Meet the Cornerstone Team

Commitment to exceptional craftsmanship and design is not just our profession; it’s a reflection of who we are.

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With 17 years in the remodeling industry, A.J. Ballantine founded the acclaimed Cornerstone Remodeling, heralded for its success and community impact. His approach to growing companies led to the founding of Rendr, a groundbreaking remote engagement solution for home improvement. As CEO of Rendr, A.J. leads with a vision that fosters expertise, collaboration, and innovation. His competitive spirit and commitment to challenging norms define his leadership. A.J. balances his professional success with happy family life in Frederick county, where he enjoys being a husband and father, as well as volunteering in humanitarian projects overseas.

AJ Ballantine

Owner

After 20+ years in the restaurant industry, Jim turned his management skills to his passion for construction. He founded successful construction and remodeling companies in NY and Maryland, with his company Inspiration Renovations. Jim eventually formed a partnership and eventually a merger, with Cornerstone Remodeling. Jim co-founded Rendr, a revolutionary remote engagement and sales acceleration platform for the construction industry. Currently serving as COO at Rendr and advising the Cornerstone Team, Jim is also a dedicated husband, father of three teens, and an Ice Hockey coach for high school and club teams.

Jim Killorin

Owner

Lauren holds a B.S. from Virginia Tech in the NKBA accredited Kitchen and Bath Design program, and joined the Cornerstone team in 2015 as our first in-house designer. Throughout the years, she’s been instrumental in creating beautiful spaces for clients and enjoys witnessing the positive effects that re-imagining a home has on the families that she works with. In 2022, Lauren took on the role of General Manager, fostering a creative and collaborative culture within the office and field teams. Outside of work, you can find Lauren running around with her two girls, chasing her dog down the street, and hiding Amazon packages from her husband. 🙂

Lauren Weber

General Manager

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With 16 years of industry experience, Chris joined Cornerstone in 2014 as a site supervisor, gradually progressing to the role of Project Manager. His expertise and dedication eventually led him to take the helm of the sales team as a Project Developer. Known for his meticulous attention to detail, Chris embraces the challenge of customized projects and enjoys using his construction knowledge to create more functional spaces for his clients. He is heavily involved in the planning, bidding, and overall organization of each project in the Exploration/Design phase. Chris spends his free time working on various home projects, and relaxing with his wife and two children.

Chris Hogsten

Project Developer

Kyle has always enjoyed building things; starting with legos as a kid, and later on developing a focus on fine arts and drafting. After graduating from Miami University of Ohio with his B.A. in Architecture, Kyle came to Cornerstone as an intern and has been with us ever since! His knowledge of estimating and architectural experience helps to bring our client’s visions to life. He takes care of all of our drafting and drawings, helping to bridge the gap between our office and field teams, and ensure a seamless experience from planning to production. In his free time, Kyle volunteers with the youth group at his church and enjoys playing electric guitar.

Kyle Myers

Architectural Designer

Born and raised in the Midwest, Hannah has been surrounded by design her entire life. After receiving her B.S. in Interior Design from Purdue University, Hannah and her husband moved to Maryland and she continued working in the design field. Hannah has been with Cornerstone since 2018, and can only classify it as her dream job. She loves creating relationships with her clients, and considers it a privilege to design spaces that improves how they & their families live, work, and play. When she’s not at the office, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband & daughter, traveling to new & familiar places, and dreaming up her next house project (that her husband may or may not know about).

Hannah Fish

Design Manager

Annamarie holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics from Mount Saint Mary’s University, and joined the Cornerstone design team in 2022. Clients love her attention to detail and calm, focused approach. Annamarie’s favorite part of her job is giving clients new ideas that they may not have thought of before for their spaces, and finding unique solutions to design dilemmas. Ever since she can remember, design has heavily influenced her life. She nurtures her artistic side by drawing, painting, and designing in her own home. When Annamarie is not here in the office, she is home juggling a busy life with her four kids and husband (and most likely wallpapering a room somewhere 🙂).

Annamarie Hamilton

Designer

Molly initially joined Cornerstone as our office manager in 2022. During her first year, she fell in love with the design side of things and swiftly transitioned into a designer role due to her passion for design and extensive knowledge of company operations. With a creative family, Molly learned to paint, sew, and crochet at a young age. Since then, she has never shied away from an art form. Molly has found that being a designer allows her to be creative while also doing something incredibly important to her - contributing to others' happiness! In Molly’s free time, she enjoys tackling home projects with her husband, caring for her four dogs, and exploring new places in their camper.

Molly Grubor

Designer

Lorrie grew up learning about construction from her dad, who owned his own remodeling company. She graduated from East Carolina University with focuses in Interior Design and Business Administration. Prior to joining Cornerstone in 2021, Lorrie spent five years gaining industry experience as a kitchen and bath designer/project coordinator. As our Production Coordinator, she has a heavy role in the behind the scenes organization of the company. She handles all aspects of material orders, warranty calls, and important production meeting schedules. Outside of her roles here, Lorrie enjoys being creative with her own home remodeling projects, as well as traveling and exploring other countries.

Lorrie Somerville

Operations Coordinator

Zack has been obsessed with filming and editing videos since he was 11 years old and has always been around cameras. After graduating with a Digital Media degree, he started producing occasional freelance videos for Cornerstone back in 2019. He eventually joined the team full time in 2022 and handles all things photos, videos, and marketing. While he can’t design your dream home, he can take a pretty good picture of it. He has a slight obsession with sports and loves playing and discovering new music. He currently lives in Frederick county with his wife and dog.

Zack Lazo

Marketing and Content Director

Beth earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the UMD Business School and has accumulated over 22 years of experience in accounting and finance across public and private sectors. Joining Cornerstone in 2022 part-time, she swiftly transitioned into a full-time role as the team’s Finance Manager. Outside of work, Beth relishes time with her husband and two boys. She actively engages with the local ice hockey organization, where she serves on both the Board of Directors and Executive Board, alongside managing her boys' High School Hockey program. She delights in traveling to support her boys' hockey games. At home, she enjoys family time and undertaking household projects.

Beth Redcay

Finance Manager

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Heath Runkles

Director of Operations

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Mike David

Project Manager

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Caleb Buchman

Project Manager

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Kevin Ortiz

Project Manager

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Kaydee Sterling

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Nick Goodman

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Tommy Lubin

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Mason Hoffman

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Why Choose Us

Award Winning and Visionary Design Team

Elevate Your Kitchen with Cornerstone Remodeling

Your Kitchen isn’t just a place to cook meals. It’s the heart of the home. Your kitchen is the place where memories are made and family bonds are formed. In fact, people spend a whopping 400 hours a year in their kitchens.

Don’t spend another second in a kitchen you despise, talk to Cornerstone today and start building the kitchen you deserve.