The Bad Lizard Story

Johnnie H. Rominger and Trevor J. Flanagan are the creators and owners of Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz. These two have been friends for a very long time, ever since they first met in kindergarten. At a young age, they developed a bond that would go on to last over 35 years.

Growing up, Johnnie and Trevor discovered their passion for building things. Whether it was a tower made of blocks or a house made of 2x4s, they loved to build. They got older, their creations got bigger. As they grew, they always remembered that there was one big thing separating them from their competition: Quality. That strict attention to quality became the bar they would set when hiring others, especially the subcontractors they would use for their projects.

When it came to the stone countertop fabrication and installation for their projects, they always felt that what was available to them here in West Virginia was lacking. The companies providing these services did not have the quality or the professionalism they felt they deserved, so they decided to go out and build that company from the ground up.

They decided they could provide something better, so in early 2014 they hatched the ideals and characteristics that Bad Lizard would go on to demonstrate. In May, Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz came to be an official WV born-and-bred company.

That summer, along with some of the area’s finest stone fabricators and installers, they opened up their fabrication facility in Clarksburg, WV. Their mission statement is simple: To give the client the utmost in quality craftsmanship, to display professionalism with each interaction, and to provide the largest selection of stone slabs in the area!

“When we are finished with your installation, you will remember us. Maybe because of our name, maybe because of our slogan, but I can assure you that every time you have friends or family over to your home, someone will compliment you on your stone countertops. It is at that point you will remember the great experience you had with Bad Lizard Granite & Quartz.”

Johnnie Signature

Johnnie Rominger, Owner

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Meet the Team

Trevor J. Flanagan

Co-Owner and Construction Manager

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I helped start Bad Lizard and have worked here for seven years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have been in residential and commercial construction for 20 years. 

About Me: I graduated from Fairmont State College with a Marketing/Management Bachelor’s degree.  I then served for six years in the U.S. Army Reserves as a heavy equipment operator.  I have built, remodeled and flipped homes for over 20 years.  In my spare time, I enjoy working on a project home to lease or flip.  I also operate several residential and commercial properties as a leasing company.  

Favorite Thing About My Job: My favorite thing about my job is that I enjoy coming to work with our team who is more like my family.  Everyone works well together here.  It’s also satisfying to see the kitchens transform from before Bad Lizard to after.

Johnnie H. Rominger

Co-Owner and Shop Foreman

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I helped start Bad Lizard and have worked here for seven years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have worked for 20+ years in construction.

About Me: I’m married to Dr. Jaclyn E Rominger (locally known as Dr. J), and we have two miniature dachshunds, Luke Duke and Bo Duke.  I love shotgun sports like sporting clays, five stand, and fitasc.  I love spending time with my wife on a getaway vacation or even a simple night out for dinner.  Together, the four of us love spending time on our boat on Cheat Lake.

Favorite Thing About My Job:  I have three favorite things about my job.  First, I love that we get to be a small part of making someone’s dream home or dream remodel happen!  We get to put the final touches on the project, and we get to see the customer’s expression when they realize that all the time and hard work has finally paid off.  Secondly, I love coming to work every day because of the fantastic crew that Trevor and I have assembled here.  You’re only as good as the team behind you and we have a great team!  We have a great group of craftsmen, and we all deliver a rock-solid product! (pun intended).  Thirdly, I love how the communities we serve have accepted us.  Our success has allowed us to give back to those communities through youth sports sponsorships, individual nonprofit donations, and giving to larger organizations like the United Way.  Continuing to have the ability to be able to give back to those that give to you makes it so easy to come to work every morning!

Paul Blake

Templator/Construction

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for one year. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have 25 years of experience in the construction industry.. 

About Me: I am married and we have two children.  In my spare time, I enjoy mountain biking, kayaking, hiking and snow skiing.  My favorite thing to do on the weekends is working on home projects with my family and grilling out. 

Favorite Thing About My Job: My favorite thing about my job is the creative input that it lets me have!

