Josh Romano is the founder and owner of Cobblestone Development Group. Josh has worked in construction since childhood, on site learning flooring, electric, and all things home-building. His momentum has brought him to the forefront of the Richmond housing market.
Since its inception, Josh has lead Cobblestone to renovate, build, and outfit over $6 million in total construction. As a Licensed Residential Real Estate Agent specializing in investments, he has participated, completed, sold and owned over $50 million of real estate.
Outside of his business Josh is a dedicated husband to Breese, father to two amazing kids and a goldendoodle.
Breese is the queen of Cobblestone’s castle. Not only is she the mother of two beautiful children, she’s the head of our home design, and a licensed realtor. From a young age, she began her love for home interiors, going to her grandmother's house and comb through all of her Veranda magazines, dog ear pages and design future houses from each magazine.
Today, her design philosophy is: comfortable, clean, classic, livable. It’s no secret that her favorite feature in a home is the lighting. She believes if you have a great light fixture it can become the focal point to draw inspiration for the rest of the room's design. Breese puts this philosophy to work in her work for Cobblestone, which always feature bright and open spaces that we all love.
Head of Sales
Joey comes from a Richmond-based asset management firm where he handled commercial leasing transactions across several markets including Richmond, Raleigh, Atlanta, Houston and Oklahoma City.
Before that, Joey worked as a property manager overseeing a large residential portfolio of single and multi-family properties in downtown Richmond.
Joey now heads up the sales efforts for the Cobblestone Group, and works alongside owners, Josh and Breese Romano, as they acquire, design, and thoughtfully restore homes throughout many of Richmond’s most historic and architecturally engaging neighborhoods.
Joey and his wife, Paige, currently live in Church Hill with their dog Hatcher. You may bump into him at East End Fellowship or in a kayak floating down the James.
Jessica comes to Cobblestone with her MBA in Brand Management from the VCU Brandcenter here in Richmond, VA. She has always enjoyed home renovation as both of her parents renovated homes when she was younger and her dad worked as a new construction manager for many years. With many years around home construction and renovation and a passion for small business Jessica decided to start her career in real estate.
Using her knowledge of business development and brand management Jessica also contributes as the Marketing Director for Cobblestone Development Group.
Vice President, Director of Field Operations
When it comes to the technical side of the business, Nick is the go-to. A Virginia native, and an Old Dominion University Structural Engineering graduate - Nick has been right at home with his career in construction since he began in 1999.
At Cobblestone, Nick fills a variety of roles. While he specializes in developing the plans for every build and remodel, he trouble shoots, acts as a liaison between the supers, and works in conjunction with Dan Allen to generate and maintain schedules and budgets.
Chief Operating Officer
Dan Allen comes to Cobblestone with a background in all aspects of business from operations and management to finance and marketing.
A James Madison University graduate, and a Virginia native - Dan moved to Richmond in 2011 after running a franchise for himself and a group of business partners. He now lends his expertise as Cobblestone's COO
Michael Emmons has been building things since he was 7 years old. He graduated VCU with a degree in literature but found he enjoyed working with his hands as much as his brain. Michael renovated historic properties all over Richmond for seven years to make ends meet while playing in a full-time band and traveling the country. He found a love for the entire process of building houses- all the way from dirt to shingles.
At Cobblestone, he is responsible for construction management. He ensures we provide quality craftsmanship, and is the main communication between the designers and contractors during each build.
Michael is a self-taught furniture maker and woodworker and guides rafts down the James for Riverside Outfitters.