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When Vazgen (Vaz) was a toddler, his family moved from Armenia to the U.S. in pursuit of safety and
freedom. His Grandfather instilled in Vaz a belief that, in America, he would be successful if he worked
hard and stayed true to himself.
Vaz was profoundly influenced by his father who found a job as a painter and worked long hours to
provide for a family of nine. When Vaz was 11, he would go to work with his Dad where he learned first-
hand the importance of hard work and the pride of quality craftmanship. “The older I get, the more I
realize and appreciate what I learned by working with my Father for so many years. This business is in
After high school, Vaz decided to continue his education to honor his Grandfather’s prediction of career
success. He earned his AA degree in Math and Science and purchased his first house, converting it to a
rental and renovating the property. He loved the experience, but he was also compelled to complete his
education, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology.
Vaz parlayed his degree into an extremely successful career as a Master level Personal Trainer. He
employed the work ethic modeled for him by his Father and reached the elite levels of his profession.
But he was raised in the construction industry and he couldn’t escape the gratifying feeling involved
with his previous purchase and renovation of his rental property. He decided to buy and renovate a
condominium as rental property #2. And others followed.
Vaz remembers feeling torn between his accomplished master training career and the heart tug he felt
from construction. Fate intervened in 2017 when two friends from his church asked him his opinion on a
business they were creating. Vaz recalls, “Their idea was to provide homeowners seeking home
improvements with a trustworthy company that offers a stress-free customer experience and the finest
quality workmanship. The more we talked the more we realized that our values and dreams were
aligned. Before we finished that conversation, I wanted in on this venture and they concurred.”
At Cobex, Vaz is responsible for the business operations and supervises the team of Project Consultants
that work directly with homeowners to understand their home improvement dreams and the best path
to make them a reality. “The most rewarding part of Cobex’s early success is that our customers value
what we are bringing to the marketplace. We remove the stress, hassle and cynicism from home
improvement. They comment all the time that we really are a different kind of home improvement
Vaz and his Wife Marina have two young sons and two dogs. When he has the chance to play, he enjoys
fitness, hiking and reading. Vaz values his weekends, “I surround myself with faith, family and friends. It
is my opportunity to remind myself what is really important, to be thankful for every bit of it and to
recharge my batteries for the upcoming challenges of growing our business.”
“It is a true blessing to satisfy my life’s purpose by building a successful home improvement company
with two friends I respect and trust. I bounce out of bed each morning eager and grateful to fulfill my
Grandfathers vision for me upon arriving in America. I am proud that we have created a family focused
company that provides jobs for those that share our vision of integrity and hard work. Every day, in
every way, I try to be better and I’m pleased that my fellow Cobex team members do the same. What
we are building is truly special!”