody, Greg worked as a Draftsman for President Homes, a nation-wide residential design firm, where he designed and drafted building plans for custom homes for customers in various parts of the country. Upon graduation, Greg seized the opportunity to join the team at Cook Bros. as a Draftsman/Designer, where he has had the opportunity to bring his technical background, drafting experience, as well as his custom home design experience to the Cook Bros. design team. After many years with Cook Bros., Greg is currently Head of the Design department. The guiding principle and primary goal of the Cook Bros. Design Process is to incorporate the homeowners' desired features and functionality into an attractive, affordable and buildable plan.
Sam Cook – Information Technology Consultant ( and Design/Drafting assistant)
Rob and Ande's younger son, Sam has been working with Cook Bros. from a young age. Having started as a carpenter's helper on job sites, Sam soon became part of the Cook Bros. design team performing drafting with the computer (CAD). He also provided extensive support to our office IT systems - design and maintenance. Sam was recognized as the top Architectural Drafting/Tech Student in high school and Graduated from George Mason University with a B.S in Electrical Engineering. Sam now acts as a regular IT consultant to Cook Bros.