Brothers Larry and Richard Wenner created Wenner Brothers in 1964. With a focus on high quality work and reliable service, they performed mostly drywall and insulation jobs. Over the years, they expanded their portfolio as well as their specialties, adding finishing and painting to the mix.
Richard retired in 1995, leaving Larry alone at the helm until 1998, when his older son Daryl joined the company as partner. His background in general contracting services proved beneficial as faster and son continued to expand their service offerings.
By 2000, Wenner Brothers was performing full room remodels, from drywall & insulation to texture removal & interior painting. Larry’s younger son Justin joined the company in 2006, bringing the family together again—and rounding out Wenner Brothers’ start-to-finish interior services expertise.
I grew up in a family of 14 in Zionsville, PA (near Amish country) where quality work was a way of life. I married my wife, a Rochester native, in 1964, and we moved to Fairport shortly after.
My brother Richard and I established Wenner Brothers in 1964. We soon formed good relationships with several builders and homeowners in the area. Due to health reasons, Richard took an early retirement in 1995. My older son Daryl joined the partnership shortly thereafter, and my younger son Justin joined a few years later.
I had thought it would be difficult to pass the torch, but the transition has been seamless (no pun intended…). Both of my sons have the same work ethic that I was raised with, and they’re committed to the quality work that is at the heart of our business.
Daryl and Justin now lead the charge, but I still enjoy working with them on a part-time basis—estimating jobs, communicating with clients, and offering insight from my years of experience.
I started working with my father and uncle when I was 16. I saw the pride they took in their work, and I learned that there’s no such thing as “good enough.” I knew that I wanted to be a skilled craftsman like my father, so I took all the relevant courses I could through high school and vocational training.
At 22, I became a commercial construction foreman to learn more about that aspect of the industry. I developed many new skills and enjoyed those 5 years, but I missed the personal interaction with homeowners and the collaboration of working directly with them to create their space. So, in 1998, I returned to Wenner Brothers to work with my father as a business partner.
My brother and I now lead the second generation of Wenner Brothers, building upon the same work ethic that has proven itself since 1964. We’re honored to continue the tradition of quality craftsmanship that my father and uncle created.
I live along the canal path in Perinton with my wife Renee and our cat Kingsford.
From a young age, I observed the quality and work ethic of the first generation of Wenner Brothers. Their knowledge and hands-on training prepared—and inspired—me for a career in the trades. I spent the first 10 years of my career in landscape construction, eventually becoming a foreman and a Certified Nursery Professional (CNP). But I was never far from the world of interior remodeling, and ultimately felt the need to return to my roots.
In 2006 I became a partner at Wenner Brothers, joining my brother at the helm and becoming the second generation of brothers leading the company. My design and landscape experience bring a different perspective to our work, but our focus is still on the quality and integrity of our work, as it has been since the company was founded in 1964.
If I had to describe myself in 2 words, I’d say “meticulous” and “determined;” those qualities serve me well in life as well as on the job. My wife Megan and I have lived in the village of Fairport since 2005 and today share our happy home with our children, Vivian and Isaac, and our two dogs.