The Jones Story
Kelly Jones has a long history within the remodeling industry and began helping his Dad as a teenager on his remodeling projects. His Dad was a High School shop teacher who did a wide range of side jobs on the weekends and on his summer breaks including wrought iron railing, vinyl siding, decks, windows and doors. Below, Kelly is shown in 1985 at 15 years old helping him build a deck.
In 1995, Kelly started his own remodeling company, Jones Construction. After a few successful years, he wanted to do it differently when it came to deck construction and differentiate ourselves from other remodelers - and they did just that!
His prior experience with his Dad inspired them to create the look and charm of wrought iron railing without the heavy price tag by integrating decorative balusters into conventional wood, composite and vinyl railings. They branded their system as IronClad Decks by Jones Construction. The product was a hit! And that is because they offered our customers more design options. They were featured in the local news.
Because of the high demand for this unique look, they spun-off a manufacturing company producing decorative balusters branded as Deckorators. They kept the construction side of the business small as they grew the national brand and ended up getting into big-box retailers like Lowe's and Home Depot.
They won many awards for their innovative products and designs. They have been featured in hundreds of articles locally and nationally. They sold the brand in 2005 and have continued on as St. Louis' premier boutique remodeler.