Frank Cesaro and Jim Jones joined me this week to talk about the project they’ve taken on- a Queen Anne Victorian in Scranton PA.

“Frank was born and raised in New Jersey and Jim in Pennsylvania. They met in 2018 when Jim relocated to New Jersey for work and as they say, “the rest is history!”

Frank holds a project management role in business banking and Jim is a project manager in pharmaceuticals. While handy, neither of them have prior experience in restoration or home building.

In 2021, they purchased their first old home in Denville, NJ. After living there for 2 years and completing minor cosmetic work, they came across a Victorian home for sale on Facebook. On a whim, they decided to check it out. Three months later and three days before Christmas, their pods were packed and they were ripping out 70 year old carpets of their new 4100 sq ft home.

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