About Us

Mission Statement

Areté Renovators Inc. strives to provide customers with the highest quality in home remodeling while maintaining a business environment that will reinforce the following values:

Management team

Igor Jokanovic, President/CEO

Downtown Chicago Kitchen Remodeling

Igor's family came to the United States from war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina, and was settled in Rockford, IL in 1995. A year later, he enrolled in Rockford College's Bachelor of Arts program. What followed was the discovery of the exciting business world and world economies. He studied business management and the basics of finance and accounting, and fell in love with free market forces. Philosophy was also his passion, and he was able to combine business and philosophy in entrepreneurship classes. Soon after graduation, along with his younger brother and father, he started an interior remodeling business called Arete' Renovators Inc, and the property management company Arete' Realty LLC.

He wanted to learn more about world economies, so he secured a job with one of world's top banks, ABN AMRO. He pursued further studies at Loyola University in Chicago, earning an MBA. Soon after graduation, he began a career with Morgan Stanley the world's leading investment management company. At Areté Renovators, Igor is responsible for marketing, finance and complete client’s satisfaction.

Davor Jokanovic, Vice-President/CFO

Downtown Chicago Kitchen Remodeling

Davor graduated from prestigious Boylan High School in Rockford. In high school, he was a distinguished basketball player for four years. After graduation he moved to Chicago and started a Bachelor of Science program at DePaul University, Chicago. He graduated with degree in Finance in 2004. Soon after, Davor worked with JP Morgan Chase Bank in their fixed income department. He worked in New York City and learned about the corporate and finance world.

Davor left the bank in 2006 and joined Areté Renovators full time, along with his father. At Areté Renovators, he is responsible for project estimations, project management, and accounting.

Jovo Jokanovic, Project Manager

Downtown Chicago Kitchen Remodeling

Jovo started his career as a banker in his hometown of Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In the 1976, Jovo, his father, and siblings began building a three-story family weekend house in the mountain of Vlasic. The eco- friendly house is made of lumber indigenous to the area. Working on that house for many years, Jovo developed his love and skills for woodworking. He has earned numerous certifications related to this business.

When he moved to the United States in 1995, he used his carpentery skills to remodel his new home in Rockford and build a three-car garage from scratch. He realized that he could turn his carpentry hobby into a profitable, spiritually rewarding business venture. In 2001, along with his two sons, he started, Areté Renovators. Soon he moved his business and family to Chicago, and expanded his remodeling projects throughout metropolitan Chicago area. Jovo and his wife, Vikica live in Chicago, Illinois.