Mark Bunnel

Fabricator

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for two years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have been working since I was 14 years old, so I would estimate around 40+ years of experience from different jobs. 

About Me: In my spare time, I enjoy tinkering around with old cars and trucks.  I also have a horse named Baby, a black lab named Snoop, a cat and a little dog named Peaches.  I have two daughters and four sons, three of whom still live at home.  My grandson, Allen, also lives with us, and he is a joy.  My favorite thing to do is to spend time with my family! 

Favorite Thing About My Job: My favorite thing about my job is that I have a variety of different jobs, which keeps things interesting.  I also work with a great bunch of guys.

TJ Hill

Templator/Construction

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for two and a half years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have two and a half years of industry experience.  

About Me: I am a proud “girl dad” of three and six-year-old daughters.  In my spare time, I enjoy sports, woodworking and watching and playing with my kids! 

Favorite Thing About My Job: My favorite thing about my job is helping our customers and ensuring the cabinets are properly prepped for their new stone.

Timothy Johnson

Lead CNC Operator

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for three and a half years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have three and a half years of industry experience. 

About Me: I am 30 years old, and I have three beautiful children: Timothy Johnson Jr., Qwentin Johnson and Audry Johnson.  My kids keep me going, and they are the reasons why I work so hard.  I also have two dogs.  In my spare time, I love coaching football, baseball, working out and spending time with those that mean the most to me! 

Favorite Thing About My Job:  My favorite thing about my job is that when I wake up in the morning, I have somewhere special to be Monday through Friday.  I show up early to my job, and I do not mind staying late.  The reason for this is because my job feels more like a second home.  The people I work with are amazing, and for once in my life, I feel successful.

Scott Means

Sales Associate

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for one year.

Years of Industry Experience: I have 3 years of industry experience. 

About Me: I was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia, in the Broad Oaks section of town. I am married to Elizabeth Means, a local pharmacist at the VA in Clarksburg, WV. I studied Criminal Justice and Business Management at Fairmont State University. I enjoy trout fishing, bass fishing and going to my camp in Harman on the weekends.  I have one son, Jake, and two boxers. 

Favorite Thing About My Job: There are several things I love about my job.  I get to work with the friends that I grew up with, and I get to help customers make their kitchen dreams come true!

Levi Ramos

CNC Technician

About Me: I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California.  I’m engaged to Megan Nuzum. We just welcomed a baby girl, Marley Rae Ramos, into this world.  I fell in love with West Virginia because this place is Almost Heaven!  In my spare time, I love to be outdoors.

Favorite Thing About My Job: There are several things that I love about my job. I get to work with a bunch of guys that are more like my family than co-workers. Plus, at Bad Lizard, I feel appreciated. Is it even considered a job when you love what you do?

Robbie Shaw

Sales Manager

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for seven years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have 16 years of industry experience. 

About Me: I was born and raised in Clarksburg, West Virginia.  I played baseball at Fairmont State University and studied Business and Marketing.  In my spare time, I enjoy taking my camper up to the mountains, hiking, mountain biking and going to concerts.  I try to host cookouts for my family and friends as much as possible! 

Favorite Thing About My Job: There are many things that are my favorites about working at Bad Lizard, but the most satisfaction I get is seeing our customers 100% happy when their project is completed!

Ed Way

Installer

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for two and a half years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have two and a half years of industry experience.  

About Me: When I am not working at Bad Lizard, you can find me hunting or fishing. 

Favorite Thing About My Job: My favorite part about my job is the type of work we do, countertop installations.

Jared Young

Lead Installer

Years Worked at Bad Lizard: I have worked at Bad Lizard for five years. 

Years of Industry Experience: I have 11 years of industry experience.  

About Me: I have two children, Gracie and Haley, and three pets, Phoenix, Riley and Luke.  When I am not at work, I like to go camping on the weekends and work on my cars and trucks. 

Favorite Thing About My Job: My favorite part about my job is making dreams come true to one customer at a time! 

More info at 304-GRANITE (472-6483)