Meet the Gettum Associates Team

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Phillip Gettum, CGB, CGR, CAPSPresident
phil-gettum-indianapolis-remodeling-head-shot3Phil grew up in Tonawanda, NY - a suburb of Buffalo.  After receiving his Engineering Degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, Phil moved his wife and 2 yr old son Jason into their first home; “a drafty old two story built back in 1916”  says Phil.  “I didn’t know it then, but that was the start of my remodeling career. I remodeled, rebuilt and refinished every square inch of that place before we finally packed up to move to Indiana.”

Phil and family moved to the Center Grove area of Greenwood, Indiana to work in his uncle’s home building business. “I learned so much in my 10 years working for my uncle. So much in fact that I got the fever to try it on my own” says Phil.  So in 1987 he went in a different direction than new construction.  Although Gettum Associates started out doing new homes they always did remodeling projects too. In fact, it was after building two homes back to back in the Indianapolis Home Show that the direction of remodeling really took off.

In 1993, Gettum Associates designed and built The Center Piece Home for The Home Show and won the Better Homes for All America award from Better Homes & Gardens.  It was a home called the Generation Home and it was designed with pre-planned expansions to accommodate a growing family’s needs. “It was fun watching Martha drag Harry through the show house while saying -”Look Harry, we could do this to our house” smiles Phil. And so it was that new construction took a back seat to the remodeling, rebuilding and expansion projects that Gettum Associates has become known for.

Phil has been very involved within the industry.  He served for ten years as the Chairman of THe Buildings Codes Committee for the State of Indiana and for the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis.  He also served eight years as the Governor’s appointee to the State Fire and Building Safety Commission and was the 1994 President of the Remodeler's Council of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis. He is currently a member of the National Association of Homebuilders, Indiana Builders Association and The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis where he was recognized as The Associate of the Year in 1987.

In addition, Phil has earned the prestigious CGB, CGR and CAPS industry designations.  The CGB is awarded to Graduates of the Builders Institute and the CGR and CAPS designations are awarded to individuals who have passed classes to become Certified Graduate Remodelers and Certified Aging in Place Specialists.

Away from the office, Phil enjoys working as well as playing ice hockey with all four of his boys.

Jason Gettum, CGRVice President

Jason has been in the remodeling industry since high school and began as a general laborer and carpenter’s helper. In 2000 after graduating college, he had the opportunity to transition from the field into the office and began working with sales and design departments to produce project specifications and job costing.

Along with providing support to produce projects, Jason is the Vice President of the company and oversees all marketing efforts.  He also sits on The Remodelor’s Council board of the Builder’s Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI).  In 2012, he was awarded “Forty under 40” by Professional Remodeler magazine. Most recently, Jason was nominated the 2016 Remodeler of the Year by the Builder's Association of Greater Indianapolis (BAGI).

When asked about what he finds enjoyable about the remodeling industry, Jason replies,

“I like the seeing the whole process take shape. From initial consultation and through design and selections and then the finished product, we have been lucky to have a great cast of people to help make our client’s dreams a reality.”

Away from work, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and kids hiking and camping and playing ice hockey with his father and brothers. Jason is also an avid Indianapolis Colts fan.

David WatsonDesign and Sales

dave-watson-gettum-associates-indianapolis-remodeling2David has been in the remodeling industry since 1992 and is the design and sales associate. When asked about what he enjoys most about the remodeling industry, Dave says,

“I must admit, providing scaled, conceptual design solutions for our clients is what I truly enjoy.  When I am in the middle of a design concept, I am lost in the moment and the details associated with the provided owner information.  Based upon experience, the first meeting is the most important element of our process and a successful business relationship. Additionally, gaining the trust of homeowners is truly satisfying for me.  Our homes are precious to us, and gaining the trust, respect and confidence of our clients is paramount. Helping others is really what this deal is about.  I am very thankful to have found a business that is related to home life, and also very integral to design and problem solving.”

Dave loves family time at home and working in the yard. He adds that. “I also get a great deal of relaxation from watching Indycar racing and basketball (between my wife's foodtv and hgtv shows).”

Amy BerndtDesigner

Amy-Berndt-gettum-associates-indianapolis-remodelingAmy is originally from Northern Wisconsin and has lived in Indiana with her husband and three children for over 20 years. She has a degree in Interior Design from the Purdue School of Engineering and is certified in "green" design.

Amy's specialty is three-dimensional computer modeling to bring buildings to life and help clients visualize possible designs. She loves using space, texture and color to bring design concepts together. Amy enjoys helping people through the sometimes overwhelming selection process.

