• John Rusk

    John Rusk

    President and Founder

     

    John Rusk is involved in every aspect of each project. An expert in mechanical systems and design, John evaluates options and alternatives to best serve the client’s needs and the vision of the design team. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University’s BFA program, John is the author of On Time and On Budget (Doubleday, 1996), a guide for home owners on how to manage home renovation projects. He teaches residential project management at Columbia University and regularly offers workshops to real estate professionals, architects and designers on how to minimize risk during residential construction.

  • Mary Louise Kocy

    Mary Louise Kocy

    CEO and Partner

     

    Mary Louise brings years of experience in organizational development, education, human resources, and marketing to Rusk Renovations. She takes the lead ensuring that Rusk delivers superior customer service and award-winning work by attracting and retaining the industry’s most talented craftspeople and managers. She earned certification as a senior professional in human resources (SPHR) in 2009. In addition, Mary volunteers as a facilitator for the Workshop in Business Opportunities, helping new business owners get start-ups off the ground. She holds an MS from Bank Street College of Education.

  • David Levine

    David Levine

    Manager of Production

     

    David Levine is a construction management specialist with 15 years of industry experience in the commercial, capital, and high-end residential construction market.

     

    A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, David possesses strong leadership and communication skills and is a seasoned professional, who understands the importance of teamwork, consensus building, and discretion.

     

    He holds a Master of Construction Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz.

  • Holly Weiss

    Holly Weiss

    Controller

     

    Holly Weiss has been a controller involved in construction (commercial and residential) and equipment industry for over fifteen years. Holly is a licensed CPA who possesses a passion for all aspects of the work she performs. She works closely with the project managers as well as the owners to obtain the most accurate information possible. She holds a BA from Suny Albany.

  • Kurt Decker

    Kurt Decker

    Project Manager

     

    An engineer as well as project manager, Kurt possesses comprehensive knowledge of construction. His knowledge and experience in both disciplines furnish him with the ability to break down each project into specific requirements before making recommendations to our clients, thereby providing the clients with the greatest value. His motto is “do it right the first time and everybody wins.” Kurt holds a Master of Construction Administration from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University. An avid traveler and photographer, Kurt has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and hiked the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

     

  • Nataliya Khabaylyuk

    Nataliya Khabaylyuk

    Bookkeeper

     

    Nataliya Kabalyuk holds an Associate in Accounting and Business Administration from ASA College. In addition, she holds a Master of Science of History and Political Science from Chernivtsi National University in Ukraine. Nataliya handles payroll and provides critical support for accounting and HR functions.

  • John Rusk
  • Mary Louise Kocy
  • David Levine
  • Holly Weiss
  • Kurt Decker
  • Nataliya Khabaylyuk