George has been working in the family business since middle school, learning the tricks of the trade every day after the last bell rang. Today, as co-owner of the six-decade-old company, George oversees the day-to-day operations. From working with customers to handling business to business relations, George has his hands in all aspects of Yost Home Improvements. When he’s not working, George can be found practicing his saxophone, traveling with his wife Kathe, playing with his grandkids or working on his own house.
Albert Yost, Jr.
Co-Owner Albert, affectionally known as “Oogie,” is an integral part of Yost Home Improvements. Aside from when he served in the Coast Guard for four years, Albert has been with the company since his dad started it in 1961. Now in his 70s, Albert is still active in the field, overseeing the crews. Despite having no Irish ancestry whatsoever, Albert enjoys Irish music and performs in the (very talented) Irish band Clan O’Cleary.
Kathe oversees human relations at Yost Home Improvements, handling the payroll, insurance and other duties. Kathe has also been married to George since 1977 and is the mother of three lovely daughters (Full disclosure: Her loveliest daughter is currently writing this. Wink. Wink.). She’s also a grandmother to three boys who enjoy keeping their “Nonnie’s” hands full when they visit.
Jacquelyn is Yost’s office manager extraordinaire. If you stop by our location in Waterford, you’ll most likely be greeted by her smiling face as you walk through the door (That is, if she’s not out back operating machinery or lifting heavy boxes). Jacquelyn also happens to be George and Kathe’s youngest daughter and is an excellent kitty mom. She’s also a member of the Young Professionals of Eastern Connecticut.
Meghan is the person behind this website, which she built and now maintains. She loves writing, being creative and filming and editing videos for Yost Home Improvements and its sister company Yost Manufacturing. She also loves home design, especially in the house she and her husband recently remodeled. But Meghan’s biggest joy is being a mom to her funny and sweet toddler daughter.
Megan joined Yost as an officer administrator in 2017. Her favorite part of the job is meeting people and getting to know the regulars. Outside of work she loves going to gym as well as hiking all over New England. She always arrives early to work because as the saying goes, ‘The early bird gets the worm!’
Bill has been working at Yost Home Improvements since 1998, specializing in window, door and gutter installation. His favorite part about working at Yost is the people. When Bill’s not fixing up houses for his job, he’s working on his own house. He can also be found watching his kids play on local sports teams, coaching baseball and spending time with his longtime girlfriend Andrea.
Dan started working at Yost Home Improvements in 1995 and since then he’s been an asset to the crew. He says he enjoys installing siding, especially when he gets to see the final result. Something you might not know about Dan is he has an artistic side. You can find him sketching nature scenes or characters. He also has a passion for Volvos. “No one expects them to be fast, but they are,” Dan says.
Erik has been part of the Yost team for a decade, working on the manufacturing side of the business. As our shop manager, he says the best part of his job is the satisfaction he gets from making a quality product. In his free time Erik loves playing video games, hiking and spending time with his husband Jovan. He can also solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than a minute and thirty seconds.
Born and raised in Waterford, Aaron has been a member of the crew for eight years, installing windows, doors and gutters. He says the most rewarding part of his profession is seeing the finished project and knowing he and his teammates did a good job. Aaron holds an associate’s degree in building construction and a bachelor’s degree in construction management, both from the New England Institute of Technology. Outside of work, Aaron likes playing the guitar and hanging out with his wife Kristin and their two kids.
Tyler works on the siding crew alongside Dan (who also happens to be his uncle!) An added bonus about his job: Tyler says everyone he works with is really nice. Outside of work he enjoys working out and working on computers.