"I have a passion for the process of transformation; making spaces as functional and beautiful for a family as possible. I feel fortunate to have a job where I can pursue my love of design and work with people to realize their visions. I like creating interiors which reflect a client's personality and lifestyle. "

Amy enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family. She likes to travel and has visited Europe and South America to visit family and friends. Amy keeps bees with her husband at their home in Westfield and enjoys processing the honey. She cultivates several perennial gardens for their bees and other local wildlife.

Ray HensleyLead Carpenter

Ray-Hensley-gettum-associates-indianapolis-remodelingRay has been in the construction industry since he got out of the Marine Corps in 1982. Gettum Associates was lucky to meet Ray while he was working on one of their projects as a subcontractor. A job offer was made and accepted and since that time Ray has provided a firm foundation for the production side of the business.

Ray wears many hats as the Lead Carpenter for the team. Not only does he schedule the projects and coordinates with our trades associates to help complete project “on time and on budget” he is also the “go to” contact for clients when they have a question or concern.

What Ray enjoys the most about the remodeling industry is that it changes day to day and job to job, which is exciting.

“From building a second story addition to remodeling a bath, the new challenge awaits.”

After work and wife mandated chores, Ray enjoys golfing and fishing and watching ESPN.

Adrian TomsExteriors Division

Adrian-Toms-gettum-associates-indianapolis-remodelingAdrian began in the industry in 1996 and brings a lot to the table when dealing with exterior remodeling, repairs and working with insurance companies on our clients behalf.

His favorite part of exterior remodeling is the ability to completely change the appearance of any home to something the homeowner can really enjoy.  Also providing customers with a honest assessment of storm damage and providing them assistance on solving difficult storm related claims.

Adrian says that working for Gettum Associates gives him a chance to work in a field that he loves with a company that he can believe in.  Over the years, he has helped many people resolve insurance claims that were denied by various companies by meeting adjusters and working toward a settlement.  In this business you can meet many interesting people and visit many places you may normally not travel to otherwise.

Away from work, Adrian enjoys spending time with his family and going to Colts or Pacers games. He also enjoys working on his own home and furthering his education within his profession.

Amanda BrownOffice Manager

Amanda Brown was born and raised in Greenwood Indiana. “Greenwood is and will always be home”.

She has an associates Degree in Business and Accounting at Ivy Tech where she was on the Deans List. She started in the banking field in 1998. “I have always had a passion for math and numbers.” That is where everything makes sense. “I come from a family of accountants so business and accounting come easy for me.” She has continued to work in business banking, human resources, and accounting over the past 17 years.

She takes pride in staying organized and being efficient.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her children and taking in a movie.

“I really enjoy working at Gettum. Accounting and managing the office keeps me busy. I do best in a busy work environment. After many years working in accounting I believe I have found a company that fits me perfectly. It is extremely important to believe in what you do.

I believe in everyone here at Gettum and their ability to capture what makes each and every customer happy. Happy customers make my job extremely easy. Coming to work everyday knowing that you've made someone's dream house come true feels amazing and getting to see such talented people working hard to make those dreams a reality."

Jessie BullockLead Carpenter

Jessie-Bullock-gettum-associates-indianapolis-remodeling2Jessie is a lead carpenter for the Gettum Associates remodeling team.

He is incredibly efficient in his work and loves staying busy. Along with being a skilled artist, Jessie enjoys skateboarding and playing guitar while away from work. He rarely watches TV. Instead, he loves outdoor activities including hunting, hiking, mountain bike riding and messing around on the farm near his house. If he had to choose his favorite thing it to do, it would be watching his son play baseball.

Jessie is a great asset to Gettum Associates and is continually singled out as a client favorite! When asked what he loves best about remodeling, he said,

“You never get bored, there's always something new every day. I am fortunate to work for a great company that does a wide variety of projects and working with our clients is great."

Ted WethingtonLead Carpenter

Teddy-Wethington-gettum-associates-indianapolis-remodelingTed is a lead carpenter for the Gettum Associates remodeling team.

Ted's love to build and craft started early in his teens. With encouragement from family and friends, he quickly made it a trade in his early twenties. Away from work, he is passionate about golfing where he finds relaxation and peace. As well, he enjoys bowling a few nights a month in a league.

“I’m so grateful I found Gettum Associates because I can do what I love to do. Gettum has quickly become like family to me. Working for a small company you get to know your co-workers quickly and you learn working together on a team is the easiest way to make everyone happy. When the customers are happy, I’m happy!”

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