“My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Shine Contracting on the renovation of the home we recently purchased. We consulted with them as we were considering buying the property to understand the investment we’d need to make to achieve the desired outcome, and we couldn’t hve asked for better partners. They helped us understand issues uncovered during the inspection and what would be required to remedy them, and they worked with a variety of subcontractors to orchestrate a seamless execution of the demolition, repairs and construction.
When we first approached them for a quote, we had a vision for the end result, but we had no formal blueprints or plans. This didn’t bother Shine. They approached the task with the same vision we had – to make our house a beautiful home. They took the same care in remodeling our property that they would with their own homes. Preserving the aesthetic and connecting the old with the new is their specialty. They do all of this with an eye on the planet, saving and reusing everything possible.
When we’re ready to start phases two through four of our renovation, there is no doubt in my mind that we will be calling on Shine. I wouldn’t let another contractor into our home.”- Leigh White, 40206
“I have had the pleasure of working with Shine Contracting on a project near and dear to my heart, the rehabilitation of a milking parlor on our family farm into a weekend getaway home for my family.
Throughout the journey, Shine Contracting was my partner and my trusted consultant. At no point did I feel that I was not getting the highest level of service . As with any project there are issues that arise and problems to solve, and Shine Contracting dealt with the challenges professionally and in a timely manner.
I will use their services again and recommend them to anyone looking for a straightforward, honest, and trustworthy General Contractor.”
- Homeowner, 40204
“Yesterday we broke the news that a Gill Holland-led investment group called the Portland Stroll District, LLC, had purchased the historic Montgomery Street School at 2500 Montgomery Street from Portland Christian School.
Today we got to go inside.
Matt Gilles and Gregg Rochman of Shine Contracting accepted the keys from Rick Folden, Director of Development of Portland Christian School (PCS), and let us tag along as they took in their newest acquisition.”
“Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government sold the 6,000-square-foot building at 1761 Frankfort Ave. to investment group Frankfort Avenue Firehouse LLC last year for $250,000.
“I drove past this firehouse every day, and I just fell in love with it,” said Gregg Rochman, managing partner of Frankfort Avenue Firehouse LLC. “I felt like I needed it.”
Rochman also owns Shine Contracting LLC, which is doing the renovation work on the old firehouse.”
“The Rochmans knew their vision meshed well with the Hollands’ and wanted to be a part of the expanding Nulu neighborhood. After the extensive initial renovation was completed by Tim Peter’s Construction (a partner with the Hollands in the venture), Shine Contracting stepped in to finish the interior fit-up on the structure. The structure was taken down to its bare shell and built back up and an entirely new roof structure was installed. Shine chose to use sustainable materials for the renovation project including cork floors and recycled woods.
While it may seem a little confusing, the goal of Shine is simple: to improve the entire community through mind and body and physical environment. The Rochman’s say Shine has made community improvement its first priority.”
"Like many of Louisville’s best-kept secrets, Shine Properties got its start because of a horse race.
A few years ago, New York real estate developer Gregg Rochman traveled from his suburban Manhattan home to soak in the Oaks Day races. That night, as Rochman was tooling around the city, he found himself at the BBC Taproom on East Main Street in the mood for a drink. He chatted up the bartender for the local Derby lowdown. As it happened, the bartender, Matt Gilles, had just graduated from college with a degree in architecture — “swinging the hammer by day,” he said of his carpentry work, “and slinging beers by night” — and the two became fast friends."