Serving Jefferson, Orleans, St. Tammany, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, Tangipahoa, Terrebone, Lafourche, and Livingston Parishes


about us

From true “Mom and Pop” to industry leaders.

Renovate, Inc, was founded in 1981 by Karen and Frank Castjohn, and has been building and remodeling continuously since that time. Begun as a true “Mom and Pop” construction company, Renovate represents all of the most unique traits that make Southeast Louisiana so special. The focus on sound ethics, quality workmanship, and warm customer service have kept Renovate a force in the local industry for more than 30 years. The family name continues to hold strong as Nick started working for his parents on job sites at about 15 years old.

Nick Castjohn, President

On the job steadily in construction since then, he has only paused to earn a Bachelors degree from Texas A & M in Information Technology and Real Estate Finance, and a Masters from Tulane in Strategic Business Management. Nick currently serves on the State Licensing Board for Contractors, and is a past president of the St. Tammany Home Builders. He currently serves on the HBA of Greater New Orleans Board as well, and is the Louisiana Home Builders Secretary. Nick possesses HBA and NARI credentials in Green Building, Graduate Building and Remodeling, and specialties like Aging-in-Place and Universal Design.





Renovate, Inc. was very professional, within budget, and very courteous. They are an honest company whose word is their bond. If they say they'll do it, it will be done on schedule and within your budget. They are a great company to use.

Overall quality and speed of Renovate Inc. were excellent. The communication was also excellent between the foreman and the owner. They provided everything in a timely manner during a very stressful time.

I was very satisfied with the advice I got in making selections for my kitchen. They were willing to work with me in terms of selecting a dish washer and other appliances I wanted. I was very pleased with the quality of work and the final product that resulted.

Nick is the most down to earth person I have met. He understands what his customers want and gives them above and beyond what they are expecting. Renovate Inc. is a great company to work with.