Merlyn Vandervort II, CR, CGR; Founder and President of Metro Renovators & Construction Services, Inc, began his construction business in 1989; when he first founded Metro Renovators Inc in Kansas City Missouri. A carpenter by trade, Merlyn had been managing a construction company in Kansas City that specialized in disaster restoration for three years, when he decided to pursue his own endeavors and start his own business. With a couple of thousand dollars he had managed to save, a pickup truck and a box of tools; Merlyn set out to make his mark in the construction industry.