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Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Renee Gilmore has served as our Director, President, and CEO since our inception in August 2009. Renee has 20 years of leadership, sales and project management experience. From January 2007 until August 2009, Renee was a partner in a contractor company. From March 2003 until January 2007, Mrs. Gilmore served as an independent top Sales Director and Trainer for Mary Kay, Inc with its headquarters located in Dallas, TX. Prior to that, Renee was a Director of Audit Automations, leading a team in providing technical solutions and support to field offices across the nation in the healthcare industry. Renee attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Chief Operations Officer, Founder & Director
Mr. Aaron Gilmore is our Chief Operations Officer and Director. He has served as our Director and COO since our inception in August of 2009. Mr. Gilmore also currently serves as a firefighter in North Texas, a position he has held since April 2002. Aaron attended University of Nebraska at Omaha. Aaron has a FireFighter Certification where he graduated first in his class. Aaron has also earned his EMT B, EMT I, and Paramedic Certifications. Aaron is HAZMAT certified and with his multitude of safety certifications, he is able to pass his experience on to those affiliated with Firemans Contractors.
Chief Financial Officer & Director
Mr. Nikolay Frolov, CPA, is our Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director. He has served in these capacities since we were incorporated on August 21, 2009. Mr. Frolov has over 15 years of experience in accounting. Before joining Firemans Contractors in 2009 as the CFO, since 2008 Mr. Frolov has served, and continues to serve, as CFO and a director of EVCARCO, Inc., a publicly traded company. Prior to 2008, Mr. Frolov was the assistant controller for Romacorp, Inc. Prior to this role, Mr. Frolov was a manager for Travis, Wolff & Co., LLP. Mr. Frolov was a senior consultant with Taylor and Taylor, LLP from 1994-2006. Mr. Frolov graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Arlington with Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Accounting.
EVP Business Development
Mr. Steve Winters is our Vice President of Business Development. He has served as our VP of Business Development since November 2010. As a senior-level marketing executive with extensive multi-channel experience, Steve uses a multi-faceted approach to business challenges based on a diverse corporate, agency and entrepreneurial background. Mr. Winters possesses a passion for unifying all elements of the marketing mix to create a single consistent brand image to the customer. Mr. Winters is highly regarded as an effective communicator, motivator and trainer. His specialties and experience include: Brand Building, Database Marketing, Strategic Planning, Research & Development, E-Commerce, Direct Response, Web Content Management, Promotions, and P&L Responsibility.
Mr. Jesse Wuistinger is a Business Developer, joining our leadership team in January 2014. Jesse has an extensive sales and marketing background to include more than 10 years of business development experience in the paving maintenance industry, servicing large corporate clients throughout Texas and the Gulf States Region. Mr. Wuistinger is a leader with entrepreneurial and franchise experience in communicating, motivating, training and coordinating marketing promotions, grand opening and celebrations for new business owners. Jesse graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.
Mr. Jedidiah Barnett is one of our Business Developers. He has served in this capacity since March 2013. Prior to joining Firemans Contractors, Jed was a Project Manager for a paving and sealing company. Jed has brought on key customers to include big box chains. Jed directs, organizes, and manages new business development activities and maintains customer relationships, and serves as a liaison between customers, vendors, and suppliers. Jed also serves as an effective communicator and trainer educating, equipping & empowering new franchisees in the field to ensure our quality standards are adhered to.
Mrs. Jennifer Stam is our Office Manager. She has served in her managerial role since October 2011. Jenny is an integral part of our daily operations in supporting business developers, communicating and coordinating with customers, vendors, suppliers and training franchisees. Jenny maintains professional and technical knowledge through ongoing education, which helps maintain office and franchise efficiency in designing and implementing standards and procedures to ensure financial objectives are met. Specialties and experience include: System Development, Scheduling, Tracking Budget Expenses, Delegation, Managing Processes, Developing Standards, Promoting Process Improvement & Reporting Skills.