Thomas Koch was born in Mannheim, Germany. He dabbled in the arts and became a gourmet pastry chef and ice sculpture artist before moving on to Hotel Management school in Heidelberg Germany. During Thomas’ prior professions, he always was involved with some type of renovation work. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005 Thomas decided to make full time job for his passion for renovations. He brings the precision of the delicate ice sculptures and artistry from his sugar sculptures’ experience into his contract work. The Renaissance Man has now been in New Orleans for 15 years with a wife, two sons and three dogs and many happy customers.